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September 22, 2008 | Lynn Smith and Chris Lee
As actress Christina Applegate's television mom on "Samantha Who?," Jean Smart said backstage that she feels "very protective" of her colleague, especially since Applegate told her she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Smart, holding her Emmy for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy, said, "I was shocked when she told me. I started to cry a little bit. I started to tear up and said, 'This is not because I think anything's going to happen to you.' I just hated that she has to go through this," Smart said in the media tent.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1991
Like Chuck Trudeau in today's Los Angeles Times, I, too, wondered why Dusty the Wonder Dog bothered to return to a family who obviously had no feeling for her. I actually cried at the thought of such loyalty and determination displayed by this animal. I visualized her without food, water or shelter during her long journey back home. She was smart enough to avoid the busy roads by traveling through the hills. Too bad she wasn't smart enough to find a new owner. ASTRID RAMSEY, Universal City
SPORTS
September 27, 1986
An out-of-town sportswriter once commented that the Dodgers had the most successful dumb manager in baseball and the Angels the least successful smart one. I'm not sure that Mr. Mauch is all that smart in terms of human relationships, but the aging Angels may be about to get the monkey off his back. As for Mr. Lasorda, his luck is running out, and a lot of us TV lip-readers wish his foul language would too. BILL LODGE Reseda
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1988
There seems to be some question about whether Quayle is smart enough to be President. After all, he was smart enough to know when to call his father! What more cynical example do we need on how power corrupts and about Bush's value on competence and personal integrity in his administration? One fact emerges--they are very good at "damage control," in which they have had unprecedented experience. I keep asking myself, does the electorate really deserve such continued mediocrity in government?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1991
I guess our President considers dumb humans cheaper than smart bombs. Surely one of his advisers was smart enough to tell him that a ground war was the move Saddam Hussein most wanted. By withstanding a full-out war with the combined forces of the West, Hussein can consider himself the most successful Arab military leader of the past 50 years. All Hussein has to do is outlast an impatient and foolish President Bush. Hussein has already seen his modernized Iraq crumble, but now will get to see Americans and the allies suffer real losses in revenge.
BUSINESS
August 31, 1986
I don't know what "dangers" Harry Bernstein was referring to in his article on 'privatizing' minibuses. I have yet to see at any city council's meeting the following scenario: A group of citizens demands that another government bureaucracy be set up for the purpose of duplicating a service that is already available, at a higher price than the competition, and to be subsidized by taxpayers who will never see a nickel's worth of return on the...
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