August 26, 2006
Regarding the "Cheating in Sports" stories on Aug. 20, there's not much mystery about why cheaters cheat: They cheat for victory, for fame and for wealth. The more interesting question is why the rest of us aren't turned off by the betrayals. Why do we keep rooting for Barry Bonds, Marion Jones and all the floppers in basketball and soccer? Must be because we think cheating isn't a big deal. BOB STONE Los Angeles Recent articles denouncing performance-enhancing drugs have vilified such professional athletes as Marion Jones, Floyd Landis and Justin Gatlin.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 2000
Re "Worker Turnover Rises Under Manager Landeros," July 16. How much did it cost the city to commission a study that found morale among city employees to be at an all-time low? How much did it cost the city to lose 233 employees during the "intense" Donna Landeros' reign thus far? And how much did it cost to hire and train their replacements? How much further will it cost the city before the City Council gets wise to this petty dictator and fires her? By definition, Ms. Landeros' job is to manage the city's affairs and its employees.
August 6, 2012 |
Although there's no resolution in sight to the NFL's lockout of officials, a historic moment for the league is just around the corner. Shannon Eastin is on the verge of becoming the first woman to work as an on-field official in a game, as she has been assigned as a line judge for Green Bay's exhibition game Thursday at San Diego. Eastin has been a referee for high school games in Arizona as well as in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, which includes Bethune-Cookman, Coppin State and Howard University.
December 17, 1985 |
American Medical Optics, the Santa Ana eye product division of American Hospital Supply Corp., has developed and will begin marketing two kinds of permanent lenses for people who have had cataract surgery, American Hospital said Monday. The intraocular lenses, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, correct the vision and serve as artificial replacements for eye lenses removed during cataract surgery.
November 4, 2011
ART Raymond Pettibon For "Desire in Pursuyt of the Whole" — Raymond Pettibon's ninth solo exhibition at Regen Projects — the artist reaches into the cultural grab bag for imagery that offers plenty in the way of pop subtext, political baggage, art/kitsch tension and an off-kilter sense of humor. This heady mix, colliding with phrases and text snippets culled from a variety of sources, makes for enigmatic and pleasantly sensory-overloading works. Regen Projects, 633 N. Almont Drive, L.A. Opening reception 6-8 p.m. Free.
April 14, 1989 |
The number of days taken off by teachers during the school year is not an area of particular concern according to an Orange County Department of Education official. What is of concern is the problem of how to replace these individuals, often on short notice, when the pool of fully-accredited replacements is limited. Part of the reason for the dearth of replacements is the recent enactment of more stringent teacher certification requirements, which has effectively reduced the number of qualified substitutes.
September 26, 2012 |
The deal is done: The regular NFL officials are coming back for Week 4. NFL executive Greg Aiello tweeted: "Pleased to report that an agreement has been reached with the NFL Referees Association. " Multiple reports, including one on NFL.com citing a league source, said a deal was reached Wednesday night after back-to-back days of marathon negotiations that were spurred by a blown call that cost the Green Bay Packers a win over the Seahawks in Seattle on Monday night. The deal was first reported by ProFootballTalk.com.
October 2, 2012 |
A late summer symphony of labor struggle in the arts that has seen lockouts involving orchestras in Indianapolis and Atlanta and a full-scale strike on the part of the Chicago Symphony Orchesta continues. The musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra failed to reach an agreement with management on a new contract by the midnight deadline Sunday and as a result, management has locked them out of their jobs. The orchestra has canceled performances through Nov. 25. In a storyline that's become all too grimly familiar, management rejected the Minnesota musicians' appeals for arbitration and allowing the orchestra to play as talks continue.
September 9, 2012 |
Shannon Eastin is in the starting lineup, set to become the first female official in an NFL regular-season game. The 42-year-old has been assigned to work the Rams-Lions game Sunday in Detroit, where she will be the line judge. Of course, this historic moment comes courtesy of a labor disagreement between the regular officials and the NFL, which is using replacements to start the season, Eastin among them. Eastin, who has 16 years of experience, including most recently with the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, worked NFL exhibition games this summer, making her debut during the Packers-Chargers preseason game.