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May 16, 2000 | From Associated Press
The man accused of gunning down seven Xerox Corp. employees "hated his co-workers because he thought they made him look bad" and believed the company "was messing with him," a prosecutor argued as his trial began Monday. Prosecutor Peter Carlisle also said Byran Uyesugi, 40, "deliberately, methodically and maliciously" killed the victims on Nov. 2 at the company's downtown warehouse--an argument meant to rebut Uyesugi's insanity defense.
September 3, 1986
This is in response to your editorial (Aug. 21), "Bring Back Insurance Sanity." It's true that, as the editorial states, ending the current liability insurance crisis will take some concerted effort. Such things as more reasonable court and jury awards, increased use of mediators, regulating contingency fees, and returning to a fault-based, rather than ability-to-pay, system, are proposals that could make a difference. However, the editorial also states that the uncompetitive environment in which the insurance industry operates is the major cause of the crisis.
March 2, 2002
March Madness is not just about college basketball. It also describes the state's election system. California voters will go to the polls Tuesday to nominate candidates for the November general election, then endure eight more months of political ads and mailings, eight more months of desperate fund-raising, eight ridiculously long months of grasping for public attention. To say nothing of the fact that voters are paying almost no attention to a primary conducted this early.
August 18, 1987
Perhaps now the dispute between the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission and the Los Angeles Raiders can end and football fans can get back to the serious issues at hand--like quarterbacks and season tickets. Last week the commission appointed a two-member subcommittee to take a fresh look at the hotly disputed seating renovation plan that helped lure the Raiders to Los Angeles in 1982.
November 18, 1992
What began with the horror of 105 gunshots in a blood-stained Stockton schoolyard has ended, appropriately enough, in federal court with the National Rifle Assn. discredited in its legal challenge to California's ban on military-style assault weapons. The NRA, fearing that the U.S. Supreme Court would refuse to hear the case, dropped its two-year-old lawsuit to overturn California's landmark law.
If it's a sanity clause you're needing to bring some reason into this month of frenzied buying, I have one for you. It's called Operation Santa Claus, and without it, thousands of Orange County children and elderly poor would have no Christmas at all. Hundreds of volunteers, mainly county employees, collect toys, clothing and other items, individualize them and make sure they get to the kids who need them. It is a massive chore, and they do it on their own time without compensation.
January 2, 2004 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Kobe Bryant is expected to explore the free-agent market during the off-season. One rumor is that he may end up playing for the Clippers. "I have no idea if Bryant is guilty or innocent," writes Mike Downey in the Chicago Tribune of Bryant's pending sexual assault trial. "But if he is willing to be a Clipper, his lawyers could argue temporary insanity."
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