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November 14, 1999
I applaud Christine Baron's Nov. 3 article on teachers taking responsibility for children's behavior toward others. Unfortunately, she does not go far enough. A large part of the teasing and harassment that goes on during and after class originates with the teacher. All too often I have encountered teachers who seem to believe that making fun of or "teasing" a child about anything from looking different to not having the correct answer is acceptable--even desirable, if it teaches the child the lesson.
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AUTOS
February 27, 2014 | By David Undercoffler
Volvo will use next week's Geneva Motor Show to debut the last in a trio of stunning concept cars that point to the brand's design direction in the very near future. The Swedish-by-heritage, Chinese-by-ownership automaker announced Thursday that it will unveil the two-door Concept Estate station wagon on March 4. It follows in the footsteps of the Concept Coupe that debuted at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September 2013, and the Concept XC Coupe that Volvo displayed at January's Detroit Auto Show.
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NEWS
December 22, 2000
The psychologists who say that teasing is mostly benign ("Hey, Poo-Poo Head, Let's Be Friends: Childhood Teasing Needn't Be Traumatic," Dec. 6) presumably must believe similarly that rape is often well-intentioned. The "teasing" relationship is very like the sexual one: As long as it's mutually consensual, there's no problem; if one person is doing it to another against that other person's will, it's psychological and emotional rape. Not surprisingly, teasers who say "Lighten up! I was only teasing!"
ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
As the  Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos prepare to face off at the Super Bowl on Feb. 2, movie studios are lining up for an unofficial showdown of their own over whose trailer will make the biggest splash. The tab isn't cheap, with 30-second spots reportedly going for $4 million, but the big game is generally the most watched broadcast of the year, capable of drawing well over 100 million viewers. While studios tend to remain tight-lipped over their Super Bowl plans, a handful of high-profile films have emerged as those likely to make a showing.
OPINION
September 11, 2002
Regarding the new Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, hasn't anyone heard of "beating a dead horse"? The building is built. The money is spent and can't be taken back and spent somewhere else. Store lessons for the future and make whatever good we can of what we have. I just wish people would stop saying "built to last 500 years" (Sept. 3). This is still California, and that phrase feels like deliberately teasing a God who has a habit of shaking us up to remind us that humility is still a virtue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1996
Television networks fear that the precedent of withholding for a few hours information already known to their reporters may ultimately endanger the republic. Thus they justify their calling East Coast elections before polls close in the West. Aren't these the same networks that, along with the local stations they own, regularly raise viewers' curiosity around 8:45 p.m. with a teasing partial story? And then supply the answer at 11 p.m. or in the next day's morning news? NEIL REINHOLD Universal City
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 2002
LEWIS Segal's cogent, insightful review notwithstanding, not everyone in attendance Saturday night appreciated or enjoyed Ballet Preljocaj's unenlightened assault on Stravinsky's primitivist "Rite of Spring" ("Preljocaj's Opposing Forces," Oct. 28). My female companions were appalled by the crude sexual violence inflicted on the female dancers, not to mention the explicit suggestion that the serial forcible couplings on display were the inevitable (even expected) consequence of their initial teasing overtures.
OPINION
January 24, 2009
Re "Defense: No trial as adult for teen," Jan. 19 I was troubled by this article, which mentions that Lawrence King's killer, Brandon McInerney, was taunted because King "was reportedly brazen in his efforts to gain McInerney's romantic interest." Not mentioned was that Lawrence was the victim of years of teasing over his short lifetime and, as reported by The Times last year, was fighting back the only way he knew how. To posit this as anything but senseless murder is beyond comprehension.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 2001
In response to "Too Much of a Good Thing," by Greg Critser, Opinion, July 22: For the past 15 years I have served as the medical director of the KidShape program, a family-based pediatric weight-management program that has treated thousands of children ages 6 to 14. KidShape is offered both in English and in Spanish and is available for children and families who are recipients of Medi-Cal, are in Healthy Families or are private payers. KidShape teaches children and their parents the basics of nutrition, including proper portions.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 27, 1999
Who did self-appointed parent expert and PC advocate Margaret Sagarese ("Put Between Rock and a Cruel Place," Sept. 20) think would host a live cable rap music-oriented show, the Teletubbies? Why, as an alleged expert, would she permit her child to watch it in the first place? Sagarese forgot about one aspect of Chris Rock's comments during the MTV Video Music Awards: They were just jokes! Let's not forget, these aren't helpless innocents Rock was teasing; these are professionals who chose to live--and make a fortune--in the spotlight.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2014 | By Todd Martens
On Jan. 1, concert promoter Goldenvoice posted a video online of a giant incandescent snail motoring its way around revelers at the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Since then, Goldenvoice has been hinting at artists performing at its annual desert festival at the calm, leisurely pace of a mollusk, albeit a hype-generating mollusk, averaging about one reveal per day. Last night came the first real surprise, as a video from hard rock outlaws-turned-legends Motörhead was placed on the official Coachella site and all its social media tentacles.
