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ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 1989 | LAURIE OCHOA
Most people can't remember when they lost their two front teeth. Terri Lyne Carrington can never forget. Scores of newspaper and magazine profiles written about the 24-year-old drummer remind her that at age 7--because of the natural and, for most kids, insignificant, loss of two baby teeth--she gave up the saxophone and took up the drums. One year later, 8-year-old Terri Lyne was going to jazz clubs and sitting in on jam sessions--on her bio, it's called her time of "paying dues."
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SPORTS
April 13, 1996 | MAL FLORENCE
Cincinnati Red owner Marge Schott recently said whimsically, "Wouldn't it be nice if we were all dogs?" This is the same Schott who said she felt "cheated" that a game at Riverfront Stadium was being postponed after umpire John McSherry's death. Comment from Peter Gammons of the Boston Globe: "My dog is insulted by the thought of being in the same species as Marge Schott." Trivia time: Who are the four former UCLA players drafted by the Lakers in the first round?
NEWS
December 25, 1990
For ages, pacifiers have calmed fussy infants and offered parents a better night's sleep. But with pacifier use comes parental concern: Will pacifier use in infancy mean outlandish orthodontia bills later on? Is a pacifier just a crutch? Here, two experts discuss pacifier use and abuse. Dr. Wanda Claro, Irvine pediatric dentist and orthodontist "Pacifiers are better than thumbs. If the child needs a pacifier to calm himself, let him have one.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1990 | LANIE JONES
On a quiet Monday morning, Pauline Geiger--the Plaque Buster--came to Hoover Elementary School in Santa Ana to talk about teeth. Wearing blue boots, a blue-jean jumpsuit with the words "Plaque Busters" stitched on the front and dangly earrings made from a tiny toothbrush and tube of toothpaste, she strolled to the front of a kindergarten class. "Hi. Gimme a pretty smile," she said to a 6-year-old.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1985
Of all the interviews coming out of West Philadelphia after the assault on the radical group, MOVE, one made what happened in the aftermath of the fire truly personal. A woman tearfully related that she lost to the flames baby clothes worn by her newborn son when they left the hospital. He's 18 now. We accumulate a lot over the years that is testimony to our productivity and success--TVs, stereos, appliances and clothes. Yet, when we lose all to fire, flood or theft, it's the loss of personal items that create the most pain, things only of value to the owner.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 2006 | Arin Gencer, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles County health officials Monday called for additional fluoride in water throughout the county and state, in response to a new study that identified oral disease as the No. 1 health problem among California's elementary-school children. Though adding more fluoride is just one step that officials said is needed, "fluoridation is a cornerstone of the responses that we need to have," said Dr. Jonathan Fielding, director of public health for the county Department of Health Services.
SCIENCE
September 21, 2006 | Robert Lee Hotz, Times Staff Writer
No one knows how her body found its way into the stream or how long her parents may have searched the shallows for the missing 3-year-old. The child's fossilized skeleton -- a tiny skull, a jaw with baby teeth still intact, a clutch of finger bones, the curled commas of ribs -- are remains of a domestic calamity 3.3 million years ago when the human family was in its infancy, so long ago that the river in which she may have drowned has turned to stone.
BUSINESS
January 11, 1988
Add to the list of electrifying problems the one of metallic party balloons filled with helium that drift into power lines, especially in Santa Monica, and cause power outages. They're not as dangerous a New Year's diversion as celebrating with your gun, maybe, but Southern California Edison blames those balloons for 11 outages over the New Year weekend. They ended up cutting off power to 13,700 customers for up to two hours. Most of the weekend outages were in Santa Monica.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1996 | ED BOND, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Seven-year-old Brenda had a serious face to hide two teeth ravaged by decay. "Heavy blanket," said dental assistant Jane Kelley, explaining the covering she was placing on the child to protect her during the X-rays of her teeth. Carlos Pujol, a volunteer patient coordinator, used soft, reassuring tones to explain the procedure in Spanish. Everyone but Brenda stepped out of the room at the renovated dental clinic at MEND, or Meet Each Need with Dignity, while the girl's mouth was X-rayed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1991 | NANCY WRIDE
"I Alone" was all it said. But for its pure starkness, the coffin-sized patchwork, spray-painted on a sheet by a dying person, stood out Friday among the pieces of a huge quilt memorializing AIDS victims worldwide. From such simple farewells to intricately sewn tomes about lost loved ones, 666 quilt panels went on exhibit for the first full day Friday at UC Irvine's Student Center, where scores of people paid an emotional visit.
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