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December 24, 1989
Many kudos to Cosby for saying: "Even if we have to put in our schools more courses in religion and human behavior we have to find ways to convey self-strength. We gotta get that to our children." He is so right. Unless we get back to the old-fashioned family values, our country will continue to become a wasteland of crime, corruption and unbridled morals. FREDERICK D. MULLEN Upland
October 3, 2013 | By Robert Abele
A veteran cowboy would seem to be a difficult subject to resist for a documentarian, as the cowboy life tends to be a potent combination of scenic beauty, storytelling richness and mythic personality. So even when it meanders, and "Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde" occasionally does, director Suzanne Mitchell has a ready supply of landscape and lore to corral viewers back in again. The Michigan-born, Berkeley-educated Hyde, a gently grizzled, soft-spoken conservationist now in his late 80s, certainly earns his bio-doc credentials as the man behind a 12,000-acre wild-horse sanctuary in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
March 9, 1986
Jerry's main point about the trend toward unbridled greed among some B&B owners is well taken. I am forever advising hosts to keep their rates as low as they possibly can, and in a recent newsletter to hosts in my book I stated that a comfortable bed and a good cup of coffee are the rock-bottom minimum of what every guest is entitled to. I recently set a $60 limit for new listings; where they are higher, I ask that a discount be offered to readers of...
June 19, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
NEW YORK - Yasiel Puig is listed as 22 years old, a fact that is frequently obscured by physical gifts that make him look as if he is a grown man playing Little League. But after the Dodgers split a doubleheader against the New York Yankees on Wednesday, the boy in Puig came out. The rookie outfielder smiled warmly as he recalled what it was like to play against Robinson Cano and Ichiro Suzuki in the Dodgers' 6-4 defeat and 6-0 victory at Yankee Stadium. That he would hit a home run over Suzuki's head was something he could only dream of as a teenager in Cuba, where he said he idolized Cano and Suzuki from afar.
August 30, 1992
Thank heavens for the wisdom of our founding fathers whose insight into man's inherent rapacious nature gave us the protection of a free press! Without this, I and countless others would of necessity be silent on many issues. In particular, I refer to Linda Moulton-Patterson's article ("Unlocking Gates," Aug. 20). It is pure unbridled socialism. I am a resident of a small, guarded-gate community. We own our own property and pay our own bills. We ask no help from others, such as road maintenance, beach guards and maintenance.
November 28, 1996
Edwards shouldn't be surprised that a worldwide meeting of conservatives attracts both the libertarians, who equate unbridled markets with personal freedom, and the fundamentalists, who want to stem the tide of consumer culture. Today's conservative movement is a hodge-podge of divergent ideas united in an effort to ignore a well-known truth that the spread of unbridled markets has always spawned fundamentalist reactions because it undermines the families and social structures that make freedom, markets and democracy possible.
September 30, 1999
Re "Anti-NATO Axis Could Pose Threat," Sept. 27: What astounds me is that your reporters were unable to find even one "expert" who thought a potential alliance among Russia, China and India might be a good thing. If 2.5 billion people, many of whom live with crushing poverty, can ally to improve their standard of living, isn't that good? These nations have a desperate need for infrastructure and other productive investment. That strikes me as an opportunity. They have millions of children crying out to be educated.
April 2, 2006
SEVEN cheers for the original "Dr. Who" TV series! Silurians! Cybermen! Sontarans! Daleks! These are just a few of the intriguing alien entities that the seven original Doctors did battle with on the classic British TV series "Dr. Who." And they engaged in endless mind games with such nefarious foes as the Master, Davros, Morbius and the Rani. Lewis Beale's emphasis on the series' "cheesy" special effects ["Sci-Fi Show With a Special Effect," March 19] unfairly denigrates a program that enraptured viewers week after week with one absorbing extraterrestrial encounter after another.
February 4, 1989
"Let's get government off the backs of business." It all sounded so attractive and easy as the Great Salesman and Communicator made the masses forget their troubles and smile. Who needed bureaucrats looking over the shoulders of "the engines of our economy" and telling businessmen how to serve the market place? Certainly not we freedom-loving Americans. Now, in the light of the morning after and the incoming bills, eight years of absentee regulation don't look quite as attractive.
October 1, 2001
The one enduring memory of Sept. 11 will be the stories of unbridled heroism. Acts of courage without regard to personal safety, without regard to incredible fear. Ordinary people who acted in an extraordinary way in the face of the most dire of circumstances. Many stories have been told, conversations and deeds recounted. Each one of these individuals acting selflessly. We all must realize that for every story reported there are countless others that will remain with those who did not survive.
