November 22, 1987
Hilburn's article is among the most inane that I have ever read in Calendar. Does he truly believe that a popularity poll conducted among the same folks who really care how many buckles Michael Jackson wears will influence millions of English speakers on six continents to change their vocabularies? Or is this just a ruse so that Hilburn could get Bruce Springsteen's name in print on a slow news day? HOWARD WILSON Fullerton
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1989 |
Linda Ricchio, convicted last month in the so-called "Fatal Attraction" killing of her estranged lover, told her probation officer that she is angry at the victim's family because "they're out to condemn me." "I'm not angry in a threatening way," she said. "I'm just upset that they can't look at this objectively. . . . I mean, Ron (Ruse, the victim) had some involvement with this, too. I had to listen to these people say . . . that he and I were never happy." In a letter to Ruse's family, Ricchio wrote: "I am sorry for the heartache, the anguish, for the loss we have all suffered and endured resulting from this unintentional tragedy."
January 19, 2013 |
Former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o, who has kept a low profile following the news that his girlfriend never existed, spoke Friday evening, saying that he was the victim of the hoax, not one of its perpetrators. "I wasn't faking it," he said in an interview with ESPN's Jeremy Schaap. "I wasn't part of this. " Schaap conducted a 2 1/2-hour interview with Te'o at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., where Te'o is preparing for next month's NFL combine. And, Schaap said, the player was adamant he did not participate in the ruse.
June 28, 2002
Re Joe Loya's cogent remarks in "Rage Behind Bars" (Opinion, June 23): Issues of race and religion have always been at the forefront of our culture. They define us. Like it or not, in their many manifestations they are socially and politically a part of our vernacular and our collective conscience. Unfortunately, today, identifying with one's oppressors has increased the number of bad guys (who were once good guys) exponentially. How easy it has become for society to legitimately perpetuate this ruse and to avoid the very real and more insidious problem of "class."
September 6, 2002 |
The city's neon lights vibrated in the polished hood of the black BMW as it cruised up Las Vegas Boulevard. The man in the passenger seat was instantly recognizable. Fans lined the streets, waving, snapping photos, begging Tupac Shakur for his autograph. Cops were everywhere, smiling. The BMW 750 sedan, with rap magnate Marion "Suge" Knight at the wheel, was leading a procession of luxury vehicles past the MGM Grand Hotel and Caesars Palace, on their way to a hot new nightclub.
October 30, 2011 |
First of three parts Tiffany Lee wanted a car. She was weary of the two-hour bus ride to her job at a UCLA Health System clinic. She hated having to ask friends to drive her 7-year-old son to his asthma treatments. But as a single mother with three children, bad credit and a $27,000-a-year salary, she couldn't find a bank or dealership willing to give her a loan. Then a friend steered her to Repossess Auto Sales in Hawthorne. Another buyer might have balked at the deal she was offered.