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August 10, 1996 | Associated Press
A woman at Baptist Medical Center has given birth to five boys in a rare instance of an all-male set of quintuplets. Amy Fielder Guttensohn gave birth Thursday, and Mom and the kids--possibly the first such set of quints in the U.S.--are in good health, a hospital spokesman said. The babies ranged in weight from 2.14 pounds to 2.4 pounds, and two are identical twins, he said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2002 | KARIN GRENNAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As Lynn and Joe Bova of Ventura celebrate the first birthday of their quintuplets today, they could measure the last year of their lives in many ways--perhaps the 11,000 diaper changes or the 10,000 times the babies have been nursed or bottle-fed. But the staggering numbers aren't what they think of first.
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NEWS
January 12, 1988 | Reuters
A Michigan woman gave birth to four girls and a boy in what a hospital said today was the first delivery of "test-tube" quintuplets in the United States. The quintuplets, delivered by Caesarean section at Beaumont Hospital in suburban Royal Oak late Monday, ranged in weight from 1 pound, 14 1/2 ounces, to 3 pounds, 2 1/2 ounces, and were "in good shape," spokeswoman Deb Mero said. The births were about a month premature, she said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Yvonne Dionne, one of the legendary Dionne sisters--the first quintuplets known to have survived infancy--died Saturday in Montreal, the family announced. She was 67 and had been fighting cancer. In an era before test-tube babies and fertility drugs, the birth of the Dionne quintuplets on May 28, 1934, was considered a modern miracle. The identical girls--Emilie, Annette, Marie, Cecile and Yvonne--were born two months premature, and each weighed less than two pounds.
NEWS
January 21, 1987 | United Press International
Tennessee's first quintuplets, three boys and two girls born Tuesday night at the Vanderbilt Medical Center, were in serious but stable condition today, hospital officials said. "The babies are all alive and in good condition," said Dr. Frank Boehm, who delivered the quintuplets. The quints were three months premature. Boehm said that the mother, Darlene Hawkins, 25, was conscious throughout the natural delivery and that her husband, James, 28, was present.
NEWS
March 30, 1986
A London woman has made medical history by giving birth to the world's first test-tube quintuplets delivered by Caesarean section, the Sunday People newspaper said in London. The five boys were born three months prematurely on Wednesday to 33-year-old teacher Linda Jacobssen at University College Hospital, the newspaper said. All five babies were reported in stable condition. The hospital declined to comment on the story.
NEWS
April 24, 1985
A 28-year-old Colorado woman, unable to give birth until she took fertility drugs, has delivered quintuplets, Denver doctors said. The four boys and a girl were stable and in an intensive care unit at St. Joseph's Hospital. Four were on respirators. The infants were delivered 7 1/2 weeks prematurely by Caesarean section. The parents are Kathleen and Greg Miller, 29, of Watkins, Colo.
NEWS
December 25, 1987 | Associated Press
Christmas joy came a day early for Ron and Roz Helms--in the form of tiny Samantha, the last of their quintuplets to leave the hospital. Wrapped in a blue blanket, Samantha was handed over to her parents Thursday by officials at St. Francis Medical Center. She had spent the past nine months in the newborn intensive care unit. Samantha went home to join her brother and sisters, Benjamin, Shannon, Bevin and Meredith.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1986 | BILL BILLITER, Times Staff Writer
Dr. Louis Gluck shook his head and beamed as he looked at his five small visitors Thursday at UCI Medical Center in Orange. He hadn't seen the children for almost three years. And he had delivered each of them, one after another, on Sept. 19, 1983, in San Diego: Regina, Paola, Natalia, Daniela and Alberto Garcin--quintuplets. The Garcins are the only surviving quintuplets ever born in California, according to the state Center of Health Statistics.
SPORTS
May 28, 2001 | MAL FLORENCE
Atlanta Falcon Coach Dan Reeves, commenting on rookie quarterback Michael Vick to Frank Luksa of the Dallas Morning News: "He has unbelievable speed. We lined him up against our fastest receiver and Michael smoked him. He's like a greased pig. You can't hem him in. He'll run between your legs or over you. "There's never been a quarterback run 4.36 [seconds] on an artificial grass surface. He'll be the fastest guy on the field, which he was lots of time in college."
