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September 22, 1985
In answer to Sherry Lee Snider (Letters, The Irony of It All, Aug. 4) : Dear Sherry, Look at it this way. We all dream of what our home will be like when the kids are away to college, the pets are gone to animal heaven and our beer tastes have matured to wine. Hang in there a little longer. Meanwhile, please let Home keep the dream alive. Harry Emerson Apple Valley
January 9, 2013 | By Jenny Deam, Los Angeles Times
CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Prosecutors closed their circle of evidence against James E. Holmes on Wednesday, depicting him as a methodical and ruthless killer who plotted for months to attack as many people as possible in a packed suburban movie theater. "He didn't care who he killed or how many he killed. He wanted to kill them all," Assistant Dist. Atty. Karen Pearson said at the end of a preliminary hearing to determine whether there was enough evidence to try Holmes on 166 counts of murder, attempted murder and weapons charges in the rampage that killed 12 people and injured at least 70 others in Aurora, Colo.
March 15, 1986
Kudos for The Times' concise rebuttal of a creationist student's claim that the Earth's age is not known. Your editorial strikes a blow for rationality. Congratulations. FRANK T. AWBREY WILLIAM M. THWAITES San Diego Awbrey and Thwaites are in the Biology Department at San Diego State University.
June 17, 2012 | By Maeve Reston
Mitt Romney and Barack Obama don't agree on much these days in their battle for the White House, but they have displayed some similar traits - their reserve, their cool, cerebral approach to problems and their preference for a deliberative decision-making process with the help of a team willing to challenge their views. When Obama was running for the White House in 2008, he told reporters that he drew inspiration from Doris Kearns Goodwin's biography of Abraham Lincoln, "Team of Rivals.
April 5, 1987
Not only was Marlee Matlin's Oscar victory a satisfying response to her wonderful performance in "Children of a Lesser God," but it was a gratifying rebuttal to Rex Reed's inane comments about her (Outtakes, March 22). I do not agree, however, that Reed should no longer be given newspaper space, simply because he's mentally impaired. With that attitude, how many critics would be left? BARRY CUTLER Los Angeles
August 21, 1986 | CARMEN VALENCIA, Times Staff Writer
A recall effort against City Councilmen Jack W. Parks and Thomas E. Jackson has been stalled for the second time, after the city clerk ruled a petition insufficient because it contained typographical errors. City Clerk Marilyn Boyette said the recall petition--which must be certified by the clerk before it can be circulated--had misspelled words, improperly indented paragraphs and left some words not capitalized. The petition was returned to proponents Joe M.
May 16, 1987
The article by Ramona Ripston and Katherine Spiller (Editorial Pages, April 10) criticizes the present method of confirming California Supreme Court nominees. They appear to misunderstand the existing process. Before the governor makes his nomination, he must send potential nominees' names to the State Bar of California (the organization to which all attorneys belong) for a detailed review consisting of a survey of hundreds of lawyers, a background investigation, and interviews with the candidates themselves.
The Menendez family estate, once valued at up to $14 million, is virtually depleted, it was disclosed Tuesday at Lyle and Erik Menendez's murder trial. Shrunken by taxes, legal fees and other costs, Jose and Kitty Menendez's estate is worth no more than $800,000--and has debts at least that high, defense lawyer Leslie Abramson said in court. Probate records are sealed and the defense had kept financial figures secret throughout the trial.
December 19, 2008 | JOEL STEIN
I have never been so upset by a poll in my life. Only 22% of Americans now believe "the movie and television industries are pretty much run by Jews," down from nearly 50% in 1964. The Anti-Defamation League, which released the poll results last month, sees in these numbers a victory against stereotyping. Actually, it just shows how dumb America has gotten. Jews totally run Hollywood. How deeply Jewish is Hollywood?
January 6, 1985
In rebuttal to John Rollins' Dec. 2 letter re the Beverly Beyer and Ed Rabey articles, I must say that I look forward to their articles, which my husband and I find breezy, entertaining and very factual. I often clip and refer to them for information on different cities we travel to. After all, Mr. Rollins, this is a travel section, in fact the best in the country, and I look forward to all the articles each Sunday. ANN SHOTLAND Solana Beach
August 12, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
President Obama's three-day tour of the Midwest next week includes two stops in Iowa, a state that the Republicans hoping to unseat him in 2012 have been saturating for much of the week. He'll arrive barely 48 hours after the results of this weekend's straw poll are announced. But the timing is purely coincidental, the White House said Friday. "We sort of have a rule, which is just because Republican candidates are campaigning in a certain state, that doesn't prevent us from going there.
