September 27, 2011
Country singer Randy Travis was resting at home Monday after passing out on stage during a benefit concert in front of a roomful of doctors. The 52-year-old performer fainted in mid-song Sunday during an annual benefit for the Huguley Memorial Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas. The doctors who treated him at the scene said Monday that Travis was struggling with laryngitis because of chronic allergies and had taken several over-the-counter medications. —Associated Press New 'Red Dawn' to invade at last A remake of the 1984 invasion movie "Red Dawn" — with its villains now digitally modified from Chinese to North Korean — will finally hit American shores next year.
October 20, 2006 |
Tony Award-winning actor Richard Easton was recuperating at a hospital Thursday after he collapsed on stage during a preview performance of the Broadway play "The Coast of Utopia." Easton, 73, fainted on Wednesday at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater while making a dramatic exit near the end of the first act of Tom Stoppard's 2002 trilogy. The show was halted as Easton's costar, Ethan Hawke, asked for help from any doctors in the audience.
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May 18, 1989
A New York City diamond dealer waiting for a flight home at Los Angeles International Airport collapsed in an airport bathroom and awoke to find that his briefcase, filled with $1.2 million in diamonds, had disappeared, police said Wednesday. Philip Pilikyan, 38, drank some cocktails in an airport bar Tuesday night and became ill, said Lt. Phil Roberts of the Los Angeles Police Department's Pacific Division. "He had four drinks within a fairly short period of time," said Roberts, who added that Pilikyan went to a bathroom to splash water on his face but got dizzy, had trouble breathing and collapsed.
June 11, 1986 |
I stepped out into the chilly April night air at 9,200 feet and admired the star-spangled vault above me. All my problems and worries lay far behind. I scanned the southern skies for my cosmic friend. Only cold points of light winked at me; nothing resembling a comet was visible. Where was Halley's comet? This moment had been a long time in coming--a very long time. When I was a child, I had gone outside every night, just before bedtime, to gaze at the dark and inscrutable sky.
September 7, 1987 |
When it comes to concerts, Heart should either change its name or change its tune. At Irvine Meadows Saturday, there wasn't complete Heart failure, but the emotional pulse was pretty faint. As on record, the veteran band traverses the commercial rock spectrum, from wispy ballads to racing, metallic rockers. But on the former, the slick, synthesizer-heavy instrumentation kept things dull and soulless, while the passion of the latter was undercut by the bombast bursting in air.
January 14, 2010 |
The Federal Reserve's new report on U.S. economic activity in December and early January showed more signs of improvement across the nation. But if you're out of work in the Western states, the Fed's report, released Wednesday, won't provide any solace: Many employers in the region expect to do little if any hiring in 2010, even if sales rise. The Fed's so-called beige book report was relatively upbeat on the nation's economy as a whole, noting that 10 of the central bank's 12 geographic districts reported "some increased activity or improvement in conditions."
July 24, 2009 |
Sales of existing homes rose in June for the third consecutive month nationally, lifting the spirits of Wall Street and some in the housing industry. But the pace of sales is still no better than a year earlier, which had been the worst year for home sales in a decade. The National Assn. of Realtors reported the seasonally adjusted annual sales rate of existing homes in June was up 3.6% over May. However those sales were still down by 0.2% from the same month last year.
September 25, 2009 |
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was taken to a Washington hospital Thursday evening after becoming faint and light-headed in her office. A court spokeswoman downplayed the incident and said a comprehensive medical evaluation in July found the 76-year-old justice to be "in completely normal health." That exam followed the justice's surgery in February for pancreatic cancer. Ginsburg's summer check-up found that she had a low red blood cell count caused by an iron deficiency, and she had received intravenous iron therapy Thursday afternoon.
January 6, 1991 |
One by one, Diana Lumbrera buried each of her six children, weeping and fainting as the tiny bodies were lowered into the ground, begging on her knees for her little ones to come back. Each of the children died before his or her 5th birthday, and doctors ascribed each death to natural causes. Diana Lumbrera knew better than that; she had been cursed by her former mother-in-law, she said. But now, authorities say the children's deaths were neither natural nor supernatural.
April 8, 1993 |
Schoolgirls in Cairo and elsewhere suffered mysterious fainting spells, and hundreds were hospitalized. Teachers closed schools and politicians debated while doctors attributed the spells to teen-age hysteria. More than 1,000 girls between 12 and 18 years old have suffered nausea and fainting spells since the first cases were reported last week. No serious aftereffects have been reported.