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TRAVEL
December 10, 2006
I enjoyed reading "Tots Tucked Away, Adults Can Play" [Kids on Board, Dec. 3] about baby-sitting options in Las Vegas. My husband and I have used sitters in Vegas on three trips. The service we used, Nannies & Housekeepers USA was mentioned in the article. It can be expensive, but we have found it to be worthwhile. As a mom who has not yet felt comfortable leaving my 3-year-old son and 1 1/2 -year old daughter overnight without me, the baby-sitting service allowed us to take our kids to Vegas and still have nights out on the town alone.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 2006 | From the Associated Press
With flames engulfing the first floor of her two-story apartment building, Lisa Pina knew she had to act to save the four children she was baby-sitting -- including her own granddaughter. After calling 911 and trying to distract the children by singing their ABCs and 123s, Pina saw Riverside County sheriff's deputies outside and made a difficult decision.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 26, 2006 | Robert W. Welkos, Times Staff Writer
When Sian Heder arrived in Hollywood a few years ago with dreams of becoming an actress and screenwriter, she made ends meet working for a nanny agency that provided baby-sitters for children of guests staying at four-star hotels. "It was kind of the most perfect job for somebody who had other agendas, because they would call you and say, 'Can you be at the Beverly Hills Hotel in an hour?' " Heder said as she sat at an outdoor cafe here.
NATIONAL
December 29, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A 37-year-old man has been charged in Patchogue with endangering a child's welfare after one of two toddlers he was baby-sitting was found drunk, officials said. Juan Reyes was arrested by two sheriff's deputies who had gone to the home to get information on a court matter. The deputies saw through a window that Reyes was passed out and two small children were wandering around, authorities said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 2005 | Mai Tran, Times Staff Writer
An Irvine baby-sitter has been arrested, accused of beating to death an 8-month-old girl in her care, officials said Friday. Sunhye Choi, 30, was arrested outside her home about 10:30 p.m. Thursday and held at the Orange County Jail on suspicion of second-degree murder. Bail was set at $1 million. Police said Choi was baby-sitting Nicole Jeong at Choi's Parkview Lane apartment Monday when the baby stopped breathing.
NATIONAL
May 19, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A man was executed in Huntsville for the fatal stabbing of his children's 84-year-old baby sitter during a robbery. Bryan Wolfe told his relatives and friends that he appreciated their support before he received the lethal injection. "I will be OK," he said. For his last meal, Wolfe, 44, had fried chicken, pork chops, barbecue ribs, french fries, peach cobbler and a banana.
NATIONAL
October 28, 2004 | John M. Glionna, Times Staff Writer
When it comes to winning the voting war in this biggest prize of battleground states, both presidential camps agree: Florida may set a new national standard for ambitious, no-tactic-left-behind politicking. With just five days remaining before election day, Republicans and Democrats are waging a historic get-out-the vote effort, with opposing platoons of volunteers dreaming up ways to get people to the polls -- including offers of baby-sitting services.
MAGAZINE
September 26, 2004 | By DAVID LAZARUS
As Sen. Christopher J. Dodd unveiled a sweeping plan last week to overhaul regulation of the banking industry, and as the banking industry complained loudly that this would be a horrible idea, I couldn't help but think of Silver Lake resident Jonathan Leahy. Leahy, 31, had shared with me a couple of letters he received recently from Chase Bank regarding his two different Chase credit cards. Both letters arrived the same day. One said that "we are pleased to let you know that your revolving credit access . . . has been increased to $10,300" -- a reward for Leahy being such a good credit risk.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
The Sheriff's Department said it would seek a murder charge against a baby-sitter accused of shaking a 16-month-old boy who died Thursday. The toddler, who has not been identified, was placed on life support at Huntington Memorial Hospital on Tuesday. Sheriff's deputies arrested the baby-sitter, Viviana Jennings, 26, on suspicion of child endangerment. Jennings is being held on $630,000 bail, and is scheduled to be arraigned Aug. 19.
HOME & GARDEN
April 29, 2004 | Chris Erskine
WE LEAVE THE HOUSE WITH Cheerios in our dress shoes and the teeth-clenched expressions of suburbanites escaping the kids for a few precious hours. Someone's turning 40. Which is an odd expression, "turning 40." Frankly, you're either 40 or you're not. "What time will you be home?" asks the older daughter, home for the weekend. "Ten-ish," I say. " 'Ish' is not a time," she says. "Then midnight," I say. "Midnight-ish," says my wife. This is met with howls of protest.
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