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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 2002 | MONTE MORIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They called it the world's best flashlight, a plastic torch so bright it could illuminate the gloomiest of caves or the darkest mountain trail on a moonless night. Through clever engineering, brothers Stephen and Christopher Halasz claimed to have solved the eternal puzzle of the "black hole"--that dark spot that appears in the center of flashlight beams.
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OPINION
April 12, 2004
Last year the war in Iraq was halted prematurely, for the second time in a dozen years. And again we are paying a dear price for political irresolution. Trying to win the hearts and minds of heartless, mindless fanatics is folly. We sorely need a President Truman and a Gen. George Patton. Either go in and get the job done or get out. Robert Bartow Calabasas Iraq is a culture clash: one culture trying to impose its ideals and customs on another. Liberate them and they will come ... over to your side.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 2001
As the captain of a container ship frequenting the waters off Honolulu, I have been following the reports concerning the collision between the submarine Greeneville and the trawler Ehime Maru with great interest ("Look Below the Surface in Probe of Sub Tragedy," Commentary, Feb. 21). I fully concur on the difficulty of seeing a small ship like the Ehime Maru. This can be hard enough from the open bridge of a ship 100 feet above the surface. I would think it would be next to impossible through the restricted view of a periscope just breaking clear of the sea, particularly with a strong sea and swell running.
OPINION
December 31, 2002
The front page of Sunday's Times takes me back to Philosophy 101 and the days of trying to figure out those tricky problems in logic: if a and b and c, what is d? (a) "Many States Face Gloomy Budget Choices," the lead headline reads; (b) "N. Korea Shows Its Bluster Is No Bluff," the article below it reads; (c) "Chasing Phantoms Across Afghanistan" (the longest article on the front page, about " 'The Untold War' ... in which the enemy won't fight and victory is undefinable"); which should lead to a conclusion that, (a)
OPINION
October 9, 2004
When will we have finished our mission in Iraq? Soon. We have captured Saddam Hussein and have checked out the country for weapons of mass destruction. Thus the Iraqi threat, whatever it may have been, has been dismantled. Soon Iraqis will vote in a free election. That is accomplished also. It has cost America the grief of almost 10,000 casualties, plus hundreds of billions of dollars, which we sorely needed elsewhere; deepened hatred of us in the world of Islam; and tarnished the historical glow of the American halo.
NEWS
May 14, 1994 | RENE LYNCH and LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a palimony award believed to be the nation's largest, an Orange County jury ruled Friday that flashlight mogul Anthony Maglica must pay $84 million to a woman he lived, worked and shared his name with for more than 20 years but never married.
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