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January 26, 1990 | From Associated Press
Paul Tagliabue, unveiling a blunt, to-the-point style today at his first Super Bowl news conference as NFL commissioner, called a Washington television station's report accusing racial bias in NFL drug testing "a journalistic Molotov cocktail." In his first national exposure as successor to Pete Rozelle, Tagliabue pulled no punches. "If you throw enough mud against the wall, some of it might stick," the commissioner said of criticism leveled at the league's drug policy and Dr.
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July 14, 2008
Re "Allstate is ordered to cut homeowner rates 28.5%," July 10 What utter nonsense for Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner to tell any insurance company what it should charge for its products. The free market has always worked to the consumer's advantage over the 50-plus years that I have been a licensed insurance broker in California. Policyholders with a little common sense know how to shop around. People who were referred to me and had Allstate insurance were easy sells, because every company our office represented had rates that were substantially lower than Allstate's.
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NEWS
October 4, 1989 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON and RICHARD A. SERRANO, Times Staff Writers
The U.S. citizen who has emerged as a suspect in the bombing of a van belonging to Navy Capt. Will Rogers III has told The Times that, although he is being closely interrogated by federal law enforcement officials, he is not responsible for the March 10 bombing that nearly killed Rogers' wife. "I didn't do it, and I don't know who did it," said H. George Marxmiller, a former Navy flier and a commercial pilot for Eastern Airlines who now lives in Lake Oconee, Ga.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1999
In the April 11 editorial, " Fire Notice Went Astray," you refer to a Fire Department spokesman saying that previous notices had been sent regarding brush clearance to those living in the hills. This is utter nonsense. I live one block south of Ventura Boulevard in an area totally flat and fully developed and have been receiving such notices for years. Perhaps before homeowners are asked to clean up their properties, the Fire Department should be asked to clean up its act. MONROE RICHMAN, Encino Re "Homeowners Fuming Over Fire Notice," April 6. Your reporter Hilary E MacGregor's cream puff article totally missed the point.
NEWS
September 11, 1990 | United Press International
Egypt on Monday described as "utter nonsense" a report by Iran's official Islamic Republic News Agency that his country has sent 10,000 Egyptian women to entertain U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia.
SPORTS
April 13, 1991
A message to Fay Vincent: As a sports fan I would like to thank major league baseball for the integrity it displays in its playoff format. I write this after seeing all four NHL divisional winners have a year of hard work go down the drain in one game. If all this is for added revenue, then include seven games at the end of the regular season. Let's put an end to this utter nonsense. GERALD BEG Sylmar
SPORTS
September 26, 1992
Mike Downey's column of Sept. 18 ("His Safe Calls Were Sane Ones") misses the point. Lou Holtz was not criticized for going for the tie with Michigan. The criticism was in response to his comments after the game, the utter nonsense that Notre Dame was trying to determine the Michigan defensive alignment. Holtz should have told the truth and said that he didn't want to lose because a tie wouldn't hurt Notre Dame's chances for a national championship nearly as much as a loss.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1993
What utter nonsense for the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee to claim that the ADL violated "the civil rights of literally thousands of Americans" (letter, Nov. 24). Name one! Were any of those activities, speeches and writings the Anti-Defamation League compiled a denial of their right to speak? To vote? To be gainfully employed? What school(s) and churches they can attend? If what the ADL does in protecting American and Jewish interests in areas of human relations and religious beliefs, violates the civil rights of Americans, then all media reporting and research bureaus do too. HYMAN H. HAVES Pacific Palisades The writer is an honorary life member of the National ADL Commission.
OPINION
July 14, 2008
Re "Allstate is ordered to cut homeowner rates 28.5%," July 10 What utter nonsense for Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner to tell any insurance company what it should charge for its products. The free market has always worked to the consumer's advantage over the 50-plus years that I have been a licensed insurance broker in California. Policyholders with a little common sense know how to shop around. People who were referred to me and had Allstate insurance were easy sells, because every company our office represented had rates that were substantially lower than Allstate's.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1999
In the April 11 editorial, " Fire Notice Went Astray," you refer to a Fire Department spokesman saying that previous notices had been sent regarding brush clearance to those living in the hills. This is utter nonsense. I live one block south of Ventura Boulevard in an area totally flat and fully developed and have been receiving such notices for years. Perhaps before homeowners are asked to clean up their properties, the Fire Department should be asked to clean up its act. MONROE RICHMAN, Encino Re "Homeowners Fuming Over Fire Notice," April 6. Your reporter Hilary E MacGregor's cream puff article totally missed the point.
