CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1996
Re "Gene Is a Factor in Hyperactivity, Researchers Say," May 1: In spite of careful reporting, some persons may come away with the idea that there is a causal relationship, or commonly put, a gene for ADD. While each month brings the announcement of a new gene linked to a specific behavior, it also becomes clearer that these behaviors are strongly modified by culture, environment and chance, to use the terms that geneticist David Suzuki uses....
June 16, 1989 |
Stock prices collapsed in late trading to close with the biggest one-day drop this year Thursday on selling linked to currency and interest rate worries. The key 225-share Nikkei index plunged 489.90 points, or 1.47%, to close at the day's low of 32,913.09, after gaining 189.44 points Wednesday.
March 23, 2008 |
Gov. Bill Ritter Jr. said he was impressed with local health officials' response to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened dozens of people in Alamosa. "They very much have the situation under control," Ritter said. "We likely have not seen the last case of it because there is an incubation period." There have been 183 cases of salmonella linked to the outbreak, city spokeswoman Connie Ricci said. Of those, 57 were confirmed by lab testing, and nine people were hospitalized. Officials plan to begin flushing the water system Tuesday.
April 7, 1985
Regarding John Espey's review of "The Haiku Handbook" by William J. Higginson with Penny Harter, either Espey or the author of the book has blundered. Espey writes, "He (Higginson) explains and defines the forms of the Tanka , the Renga , the linked verse stanzas of the Senryu . . . ." Now Renga , not Senryu , is defined as linked verse by every Haikuist I have ever known or read about. Senryu is a comic or satiric form of Haiku, i.e. three lines of five-seven-five syllables respectively that do not necessarily include a seasonal theme as should Haiku.
July 11, 2008 |
A man wanted in the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul was detained after officials rounded up suspects who had communicated with three assailants killed by police, media reports said. Officials are investigating whether the attackers were linked to Al Qaeda. So far they had no proof of a link, they said. Three policemen and three assailants died in the attack, which prompted Turkey to increase security at all U.S. diplomatic missions in the country. The private Dogan news agency reported that the alleged fourth gunman was caught after his getaway car was found and was being interrogated.
December 4, 2013 |
The anti-vaccination movement has long been a public menace. It's responsible for the resurgence of numerous serious diseases that were on the decline, including measles, mumps and whooping cough. Now the movement has been given a big booster shot by Katie Couric, who devoted a large portion of her daily talk show Wednesday to some highly emotional and scientifically dubious claims by critics of Gardasil, a leading vaccine for human papillomavirus, or HPV. The segment focused on a mother convinced that her 20-year-old daughter died after a cycle of Gardasil immunization, and a second family whose 14-year-old daughter fell ill after the shots.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1994 |
The Menendez family dream house, a Calabasas mansion featuring a tennis court, swimming pool and mountain views, was auctioned off Thursday in Probate Court for $1.325 million. Raymond and Vera Stewart, a Woodland Hills couple, bought the house at the proceedings in Beverly Hills Superior Court, submitting the only bid and paying the entire amount by check. The auction marked the sale of the last asset in the Menendez family estate, once valued at $16 million and now down to about $500,000.
May 24, 2010 |
In the year after a traumatic brain injury, roughly half of survivors will likely experience a bout of clinical depression — a rate almost eight times higher than that found in the general population, a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Assn. has found. And those whose head trauma was followed by depression reported significantly more pain, greater mobility problems and more difficulty carrying out their usual responsibilities than those who were not plagued by post-injury depression.