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September 24, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
Former Nutrisource Inc. executive Robert Ligon was sentenced to 15 months in prison for claiming that baked goods he sold to Whole Foods Market Inc. and other health food stores were low fat. Ligon, 52, pleaded guilty to mail fraud for putting false nutritional labels on doughnuts, cookies and rolls and selling them from 1995 to 1997. Some of the products went to an Evanston, Ill., store owned by Whole Foods, the largest U.S. natural-foods grocer, prosecutors said.
May 31, 2010
Regarding your May 24 article on overweight celebrities, "Famously Fat," Kirstie Alley exemplifies for me a case of self-absorption, gluttony and exhibitionism replacing talent, and it irks me to see her splashed on your front page. Please, leave her to her natural home, the tabloids. There must be so many more suitable subjects for the Health section. Marilyn O'Kane Torrance • You report that, despite the advantage of nutritionists, diets and fitness experts, certain celebrities are still getting fatter.
March 29, 2010
Another article about the health risks of obesity without one word about the reason why Americans are getting fatter [Obesity's Role in Cancer March 22]. The most important piece of information is left out. I assume you do not have that information because you would not have deliberately misled your readers. So let me give you the reason, which is easy to discern. Evolution is causing Americans to get fatter. In the 1930s, thinner people died faster than fatter people because of tuberculosis.
November 25, 2010
Fed up with the Fed Re "Bernanke bashers," Opinion, Nov. 19 I almost fell out of my chair when I read that Rep. Ron Paul is portraying the Federal Reserve and its chairman, Ben S. Bernanke, as socialists. Wait, what? Is this the same Bernanke who is an admirer of Alan Greenspan and Milton Friedman, champions of deregulation? Is this the same Fed that has been shirking its regulatory duties for the past 30 years, and has led us to more economic inequality than this country has seen in almost 100 years?
July 31, 1994
Although Katy Butler might have made more clear why Gary Romona won in the landmark repressed-memory trial, she did clarify the issues ("A House Divided," June 26). But she failed to challenge the now conventional wisdom in the debate--that there are only two options regarding those memories: They are either true or false. A third option should not be ignored, one that is associated with Freud. These memories may be remembered fantasies, part of the childhood dream world, inspired by the natural attraction of children for the parent of the opposite sex. Repression of fantasies occurs when the child senses that the fantasies and the feelings they spring from are too threatening.
February 26, 1995
Katy Butler's review of my book, "Making Monsters: Psychotherapy, False Memories and Sexual Hysteria" ("Did Daddy Really Do It?," Feb. 5), so grossly distorts the book's message, the research on which it is based, and the facts it contains, that simple incompetence does not explain this bizarre review. No one reading Butler's review would know it, but in "Making Monsters" Ethan Watters and I write entirely about the victimization of psychotherapy patients by incompetent practitioners.
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