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April 26, 2010 | Karen Voight, Good Form
With this pose, you'll build strong abdominal muscles that will support your lower back. Your legs will need to be very flexible, so you might have to keep your knee bent for a while. In this pose, it's more important to straighten your back than to fully straighten your leg. Sit cross-legged on a padded surface or a mat. Bring your right knee toward your chest and hold the sole of your right foot with both hands. Inhale, sit up tall and move your knee toward your chest without rounding your back or collapsing forward.
October 18, 2010 | Karen Voight, Good Form
Here are two versions of back arches that will help stretch your chest and shoulders while strengthening the muscles in your upper back. These are both excellent moves to help prevent you from developing rounded shoulders or a hunched back. Start by lying face down on a padded surface or mat with your feet hip-width apart. Place your hands next to your ribcage with your palms on the floor. Keeping your legs and feet on the floor, inhale and raise your shoulders, chest and head away from the floor.
November 1, 1995 | KAREN D'SOUZA
An 11-year-old girl awoke Tuesday morning to a burglar touching her on the chest, but he fled when she screamed, authorities said. The man had apparently entered the home on Angler Lane about 1:40 a.m. by removing the screen from an open living room window, Orange County Sheriff's Lt. Ron Wilkerson said. "It appears there was a burglary in progress, and this was something that happened in the course of it," he said. The burglar fled out the back door.
May 7, 1993
On the front page of the April 25 Opinion Section is a depiction of Janet Reno with a map of Texas stapled to her chest. Susan Estrich in her commentary states that Reno made an error in judgment by listening to her advisers. Unfortunately David Koresh, who might or might not have given her the real story about what he would do, was not one of them. Rather than making an error in judgment, Reno took a calculated risk based on the best information available and made a decision. My questions to Estrich are: What decisions would you have made, given the circumstances?
April 19, 1989
A British seaman aboard an oil tanker anchored in Santa Monica Bay died after he was struck in the chest by a mooring line, authorities said Tuesday. The Coast Guard was called to the British-registered Maersk Navarin, anchored 1 3/4 miles off the coast of El Segundo, about 9:30 p.m. Monday, Coast Guard Petty Officer Robert Beals said. Coast Guard officials were told that Michael Kadzec, 40, had been hit in the chest by a large mooring line on the 811-foot vessel about half an hour earlier.
August 13, 1991
A 54-year-old man was shot in the chest Monday, and his girlfriend was questioned in the shooting. Adaro Guillermo remained in Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center after the 3:50 p.m. shooting. Orange County sheriff's deputies were still questioning his girlfriend, Joan Picha, 49, at her home late Monday night on Via Valverde, where the shooting occurred, apparently after an argument, Lt. Jay Mendez said.
May 3, 1989 | From Times staff reports
An 18-year-old Los Amigos High School student was arrested this morning on suspicion of stabbing a fellow student in the chest on a school parking lot after the two argued, Fountain Valley Lt. Larry Griswold said. Nathaniel G. Bonghanoy of Santa Ana was arrested about 10:33 a.m. at his job in Santa Ana after he allegedly stabbed a 16-year-old student in the chest about 7:45 a.m. Griswold said witnesses said the stabbing followed an incident in which a car occupied by the victim was cut off by another in the lot. Bonghanoy, who was driving nearby, laughed at the victim and several friends after the incident, Griswold said.
November 14, 2011 | Karen Voight, Good Form
Keep this stretch in mind when you find yourself sitting for long periods of time. It will help to relieve tension and tightness in your upper chest and back, as well as make it easier to stay mentally clear and focused. Sit near the front end of a sturdy chair. Place your feet and knees together, with feet flat on the floor. Reach your arms behind you and grasp the back of the arm rests or the chair back. Hold on firmly as you inhale and lift your chest. Hold this position for a few breaths as you focus on feeling a deep stretch across your chest and shoulders.
April 12, 2014 | By Alicia Banks
Around noon Saturday, a stroll down Trousdale Parkway on USC's campus during the L.A. Times Festival of Books turned up mothers and daughters wearing headbands with balloons shaped like Minnie Mouse's ears, as well as a person inside a Wienerschnitzel hot dog costume who posed for pictures. A few yards away, adults sang the first few lines of a popular show at the Children's Stage: “Butterfly in the sky, I can go twice as high.…” Before the crowd could continue in chorus, actor LeVar Burton asked whether anyone had seen an episode of "Reading Rainbow," the PBS children's show he once hosted.
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