July 4, 2011 | Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Jurors began deliberating Monday in the Casey Anthony murder trial after hearing prosecutors argue the woman killed her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, because the toddler interrupted her carefree partying and love life. Prosecutors in their rebuttal closing argument earlier Monday said the defense's assertion that Caylee's death was an "accident that snowballed out of control" made no sense. Anthony's attorneys say the girl drowned in the family's pool. They have said Anthony panicked and that her father, a former police officer, decided to make the death look like a homicide by placing duct tape over the child's mouth and dumping the body in some nearby woods.
January 25, 2011 | By James Oliphant, Washington Bureau
Rep. Michele Bachmann will decry "an unprecedented explosion of government spending and debt at President Obama's direction unlike anything we have seen in the history of our country" in her State of the Union rebuttal this evening, according to excerpts released by her office. Bachmann, a Minnesota Republican, isn't delivering the official GOP response; instead she's speaking on behalf of the "tea party. " Her remarks will come after the party-sanctioned rebuttal by Rep. Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin, and will be streamed on the website of the political action group Tea Party Express while carried live on CNN. Her choice to offer an alternative response has been greeted with some grousing by other Republicans, but, as has been her political style, Bachmann isn't expected to offer much in terms of conciliatory remarks.
January 22, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli, Washington Bureau
Wisconsin Rep. Paul D. Ryan will deliver the Republican Party's response to President Obama's State of the Union address next week, GOP officials said Friday. The choice of Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, is intended to signal the party's commitment to deficit reduction, party officials said. Ryan will deliver the GOP response Tuesday from the Budget Committee's hearing room. "Paul Ryan is uniquely qualified to address the state of our economy and the fiscal challenges that face our country," House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio)
October 3, 2009 | Richard Simon
To the congressman who represents Gilroy -- the nation's self-proclaimed garlic capital -- Rep. John A. Boehner's declaration earlier this week that a government-run health insurance program would be about as popular as a garlic milkshake, well, it stinks. Democratic Rep. Michael M. Honda on Friday delivered a basket of the stinking rose to the Ohio Republican's Capitol office, while praising the health benefits of garlic and citing public support for a public alternative to private insurance.
August 15, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, vacationing on Oahu, issued a 40-page rebuttal to the bestselling book "The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality," arguing that the author is a fringe bigot peddling rehashed lies. Jerome Corsi's anti-Obama book claims the Illinois senator is a dangerous, radical candidate for president. The book is a compilation of the innuendoes and false rumors about Obama -- for example, that he was raised a Muslim, attended a radical black church and secretly harbors "black rage."
November 2, 2002
Cecil Beaton was no friend of Katharine Hepburn's, nor was he an authority ("What He Really Thought," by Peter Whittle, Oct. 30). I am, having produced her last three films and the very last scene she ever performed in front of a motion picture camera (at a glowing 87 years old) in Truman Capote's "One Christmas." For the last 15 years I've had the profound pleasure of sharing my life and work with this magnificent creature, whose graciousness, kindness, generosity and boundless love of life buoyed my spirits in the bleakest of times.
August 1, 2007 | John Spano, Times Staff Writer
In a surprise announcement, defense attorneys for Phil Spector said Tuesday that they might rest their case today. The record producer will not be called to testify. The prosecution, in turn, said it planned to present rebuttal witnesses for two or three days. As a result, testimony could end by Aug. 9, the date set for a jury tour of Spector's Alhambra mansion, the scene of Lana Clarkson's Feb. 3, 2003, shooting death. "We will rest tomorrow, sort of," said Christopher J.
August 20, 2004 | Steve Chawkins, Times Staff Writer
The stepfather of Michael Jackson's accuser acknowledged in court on Thursday that he and the boy's mother had demanded payment for saying complimentary things about the beleaguered pop star. The career Army officer, referred to in court only as "Mr. Doe," said the woman, who is now his wife, had been offered a house and a college education for her three children in return for appearing in a video rebutting allegations that Jackson had a fondness for young boys.
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