June 19, 2011 |
The drop box is attached to the side of a home in a ragged working-class neighborhood. It is lined with a soft pink and blue blanket, and has a bell that rings when the little door is opened. Because this depository isn't for books, it's for babies — and not just any infants; these children are the unwanted ones, a burden many parents find too terrible to bear. One is deaf, blind and paralyzed; another has a tiny misshapen head. There's a baby with Down syndrome, another with cerebral palsy, still another who is quadriplegic, with permanent brain damage.
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June 30, 2010 |
A 15-year-old girl died Tuesday of a suspected drug overdose after attending a rave over the weekend at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum that had a minimum age requirement of 16. The girl, identified by family members as Sasha Rodriguez, was one of two rave attendees who were in critical condition at California Hospital Medical Center after the 14th annual Electric Daisy Carnival. As Sasha's family decided whether to remove her from life support Tuesday, her mother, Grace Rodriguez, told the CBS Evening News: "I was supposed to be planning her Sweet Sixteen party.
September 13, 2005 |
His name is Alex. He is 13 years old. And when he reaches 35, he stands to inherit an estate now valued at about $400 million. This L.A. golden child is the only son of Mark Hughes, the late founder of Herbalife International, a maker of nutritional supplements. Hughes' death at age 44 on May 21, 2000, made Alex the sole beneficiary of a vast trust. The multimillionaire died of a lethal combination of alcohol and an antidepressant after a drinking binge. The death was deemed accidental.
January 19, 2007 |
Momentous things happened the first week of June 1937. Jean Harlow, one of Hollywood's biggest stars, died suddenly and mysteriously at 26. The Duke of Windsor, who had abdicated his kingdom, married the woman he loved. And, though nobody would remember it, a 20-year-old dancer and extra named Patricia Douglas who'd been raped by an MGM salesman at a studio party futilely pressed for justice.
January 14, 2014 |
Four points, 11 rebounds, four blocked shots. That was center Mamadou Ndiaye's contribution last week in 33 minutes toward UC Irvine's 46-44 victory over Long Beach State. It might be the most deceiving box score line in college basketball this season. "I don't think I've ever seen anybody influence a game more than he did and only score four points," Long Beach Coach Dan Monson said of Ndiaye, a 7-foot-6, 300-pound freshman who is the tallest player in the nation. "He even altered some shots when he wasn't in the game.
July 2, 1992 |
A law that requires a minor seeking an abortion to notify a parent or legal guardian took effect Wednesday in Kansas.
March 13, 2012 |
My 82-year-old mother has been accusing family members of spying on her, listening in on her phone conversations and entering her home when she's not there, among other things, off and on for about 10 years. She told her doctor she won't talk with us. Is there anything we can do? Are there resources and/or free counseling services to help us work out issues with our mom so we can talk with her doctor? You can try to contact your mom's doctor to discuss her condition, particularly given that you're concerned she may be suffering from dementia and unable to properly care for herself.
July 30, 2006 |
Millionaire philanthropist and high-society queen Brooke Astor was released from a hospital, several days after being admitted amid a family dispute over whether she was being neglected by her son. Astor, 104, left the Lenox Hill Hospital about 1 p.m., said a spokesman for Annette de la Renta, Oscar de la Renta's wife, who has been appointed as Astor's temporary legal guardian. Astor was reported to be "dramatically" improved and up and walking.
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September 23, 1999 |
Can you sound like a flushing toilet? If so, you could win up to $1,000 in the Fluidmaster Flush Off competition. Contestants can enter by calling (714) 573-4409 and leaving a sample audition. Finalists will compete Oct. 13 at the Fluidmaster headquarters in San Juan Capistrano. Winners must be willing to perform for radio and television spots, and winners younger than 18 must have permission from a parent or legal guardian.