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September 11, 1988
Regarding the Aug. 20 story, "Biggest S&L Rescue Yet to Merge 8 Texas Thrifts, Could Cost $5.5 Billion": How amazing! The Federal Home Loan Bank Board is going to rescue eight Texas thrifts to be named Sunbelt Savings FSB (which has inadequate funds) with a $2.5-billion note and a promise to guarantee profits by the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corp. (which has inadequate funds), ultimately for a direct infusion of U.S. Treasury funds (which will be paid from inadequate funds and the horrendous national debt)
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2014 | By Christine Mai-Duc
A bird rescue organization is offering a $2,500 reward for information that could lead to the arrest of whoever was responsible for slashing a brown pelican's throat pouch, leaving it weak and malnourished. Long Beach Animal Care Services reportedly found the California brown pelican on Wednesday along Ocean Boulveard on the Alamitos Peninsula near Bayshore Park. With its pouch slashed open, the bird likely hadn't eaten for days, said Jay Holcomb of International Bird Rescue, which is treating the bird.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2009 | MARY McNAMARA, TELEVISION CRITIC
The last of the writers-strike MIAs have returned. After more than a year, the boys are back at FX's "Rescue Me -- perhaps you've noticed them tromping around a Lilliputian New York in the ads for the new "Larger Than Life Season" -- and the vacation seems to have lightened their spirits considerably.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 2014 | By Christine Mai-Duc, This post had been corrected. See note below for details.
Rescuers had to airlift a rock climber out of Yosemite National Park after he suffered major injuries in a 30-foot fall Sunday, authorities said. A 26-year-old man from Palo Alto, Calif. was climbing with a partner Sunday morning and was about halfway up the Higher Cathedral Spire, one of a series of near-vertical granite pinnacles, according to Officer Andrea Brown of the California Highway Patrol's Air Operations Division. He reportedly fell about 30 feet and was unable to move without excruciating pain, Brown said.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 12, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Heidi Klum's rescue of her son and two nannies from a riptide in Hawaii two weeks ago continues to get attention, with Klum herself shedding new light on the event on Friday with Ellen DeGeneres. Turns out the nannies were actually in more danger than her 7-year-old son, Henry, was, thanks to swimming lessons he and the rest of the Klum clan got starting when they were 2 years old. "Henry was not as much in trouble as the grown-ups were, to be honest, because he's a really good swimmer and he's very strong, and I guess because he's really athletic and he knows how to swim so well," the supermodel and "America's Got Talent" judge said.
NEWS
August 19, 1990
I just wanted to congratulate CBS for its terrific series "Rescue 911." Not only is it extremely informative and educational, but it is thrilling to watch, some factors I hope won't lead to its cancellation. Annette Mason, Inglewood
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1993
I was quite surprised to find myself in "What if We Ignored the SOS?" (Column One, Nov. 30). I am one of the men who asked for the rescue in Yosemite last May. The initial surprise was quickly followed by disappointment and anger. Unfortunately, your article amplifies the inaccuracies of a highly misleading rescue report compiled by the National Park Service. In spite of my efforts to dialogue with Park Service officials to correct the report, they have not responded. The public has enough difficulty getting beyond common misconceptions of climbing that result from sensational depictions of the sport such as Sylvester Stallone's exciting, yet inaccurate, portrayal of climbing in "Cliffhanger"; and article on my rescue only compounds those misconceptions.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2013 | By Gary Goldstein
Although it runs just under an hour, the gripping documentary "Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge From the Holocaust" proves a thorough look at a lesser-known chapter in Holocaust-era history. Credited to the writing-producing team of Russell Hodge, Cynthia Scott and Terry Irving (they jointly run TV company 3 Roads Communications), the film lays out, in clear, chronological order, how the former U.S. colony of the Philippines became a sanctuary for more than 1,200 Jews escaping Nazi tyranny when other countries shut their doors.
OPINION
November 5, 2004
"At One With the Snails" (Nov. 2) left me feeling vindicated. I enjoyed reading about Tom Aley's dedication to the tiny, unique snails that inhabit his cave, especially because recently I transferred one solitary snail from a yard containing snail bait poison to lush grounds where no poisons are used. I took a lot of kidding for my recent snail "rescue." I know I can't save them all, but now, to me, a frowsy, rather disheveled yard is a lot more interesting than perfectly manicured yards with flower beds filled with snail bait and other poisons that eventually drain into our sewer systems and waterways.
SPORTS
August 5, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Morningside's cash-strapped football program is scheduled to be given 80 helmets, shoulder pads, knee pads and other equipment from Riddell , saving the program, according to Coach Derwin Henderson. "It's a life saver," Henderson said. Henderson said there was no money for equipment for this coming season at the Inglewood school. An alumnus who works for Riddell was instrumental in getting a donation of more than $20,000 in equipment, Henderson said. "Riddell is a hero," Henderson said.
