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June 29, 1989
The following are excerpts from The Times' interview with President Bush, conducted by Washington Bureau Chief Jack Nelson and staff writers James Gerstenzang and David Lauter: Question: . . . There was a report in one of the magazines here that you were concerned or dissatisfied with the intelligence out of China and for that reason William Webster, the CIA director, would be on his way out at the end of the year. Answer: That was one of the dumbest reports I've read, and most absurd and most without fact.
April 8, 2014 | By David Pagel
At a time when museums seem to be torn between blockbusters and specialized scholarship, it's refreshing to come across "In the Land of Snow: Buddhist Art of the Himalayas" at the Norton Simon Museum, a no-nonsense exhibition that spares the bells and whistles to make a strong case for the virtues of amateurism. Not that long ago, before America was a nation of over-professionalized experts, pretension was something to be made fun of and it was OK to be an amateur. The word's Latin root is "lover.
June 11, 2009 | Larry Gordon
University of California students are generally satisfied with their education and professors but spend more time on such non-academic activities as socializing, cruising the Internet and exercising than they do on classes and schoolwork, a new survey by the university has found. About 89% of UC undergraduates report they are somewhat satisfied, satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of faculty instruction at the public university, and 84% expressed at least some satisfaction with their access to faculty outside class, according to results of the online student survey released Wednesday.
April 8, 2014 | By David S. Cloud
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon plans to remove 50 nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missiles from their silos over the next four years but not eliminate them from the U.S. arsenal, a move aimed at complying with a 2010 treaty with Russia and avoiding a fight with members of Congress from states where the missiles are based. Lawmakers had feared reductions in nuclear forces required under the New START treaty would eliminate an entire ICBM squadron at one of three Air Force bases in North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming where the U.S. keeps its 450 Minuteman III missiles - a potentially major economic blow.
June 11, 1989 | BRADLEY INMAN
Renters vs. Homeowners Satisfaction Percent Homeowners satisfied with their houses 80 Renters satisfied with their apartments 66 Homeowners who say their neighborhood is a good place to raise children 81 Renters who say their neighborhood is a good place to raise children 41
March 5, 1986
The best tool for union-busting is a high rate of unemployment. I believe President Reagan is perfectly satisfied to have it that way. D. A. POTTER Los Angeles
February 4, 1993
The first order of business when the baby boom gets into office is to take revenge on the military for the draft. I declare myself satisfied with the new President. MICHAEL SHERRELL Sebastopol
January 24, 1999
Re "4 Probes Reportedly Focus on PacBell Sales Tactics," Jan. 16: We are proud of our customer service record and make no apologies for our effort to keep our customers fully informed about our products and services. Our customers consistently tell us they want more information, not less, about our products. An independent survey that we recently commissioned shows that about 90% of our customers are satisfied or more than satisfied with the service that they received from our representatives and appreciate the information that we provide.
December 8, 1990
Orange County Performing Arts Center president Thomas R. Kendrick states, "We are moving to explain our need." That, in my view, sums up the art community's biggest mistake. The need to be satisfied is the public's. Satisfy theirs and you will satisfy yours. To wit: I have attempted at least six times in the past few years to acquire good seats for the ballet at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. This was impossible to do. The ticket people are not knowledgeable; they do not return phone calls or answer letters.
May 3, 1988
Just who or what is Goodman that she is not happy with the fate of Nixon, and refuses to admit him into her circle of elder statesmen? I am not one of those die-hard Nixon fans, but here are some thoughts on him: This man was the leader, and most powerful member, of the most powerful nation on earth, the only planet we've got. He left in disgrace, hounded even by those who had tried to remain loyal. For more time than 42 million Americans have been alive he has been regarded as a national embarrassment, a virtual pariah.
March 20, 2014 | By Martin Tsai
The latest entry in the found-footage subgenre, "The Den" centers on its eponymous Internet hangout where purveyors of snuff films lurk. Grad student Elizabeth Benton (Melanie Papalia), who has received a grant to research the chat network, soon witnesses some ghastly goings-on. Writers Zachary Donohue (who also directs) and Lauren Thompson have seemingly recycled a 2010 "The Daily Show" segment about the Chatroulette website before giving an inspired nod to Nigerian scammers and then offering an underdeveloped reference to Russian roulette.
