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Posted on January 4 at 12:19 a.m.
Very good article - much better than the previous piece about Brundage a couple of months ago which fawned over him without delving into some of his despicable behavior, particularly at and before the '36 Olympics.
On He Demanded Olympics Purity, but Not His Own
Posted on September 30 at 8:17 a.m.
Does anyone know whether McCaw has finally paid Jerry Roberts the monies she was ordered to pay - I believe it was almost $1million and represented his legal fees and expenses in the arbitration. The abitrator's decision awarding those fees was upheld by several different courts, but I have yet to hear whether the publishing company finally paid up.
On NLRB Rules Against <em>News-Press</em> Again
Posted on September 26 at 4:44 a.m.
Brundage's shameful actions in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, only hinted at here, should never be forgotten. On the eve of the 4x100m relay, American sprinters Sam Stoller and Marty Glickman, the only two Jews on the U.S. Olympic team, were pulled from the 4 × 100m relay team because Brundage did not want to further embarass Adolf Hitler, after Jesse Owens had won three gold medals, by having two Jewish athletes win gold medals. Owens objected to no avail to this transparently anti-semitic action and spoke out about it over the years.
Brundage was an enthusiastic supporter of Hitler’s regime and denied that the Nazis followed anti-Semitic policies. He and the assistant Olympic track coach Dean Cromwell from USC were members of America First, an isolationist political movement in the US that was largely sympathetic to Hitler and the Nazis.
On Avery Brundage
Posted on May 20 at 8:37 a.m.
What a sorry bunch.
On Crucial District, Clear Choices
Posted on May 18 at 3:19 a.m.
What about Y?
On Endorsements: June 2012
Posted on May 9 at 11:54 a.m.
Monuments need not be "monumental" in size - the eternal flame at the John F. Kennedy's gravesite is small but powerful. The proposed sculpture will divide and crowd the open space in front the airport. In addition to its enormous cost, I don't find it aesthetically appealing in the least and I agree with many of the observations made here. No one expects everyone to agree on it, but there is nothing wrong with people weighing in on it - if enough people really don't want or like it, maybe it should be reconsidered - not clear to me who has ultimate authority over the matter.
On Angel Wings at the Airport
Posted on May 9 at 6:32 a.m.
Glad to see Janet Wolf, Bendy White, Cathy Murillo, Helene Schneider and others speaking out in opposition to this disgraceful exercise in dishonesty by the developer and those pushing this project. Listening to Marty Blum shill for these liars in glowing terms and go on about the hollow claims of environmental benefit has been nauseating. Dolomush, thanks for staying on this and exposing GoGauchos' dishonesty in failing to reveal its role, interest and involvement in the development project.
On Y is a Lie, Opponents Say
Posted on May 9 at 6:03 a.m.
Why does the DA here allow a "no contest" plea in this case rather than insisting on a guilty plea? With the crime on film and the victim anxious to see justice done, there is no reason to allow this monster to plead no contest, especially given his prior record. That plea and the short sentence seem outrageous for such a horrific and brutal crime.
On Man Accused of Raping Woman in Elevator Pleads No Contest
Posted on May 4 at 9:29 a.m.
Blackpoodles has it right - note also that the property owners chose to settle for the amount claimed by the Hoffmans, undoubtedly paid by their insurance carrier. We lost our home and everything we owned in the Tea Fire and wanted to file precisely these claims - we went to many different lawyers in town but none of them had the courage, commitment or concern to take on the matter - kudos to David Nye for doing so on behalf of the Hoffmans.
On Burn Victims Agree to $6 Million Settlement with Tea Garden Owner
Posted on May 4 at 8:49 a.m.
Let's hope the DA's office has insisted on full restitution of the Taylor's many victims and some serious jail time.
On Tentative Plea Deal for Montecito Motors Owners
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