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December 1, 1991 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Out on the edge of the Pacific, on a patio stretching below the swank Ritz-Carlton hotel, the groom smiled nervously. His bride looked radiant, hair encircled with flowers, wedding dress trailing behind as she stepped slowly down the aisle, father at her side. In most ways, the Saturday fete was like any other wedding. Except one. The bride is paralyzed from the chest down. But she was able to stride delicately across the bricks because of the ingenuity of the man she was marrying.
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December 1, 1991 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Out at the edge of the Pacific, on a red-paved patio stretching below the swank Ritz-Carlton Hotel, the groom smiled nervously. His bride looked radiant, her hair encircled with flowers, wedding dress trailing behind as she stepped slowly down the aisle, her father at her side. In most ways, the Saturday fete was like any other wedding. Except one. The bride is paralyzed from the chest down. She doesn't have the use of her legs.
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December 1, 1991 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Out at the edge of the Pacific, on a red-paved patio stretching below the swank Ritz-Carlton Hotel, the groom smiled nervously. His bride looked radiant, her hair encircled with flowers, wedding dress trailing behind as she stepped slowly down the aisle, her father at her side. In most ways, the Saturday fete was like any other wedding. Except one. The bride is paralyzed from the chest down. She doesn't have the use of her legs.
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December 1, 1991 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Out on the edge of the Pacific, on a patio stretching below the swank Ritz-Carlton hotel, the groom smiled nervously. His bride looked radiant, hair encircled with flowers, wedding dress trailing behind as she stepped slowly down the aisle, father at her side. In most ways, the Saturday fete was like any other wedding. Except one. The bride is paralyzed from the chest down. But she was able to stride delicately across the bricks because of the ingenuity of the man she was marrying.
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September 24, 1986 | Ray Perez \f7
Jerrold Petrofsky, whose research has enabled paralyzed people to walk, has been given an unpaid leave of absence from Wright State University in Ohio to conduct his studies at UC Irvine, it was announced Tuesday. Larry Kinneer, a spokesman for Wright State, said the leave of absence is effective Oct. 5 and that Petrofsky will remain director of the National Center for Rehabilitation Engineering at the school.
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August 20, 1986 | Gary Jarlson
UC Irvine has applied for a federal research grant as part of its efforts to recruit a noted scientist who developed a system to help paraplegics walk, a university official said Tuesday. Negotiations that began in June with Dr. Jerrold Petrofsky of Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, are continuing, according to Linda Granell, UCI's director of communications.
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September 16, 1986 | Associated Press
Prof. Jerrold Petrofsky, who developed a computer-controlled system at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, to help the paralyzed walk, said Monday that he will come to UC Irvine "on a leave of absence" but will fight to preserve his program at Wright State. Petrofsky, who has bought a house in Lake Forest, was interviewed on a Dayton television station Monday night.
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April 18, 1987 | BILL BILLITER, Times Staff Writer
Jerrold Petrofsky, a nationally known scientist now affiliated with UC Irvine, has been awarded $2 million for a four-year study of how exercise in space affects astronauts, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said. Petrofsky, formerly of Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, moved to El Toro last year and took a temporary appointment with UCI.
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September 12, 1986 | ROXANA KOPETMAN, Times Staff Writer
A noted researcher who developed a system to help paraplegics walk has begun his temporary stint as a volunteer clinical professor at UC Irvine, officials said Thursday. But whether Dr. Jerrold Petrofsky plans to remain in California remains unclear.
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August 14, 1986 | RAY PEREZ, Times Staff Writer
A researcher who combined electrical currents and computers to help paraplegics walk--and whose life was the inspiration for the television movie "First Steps"--has accepted an appointment at the UC Irvine volunteer clinic. Jerrold Petrofsky, 38, accepted the unpaid two-month appointment at the UCI College of Medicine during a visit to the campus earlier this month, said UCI spokeswoman Linda Grinell. She said it is hoped that the move will lead to a permanent salaried appointment.
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December 29, 1986 | JAMES MARNELL
What do superpower leaders Ronald Reagan, Mikhail S. Gorbachev and rock superstar Bruce Springsteen have in common? For one thing, they are all bosses. For another, they have just been named among the "Best Dressed" men of 1986. That is the determination of the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Fashion Foundation of America, which has reported on its selections in its 45th annual survey. Included in the group of fashion notables are Prince Andrew of Britain, New York Gov. Mario M.
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February 18, 1988 | Clipboard researched by Rick VanderKnyff, Susan Greene, Henry Rivero, and Deborrah Wilkinson / Los Angeles Times
According to Plan One of the nation's largest master-planned urban communities, Irvine is a city of homogeneous housing tracts and tidy appearance. The city takes pride in its parks and open spaces--it was incorporated in 1971 with 11,000 acres of designated open space, and a new plan will add 4,000 acres, including Quail Hill, a habitat for Canada geese.
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