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August 14, 1994
The three Rs of the Whitewater hearings: recuse, react--and redundancy. HUGH GLENN Irvine
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BUSINESS
January 26, 2014 | By Hugo Martín
The nation's airline industry has undergone so many mergers in the last decade that only four airlines and their regional carriers control more than 80% of all domestic air traffic. Despite warnings from consumer advocates, the merger mania is having a positive effect on the industry and is partly responsible for keeping fares low, according to a new study by PwC, the auditing and consulting firm formerly known as PricewaterhouseCoopers. The latest major airline merger was approved last month when American Airlines agreed to unite with US Airways to create the world's largest carrier.
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OPINION
June 15, 2005
Re "Editor's Note," editorial page, June 12: The ongoing change in The Times in the format of the editorial page will do little to comfort the readers who focus on content. Readers who make it to the editorials, or those of us who go there first, deserve better than Sunday's example of the usual Bush bashing in your front-page African piece and Michael Kinsley's Iraq negative redundancy. Jack Weber Oxnard
NATIONAL
May 16, 2013 | By Neela Banerjee and Wes Venteicher, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - The Interior Department proposed new rules to regulate hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas on federal land Thursday, drawing criticism from environmentalists that it had weakened an earlier draft to placate industry. Industry officials were not mollified, however, reiterating their objections to federal standards. Last year, they criticized the department's earlier draft rules as inflexible and onerous. "We are proposing some common-sense updates that increase safety while also providing flexibility and facilitating coordination with states and tribes," Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said.
SPORTS
November 6, 1999
It is no wonder that our children do not know how to speak properly. Especially bad are the [broadcast] sports commentators. If it is not poor grammar, it is out-and-out redundancy. For example, during halftime of the Florida State-Auburn game on Oct. 23, one of the talking heads said, "It is hard to catch up from behind." JACK DANIELS Los Angeles
OPINION
September 19, 1999
All of the temporary fixes that delay the implementation of area code overlays are just that. In the not too distant future all telephone numbers will include the area code for everyone in the U.S. The spread and utilization of communications are growing too rapidly for it not to happen. What The Times has failed to point out is the utter redundancy of dialing the 1 in front of the real 10-digit number. Since we in the overlay area must dial all 10 digits no matter whom we call, the leading 1 is totally unnecessary.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 13, 1988 | MARLENA DONOHUE
Richard Milani and Peter Nagy manipulate the hyper-real, out-of-focus, schematic representation associated with media reproduction processes such as color separation, electronic transmission of imagery and Ben Day dotting. They use the format to comment on the information glut and the technology that duplicates information to the point of blurring context and meaning in an addictive white noise.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 1990
The prime-time television schedule now has two series whose titles are redundancies: "Unsolved Mysteries" and "Equal Justice." GEORGE D. PUTNAM Santa Monica
NEWS
June 19, 1995 | GEORGE SKELTON
So how many times does Gov. Pete Wilson get to "announce" that he's running for President? That he's really running, honest? Answer: As many times as he can get away with it. As many times as we in the news media treat his reiterations as "announcements." In recent elections, candidacy "announcements" have gotten out of control. They have become boring rituals, with sophomoric antics substituting for suspense. Typically, the candidate already has been running for weeks or months.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 2000
Re "The Case of the Missing Pool Fencing Statute" (Oct. 3): The Board of Supervisors is being asked to reenact a deleted law requiring pools to be fenced despite the fact that California has a state code requiring the same. The reason for this redundant legislation, as given by county officials, is that people--especially children--are still being hurt, and that there is therefore a need for "maximum safety requirements." Yet every day, gay citizens are beaten and sometimes killed in hate crimes while legislators decry the need for specifically anti-gay federal hate crime legislation as redundant and unnecessary.
