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June 13, 1998 | LEE HARRIS
Here's the rundown on guests and topics for the weekend's public-affairs programs: Today "Saturday Journal": Kim Parker of Pew Research Center, 5 a.m. C-SPAN. "Today": Insect bite protection; choosing a retirement date; day care for children; "Chicago" cast performs, 5 a.m. (4)(39). "Evans & Novak": Sen. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), 2:30 p.m., repeats Sunday 7 a.m. CNN. "Reliable Sources": Frank Rich, New York Times; Jim Warren, Chicago Tribune, 3:30 p.m. CNN. "Capital Gang": Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 2000
A swarm of bees that recently killed a pet dog and attacked a pest exterminator and four firefighters in Fullerton was so aggressive that officials took the unusual step of testing the insects' DNA, certain they'd prove to be Africanized honeybees. But state agriculture officials in Sacramento concluded Thursday that the tests showed the insects were not so-called "killer bees," which were first sighted in Southern California in 1998.
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NEWS
November 1, 1999 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They've been found as far north as Oxnard--where an unsuspecting landfill worker couldn't lift a utility box lid because their hive was so large, and as far south as San Diego--the random catch by a net-wielding entomologist near an elementary school.
NEWS
March 29, 2000 | From Associated Press
A 77-year-old woman lay in critical condition Tuesday after being stung more than 500 times by a swarm of killer bees. The woman, whose name was not released, was attacked while walking along a street a few blocks from her Las Vegas home, Fire Department spokesman Tim Szymanski said. He said the bees may have been drawn to something in a bag she was carrying. Firefighters wearing special gear doused the woman with water to get about 200 bees off her.
NEWS
December 25, 1994 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what his family says is nothing short of a miracle, Anders Bjella came home from the hospital Saturday, just in time for his second Christmas. The 13-month-old son of Ross and Diane Bjella of Costa Mesa was near death after being stung repeatedly by a scorpion at a Mexican resort Dec. 18. "It's a very happy Christmas," his mother, Diane Bjella, said soon after arriving at the family's home, which friends had decorated. "He has his spirit back. He looks like himself again."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1994 | KEN ELLINGWOOD
The parents of a 13-month-old Costa Mesa boy who nearly died of a scorpion sting in Mexico last weekend said he is recovering quickly. "The little guy is a miracle story," Diane Bjella said on Tuesday, a day after her son, Anders, was flown by an ambulance jet from Puerto Vallarta to Children's Hospital in San Diego. "He's breathing on his own. The brain looks good," she said from the hospital. "Everything's being monitored closely."
NEWS
September 6, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
New York City officials have confirmed that a second elderly Queens resident has died from an outbreak of St. Louis encephalitis, a virus transmitted by mosquitoes. Officials had suspected that the infection caused the 87-year-old woman's death last week but did not know for sure until Saturday, said Sandra Mullin, spokeswoman for the city Department of Health. An 80-year-old man died last week from the virus, officials said. Five others believed to be infected were receiving medical attention.
NEWS
September 20, 1994 | LINDA BALLOU
* If you are stung, scrape the stinger out. Do not squeeze with tweezers or with your fingers because that will force more venom into your system. * Wash the area with soap and water, apply a cold compress and cover with a topical steroid such as Cortaid. * If you are hypersensitive, the first sting serves to sensitize your immune system to the venom. A subsequent sting--perhaps months, even a year later--will trigger a severe allergic reaction.
HEALTH
August 30, 1999 | JONATHAN FIELDING and VALERIE ULENE, Dr. Jonathan Fielding is the director of public health and health officer for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. Dr. Valerie Ulene is a board-certified specialist in preventive medicine practicing in Los Angeles
Few people get through life without the pain or discomfort of a sting by a bee, yellow jacket, hornet or wasp, and many of us are stung more than once. For those who are allergic to the insect venom, these seemingly minor encounters can cause serious, even life-threatening complications. Each of these types of insects can trigger an allergic reaction. Some people are allergic to the venom of several of these insects, others to only one or two.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 1994 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what his family says is nothing short of a miracle, little Anders Bjella came home from the hospital Saturday, just in time for his second Christmas. * The 13-month-old son of Ross and Diane Bjella of Costa Mesa was near death after being stung repeatedly by a scorpion at a Mexican resort Dec. 18. "It's a very happy Christmas," his mother said soon after arriving at the family's home, which friends had decked with balloons and a large Christmas tree. "He has his spirit back.
