April 24, 1994
"A Baldwin Brothers Crib Sheet" was a hoot until I read the line about Stephen Baldwin--"hairless as a pre-adolescent" (Film Clips, April 3). What a snide, gratuitously negative way to describe a man with a smooth chest! The anonymous "Film Clips staff" reduces smoothness in men to a kind of arrested development, as if such men were stuck in puberty. Would you let this same limited standard of male beauty ostracize such "hairless" types as Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has the biggest smooth chest ever, or Tom Cruise, Richard Gere, Mel Gibson, Liam Neeson, Patrick Swayze, Michael Douglas, Gabriel Byrne, Don Johnson or good old Paul Newman?
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April 11, 2013 |
SAN DIEGO -- Classmates were mourning the death of a student at Ramona High School in northeast San Diego County. He died Wednesday after being hit in the chest with a ball. The 16-year-old sophomore was playing over-the-line, a softball-like sport, during a physical education class when he was struck by a line drive. He later collapsed and was taken to a local hospital, where he was declared dead. Friends told Fox 5 News that he was a good athlete who played freshman football.
March 6, 2014 |
Cleaners at a vacant home in Tucson found the skeletal remains of a 3-year-old boy in a backyard toy chest, leading to the arrest of the toddler's parents this week. Martin Raymond Barreras, 45, and Raquel Marcela Barreras, 39, were both charged with child abuse and the mother faces a first-degree murder charge. They were being held in Pima County Jail. The couple recently had been evicted from the house where the remains were found, Tucson police said . The landlords were cleaning up the messy backyard on Tuesday afternoon when they found the remains of a small child in a blue toy chest, police said.
February 9, 2013 |
Hope Rising (yes, her real name) says that the day she watched her husband pull out of their driveway for the last time, she collapsed, clutching her stomach in pain. That was, she says, in March 2012, a day before the couple's seventh wedding anniversary. Rising says she begged him not to go, and after he left, she couldn't get out of bed for days, though she rarely slept. "Usually I'd just lie in bed and stare at the wall or the ceiling," Rising, 47, said. "I was angry that he left, and then I'd think about what I could have done differently for him not to leave.
August 18, 2008 |
This strength-training exercise can be used to challenge your chest, shoulders and biceps at the same time. All you'll need is a set of light dumbbells (3 to 5 pounds each). Remember to stand tall with your abdominals pulled in to support your lower back throughout the move. -- 1) Grasp a weight in each hand and stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart. Bend your knees slightly and pull your navel in toward your spine to avoid over-arching your lower back. Inhale, bringing both arms out to your sides with your elbows and wrists just a few inches below shoulder level.
April 18, 2012 |
Here's one way to conquer your fear while hiking up the steep cables on Yosemite 's Half Dome this season: Try thumping your chest a bit. This wisdom comes from Henry Austin, 23, of Eugene, Ore., after he and two buddies set out on a quest to hike about 4,800 feet up to the top of the granite face. His blog post about what he discovered on that trip won him third place in the Young Travel Writers Scholarship contest sponsored by the Society of American Travel Writers and the Family Travel Forum . "Confidence is crucial up here, one misstep and it's game over," he writes.