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December 15, 1991 | Paul Ciotti, Paul Ciotti is a Los Angeles Times Magazine staff writer
The first time patients saw St. Jude's International Cancer Clinic in Tijuana, it was a wonder they didn't turn around and leave. The clinic was in a decrepit two-story building in a desolate hillside neighborhood. The finish stucco had fallen off the facade in places, and some of the windows were covered with plastic and tape. To reach the clinic offices, you went down a long, dark-paneled hallway opening into a small, four-room suite. And nearly anytime between 9 a.m.
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February 2, 1992
The moral to the Jimmy Keller story ("Faith, Hope and Fraud," by Paul Ciotti, Dec. 15) is that the government has no right to dictate to supposedly free Americans what kind of health care they must use. Aren't we protected from this kind of interference by the Ninth Amendment? And the notion that the U.S. government has the right to snatch a care-giver across the border in Mexico is preposterous. FRANCES RUSSELL Burbank
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January 26, 1992
Thank you for your courage in printing the story of Jimmy Keller's trial. I have talked with a number of patients who were given life with Keller's help after being handed a death sentence by so-called health professionals. On the other hand, I have seen a number of patients, after they have gone through the barbaric conventional treatments of cut, burn and poison (surgery, radiation and chemotherapy), die grueling and horrendous deaths. WILMA SCHMILL Granada Hills
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.
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.
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December 17, 1991 | PAUL CIOTTI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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February 16, 2003 | Shav Glick, Times Staff Writer
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.
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October 22, 1987 | JOHN HURST, Times Staff Writer
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.
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December 17, 1991 | PAUL CIOTTI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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December 15, 1991 | Paul Ciotti, Paul Ciotti is a Los Angeles Times Magazine staff writer
The first time patients saw St. Jude's International Cancer Clinic in Tijuana, it was a wonder they didn't turn around and leave. The clinic was in a decrepit two-story building in a desolate hillside neighborhood. The finish stucco had fallen off the facade in places, and some of the windows were covered with plastic and tape. To reach the clinic offices, you went down a long, dark-paneled hallway opening into a small, four-room suite. And nearly anytime between 9 a.m.
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