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July 19, 2004
Martha Stewart has now been sentenced to serve prison time and is being hung out as an example, which is correct. But we must remember the reason for her downfall was not lying to investigators or unlawfully selling her ImClone stock. Her crime was a very simple one -- greed! Jack Wolf Westwood How come Stewart gets five months for lying to federal agents, yet President Bush has never been charged or tried for lying to the world about Iraq. The financial costs of Stewart's discretion versus Bush's wrongful investment in this ongoing war, both monetarily and in thousands of innocent lives, is beyond compare.
April 22, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
"Supreme Court rules against affirmative action. " That is likely to be a common shorthand description of Tuesday's decision upholding the constitutionality of Michigan's ban on the use of racial preferences in admission to state universities. But it's misleading. The 6-2 decision leaves undisturbed previous rulings in which the justices said that state universities may take race into account in admissions policies without violating the U.S. Constitution. But the court now has made it clear that although such preferences are permissible, voters may opt to prohibit them.
June 11, 1989 | SAM HALL KAPLAN, Sam Hall Kaplan is The Times' design critic.
THE DELICATELY CRAFTED, modestly styled house that architect Lorcan O'Herlihy recently designed in Malibu for his parents, actor Dan O'Herlihy and his wife Elsie, is on a slight plateau above Trancas Canyon. The 3,200-square-foot house--with its low profile; simple lines; small, sunken windows; thick, adobe-like walls, and roof hidden behind parapets--is an engaging blend of traditional pueblo and expressive modernist design principles. "I just didn't think any design should, or could, compete with the site and the views, so I kept everything simple, almost minimalist," says the architect, who, after graduating from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, served as an apprentice to such design luminaries as Kevin Roche and I. M. Pei, working with the latter on his famed addition to the Louvre in Paris.
April 21, 2014 | By Michael Krikorian
Last week I sent a text message to a friend. A Hollywood business meeting I had high hopes for had been suddenly "postponed. " "Everybody canceled except me," I texted. She texted back, "Haha. " What's so funny about it, I wondered? Where's the haha in my disappointment? My text was more sad than funny; her text steamed me. Dismissed twice . "Haha" and its partner, "LOL," are texting's go-to replies, a vaguely complimentary, vaguely condescending way to acknowledge a text has been received.
December 2, 2009 | By Noelle Carter
Dear SOS: Last week I had the epicurean adventure of a lifetime at the Yard House at L.A. Live. The ribs and creamed corn were excellent, but the barbecued beans were heavenly. Could you please provide the recipe for these fabulous beans? Betsy Stoeven Angelino Heights Dear Betsy: These beans are a great side dish to have on hand as the weather cools. The recipe is relatively simple but rich with flavor, with the beans neither too sweet nor too spicy. Enjoy! Yard House BBQ beans Total time: 40 minutes Servings: 6 to 8 as a side dish Note: Adapted from the Yard House.
January 13, 2002 | John Balzar
The laws and rules that govern the securities industry in the United States derive from a simple and a straightforward concept: All investors, whether large institutions or private individuals, should have access to certain basic facts about an investment prior to buying it. I've been backgrounding myself in preparation for the juicy investigations of Enron. The words, "simple and straightforward," caught my eye. They are contained in the Securities and Exchange Commission's mission statement.
August 3, 1986
"Blood Simple." LARRY R. BALLARD Carpinteria
June 24, 1998
No guns = no gun deaths. It's that simple. WILLIAM T. ELLIOTT Irvine
November 9, 1995
So you vote for Perot and you get Clinton. It's that simple. ARNE MYGGEN Chatsworth
February 14, 1996
It's simple. Without the CBEST we can expect CWORST in the classroom. WILLIAM KLEMM Redondo Beach
April 18, 2014 | By Russ Parsons
Cooking and eating more sustainably doesn't require that you rethink your entire life. Here are some simple things you can do to get started. Start canning some of your own pickles and jams when fruits and vegetables are at the peak of season. It will be cheaper than buying store-bought, and likely the quality will be better as well. Grow your own - either plant vegetables in raised beds in the yard or even just put some herbs in pots on a sunny kitchen windowsill. Eat lower on the food chain - take advantage of the whole animal by using off-cuts of meat that others might pass up, such as beef shanks or lamb's necks, and try cooking the less popular small, oily fish, such as mackerel and sardines that don't extract such an environmental cost compared with high-end fish such as salmon.
