October 21, 2011 |
Actress Lindsay Lohan may have been greeted with flashbulbs for her highly anticipated arrival at the Los Angeles County coroner's office Friday morning, but once inside, she'll be treated just like everybody else, coroner's officials said. Lohan arrived early for her 8 a.m. appointment at the morgue to begin serving her 120 hours of community service, part of her shoplifting sentence. "She is not getting any special treatment," Assistant Chief Ed Winter said. "She's going to be cleaning toilets, mopping floors and emptying the trash bins.
August 24, 2011 |
The mood on the front steps of the morgue at Tripoli's Central Hospital is far from triumphal. Every few minutes, a fearful resident, covering his mouth with a surgical mask, makes his way into the brick building filled with dozens of disfigured bodies decomposing in the August heat. And every few minutes, someone walks out, sobbing uncontrollably. Omar Salem had already tried to go inside once Wednesday. But the smell drove him back. Now, as he stood outside, seeking to summon the courage to reopen the door, Salem described his plight to sympathetic bystanders.
October 20, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Thursday: Lindsay Lohan posts bail less than an hour after her probation is revoked pending a Nov. 2 hearing. ( Los Angeles Times ) Lohan's next stop: performing community service at the L.A. County morgue. ( Los Angeles Times ) Soulja Boy is out on bail after being arrested on drug and weapon charges. The rapper tells fans he's innocent. ( Los Angeles Times ) "Hustle & Flow" producer John Singleton is suing Paramount for $20 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 2008 |
A Kern County grand jury report says the area's morgue should be moved because the stench of dead bodies is hurting business at a nearby pharmacy. The coroner's office shares a ventilation system with the pharmacy. A civil grand jury report found that, in the summer, the smell of corpses permeates the building to the extent that pharmacy customers have complained of smelling rotting garbage or dirty diapers. John Van Rensselaer, the supervising deputy coroner, said the county planned to move the morgue but that a bad economy was likely to delay relocation, which he said could cost millions of dollars.
February 7, 1985 |
The Hawaiian Telephone Co. has fired the directory assistance operator who last week gave two persistent Boston disc jockeys the Honolulu city morgue's telephone number as that of television star Tom Selleck. The company would only say that "appropriate action" had been taken. But the Honolulu Advertiser reported that the unidentified operator was sacked after four months on the job. The operator said he was wrong to do what he did and regrets it, the newspaper said.
October 15, 2005 |
At the gates of the makeshift state morgue, anguished family members begged reporters to bring them information about the bodies of loved ones. Inside, where reporters were being briefed, state coroners asked for patience and defended the slow pace of identification of those who died in Hurricane Katrina more than seven weeks ago. "There is no reason we would want to keep those bodies any longer than we have to," said Louis Cataldie, the state's medical examiner.