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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).
December 20, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Denise Martin, who gained fame as the lunch lady on CBS' reality show "Survivor: China," is donating the $50,000 she received from producer Mark Burnett to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Martin told viewers on Sunday night's live finale that she'd been demoted to janitor at a school in Douglas, Mass., after finishing fourth on the show. After hearing her story, Burnett surprised Martin with the money to help get her life back.
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