AUTOS
January 1, 2014 | By David Undercoffler
Though it's not officially naming the car yet, Nissan will use the upcoming Detroit Auto Show to give us a good idea of what the next-generation Maxima will look like. The automaker announced Tuesday it plans to unveil the Sport Sedan Concept, a vehicle that points to where Nissan will take the design of a new Maxima that is due in production form later in 2014. PHOTOS: Highlights from the 2014 Detroit Auto Show The full-size, front-wheel-drive car sits at the top of Nissan's sedan lineup, and competes with the likes of the Chevy Impala, Toyota Avalon, Hyundai Azera and Kia Cadenza.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 1, 2014 | By Chris Lee
Guess he wasn't named the Official Superhero of Times Square 2014 for nothing. In a new trailer for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" that was unveiled during ball-drop celebrations in New York's New Year's Eve ground zero Tuesday night, the Marvel web-slinger is shown facing off against his high-voltage nemesis Electro (Jamie Foxx) in the crowded urban tableau of Times Square. PHOTOS: Box office top 10 of 2013 "Yo Sparkles!" Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man shouts by way of calling out the electricity-spouting supervillain.
BUSINESS
December 23, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
In a year-end memo to company employees, Apple CEO Tim Cook sparked more speculation over what the tech giant might have up its sleeve in 2014. "We have a lot to look forward to in 2014, including some big plans that we think customers are going to love," he said in the memo, according to 9to5Mac . "I am extremely proud to stand alongside you as we put innovation to work serving humankind's deepest values and highest aspirations. " PHOTOS: Top 10 tech fails of 2013 Cook offered no details, but he was likely referring to a few gadgets Apple is expected to release next year.
AUTOS
December 23, 2013 | By David Undercoffler
Lexus and Kia are just the latest automakers to offer a peek behind the curtain for their plans at the Detroit Auto Show in January. Lexus, Toyota's fancy division, has confirmed what we originally suspected earlier this month: it will use the 2014 Detroit Auto Show to unveil a high-performance F version of its yet-to-be-released RC Coupe. Lexus hasn't revealed details about the unnamed variant, but it will build on the base RC Coupe unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show in November.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 2013 | By Todd Martens
Kermit the Frog was sad and Lady Gaga was bringing him down. The moment, relatively late into ABC's "Lady Gaga and the Muppets' Holiday Spectacular," was one devoid of spectacle. It was intimate and unexpected, and answered a question that seemed unlikely for a Muppets and Lady Gaga special to even address: What would happen if Lady Gaga and Kermit the Frog had a heart-to-heart conversation about life in showbiz? "I wouldn't want anyone to be lonely on the holidays," Kermit said, seemingly at a loss for words at Gaga's admission that she misses her family this time of year.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 18, 1987
Broeske and Pecchia in their preview of the film "Too Outrageous" used the term "Not for the squeamish." I have to wonder whether Craig Russell, portraying a homosexual transvestite performer, living his life the way he sees fit, is anymore distasteful than Chuck Norris or Sylvester Stallone portraying men whose only way of life is hate, revenge and killing. I don't know whether "Too Outrageous" is a well made film. Their "teaser" certainly didn't communicate to me the quality of the film; only the intolerance of these reviewers for diverse life styles.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 28, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
The "Bound 2" parodies keep on coming! This time, Seth Rogen has teamed up with his "Neighbors" costar Zac Efron to spoof the explicit Kanye West and Kim Kardashian music video and simultaneously promote their upcoming comedy. Are you ready for it? "Bound 4" features a chiseled Efron side-by-side with a portly Rogen -- at least that's what we've surmised from this Instagram photo the "High School Musical" alum shared Tuesday.  "Whether you're a #KanyeWest fan or not, fans are #Bound2 get a kick out of this new still from #ZacEfron and #SethRogen's film #NeighborsMovie Check out all the neighborly shenanigans when the comedy hits theaters next May!
ENTERTAINMENT
November 22, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Daddy issues aren't at the center of a "How I Met Your Mother" spinoff so much as a need for a love story repository. News recently spread that Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, co-creators of the soon-to-be-departed CBS comedy, along with Emily Spivey ("Up All Night, "SNL"), would be producing a CBS pilot "How I Met Your Dad. " As the title suggests, the narrative would focus on a female character's journey to find love and will center around a whole new set of characters unrelated to its predecessor.
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