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October 22, 2001
Regarding "They Feel Your Pain" (Oct. 8): Sitting at my desk in a seventh-grade classroom, I looked at my arm--or what I thought was my arm--and the part above the wrist was missing. I felt a numbness in my hand and the left side of my face and an unforgettable fear that brought tears to my eyes. Within less than an hour, the pain began, but the vision returned. This was the beginning of a childhood filled with episodes of headache and vomiting that took as much as two days to a week out of my life.
April 26, 2014 | By Patrick McDonnell and Tom Kington
One helped revolutionize the church, becoming an enduring icon among progressive Roman Catholics who view religion as a vehicle for justice and peace. The other figured in a societal revolution outside the church, earning the adulation of conservatives by battling communism and contributing to the downfall of the Soviet Union. On Sunday, Pope Francis will canonize two pontiffs - John XXIII and John Paul II - in a ceremony here, marking the first time that two popes were made saints at the same time.
May 24, 1992 | Cesar A. Chelala, Cesar A. Chelala is an Argentine scientist and essayist
The constitutional crisis in Peru, the Haitian military's overthrow of Jean-Bertrand Aristide and the violent turn of pro-democracy demonstrations in Thailand highlight a principal weakness in international efforts to promote democracy. There are no legal principles outlawing recognition of de facto military regimes or of those that arbitrarily breach the constitutional order. The establishment of such principles, and the creation of mechanisms for their implementation, would do much to foster democracy throughout the world.
April 26, 2014 | By Maher Abukhater
RAMALLAH, West Bank - Seeking to calm critics of his reconciliation efforts with the militant Hamas group, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday the unity government he plans to head will renounce violence and recognize Israel. Abbas, who rules in the West Bank, and Hamas, the fundamentalist Islamic movement that has controlled the Gaza Strip after ousting Abbas' forces in a brief armed battle in June 2007, reached an agreement on Thursday to reconcile their differences.
April 17, 1992
After all the bloodshed in the now-defunct Yugoslavia, the U.S. has finally decided to follow 50 other nations in recognizing Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia-Herzegovina (April 8)! It's anticlimatic in that it is long overdue! Many lives could have been saved if we had moved sooner in recognizing these republics. DON BENEDICT Whittier
February 21, 1992
Recognizing the fact that most things get done while a President is campaigning for reelection, we ought to make the presidential term of office one year. DON KUMFERMAN Ridgecrest
July 1, 1985
Congratulations to The Times for recognizing the policies of our inept assistant attorney general for civil rights. We could do a lot better than Reynolds. MICHAEL A. BEATTY Inglewood
February 28, 2004
It's odd that the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' board of directors would add an Emmy category for reality/competitive programming (Quick Takes, Feb. 21). Recognizing achievement on so-called reality shows is a contradiction in terms. Christopher Joyce Burbank
July 5, 1996
The Ventura Fire Department's recent announcement that it will provide emergency ambulance service is welcome news. This fills a serious community need. Many thanks to our firefighters and our City Council for recognizing a need and acting. ANNETTE LAZARUS Ventura
October 29, 1986
Bravo! Thank God we still have among us those brave persons in recognized high places in the secular world who are capable of recognizing truth and recognizing a man of peace, a man of truth, a man who propounds real, true peace. Elie Wiesel is a man of peace who believes that man is not evil, but that man is capable of incredible evil. He calls on all mankind to wake up from unconsciousness to become consciously aware of why and how such monstrous degradations and mass murders of human beings were permitted in the past and are permitted in the present.
March 28, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
Gay rights advocates in Michigan cheered Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr.'s announcement Friday that the federal government will recognize about 300 same-sex marriages hastily performed March 22. But the small victory translates to more complications for some newlyweds. After a federal judge struck down the state's gay marriage ban March 21, Deborah Dolney, 28, and her fiancee, Jessie-Mae Secord, 33, seized the opportunity to get married. Four counties opened their offices the next day to issue marriage licenses, and Dolney and Secord were among those in line.
