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April 2, 2005 | Randy Lewis
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Neil Young will miss a scheduled appearance Sunday at Canada's Juno Awards in Winnipeg following what doctors say was successful treatment earlier this week for a serious brain aneurysm. "I'm really disappointed that I won't be able to make it to Winnipeg for the Junos as I had hoped," the 59-year-old rocker said in a statement issued Friday. "I grew up there and was really looking forward to the show as well as spending some time with my old friends and family.
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SPORTS
May 21, 2012 | By Mark Medina
Bob Boozer, a former Laker and U.S. Olympic teammate of Jerry West, died Saturday due to a brain aneurysm. His wife, Ella Boozer, told the Associated Press that her husband died Saturday after becoming ill the previous evening while having dinner with friends. He was 75. The highlights of the 6-foot-8 Boozer's NBA career mostly center on his time with the Chicago Bulls and with the Milwaukee Bucks (with whom he won his only NBA championship before retiring in 1971). But Boozer also has connections with the Lakers, who acquired him from the New York Knicks in October 1965 for Dick Barnett.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 2010 | By Alexandra Zavis, Los Angeles Times
Army Staff Sgt. Aracely Gonzalez-O'Malley did not have to go to Afghanistan earlier this year. The soldier from the Imperial County town of Brawley had recently given birth to a son and could have postponed her deployment. But friends and family members said she volunteered for the tour because she wanted to deploy with her husband. On Oct. 12, they said, Gonzalez-O'Malley experienced a brain aneurysm while serving in the northern Afghanistan city of Mazar-i-Sharif with the 307th Integrated Theater Signal Battalion, 516th Signal Brigade, 311th Signal Command.
HEALTH
January 16, 2012 | By Robert Lanz, Special to the Los Angeles Times
He was a young Mexican man, just 19 years old and in the prime of life. He had come to the United States, found a job, worked hard and had begun to achieve the American dream. He made enough money to send some home to his parents, and on Sundays he could enjoy a game of soccer in the park. And there he was, standing there at the goal waiting for the ball. Then he went down. Brain aneurysm. Nobody knows for sure why aneurysms happen. They just do. And so the young man's life began to end as the part of his brain that made him be the guy he was faded away.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 2001 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A brain aneurysm caused the death of a 25-year-old woman who collapsed after a roller-coaster ride at Knott's Berry Farm, the third such incident at California theme parks this summer, authorities said Tuesday. Gafudji Mekanisi, a former Knott's employee who family members said was a thrill-ride aficionado and an aspiring model and singer, was on the Montezooma's Revenge roller coaster with a family member about 7 p.m. Friday when she reportedly slumped over the safety bar. She died about 4 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 2001 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A brain aneurysm caused the death of a young woman who collapsed after a roller-coaster ride at Knott's Berry Farm, the third such incident at California theme parks this summer, authorities said Tuesday. Gafudji Mekanisi, 25, a former Knott's employee who family members said was an aspiring model, singer and thrill-ride aficionado, was on the Montezooma's Revenge roller coaster with a family member about 7 p.m. Friday when she reportedly slumped over the safety bar. She died about 4 a.m.
HEALTH
January 16, 2012 | By Robert Lanz, Special to the Los Angeles Times
He was a young Mexican man, just 19 years old and in the prime of life. He had come to the United States, found a job, worked hard and had begun to achieve the American dream. He made enough money to send some home to his parents, and on Sundays he could enjoy a game of soccer in the park. And there he was, standing there at the goal waiting for the ball. Then he went down. Brain aneurysm. Nobody knows for sure why aneurysms happen. They just do. And so the young man's life began to end as the part of his brain that made him be the guy he was faded away.
SPORTS
October 23, 1992 | BILL PLASCHKE
Aside from Olson's cast, the most unusual fashion statement in this World Series has been John Olerud's batting helmet, which he wears in the field while playing first base for the Blue Jays. Although the helmet is not required by doctors, he wears it because it makes him feel safer after he underwent surgery for the removal of a brain aneurysm at the base of the brain in 1989.
NEWS
September 7, 1988 | Associated Press
Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr., who underwent brain surgery seven months ago, returned to the Senate today and told his cheering staff, "I'm more happy to be back than you can imagine." Biden, 45, looking tanned and fit, was surprised by his staff with a welcome-back party in his private office. He underwent surgery for a brain aneurysm Feb. 12 and then had a second operation for another, smaller aneurysm May 3. Looking back over the year, Biden, from Delaware, said: "I hope that I'm a little wiser.
