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September 7, 2009 | Shari Roan
The primary treatments for borderline personality disorder are behavioral strategies, such as dialectical behavioral therapy, which University of Washington psychologist Marsha Linehan devised almost two decades ago. In this approach, the patients acknowledge that they have damaged their relationships while learning to regulate their emotions and change their most destructive behaviors. It takes time and effort. "It's very active. It's not talk therapy," Linehan says. Instead of just talking about the fact that she is always arguing with people, for example, the patient has to try to find something to agree on with someone she is arguing with.
April 27, 2014 | Times Editorial Board
Some 50 political leaders from nine Western states gathered in Salt Lake City this month to discuss plans to wrest control of millions of acres of public lands from the federal government. One wonders whether, like a dog chasing a car, they've figured out what they would do with the land if they got hold of it? In any case, that's unlikely to happen, based on decades of court battles and settled law. Nevertheless, these angry legislators and local commissioners seem determined to waste time and energy on this futile effort, propelled by a warped sense of history and priorities.
May 2, 2004
I found "Crazy for Condos" by Diane Wedner, April 11, very informative. However, I was amused that "severe land shortages in Los Angeles and Orange counties" cause construction trends. I would have called it "severe population overgrowth." The land was always here. People used it up. Greg Golden Van Nuys
April 26, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
Like most kids growing up in Brazil, Roberto Gurgel dreamed of being on the field for a World Cup. That never happened. So this summer, Gurgel is settling for the next-best thing by helping to build five of the fields that will be used for the first World Cup in his native country in 64 years. Gurgel is executive director of research for Sod Solutions, a South Carolina-based company that develops and licenses varieties of grass. One of those varieties, a deep blue-green Bermuda called Celebration, will be used in five of the 12 World Cup venues this summer.
November 16, 1985
The NCAA and Pac-10 do not need to penalize USC any further for recruitment violations. We have Ted Tollner as head coach which is as severe a penalty as any university should ever have to endure. TRICIA YOUNG Northridge
February 15, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
National Guard troops went door-to-door in parts of southeast Missouri, checking on the welfare of residents facing a third day without power after a severe ice storm. Gov. Matt Blunt sent 30 Guard troops to Cape Girardeau and Bollinger counties. Temperatures in the 20s and 30s were forecast for today with the possibility of another storm this weekend.
September 2, 1987
After listening and reading about Calabro very carefully, as a black woman I totally believe him when he says he did not intentionally use the word "nigger" to get a laugh. It wasn't funny--it was disgusting for him to find that there was this kind of ignorance in his courtroom in this day and age. His punishment would be too severe if he is taken off the bench. A second chance is due. MARIE BAILEY Pasadena
June 19, 2006
Re: "Get Healthy, Then Get Pregnant" [June 5]: I am disappointed that your article never advised women who are planning to get pregnant to get a dental examination to ensure that there is no periodontal [gum] disease. Periodontal disease is caused by a chronic bacterial infection that can increase the risk of preterm birth. Overall, studies have concluded that pregnant women who have moderate to severe periodontal disease may be seven times more likely to deliver a premature child than women with healthy gums.
December 12, 2008
Re "A few words about Bush," Dec. 9 I sincerely doubt that the Bush administration officials who provide talking points to high-ranking Republicans truly believe their own spin. Sadly, though, I suspect that President Bush does. Indeed, I get the impression that he thinks he has done a fine job as president. The heartbreaking truth is that both his foreign and domestic policies have left in their wake death and destruction, human suffering and severe economic hardship for countless people.
June 19, 1989
Atlantic Entertainment 'Regroups': In the wake of layoffs and missed paychecks at Atlantic Entertainment Group last week, Chief Executive Alan Saffron issued a statement saying the company "is regrouping and restructuring in order to be able to conduct the business of acquiring and distributing films more efficiently." In the past, Saffron has said he was unable to raise the capital that he promised to bring to the independent film company when he bought it last December. Two weeks ago, four of the company's top executives left, and a spokesman at the time cited Atlantic's severe financial troubles as the reason.
April 26, 2014 | By Nathan Fenno
Vitriol toward Clippers owner Donald Sterling surged through social media Saturday as outrage over his alleged racist comments in an audio recording found a home in tweets, Facebook posts and Instagram snapshots. The anger, usually attached to the fast-growing #DonaldSterling and #BoycottClippers hashtags, crossed the nation. It united hard-core basketball fans and sports neophytes, celebrities and everyday people, young and old in their condemnation of the 80-year-old Sterling. They wondered how he could remain owner.
