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October 21, 2010 | By Lori Kozlowski, Los Angeles Times
Fatima Bhutto wrote her book because she wanted to remember her father. She wanted to remember his silly nicknames, his joke about putting a disco ball in her redecorated bedroom, and how he told her she was too young for lipstick. She wanted the 14 years she had with him to be written down somewhere before she started to forget. It was the last promise she made to him before his death in 1996. "When I think of my father, I never think of him as a politician," she said in a recent phone interview.
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April 28, 1990 | MARILYN PITTS, Marilyn Pitts is a free-lancer writer based in Santa Ana.
Nearly 400 years ago, Pedro Robledo left Mexico with the Juan de Ornate expedition, venturing into what is now New Mexico, to become one of the first settlers in that region. Today, his 13th-great-granddaughter, Pauline Chavez Bent, a genealogist who specializes in Latino history, travels uncharted terrain of a different nature, searching back through time to meticulously piece together her family's history.
NEWS
April 1, 2013 | By Eryn Brown
Certain mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes can increase a woman's chances of developing breast cancer or ovarian cancer dramatically. But that doesn't mean all women should line up for laboratory testing to see if they have those risky versions of the genes, members of a government panel said Monday.  Unless she has a family history that makes it likely she has the harmful mutations, a woman will be unlikely to benefit from genetic counseling and...
NEWS
February 17, 2011 | By Thomas H. Maugh II, Los Angeles Times
KCBS-TV Channel 2 reporter Serene Branson suffered "migraine aura" when she began speaking what appeared to be gibberish during a live report following the Grammys on Sunday evening, Dr. Andrew Charles, director of UCLA’s Headache Research and Treatment Program, said in an interview Thursday. Some previous reports had indicated she was suffering from "complicated migraine" or "complex migraine. " Those are really laymen's terms that have fallen out of favor with physicians, Charles said.
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March 15, 2009 | From The Los Angeles Times
SCOTLAND Fantastic guide We had a fantastic tour guide named Bill Webster who was very knowledgeable, took us all over Scotland, told about history, played Celtic music and even did research on my family history. It was the best travel experience ever. Real Scottish Journeys , 01-44-1764-682767, www.realscottishjourneys.com . Private tours begin at about $415 a day for a small group, including transportation. --Susan Friedman, Oak Park
NATIONAL
December 9, 2005 | Jonathan Bor, Baltimore Sun
Most pregnant women have little trouble kicking caffeine once their doctors warn them that the common stimulant found in coffee, tea, cola, chocolate and other foods could endanger their babies' health. But researchers have found a group that does have trouble: women with a family history of alcohol abuse. "It's not just an academic issue," said Dr. Roland R.
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