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June 27, 1993
Regarding your Newswatch article May 19 on the death of LP vinyl records: The public will never stand for this sham on the consumer's dollar. Every rational person who has ever listened carefully to a vinyl LP versus a CD comparison of the same recording agrees that the LP sounds far superior. Indeed the writers of the recent blockbuster film, "Indecent Proposal," chose to have Robert Redford's billionaire character--who would only have the finest musical reproduction apparatus in his home--court his love interest with a top of the line turntable rather than CD player.
April 3, 2014 | By Amina Khan
This post has been corrected, as indicated below. Saturn's icy moon Enceladus has earned a certain amount of attention for its waterworks show - it was caught squirting plumes of mineral-rich water out of “tiger stripe” cracks near its south pole in 2005. Scientists thought that  could be a sign of a liquid ocean beneath its frozen shell, but couldn't be sure. Now, using data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, they have found gravitational evidence that a vast sea the size of Lake Superior could extend out from around the southern pole.
April 20, 2010 | Bloomberg News
CKE Restaurants Inc., operator of the Carl's Jr. and Hardee's chains, said a takeover offer it received this month is superior to the terms it agreed to in February with Thomas H. Lee Partners. The new bidder, which was not identified, offered $12.55 a share, Carpinteria-based CKE said Tuesday. The offer would be worth $639.9 million, based on the number of CKE shares outstanding as of March 17, according to Bloomberg data. THL Partners had offered $11.05 in cash for each share of CKE common stock and also agreed to assume about $309 million in debt.
March 12, 2014 | Tony Perry
Like many Americans of his generation, Kurt Chew-Een Lee was eager to fight in World War II. He left college at age 18 to enlist in the Marine Corps. Beyond a deeply felt patriotism, Lee had a personal motive: "I wanted to dispel the notion about the Chinese being meek, bland and obsequious," he told The Times in 2010. Rather than a combat billet, he was assigned as a language instructor in San Diego teaching Japanese. He was deeply disappointed but decided to remain in the Marine Corps after the war. He became an officer, one of the first Asian American officers in the Marine Corps.
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 | From Bloomberg News
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 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
February 22, 1987
Thank you, NBC, for giving "Crime Story" a fair chance to find its audience. The acting, writing and directing are superior. I hope "Crime Story" is around for a long time to come. Valerie J. Miller, San Bernardino
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
February 25, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
Beck made his name as a recycler, a smart, savvy searcher known for finding new value in old things. So it makes sense that the artist responsible for "Mellow Gold" and "Odelay," both high points of mid-'90s cut-and-paste pop, would eventually get around to recycling himself. That's more or less what Beck does on his latest album, "Morning Phase. " With the same downbeat acoustic vibe and many of the same players, the new record serves as a kind of spiritual sequel - a "companion piece," his camp calls it - to 2002's "Sea Change," on which the singer broke from his established collage aesthetic to offer up a dozen slow-and-low folk songs about the pain of heartache.
February 15, 2014 | By Ralph Vartabedian
A California appeals court on Friday put on hold a potentially crippling legal order by a Superior Court judge against the California high-speed rail project and said it would hold a review of the matter. The lower court's decision had essentially prevented rail officials from issuing any bonds to pay for the project, forcing them to rely on federal grants just as they are preparing to start construction of a line that would eventually run from Los Angeles to San Francisco. The action by the 3rd District Court of Appeal does not reverse the lower court decision, but it could give rail officials some hope that they can escape a legal situation that could jeopardize the project.
January 16, 2014 | Jared S. Hopkins
The locker room in suburban Salt Lake City was secured by a password-locked door. Cellphones were prohibited. Those entering pledged in writing they wouldn't share information. Waiting inside was the result of more than two years of work by an athletic apparel company aided by a defense contractor. What was cloaked in such mystery was the new speedskating suit for the Sochi Olympics. So secret was the research and development, Olympic skaters got a peek only a few weeks ago. The public unveiling comes this week.
January 8, 2014 | By Roger Vincent
A 1970s-era office building in the Westlake neighborhood near downtown Los Angeles that houses a branch of the L.A. Superior Court has sold for $50 million to prominent local real estate investor Jamison Services Inc. Jamison, one of the largest office landlords in Southern California, bought the building at 600 S. Commonwealth Ave. from a family trust managed by Comerica Bank. The 19-story building overlooking Lafayette Park in the Westlake neighborhood was completed in 1971 to house the Los Angeles offices of CNA Financial Corp., a Chicago insurance firm.
December 2, 2013 | By Jean Merl
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge, who earlier this year found the city of Palmdale to be in violation of the California Voting Rights Act, has ordered the city to hold a new by-district election for its four City Council posts. In a ruling dated last week and received by the involved parties over the weekend, Judge Mark V. Mooney ordered that the special election, to replace the balloting for council seats held last month, is to be conducted June 3, the same day as the California primary.
September 28, 2013 | By Paul Pringle, Rong-Gong Lin II and Jill Cowan
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has thrown out several embezzlement counts against three defendants in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum corruption case but ruled they must stand trial on related charges of bribery and conspiracy. Judge Kathleen Kennedy on Friday granted a motion by defense attorneys to dismiss 11 counts involving money that two rave concert promoters paid to the Coliseum's events manager at the time, Todd DeStefano. The attorneys had argued that the money could not have been embezzled because it did not belong to the publicly owned Coliseum before it went to DeStefano.
July 19, 2008 | From City News Service
Director Tim Burton will have to face trial in a lawsuit by ex-girlfriend Lisa Marie that alleges she was cheated out of assets he promised her during their long-term relationship, a judge ruled Friday. The question of whether Marie and Burton had an oral agreement supporting her claims is a triable issue of fact, L.A. Superior Court Judge Teresa Sanchez-Gordon ruled. Burton's lawyer, Joseph Mannis, had argued that the agreement, if it occurred, was not relevant because the settlement Marie signed released Burton from any further obligations.
April 19, 1990
As one of the top three newspapers in America, I have--for some 25 years--read and accepted your superior quality without comment. However, as a four-year North County resident, in the business of politics and public relations, I must take a moment to commend you for the North County Focus insert in your April 1 edition. My world revolves around the importance and significance of demographics. The work done to produce this publication was absolutely superior. I know all the important people in the media think you are great, but there should be room for just a regular reader comment, too. Congratulations!
September 23, 2013 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Following the success of shows as disparate as "Homeland," "House of Cards" and "Scandal," our nation's capital has become the thrilling center of the universe, and politics has become the new police precinct. Two of the more anticipated shows of this fall season, "Hostages" on CBS and "The Blacklist" on NBC, follow D.C.-based stories and face off, beginning Monday at 10 p.m. Which is so bad for "Hostages"; though it gets points for ambition, "The Blacklist" blows it out of the water.
September 8, 2013 | McClatchy Newspapers
Baseball historians know him as a businessman who helped bring Major League ball back to Milwaukee, but Edmund B. Fitzgerald is better known for his family connection to one of America's most famous shipwrecks. All 29 sailors on the freighter Edmund Fitzgerald drowned in Lake Superior on Nov. 10, 1975. The next year, they were memorialized in Gordon Lightfoot's haunting ballad, "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. " The reasons for the wreck are still uncertain, but its legacy followed Fitzgerald throughout his life.
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