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October 19, 1985
Three Cypress men were bound and held at gunpoint Friday by four men who then removed appliances, handguns, jewelry and cash from their home, police said. The robbers somehow got into a house at 6450 Leone Way at about 11:30 a.m. and tied up residents Larry Rosen, 38, Dale Yackel, 37, and Harold Northrup, 25. The suspects ransacked the house, then fled by car, Cypress Lt. John Schaefer said. The victims, who were not injured, were able to free themselves and call police.
June 7, 1994 | Dean Takahashi, Times staff writer
Shrinking Technophobia: Psychologists Michelle Weil and Larry Rosen hope to lead their colleagues through the bewildering world of computers in a set of seminars aimed at taking the fear out of technology. The psychologists, based in Orange, plan a series of workshops on how to do things like fax a letter to someone, use voice mail and practice billing and management programs on office computers.
June 19, 1993
Many people are still spooked by having to program a videocassette recorder, use a microwave oven or even set the time on a digital clock, according to a new study. Larry Rosen, a Cal State Dominguez Hills psychology professor, has studied a phenomenon he describes as "technophobia" for about a decade. "We're talking about a phobia that in its worst form actually causes sweaty palms, heart palpitations and headaches," Rosen said.
April 17, 1992
That Arthur Ashe has AIDS is sad news indeed ("Tennis Great Ashe Reveals He Has AIDS," April 9). He seems a decent, sensitive man. And as deceitful as the invasion of his privacy was, it need not be for nothing. George Bush called him. President Bush does not call the patients I work with or the selfless health care providers I am privileged to assist who give their hearts and skills to those patients every day. Ashe is angry. He has a right to be. But when he calms, I hope he will find the strength to address the work that still lies ahead in this field and the legions of people who need medical and emotional support to deal with this insidious disease.
For millions of Americans, a few minutes in the sauna or steam room is akin to therapy: They bare themselves, get good advice, sweat a little--and walk out minutes later feeling somehow cleansed. If there are serious health risks from all that heat, they seem mostly reserved for bad guys in old mobster films who got locked in. Yet YMCA officials now say otherwise. Late last month, the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles abruptly and permanently shut down all its steam rooms and saunas.
July 5, 1986
In more than 30 years of involvement in the YMCA, I have yet to find a single stockholder making a profit from the YMCA's service to the community. Isn't there room in each community of this great city for one organization whose bottom line motivation is the well-being of all persons, regardless of their economic condition? One YMCA and 10 to 15 private clubs per community doesn't sound like unfair competition to me. LARRY M. ROSEN Torrance
September 3, 1997
Up to 24 children from Eagle Rock and Highland Park will be bused to South Pasadena today so that they can continue to participate in an after-school program run by the YMCA. The busing became necessary after their neighborhood YMCA closed, leaving many parents in those northeast Los Angeles neighborhoods scrambling for an alternative. But some parents remain frustrated. "I am upset and depressed about it," said Richard Bentley, whose daughter Hope, 6, is in the after-school child-care program.
Computers are marvelous tools for information management. They allow you to view data, store data, sort data, retrieve data--all at the touch of a few buttons or mouse clicks. But thus far, computers have proved far more adept at bringing information in than at filtering it out. And that's causing more problems than people realize. Feeling harried? Rushed? Out of touch? Jumpy? Unfocused? Unable to get things done?
September 13, 1994
Longtime music producer and Time Warner Inc. executive Tommy LiPuma, who left Elektra Records after the recent shake-up there, is joining MCA Music Entertainment as president of its GRP Records contemporary jazz label. LiPuma was a senior vice president at Elektra. He left in the recent shake-up at parent Warner Music that resulted in former Atlantic Group Chairman Doug Morris being named to head Time Warner's new domestic music division. LiPuma spent a large part of his career at Warner Bros.
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