SPORTS
May 28, 2001 | MAL FLORENCE
Atlanta Falcon Coach Dan Reeves, commenting on rookie quarterback Michael Vick to Frank Luksa of the Dallas Morning News: "He has unbelievable speed. We lined him up against our fastest receiver and Michael smoked him. He's like a greased pig. You can't hem him in. He'll run between your legs or over you. "There's never been a quarterback run 4.36 [seconds] on an artificial grass surface. He'll be the fastest guy on the field, which he was lots of time in college."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 2001 | GINGER ORR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The living room of Lynn Bova's home has been transformed into a nursery with three cribs and a row of rocking chairs lining the walls, but the Ventura mother cannot imagine it any other way. It has been more than 10 weeks since 30-year-old Bova gave birth to Ventura County's first set of quintuplets--her family of three transformed overnight to a family of eight. Her days now revolve around feeding cycles every three hours. Her alone time has dwindled to a trip to the grocery store once a week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 2001 | GAIL DAVIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A 30-year-old kindergarten teacher gave birth to quintuplets--three girls and two boys, each weighing a relatively hefty four pounds--Thursday afternoon. With a staff of nearly 20 doctors and nurses assisting in the C-section, Lynn Bova, who teaches at Junipero Serra School in Ventura, gave birth to the babies in two minutes, shortly after 5 p.m. at Community Memorial Hospital. The quintet weighed 20 pounds, 14 ounces, practically chubby by quintuplet standards.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 2001 | GAIL DAVIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A 30-year-old kindergarten teacher gave birth to quintuplets--three girls and two boys, each weighing a relatively hefty 4 pounds--Thursday afternoon. With a staff of almost 20 doctors and nurses assisting in the caesarean section, Lynn Bova's babies were delivered in two minutes, shortly after 5 p.m., at Community Memorial Hospital here. The quintuplets weighed a total of 20 pounds, 14 ounces, practically chubby by quintuplet standards.
NEWS
January 24, 1999 | LYNELL GEORGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the space of 95 seconds, the world as Patty and Scot Shier knew it turned on end. Never to be the same. But Patty Shier will be the first to tell you that it took awhile--days into weeks--for it to entirely sink in; for her to truly begin to conceive what all this might mean. And it terrified her. And it should have. The biggest splash of sobering reality came pretty early, the evening of Jan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 1998
The Shier quintuplets, believed to be the healthiest ever born in the United States, returned to Long Beach Medical Memorial on Thursday to celebrate their second birthday with the doctors and staff who brought them into the world. Rachel, Sarah, Hannah, Joshua and Jonathan took deep breaths and blew out candles on their birthday cake. Each received a tricycle as a birthday gift. Patty and Scot Shier of Westchester delivered their five healthy babies Jan. 23, 1996.
NEWS
January 24, 1999 | LYNELL GEORGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the space of 95 seconds, the world as Patty and Scot Shier knew it turned on end. Never to be the same. But Patty Shier will be the first to tell you that it took awhile--days into weeks--for it to entirely sink in; for her to truly begin to conceive what all this might mean. And it terrified her. And it should have. The biggest splash of sobering reality came pretty early, the evening of Jan.
NEWS
January 12, 1998 | Reuters
Quintuplets, three girls and two boys, were born 13 weeks premature to a young Brooklyn couple Saturday night at New York University Medical Center, the hospital said Sunday. Miriam Schnitzler, 22, delivered the babies at 9:37 p.m. EST Saturday, Steven Rubenstein, a spokesman for the hospital, said Sunday. All are in the neonatal care center at Tisch Hospital, he said.
NEWS
January 12, 1998 | Reuters
Quintuplets, three girls and two boys, were born 13 weeks premature to a young Brooklyn couple Saturday night at New York University Medical Center, the hospital said Sunday. Miriam Schnitzler, 22, delivered the babies at 9:37 p.m. EST Saturday, Steven Rubenstein, a spokesman for the hospital, said Sunday. All are in the neonatal care center at Tisch Hospital, he said.
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