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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 2002 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Orange County sheriff's deputy remained in a coma Sunday after his patrol car crashed and burst into flames during the hunt for a drive-by shooting suspect, authorities said. Deputy Mike Gaard, 33, who received multiple fractures and lacerations in the accident Saturday, was in a medically induced coma at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center, where officials listed him in guarded condition.
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HEALTH
February 25, 2010 | By Bill Scanlon, Colorado Public News
After Ryan Fiegel fell into a coma in the wake of a brain tumor in February, his parents made the tough decision to take him off his ventilator. But Ryan, 26, didn't die; he didn't wake up either. The Fiegels decided they wanted Ryan's last days to be at Grand Junction's community hospice, the Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Western Colorado. He had received excellent care at St. Mary's Hospital and Medical Center, but it was uncomfortable to be in the scurry and stress surrounding a place where staff was trained to do everything to fight death.
SPORTS
January 19, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
  Young Patrick Reed regained consciousness just in time to make Sunday's final round of the Humana Challenge golf tournament at La Quinta interesting. He had described his first three rounds of 63-63-63 as similar to "being in a putting coma. " The other players in the tournament could only nod in agreement. Going into Sunday on the Palmer Private course, Reed had made a total of two bogeys. That, along with his 25 birdies and two eagles, gave him a seven-shot lead and reduced the victory expectations of the rest of the field to zilch.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 2013 | By Kate Mather
A Canyon Country man was charged Friday with murder in the deaths of his 68-year-old wife and 59-year-old sister, in what police have described as a possible "mercy killing. " Lance Anderson, 60, also faces special circumstance allegations of committing multiple murders and intentionally discharging a firearm with great bodily injury, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office announced. He was expected to be arraigned Friday in a San Fernando courtroom. If convicted of the charges, prosecutors said Anderson faces the death penalty or life in prison without parole.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2013 | By Reed Johnson
It is hard indeed to have much hope for the recovery of Gustavo Cerati. The former frontman of Soda Stereo, the pioneering Argentine rock band, has been in a coma since suffering a stroke while on tour in 2010. El Universal, the Mexico City newspaper, reports today that Lilian Clark, the singer's mother, believes there still may be "small signs of hope" to be found in her son's condition. "We who are helping at his side every day, we note some responses, small perhaps, but responses," the newspaper quotes Clark as telling Colombia's RCN Radio in Spanish.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2005 | From a Times Staff Writer
A Canadian man convicted of first-degree murder in a 1998 holdup that left a Lake Forest jewelry store owner dead and her husband in a coma was handed a sentence Friday of 25 years to life in prison. James Jordan Priel, of Vancouver was 21 when he robbed the Jewel Garden. Nancy Sleiman, 51, was fatally shot and her husband, Mike, 53, was shot in the head and left in a coma from which he recovered. Priel was sentenced at Orange County Superior Court in Santa Ana.
NEWS
December 30, 2010 | By Mary Forgione, Tribune Health
Anesthesia doesn't put patients to "sleep," as they're often told. Rather, anesthesia puts the brain into a state of unconsciousness that's more like being in a reversible coma than being asleep, a new study says. The study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Thursday looked at how the brain behaves while asleep, in a coma and under general anesthesia. The brain activity of an anesthetized patient, for example, was more like a deeply unconscious coma patient than someone sleeping.
NEWS
May 23, 1986 | Associated Press
Rep. John E. Grotberg (R-Ill.), so weak as the result of a coma he suffered earlier this year that he needs help to sign his name, is ending his bid for a second term, an aide said Thursday.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 18, 2014 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
It should come as no surprise that Lifetime's adaptation of "Flowers in the Attic" is terrible. Of course it's terrible! The book was terrible! Rife with clunky dialogue, ridiculous characters and ludicrous plot twists. It was so terrible you could not put it down. Child imprisonment! Two kinds of evil mothers! And, oh my sainted aunt, incest! Loving, consensual incest! It was "Blue Lagoon" meets "Sybil" in the days before becoming a vampire replaced teen sex as your mama's worst nightmare.
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