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September 1, 1985
Having returned from almost a month in Nicaragua, I was glad to read your editorial (Aug. 7), "Reckless and Wrong," calling plans to double the forces of the contras "a reckless and mistaken proposal." I concur 100% in that assertion but take issue with the further statement that declares that "the Sandinista revolution has been corrupted by those who now rule." My experience and analysis tell me something different. I spent time in the cities and in the countryside of Nicaragua and heard people speak proudly of the tangible effects of the Sandinista revolution: neighborhoods with roads finally paved, a literacy campaign that touched people who never had the opportunity to learn to read and write, and a successful health campaign against such diseases as measles and polio.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 20, 2014 | By Martin Tsai
"McCanick" features the late "Glee" star Cory Monteith in his final role. He plays Simon Weeks, a hustler who has just completed his prison sentence after a cop named McCanick (David Morse) framed him for killing a congressman. Against his captain's order, McCanick seeks Simon out. Here we have a police procedural that pretty much rejects standard operating procedure, leaving the audience to wonder whether writer Daniel Noah meant to create such an unbelievably sloppy and reckless officer or simply didn't do any homework on law-enforcement protocol.
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BUSINESS
September 15, 2009 | Jim Puzzanghera and Walter Hamilton
President Obama, in a speech today on a key anniversary in the financial crisis, said "the storms of the past two years are beginning to break," but warned Wall Street that "normalcy cannot lead to complacency." Obama said some in the financial industry already are forgetting the lessons of the crisis, which was triggered when legendary investment bank Lehman Bros. collapsed into bankruptcy a year ago today. That failure helped create a market panic that turned the recession that began in late 2007 into the worse economic downturn since the Great Depression.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 24, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Hit a cop car, don't go to jail - such is life for Amanda Bynes, who on Monday entered a no-contest plea to reckless driving in a case that had started with the former actress being accused of driving under the influence in April 2012. In exchange for her plea to "wet reckless," L.A. Now reported, Bynes will serve three years of probation and attend three months of alcohol-education classes. "Wet reckless" is reportedly the lowest charge prosecutors can seek in a DUI case. Her attorney entered the plea on her behalf.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 25, 2009 | BETSY SHARKEY, FILM CRITIC
"The Boys Are Back," a sun-and-sorrow drenched story of love, loss and "free range" fatherhood starring Clive Owen, takes you back to a time not so long ago when kids hopped on bikes without helmets, jumped into lakes without water wings and onto trampolines without spotters, racing through childhood with reckless abandon. And reckless abandon is probably the best attitude to adopt when watching this affectionate but sometimes terrifying tale of primal parenting in the hands of a Peter Pan of a dad. Based loosely on British political reporter Simon Carr's difficult yet droll memoir recounting his attempts to rebuild his family after the death of his wife, it is a good story to put in the hands of director Scott Hicks, who has proved especially adept at films about men in crisis.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1998
Re "High Court Says Police Not Liable in Chase Suits," May 27. Our U.S. Supreme Court turned a blind eye to reckless high-speed police pursuits that kill and maim children and innocent adults. Now, in California, police have virtually no accountability to victims who die or live broken, burned and scarred. Now, without accountability, police pursuits can scream through school zones or forget sirens and race through intersections, jumping sidewalks and causing bystander death and mayhem.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1985
For the first time that I have seen in any publication, Stanton Peele mentioned keeping reckless sober drivers off the roads, and I congratulate both Peele and The Times. A drunk driver is a reckless driver and should be jailed and then prevented from driving. But a sober reckless driver is also dangerous, and while he may not deserve jail, that person should not be allowed to drive. Of the 50,000 people killed in the United States each year in highway accidents, half the total is caused by drunk drivers and half by sober drivers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 2008 | TONY PERRY
A Marine has been sentenced to 30 months in the brig and a bad-conduct discharge after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter and reckless driving in a Humvee rollover in Iraq that killed one Marine and injured two. Lance Cpl. Michael Valdez of Pueblo, Colo., admitted guilt for the Nov. 28, 2007, accident near Al Asad, Iraq, that killed Cpl. Allen C. Roberts. During his court-martial, Valdez admitted that he was driving the Humvee in a reckless manner so that it would "fish-tail."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1998
Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin's plea for additional IMF funding to pay off foreign investments of speculators and imprudent bankers makes hollow his avowed belief in private enterprise (Sept. 17). Asking the government for welfare to bail out the sinking boats of reckless free enterprisers misdirects aid from the needy to the greedy. WILLIAM N. McNAIRN Palos Verdes Estates
NATIONAL
June 28, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
The mastermind behind a multimillion-dollar scheme to loot hundreds of corpses, including that of "Masterpiece Theatre" host Alistair Cooke, and sell bone and tissue for transplants was sentenced to 18 to 54 years in prison. Michael Mastromarino, 44, who owned New Jersey-based Biomedical Tissue Services, pleaded guilty to enterprise corruption, body stealing and reckless endangerment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2014 | By Richard Winton
Actress Amanda Bynes was convicted Monday of reckless driving in April 2012 when she crashed into an L.A. County sheriff's deputy's cruiser. Her no-contest plea was entered by her attorney, Richard Hutton, a renowned expert on driving-under-the-influence cases. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Edward Moreton sentenced the "She's the Man" star to three years of probation and three months of alcohol education classes, said Jane Robison, an L.A. County district attorney's spokeswoman.