March 27, 2014 | By Gary Klein
Su'a Cravens made a bold debut last season. The USC safety intercepted a pass in the opener and went on to earn recognition as a freshman All-American. Cravens is aiming higher in 2014. He strives for first-team All-American honors. He seeks inclusion on the list for the Thorpe Award, presented annually to the top defensive back in college football. "I'm shooting for the stars," Cravens said Thursday. "You won't go anywhere if you don't. " The 6-1, 215-pound Cravens started all but one game and intercepted four passes last season.
March 17, 2014 | By Kathleen Hennessey, Christi Parsons and Sergei L. Loiko
WASHINGTON - In the most direct East-West confrontation since the Cold War, the White House and the European Union imposed sanctions against more than two dozen Russian and Ukrainian officials Monday and threatened more penalties if Moscow does not back down in Crimea. However, Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a decree that recognized Crimea as "sovereign and independent" after Sunday's overwhelming vote there in favor of secession from Ukraine. Legislators in Crimea on Monday declared the region independent of Ukraine and set a course to formally join Russia: They adopted the Russian ruble as the official currency and began to nationalize assets of the Ukrainian government and state-owned companies.
March 8, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
Four same-sex couples in Indiana, including two who legally married in other states, filed a federal lawsuit Friday seeking to invalidate the Hoosier State's definition of marriage as being between a man and a woman. The plaintiffs want either to be allowed to wed or to have their marriages recognized by Indiana, granting them in either case the same legal protections as opposite-sex couples. At the center of their argument is the U.S. Supreme Court's decision last year to strike down the federal Defense of Marriage Act on the grounds that it discriminated against same-sex couples.
March 6, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
LAS VEGAS - The USA Today headline about a NASCAR exhibition race said it all. “Tony Stewart, Danica Patrick, boyfriend crash at Daytona,” the headline declared last month. Who's the “boyfriend”? Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Stenhouse is a second-year driver in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series after an accomplished stint in its lower-tier Nationwide Series, where he earned consecutive championships in 2011-12. But as Stenhouse readily admits, he's known mainly for dating Patrick, who's one of the nation's most recognized sports figures and is also in her sophomore year in the Cup series.
February 5, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
Despite persistent polarization in Washington, a bipartisan consensus is emerging around the proposition that too many Americans are incarcerated for too long. Democrats tend to emphasize the injustice of excessive sentences that disproportionately affect racial minorities. Republicans are more likely to stress the cost of over-incarceration. But the common ground is real and significant. Last week, by a vote of 13 to 5, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the Smarter Sentencing Act, sponsored by Sens.
May 8, 2000
How did [the writer] miss the Sports Walk in San Pedro ("The Paths of Greatness," April 2)? It has been in place for many years; it starts at Pepper Tree Plaza at 6th and Harbor, and runs west up both sides of 6th Street. It started out as a way of recognizing local sports greats and then added others of national fame. --JOHN GILHULY San Pedro
November 13, 1988
It is sad that within hours our government was trying to find and stamp out a "virus" that was killing files in computers across the nation, when in fact this is the same government that allowed for many years to go by before recognizing a virus, AIDS, that had already taken hundreds of lives and would stamp out thousands more. STEVEN C. REMS Long Beach
January 23, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
MIAMI - Thanks for the All-Star votes, Kobe Bryant wanted his fans to know, but, uh, don't expect him to play in the game. When Bryant was announced Thursday as a starter in the Feb. 16 game, he said it was "always a tremendous honor" but had no desire to play in New Orleans that weekend. "No, I don't think so," he said flatly. How come? "With all due respect to the fans who voted me in, and I certainly appreciate that ... but you've got to do the right thing as well.
January 13, 2014 | By Cindy Carcamo
AKELA FLATS, N.M. - Each year, Emily Haozous joins other Fort Sill Apache tribal members in a mountain spirit dance in Oklahoma. But the spirits they pay tribute to and invoke for power and protection belong to a mountain more than 600 miles to the west, in the tribe's ancestral homeland in southwestern New Mexico. More than a century ago, Apaches with lineage to Geronimo were driven from New Mexico and taken as prisoners of war before eventually being released in Oklahoma. Now, the tribe's 700-plus members want to return to the yucca-speckled desert town of Akela Flats.
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