December 25, 2004
The Perspective section will not be published in Sunday's editions but will return next week. The Public Editor column will not appear; however, the Sunday crossword puzzles and games will be found in Arts & Society. The Editorial page and Opinion/Commentary page, which will include reader responses to KAL's "What's My Line contest," will be in the A section of the Sunday editions.
March 5, 2013
As one who came to America from a socialist country at the age of 18, I find it terrifying that elected officials would challenge the legitimacy of rights granted by our Constitution. When I moved here those many years ago, I was promised my freedom by a Bill of Rights unlike any document ever written previously. It was a liberating experience. Yet today, I once again feel threatened and intimidated by my government. I implore our elected officials to put emotion aside and ponder the consequences of restricting people's right to own guns.
October 15, 2008
The presidential candidacy of Sen. Barack Obama has already inspired several in-depth explorations of race, ranging from CNN's Black in America documentary in July to Ted Koppel's report The Last Lynching, which aired on Discovery Monday. Tonight on Comedy Central comes a new sketch magazine comedy series, Chocolate News. Created by and starring David Alan Grier, it's a no-holds-barred exploration of contemporary life from a distinctly African-American perspective. As Grier himself describes it at the start of the pilot, "Welcome to the Chocolate News, the only source of pure, uncircumcised realness from an Afro-centric perspective."
September 18, 2005
BEING the editor of the Perspective section of The Sun was the best job I ever had on the paper. Why? Maybe because during the three years I put out the section, I learned something about the truly venerable newspaper I devoted 32 years of my life to, and something about myself. When I returned in 1975 after three years as The Sun's correspondent in Brazil, I wanted to go back to my job on The Evening Sun's editorial page. The managing editor of The Sun, Paul Banker, wanted me in the Washington bureau.
January 5, 2003
LAST SUNDAY in this section, the page opposite the editorial page was devoted to biographies of the editors and writers and support staff who produce the editorial and op-ed pages. Inasmuch as those two pages appear each Sunday in Perspective, some have wondered why nothing was said about the Perspective staff. Are we hiding? No. This offered an opportunity to explain the difference between the two - why some Sundays the editorial page may praise the governor as a genius while a Perspective piece argues he is an imbecile.
March 20, 1993
ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Whatever Gary Trost does today at the Rosemont Horizon against Kansas in the second round of the NCAA tournament, whatever the Brigham Young center does for the rest of his basketball career, pales in comparison to what he did on a mountain highway in Idaho last summer.Trost, his wife, Sheri, and her brother were on their way to her family's home near Yellowstone National Park when they came upon a van that had run into a three-ton truck, went off the road and caught fire.