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March 11, 2001
Re "Why Suffering? The Case Against God," On Faith, Feb. 10: At the end of an excellent presentation of the philosophical problem of evil, Joseph McKenna suggests that believers could just accept the apparently contradictory realities that God is, and that suffering also is, and that it is "better to ignore the theoretical problem of suffering and join the struggle to ameliorate its concrete effects." I would like to propose a somewhat different conclusion: that it is better to ignore the theoretical problem of God (particularly in view of the not insignificant amount of suffering which, in the form of religious persecution, many humans obsessed with a particular interpretation of "God's will" have inflicted upon others who have interpreted divine will differently)
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April 25, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers can now add small forward Matt Barnes to their wounded list. Barnes jammed his left big toe in the second half of the Clippers' victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the Western Conference first-round playoff series on Thursday night. Barnes came out of the game for a while, but finished the game. Barnes said he'll get treatment on the toe the next two days and be ready to play in Game 4 on Sunday at Oracle Arena. The Clippers lead the best-of-seven series 2-1. “I did it on Draymond Green's foot and just instantly I jammed it bad,” Barnes said late Thursday night after the game.
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August 7, 1993
After being traded, Rickey Henderson talked about how Oakland management made him "suffer" these last four years. Please! That statement certainly made my heart ache for this spoiled, multimillionaire. Hey, Rickey, try following a homeless person around for a day or two, or visit a shelter for abandoned or abused children, and then tell us what suffering is. ANNE FLOYD North Hollywood
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- A week after suffering a stroke, Roman Catholic Bishop Cirilo Flores remains in the hospital "undergoing treatment and tests," the San Diego diocese said Thursday. The bishop "expects to go home from the hospital in the near future for continued recovery," said Msgr. Steven Callahan, the diocese vicar general. Flores, 65, suffered the stroke April 16 while in his office at the Pastoral Center. "Bishop Flores is grateful for all who have been praying for his recovery to good health," Callahan said.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Times Film Critic
"Rising From Ashes" gives you more than you expect. Its story line is as positive and affirmative as the title indicates, but it turns out there are dramas going on in this documentary that you wouldn't initially suspect. Directed by T.C. Johnston and filmed over more than six years, "Ashes" tells the wildly improbable story of the Rwandan National Cycling Team, a.k.a. Team Rwanda, and a devoted American coach who says "they're terrified of me, and I wouldn't have it any other way. " The ashes of the title refers to the 1994 genocide in this African country, when Rwandans murdered one another at a horrific rate: As many as 1 million were killed over a roughly three-month period, which worked out to one person killed every 10 seconds for 100 days.
WORLD
May 31, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
Authorities killed about 35 exhausted whales that beached on a shore near South Africa's storm-lashed southern tip. Fifty-five false killer whales washed up on the shores of Kommetjie, near the Cape of Good Hope, prompting a massive all-day rescue effort. Plans to transport the whales by road to the nearby deep-water naval base in Simon's Town were shelved when it was decided that their health had deteriorated too much. Scientists decided to shoot about 35 whales to prevent further suffering.
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July 12, 1992
Apparently, some of your readers are suffering from Perotnoia. AL HIX Hollywood
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1986
In response to your editorial (April 21) regarding Elizabeth Bouvia, I feel that the court should have ruled completely in her favor, thus allowing her to terminate her life or to continue living as a quadriplegic, suffering from cerebral palsy, no longer supported by life-supporting machinery. As a nation we seem to be preoccupied with our physical well-being, ignoring the spiritual aspect of our lives. Death is as natural a process as birth, and it is the quality of life that counts, not the longevity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 1991
We are not enjoying a service economy. We are suffering from a self-service economy. DeWITT WORCESTER, Costa Mesa
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1995
I don't know if I'm suffering from post-quake or pre-quake anxiety disorder. AL ABRUSIA Northridge
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April 23, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
WASHINGTON - The Angels were three outs away from their first series sweep in the nation's capital since 1962, their first winning record in 386 days and a highly anticipated Amtrak train ride to New York City when closer Ernesto Frieri drove them off the rails Wednesday night. Frieri, whose hold on his ninth-inning job was tenuous, failed to protect a three-run lead in a stunning 5-4 walk-off loss to the Washington Nationals, leaving Manager Mike Scioscia little choice but to replace Frieri as closer with setup man Joe Smith.
