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OPINION
November 2, 1997
It looks as though we shall have a new sports arena before we get the Disney Concert Hall. What a sad commentary on our value system! DORIS DUNN Pacific Palisades
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SPORTS
September 5, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
You can add another name to the ever-growing list of those annoyed by Johnny Manziel: former Oklahoma and Dallas Cowboys coach Barry Switzer. Switzer took issue Wednesday with Manziel's antics during Saturday's game against Rice. During the game, Manziel would often rub his thumb and forefingers together, a gesture that usually means "money. " After a short run, Manziel mimed signing an autograph while shaking his head. “I'm certainly disappointed in his actions. For him to act so arrogant, I wanted to jerk his facemask.
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NEWS
April 30, 1992
What are the so-called Latino leaders doing about the gang problem? I am referring to the political, church and community leaders. Our whole value system has gone sour. I am appalled. TONY MENDOZA Alhambra
ENTERTAINMENT
June 16, 2013 | By Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
Forget "World War Z. " The true zombie movie this summer is "The Bling Ring. " Written and directed by Sofia Coppola, the film has the quality of a vacant stare, reflecting back a disturbing, unsettling blankness. The story is based on the real-life group of L.A youths who burglarized the homes of celebrities they ostensibly admired - an iconographic coterie that included Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton. Seeming to lack a conscience or sense of consequence, the gang grabbed tabloid infamy as a jaundiced apex of contemporary consumer/reality culture.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1999
Your Oct. 4 story reporting on the dangerously large numbers of medically uninsured neglected to note that over $7 billion was spent by Americans for NFL, NBA and major league baseball paraphernalia last year. There is also no mention of the hundreds of billions spent on cosmetics, tobacco, alcohol, auto insurance, movies, computer games, pizza, etc. Perhaps you could write a few words on our value system. M.H. SUKOFF Tustin
MAGAZINE
January 18, 1987
Friedman says: "According to my value system, if people want to kill themselves, they have every right to do so." It's obvious that he ended his Jewish education at age 13, for if he had continued a little longer, he might have learned about a Jewish concept: the sanctity of human life. It seems that Friedman has taken the value out of the system. Ken Kaufman Van Nuys
SPORTS
September 5, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
You can add another name to the ever-growing list of those annoyed by Johnny Manziel: former Oklahoma and Dallas Cowboys coach Barry Switzer. Switzer took issue Wednesday with Manziel's antics during Saturday's game against Rice. During the game, Manziel would often rub his thumb and forefingers together, a gesture that usually means "money. " After a short run, Manziel mimed signing an autograph while shaking his head. “I'm certainly disappointed in his actions. For him to act so arrogant, I wanted to jerk his facemask.
MAGAZINE
September 15, 1996
In A. Grey Le Cuyer's attempt to portray the lighter side of the Masonic image ("The Artful Lodger," So SoCal, Aug. 11), he has omitted a perspective of Masonry that is at the core of its existence. While I was another who joined Ionic Lodge because of my father, what I found there were people who taught, practiced and supported a value system and behavior code that emphasized caring for the outside world, building for the future and being trustworthy to others and truthful to yourself.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1987
The importance of the case against Dead Kennedys singer Jello Biafra should not be overshadowed by one's musical taste. The decision to drop the charges (Metro, Aug. 28) of pornography against Biafra and his record label confirms the First Amendment rights of the entire artistic community. Had the poster in question been a sophomoric rendering instead of a recognized work of art, or had there been no label on the album cover cautioning against explicit and potentially offensive material, then perhaps the group could be considered guilty of a lack of sensitivity to the needs of the community.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 2001 | TWILA DECKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saying he wanted to do the right thing, the man convicted of killing Bill Cosby's only son, Ennis, has written a letter to the California attorney general's office confessing to the crime and asking that his 1998 appeal be dropped. "It is based on falsehood and deceit. I am guilty and I want to do the right thing," Mikail Markhasev, 22, wrote in the letter. "More than anything, I want to apologize to the victim's family.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 2013 | Teresa Watanabe
A landmark agreement to use student test scores for the first time in evaluating Los Angeles Unified teachers was approved by union members Saturday. United Teachers Los Angeles reported that 66% of 16,892 members who voted approved the agreement with the nation's second-largest school district. L.A. Unified now joins Chicago, New York and many other cities in using testing data as one measure of a teacher's effect on student academic progress. About half the union's 34,000 members voted.
