July 16, 2013
Re "Zimmerman not guilty," July 14 I would love to believe that Trayvon Martin's death is not in vain. I would love to believe that his death will cause Americans to look inward and ask ourselves some hard questions. I would love to believe that Martin's death will force us to deal with race issues. I would love to believe that people of all colors, backgrounds and genders can put aside our differences and reach out to one another. I would love to believe that parents, no matter their ethnic backgrounds, will hug their children more and grieve with Martin's parents.
July 15, 2013 |
In the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict, which acquitted him in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, activists took to the streets across the nation to stand up for civil rights. For many, this was a black-and-white case. A neighborhood patrolman was spooked by a black 17-year-old wearing a hoodie. He shot and killed the unarmed teenager, claiming self-defense. And he got away with it. Writing about the verdict, Gawker's Cord Jefferson lamented : “For people of color, it's a vivid reminder that we must always be deferential to white people, or face the very real chance of getting killed.” The following day, a woman at a demonstration in New York also addressed the dichotomy that still exists in our country.
November 1, 2012 |
Another year, another costume, another crop of celebrity parties. Halloween went down in Los Angeles, but who came out on top? From cheeky to scary to simply strange, celebs dressed up and partied starting Saturday and chugging through the week to Wednesday's official fright night. Here's a rundown of the best fetes: Hay Fever : JustJared.com hosted bold names on Saturday at Hollywood's Siren Studios, offering up a maze made of bales of hay and a psychic reading tent from Oranum.com.
March 30, 2008 |
SAN JOSE--A year ago, Nastia Liukin was recovering from ankle surgery and had to concede her U.S. all-around gymnastics title to Shawn Johnson. If Liukin's performances this year are an indication, their competition for national supremacy -- and for medals at the Beijing Olympics -- should be spectacular.
February 15, 1986 |
Trying to bolster its football program with the caliber of players able to improve on last season's 1-4 record in the Western Football Conference, Cal Lutheran signed two more high school seniors to national letters of intent on Friday. Cal Lutheran Coach Bob Shoup said that additional players are close to signing and that another--Canyon High's Joe Zacharia--is working to improve his grades so that he is eligible in June for a scholarship to Cal Lutheran.
August 27, 2008 |
Of course, we are all familiar with money-back guarantees on purchases of everything from clothing to appliances to Venetian blinds. But football games? That's what they're doing at Stanford, where buyers of certain season-ticket plans have the chance for a "Gridiron Guarantee" option. The premise: You say you didn't get the proper entertainment value at the end of the season. The pitch: You get the cost of your season tickets refunded. It's the brainchild of the Cardinal sports marketing department, which is trying to fill up the refurbished 55,500-seat Stanford Stadium.
October 22, 2000
Peter Belden and Steven Jendrusina scored four goals each to help Newport Harbor, ranked third in the county, defeat No. 7 Los Alamitos, 11-4, in a nonleague boys' water polo game Saturday at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Los Alamitos. Newport Harbor (14-4) took a 7-4 halftime lead and shut out Los Alamitos (12-12) the rest of the way. Sailor goalies Shawn Johnson and Brandon McLain combined to turn back 13 Griffin shots.
May 21, 2009 |
Fox's "American Idol," the nation's most popular program, proved its mettle once again Tuesday by beating out a strong field of competitors that included finales for ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" and a pair of highly rated CBS dramas. The season's penultimate episode of "Idol," in which contestants Adam Lambert and Kris Allen duked it out for the final time, delivered 23.7 million viewers overall, and a night-leading 8.
November 26, 2012 |
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver , who blogged for The Times while winning "Dancing With the Stars" last season, spent some time discussing this season's competition with Sports Now editor Houston Mitchell. Driver, a Super Bowl champion and four-time Pro Bowl player, offered his thoughts via email. Q: Are you surprised that Emmitt Smith was eliminated just before the finals? Most people had him favored to win. I was a bit surprised, but that's the nature of the competition.