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August 6, 2000
Re "Reporter Says She'll Conquer Burn Injuries," July 27. I have been following the story of Adrienne Alpert ever since her tragic accident back in May. That she survived to go on with her life and her loved ones is a blessing. Still, now is the time for her employer, KABC, to step forward and demonstrate the vaunted liberalness of our public media and make sure that her . . . injuries do not in any way hamper her media career. Even more, why not allow her to become a showcase of this life-valuing precept: No matter what happens in life, we can go on to our original success.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 2000 | ANN CONWAY
The legendary Harry Belafonte turned the tables on major donors to the Orange County Performing Arts Center. He invited them to perform. Standing in front of 450 people at the 27th annual Candlelight Concert in Segerstrom Hall, Belafonte listened as the arts lovers sang the haunting refrain from his classic, "Jamaican Farewell." "Sad to say, I'm on my way, won't be back, for many a day . . ."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 2000 | JOHNATHON E. BRIGGS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The KABC-TV Channel 7 news reporter severely burned last week when the microwave antenna of a broadcast van came near a power line will have to undergo a partial amputation of her right foot, doctors said Tuesday. Adrienne Alpert, 48, who also underwent a nearly two-hour surgery Tuesday, remained in critical but stable condition at the Grossman Burn Center at Sherman Oaks Hospital and Health Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2000
State officials cited KABC-TV Friday for safety violations that could cost the station close to $30,000 in fines for the accident that critically injured reporter Adrienne Alpert. Of the three citations issued by Cal/OSHA, the one carrying the largest penalty, $25,000, cited KABC-TV for failing to maintain proper clearance when erecting the van's 42-foot microwave mast.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 2000 | LEE CONDON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As she was released from the hospital Wednesday, TV news reporter Adrienne Alpert said she hopes to return to work as soon as possible, despite having been burned so severely in a news van accident in May that parts of her left arm and right leg had to be amputated. "From the knees up and the elbows in, I'm the same person," Alpert told a news conference of reporters and cameramen she has worked with for years. "I'm hoping to be standing on the other side of these cameras one of these days."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 2000 | LEE CONDON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As she was released from the hospital Wednesday, TV news reporter Adrienne Alpert said she hopes to return to work as soon as possible despite being burned so severely in a May news van explosion that parts of her left arm and right leg had to be amputated. "From the knees up and the elbows in, I'm the same person," Alpert said in a news conference attended by reporters and cameramen she has worked alongside for years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 2000
TV news reporter Adrienne Alpert, who suffered life-threatening burns in a May 22 accident, was listed in good condition Tuesday after what doctors said could be her final surgery. During the 90-minute procedure, four surgeons at the Grossman Burn Center removed unhealthy tissue and grafted skin onto wounded areas of her arms and legs, said Larry Weinberg, a spokesman for Sherman Oaks Hospital and Medical Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2000
State officials cited KABC-TV Friday for safety violations that could cost the station close to $30,000 in fines for the accident that critically injured reporter Adrienne Alpert. Of the three citations issued by Cal/OSHA, the one carrying the largest penalty, $25,000, cited KABC-TV for failing to maintain proper clearance when erecting the van's 42-foot microwave mast.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 2000 | JOHNATHON E. BRIGGS
Doctors said Friday they will have to amputate most of the left arm of KABC-TV Channel 7 news reporter Adrienne Alpert, who suffered severe burns in a freak accident earlier this week. The announcement came after a four-member surgical team amputated the middle finger of her right hand and the big toe of her left foot.
NEWS
June 16, 2000 | MIKE DOWNEY
A lot of workers get hurt on the job. Slips. Falls. Carelessness. Occupational hazards. There once were so many signs hanging prominently--more like proudly--in industrial areas: "This Plant Has Gone --- Days Without an Accident." I always rued the day when that blank would be filled in again with the numeral 1. You needn't be a 9-to-5er from Chernobyl or a Karen Silkwood to experience a life-threatening mishap in the workplace.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 2000
Re "Reporter Says She'll Conquer Burn Injuries," July 27. I have been following the story of Adrienne Alpert ever since her tragic accident back in May. That she survived to go on with her life and her loved ones is a blessing. Still, now is the time for her employer, KABC, to step forward and demonstrate the vaunted liberalness of our public media and make sure that her . . . injuries do not in any way hamper her media career. Even more, why not allow her to become a showcase of this life-valuing precept: No matter what happens in life, we can go on to our original success.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 2000 | LEE CONDON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As she was released from the hospital Wednesday, TV news reporter Adrienne Alpert said she hopes to return to work as soon as possible, despite having been burned so severely in a news van accident in May that parts of her left arm and right leg had to be amputated. "From the knees up and the elbows in, I'm the same person," Alpert told a news conference of reporters and cameramen she has worked with for years. "I'm hoping to be standing on the other side of these cameras one of these days."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 2000 | LEE CONDON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As she was released from the hospital Wednesday, TV news reporter Adrienne Alpert said she hopes to return to work as soon as possible despite being burned so severely in a May news van explosion that parts of her left arm and right leg had to be amputated. "From the knees up and the elbows in, I'm the same person," Alpert said in a news conference attended by reporters and cameramen she has worked alongside for years.
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July 26, 2000 | MIKE DOWNEY
Adrienne Alpert, left arm gone, right leg gone, turns her head on the pillow of her hospital bed and extends what remains of her right hand. "Here," she says, "shake my splint." It is the eve of freedom for the KABC-TV news reporter, who is scheduled to be discharged at noon today from a Sherman Oaks burn ward, 65 days after being nearly electrocuted in an on-the-job accident. About to be wheeled away for physical therapy, she isn't able to speak for too long at a time.
NEWS
July 14, 2000 | MIKE DOWNEY
Sometimes in this business, you tell somebody's story, but you forget to return to it at a later date and tell how the story ends. We used to refer to these as "human interest" stories, although it's been a long time since we've heard anyone utter that phrase. (I was never quite sure what "human interest" was supposed to be, anyway--as opposed to what, dog interest?) If a crime is involved and a person goes on trial, then eventually a story comes to a natural conclusion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 2000
TV news reporter Adrienne Alpert, who suffered life-threatening burns in a May 22 accident, was listed in good condition Tuesday after what doctors said could be her final surgery. During the 90-minute procedure, four surgeons at the Grossman Burn Center removed unhealthy tissue and grafted skin onto wounded areas of her arms and legs, said Larry Weinberg, a spokesman for Sherman Oaks Hospital and Medical Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 2000 | STEPHANIE STASSEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Television news photographers from every station in the city circled the Grossman Burn Center on Monday to show support for KABC Channel 7 reporter Adrienne Alpert, who is expected to have her left arm amputated today as a result of a freak accident. Organizers said they wanted to let not only Alpert but Alpert's photographer, Heather MacKenzie, know they care.
NEWS
June 16, 2000 | MIKE DOWNEY
A lot of workers get hurt on the job. Slips. Falls. Carelessness. Occupational hazards. There once were so many signs hanging prominently--more like proudly--in industrial areas: "This Plant Has Gone --- Days Without an Accident." I always rued the day when that blank would be filled in again with the numeral 1. You needn't be a 9-to-5er from Chernobyl or a Karen Silkwood to experience a life-threatening mishap in the workplace.
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