SPORTS
August 4, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
When Hiroki Kuroda told the Dodgers last week that he would not waive the no-trade clause in his contract to facilitate a trade to a World Series contender, General Manager Ned Colletti said he thought the decision was based on how comfortable the Japanese right-hander felt in Los Angeles. Manager Don Mattingly offered a similar opinion, explaining how a player who does not speak English could be hesitant to make a midseason move. Something was lost in translation. Kuroda said his decision was based on a previous decision, which was to re-sign with the Dodgers over the winter.
SPORTS
January 29, 2007 | Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
A pampered star? Tony Dungy dealt with one of those long before he became coach of the Indianapolis Colts. Juvenile behavior? Dungy had seen it. A decked-out crib? Nothing new to him. Back when he was playing for the University of Minnesota, you see, Dungy wasn't just a record-setting quarterback but a straight-arrow, responsible citizen. That's why one of the team's assistant coaches, Mo Forte, routinely hired him to baby-sit his toddler daughter. Well, maybe hired isn't the word.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 22, 2006 | Robert W. Welkos, Times Staff Writer
THE film titles from years past tell you all you need to know about the Nihilist International Film Festival held each year in Santa Monica. There's "Psycho Happy Place," "Toilet Bowl Confessions," "Senseless Violence," "The Loneliness of Animals," "Zombied" and "Trash Baby."
MAGAZINE
August 13, 2000 | Nicholas Riccardi, Nicholas Riccardi is a Staff Writer for The Times' Metro Section
Breakfast is over and it's time to get back to the Revolution. The vegan bread, snatched from a bakery's discard pile, sits on the table, next to the tubs of organic yogurt and cups of certified Fair Trade coffee. Two dozen members of the Student Alliance to Reform Corporations (STARC) hold hands in a ring around the center of a room in Eugene, Ore. Many have just met after months of conference calls and e-mails.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1999
Your Oct. 4 story reporting on the dangerously large numbers of medically uninsured neglected to note that over $7 billion was spent by Americans for NFL, NBA and major league baseball paraphernalia last year. There is also no mention of the hundreds of billions spent on cosmetics, tobacco, alcohol, auto insurance, movies, computer games, pizza, etc. Perhaps you could write a few words on our value system. M.H. SUKOFF Tustin
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1996
Almost every article in your paper proves that we are suffering a crisis of values. However, I believe that your articles on values ("Liberty vs. Morality," occasional series), and the responses, missed a crucial point. Our problem isn't lack of values. Actually, we have too many. We admire honesty, responsibility, tolerance, hard work, compassion and so forth. On the other hand, we also respect cutthroat competition, individualism, greed, absolute freedom and the possession of tremendous wealth.
NEWS
May 13, 1992 | LOUIS SAHAGUN and STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
At the intersection of Florence and Normandie, where television cameras caught the violent early moments of the Los Angeles riots, the 8-Trey Gangster Crips have established their stronghold. From this corner, where trucker Reginald O. Denny was brutally beaten, the loose affiliation of about 350 gang members claims an impoverished territory that runs roughly from Gage Avenue on the North to Manchester Avenue on the South and from Van Ness Avenue on the West to Vermont Avenue on the East.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1999 | CATHIE WRIGHT, State Sen. Cathie Wright (R-Simi Valley) represents the 19th District
As turmoil swirls around the delivery of mental health services in Ventura County, the term "Systems of Care" has been bandied about freely without anyone accurately explaining the program. Vague references to a "team approach" and a "psychosocial model" have only obscured the common-sense approach that Systems of Care provides. It was, and is, not a mental health system as such but rather a comprehensive human services system for people with serious mental illness and their families.
OPINION
November 2, 1997
It looks as though we shall have a new sports arena before we get the Disney Concert Hall. What a sad commentary on our value system! DORIS DUNN Pacific Palisades
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