CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 1991
In response to "The Bill of Rights: An Orphan Document" (Opinion, Dec. 15): The Times is to be commended for two separate but philosophically related articles. Richard Rodriguez's article ("A Legal Fix for Private Failure") correctly defines the Bill of Rights as a delineation of individual rights against the power of the state. Individual rights and the accompanying responsibility are two sides of the same coin. That is nowhere more clear than in the matters of personal health.
December 17, 1991 |
The 58-year-old former operator of a controversial Mexican cancer clinic was sentenced Monday to two years in prison after his conviction on 11 counts of fraudulently promising cures to desperate cancer victims. For years James Gordon Keller operated the Universal Health Center in Matamoros, Mexico, across the border from Brownsville. The now-defunct clinic drew cancer patients from all over the country--particularly Southern California--who paid up to $3,000 each for the purported cures.
February 16, 2003 |
Dale Earnhardt Jr. began his career as a Busch Grand National team car owner with a win Saturday in the Koolerz 300 at Daytona International Speedway. Little E formed his Chance II team this year "to get the feel of what it was on the outside, to understand the problems Teresa has with the Winston Cup team." Teresa Earnhardt, Dale Jr.'s step-mother, owns the Dale Earnhardt Inc. team for which Junior drives.
October 22, 1987 |
Flies buzz around the head of the emaciated woman as she lies on a dirty chaise longue in the courtyard of a drab two-story brick building that looks like a cheap motel. People walk in and out of the building, some holding intravenous bottles above their heads like shuffling Statues of Liberty as medications drip into their veins. Strips of metal screening have been tacked across doorways in a makeshift effort to keep flies out.