CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 2013 |
A simple request: Please stop calling Sarah Palin names. If you find her politics repellant and her intellectual gifts lacking, fine. Just say so. But stop with the verbal abuse and the debased revenge fantasies. Palin has always had a gift for making her critics crazy. But it's been five years since she was sprung from Alaskan obscurity as kind of “Hail Mary pass” for John McCain's faltering presidential dreams. Liberals: She can't hurt you anymore. It's time to get over her. Her career is about self-enrichment now, not politics. She's found a formula for financial success and continuing celebrity.
May 20, 2013 |
There is more than just a little bit of Ron Hextall living in the body of Kings goalie Jonathan Quick. That is, the once-hot-tempered goalie Ron Hextall, not the current calm corporate Ron Hextall, the Kings' assistant general manager, destined to run an NHL team someday. Quick waved his stick and verbally went after both referees after the Kings lost, 2-1, in overtime to the Sharks in Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinal series at San Jose on Saturday night. He received a game misconduct for his actions but escaped supplementary discipline from the NHL. The league said Sunday that Quick would not be fined or suspended.
June 5, 2012 |
Kurt Busch knew it was coming. Even as he was lashing out at a reporter Saturday night -- a rather mild outburst by his standards -- Busch acknowledged that he was going to get in trouble for his actions. And he did. On Monday, NASCAR suspended Busch until June 13 for verbally abusing reporter Bob Pockrass of SportingNews.com. That means Busch, currently 26th in the Sprint Cup standings, won't be able to participate in this weekend's Cup race at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2010 |
A lawyer representing a Westlake Village man who was charged Tuesday in the fatal shooting of a Pasadena art college instructor said his client had been traumatized by years of insults targeting his Japanese heritage. "This is a textbook heat-of-passion incident, which a jury would consider" in weighing whether Steven Ronald Honma "is guilty of murder or a lower-level homicide such as a manslaughter," said Dmitry Gorin, whose law firm is representing Honma, 54, who was arrested Sunday in connection with the weekend slaying at a Persian new year's party.
February 9, 2010
Dear Amy: I have been married for 30 years. I endured put-downs, slurs and nastiness from my husband's parents for the entirety of our marriage -- with no help from my husband. A year ago, my mother-in-law passed away and my father-in-law was placed in the dementia unit of a nursing home. My problem is that I am still furious at how they treated me -- and terribly disappointed that the close relationship I always wanted with them never happened. I tried and tried, but everything about me was dead wrong: my ethnicity, my weight, my education (I have a doctorate, and my husband has a high school diploma, so they called me "Miss Know-It-All")
June 3, 2003 |
Internal investigators at the Justice Department found "significant problems" in the way that scores of immigrants were detained after the Sept. 11 attacks, from excessive delays in the release of suspects to "a pattern of physical and verbal abuse" by some federal correctional officers.