July 18, 2012 |
George Michael is delighted to be alive, but when he came back to life out of a coma last December, he spent a couple of days speaking in an accent that wasn't his own. While doctors worried that he had brain damage following a horrid bout with pneumonia that included days in a coma, Michael told Britain's LBC radio , it turned out the London-born chap was just channeling a "Bristolian," West Country accent from a British comedy called "Nighty...
May 9, 2012
A man on trial in New York for punching a woman into a coma over a parking space has been found guilty of third-degree assault, a misdemeanor that his attorney portrayed as a partial victory because jurors rejected a more serious felony assault charge. The verdict Tuesday came after Oscar Fuller's second trial. His first ended in November with the jury deadlocked after several days of dramatic testimony; witnesses described the sound of the 25-year-old victim's head smacking to the ground after Fuller threw a powerful punch at her. To convict Fuller of felony assault, which could have brought a seven-year prison sentence, jurors would have had to believe that Fuller intended to seriously harm the woman, Lana Rosas, who was knocked into a coma in February 2011 and her left brain-damaged.
April 24, 2012
Sometimes bigger is better when buying art by committee. At this year's Collectors Committee weekend, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art bought $2.5 million worth of artwork to add to its permanent collection, including two larger-than-life works: a 60-foot-long Robert Rauschenberg screenprint that shows a collage of newspaper articles from 1970, bought for $775,000; and a nearly 10-foot-tall elevator surround that Louis Sullivan designed around...
April 22, 2012 |
Robin Gibb has awoken from a nearly two-week-long coma as the former Bee Gees star continues to surprise in his battle with colorectal cancer. As The Times reported about a week ago, Gibb was hospitalized -- gravely ill with pneumonia and in a coma -- with his wife, children and brother Barry Gibb standing vigil at his bedside. But on Sunday, his family was celebrating. An update on Gibb's Facebook page detailed the latest developments, saying: "The remarkable Robin Gibb has confounded" his doctors "with his indomitable fighting spirit and remarkable physical endurance.
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March 6, 2012 |
Each weekday, when classes are done and the last bell sounds at Dorsey High , Jeremiah Allison steels himself. He folds his lean frame into a weathered SUV and drives three miles to a convalescent home in South Los Angeles. Slowly, somberly, sneakers sliding softly against the linoleum floor, he enters room 214. "Hi, Mom," he says, voice hushed. "Mom?" Time slows. Jeremiah, 17, holds her hands and kisses her cheeks. He tells her about his day, speaks of the prom and the future, of his college scholarship and how good it will be to live far from the troubled neighborhood where she raised him. Tugging his black baseball cap to shield his watery eyes, he flips through Bible verses on his cellphone and reads to her. "I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you....
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February 4, 2012 |
The Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday asked a federal bankruptcy judge to reject all claims for damages filed by San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow over his severe beating in a Dodger Stadium parking lot on Opening Day of the 2011 season. Attorneys for the team and its owner, Frank McCourt, argued that none of the entities in the baseball club's corporate structure have any liability for the March 31 assault that left Stow in a coma for months. Stow sued the Dodgers in May, alleging negligence and poor security arrangements at the ballpark.
December 22, 2011
MUSIC Just because the Smiths broke up in 1987 doesn't mean the curtain has to drop. Thanks to the band's premiere tribute act Sweet & Tender Hooligans, which has been paying homage to Morrissey's pioneering indie-pop outfit for nearly 20 years, you can still hear songs like "Girlfriend in a Coma" and "This Charming Man" live. House of Blues, 1530 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim. 8 p.m. Fri. $19.50. http://www.houseofblues.com.
October 1, 2011 |
John Wooden: "You can't live a perfect day until you do something for someone who will never be able to repay you. " Joseph Frazier is in a coma. Joseph, 28, was a standout basketball player at Pasadena Muir High and Cal State Northridge before working last year as an assistant coach at Calabasas High. A hit-and-run driver, who has yet to be caught, knocked him off his motorcycle Aug. 25. Joseph was wearing a helmet, but when he arrived at Northridge Hospital he was non-responsive, doctors saying his head injuries were so severe nothing could be done.
May 8, 2011 |
Every day, she talks to her son. Doctors give him little chance, the public no longer pays much attention, but nearly every day for more than a month, the mother arrives at the cramped ICU room at County-USC Medical Center to talk to her comatose son. He is Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan who suffered a serious brain injury when he was attacked in the Dodger Stadium parking lot on opening day. She is Ann Stow, and she wants...
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April 19, 2011 |
A San Francisco Giants fan who was kicked and beaten by two attackers in a Dodger Stadium parking lot had to be returned to a medically induced coma over the weekend and is expected to remain unconscious for at least another week, hospital officials said Monday. Surgeons at County-USC Medical Center on Friday reduced Bryan Stow's coma-inducing medication, allowing the 42-year-old father of two to regain consciousness for the first time since the March 31 assault left him with a fractured skull and brain damage.