WORLD
April 17, 2014 | By Steven Borowiec
SEOUL - Divers struggled against strong currents and murky waters Friday morning in an effort to locate 271 people reported missing after a ferry sank off South Korea's southwestern coast. Water and weather conditions were making it difficult for divers to reach the Sewol, which sank Wednesday about 12 miles off the coast with 475 passengers aboard, many of whom were high school students on a field trip. The death toll rose to 25, with some bodies floating to the water's surface.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - The Kaufmans are again defending their decision to attempt a round-the-world sailing venture with their two young children - a voyage that ended with the family being rescued hundreds of miles at sea when 1-year-old Lyra became sick. In Twitter messages Thursday, Charlotte Kaufman and her husband, Eric, said they "have been happy with the maritime life we have been able to share with our daughters.  ... Children have been sailing on boats for a long time and the modern cruising family dates back several decades.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - Under persistent questioning from reporters, the executive officer of the Navy ship that rescued a family off its disabled sailboat 1,000 miles off Mexico said he would not have brought his own children on a similar trip. "For one thing, I don't own a sailboat," said Lt. Cmdr. Daryl Robbin, a 26-year U.S. Navy veteran. "For another, I know how big the ocean is. " Robbin was addressing reporters Wednesday after the arrival of the guided-missile frigate Vandegrift.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2014 | By Tony Perry, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
SAN DIEGO -- The sick baby whose rescue at sea required the assistance of the Coast Guard, Navy, and Air National Guard is set to return to San Diego on Wednesday aboard the Navy ship Vandegrift. The girl's condition has stabilized, officials said. Eric and Charlotte Kaufman and their two daughters will disembark when the ship docks at Naval Air Station North Island to take on ordnance for an upcoming deployment. RELATED: Parents of sick 1-year-old defend sailing trip after Navy rescue [Updated, 9:05 a.m. April 9: The ship will then sail across San Diego Bay to its home port at the 32 nd Street Naval Station, where dozens of journalists will await.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - The guided-missile frigate Vandegrift returned here Wednesday with 15 officers, 190 enlisted sailors and a sick baby named Lyra. The 1-year-old's rescue from her family's crippled sailboat hundreds of miles out at sea was accomplished by a joint effort of the Coast Guard, California Air National Guard, and, finally, the Navy, which redirected the Vandegrift from its training mission off Southern California. Eric and Charlotte Kaufman and their two daughters - Lyra and 3-year-old Cora - disembarked at the Naval Air Station North Island when the ship docked to take on ordnance for an upcoming anti-drug-smuggling deployment off South America.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - The guided-missile frigate Vandegrift returned here Wednesday with 15 officers, 190 enlisted sailors and a sick baby named Lyra. The rescue of the 1-year-old and her family from their crippled sailboat hundreds of miles out at sea was accomplished by a joint effort of the Coast Guard, California Air National Guard and the Navy, which redirected the Vandegrift from a training mission off Southern California. Avoiding the news media, Eric and Charlotte Kaufman and their two daughters - Lyra and 3-year-old Cora - disembarked at Naval Air Station North Island.
NEWS
September 1, 2011 | By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times / for the Booster Shots blog
Ten years after two jets crashed into the World Trade Center during the Sept. 11 attacks, scientists are still learning about the long-term health effects of the disaster.  Now researchers led by a team from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City have reported anew that physical and mental illnesses were very common across a large group of 9/11 emergency responders - and remained persistent for 10% to 30% of them a full nine years...
NATIONAL
March 25, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
It's practically cinema: A construction worker is caught on a high ledge as a raging fire creeps toward him. He's trapped. People watch as the flames lick closer, one of them recording the man's predicament. And despite a massive blaze that would eventually consume a large Houston apartment complex under construction, the man who was "pushed to the point of possibly jumping" escaped with the timely help of a firefighter on an aerial ladder, Houston Fire Department spokesman Ruy Lozano told KHOU-TV on Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian, This post has been updated, as noted below
Welcome home, Kaufman family! Today, as my colleague Tony Perry reports, the Navy warship that rescued Eric and Charlotte Kaufman and their two tiny daughters, made port in San Diego. In order to dodge a media scrum, Perry relates, the Kaufmans were dropped off at the Naval Air Station North Island, before the ship docked at its home port, the 32nd Street Naval Station, across San Diego Bay. They will not just be arriving home in San Diego; they will also be sailing (metaphorically, this time)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- The sick baby rescued from a crippled sailboat hundreds of miles at sea is in stable condition aboard the frigate Vandegrift, which is set to return to its home port here Wednesday, officials announced Monday afternoon. The 1-year-old girl was suffering from a high fever and a severe rash when her parents made a distress call Thursday to the Coast Guard. By Thursday night, four men from the California Air National Guard trained as paramedics had parachuted into the ocean and were aboard the sailboat.
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