July 15, 1986 |
By all odds, David Camp should be dead. Instead, Camp is a strapping 18-year-old with a fresh high school diploma, a mechanical flair and a love of dirt bikes and Motocross. Camp owes his life to medical research and the resulting clinical procedures that gave him the immunological system that he was born without. Camp is considered the world's longest-living survivor of severe combined immunological deficiency disease corrected by a bone-marrow transplant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1988 |
Sherman Oaks residents Tuesday declared a SigAlert over congestion in their neighborhood. Homeowner Loyd Sigmon, inventor of the SigAlert system that radio stations use to warn of major freeway problems, phoned neighbors to alert them to a new development in a fight over a hillside building plan. Thus summoned, several dozen residents gathered on a drizzly hilltop to hear City Councilman Michael Woo say he has joined their 10-year protest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1986 |
A mysterious and rare genetic disorder discovered by accident during routine physicals of Los Angeles schoolchildren may provide clues to understanding cancer and immune system deficiencies, researchers say. The childhood disorder, often misdiagnosed as cerebral palsy, is known by the tongue-twisting name of ataxia-telangiectasia, or more simply as AT.
November 11, 1990 |
The situation in the Middle East contributed to the fanfare of interest in the visit of First Lady of Turkey Semra Ozal, wife of President Turgut Ozal, to Los Angeles last week. Turkey is Iraq's neighbor to the north. Semra Ozal was feted widely. On Monday, Sema Emre, wife of Turkish Consul Gen. Mehmet Emre, hosted a tea for 50 at the consulate in Hancock Park.
November 13, 1986 |
Chairmen always get carried away--their relatives, too. Not only did Candace Waldron head the Junior League of Los Angeles' seventh annual Los Angeles Antiques Show, but she and her husband, Douglas, were highest bidders on the French barge excursion the other evening at the Biltmore gala. Also, assistant chairman Barbara Danielson got royal support from her in-laws. The Richard Danielsons purchased the cruise to Alaska.