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June 15, 1990
A medical examiner with the Los Angeles County coroner's office has been named interim chief while a nationwide search is conducted to replace Ronald Kornblum, whose resignation becomes effective July 1, it was announced Thursday. Lawrence Cogan, a senior medical examiner for four years, has been with the coroner's office since 1977. He supervises deputy medical examiners and residents in forensic pathology.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1990
A medical examiner with the Los Angeles County coroner's office has been named interim chief while a nationwide search is conducted to replace Ronald Kornblum, whose resignation becomes effective July 1, it was announced Thursday. Lawrence Cogan, a senior medical examiner for four years, has been with the coroner's office since 1977. He supervises deputy medical examiners and residents in forensic pathology.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 1991 | FAYE FIORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Aaron Abernathy stopped breathing in his baby-sitter's arms one cold February afternoon and died hours later in the same Los Angeles hospital where he was born just three months before. He was buried in a pale blue casket at Forest Lawn cemetery on a hill set aside for the graves of babies. His baby-sitter, a matronly grandmother of five named Dora Kerr, was charged with involuntary manslaughter and child abuse.
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August 2, 1990 | JOHN KENDALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County's murder rate soared 17.9% during the first six months of this year, part of a nationwide trend that is projected to break a decade-old record for the United States. Acting Chief Medical Examiner Lawrence Cogan told the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee this week that the escalating rate of murders--1,168 in the first six months of 1990, as contrasted with 991 for the same period last year--does not appear to be slowing down in July and August.
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August 1, 1990 | From Associated Press
America's murder toll may break a decade-old record this year, the Senate Judiciary Committee said Tuesday. It blamed rising stockpiles of assault weapons and shrinking supplies of cocaine. If the pace of killing continues, the committee said, 23,220 people will be murdered this year. That figure would make it, in the words of the panel's chairman, Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.), "the bloodiest year in American history."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1991 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The New York City medical examiner selected to be Los Angeles County's new coroner has failed the test for a state medical license and must pass the exam before the end of the year or lose the $150,000-a-year job, officials said Friday. County officials, who selected Dr. Yong-Myun Rho in March after their first choice turned down the job, said they do not consider the failing grade a reflection of Rho's competence as a forensic pathologist. "We weren't terribly surprised," said Richard B.
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August 18, 1990 | CAROL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two brothers from Thousand Oaks were ordered Friday to stand trial on charges of involuntary manslaughter in the April death of a 14-year-old boy who died after they allegedly gave him part of a bottle of whiskey and bet him he could not chug it all without getting sick. Malibu Municipal Judge Lawrence J.
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January 24, 1992 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After losing their first and second choices for Los Angeles County coroner, a majority of the Board of Supervisors on Thursday was leaning toward the appointment of the acting chief medical examiner. Supervisors Mike Antonovich and Kenneth Hahn said they intend to vote for J. Lawrence Cogan to fill the $150,000-a-year post that has been vacant for 1 1/2 years. Supervisor Deane Dana said he is leaning heavily toward casting the third vote required for the appointment.
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February 12, 1992 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County's long and troubled search for a new chief medical examiner came to an end Tuesday with the appointment of the No. 2 man in the coroner's office for the top job. Meeting behind closed doors, the Board of Supervisors voted 3 to 0 to appoint Dr. Lakshmanan Sathyavagiswaran to the $150,000-a-year post after a nationwide search that lasted more than a year. Sathyavagiswaran is the office's chief of forensic medicine.
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August 15, 1990 | CAROL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The family of a 14-year-old Thousand Oaks boy who died in April after chaperons allegedly dared him to chug whiskey was accused Tuesday of harassing the three defendants charged in the alcohol poisoning case. Defense lawyers said the family of Leland Scovis verbally abused David Campbell, Patrick Campbell and Priscilla Vernon during breaks in the preliminary hearing, which will determine whether they will stand trial in Leland's death.
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January 23, 1992 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After flunking the state medical licensing test for the third time, the pathologist selected as Los Angeles County's new coroner has lost the job, forcing the nation's most populous county to continue its frustrating 1 1/2-year search for a medical examiner. Dr. Yong-Myun Rho, a former deputy New York City medical examiner, failed the test by one point in his third try to become licensed in California, officials confirmed.
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