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April 23, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
What looked like a routine NFL play wound up leaving a life-altering mark on former Jacksonville linebacker Russell Allen. Allen, 27, who was released by the Jaguars last week, is finished with football. He suffered a stroke on the field in a Week 15 game against Buffalo last season, something he recently revealed to Robert Klemko of TheMMQB.com . He was released after failing a physical. Allen developed a dime-sized dead spot on his cerebellum after a face-to-face collision in the first half with Bills center Eric Wood -- what seemed like a hard but typical hit. "It was strange because it was so routine," Allen told Klemko.
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April 21, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
Lindsay Lohan ended her docu-series Sunday with a huge and personal revelation: The actress said she suffered a miscarriage while filming the OWN show.  The news came during a sometimes-tearful wrap-up interview edited into the end of the episode.  "No one knows this, and we can finish after this," she said. "I had a miscarriage for those two weeks that I took off. "It's a very long story, but that's why on the show when it says, 'She doesn't want to come down, she doesn't want to come down,' I couldn't move, I was sick.
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April 15, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
Gary Vitti's workspace at the Lakers' training facility is surrounded by a life-size skeleton, detailed charts of the human muscular system and books about tendons and ligaments. Lots of books. The medical library came in handy this season as the Lakers suffered a continual string of injuries, the worst in Vitti's 30 years as their trainer. A few days before his 60th birthday, Vitti sat down with The Times for a candid interview on how Kobe Bryant will look next season, why the Lakers were ailing all season and the recent outbursts of angry Lakers fans.
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April 10, 2014 | By Robert Abele
Countless movies are funnier, cuter, livelier and smarter than "Go With Le Flo," but few match this proudly cheapo dud's near-contemptuous lack of thoughtfulness and entertainment value. Seemingly made for a rare breed of moviegoer who's never seen a romantic comedy before, it asks us to care for a dopey, klutzy Francophile Berliner named Florian (Denis Aubert) who runs a French deli and (somehow) has a shallow, glitzy Gallic girlfriend (Leslie Dubreuil) he hopes to marry. All along though his kind, beautiful best friend Jenny from the nearby bakery pines for him, because, one can only assume, she's never met any other man. (The smiles on the sweet-faced actress playing her, Marina Senckel, look forced.)
SPORTS
April 9, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
SEATTLE -- Texas General Manager Jon Daniels wanted to cover his eyes every time former Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton barreled toward first base and launched his 6-foot-4, 240-pound frame headfirst into the bag. "He drove me crazy when he did that," Daniels said in a 2013 interview. "You have a 240-pound guy who is as fast and as explosive as he is … you just cringe when he dives in. You're saying, 'Get up! Get up!' But that's his style of play. I don't think you can take that from him. " Hamilton's aggressive - some would say reckless - approach usually serves him well, but his latest ill-advised and instinct-induced dive into first base will take the hot-hitting left fielder away from the Angels for six to eight weeks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 2000
Re "Man Gets Probation for Killing His Ill Wife," May 5. It warms my heart to know that there are compassionate judges such as Superior Court Judge Herbert Curtis in Ventura County. Although Earl Lindquist violated the letter of the law, out of love for his suffering wife he placed his own future in jeopardy and ended her suffering. Until California has an Oregon-type law on the books allowing a terminally ill patient to request a timely end to pain and suffering, there will undoubtedly be other cases like that of Lindquist.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1999
You report (April 9) a $5.7-million award to an MTA employee who was claiming discrimination. Most of the money was for "pain and suffering." Suits against the government should be limited to compensation for actual financial damages. Otherwise, every taxpayer is entitled to be paid for pain and suffering, especially when we read about idiotic awards like this one. LOUISE KING Pasadena
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April 6, 2014 | Dylan Hernandez
Yasiel Puig made himself the story again Saturday. A day after he was benched for showing up late to batting practice, Puig slid headfirst into first base when he didn't have to, leaving the Dodgers waiting for X-rays of his left thumb to be reviewed by their medical staff. Puig played the final six innings of the Dodgers' 7-2 defeat to the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium, but could be sidelined for the series finale Sunday as the Dodgers try to avoid a three-game sweep.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 2014 | By Frank Shyong
A UCLA student suffered chest injuries and burns to his face and neck when a laboratory oven exploded Saturday evening, authorities said. The student was conducting a science experiment on the second floor of the campus engineering building at around 6 p.m. when the accident happened, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphries. The student is in fair condition at a local hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening, Humphries said. The lab has been closed off to allow fire officials to investigate, but students and staff have not been ordered to evacuate the six-story building.
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