SPORTS
May 21, 2012 | By Mark Medina
Bob Boozer, a former Laker and U.S. Olympic teammate of Jerry West, died Saturday due to a brain aneurysm. His wife, Ella Boozer, told the Associated Press that her husband died Saturday after becoming ill the previous evening while having dinner with friends. He was 75. The highlights of the 6-foot-8 Boozer's NBA career mostly center on his time with the Chicago Bulls and with the Milwaukee Bucks (with whom he won his only NBA championship before retiring in 1971). But Boozer also has connections with the Lakers, who acquired him from the New York Knicks in October 1965 for Dick Barnett.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 2010 | By Alexandra Zavis, Los Angeles Times
Army Staff Sgt. Aracely Gonzalez-O'Malley did not have to go to Afghanistan earlier this year. The soldier from the Imperial County town of Brawley had recently given birth to a son and could have postponed her deployment. But friends and family members said she volunteered for the tour because she wanted to deploy with her husband. On Oct. 12, they said, Gonzalez-O'Malley experienced a brain aneurysm while serving in the northern Afghanistan city of Mazar-i-Sharif with the 307th Integrated Theater Signal Battalion, 516th Signal Brigade, 311th Signal Command.
NATIONAL
November 22, 2009 | Mcclatchy Newspapers
Several nurses at Jackson Memorial Hospital have personally apologized to Janice Langbehn, a lesbian from Washington state who said that a Jackson social worker wouldn't allow her to be with her dying partner in 2007. "We certainly are sorry for the pain and suffering she felt," said Martha Baker, a registered nurse and president of Service Employees International Union Local 1991, the union representing about 5,000 healthcare professionals at Jackson, which is in Miami. "I apologize," said registered nurse Norberto Molina, chairman of the union's gay Lavender Caucus.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 2005 | Randy Lewis
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Neil Young will miss a scheduled appearance Sunday at Canada's Juno Awards in Winnipeg following what doctors say was successful treatment earlier this week for a serious brain aneurysm. "I'm really disappointed that I won't be able to make it to Winnipeg for the Junos as I had hoped," the 59-year-old rocker said in a statement issued Friday. "I grew up there and was really looking forward to the show as well as spending some time with my old friends and family.
NEWS
July 27, 2003 | Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press Writer
Devastating brain aneurysms strike at least 16,000 people nationwide each year, killing nearly half of them. Sometimes, the only warning is that a relative collapsed under similar circumstances. That possible family connection is the focus of a new international study led by a University of Cincinnati researcher seeking to confirm that heredity plays a role and to identify people at high risk.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 2001 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A brain aneurysm caused the death of a 25-year-old woman who collapsed after a roller-coaster ride at Knott's Berry Farm, the third such incident at California theme parks this summer, authorities said Tuesday. Gafudji Mekanisi, a former Knott's employee who family members said was a thrill-ride aficionado and an aspiring model and singer, was on the Montezooma's Revenge roller coaster with a family member about 7 p.m. Friday when she reportedly slumped over the safety bar. She died about 4 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 2001 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A brain aneurysm caused the death of a young woman who collapsed after a roller-coaster ride at Knott's Berry Farm, the third such incident at California theme parks this summer, authorities said Tuesday. Gafudji Mekanisi, 25, a former Knott's employee who family members said was an aspiring model, singer and thrill-ride aficionado, was on the Montezooma's Revenge roller coaster with a family member about 7 p.m. Friday when she reportedly slumped over the safety bar. She died about 4 a.m.
NATIONAL
November 22, 2009 | Mcclatchy Newspapers
Several nurses at Jackson Memorial Hospital have personally apologized to Janice Langbehn, a lesbian from Washington state who said that a Jackson social worker wouldn't allow her to be with her dying partner in 2007. "We certainly are sorry for the pain and suffering she felt," said Martha Baker, a registered nurse and president of Service Employees International Union Local 1991, the union representing about 5,000 healthcare professionals at Jackson, which is in Miami. "I apologize," said registered nurse Norberto Molina, chairman of the union's gay Lavender Caucus.
MAGAZINE
March 11, 2001 | MARK EHRMAN
The late voodoo soul singer Screamin' Jay Hawkins once boasted of having fathered more than 75 children around the world. When none of them showed up at his funeral in Paris last year, biographer Maral Nigolian searched for them via the Internet (www.jayskids.com)--an effort, she insists, that turned up around 35 of the "Hawkins 75."
SPORTS
August 6, 2001 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
Bob Beaudette and I stand on the spot of outfield grass where we think Harold fell, 30 years ago this Aug. 31, on a Monday night, at Blake Field in La Habra. Blake Field is no more. The baseball diamonds have been torn down to make way for a redevelopment project that has never quite developed. What remains is a patch of untended fescue, the brick building we used to know as the snack shack, and a memory neither of us can shake.
MAGAZINE
March 11, 2001 | MARK EHRMAN
The late voodoo soul singer Screamin' Jay Hawkins once boasted of having fathered more than 75 children around the world. When none of them showed up at his funeral in Paris last year, biographer Maral Nigolian searched for them via the Internet (www.jayskids.com)--an effort, she insists, that turned up around 35 of the "Hawkins 75."
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