August 19, 1990
I think it's a good thing Ethan Canin left medical school to be a story writer. Judging from "The Scientific Method" (yawn, ho-hum), he might have become dangerous and been a doctor. Thanks for the Sandra Cisneros piece, "Woman Hollering Creek"; that was sensational. E. FLOYD SHERMAN Encino
December 3, 2005
Pacific 10 Commissioner Tom Hansen was quoted as saying he doesn't understand why bowls "fall at the feet" of Notre Dame. Perhaps he should audit a marketing course at a conference institution and learn the principle of brand equity. Notre Dame has it. Most Pac-10 schools do not, especially on a national scale. DAVE SKIBINSKI Altadena How to get into a BCS game: 1. Your record is 9-2. 2. You beat only three teams with winning records -- Michigan (a quality win)
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March 21, 1988
As long as the United States is in the business of overthrowing dictators, we ought to add Nicolae Ceausescu to our hit list. His tight-fisted policies have made despair a commonplace experience for his countrymen, who are under so much surveillance they can hardly yawn without the government microphones picking it up. The Romanians could not revolt against this megalomaniac if they tried. How they survive is beyond understanding. The world must give them all the support it can. DOUGLAS HABERMAN Los Angeles
October 25, 1996 |
CAPSULES AND RANKINGS Team: 1. Florida (7-0) Opponent: Idle Comment: Dad-gum, no one to beat the tar out of this week? * Team: 2. Ohio State (6-0) Opponent: at Iowa Comment: Mantra: Don't look ahead (Michigan), don't look ahead (Michigan). * Team: 3. Florida State (5-0) Opponent: Virginia Comment: Bowden out to avenge his only ACC loss. * Team: 4. Arizona State (7-0) Opponent: at Stanford Comment: Only second road game for Sun Devils. * Team: 5.
January 9, 2000 |
They are about as native to California as the real thing. Those cellular transmission towers in the shape of fan palm trees, needed to transmit such cell phone wisdoms as "What's it going to gross domestic?" are crafted in Tucson, Ariz., by Larson Utility Camouflage. What, you've missed them? They are convincing, replete with fake bark and artificial fronds a bit too firm that barely conceal antennae. Alas, they lack coconuts--and rats. Look north of the Getty Center west of the 405 or, as pictured here, on Huntington Drive in San Marino.
July 28, 2005
DECADES FROM NOW, when historians are sorting through what became of the U.S. economy, they will surely begin their investigations with a meeting that took place on the late afternoon of July 21, 2005, in a conference room at the headquarters of the People's Bank of China in Beijing. Or maybe not. The bank, in an announcement last week before representatives of the world's largest banks, revalued China's currency, the yuan, causing it to rise in value by about 2% against the dollar.