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August 14, 2012 | By Kim Murphy
SEATTLE -- They say hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Coda: If you scorned a woman's daughter, the fury gets ratcheted up a notch. Thus unfolds the tale in western Washington state of Jacqueline Ray, 49, and her dead son-in-law. Ray, a resident of the quaint community of Gig Harbor, has been charged with first-degree murder in an alleged murder-for-hire plot in July. Ray's daughter had apparently fled to a motel with her children to escape from her husband, who Ray said had repeatedly beaten her. Also arrested and charged was Luis Rea Barker.
March 10, 2012 | Jeannine Stein
Sick of the sweaty, fluorescent-lit, loud-music gym scene? Don't want to cough up dough for memberships you'll never be able to cancel short of divine intervention? Try getting fit at the park. Or the beach. We asked personal trainer Mike Donavanik ( to show us simple outdoor moves that deliver. Here Donavanik -- clients include actors Sara Underwood and Jayson Blair -- demonstrates a ladder drill, part of regular training for baseball and football players.
February 14, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
Parents may be applauding Tommy Jordan, the dad from North Carolina who famously shot his 15-year-old daughter's laptop with a .45 and made a YouTube video to prove it, but parenting expert Larry Winget says he should have skipped the gunfire and turned to duct tape instead. "To me it would have made more sense to take duct tape and wrap it up and show it to her," said Winget, the tough talking author of "Your Kids are Your Own Fault" and "You're Broke Because You Want to Be. " "And I would say look at what you can't have.
October 26, 2011 | By James Oliphant, Washington Bureau
“Joe the Plumber” made it official Tuesday. He's running for Congress. Samuel Wurzelbacher became famous in 2008 after challenging Barack Obama on his economic policies. Now the self-identified Regular Joe wants to represent economically distressed northern Ohio in the House - and he's bringing a class-based message. “Americans deserve all kinds of people representing them,” Wurzelbacher said, according to the Associated Press, at an event at Toledo's famous Tony Packo's restaurant, best known for its Hungarian-style hot dogs.
June 28, 2011 | By Marissa Cevallos, HealthKey / For the Booster Shots blog
Duct tape – is there no end to its usefulness? Apparently not. Now we learn that using duct tape in hospitals could be a tool in the fight against infectious disease. Call it a handyman’s quarantine. An infection-prevention team at Trinity Medical Center in the Quad Cities along the Illinois and Iowa border, wanted to create safe zones in which healthcare workers could talk to patients with infectious diseases. So they used 3-foot squares of red duct tape to indicate where precisely that zone was located.
November 16, 2010 | By Walter Hamilton, Los Angeles Times
He built the largest stock brokerage in Los Angeles, and his name adorns one of the city's most distinctive high-rises. He's worth tens of millions of dollars. So why can't Edward Wedbush manage to fix his roof? The peeling shingles atop his one-story stucco house in Ladera Heights are covered in blue and black tarpaulin. The bandaged roof has been an eyesore for years in a neighborhood of carefully tended mid-century homes. Neighbors say they've written letters, passed along bids from contractors and even lined up buyers for the home, all to no avail.
October 15, 2010 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Once seen, never forgotten, the experience of looking on as Helen Mirren lets loose with a machine gun is the equivalent of watching the queen of England lay waste to a crowd of unruly commoners. It's also the only aspect of "Red" that satisfies as it should. RED is an acronym for "Retired Extremely Dangerous," a group of former CIA agents who have been sent out to pasture in favor of younger, presumably deadlier, government operatives. But a series of circumstances gets them back in the game and, guess what, they haven't so much as lost a step.
September 13, 2010
What's the best way to get rid of warts? Freeze 'em? Sizzle them with acid? Or just wait for them to go away? (They often do.) Because warts are not exactly life-threatening, perhaps it's not surprising that their eradication has not been at the top of the medical establishment's research agenda. But a study just published in the Canadian Medical Assn. Journal (CMAJ) did address the issue. Its investigation of 240 Dutch people with warts found that cryotherapy (in which warts are frozen in the doctor's office with the use of liquid nitrogen)
August 13, 2010 | By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
Authorities say a possible serial rapist may be stalking women on skid row after what appears to be a second sexual assault involving a van driver in as many weeks. The suspect is believed to be a middle-age man who drives a Ford Econoline-style van. The first attack occurred Aug. 1 when a 37-year-old transient woman accepted a ride near 6th Street and Stanford Avenue in skid row . The victim told detectives that the assailant bound her with duct tape and raped her repeatedly over the next three days.
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