Please do something about this epidemic. They have killed babies,
toddlers, and pretty soon will kill even strong humans.
I enclose my dog's picture. I enjoyed getting him from Paris on my
last trip. He was pedigreed, loving, beautiful, and he was my baby.
It is a great loss, and I am still crying.
SHIRLEY YAP GRIFFIN
Letter writer off base with views on Iraq, L.A. Times
Re the letter from Mr. Bill Fabian in [the May 4 News-Press]:
I take issue with his lack on perspective of recent events as they
were expressed in Dan Kimber's April 23 column ("Arriving at that
elusive 'truth' ").
Mr. Fabian's characterization of Mr. Kimber's reference to the
future Iraqi view of our actions in their country, as well as his
image of the L.A. Times, should be updated.
I have heard live interviews on both AM and shortwave broadcasts
of people who have traveled to Iraq and who have witnessed actions of
our troops and spoken to locals there regarding their view of our
actions. [They are] often offering favorable opinions of them, but
tempered with negative views of our president and his decisions on
Middle East policy. The recent revelation of the treatment of certain
captives has also been met with severe criticism of just what our
intent in their country truly is.
As such, the view by Iraqi historians may indeed either castigate
or lionize our actions as being liberators or occupiers.
The liberal image of the L.A. Times is, well, old news. This
newspaper hasn't had a leftist slant since Otis Chandler stepped down
in 1980. Since then, several editors have come and gone, each leaving
their mark on the paper. The Times, so to speak, has been "a
changin'." The current stewardship of the newspaper has a centrist
lead. A careful read of the newspaper should bear this out.
ALBERT J. PRYOR
From the darkness at City Hall comes light in Montrose
Amid the furor over the Town Center and the hype over Cavalia, the
circus with men in tights jumping all around on dancing horses, and
Phyllis Diller playing the Alex Theatre, something of significance
happened in our city that hasn't happened in a long time.