NEWS
November 1, 1999 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They've been found as far north as Oxnard--where an unsuspecting landfill worker couldn't lift a utility box lid because their hive was so large, and as far south as San Diego--the random catch by a net-wielding entomologist near an elementary school.
NEWS
September 6, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
New York City officials have confirmed that a second elderly Queens resident has died from an outbreak of St. Louis encephalitis, a virus transmitted by mosquitoes. Officials had suspected that the infection caused the 87-year-old woman's death last week but did not know for sure until Saturday, said Sandra Mullin, spokeswoman for the city Department of Health. An 80-year-old man died last week from the virus, officials said. Five others believed to be infected were receiving medical attention.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1999
An elderly man who was a longtime beekeeper was stung about 50 times by bees Tuesday and taken to a hospital, where he was unconscious and on a respirator, authorities said. Virgil Foster, 83, was attacked by some of the bees he kept in his backyard when he bumped their quarters while mowing the lawn at 4803 Autry Ave. about 2 p.m., said Long Beach Fire Department spokesman Wayne Chaney.
HEALTH
August 30, 1999 | JONATHAN FIELDING and VALERIE ULENE, Dr. Jonathan Fielding is the director of public health and health officer for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. Dr. Valerie Ulene is a board-certified specialist in preventive medicine practicing in Los Angeles
Few people get through life without the pain or discomfort of a sting by a bee, yellow jacket, hornet or wasp, and many of us are stung more than once. For those who are allergic to the insect venom, these seemingly minor encounters can cause serious, even life-threatening complications. Each of these types of insects can trigger an allergic reaction. Some people are allergic to the venom of several of these insects, others to only one or two.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1999
With the discovery of fire ants in Orange County, here are some safety tips: * Fire ant sting reactions range from localized itching and swelling to severe, life-threatening anaphylaxis. * Almost all people stung by fire ants develop an itchy, localized hive at the sting site that usually subsides within 30 to 60 minutes. This is followed by a small blister at the sting within four hours. A sterile sore with pus forms in eight to 24 hours. It then ruptures and crusts in 48 to 72 hours.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 1998 | LEE HARRIS
Here's the rundown on guests and topics for the weekend's public-affairs programs: Today "Saturday Journal": Kim Parker of Pew Research Center, 5 a.m. C-SPAN. "Today": Insect bite protection; choosing a retirement date; day care for children; "Chicago" cast performs, 5 a.m. (4)(39). "Evans & Novak": Sen. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), 2:30 p.m., repeats Sunday 7 a.m. CNN. "Reliable Sources": Frank Rich, New York Times; Jim Warren, Chicago Tribune, 3:30 p.m. CNN. "Capital Gang": Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.
SPORTS
October 13, 1995 | DANA HADDAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To know Joe Ulate is to know perhaps the unluckiest high school football player in the region. The Littlerock High offensive lineman has been plagued with so many unusual ailments--causing him to miss more games than he has played--that Coach Jim Bauer says he is snake bitten. Actually, Ulate has been spider-bitten. The 6-foot-2, 260-pound senior was bitten in August by a poisonous brown recluse.
NEWS
March 29, 2000 | From Associated Press
A 77-year-old woman lay in critical condition Tuesday after being stung more than 500 times by a swarm of killer bees. The woman, whose name was not released, was attacked while walking along a street a few blocks from her Las Vegas home, Fire Department spokesman Tim Szymanski said. He said the bees may have been drawn to something in a bag she was carrying. Firefighters wearing special gear doused the woman with water to get about 200 bees off her.
SPORTS
October 13, 1995 | DANA HADDAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To know Joe Ulate is to know perhaps the unluckiest high school football player in the region. The Littlerock High offensive lineman has been plagued with so many unusual ailments--causing him to miss more games than he has played--that Coach Jim Bauer says he is snake bitten. Actually, Ulate has been spider-bitten. The 6-foot-2, 260-pound senior was bitten in August by a poisonous brown recluse.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 1994 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what his family says is nothing short of a miracle, little Anders Bjella came home from the hospital Saturday, just in time for his second Christmas. * The 13-month-old son of Ross and Diane Bjella of Costa Mesa was near death after being stung repeatedly by a scorpion at a Mexican resort Dec. 18. "It's a very happy Christmas," his mother said soon after arriving at the family's home, which friends had decked with balloons and a large Christmas tree. "He has his spirit back.
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