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May 6, 2011 |
Reporting from Sacramento -- Gov. Jerry Brown's recent disclosure that he had been treated for a common, curable cancer raises anew the thorny issue of how much the public has a right to know about such matters. The governor knew for "approximately one week" before his April 29 surgery that there was a cancerous growth on his nose, his spokesman said, although he didn't mention it publicly until a day after the procedure. Reporters had asked on April 21, eight days before the operation, about the bandage on Brown's nose after a biopsy, and the first lady had denied it was cancer.
December 6, 2001
I hope the rest of the world didn't see the California cliche of pop criticism on a body part in "The Flaw That Punctuates Perfection" (Nov. 30). It wasn't tongue in cheek, it wasn't humorous. The description of Owen Wilson's nose as "beyond broken ... a bulbous, dented twisted lump" is embarrassing. Hey, New York, look what L.A. does and feel free to use it in your monologues of the stereotypical L.A. shallow story. His nose looks just right to most of the world. You are sentenced to 24 hours of watching "Shallow Hal."
June 28, 1989 |
Baby, baby, where did our nose go? This must be the question Michael Jackson is asking Diana Ross as reports circulate that Jackson's nose is disappearing, the result of too many plastic surgeries. Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face. Rather than adding insult to injury by having another operation to put his nose back, Michael may want to consider a simpler solution. He could try lying and hope for a Pinocchio. "Plastic surgery? Never heard of it," he might say. The missing nose is just the latest mystique-making chapter in the tragicomic story of the talented superstar.
March 21, 1995 |
He got his nose bloodied, he got on TV and he got to celebrate with the Bruins after Tyus Edney's shot beat Missouri Sunday, so everything is fine with student assistant manager Rich Klinger. Klinger said Monday that he didn't know a CBS camera focused on him late in the game, when he was slightly incapacitated. "I had no idea I was on TV," Klinger said. "All I know is at the 4 1/2-minute mark, I went down to the end of the bench to blow my nose. It was dry up there, my nose started bleeding."
October 12, 1985 |
President Reagan said Friday that doctors have removed a new cancerous growth from the bridge of his nose in the same spot where similar tissue was found in July. Reagan said the growth was removed Thursday afternoon at the White House physician's office after his return from a speaking trip in Chicago. He indicated that the condition was a recurrence of basal cell carcinoma, a common form of skin cancer that is generally not dangerous if treated but can reappear frequently.
June 15, 2000 |
The Federal Aviation Administration is trying to determine what caused a Continental Airlines plane to lurch through the wall of a passenger terminal early Wednesday at Newark International Airport. The nose of the plane broke through the terminal wall about 5 a.m. while mechanics performed a routine engine check, said Continental Airlines spokeswoman Catherine Stengel.
June 26, 2000 |
Tailor Fit, the 7-10 favorite, didn't break sharply, but didn't seem to have any excuses at the end in finishing second to Express King in the $163,795 Spencer L. Childers California Breeders Championship Handicap for quarter horses at Los Alamitos Saturday night. Express King, who races for Ed Allred, the owner of the Orange County track, won by a nose over Tailor Fit, the 1999 world champion who was making his first Los Alamitos appearance since winning the Champion of Champions in December.
August 26, 1991 |
Housebuster beat Senor Speedy by a nose victory to win the $115,800 Forego Handicap at Saratoga on Sunday. Housebuster, ridden by Craig Perret, had fractions of 21 4/5 and 43 4/5 to lead throughout and get his third victory in six starts this year. He finished the seven furlongs in 1:21 and earned $69,480 for Robert P. Levy. Housebuster returned $3.20, $2.80 and $2.20. Senor Speedy paid $11.80 and $3.40 and Clever Trevor returned $2.80. Majestic Sweep and Naked Greed won the split $50,000 Dr.
August 7, 1987 |
Opera in marvelously anachronistic Santa Fe has always been something of a paradox. Ever since the summer of '57, John Crosby's sturdy cultural mirage in the middle of the New Mexico desert has tended to deal kindly with anything difficult and/or esoteric. At the same time, the company has tended to bumble and stumble when it confronted the familiar, presumably easier, challenges of the bread-and-butter repertory. This season would seem to be no exception.