June 30, 2012 |
He's back and it's so cool, so weird, a TMZ headline reading: "Kris Jenner Did Not Negotiate Lamar Odom's Clipper Deal. " He's one of the most likable athletes Los Angeles has come to know: talented but frustrating; charismatic yet disappointing; competitive and oh so deferential if not soft. His lifelong philosophy, he says, is to kill with kindness, and yet so often he seems to be wrapped in grief. PHOTOS: Lamar Odom through the years The hope is that things will always get better for Lamar, and here we go again.
February 3, 1995 |
A father who unhooked his premature baby from a respirator was acquitted of manslaughter in a case that examined the rights of parents in determining treatment for their children. Dr. Gregory Messenger showed little emotion other than a smile when the Lansing, Mich., jury returned its verdict after deliberating for four hours. Messenger acknowledges that he took the 1-pound, 11-ounce boy off the respirator a little more than an hour after he was delivered by Cesarean section on Feb. 8.
June 30, 1986
A 37-year-old paralyzed woman fighting for the right to be removed from a respirator died in Toms River, N.J., before the state's highest court could hear her case. A Superior Court judge ruled June 23 that Kathleen Farrell, who suffered from Lou Gehrig's disease, had the right to be taken off the respirator that was keeping her alive. However, he stayed the ruling so that the state Supreme Court could consider appeals by her sons, and an emergency hearing had been set for Tuesday.
August 24, 1993 |
A 5-year-old girl whose body had begun to reject her transplanted small intestine was able to breathe on her own Monday. Laura Davies of Manchester, Britain, was taken off a respirator Sunday and upgraded to critical but stable condition.
December 17, 1993 |
A 660-pound man died in an Argentine hospital Thursday, five days after eating a whole piglet for dinner, doctors said. Alfredo Rosales, 32, had been on a respirator in an intensive-care unit in La Plata, 40 miles from Buenos Aires, since feasting on the pig last Saturday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1990
Twelve days after suffering a stroke that left his right side paralyzed, Los Angeles City Councilman Gilbert Lindsay underwent a tracheotomy Friday to aid his breathing, his office said. Lindsay, 89, remained in the intensive care unit at Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital in Inglewood, where he was taken on Sept. 2 after collapsing at his home. A hospital spokeswoman said his condition remained stable and good.