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April 26, 2003 |
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.
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.
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).
February 20, 1995
Irwin N. Stroll, who became a prominent interior designer after he was wounded by Sen. Robert F. Kennedy's assassin nearly 27 years ago, has died at his Malibu home. Stroll, whose sister said her brother's clientele included such entertainment figures as Dustin Hoffman, Ray Stark, Regis Philbin and Jackie Collins, was 43 and died Thursday of the complications of AIDS.