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Under the gold dome and the ring of cherubs in the Doheny Mansion's Pompeian Room on Friday, the gifted Whitman String Quartet served up an insightful concert. This was the kickoff to the Doheny Soirees, part of the Chamber Music in Historic Sites series, and a reminder that this room is one of L.A.'s best and most picturesque musical "chambers." The audience enjoys a nearly visceral connection with the performers here, especially when they're as focused and present as the Whitman.
December 5, 1998 | T.H. McCULLOH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There'll be no "Bah! Humbug!" at Costa Mesa Civic Playhouse, which is celebrating the season with a warm, friendly and memory-evoking variety evening called "Christmas at the Playhouse." The play has very much the tone of a family gathered around a brightly lighted tree, reminiscing and singing, to the best of their ability, most of the old favorite carols and seasonal standards.
May 1, 1986 | From Associated Press and
Austria--Environmental officials in the province of Carinthia advise parents to keep infants indoors. Federal officials report above-normal radioactivity readings across the country but say they pose no health hazards. The VOEST-Alpine company charters a special flight to evacuate relatives of Austrian steel specialists from Shlobin, about 100 miles west of the crippled Soviet reactor.
June 27, 1988 | United Press International
Supervisor Kenneth Hahn, who underwent prostate surgery last week, has cancerous tissue and will undergo radiation therapy, his doctors said today. Dr. George Yamauchi, a urologist, and Dr. Michael Perlman, Hahn's personal physician, said in a prepared statement that Hahn would be treated on an outpatient basis and that "his prognosis is excellent." The radiation therapy is scheduled to begin sometime in the next month.
After hearing emotional appeals to right "one of the great wrongs that we Americans committed against our own citizens," the House gave final congressional approval Thursday to legislation that compensates radiation victims of nuclear weapons testing and uranium mining.
August 8, 1995
I applaud the action of Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary in demanding a report on acts of atrocity on human beings committed by the Atomic Energy Commission between 1944 and 1974. I also agree with the general content of your July 28 editorial, "Coming Clean After Decades of Dirty Science." However, I am disturbed by the statement that says: "Doctors at the University of Cincinnati exposed indigent cancer patients to radiation 10 times higher than considered safe, and several died as a result."
February 8, 1990 | United Press International
Two maintenance workers were exposed to radioactive materials Wednesday when 20 gallons of heavy water escaped from a reactor pipe at the Savannah River nuclear weapons plant. A plant spokesman said protective suits limited the pair's exposure.
March 17, 2000
Missing from "Radioactive Waste Seeps Toward Columbia River" (March 12) was any realistic assessment of the dangers to people or the environment from the leaking radiation. I am deeply concerned about many environmental issues, such as global warming, the depletion of the ozone layer, destruction of the rain forest, etc. However, from what I know about radiation, the Hanford situation wouldn't even be on my top-100 list of environmental worries. In many parts of the world the natural background radiation is from 10 to 100 times larger than the average level.
December 31, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Outpatient clinics that perform diagnostic procedures using radioactive materials could do a better job of telling patients that they may set off radiation detectors at security checkpoints, a study shows. Information and documentation that these facilities provide to patients "varies widely" in terms of quality, said Armin Ansari, of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who was involved in the study. "Some are extremely well done, some are not."
September 23, 2005 | Ernesto Lechner, Special to The Times
From the '50s through the '70s, a number of fiercely idiosyncratic singers took Latin American popular music to new levels of sophistication. Artists such as Rolando Laserie, Tito Rodriguez and Jose Jose had vision and romanticism to spare. Watching Luis Miguel on Wednesday during his second of six evenings at the Gibson Amphitheatre, you could not help but think that the Mexican pop star wishes he was one of those crooners from the good old days.
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