March 2, 2008
In response to the story about some Lipitor ads being pulled, Pfizer should remove Lipitor from the market altogether. ("Some Lipitor ads pulled," Feb. 26) My father took Lipitor and was nearly immobile. Within one week of taking the medication, he had muscle weakness, pain throughout his body and mood swings. The energetic father that I once knew could barely get out of bed. He stopped taking it and soon his symptoms cleared. He is not the only one who suffers from side effects: www.medications .com/se/lipitor.
April 8, 2003 |
Rescued prisoner of war Jessica Lynch's mood has been lifted by visits from her family at a hospital in Landstuhl -- not to mention the applesauce she had been craving and a teddy bear with a red, white and blue ribbon. In one of Lynch's first phone conversations with her parents after her rescue, she said she hadn't eaten in eight days. At Landstuhl, she put in her order: turkey, steamed carrots and applesauce. But until the applesauce, she was being fed intravenously.
March 3, 2006
Re "Oscar misses the big picture," Opinion, March 2 Why does every movie have to appeal to the mindless, the ill-informed, the indifferent? Our culture has been dumbed down enough by the tasteless, witless character of television sitcoms; by the feel-good, don't-worry, touchy-feely character of television news; by the mind-numbing idiocy of the right-wing talk shows and a value system that celebrates consumerism above everything else in life....
June 4, 2007 |
MONDAY night, 9 p.m. The darkened streets were eerily empty. At Bread, there were five people at a window table and a couple at the bar. "It looks promising," said Nemr Abboud, co-owner of the restaurant. "Yesterday, we had zero. Today for lunch, zero." Half an hour later, Kamal Mouzawak, a leading proponent of organic farming in Lebanon, and three Italian companions sat down at another window table. "This is resistance," Mouzawak said. "Resistance is trying to have a regular life."
November 25, 2001 |
A young man learns he has an incurable illness and will soon die. How will he spend the time he has left? More than one television series has milked such a premise, featuring a hero who gorges on experience while the Grim Reaper pursues him as relentlessly as Lt. Gerard dogged the Fugitive. Since Sept. 11, millions of ordinary people have become stars of their own dramas. Everybody knows that no one here gets out alive, but until recently, many people ignored that truism.
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October 24, 2007 |
HARBISON CANYON, Calif. -- Last week, this community marked an important milestone when the local planning commission voted 15 to 0 to advance plans for a new fire station. It would replace the one that burned to the ground four years ago along with 287 of the 388 homes, the town church, and a welding shop, a trailer dealership and the town tavern -- three of Harbison Canyon's five commercial enterprises.
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March 27, 2006 |
High school senior Winnie Garet would be perfectly calm as she awaits decisions from Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Brown universities -- if only she could avoid her friends and family. "Just a few people at school who are crazed can infect everybody else," said Winnie, 17, a student at San Marino High School. "And at home the one who's actually hopping around is my little brother, who's like constantly, 'Are you in yet? Did you get into Harvard?'
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October 31, 2006 |
H.J. Huh arrived in Koreatown a decade ago, as the district was struggling to recover from the 1992 Los Angeles riots. The nurse from South Korea has seen the area blossom with fancy restaurants, luxury health spas and high-end condos. But Huh says she has never felt less safe. First, a rapist stalked the neighborhood, attacking more than a dozen women. That was followed by several robberies and shootings.