February 19, 2013
While Angelenos are mourning the loss of their favorite basketball team's patriarch, basketball fans in the other corner of the country are scratching their heads over a comment by rapper. Welcome to your online trends for Tuesday, February 19. Jerry Buss, the man credited by many with bringing glamour back to basketball as the owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, died yesterday at the age of 80. Meanwhile, two of the world's greatest soccer -- ahem, football -- teams are scheduled to play today, bringing them one step closer to European dominance.
January 24, 2013
Twenty-seven Tufts men's lacrosse players will be suspended for two games this season after "unacceptable behavior," including racist and sexist insults, at a women's volleyball game against Smith College last semester, the Tufts Daily student newspaper has reported. An external investigation was launched by the school's Office of Equal Opportunity after a student accused the players of "calling out sexist and racist insults that disparagingly referenced the Smith players by name and threatened them during the game" Sept.
January 17, 2013
Editor: In your article "Walmart protests resume in Bel Air" (Jan.16) Walmart spokesman Bill Wertz stated: "Certainly our charge, from the county is to ensure that we are not aggravating the traffic situation. In fact, we believe we will be able to improve it. " The statement that the traffic situation will be improved after a 186,000 square foot Super Center store, bringing an additional 10,000 to 12,000 cars per day to the intersection of a two-lane Route 924 and Plumtree Road, is beyond ludicrous.
September 26, 2012
In Susan Reimer 's column ("At home with the Jesuses?" Sept. 25), she compares herself with Salman Rushdie. Mr. Rushdie published his works expressing his sincere beliefs with the knowledge that his life could be at risk. Ms. Reimer seems to have written her column with the aim of insulting all who believe in Jesus and respect his mother. Ms. Reimer seems to feel that she can do so with impunity. Her attempt at being cute fails miserably. Has The Sun sunk to this level? Annunziata Kurek, Elkridge
June 11, 2012
The present controversy over the proposed Eisenhower National Memorial centers on the relationship between the meaning and significance of Dwight David Eisenhower's service to the nation and architect Frank Gehry's scheme to commemorate that service. Does the design fulfill the requirements and standards of monumental civic art? Does it, in a seemly manner, recognize and honor the achievements of General Eisenhower as supreme commander of the Allied Forces in Europe in World War II and as president of the United States from 1953 to 1961?
May 13, 2012
My heart goes out to the family of Jenny Olenick, who by all accounts was a talented and wonderful teen. The May 5 article detailing events surrounding the filing of a malpractice suit, "Lawyers question teen's health before death," got my attention for several reasons. To imply that pre-exiting conditions, such as stress, anxiety and heart disease would have contributed to or caused her death seem far-fetched. As reported in the article the autopsy report found "no evidence of a physical process, like cardiomyopathy having occurred," according to the state's chief medical examiner.