December 7, 1991
"Say you're sorry, Junior, tell the nice man you're sorry. " That's what the anniversary-of-Pearl-Harbor talk of apologies sounds like. If the Japanese apologize for their attack on Pearl Harbor, fine. If not, that's fine too. Coming a half-century later, an apology would have about the same irrelevance as Junior's grudging apology to the nice man. In like vein, we agree with President Bush's decision not to apologize for Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Fifty years later, apologizing for the nastiness of war is a waste of time in either direction.
July 20, 2006
I WOULD LIKE TO apologize to the staff and readers of the Daily News for the plagiarized op-ed that appeared under my name on June 30. I've been writting letters to the Daily News for years, and I feel very bad about misleading the staff. I also feel like I've let the city down. I hope you will accept my apology because I fully and humbly accept my punishment to be banned forever from writing to the Daily News. I've always believed that if a person breaks a rule, he should accept the punishment.
December 16, 2002 |
The outrage in both Democratic and Republican circles over Trent Lott's round of apologies for his Strom-Thurmond-shouldabeen-president comments reached fever pitch Friday. After his first apology, which said that he was "only trying to make the old man feel good," which he apologized for with "I'm sorry if I offended anyone," which he followed with the apology, "What I meant to say was that if Lester Maddox had been elected president in '48, we wouldn't have the problems we have today," he issued another apology that read, "For goodness' sake, I was telling a freakin' joke.
August 2, 1999
The Clarion Suites was proud to be a host hotel for the 1999 "Greek" Picnic. In fact, we were impressed that we had not experienced any of the negativity portrayed so vehemently on television and in the newspapers. So imagine our surprise at the letter (July 28) of Melissa Stuckey of Princeton, indicating horrendous treatment by our staff. A hotel is defined by the quality of service it provides to its guests. Our success is measured by how our guests evaluate our services and facilities.
October 10, 1996
I was really shocked at your printed apology to anyone offended by your front-page headline (Sept. 25) about John du Pont. I haven't seen an apology to the fans, family or friends of Tupac Shakur. The headline "It's a Rap" offended me and a few of my friends. Shakur is dead, yes, but he was loved by many. He was not just a "gangsta rapper" - he was a survivor, a realist and a young black man trying to make a living. You owe his fans an apology. CRYSTAL M. DOWNING, Philadelphia
June 16, 1997 |
President Clinton yesterday left the door open to backing a proposed apology to African-Americans whose ancestors were brought to the United States as slaves. Clinton said he wanted more time to think about the proposal by a dozen white lawmakers for a congressional apology. "But let me say generally on the question of symbolism, an apology under the right circumstances - those things can be quite important," Clinton said on CNN's "Late Edition. " "Surely every American knows that slavery was wrong . . . and surely every American knows that the separate but unequal system we had for 100 years after slavery was wrong," Clinton said.
February 17, 1994 |
Temple's John Chaney, his eyes red and his voice weary, publicly apologized yesterday for threatening Massachusetts coach John Calipari and said Sunday's harangue had outraged even members of his own family. The Owls played last night at St. Bonaventure while Chaney remained in Philadelphia, serving a one-game suspension levied by the university on Monday. His voice broke when he discussed the suspension. "It's the first time in my life I've been . . . " he said, halting as tears welled in his eyes.
August 9, 1987 |
A public statement of apology for a June 10 incident at Borough Hall has been issued to West Chester Councilman Steven K. Handzel by former council President Anthony Polito through Polito's attorney, Samuel Stretton. Handzel withdrew a summary harassment complaint against Polito after receiving the apology. In the private criminal complaint, Handzel had said that Polito approached him twice on June 10 in the parking lot of the Borough Hall and threatened to assault him to avenge Polito's defeat in the May Republican primary.
March 18, 1987 |
A suit brought by a Barrington school board member against the superintendent of schools came to close Monday when the superintendent apologized for remarks he made publicly in 1985. Board member Charles T. Heins contended in his suit, filed in Superior Court in Camden in 1985, that during a public board meeting on Aug. 19, 1985, Superintendent Nelson Malony slandered him by accusing him of committing illegal acts during his 22 years on the board. Heins' attorney, Henry Taylor of Haddonfield, said yesterday that Heins had agreed to drop the lawsuit if Malony would apologize publicly, one of the original demands of the suit.
April 16, 1987 |
A group of Haverford Township residents offended by what they considered a racist remark by a township consultant said this week that they were pleased by the township's decision to apologize, but disappointed that it was done through local newspapers. The situation began with a remark made in January by Allan J. Ofensend, a municipal-management consultant who was testifying on behalf of the township during arbitration hearings on its police contract. Ofensend, according to witnesses at the proceeding, attributed the township's low crime rate, in part, to its low minority population.