February 28, 2014 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
If you can't beat him, join him. This seems to be the strategy the Wooster Group has adopted in tackling Shakespeare again. In 2008 the trailblazing New York troupe brought its production of "Hamlet" to REDCAT and had many people admiring the ghostly video footage of Richard Burton's melancholy Dane and wondering why they weren't getting the benefit of such a commanding lead performance. Now the company is back at REDCAT with "Cry, Trojans! (Troilus & Cressida)," a work that began as a collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company and has subsequently evolved into an unthinkable Wooster Group proposition: a production in which the play is decidedly the thing.
January 9, 2014 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
Just as you suspected: Your boss is probably happier than you. So suggests a new report from the Pew Research Center, which scoured one of its recent surveys to find that bosses were more satisfied with their jobs, finances and family life than were their underlings. For instance, 69% of bosses said they were “very satisfied” with their current job, while only 48% of other workers felt the same way. Those who have reached the top were also less likely to say that parenthood got in the way of advancing their career: Among bosses with kids, only 17% thought it had been an obstacle, compared with 33% of other working parents.
December 20, 2013 | Wire reports
The Baltimore Orioles won't be closing a deal for All-Star closer Grant Balfour . Days after reaching a preliminary agreement with the free agent pending a physical, the Orioles said Friday that they weren't satisfied with the results of Balfour's exam. "This is a deal that's not going to come together," Dan Duquette , Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations, said on a conference call. Duquette declined to say what specifically concerned him about Balfour, who turns 36 later this month.
December 17, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
Shopping for the wine lover on your list is always tricky -- you're never sure which bottle they already have or have already dismissed. Coastal Pinot Noir would have been perfect last year, but now they're back into Beaujolais. Here are some ideas that will work for anyone, no matter what they're drinking right now. Coravin wine preservation system Hardcore wine buffs have been eying this new wine preservation system since it was introduced this summer. Devised by medical device inventor Greg Lambrecht,  Coravin is a game-changing gadget for preserving wine that allows you to pour a glass of wine without ever removing the cork  - and without oxygen ever touching the wine.
October 28, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez
Nine out of 10 workers ages 50 and older say they're happy in their jobs, a proportion much higher than younger adult workers, according to a recent survey.  Of that share, 65% said they were "very satisfied" with their jobs, according to a recent Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll. The remaining 26% reported just being "satisfied" with work. The reasons vary but workers polled said that by the time they hit 50, many have already climbed the career ladder, increased their salaries and have better job security.  "Overall, we found that workers were satisfied with their jobs," said Jennifer Benz, a senior research scientist at the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
January 8, 1986
Professional golfer Bob Toski, widely regarded as one of the best teachers of the game, has withdrawn from the PGA Senior Tour after admitting that he may have violated the rules of golf. In a prepared statement released by the PGA, Toski said: "In the late fall of 1985, one of my fellow players brought to my attention that I may have been violating the rules of golf by mismarking my ball.
January 25, 1986 | JERRY CROWE, Times Staff Writer
Flo Hyman, perhaps the most recognizable name in international volleyball, collapsed during a match in Japan Friday night and died of heart failure. A member of the U.S. Olympic team that won a silver medal in the 1984 Games at Long Beach, Hyman, 31, was playing for Daiei, Inc., in a Japanese women's league match against Hitachi, Ltd., in Matsue City, about 380 miles west of Tokyo.
August 30, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Lost at sea, lost in space, lost children, lost freedom, lost homeland, lost money, lost identity, lost jobs, lost hope, lost faith, lost lives: This fall, this is film. This is serious. I can't wait. September always brings a change in the temperature of what we see on screen. The Oscar contenders start showing up, the significant films with more to consider than, say, "The Wolverine" or "World War Z. " As much popcorn fun as "Wolverine," "War" and the like might be, they don't ask much of us. Not so the fall.
August 7, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Now that UCLA's football program has been fixed, what's next in Westwood? Well, not so fast … There was more than a little giddiness among Bruins fans a year ago. It only underscored how long the Bruins had spent in college football purgatory. A 9-5 season and a Pac-12 South championship — one without an asterisk — was an achievement. It was a big step from 2011, when the Bruins were 6-8 and were allowed to call themselves South "champs" because first-place USC was on probation.
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