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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 1991
Barnes' analysis of would-be Democratic presidential candidates is quite possibly correct ("Wimp Factor Boomerangs on Democrats"). But what a sad reflection this is on the "peace-loving" American electorate. ERNST JACOBI Malibu
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OPINION
September 19, 2009
Re 'Y'all got Pakistan on your tail," Column One, Sept. 15 The article about the Pakistani center making collections calls is a sad reflection on what is wrong with America today. So many hardworking Americans have gotten into debt because they have lost their jobs when their companies relocated jobs overseas and they had to use credit just to survive. Now those same Americans are being harassed by a collection agency located in Pakistan, which -- to add insult to injury -- uses fake American names, accents and phone numbers to fool the people being called.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1992
I can sympathize with Kimber Jerrils' experience with a pro-choice bumper sticker, but not with her reaction: removing the sticker. We brave people in the pro-choice bumper-sticker crowd have been followed to our cars in public parking lots, had our cars keyed, epithets screamed at us and the finger flipped at us by "Christians" concerned about our morals. We have also had people wave at us, honk encouragement and give the thumbs-up sign. It's unfortunate that Ms. Jerrils ran into two hateful fanatics on the first day of her bumper-sticker use. I would encourage Ms. Jerrils to get another pro-choice bumper sticker and display it proudly.
NEWS
July 15, 1996 | THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Sgt. Gary Wagers and scores of California Highway Patrol officers, the word "duty" took on a suddenly sad and tragic meaning Sunday after one of their own was gunned down during a routine traffic stop. Officer Don Burt was questioning a man in a BMW on Saturday night when the man pulled out a 9-millimeter pistol and pumped six bullets into the officer, then stood over him and fired a fatal round in the eye.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1987
I am compelled to write this letter of concern regarding the series of photographs of two transients that appeared in The Times on May 13. To remain silent, I feel, would be an expression of my approval of this type of journalism. My first thought upon opening to these photographs was that the wrong paper had been delivered to me. This journalistic style is more characteristic of one of San Diego's other newspapers. I am in genuine awe that the Los Angeles Times would print this series of photographs.
OPINION
September 19, 2009
Re 'Y'all got Pakistan on your tail," Column One, Sept. 15 The article about the Pakistani center making collections calls is a sad reflection on what is wrong with America today. So many hardworking Americans have gotten into debt because they have lost their jobs when their companies relocated jobs overseas and they had to use credit just to survive. Now those same Americans are being harassed by a collection agency located in Pakistan, which -- to add insult to injury -- uses fake American names, accents and phone numbers to fool the people being called.
OPINION
March 7, 1993
The Thin Blue Line is a little thinner now with the gunning down and execution killing of two Compton police officers ("Two Compton Officers Slain in Traffic Stop," Feb. 24). It is ironic that such an event should occur just as the second Rodney King incident trial is beginning for four Los Angeles Police Department officers. This tragic but deliberate event should strongly reinforce the fact that all "motorists" are not docile law-abiding citizens, and that peace officers should have our public support for proper weapons search procedures--where public and officer safety are at issue--even with uncooperative and egotistical individuals.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 31, 1992 | KEVIN BRASS
The folks at KFMB-AM (760) can't get their stories straight. On the air, program director and afternoon talk-show host Mark Larson said over and over again last week that he hadn't suspended Ted Leitner. After Leitner's rantings against all that is Republican a week ago Friday, immediately following the convention, Larson and Leitner "mutually agreed" that Leitner would take two days off from the morning show to "cool off," Larson said.
NEWS
July 15, 1996 | THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Sgt. Gary Wagers and scores of California Highway Patrol officers, the word "duty" took on a suddenly sad and tragic meaning Sunday after one of their own was gunned down during a routine traffic stop. Officer Don Burt was questioning a man in a BMW on Saturday night when the man pulled out a 9-millimeter pistol and pumped six bullets into the officer, then stood over him and fired a fatal round in the eye.
BOOKS
February 14, 1993
The story "O.C. Priest Accused by Five Ex-Choir Members" (Feb. 10) is a sad reflection of our society. Everyone has become an expert on morality, abnormality and righteousness. And now the Catholic Church--instead of teaching its sheep the nuances of love--throws the first stone. I am disgusted. Father (Richard T.) Coughlin is a genuinely affectionate teacher who has served his church for nearly seven decades. A champion.
OPINION
March 7, 1993
The Thin Blue Line is a little thinner now with the gunning down and execution killing of two Compton police officers ("Two Compton Officers Slain in Traffic Stop," Feb. 24). It is ironic that such an event should occur just as the second Rodney King incident trial is beginning for four Los Angeles Police Department officers. This tragic but deliberate event should strongly reinforce the fact that all "motorists" are not docile law-abiding citizens, and that peace officers should have our public support for proper weapons search procedures--where public and officer safety are at issue--even with uncooperative and egotistical individuals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1992
I can sympathize with Kimber Jerrils' experience with a pro-choice bumper sticker, but not with her reaction: removing the sticker. We brave people in the pro-choice bumper-sticker crowd have been followed to our cars in public parking lots, had our cars keyed, epithets screamed at us and the finger flipped at us by "Christians" concerned about our morals. We have also had people wave at us, honk encouragement and give the thumbs-up sign. It's unfortunate that Ms. Jerrils ran into two hateful fanatics on the first day of her bumper-sticker use. I would encourage Ms. Jerrils to get another pro-choice bumper sticker and display it proudly.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 31, 1992 | KEVIN BRASS
The folks at KFMB-AM (760) can't get their stories straight. On the air, program director and afternoon talk-show host Mark Larson said over and over again last week that he hadn't suspended Ted Leitner. After Leitner's rantings against all that is Republican a week ago Friday, immediately following the convention, Larson and Leitner "mutually agreed" that Leitner would take two days off from the morning show to "cool off," Larson said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 1991
Barnes' analysis of would-be Democratic presidential candidates is quite possibly correct ("Wimp Factor Boomerangs on Democrats"). But what a sad reflection this is on the "peace-loving" American electorate. ERNST JACOBI Malibu
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1987
I am compelled to write this letter of concern regarding the series of photographs of two transients that appeared in The Times on May 13. To remain silent, I feel, would be an expression of my approval of this type of journalism. My first thought upon opening to these photographs was that the wrong paper had been delivered to me. This journalistic style is more characteristic of one of San Diego's other newspapers. I am in genuine awe that the Los Angeles Times would print this series of photographs.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 2000 | DANIEL CARIAGA, TIMES MUSIC WRITER
An odd pairing in a strange program, Falla's wondrous ballet score, "El Amor Brujo," and Shostakovich's pictorial Symphony No. 11 occupied the Pasadena Symphony's January concert, played Saturday night in the Civic Auditorium. Each of these works grabs its listeners in different ways, "Amor Brujo" with charm and subtlety, melodiousness and the constant threat of spiritualism, the mighty Eleventh with violence, mournfulness and catharsis.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1986
It is a sad reflection of the cynicism with which most Mexicans view their nation's legal and political system that few believed that former Mexico City Police Chief Arturo Durazo would ever be brought back to face criminal charges. Durazo was a childhood friend of former Mexican President Jose Lopez Portillo, and that personal link helped him become head of Mexico City's large police force during the Lopez Portillo administration.
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