October 29, 2009 |
The Rose Bowl brain trust doesn't publicly cheer for schools but it can shake 100 pompoms for number sequences, and the dream countdown for this season's two-game extravaganza is, without question, 4-3-2-1. It's also the countdown to the end for Rose Bowl Chief Executive Mitch Dorger, retiring after this season's Bowl Championship Series title game on Jan. 7. What a way to bow out: No. 4 playing No. 3 in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1 and, six days later, No. 2 putting rose petal to the metal against No. 1. It could happen.
January 5, 2003
Re "114th Tournament of Roses," Jan. 2: By what convoluted path of reasoning did the Rose Parade committee arrive at the decision to include stealth bombers--machines designed to carry weapons of mass destruction, which are the source of death, mutilation and terror to many children of the world--in an event supposedly celebrating "Children's Dreams, Wishes and Imagination"? Joyce Parkhurst Long Beach
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January 13, 2000
Re "Rose Bird Eulogized for Compassion, Strength," Jan. 10: Rose Bird is well known for her principled opposition to the death penalty, which ultimately led to her ouster from the California Supreme Court. But she should be remembered as well for authoring the most significant farm labor law in this country. Before she wrote the controversial Agricultural Labor Relations Act, farm workers had no legal protection when they organized to bargain collectively. Violence and intimidation in the fields were commonplace; farm workers were among the most oppressed workers in our society.
September 3, 2009 |
Fans of defense, jet-quick tailbacks, superstar coaches and pulp-free orange juice are finally going to get their wish: USC and Florida in the Rose Bowl. "It would be awesome," Florida senior quarterback Tim Tebow speculated this summer during a visit Los Angeles. "It would be exciting. I have so much respect for SC." Tebow took an official visit to USC before deciding on Florida, where he has won the Heisman Trophy and helped the Gators to two national titles. Unfortunately, there is one teeny-tiny problem with this expected match-up: Florida and USC will be playing in Pasadena on different days.
April 15, 2010 |
The number of Americans filing claims for jobless benefits unexpectedly increased last week, indicating the improvement in the labor market will take time to unfold. Initial jobless applications increased by 24,000 to 484,000 in the week ended April 10, the highest level since Feb. 20, Labor Department figures showed Thursday. A Labor Department spokesman said the rise in claims was due more to administrative factors reflecting volatility around Easter than economic reasons. Reluctance among some companies to hire is one of the challenges facing the economy as it recovers from the worst recession since the 1930s.
May 16, 1998
Bud Selig says baseball stands by the lifetime ban on Pete Rose. Does that mean when Rose is dead, the ban will be lifted and maybe he will be elected to the Hall of Fame? MICHAEL MAW, Santa Monica