July 17, 2002
I want to state upfront that I love dogs. I have had dogs as part of my family most of my life. We loved them, cared for them, cried when they died. However, we must not put any animal on the same level as a human being. Calling ourselves their "guardians" instead of "owners" puts dogs on the same level as humans. Elliot M. Katz, a veterinarian and founder of In Defense of Animals, should not compare how a dog is treated with how minorities, the handicapped or children are treated (July 9)
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July 4, 2001
Re "University Voids Running Teams' Ban on Stripper," June 30, about the coach who kicked the student off Cal State Fullerton's track and cross-country teams because she worked part-time as an exotic dancer: According to the student's attorney, the coach has said that "stripping goes against his moral credo as a Christian." Of course, if stripping is against coach John Elders' religious beliefs, he certainly should not engage in it. However, there is a vast difference between saying, "My religion forbids me to," and, "My religion forbids you to."
January 24, 1999
Regarding the Jan. 17 article headlined "Web Threatens to Push Brokers Aside," there is a vast difference in both price and complexity between buying and selling books, travel or stocks and real estate. Very few people are buying or selling hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of the first three. The consequences resulting from making a bad deal on a book, travel or stocks and a bad deal on a house are very, very different. Having an experienced, reliable and ethical agent can make a great difference in the end result.
September 6, 2003
Allow me to quote T.J. Simers with regards to off-the-field issues at UCLA, so that I may also correct him: "UCLA has always had a problem dealing with things gone askew.... " No, T.J., the difference is, we deal with the issues and thus they get hashed out in the media time and time again. We suspend players for wrongdoing, big or small. This is a vast difference from the darlings of The Times, USC. They have a starter [offensive lineman Winston Justice] who was arrested during the summer for solicitation [of prostitution]
March 27, 2005 |
Down by 20 points with 2:50 left in the first half, with your best player destined to foul out with 4:02 left in the second half. Down by 15 points with 4:02 left in the second half, facing an opponent that shoots free throws at a clip of better than 77%. Obviously, what we had here were two textbook studies on how to win an NCAA regional final in overtime.
March 3, 2000 |
If ever a week existed that made you want to spit out the bad taste in your mouth, this was it. Two nights of network television were devoted to the grisly 1996 murder of a 6-year-old girl, JonBenet Ramsey, along with daily news coverage of Tuesday's slaying of a 6-year-old girl, Kayla Rolland. The first crime is unsolved. Nobody knows to this day who killed the Ramsey child--nobody except the person or persons responsible. The second case is no mystery.