November 28, 2011 | David Pierson
Not long ago, those who predicted that China's economy was headed for a fall were in a lonely place. U.S. economist Nouriel Roubini, widely praised for calling the U.S. housing meltdown, was dismissed as a serial contrarian when it came to his pessimistic China views. So was well-known hedge fund manager Jim Chanos. Lawyer and author Gordon Chang was derided as a Chicken Little for his 2006 book "The Coming Collapse of China. " Suddenly they're all Nostradamus. Backed by data showing a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy, doomsayers have taken center stage.
October 19, 2011 | By Michael Finnegan
A day after his ferocious clash with Mitt Romney in a Republican presidential debate, Rick Perry took a more subtle approach this morning to casting the former Massachusetts governor as a creature of the party establishment who lacks core convictions. Speaking to party loyalists at a Western Republican Leadership Conference here at the Venetian casino resort, the Texas governor challenged the notion that Romney was the inevitable White House nominee to run against President Obama next year.
May 13, 2011 | By Borzou Daragahi and Alexandra Sandels, Los Angeles Times
Protests erupted throughout Syria, including in the capital and the suburbs of the second-largest city, after weekly Muslim prayers on Friday, as a peaceful popular uprising against the rule of President Bashar Assad and his family entered a second month. FOR THE RECORD: A photo of Pakistani protesters was used in an earlier version of this report and incorrectly identified demonstrators as Syrian protesters. Demonstrations erupted in and around the capital, Damascus, with reports of protests breaking out near a mosque in the city's Zahirah Jadidah district, less than two miles from the city center, and the Mezze district, activists said.
October 19, 2010 | By Don Lee and David Pierson, Los Angeles Times
A surprise interest-rate hike by China raised the prospect Tuesday that the world's economic locomotive will begin chugging at a slower speed ? a move that battered stocks and commodity prices around the globe and raised fresh uncertainties over continued recovery in the U.S. and other developed nations. The immediate aim of the action by China's central bank was to cool the nation's overheated real estate market and rising inflation. With more rate increases expected, it could slow the overall growth of the world's second-largest economy.
June 3, 2010 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
The Ford Mustang is ubiquitous. More than 9 million have been manufactured over the last 47 years, driven by generations of owners, including my mechanic's son, my neighbor's daughter, even my very own mother. But none are quite like the 2011 version, which got a radical and somewhat unusual update for a muscle car. It simultaneously ramps up the performance and the fuel economy. Like any redo worth the R&D money, the aluminum 5.0-liter V-8 is all new and outfitted with twin independent variable camshaft timing, allowing the car to offer a triptych of benefits.
January 2, 2009 | Reed Johnson
Culturally speaking, we're all turning into global nomads. We roam far and wide through the alchemy of cinema, TV and, if we're feeling really ambitious, foreign literature. We wander to the ends of our iTunes Genius recommendations in search of exotic new sonic encounters. So it was fitting that the newly reconstituted Conga Room, one of L.A.'
Trainer Carl Nafzger said Sunday that Unbridled, the sixth-place finisher in Saturday's Pimlico Special, had bled internally during the race. A trickle of blood from the lungs and a small amount in one of his nostrils was found when Unbridled was examined after the race. Nafzger said he didn't immediately announce the 4-year-old colt's condition because he didn't want to detract from the three-length victory by Farma Way.
Unbridled is the name of the favorite. For sure, it doesn't describe the enthusiasm stirred by the Belmont Stakes Saturday. As if to underscore the lack of drama surrounding the 122nd Belmont, before the race there will be a tribute to Secretariat, who starred in perhaps the greatest racing drama ever.
June 21, 2008 | Amy Wallen, Special to The Times
When A novel opens with the scene of an indoor pool filled with lobsters and enough ice to keep them alive, and the environmental attorney who rigged this stunt in a mayor's mansion makes his getaway in a stretch limo accompanied by a sheep-dog puppet, it's hard not to think, here we go again: another spoof on enviro-terrorists to make the reader cringe at their outrageous acts while feeling guilty about the dire straits our Earth is in.
April 25, 2007 | Marc Weingarten, Special to The Times
LULI McMULLEN is one of those kids who are always alone even when they're not. The 13-year-old, who might be described as a happy-go-lucky fatalist, has erected the defense mechanisms, figured out all of the stratagems she needs to see her through another day, another week. Luli lives in Lancaster, Neb., one of those parched and barren Midwestern locales that stands in for everything that's godforsaken and passed by in "Hick" by Andrea Portes.
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