April 25, 2014 | By Maria L. La Ganga
DURHAM, Ore. - Oregon officials voted unanimously Friday to jettison the state's disastrous health insurance exchange and switch to the federal system, admitting disappointment and defeat in an arena where the state had been a trailblazer. With its 7-0 vote, the board of directors for Cover Oregon acknowledged that the state exchange was too expensive and too troubled to fix. Although the state has spent an estimated $248 million to get the operation up and running, it never enrolled a single private insurance customer online.
April 25, 2014 | By Samantha Schaefer
Several people were injured in Long Beach on Friday after a car collided with a train on the Blue Line, officials said. The crash between the northbound train and car was reported about 7 a.m. near 14th Street and Long Beach Boulevard, said Metro spokesman Jose Ubaldo. Details about how the crash occurred were not immediately available. Five people were transported to hospitals with minor injuries, according to Matthew Dobberpuhl of the Long Beach Fire Department. Five people on the train reported minor injuries, such as back and neck pain, Ubaldo said.
April 25, 2014 | By Kathleen Hennessey, Christi Parsons and Don Lee
SEOUL - Halfway through a long-delayed visit to four allies in Asia, President Obama is struggling to sell a foreign policy strategy that seems under siege on multiple fronts. When he landed in Seoul on Friday, Obama had not locked down a key portion of a long-promised Pacific Rim free-trade deal, had made scant progress in forcing Russia to retreat on Ukraine, and had just seen his administration's Mideast peace efforts put on life support. The setbacks involved unrelated disputes thousands of miles apart, but together they dealt a harsh blow to the president's second-term foreign policy agenda, including its much-touted rebalancing of U.S. strategic interests to the Asia-Pacific region.
April 24, 2014 | Helene Elliott
Their big guys played big, the leaders led by fearless example, and the Kings, on the brink of going home for the summer, got the result they so urgently needed, a 6-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday at Staples Center that extended their season by at least one more game. "We're alive," said winger Marian Gaborik, who played a huge part in resuscitating them by scoring their first and fifth goals. Justin Williams scored twice in a three-goal spree in the second period, and rookie Tyler Toffoli chipped in with the kind of skillful goal the Kings need from him in the short- and long-term future.
April 24, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
A forest fire near New Jersey's Double Trouble State Park scorched more than 300 acres Thursday, damaging some homes and forcing about 40 people to evacuate on a day that officials warned would deliver the perfect conditions for such a blaze. The nearly 1 million acres of wetlands and forests that span the New Jersey Pinelands near the state's southern coast are a major fire risk between Easter and Mother's Day, when the pines tend to dry out in the sunlight. The National Weather Service warned early Thursday that the added mix of low humidity and strong gusts of up to 30 mph would “lead to a more rapid spread rate of any fires that may develop.” The strongest winds were expected in early afternoon. The weather service warned residents to avoid fires and improper disposal of smoking materials.
January 10, 1987
After reading The Times article on seat belts, I'd like to share with your readers a close call that took place on a dark street in the Beverlywood area of West Los Angeles in May, 1985. A 1979 Thunderbird ran a stop sign and smashed into my 1970 Volkswagen, directly hitting the driver's side door. My car was declared a total loss by both insurance companies. I limped away from the wreck with two badly bruised knees and a severe whiplash that continues to plague me. Why wasn't I killed or severely injured?
June 2, 1996
It is disturbing to read of the continued ignorance and prejudice that confront those with developmental and other disabilities ("A Life Renewed," by Celeste Fremon, April 14). That Sandra Jensen's worth was judged by her alleged intellectual capability is a sad commentary. It is shocking that, 35 years ago, her mother's physician recommended placing her daughter in a state hospital. Sandra needed the love and nurturing of her family, not the specialized treatment designed for persons with behavioral excesses and deficits, or medical care not available in the community.
April 23, 2014 | By Jenny Deam
In a landmark legal victory that centered on fracking, a middle-class north Texas ranching family won nearly $3 million from a big natural gas company whose drilling, they contend, caused years of sickness, killed pets and livestock, and forced them out of their home for months. Tuesday's $2.95-million civil verdict by a six-person Dallas jury is thought to be the first of its kind in the nation. Other landowners have sued over drilling and reached settlements, but legal experts think this is the first jury verdict.
April 21, 2014 | By Richard Simon
Thousands of bills are introduced in a congressional session, but only a fraction become law. Even without that success, they call attention to their causes - or their sponsors. Here are a few of the eclectic measures awaiting action in Congress. Apollo Lunar Landing Legacy Act: Would establish the Apollo Lunar Landing Sites National Historical Park on the moon. Argument for: "In 1969, led by the late Apollo astronaut Neil Armstrong, American ingenuity changed history as humanity took a giant leap forward on the surface of the moon," said Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.)
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