September 28, 2013
Re "Obamacare as political theater," Opinion, Sept. 26 Marilyn Moon confuses two distinct aspects of social programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security: purpose and performance. She is correct that voters strongly support the goals of these programs. The elderly and the poor need access to health insurance, and some people need retirement support. What Republicans have issues with is performance, despite the Democrats' claim that conservatives are attacking the purpose of these programs.
August 27, 2013 |
Paris Jackson is much better than when we last checked in on her, grandma Katherine Jackson says. "She is in a good place, getting the help she needs," the Jackson family matriarch told Hello! magazine in an exclusive interview. "She is doing much better. " In early June, Paris was rushed to the hospital after what turned out to be an apparent suicide attempt - she reportedly cut her wrists with a kitchen knife and took a bunch of Motrin tablets. Now, Hello! says, the 15-year-old middle child is in a residential facility specializing in grief management and depression in younger people.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 2013 |
A 72-year-old grandmother who fired her .357 magnum revolver at a man allegedly trying to break into her Orange County home said Tuesday that she was trying to defend herself and her 85-year-old husband. Jan Cooper said at a news conference that she fired one shot from her high-powered handgun, according to a report in KTLA-TV Channel 5 . Cooper and husband, a disabled World War II veteran, were alone at the home Sunday when she loaded her gun and dialed 911 as the man allegedly tried to force his way in. On the 911 tape, Cooper can be heard telling the man to leave.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1987 |
Margaret Steers was recently honored by the Shadow Ranch Recreation Center in Canoga Park as the outstanding volunteer of 1987. "Grandma" Steers has had many jobs in the center, but her favorite is to get out and talk with the people in the park. I was born in The Commons, a little village outside Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland, in nineteen hundred and one. My father, bless his soul, was a miner, and my mother was a cook at the little police station there.
July 5, 2003 |
Roger Clemens has won 301 games, six Cy Young awards and has a place in baseball's Hall of Fame waiting for him when he retires. But he doesn't rank among baseball's most popular players, according to a poll of 2,000 sports fans ages 12-64 conducted this spring by Marketing Evaluations Inc.
HOME & GARDEN
November 6, 2010 |
I packed Grandma away with the Halloween decorations the other day. Honest mistake. You know how it goes; you get a little rhythm going and pretty soon you're just throwing everything in the box, boom-boom-boom. Fortunately, my wife heard Grandma yelling from the box in the basement later in the day. Seriously, she couldn't have been down there more than a few hours. "What's that?" Posh asked. "Just my stomach," I said. "Mom?!!" So, we unpacked the old heirloom and plopped her on a stool near the kitchen TV. Nobody was really to blame, of course, yet Posh seemed a little frosted over the whole episode.