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April 26, 2003 | Jessica Garrison and Jose Cardenas, Times Staff Writers
One of two formerly conjoined twins separated eight months ago by UCLA doctors during a marathon surgery is critically ill at a Guatemala City hospital, officials said Friday. Maria Teresa Quiej Alvarez, who was separated from her sister Maria de Jesus in a surgical procedure that attracted worldwide attention, is being treated for E. coli meningitis at the Hospital del Pilar.
August 17, 2001
To help promote the release of a collector's edition of "Forrest Gump" (a character who, you may recall, liked to run), Paramount Home Entertainment is sponsoring a 5K run-walk through the studio's back lot on Aug. 26. Registration begins at 9 a.m., with the run-walk commencing at 11 a.m. It will be followed by a lunch party on the lot at 5555 Melrose Ave. in Hollywood. Cost is $45 for adults, $30 for children under 12 (reduced by $5 if registration is completed before Monday).
October 21, 1994
The fourth annual MTV Rock 'n' Jock B-ball Jam premieres Saturday at 1 p.m. NBA players, including Reggie Miller, Shawn Kemp, Rick Mahorn and Chris Webber, were joined by celebrity hoopsters Dean Cain of "Superman," Queen Latifah, Boyz II Men (who also perform at halftime), Joey Lawrence, David Charvet, Mark Curry and others. Former Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was a "general manager" for the Violators; the Bricklayers were coached by MTV's Dan Cortese.
March 14, 1996 | JEFF McDONALD
With roughly one-third of Ventura County's 2-year-old children failing to receive proper immunizations, health-care providers are working together to protect children from disease. A new state grant has added nearly $200,000 to the countywide immunization program. The funds will be spent targeting children most at risk of missing their shots. The county Public Health Department already receives about $500,000 for the immunization effort.
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