November 21, 1992
We are all too familiar with the following scenario: The irate parent is upset at the bratty little kid, all the time screaming, "If you don't behave: I'm going to wring your neck! One, two . . . " Of course we know that the irate parent never gets to three. And we also know that the kid continues to misbehave. Applying the above scenario to baseball, the baseball gods would be screaming: "Steve Howe, if you don't start behaving, we're going to have to do something! One, two, three, four, five, six, seven . . " What a horrible message to be sending to our younger players.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1989
Your headline and lead article on July 23 were not only in bad taste but disgusting, revolting and repulsive; a blow to the hearts and minds of all people who want peace. Sure, we want all the news, but not the worst-scene scenario highlighted on the Sunday front page when so many positive things are going on in the world. EUGENE DECHENE Los Angeles
April 7, 1990
Jim Murray is off the deep end again. I do not completely agree with the way Eric Dickerson handled his salary complaint against the Rams, but everyone knows that he was underpaid. If you want to knock Dickerson, go right ahead, but don't use the quarterback scenario to criticize him. Super Bowls are won the same way all other team sports are won--with team efforts, not quarterbacks. LISBON C. MCCARTHY, Oxnard
September 4, 2004
First the Coliseum, then Pasadena, Carson and now Anaheim. The NFL's scheme is pretty obvious, if you follow the sports-page headlines. One of these cities should offer to build a new stadium in exchange for an expansion team with Green Bay-style ownership. Why not? It is the one scenario in which everyone wins; the Packers are a perennial postseason participant, the franchise is prosperous and the Green Bay community is spared the ordeal accompanying the threat of relocation every decade or so. Steve Varalyay Torrance
May 22, 2007
Re "Don't tell these guys torture's wrong," Opinion, May 18 Authorizing the use of torture in the "ticking bomb" scenario would not harm Western civilization. Our government routinely permits law enforcement officers to violate an individual's constitutional rights to serve justice. A law enforcement officer may arrest an individual, or seize an individual's property, in carefully limited circumstances without prior judicial approval upon the officer's determination of "probable cause."
October 8, 2006
Consultant Ray Maietta sees little problem with cellphones on passenger flights ("Up in the Air on Cellphones," Business Itinerary, Sept. 30). "People will work it out," he says. Sure they will: "Excuse me, could you keep your voice down?" (No response.) "Would you at least turn your ringer down so I can read my book?" "Shut up. I'm on the phone here!" "Who are you telling to shut up? You cellphone addicts make me sick! Stewardess, I want to move to another seat right now!"