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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.
Many museums and collectors groups have "what's-it" programs. Age has obscured the use of many tools and products of the past, so these unknowns are studied, and collectors try to figure out how the items were originally used. The Enterprise Manufacturing Co., founded in 1864, made many kinds of coffee grinders, meat choppers, irons and other products. Large, floor-standing iron coffee grinders and smaller home grinders of iron and glass were both made.
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.
October 3, 2011 | Karen Voight, Good Form
If your back feels stiff and tight, try lying on the floor for a few minutes and hugging your knees into your chest. This is a safe and effective way to release tight muscles in your back, legs and groin. Lie on your back with your feet flat on the floor and knees bent (you can place a small folded towel under your head for comfort). Bend your right knee into your chest and pause. Check that the back of your hips remains on the floor. Elongate your neck by moving your shoulders down away from your ears.
December 26, 2011 | Karen Voight, Good Form
If you're short on time, include this core conditioning move to target your midsection quickly and safely. Begin with the bent-knees variation and progress to the more intense straight-leg version as you get stronger. Lie on your back with your arms at your sides and your knees together and bent directly above your hips, shins parallel to the ceiling. Inhale with your head and your hands resting on the floor. On the exhalation, contract your abdominals and bring your head, chest and shoulders off the floor while reaching your hands past the outsides of your knees.
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