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November 16, 1992 | CAREY GOLDBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To celebrate her daughter's eighth birthday, Svetlana Fateyeva bought a big bottle of grain alcohol to share with her co-workers. By midnight that night, Fateyeva was flat on her bare stomach, tied to a bed with cloth strips, sobbing and railing about missing her party. The cake that never made it home was locked in custody with her clothes and purse. "Because my child is 8 years old, I have to walk around naked?"
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July 28, 1996 | Michelle Huneven, Michelle Huneven is a frequent contributor to the Book Review
'Cruising Paradise" by Sam Shepard is a book of "tales," a genre that seems more inclusive, oral and ancient than the contemporary short story. It is a book full of great and varied narrative pleasures: Some of the pieces are beautifully constructed, fully realized short stories, while others are short bursts of dialogue, meditations, diary entries, letters, monologues, phone calls and plaints. Still others seem like myth and lore gleaned from old texts or barrooms.
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NEWS
April 3, 1988 | United Press International
Members of the Wednesday Night Ladies House League have lost their 6 p.m. bowling slot at the Fern Hill Golf and Country Club, mainly because they don't drink enough. Jimmy Walker, manager of the club's bowling alley, confirmed last week that the 12-team league was asked to switch to a different time in favor of a men's league. "Women's leagues water you to death," Walker said. "That's why most places don't cater to women on the first (evening) shift.
NEWS
November 16, 1992 | CAREY GOLDBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To celebrate her daughter's eighth birthday, Svetlana Fateyeva bought a big bottle of grain alcohol to share with her co-workers. By midnight that night, Fateyeva was flat on her bare stomach, tied to a bed with cloth strips, sobbing and railing about missing her party. The cake that never made it home was locked in custody with her clothes and purse. "Because my child is 8 years old, I have to walk around naked?"
BOOKS
July 28, 1996 | Michelle Huneven, Michelle Huneven is a frequent contributor to the Book Review
'Cruising Paradise" by Sam Shepard is a book of "tales," a genre that seems more inclusive, oral and ancient than the contemporary short story. It is a book full of great and varied narrative pleasures: Some of the pieces are beautifully constructed, fully realized short stories, while others are short bursts of dialogue, meditations, diary entries, letters, monologues, phone calls and plaints. Still others seem like myth and lore gleaned from old texts or barrooms.
SPORTS
December 4, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
The crowd walked down the concrete steps of Hollywood's Wild Card Boxing Club in front of, and behind, Manny Pacquiao. More, dressed in emerald green and royal blue sweatsuits emblazoned with the "MP" logo, waited below in the parking lot, some holding a table for the star at a cozy Thai restaurant. Others had already eaten, ready to drive and pack into a large bus, vans and sedans - 30 vehicles in all - - that transported the world-famous boxer and his entourage of about 150 people across the Mojave Desert on Monday to Las Vegas for his fourth fight against Mexico's Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday at the MGM Grand.
NEWS
November 15, 2011 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Under-21 drinking, which was legal in the U.S. decades ago, could have some lasting consequences. A study finds that drinking-age women who lived in states that allowed people under 21 to drink could be at higher risk for suicide and homicide later in life. Data from national cause-of-death files plus census surveys were examined for the study, released online today in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research . Reports contained information on more than 200,000 suicides and 130,000 homicides for people who turned 18 between 1967 and 1989.
NEWS
February 6, 2013 | By Eryn Brown
Here's something to ponder if and when you and your spouse make your Valentine's Day toasts this year: when it comes to drinking - as in so many other facets of marriage - compatibility may be key to keeping couples together. Researchers reviewing data collected from 19,977 married couples in one county in Norway reported that spouses who consume about the same amount of alcohol were less likely to divorce than pairs where one partner is a heavy drinker and the other is not - especially when the wife is the one doing the drinking.
NEWS
August 3, 1988
Women who drink alcohol in moderation appear to have much less of a chance of suffering a heart attack or stroke than non-drinking women, according to a major new study. The study, the largest of its kind, found that middle-aged women who consumed an average of three to 17 drinks a week--a bottle of beer, glass of wine or mixed drink--had about a 40% lower risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke compared to women who did not drink at all.
NEWS
September 6, 2011 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Moderate drinking has been linked with various health benefits, and now a study finds that middle-age women who indulge in one drink a day or less on a regular basis may have a better chance of being healthier when they're older. The study, released today in the journal PLoS Medicine , looked at data on alcohol consumption among 121,700 female nurses who were part of the Nurses' Health Study. Of those participants, 13,894 lived to the age of 70 or older. Among them, 1,491 were considered to have aged successfully, defined as having no heart disease, diabetes or other chronic diseases, and no substantial cognitive declines, mental impairment or physical limitations at age 70 and older.
NEWS
April 3, 1988 | United Press International
Members of the Wednesday Night Ladies House League have lost their 6 p.m. bowling slot at the Fern Hill Golf and Country Club, mainly because they don't drink enough. Jimmy Walker, manager of the club's bowling alley, confirmed last week that the 12-team league was asked to switch to a different time in favor of a men's league. "Women's leagues water you to death," Walker said. "That's why most places don't cater to women on the first (evening) shift.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 2011 | By August Brown, Los Angeles Times
Here's something about dealing with criticism that they don't tell you on the way to becoming one of America's biggest pop singers. All the tequila shooters, glitter lipsticks, sold-out world tours and slavish affection from boys in spirit animal hoods can't balm a vicious review. And no one learned this lesson better in the last year and a half than 24-year-old Kesha Sebert, known to pop fans the world over as, simply, Kesha. "I never expected negativity like this," Sebert said, regarding the meteoric rise and stratospheric loathing she's attracted as a tart-mouthed, hook-drunk singer and songwriter since the January 2010 release of her debut dancepop album "Animal.
SCIENCE
March 9, 2010 | By Shari Roan
Women who drink moderate amounts of alcohol don't gain as much weight in midlife as those who abstain, a study has found. However, drinking should not be heralded as a new diet, said the authors and alcohol abuse experts. The study, published Tuesday in the Archives of Internal Medicine, is the first to find that alcohol may curb weight gain in women. Typically, alcohol consumption is not advised for people trying to lose or avoid gaining weight. A 5-ounce glass of wine contains about 125 calories, and a regular 12-ounce beer has about 150. Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston examined data from 19,220 women enrolled in the long-running Women's Health Study.
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