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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1991
So Escalante was ostracized for being dedicated, creative, outspoken, unconventional, sincere and inspirational. One wonders if he would have improved his social acceptability among his peers and the administration by being conservative, conventional, methodical, unimaginative, uncaring and uninspiring? SANFORD SILVERSTEIN Duarte
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March 18, 2013 | By Paul West, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - The Republican Party is smug. Uncaring. Rigid. An immovable collection of "stuffy old men. " The assessment did not come from Democrats still gleeful about November's victory - the fifth time Republicans have lost the popular vote in the last six presidential elections. It came from the Republican Party itself. An unflinching analysis commissioned by the Republican National Committee and released Monday said female, minority and younger voters have been alienated by what they see as the GOP's stale policies and image of intolerance.
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MAGAZINE
July 26, 1992
I sure hope we single mothers can raise a better generation of men than the whining, spoiled, selfish, irresponsible, uncaring brats running around today who are fathers only in the biological sense. Declining morals? No family values? Yeah, tell it to the guys, Mr. Quayle. LAHNEEN GALLO Rialto
WORLD
March 22, 2012 | By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times
  With a gnarled hand, the elderly widow picks up a rock and taps it with another rock until it shatters. Then she tosses the pebbles into a small pile. The tap-tap of stone on stone echoes like drips in a cave as women pound stones to pebbles in the blasting heat of Rock City, on the outskirts of Juba, capital of the new nation of South Sudan. Davidka Clement made the long trek to Juba from her village a few years ago. She had heard that South Sudan, which fought for decades for independence from Sudan, would soon become an independent country with its own leaders, who would care about people like her. The country became a reality in July, to momentous celebration, but it changed nothing for Clement or the other pebble women of Rock City.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1987
As usual, Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky has tried to take political advantage of what he has determined to be an error in judgment by Mayor Bradley in the ouster of Croton (Metro, Oct. 31). Only once did I have occasion to deal with Croton and it was a disaster. He was inept, uncaring and very rude. If Yaroslavsky would check into the situation, he would probably find that Bradley's only crime was that he didn't fire Croton soon enough. MARJORIE SCHWARTZ Los Angeles
SPORTS
October 4, 2008
I owe Phil Anschutz an apology, and I bet that sentence has never before been said or written. When the Kings unbelievably raised ticket prices over the summer following yet another disastrous season, I blamed Phil for just wanting to line his pockets even more. As the off-season ticked down and no free agents were signed to lucrative contracts, AEG heard my complaints. While the Kings behaved like a small-market team and stubbornly clung to the lowest payroll in the league, Phil was the object of my wrath.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 2000
Re "ACLU Sues State Over Conditions in Poor Schools," May 18: As a taxpayer, I resent the ACLU's suit. As a citizen, I resent the necessity for the suit. There is no justification for the LAUSD having any school fitting the criteria of the suit other than incompetence, bad management and just plain not giving a damn. No excuse is possible for any member of the school board, the administration, or those of us in the public who permit these conditions to exist. The lack of toilet facilities is just as important as the lack of books.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1999
As a person with a handicapped placard, I take offense at Richard Deight's comments (Letters, Sept. 28) that handicapped parking is unfair to 98% of the public. I earned mine at Okinawa; many others earned theirs in the battles fought for 100% of the public. There is also the matter of those unfortunate enough to have a disability that requires them to need help. The fact that some uncaring people take advantage of the handicapped parking situation is a police matter that is overlooked in the press of fighting crime.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1995
The San Fernando Valley might have once been referred to by Frank Zappa as " . . . a real nice place to bring your kids up." If only this were still true. How do you experience a quality way of life when different neighbors have: A fleet of airport vans on the front lawn . . . A cabinet maker working out of his garage . . . City trash cans that never leave the curbside . . . An old sofa in the driveway . . . . . . and I am referring to Woodland Hills, south of the boulevard!
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1986 | LAURA M. LAKE and BARBARA S. BLINDERMAN, Laura M. Lake is an adjunct assistant professor of environmental science and engineering at UCLA. Barbara S . Blinderman is a land-use attorney in private practice. They are co-founders of Not Yet New York, a citywide organization that deals with land-use decisions
The Los Angeles City Council has betrayed the public trust so many times that it is difficult to keep score. Each betrayal is cold, calculated and a disaster for our people. The net result of much of this back-room dealing is that communities are ignored, trust in government erodes, beaches become polluted, the air becomes unbreathable and traffic gridlock continues. Not surprisingly, the council's hubris has triggered a dramatic response: Proposition U, the Reasonable Limits Initiative.
