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.
May 23, 1993
So Robin Wright suggests that the women of Iran now have equality with men ("Losing Faith," April 25). She says that from the beginning of Islam, men and woman were equal; that during the period of the Shah, "women were objects of passion, and men acted superior. Now we're equal again. The revolution brought that back." A nice-enough thought, but what does the Koran, which is not subject to amendment, have to say on the matter? A quote from the Fourth Sura: "Men are superior to woman on account of the qualities with which Allah has gifted one above the other."
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
December 17, 1995
After viewing TV's version of "Bye Bye Birdie" (Dec. 3), I was totally embarrassed for ABC. In my opinion, the movie version is far superior. Enough said. Paul Dragon, Downey