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March 25, 2009
Re "The comfort prescription," Opinion, March 19 Ira Rosofsky suggests that we stop giving elderly patients costly and ineffective prescription drugs for dementia and other conditions. He suggests investing instead in hand-holding and personal support for patients and their families, which might also result in savings and research for meaningful improvements and even cures. In his dreams! There is no powerful lobby representing hand-holders in Washington. Hand-holders don't get multimillion-dollar bonuses as officials of major corporations they're running into the ground.
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SCIENCE
April 12, 2012 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times
The weapon may not make the man, but it certainly makes him loom larger, according to a new study by a team of UCLA researchers. Their study, released Wednesday in the journal PLoS ONE, shows that a person holding a gun seems taller and more muscular in the viewer's mind than a person holding a tool or other object. The paper, funded by the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research, is part of a larger project to understand human decision-making in potentially violent situations.
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NEWS
April 5, 1986 | Associated Press
About 300 Pittsfield High School students responded to a ban on hand-holding in the hallways by clasping hands and sneaking a few kisses in an impromptu protest Friday. Students presented Principal William P. Coan a petition maintaining that a recent administration crackdown on hand-holding violated their constitutional right to free expression.
OPINION
March 25, 2009
Re "The comfort prescription," Opinion, March 19 Ira Rosofsky suggests that we stop giving elderly patients costly and ineffective prescription drugs for dementia and other conditions. He suggests investing instead in hand-holding and personal support for patients and their families, which might also result in savings and research for meaningful improvements and even cures. In his dreams! There is no powerful lobby representing hand-holders in Washington. Hand-holders don't get multimillion-dollar bonuses as officials of major corporations they're running into the ground.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1999
It's greatly misleading and self-serving to imply (Editorial, Jan. 29) that recent UCI outreach programs in minority communities were essential and resulted in increased number of applications at the university. Your statement about minorities perceiving the university as hostile, after UC ended its affirmative action programs in 1995, also implies that minority students are very timid and need a lot of hand-holding by university officials to apply and gain entry into the UC system.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 1986 | DENNIS McDOUGAL, Times Staff Writer
Prince bought the first mile. More than 500 other celebrities bought their own places in the national hand-holding event. And more than 100 of the stars--television, sports, film and music industry personalities--were on hand at a West Hollywood press conference Thursday to kick off the latest entertainment charity event: a coast-to-coast human chain over Memorial Day weekend to raise $100 million for America's poor and homeless.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 23, 1985 | DENNIS McDOUGAL, Times Staff Writer
In an attempt to fight "compassion fatigue" and keep the celebrity charity ball rolling, USA for Africa organizers unveiled "HandsAcrossAmerica" Tuesday: a human chain that would stretch from Manhattan to Los Angeles on May 25, 1986, and would raise an estimated $50 million to $100 million to feed hungry Americans.
OPINION
December 1, 2004
Re "Colleges Are Learning to Hold Parents' Hands," Nov. 28: Thank you for the article explaining the appointment of college officials who handle communications from parents eager to continue to help their children with decisions about classes and the daily hassles of college life. I have passed your article on to the director of human resources at my company so that we can be proactive and appoint someone to help with the hassles of corporate life when these students graduate. I'm sure that with parents' help with their job application and coaching advice on their interviews that we will ultimately be hiring some of these students.
NEWS
May 30, 1993 | DIANNE KLEIN, Dianne Klein's column is published on Sundays
Student leaders at Washington state's Bremerton High School recently made what they saw as a logical and righteous move. They don't like homosexuality. They think it's wrong. So "to preserve the integrity and high moral standards" of Bremerton High, they voted 49 to 47 to change their school constitution, as a precautionary measure in these tumultuous times. Anyone who's "openly gay" can't be a student leader, their amendment read.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 1989 | Caroline Lemke
Lois Ringe was having a crisis. It was 1 o'clock on a Wednesday afternoon and a casting director had just called in dire need of an Iowa farm couple to do a pizza commercial by 5 p.m.--in Los Angeles. After some quick thinking, Ringe responded as she always does: "No problem." As a manager of actors and actresses, and the owner of Agency 2, San Diego's newest theatrical agency, Ringe's life is a constant stream of crises and bizarre requests.
