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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1989 | ANTHONY PERRY
Karen L. Wilkening is not Karen L. Wilkening is not Karen L. Wilkening. There are three women in San Diego County named Karen L. Wilkening. One is the stuff of salacious headlines, two are not, and the two who are not are tired of being mistaken for The Other One. Karen Louise Wilkening, 43, late of San Diego and the Philippines and now of the County Jail at Las Colinas, is the alleged madam of a prosperous call-girl ring that provided pleasure to car dealers and dispirited businessmen.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
In the unfolding scandal involving accusations against John Travolta, last week's salacious sexual-misconduct allegations had given way Monday to a boatload of I-said-he-said, heck-no-I-never-said, and let-me-clarify-what-you-think-I-said minutiae. Fabian Zanzi, the cruise-ship crew member who last month accused Travolta of inappropriate sexual behavior on the high seas, has spoken up again - this time in English - repeating allegations that while he was on the job several years ago, the actor asked him for a massage and a chat, then disrobed, gave him a naked hug and offered $12,000 in exchange for sex. After reporting the 2009 incident to his Royal Caribbean supervisors, Zanzi received a written warning for fraternizing with a passenger, according to personnel papers obtained by TMZ. The document noted that the VIP attendant's self-reporting had been considered as a mitigating factor in determining disciplinary action.
SPORTS
April 13, 2012 | By Mark Medina
Two days after feeling additional pain in his sprained left shoulder, guard Ramon Sessions described the shoulder before the Lakers-Nuggets game Friday as "good. " "The shoulder is feeling the best it has felt," he said. Sessions says he hardly felt that way during the Lakers' 98-84 victory Wednesday over the San Antonio Spurs. After taking a blow to the shoulder, Sessions sat out with 3:05 left in the third quarter and later returned for the final 6:30 of the game. He appeared tentative during that stretch, logging only one field-goal attempt and an assist.
NEWS
February 19, 1991 | JAN HOFMANN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Once every three months, Nancy Bailey of Laguna Beach treats herself to a treatment that's not only one of the latest fads in feeling good, but also one of the oldest traditions. It's called aromatherapy, and for Bailey, it means a light, full-body massage with aromatic essential oils extracted from herbs, flowers and trees. For others, it may mean anything from a fragrant bath to inhaling sweet-smelling steam from a vaporizer.
HEALTH
January 3, 2011 | By Roy M. Wallack, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Remember how fun it was when you were a kid ? jumping up and down, swinging your hips and rolling around on the floor? It was really just stealth exercise, and it can be just as fun for adults with the help of the products reviewed below. Whip it good Acu Hoop: Foam-covered, multicolored hula hoop with wavy ridges that weighs 5 pounds and measures 411/2 inches across. Likes: Nothing else melds fun and fitness like this. For a raw beginner, learning to hoop is a 15-minute laugh-fest; after that, it's core-workout bliss with a beaming smile that won't go away.
NEWS
February 16, 1995 | Associated Press
Doctors may soon tell patients with tension headaches: "Take two massages and call me in the morning." A study suggests tension headaches start with previously undiscovered tissues that link the brain with upper neck muscles. If that's right, ways to relax neck muscles could challenge the $2.2-billion headache remedy market.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 1993
The irony of a paper that prints each morning its lineage of publishers (with the name Chandler appearing with considerable frequency) publishing a report revealing that people hire their relatives is too delicious. The wonderful photograph elsewhere in the issue of Melvin Van Peebles in his son Mario's film eloquently gave the lie to the undiluted scorn of your article. For what it's worth, I think the article misses the point: It is money, not blood, that makes the media massage mediocre films--how else to explain the puff pieces in your paper about "Home Alone 2" and the rest?
MAGAZINE
May 9, 1999 | DEANNE STILLMAN
I don't know about you, but I'm damn happy that Hawaii is a state. You don't need a passport to have a vacation there, and the tropical wonderland has provided us with a treasure trove of riches. There's surfing, for one. There's the macadamia nut, for another, satisfying in its own right, but even better when transmuted into a coffee flavor. Then there's the pineapple, without which we would not have those many "surprise" desserts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 2001 | ALLISON COHEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Massage therapist Linda Husar uses her strong hands to ease the pain suffered by women who have been physically and emotionally abused. Some have bruises all over their bodies and others have survived attempted strangulation. Clients are referred to Husar, of Valencia, by the Assn. to Aid Victims of Domestic Violence, a nonprofit agency in Newhall that provides short-term shelter and support for abused women.
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