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SPORTS
March 30, 1987
John Shimooka outperformed three other surfers in the finals Sunday to win the Aloe-Up Cup Professional Surfing Assn. event at Oceanside Harbor. Shimooka, of Honolulu, earned $1,500. Richie Collins of Costa Mesa finished second and won $700. Paul Barr of Carlsbad was third and Mike Lambresi of Oceanside was fourth. In the women's competition, Tricia Gill of Newport Beach won the final to earn $250. Janice Aragon of Huntington Beach finished second.
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BUSINESS
February 5, 1998 | A Times Staff Writer
Drypers Corp. has agreed to modify its advertising for Drypers disposable diapers and training pants to limit claims about "breathability" and to more clearly communicate the basis for comparative claims of skin dryness. The company also agreed to avoid miscommunication about leakage prevention and to limit the extent of "aloe vera" and "baking soda" performance claims.
HOME & GARDEN
August 16, 2008 | David A. Keeps
Following the success of his Aloe porcelain lighting fixtures, New Zealand designer Jeremy Cole has created Cymbidium, a table lamp ($1,390, shown here) and a wall sconce ($1,495). Designed to resemble orchids in a vase, the blossoms are made of recycled bone china that is ground to a powder and mixed with nylon. They are affixed to a metal alloy stem on the back of a glass cylinder. When the light below is switched on, the translucent flowers are illuminated with a soft glow.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Rihanna, Justin Timberlake and Imagine Dragons lead the nominations for the inaugural iHeartRadio Music Awards. Rihanna leads the pack with seven nods across five categories, including artist of the year, song of the year and best collaboration --  she competes against herself in the latter two with her Mikky Ekko-assisted ballad “Stay” going up against “The Monster,” her duet with Eminem. Timberlake scored five nominations, including artist of the year, and like Rihanna he is nominated twice in the collaboration category for two singles with Jay Z (comeback single “Suit & Tie” and Jay's “Holy Grail”)
HEALTH
March 31, 2012 | By Jessica Pauline Ogilvie, Special to the Los Angeles Times
It's cooking class this week at Try This - for skin cream. If mixing your own cosmetics sounds like fun, here's a recipe we think is worth the effort. The concoction comes courtesy of Rosemary Gladstar, a Vermont-based herbalist and author of "Science and Art of Herbalism" and numerous other titles. "It turns out a really fluffy, beautiful white cream like what you would buy in any fancy cosmetic store," she says. The all-natural moisturizer calls for ingredients that can be found at health food stores or online at places such as Mountain Rose Herbs (www.mountainroseherbs.com)
HEALTH
May 26, 2003 | Dianne Partie Lange
Parents may be relying on home remedies and herbal treatments more than doctors suspect. In the first study to examine parents' familiarity with herbal effects and interactions, Emory University researchers surveyed families in an Atlanta emergency room for three months. They found that nearly half of the 142 families surveyed had given a child at least one herbal product during the last year and 27% had given three or more.
OPINION
July 28, 2002
Re "Helping to Shut Illegal Clinics," July 21: I'm all in favor of shutting down bad clinics, but sometimes the FDA is wrong. I personally know of someone who was given up for dead after chemotherapy failed to work, then went to using alternative medicine and the cancer went away. This person went to an underground Chinese medicine cure that is an example of what the FDA commonly tries to shut down. For another example, read what happened in Florida. The problem started when an oncologist complained to the FDA that some people were using an unapproved cancer drug, aloe extract, instead of the chemotherapy.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 2014 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Rhys Darby, who played personal manager (and New Zealand deputy cultural attache) Murray Hewitt on HBO's "Flight of the Conchords," has created a series in which to star. "Short Poppies" gets a U.S. premiere Thursday via Netflix, all eight episodes at once, only a couple of days after it bows in its native New Zealand. The title plays off "tall poppies," a common Commonwealth phrase, borrowed from the Greeks to describe persons of accomplishment or quality whose distinction can also make them targets.
BUSINESS
June 11, 1997 | From Bloomberg News
For the first time, someone who knew this product first cheek is old enough to be president. Disposable diapers are 35 years old, but the pulpy pads of the past have been superseded by diapers that breathe, don't leak or smell and absorb more. Now, thanks to Houston-based Drypers Corp.'s latest addition of aloe vera, they can soothe babies' bottoms. The No. 3 branded diaper has survived by coming up with product differences.
HOME & GARDEN
November 8, 2007 | Debra Lee Baldwin, Special to The Times
Succulents have soared in popularity recently because they're drought-tolerant, easy-care and just plain cool to look at, and now there's another compelling reason to grow them: They're fire-retardant. During last month's wildfires, succulents -- which by definition store water in plump leaves and stems -- apparently stopped a blaze in its tracks. "Succulents saved our home!"
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