WORLD
July 22, 2008 | Robyn Dixon, Times Staff Writer
President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe and his bitter rival, opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, shook hands for the first time in a decade Monday, agreeing to settle the country's violent political crisis. The handshake in Harare, the Zimbabwean capital, came after 120 opposition activists were killed in recent months in state-sponsored violence, thousands were jailed and tens of thousands of opposition supporters were driven from their homes.
HOME & GARDEN
December 23, 2004 | Lisa Boone
Processing all the details of a home remodeling project can be overwhelming for homeowners who rely on the clerks at Home Depot for technical advice. Bay window or box? Wood flooring or laminate? Packaged heating and cooling system or split? With its easy-to-understand writing and attention to detail, this invaluable reference book takes away the anxiety of making "the choice." Koones focuses on the basic elements that make a house.
OPINION
December 1, 2004
Re "Colleges Are Learning to Hold Parents' Hands," Nov. 28: Thank you for the article explaining the appointment of college officials who handle communications from parents eager to continue to help their children with decisions about classes and the daily hassles of college life. I have passed your article on to the director of human resources at my company so that we can be proactive and appoint someone to help with the hassles of corporate life when these students graduate. I'm sure that with parents' help with their job application and coaching advice on their interviews that we will ultimately be hiring some of these students.
OPINION
November 30, 2004 | ROBERT SCHEER
What does it mean that a whopping 70% of Americans, according to a recent New York Times-CBS News poll, believe that mass culture is responsible for debasing our moral values? It means, if the poll is accurate, that we are a nation of lascivious hypocrites. In fact, the lure of sin, as represented by Hollywood and the entertainment industry, is as tempting to Americans today as apples ever were to Adam and Eve.
BUSINESS
June 10, 2001 | JOSH FRIEDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Charles Schwab & Co. was founded for investors who didn't want their hands held. The firm's new Private Client service, by contrast, will be judged by how many hands it succeeds in holding--at least, hands that offer up $1 million or more in investable assets. Private Client promises a dedicated Schwab investment consultant to handle each customer, providing advice in person, by phone or e-mail, the firm says.
NEWS
May 30, 1999 | KEVIN BAXTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nothing lasts forever. That's a concept most adults have little trouble with. But just try explaining it to a child, especially a child trying to understand the loss of a parent through divorce, a grandparent through death or even a close friend who simply moved away. Rabbi Marc Gellman and Msgr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1998 | JERRY HICKS
As a court reporter for a newspaper you get used to thinking of crime victims as statistics. Autopsy details become routine, weapons used in killings such as guns and knives are just pieces of courtroom evidence. The argument goes that you have to become immune. Otherwise, you'd go nuts thinking about what it's really all about. But in my 10 years covering trials for this paper, there was one thing I never got used to.
OPINION
November 30, 2004 | ROBERT SCHEER
What does it mean that a whopping 70% of Americans, according to a recent New York Times-CBS News poll, believe that mass culture is responsible for debasing our moral values? It means, if the poll is accurate, that we are a nation of lascivious hypocrites. In fact, the lure of sin, as represented by Hollywood and the entertainment industry, is as tempting to Americans today as apples ever were to Adam and Eve.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1999
It's greatly misleading and self-serving to imply (Editorial, Jan. 29) that recent UCI outreach programs in minority communities were essential and resulted in increased number of applications at the university. Your statement about minorities perceiving the university as hostile, after UC ended its affirmative action programs in 1995, also implies that minority students are very timid and need a lot of hand-holding by university officials to apply and gain entry into the UC system.
TRAVEL
May 24, 1998 | SUSAN SPANO, TIMES TRAVEL WRITER
At 6 a.m. one August morning, on a ferry bound south through Alaska's Inside Passage, I met a woman leaning at the prow like a carved figurehead, the wind whipping through her hair. A recent widow from Arkansas in her early 60s, she was taking her first extended trip in many years--on a group tour. Even so, she wasn't happy. Everyone else in her party was from Texas, and her assigned roommate cared more about clothes than humpback whales.
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