April 15, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
New technology often challenges society's long-standing assumptions and standards, but sometimes courts - and others - lose sight of common sense as they grapple with the changes. That's the case in a recent decision of California's 6th Appellate District, which found that text messages and emails between public officials are beyond the reach of the Public Records Act if they are sent on private devices rather than ones owned by public agencies. The three-judge panel said that electronic communications between council members and the mayor of San Jose, even those regarding city business, should not be considered "public" records if they are not "used" or "retained" by the city government (the language cited comes from California's Public Records Act, written long before smartphones existed)
April 15, 2014 | By Jeff Bauman
It is a weekend for working around the house. My fiancee, Erin, and I have the baby's room to paint and some IKEA furniture to assemble. I roll out of bed early - 10:30 - and get into my wheelchair. Erin is already making coffee in the kitchen. "I started the first wall," she says. "I love that gray. " Erin never bugs me about sleeping late. For a few months after I was injured in the Boston Marathon bombings, I often slept 15 hours a day. The doctors said my body needed to heal.
April 12, 2014 | By Faye Levy
What really makes the meals of Passover, which begins this year on Monday at sundown, different? It may not be what you think. The simple answer is found in Exodus 13:6-7: "For seven days you must eat matzos (unleavened bread).... No chametz or leaven (starter dough) should be seen anywhere in your territory. " But it's more complicated than that. Often chametz is translated as leavening, yeast or fermented food, but Rabbi Gil Marks, the author of "Encyclopedia of Jewish Food," says that this is inaccurate.
April 10, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian
As Republicans and Democrats jockey for advantage months before the fall elections that could swing control of the U.S. Senate back to the GOP, both sides are honing the messages they think will spark the best turnout. For Republicans, it's Obamacare. For Democrats, it's economic equality. (Continued Republican control of the House is probably a foregone conclusion, thanks to smart maneuvering by Republicans. As the Associated Press reported last month, “Gerrymandering has a long history in the United States, pursued enthusiastically by both Democrats and Republicans.
March 29, 2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
OSO , Wash. -- To mark a statewide moment of silence exactly a week after a massive mudslide slammed this rural town, about 100 firefighters and volunteers in the search for victims filed out of the fire station Saturday and stood before a U.S. flag at half staff. Among the volunteers with heads bowed was Bret Cunningham, 47, of nearby Camano Island. He said he thought of the town's families at that moment, those he has worked beside at the scene they have come to call "the pile.
March 5, 1997
Term limits are built into every election: Do not vote for the incumbent. It is that simple. DEAN WILSON Riverside
December 14, 1994
How do you get liberals to support orphanages? Simple, just call them round-the-clock day care centers. MARK VANDER PLOEG San Bernardino
March 22, 2014 | By Chris O'Brien
To keep an eye on his child via his smartphone, Marc Gilbert installed Internet-connected video baby monitors in his home in Houston. One evening, Gilbert heard a stranger's voice bellowing obscenities from the monitor. He disconnected the device after realizing that it had been hacked. "I'm a pretty technical guy, and I thought I knew how all this stuff should be hooked up," said Gilbert, who has written several letters to his congressman and other elected officials, trying to bring the security issue to their attention.
March 12, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
CALGARY, Canada -- Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau in Tuesday's practice called his team out to show more commitment to shooting and congesting the area in front of the opposing goalie. With his team 4-5-2 in the last 11 games before Wednesday night's game against the Calgary Flames (25-33-7) at the Saddledome and three for 39 on the power play in the last 12, Boudreau issued a forceful reminder of how to correct it. “You've got to get back to doing the simple things: shooting pucks, retrieving pucks, traffic in front of the net and win the battles,” Boudreau told reporters after scolding his team.
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