NEWS
December 4, 1995 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Yigal Amir, the assassin of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, kept up his running court dialogue with reporters Sunday, endorsing one of many conspiracy theories circulating since the killing a month ago. "Why don't you publicize that they killed one of Rabin's bodyguards?" Amir yelled as he was led into a Tel Aviv court for an extension of his detention without charges. Amir said a guard who shouted "the bullets are dummies" as Amir shot Rabin was later killed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1993
What utter nonsense for the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee to claim that the ADL violated "the civil rights of literally thousands of Americans" (letter, Nov. 24). Name one! Were any of those activities, speeches and writings the Anti-Defamation League compiled a denial of their right to speak? To vote? To be gainfully employed? What school(s) and churches they can attend? If what the ADL does in protecting American and Jewish interests in areas of human relations and religious beliefs, violates the civil rights of Americans, then all media reporting and research bureaus do too. HYMAN H. HAVES Pacific Palisades The writer is an honorary life member of the National ADL Commission.
SPORTS
September 26, 1992
Mike Downey's column of Sept. 18 ("His Safe Calls Were Sane Ones") misses the point. Lou Holtz was not criticized for going for the tie with Michigan. The criticism was in response to his comments after the game, the utter nonsense that Notre Dame was trying to determine the Michigan defensive alignment. Holtz should have told the truth and said that he didn't want to lose because a tie wouldn't hurt Notre Dame's chances for a national championship nearly as much as a loss.
SPORTS
April 13, 1991
A message to Fay Vincent: As a sports fan I would like to thank major league baseball for the integrity it displays in its playoff format. I write this after seeing all four NHL divisional winners have a year of hard work go down the drain in one game. If all this is for added revenue, then include seven games at the end of the regular season. Let's put an end to this utter nonsense. GERALD BEG Sylmar
NEWS
September 11, 1990 | United Press International
Egypt on Monday described as "utter nonsense" a report by Iran's official Islamic Republic News Agency that his country has sent 10,000 Egyptian women to entertain U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia.
SPORTS
January 26, 1990 | From Associated Press
Paul Tagliabue, unveiling a blunt, to-the-point style today at his first Super Bowl news conference as NFL commissioner, called a Washington television station's report accusing racial bias in NFL drug testing "a journalistic Molotov cocktail." In his first national exposure as successor to Pete Rozelle, Tagliabue pulled no punches. "If you throw enough mud against the wall, some of it might stick," the commissioner said of criticism leveled at the league's drug policy and Dr.
NEWS
June 16, 1989 | VIRGINIA ELLIS and CARL INGRAM, Times Staff Writers
Accusing him of using tactics from the Spanish Inquisition, the Assembly's leading Republican publicly upbraided Sen. Alan Robbins (D-Tarzana) Thursday for "harassing" Assembly Republicans during budget negotiations. Robbins, in an unusual speech to the full Senate minutes later, accused Ross Johnson of La Habra of making anti-Semitic remarks to him and said that such "absolutely disgusting conduct by the leader of Assembly Republicans is not in the realm of something that can be excused or tolerated by a member of our society."
NEWS
January 10, 1987 | GAYLORD SHAW, Times Staff Writer
Defense Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger, responding to a rising chorus of criticism of the B-1 bomber, described as "utter nonsense" Friday any suggestion that the new warplane is incapable of penetrating Soviet air defenses. "The B-1 is the most advanced bomber in the world. It's on-line, it's operational . . . it's under its budget cost," Weinberger said at a breakfast session with The Times' Washington Bureau. He acknowledged that there are "some things . . .
NEWS
October 4, 1989 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON and RICHARD A. SERRANO, Times Staff Writers
The U.S. citizen who has emerged as a suspect in the bombing of a van belonging to Navy Capt. Will Rogers III has told The Times that, although he is being closely interrogated by federal law enforcement officials, he is not responsible for the March 10 bombing that nearly killed Rogers' wife. "I didn't do it, and I don't know who did it," said H. George Marxmiller, a former Navy flier and a commercial pilot for Eastern Airlines who now lives in Lake Oconee, Ga.
NEWS
June 16, 1989 | VIRGINIA ELLIS and CARL INGRAM, Times Staff Writers
Accusing him of using tactics from the Spanish Inquisition, the Assembly's leading Republican publicly upbraided Sen. Alan Robbins (D-Tarzana) Thursday for "harassing" Assembly Republicans during budget negotiations. Robbins, in an unusual speech to the full Senate minutes later, accused Ross Johnson of La Habra of making anti-Semitic remarks to him and said that such "absolutely disgusting conduct by the leader of Assembly Republicans is not in the realm of something that can be excused or tolerated by a member of our society."
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