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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.
April 28, 1991 | STEPHEN G. BLOOM, Bloom is a reporter in the San Francisco bureau of the Sacramento Bee
TEN MINUTES INTO an early-morning jog through Boston Common on a hot summer day, my rib cage suddenly felt as though it was about to explode. I started clutching at my heart. My wife, Iris, who hardly ever exercises and yet manages to stay thin as a rail, teased me. "C'mon, slowpoke. The heat getting to you?" But this was no ordinary runner's cramp. I found the nearest tree, leaned against it, then crumpled to the ground. I felt the blood draining from my face. After 10 minutes, the crushing chest pain disappeared.
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.
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.
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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