NATIONAL
February 10, 2014 | By David Zucchino
The captain went down with his ship. The body of Capt. Robin Walbridge, a stubborn and profane seaman who often said he feared no storm, was never found after the tall ship Bounty sank in the Atlantic Ocean after being pummeled by Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 29, 2012. The ship's sinking can now be laid at the feet of its dead captain. It was largely Walbridge's fault that the ship was destroyed by the storm 110 miles off Cape Hatteras, N.C., according to a National Transportation Safety Board investigation.
SPORTS
January 28, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
Florida authorities have dropped a reckless-driving charge against Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, the state attorney's office announced Tuesday. Puig was arrested last month after his Mercedes-Benz was clocked traveling 110 mph in a 70-mph zone, officials said. A video of the arrest, which became public, showed the Florida Highway Patrol officer on the scene becoming incensed when discovering Puig's mother was in the vehicle. However, in speaking with the officer, the state attorney's office said it determined that on the morning of the incident, traffic was “moderate to light,” the weather was clear and the roads were dry. Also, the office said, Puig wasn't observed weaving in and out of traffic or losing control of his vehicle, was sober and had a valid Florida driver's license.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 2014 | By Julie Cart
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's inspector general will investigate a federal agency whose mission is to exterminate birds, coyotes, mountain lions and other animals that threaten the livelihoods of farmers and ranchers. The investigation of U.S. Wildlife Services is to determine, among other things, "whether wildlife damage management activities were justified and effective. " Biologists have questioned the agency's effectiveness, arguing that indiscriminately killing more than 3 million birds and other wild animals every year is often counterproductive.
SPORTS
December 29, 2013 | Bill Plaschke
A white Mercedes allegedly traveling 110 mph has flattened the Dodgers with the organization's most frightening, frustrating truth. The richest team in baseball cannot buy the safety, security or even the simple undivided attention of its most popular player. Yasiel Puig continues to careen toward calamity and there doesn't seem to be anything anybody can, or will, do about it. For the second time this year, Puig has been charged with reckless driving, after his arrest Saturday on an Everglades-choked stretch of South Florida highway known as Alligator Alley.
SPORTS
December 28, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was arrested on suspicion of reckless driving Saturday morning in Florida after his Mercedes-Benz was clocked traveling 110 mph in a 70-mph zone, police said. The arrest came less than two months after Puig had speeding-related charges dropped in Tennessee. Puig, who makes his off-season home in Miami, was driving westbound on Interstate 75 between Naples and Fort Lauderdale when he was pulled over, said Lt. Greg Bueno of the Florida Highway Patrol.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1986
Your editorial (Dec. 20), "Honor and Dishonor," was really simplistic and off the mark. You state that lie detector tests are unreliable, and that the mind-set underlying the President's order to administer them is shabby and squalid, and then you conclude that the government is reckless to employ the polygraph and forfeits the respect of decent citizens. Poppycock. Hasn't the country been badly served by government employees who recklessly release sensitive if not confidential pieces of information?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2009 | Dan Weikel
A La Jolla helicopter pilot who was videotaped having oral sex with a Swedish porn actress while flying over San Diego lost his appeal Tuesday to overturn the March 12 revocation of his commercial pilot's license by the Federal Aviation Administration. After a three-hour hearing in Gardena, William R. Mullins, an administrative law judge for the National Transportation Safety Board, ruled that David Keith Martz, 52, had deliberately engaged in "grossly reckless conduct" during the flight May 29, 2005.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 2013 | By Martin Tsai
Northern Irish playwright Lisa McGee fashioned her piece "Jump" as a comedic thriller - likely with 1990s Quentin Tarantino in mind, with wisecracking thugs and reckless lovebirds teleported between different timelines in a maze-like narrative. When first staged in the 2000s, critics noted the play's cinematic potential. However, the humorless film adaptation by director Kieron J. Walsh (of "When Brendan Met Trudy") and writing partner Steve Brookes brings to mind something other than pulp fiction.
SPORTS
November 6, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Good thing Yasiel Puig made all those trips to help that orphanage in Zambia. Wait, that was Clayton Kershaw? Well, Puig obviously had some involvement, because a judge in Tennessee was impressed enough that he read a letter aloud in court Wednesday detailing his community efforts before dismissing a reckless driving and speeding charge. While still with the double-A Chattanooga Outlooks back in April, Puig had been arrested for driving 97 mph in a 50-mph zone shortly after 1 a.m. His hearing on the charges had been postponed several times because Puig had moved on to the Dodgers and was out of town.
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