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June 27, 1995 | Times News Services
After showing minor progress in Tampa, Fla., left-hander Jimmy Key suffered a major setback at the New York Yankees' complex. Key was scheduled to throw three simulated innings of 20 pitches each, and did not even make it through the first frame before pain in his shoulder forced him to stop. He slammed down his glove in frustration after throwing only five pitches.
January 21, 1989 | Dave Distel
Little quiet around here, huh? Here it is Super Saturday, and there's nothing to do but go to the beach, barbecue on the patio, swat tennis balls or, as I know the game, search for golf balls. Whatever happened to Super Bowl fever hereabouts? It seems like forever since we had all that hype and hoopla, since hordes of visitors descended upon us in their private jets and motored among us in their rented limousines.
July 8, 1988 | BILL PLASCHKE, Times Staff Writer
What's been happening lately with these suddenly new and improved Padres? Flashbacks. In a 2-0 loss Thursday to the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Padres (and this is not multiple choice): a) Blew a sacrifice bunt; b) had the tying run picked off first base; c) blew a potential double play; d) gave up a run on a grounder the second baseman admitted he should have caught; e) walked in a run with the bases loaded. And Chris Brown was booed.
October 11, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A new version of a genetically engineered drug called beta-interferon can reduce the incidence of relapses of multiple sclerosis and slow the progression of the disease, researchers said Monday at a meeting of the American Neurological Assn. The drug is aimed at a relapsing type of MS that affects about 75,000 to 140,000 Americans. In all, about 250,000 to 350,000 Americans have MS.
June 14, 2006 | By Denise Gellene, Times Staff Writer
The antidepressant Prozac works no better than a placebo in preventing relapses in patients with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa, according to a study released Tuesday. The report in the Journal of the American Medical Assn. sent researchers back to square one in the search for drugs to treat the intractable disorder, which affects mostly women and adolescent girls. "This is not good news," said Marsha Marcus, an eating disorder specialist at the University of Pittsburgh who was not involved in the study.
February 21, 1989 | ELAINE WOO, Times Staff Writer
It happened recently to Kitty Dukakis and Drew Barrymore. It plagued Elizabeth Taylor for years. And it has sent hundreds of less well-known folks into a similar downward spiral, one that for some has ended in death. The problem is relapse, the reoccurrence of an addiction. It is a surprisingly common experience among recovering drug addicts and alcoholics. It is not well understood by the public or by many clinicians in the field.
May 7, 1987 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, Times Staff Writer
County officials are preparing to open Olive View Medical Center in Sylmar and begin admitting patients at 7 a.m. Saturday, despite a bureaucratic "glitch" holding up the issuance of the hospital's operating license. The announcement Wednesday by hospital Administrator Douglas Bagley came several days after he was told by the state Department of Health Services that the $120-million Los Angeles County hospital had passed its final licensing inspection.
Tennis players who win at the U.S. Olympic Festival are asking for trouble. The top players often end up playing two, sometimes three matches a day as mixed doubles is followed by singles competition, which is followed by regular doubles. The more you win, the more you play, leaving precious little rest for the weary. Ania Bleszynski learned that lesson the hard way last year when the heat and humidity of San Antonio, Tex., left her wilted in the medal rounds. Well Ania, welcome to the St.
November 20, 1987 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, Times Staff Writer
Charles White doesn't remember all the details of Aug. 21. He remembers leaving the Rams' training camp in Fullerton the previous night with a man he wouldn't identify. They went someplace in Brea. White said he hadn't used cocaine in about six months before that day. But he had been drinking, which triggers a relapse in many drug abusers. "Alcohol plays a role for most recovering addicts," White said. "People go out and say they can have a little drink, and next thing you know . . .
Just as Mexico's banks were beginning to recover this year from the self-inflicted wounds of the mid-1990s peso crisis, the spread of global economic ills has threatened to reinfect the nation's still-feeble banking system. Only this year did the banks, digging themselves out from under a deluge of unpayable loans, resume lending. Now lending has virtually stopped again as interest rates soared from about 20% to more than 40% in some cases--raising the specter of yet more loans going bad.
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