May 25, 2009
Re: your April 27 article "Electronic Records Have People Abuzz. What's the Reality?" I would like to suggest that there needs to be a cross-check system for electronic records. A few years ago, I had a physician treating me for symptoms that were hard to pin down to a single diagnosis. Based on medical records in my name that the physician had on his laptop, he prescribed a medication that had potentially serious negative effects on vision. While I filled the prescription, as a good patient would do, I delayed taking the medication because I read of possible consequences and I really did not feel that my medical condition required such drastic measures.
May 10, 2009 |
Michel Hattar's father was a priest in Jerusalem in 1947 when word arrived from the rocky Jordanian hills that he must renounce his vows and marry to protect his tribe's land and inheritances. He did as he was told. He broke from the holy order he had known for 20 years to wed the bride picked by his family, his first cousin, Widad.
November 3, 2008 |
Former coach Barry Melrose says it cost the Kings their one legitimate chance at a Stanley Cup championship. The Hockey Hall of Fame would love to display it. Marty McSorley won't discuss it. McSorley, whose use of an illegal stick served as the defining moment in the Montreal Canadiens' championship series triumph over the Kings in 1993, declines even to reveal the shady stick's whereabouts. "Tell your editor," the former defenseman says, "I wouldn't tell you."
November 27, 2007
Re "Planning, weather were among the fire breaks," Nov. 26 Listening to the ongoing TV news of the latest fire in Malibu, I heard that many homes were burned despite pre-positioning of firefighter strike crews. Seems like minutes really do matter. Why not request the government provide instant warning of any hot spots in our Southern California area during fire season via its network of infrared heat-sensing satellites?
October 17, 2005 |
Authorities killed thousands of domestic fowl Sunday in eastern Romania, hoping to prevent the spread of a deadly strain of bird flu that has decimated flocks and killed more than 60 people in Asia. Officials said they were awaiting test results from a British laboratory on samples from birds found dead in Maliuc, a village about 20 miles from the village of Ceamurlia de Jos, where the H5N1 virus was first detected in Romania.
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June 22, 2005 |
At a packed hearing Tuesday night, council members of this bayside community of 100,000 considered declaring a state of emergency in hopes that it would bolster their demands for state and federal aid to stem a wave of gun violence sweeping the city. Officials were also expected to approve $1.9 million in local expenditures to put more police officers on the street, mount hidden cameras in neighborhoods plagued by drug dealers, and seek injunctions against gang members.