October 13, 1990 |
Harold Bloom has a lot of nerve, but then again he may not have quite enough. "The Book of J," his commentary on David Rosenberg's punning, experimental translation of portions of the Old Testament books of Genesis, Exodus and Numbers, is both less and more than it seems.
March 21, 1991 |
Sister Michele Morris is in the middle of a phone call when Angie, an Inglewood widow suffering from diabetes, comes in with her latest problem. The 52-year-old woman, who cannot read or write, has just received notice that her Social Security check has been cut by more than $100 a month. She also has a cold but no money to buy cough syrup.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1986
The Times carried an advertisement (Dec. 11) placed by "Jews for Jesus" to which Lawrence G. Corey took exception in a letter (Dec. 23). My letter is neither a defense nor a criticism of that advertisement or of those who placed it. It is only intended to correct Corey's remark that Jesus "never claimed to be our God" and that his statement, "I and the Father are One," is simply "an expression of Devekut, or mystical 'cleaving' to the Godhead."...
March 13, 1986
The story about the bums and Sister Michele's house of Yahweh really bothered me. The good sister feeds the bums who then litter the city of Lawndale with themselves and their excretions. Doesn't she offer them the use of the men's room, too? Restaurants usually offer the privacy of a toilet and wash basin for their patrons. If the food is free, does that mean you don't deserve the dignity of a place to go to relieve yourself? The sister's heart may be in the right place, but anybody knows that if you feed the birds you attract many more then normally live there.
April 2, 1996 |
Two men wearing ski masks used a pipe bomb in a bank robbery Monday after apparently setting off another bomb moments earlier at a newspaper office, authorities said. No injuries were reported, but both buildings were heavily damaged. Investigators believe the pipe bomb at the Spokesman-Review's Spokane Valley office was meant to divert attention from the bank robbery, Sheriff John Goldman said. Witnesses saw a customized white and maroon van at both locations.
April 3, 1997 |
A federal jury Wednesday deadlocked over charges that three white separatists carried out a string of bombings and bank robberies, but it convicted them of lesser offenses carrying up to 35 years in prison. Prosecutors did not immediately say whether they will retry the three men in the three bombings and two robberies, all of which took place in the Spokane area last year. "Yahweh is king of everything!" one of the defendants, Robert Berry, shouted as he was led from the courtroom.
December 25, 1994 |
It has turned cold again. Cardboard boxes, abandoned by importers of toys from mainland China and Taiwan, provide makeshift shelter for hundreds of homeless. Foreign aid of an odd but crucial sort. Hunched backs lean in toward late night fires and hands shove deep into empty pockets. December on Skid Row. In "The Bluest Eye," Toni Morrison wrote that, in Lorain, Ohio, in the early 1940s, outdoors was the real terror of life.
December 26, 1999 |
During the season of giving, organizations that serve the hungry and poor are again relying on donations to make this holiday season as joyous as possible for all. Doris Bloch, executive director of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, says her agency, which feeds 275,000 people a week, expects to distribute 37 million to 38 million pounds of food by the end of the year. She says that despite a low unemployment rate, plenty of people are still turning to food pantries.
January 20, 2002 |
Rain and drums drowned out the words of two dozen members of the Ku Klux Klan at a rally Saturday held days after a wooden cross was burned on the lawn of the town's first black mayor. The rally, the first public Klan event in the region in decades, fell on Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's birthday and two days before Martin Luther King Day. Klan organizers said the town of 7,100 was selected because it was a convenient location, not because it has a black mayor.