January 6, 2003 |
Sometimes there's a clear reason we're wired, tired and desperate at 3 a.m. Work pressure. A broken relationship. Threats of terror. But very often people with chronic insomnia have no idea why they're waking up at night. "That's why they come and ask for help," said Dr. Barry Krakow, director of the Sleep and Human Health Institute, a research clinic in Albuquerque that specializes in the treatment of insomnia due to trauma-related stress.
January 16, 1994 |
Behind a chain-link fence, where someone hung a hand-lettered banner reading, "MT. DIOXIN," sits a 40-foot-high wall of contaminated soil covered with gray plastic. Surrounded by homes and businesses in the middle of Pensacola, the mound marks the site of a defunct plant where wooden utility and foundation poles were treated with creosote for 58 years, until the plant closed in 1982. Dioxin and other toxic chemicals, suspected of causing cancer, were dumped or leaked there.
November 11, 1986
A man in the custody of sheriff's deputies escaped when he was taken to a local hospital for treatment of breathing problems, authorities said. Joe Hernandez Ambriz, 38, managed to unstrap himself from a gurney at Antelope Valley Hospital Medical Center and walk out an unguarded door, Deputy Carl Deeley said. Ambriz, who was on parole for a burglary conviction, had been arrested on suspicion of receiving stolen property and booked into the Antelope Valley sheriff's station.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 2000 |
Orange Coast Memorial will host "Better Breathers," a free lecture for individuals who suffer from breathing problems, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Conference Room A of the hospital at 9920 Talbert Ave. Information: (888) 626-2662.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 2006 |
An agitated 31-year-old man wearing only a T-shirt died in custody early Sunday morning, shortly after Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies arrested him on suspicion of drug crimes. Just after midnight, deputies found Walter Duarte, 31, standing nearly naked outside a house in the 10900 block of Larch Avenue, Deputy Steve Suzuki said. Duarte, who was uncooperative as deputies tried to handcuff him, began having breathing problems when he was placed on the ground on his side, Suzuki said.
June 21, 2003 |
A man died after his sailboat collided with a yacht and sank in Long Island Sound near New Haven. Joachim Schulz-Heik, 61, went into cardiac arrest after his 35-foot sailboat went down after colliding with a 120-foot motorized yacht about 12:45 a.m. in heavy fog, said Coast Guard spokesman Robert Bilbo. All three people onboard the sailboat were pulled from the water by the yacht's crew, Bilbo said. Schulz-Heik then started having breathing problems and chest pains.