SPORTS
October 4, 2008
I owe Phil Anschutz an apology, and I bet that sentence has never before been said or written. When the Kings unbelievably raised ticket prices over the summer following yet another disastrous season, I blamed Phil for just wanting to line his pockets even more. As the off-season ticked down and no free agents were signed to lucrative contracts, AEG heard my complaints. While the Kings behaved like a small-market team and stubbornly clung to the lowest payroll in the league, Phil was the object of my wrath.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 2005 | Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writer
A woman testified Tuesday that Robert Blake acted oddly the night his wife was killed, becoming the latest in a string of prosecution witnesses who said the actor never comforted her as she lay dying. Blake, 71, is on trial in Van Nuys for murder in the shooting of Bonny Lee Bakley, 44, his wife of six months and mother of his youngest child. She was shot in Blake's car on May 4, 2001, near the Studio City restaurant where they had dined.
NEWS
August 30, 2001 | PAUL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sunil Verma just wants to be left by himself. He doesn't trust strangers. Companionship is a creeping terror. Almost 17 years ago, a toxic cloud drifted from the Union Carbide pesticide plant here, turning the air lethal and the leaves black. It killed seven members of Verma's family, including his parents, and he still lives in fear of demons he cannot see. "I hear sounds in my mind," Verma said through an interpreter. "I only feel like staying in a lonely room.
SPORTS
February 6, 2001 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Left wing Paul Kariya says he wishes to remain a Mighty Duck for as long as it takes to bring a Stanley Cup championship to Anaheim. Right wing Teemu Selanne says he has not asked to be traded. Center Steve Rucchin says he would like to continue skating with Kariya and Selanne. Goaltender Guy Hebert says he would like to finish his career in Orange County. Pierre Gauthier, Duck president and general manager, says nothing publicly.
NEWS
June 15, 2000 | JOSH GETLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
New York City officials vowed a crackdown Wednesday on predators and police alike, as evidence mounted that some officers did little to stop the sexual attacks on at least 24 women in Central Park--a near-riot in which roving packs of men sprayed victims with water, stripped off their clothes and tried to molest them. Calling last weekend's attacks "horrendous and inexcusable," Mayor Rudolph W.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 2000
Re "ACLU Sues State Over Conditions in Poor Schools," May 18: As a taxpayer, I resent the ACLU's suit. As a citizen, I resent the necessity for the suit. There is no justification for the LAUSD having any school fitting the criteria of the suit other than incompetence, bad management and just plain not giving a damn. No excuse is possible for any member of the school board, the administration, or those of us in the public who permit these conditions to exist. The lack of toilet facilities is just as important as the lack of books.
NEWS
August 27, 1986 | JANET CLAYTON, Times Staff Writer
Citing vetoes of funding for such programs as providing child care for latchkey children, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Bradley Tuesday accused Republican Gov. George Deukmejian of being "a cold, uncaring man." The Los Angeles mayor told an audience celebrating the recent 66th anniversary of women's suffrage that Deukmejian in television commercials is "portraying himself as a kindly, fatherly figure, loving of his family, but the facts are quite different."
NEWS
October 31, 1996
"Election '96: The Young and the Restless (Oct. 24) is another verification that we are still in the Me Generation. Comments by young adults such as "I don't care about (fill in the blank) that's not affecting me" further prove the insensibility and lack of care for fellow citizens by those who believe if it doesn't affect me, who cares? I do care about people and will always vote for the protection of citizens' rights. God help us if people only voted when issues directly affected their little worlds.
NEWS
November 14, 1999 | CORRIE DOSH, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Joseph Gitau never expected old age to be like this. He had pictured himself at home, surrounded by his three wives and nine children. But the former police officer and freedom fighter found himself on the streets of Nairobi, alone and begging for food. Gitau, 92, is one of an estimated 800,000 elderly Kenyans--one of every five--who are living out their final years forgotten and uncared for.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1999
As a person with a handicapped placard, I take offense at Richard Deight's comments (Letters, Sept. 28) that handicapped parking is unfair to 98% of the public. I earned mine at Okinawa; many others earned theirs in the battles fought for 100% of the public. There is also the matter of those unfortunate enough to have a disability that requires them to need help. The fact that some uncaring people take advantage of the handicapped parking situation is a police matter that is overlooked in the press of fighting crime.
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