July 25, 2013
Re "America's broadband blues," July 23 Harold Feld fails to deliver much analytic value. Instead of attacking my New York Times opinion piece as Pollyanna advocacy because he doesn't approve of the facts, Feld should digest the impact that changing circumstances have on Internet policy. Independent research finds that broadband is now available to more than 99% of U.S. homes, and the speed of U.S. broadband networks is improving rapidly: While they were 22nd worldwide in 2009, they're now 8th and rising.
June 2, 2013
Re "Raising an alarm - and his income," May 19 Your article alleging that I didn't adequately reveal a conflict of interest doesn't mention that the "About the Author" page of my 2003 bioterrorism report explicitly stated that I was "a director of the Human Genome Sciences Corporation. " Moreover, readers who pursue your article to its 58th paragraph will find that it acknowledges that in the 2003 report, far from obscuring any conflict, I wrote: "As a member of the Board of Directors of Human Genome Sciences, a NASDAQ listed company, I have encouraged the company in its efforts to develop an anthrax antitoxin.
April 1, 1996 |
When they weren't whipping up dishes, they were cracking jokes, sipping bubbly, mingling with guests. For the chefs participating in the premiere benefit for the California Culinary Team, it was as much play as work at the Robert Mondavi Wine & Food Center in Costa Mesa. "Cooking with your heart is fun," said Michel Richard, owner of Citrus restaurant in Los Angeles, a haunt of the celebrity set. "It's not work, it's passion!"
April 1, 1997
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME SCORES 1939--Oregon 46, Ohio State 33 1940--Indiana 60, Kansas 42 1941--Wisconsin 39, Washington St. 34 1942--Stanford 53, Dartmouth 38 1943--Wyoming 46, Georgetown 34 1944--Utah 42, Dartmouth 40 OT 1945--Oklahoma A&M 49, New York 45 1946--Oklahoma A&M 43, N. Carolina 40 1947--Holy Cross 58, Oklahoma 47 1948--Kentucky 58, Baylor 42 1949--Kentucky 46, Oklahoma State 36 1950--CCNY 71, Bradley 68 1951--Kentucky 68, Kansas State 58 1952--Kansas 80, St.
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May 8, 1998
Off in a corner, obscured from view by the European excitement over a single currency and transparent borders, stands a hard little nut, the divided island of Cyprus. Not even Richard Holbrooke, Washington's No. 1 steamroller, has been able to crack it. A head-on approach never will. The salvation of Cyprus, populated by a Greek Cypriot majority and a Turkish minority, lies in the mother capitals, Athens and Ankara. That's where pressure should be applied.
October 3, 1991 |
With family members at his bedside at Long Beach Community Hospital, Richard Washington vowed that he will return next fall to play football at the University of Washington. Washington, 18, was one of eight people injured Sept. 20 when their rented van collided head-on with a car traveling the wrong way on Interstate 5 near Medford, Ore. Seven of the injured, including Washington, are redshirt freshmen on the Washington team.
June 13, 2010 |
1963-64 (30-0) Championship game: UCLA 98, Duke 83, at Kansas City, Mo. The team: Steve Brucker, Fred Slaughter, Doug McIntosh, Vaughn Hoffman, Keith Erickson, Kim Stewart, Kenny Washington, Gail Goodrich, Jack Hirsch, Rich Levin, Walt Hazzard, Kent Graham, Mike Huggins, Chuck Darrow. The season: At the beginning of the season, this team wasn't even ranked in the national top 50. It was Wooden's shortest team to win a national title (center Fred Slaughter was only 6-5)
April 1, 1986 |
This being the morning after the night the Final Four became the Big One, the sporting world is busy saluting a new college coaching genius. His name, this year, is Denny Crum. This is the way it should be. A guy's got to be a genius to put together a team, keep the players from jumping school or flunking class, dodge the NCAA snoops, keep the philanthropic alumni in check and survive the 500-team NCAA tournament draw, or whatever number it's up to these days.