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Articles from the June 29, 2016 edition

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  • Forget Me Not: Remember The Date of an Anniversary, Or Else

    Nicola Winters, Search Laboratory|Jun 29, 2016

    The women in Westside are worse than the men when it comes to forgetting anniversaries, according to new findings from Laguna Pearl. The LA-based pearl specialist conducted a survey asking 1,000 people about their anniversary habits, discovering who the worst culprits were for forgetfulness. Unlike most areas in LA, more women than men in Westside confessed to having forgotten an anniversary before: 29% have been guilty of this, compared to 24% of men. Westside's men have some of the best...

  • Girl with Guitar: Ray Donovan in Season 4 is a Changed Man On the Wagon

    Kristin Peach, Observer Staff Writer|Jun 29, 2016

    Tonight's Ray Donovan wakes up in a hospital, after having been shot and collapsing in a church last season. "How I got here?" his brother asks him, at an AA meeting apparently taking place at his gym. I guess I got here the same as all of you. Meeting father O'Merriil, asking him for forgiveness. Turn from evil and do good, and you will live in the land forever. A native American priest is reading from a braille bible as a helicopter lands. Ray has a vision of himself being operated on by a...

  • Respected Republican Judge Richard Posner Rejects Strict Constructionist View of the Constitution

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Jun 29, 2016

    When measuring whether or not laws are constitutional, the tradition is to look at the constitution, its intent and traditional interpretations. Judge Richard A. Posner, who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1981 and serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago, has published an opinion on the Slate website, in which the respected jurist says studying the US Constitution has no value. Posner wrote: And on another note about academia and practical law, I see...