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May 17, 1998 | Associated Press
Flames swept through a hospital in the Philippine capital on Saturday, killing at least 10 people, authorities said. Twelve patients were trapped in two intensive care units and presumed dead. Ten bodies were recovered from the Lung Center of the Philippines, where the fire erupted in the early morning, engulfing much of the hospital in smoke and flames. Several of those killed were on respirators that failed when the electricity went out, Health Secretary Carmencita Reodica said.
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May 17, 1998 | Associated Press
Flames swept through a hospital in the Philippine capital on Saturday, killing at least 10 people, authorities said. Twelve patients were trapped in two intensive care units and presumed dead. Ten bodies were recovered from the Lung Center of the Philippines, where the fire erupted in the early morning, engulfing much of the hospital in smoke and flames. Several of those killed were on respirators that failed when the electricity went out, Health Secretary Carmencita Reodica said.
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June 1, 1990 | WILLIAM C. REMPEL and KRISTINA M. LUZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Imelda Marcos, who had spent some of the previous night considering family advice to dismiss her flamboyant defense attorney, collapsed in a federal courtroom Thursday morning after coughing up blood and was taken to a hospital. The former Philippine first lady's condition was listed as stable and not life-threatening. A hospital spokesman said tests found evidence of erosive gastritis, or bleeding in the stomach lining. It was the latest dramatic turn in the fraud and racketeering trial of Mrs.
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June 1, 1990 | WILLIAM C. REMPEL and KRISTINA M. LUZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Imelda Marcos, who had spent some of the previous night considering family advice to dismiss her flamboyant defense attorney, collapsed in a federal courtroom Thursday morning after coughing up blood and was taken to a hospital. The former Philippine first lady's condition was listed as stable and not life-threatening. A hospital spokesman said tests found evidence of erosive gastritis, or bleeding in the stomach lining. It was the latest dramatic turn in the fraud and racketeering trial of Mrs.
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November 26, 2000 | EDWARD WRIGHT, Edward Wright is a former assistant foreign editor at The Times. His column appears monthly
Middle East Israel and the Territories: Weeks of Israeli-Palestinian violence have devastated tourism in Israel, according to news accounts. The number of visitors dropped about 50% last month, and thousands have canceled vacation plans. Airlines have reduced flights, and some hotels have shut down temporarily. The State Department is warning Americans to put off travel to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza.
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August 6, 1987 | HARRY NELSON, Times Medical Writer
Throughout the country, hospitals are searching frantically for registered nurses, including from abroad, to fill thousands of vacancies in what is becoming the most serious hospital staffing shortage in U.S. history. The shortage increasingly is forcing hospitals to schedule nurses to work double shifts and to require many of them to perform duties ordinarily reserved for those with more specialized training.
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