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February 22, 1990 | From Associated Press
There's nothing like a measles outbreak to take away the home-court advantage. Only 42 spectators were on hand Wednesday as Maine defeated Boston University, 73-70, in overtime at the Terriers' gym. Spectators born after 1956 were prohibited from attending the men's basketball game by the Massachusetts Board of Health because of 45 cases of measles reported the Maine's Orono campus.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1995 | LESLIE EARNEST, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Main Beach will remain closed for at least a couple of days after an estimated 4,000 gallons of raw sewage on Tuesday spilled into a Laguna Canyon flood channel that empties into the ocean. The beach will remain off-limits pending results of water quality tests by the Orange County Health Department, Laguna Beach City Manager Kenneth C. Frank said. The spill occurred about 11 a.m. as city workers were repairing a main sewer line near the Irvine Bowl in Laguna Beach.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1995 | LESLIE EARNEST, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Main Beach will remain closed for at least a couple of days after an estimated 4,000 gallons of raw sewage on Tuesday spilled into a Laguna Canyon flood channel that empties into the ocean. The beach will remain off-limits pending results of water quality tests by the Orange County Health Department, Laguna Beach City Manager Kenneth C. Frank said. The spill occurred about 11 a.m. as city workers were repairing a main sewer line near the Irvine Bowl in Laguna Beach.
NEWS
July 10, 1994 | FRANCIS X. QUINN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Dark-bottomed clouds float in to cover the early morning sun as late breakfasters linger in the dining room of Castle Island Camps. A fisherman carries a rod and gas tank to the boat landing, preparing to shove off into Long Pond. The pond, stretching on both sides of the camps, epitomizes the tree-lined serenity of the surrounding Belgrade Lakes region. But there is an uneasiness these days in the wake of a statewide public health advisory warning of mercury contamination.
HEALTH
February 6, 2012 | By Chris Woolston, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Fluoride is a natural mineral with an unnatural ability to stir controversy. On the Internet, the cavity fighter is often portrayed as a grave threat to health. Various sites call it "a deadly poison" and "an invisible killer" - the sort of thing you'd want to avoid if you had any choice. Most toothpastes contain fluoride, but people who prefer to brush without the additive have plenty of options. Tom's of Maine, a health and beauty company based in Kennebunk, sells several varieties of fluoride-free pastes.
NEWS
July 10, 1994 | FRANCIS X. QUINN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Dark-bottomed clouds float in to cover the early morning sun as late breakfasters linger in the dining room of Castle Island Camps. A fisherman carries a rod and gas tank to the boat landing, preparing to shove off into Long Pond. The pond, stretching on both sides of the camps, epitomizes the tree-lined serenity of the surrounding Belgrade Lakes region. But there is an uneasiness these days in the wake of a statewide public health advisory warning of mercury contamination.
NEWS
November 4, 2001 | From Associated Press
A campaign to make Maine the first state with universal health care faces an important test of public opinion next week amid a TV ad blitz waged against the idea by the insurance industry. A nonbinding resolution on Tuesday's ballot in Portland calls on the city to encourage government-run health care for everyone. Maine already has experimented with ways to cut health care costs and expand coverage.
NEWS
March 30, 2008 | Glenn Adams, Associated Press
When harvest time rolls around in Maine, 10,000 to 12,000 migrant farmworkers and their families come to the state to harvest wild blueberries and cranberries, pick apples and cut broccoli. Others tend chickens, work in the forests and help grow Christmas trees. The workers who travel from Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and Canada play a key role in keeping Maine-grown food on the supper table at a reasonable cost. Their unsung role is documented and celebrated in an exhibit of photos and comments that will migrate from Augusta to Boston and back to Maine in the weeks ahead.
NATIONAL
August 31, 2012 | By Neela Banerjee, Los Angeles Times
MARIETTA, Ga. - The August afternoon was a merciful one. The sky above Marietta High School was overcast, and by 3:30 p.m., temperatures hovered in the low 80s as football practice began. Still, like high school football coaches all over Georgia, Marietta's coaches were leaving little to chance. Responsible for the health of the 100 students on the field, athletic trainer Jeff Hopp stood by a $2,500 sophisticated temperature gauge on the sidelines to measure the heat, humidity and solar radiation.
NEWS
July 15, 1999 | ALISSA J. RUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Senators were shouting. Senators were waving their arms. Yet the casual listener to the floor debate on giving more leverage to patients in dealing with their managed health-care plans could get the impression that the two parties are extremely close. Lawmakers are due to finish work on the bill today. On Wednesday, each side promised to protect women from being forced out of the hospital within a day of having a mastectomy. They both pledged more access to emergency rooms.
SPORTS
February 22, 1990 | From Associated Press
There's nothing like a measles outbreak to take away the home-court advantage. Only 42 spectators were on hand Wednesday as Maine defeated Boston University, 73-70, in overtime at the Terriers' gym. Spectators born after 1956 were prohibited from attending the men's basketball game by the Massachusetts Board of Health because of 45 cases of measles reported the Maine's Orono campus.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 11, 1992 | DAVID NELSON
Not a single scholar has made the slightest effort to prove the existence of Isosceles, a conjectural figure from antiquity who, if myth is to be given any credence, worked as both mathematician and cook in Sicily when the island was still a Greek colony. This ancient chef's reputation as a mathematician may (or may not) have arisen from his habit of counting beans.
NEWS
April 7, 1988 | JOHN HURST and CLAIRE SPIEGEL, Times Staff Writers
On the surface, the nursing home seemed pleasant enough. The lawns were carefully trimmed, and the floors were polished to a high gloss. But beneath the surface, the Oak Meadows Nursing Center in the San Jose suburb of Los Gatos festered with health care problems. Three years ago, state health inspectors charged that the home's negligence contributed to the deaths of four patients, one of whom died after "crater-like . . . foul-smelling" bedsores poisoned her blood.
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