CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2001
Re "House Sets the Stage for Debate on the Cloning of Humans," March 25: Even if the U.S. government legislates an end to such experiments, I hope no one believes that this will control the rest of the world. Beyond our shores, other cutting-edge scientists will attempt to go where no man has gone before. I can't help wondering if the unintended consequences of their efforts may not yield results far beyond anything expected. Early efforts may not produce anything special. But, as designer genes are implanted in subsequent clones and those "upgraded" people insert more sophisticated designer genes in clones of their own making, I can foresee the development of "Homo superior" within eight to 10 generations.
July 14, 1992
Superior Industries International Inc., a Van Nuys-based manufacturer of aluminum auto wheels, said it has received an $11-million-a-year contract to provide wheels to Auto Alliance International. The contract calls for Superior to begin providing wheels to the Auto Alliance plant in Flat Rock, Mich., beginning in 1994. The plant is jointly owned by Mazda of Japan and Ford Motor Co. Superior said the wheels will be made at one of its plants in the Midwest.
March 15, 2008 |
Superior Industries International Inc., a Van Nuys automotive wheel maker, said Friday that it would restate results dating to 2003 because of tax errors. The company also posted a fourth-quarter profit that beat analysts' estimates. Deferred tax liabilities were incorrectly accounted for in 2003 through part of 2007, Superior said in a regulatory filing. The cumulative effect over those years will be an estimated $1.4-million increase in net income, the company said. "A material weakness exists in the company's internal controls over financial reporting" related to deferred taxes, and other weaknesses might be found, Superior said.
March 21, 2009
Re "Battling over a school's symbols," March 15 Some would have us believe that naming sports teams after Native Americans is an insult to them. I feel it is a tribute: It's showing admiration for a people who gallantly fought for their way of life and their lands against imported diseases and superior weaponry. They fought against people who had no regard for their lives, their way of life and, most important, their beliefs. Yet Native Americans still survive. Irving Leemon Northridge
March 17, 1995
Although my own high school days lie "in the dim, dead days beyond recall," I must add my two cents' worth to the snob question (OC High, March 10). As someone once said, "Truly superior people feel no need to feel superior to anyone." Snobs do. MAURICE COOKE Laguna Hills
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 2009 |
A man accused of lying about his criminal record on his juror application forms and in court during questions by a judge pleaded guilty to perjury Wednesday and was sentenced to 25 days in jail, prosecutors said. Manuel Basulto Soto, 52, was accused of failing to disclose that he had been convicted of a felony when he filled out a juror declaration form in February 2008. Prosecutors said he lied again when he was questioned under oath by Superior Court Judge William R. Pounders during jury selection in a murder trial in downtown Los Angeles.