SPORTS
December 25, 2010 | Sam Farmer
When the New York Giants play at Green Bay on Sunday, temperatures are expected to dip into the low teens. Surely, somebody will refer to the "frozen tundra" of Lambeau Field. Funny thing about that phrase, though, is that Vince Lombardi didn't like it, and didn't want it used in the Packers' highlight films. It was coined by Steve Sabol, now president of NFL Films, and he used it in his script for the "Ice Bowl," the 1967 NFL championship game between the Packers and Dallas Cowboys.
OPINION
December 21, 2010
When the state budget is $28 billion in the red with all the easy cuts already made, it's hard to argue with Gov.-elect Jerry Brown for eliminating the Office of the Inspector General, which is run by former L.A. Controller Laura Chick. Chick was tasked with ensuring that California's $50 billion in federal stimulus funding was properly spent, but Brown said her office was "redundant" because the job could easily be assigned to the already established Bureau of State Audits, state Controller's Office or governor's Department of Finance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 2010 | By Abby Sewell and Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
The U.S. trustee and creditors in the Crystal Cathedral bankruptcy proceedings have questioned spending at the Garden Grove-based megachurch, which has long kept its finances under wraps. In documents filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Santa Ana, the trustee and the creditors concluded that the church paid at least three insiders for what appeared to be redundant duties. They also question the six-figure housing allowance paid to Chief Financial Officer Fred Southard, which allowed him to largely avoid federal income taxes, according to tax documents filed in court.
OPINION
August 21, 2009 | Harold Meyerson, Harold Meyerson is editor at large of the American Prospect and an Op-Ed columnist for the Washington Post.
As the state that once embodied the American dream has devolved into an American nightmare, Californians have begun looking for ways to rescue their state from its own dysfunction. We are awash in constitutional proposals, some sensible (eliminating the Legislature's two-thirds-vote requirement for passing a budget or raising taxes; abolishing term limits), some not (enacting a flat tax). In this spirit of reinvention, then, permit me a few modest queries: Why in the world do we have a two-house Legislature?
ENTERTAINMENT
September 16, 2008 | Pete Metzger, Special to The Times
Most of the things that make up the "Star Wars" universe these days -- movies, TV shows, toys and video games -- are lacking the magic that made the original trilogy of films so incredible. Gone are the spectacle and awe. Instead, we get halfhearted disappointments (such as the current "Clone Wars" animated movie). Sadly, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is no exception. It should be an amazing story bridge between Episodes 3 and 4 and one that boasts groundbreaking new artificial intelligence and gaming technology.
BUSINESS
August 14, 2008 | Alana Semuels, Times Staff Writer
Spot Runner Inc., a Los Angeles-based advertising company that has raised at least $111 million in funding from media heavyweights, said Wednesday that it had laid off about 50 workers but planned to hire about 60 as part of a reorganization.
NEWS
April 30, 1998 | JEANNINE STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dear Fashion Police: Will you please help me in my campaign to arrest those fashion mavens who use the redundant expression "strappy sandal"? A sandal is a shoe with straps. Adding the word "strappy" is like saying a human person, or dark black, or--need I go on? Thank you. I feel better already. --BOTHERED IN BURBANK Dear Burb: No, thank you! To be honest, we'd never really thought about the "strappy sandal" issue before, but you do have a point. And it got us thinking.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 2008 | David Ng, Times Staff Writer
Early in the revival of "Klub" at the Actors’ Gang, a peroxide-blond actress with a balloon chest is told by her director that her nose looks crooked. She nonchalantly pulls a power drill from her tool kit, aims it at her face and performs her own rhinoplasty. After the messy operation, she turns to the audience with a gigantic smile as if to say, "Is that better?"
NATIONAL
August 3, 2007 | Ralph Vartabedian and Nicholas Riccardi, Times Staff Writers
A house of cards is how some engineers describe the steel truss system used on the Interstate 35W bridge that collapsed into the Mississippi River, saying that almost any piece of the complex design that failed would have brought down the entire span.
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