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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2013 | By Joseph Serna and KTLA News
Pasadena Fire Department Capt. Art Hurtado was shopping at a West Covina Home Depot when he came upon the horrific scene: a man who just tried to saw off his arms. Hurtado said the man was unconscious in a pool of his own blood. “As I walked in he was face down. I thought it was a crime scene with a fatality,” Hurtado said at a news conference Thursday. “At that time I knew we had to slow the bleeding down or this patient may or may not make it,” Hurtado added, according to KTLA News The man remained in critical condition Thursday afternoon.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A man who tried to saw his arms off in a West Covina Home Depot bled all over the store and was on the brink of death before he was rescued, a first-responder said. Art Hurtado, an off-duty Pasadena paramedic who was at the store, was the first medic on scene to help police. “Found him face down, blood all over the store, multiple aisles,” Hurtado told NBC4. “Barely had a pulse and he was just barely breathing.” West Covina police say the man calmly, quietly walked into Home Depot before 1 p.m. Wednesday and headed to the hardware section where the saws are. “He walked into the saw area and began cutting both of his arms,” said Cpl. Rudy Lopez.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Surgeons managed to save the arms of a man who walked into a West Covina Home Depot and sawed them to the bone, police said. The man, who West Covina police described as being in his 50s, was in critical condition Thursday at a hospital, said Cpl. Rudy Lopez. Detectives have spoken with the man's family but have not talked to him themselves because he lost a lot of blood and has not recovered enough to talk, Lopez said. West Covina police say the man calmly and quietly walked into Home Depot before 1 p.m. Wednesday and headed to the hardware section where the saws were.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1986
I found myself wasting time reading "Wasting Time on Arms Control." A poignant indication of the uselessness of this diatribe is Bethell's equating of arrows to nuclear missiles. This is just another example of the muddled, medieval arms control logic espoused by the Reagan Administration and its apologists. JAN S. ZAMOIJC Oceanside
HEALTH
January 11, 2011 | By Thomas H. Maugh II and Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is breathing on her own and moving both arms, both very encouraging signs of recovery, physicians at University Medical Center in Tucson said Tuesday. In an interview, Dr. Peter Rhee, the chief of trauma at the medical center, said Giffords was moving both arms, although her left arm was more active than her right, and moving her eyes. Previously, doctors had said that she was moving only her left arm, which is controlled by the right hemisphere of her brain ?
OPINION
June 20, 2006
Re "Sudan War Spills Into Chad," June 19 Instead of waiting for permission from the criminal Sudanese government for an invitation to send in peacekeepers, the United Nations should organize an immediate and total arms and ammunition blockade of Sudan. Presumably all of Sudan's neighbors would cooperate. This would stop the killing, and then the prosecution of crimes against humanity could proceed. It's incredible how impoverished nations can always find the money to buy arms. ALEX MURRAY Altadena
WORLD
April 10, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Thai police dropped charges against a Russian accused of being one of the world's most prolific black-market arms dealers, saying they would proceed with hearings to extradite him to the United States. Viktor Bout, 41, faces several U.S. counts for allegedly arranging to sell and transport weapons, including portable surface-to-air missiles, to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. Thai police official Phongphan Chayaphan said Bout would remain in detention pending extradition hearings, which he estimated would take 60 days.
OPINION
December 8, 2002
The Times got it exactly right in its Dec. 3 editorial, "Stockpiles of Terror." The U.S. cannot afford to ignore the unattended piles of Russian nuclear and chemical arms left over from the Cold War. I was disappointed to see that one of California's own representatives, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine), is proposing a policy that would increase America's insecurity. Hunter must be made to realize that a foreign policy that would truly make Americans safer includes disarming and reducing worldwide stockpiles of nuclear weapons.
OPINION
July 24, 1988
It is about time someone realizes some of the effects of our pro-Israel Congress' blocking of several arm sales to different Arab countries. The Arab nations of the Middle East have just as much right to build up their defenses as Israel and United States do. By not selling an arms package to Saudi Arabia or Kuwait, the Saudis and Kuwaitis will just go somewhere else. The thought of one of the Arab countries attacking Israel is ridiculous. Being the biggest recipient of billions of U.S. dollars and military aid, Israel shouldn't think twice about being attacked.
OPINION
May 3, 1987
Nixon and Kissinger's criticism of current arms control proposals deserves serious consideration, yet one seems to hear from State Department people such responses as "unrealistic" and "you can't get an agreement on that." Does the Reagan Administration really think any agreement better than none? Some reflect the view that the imbalance of forces in Europe can be dealt with by the Europeans building up their conventional strength. Now, with conventional force more expensive than nuclear, who is being unrealistic?
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