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May 9, 1987 | BELLA STUMBO, Times Staff Writer
It's no real surprise that Siamese twins Yvonne and Yvette McCarther finally got around to enrolling in college. They've been talking about it for years but kept putting it off, finding it easier, as Yvonne puts it, "to just lay around the house all day, watching TV and being worthless."
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June 1, 2011 | By Richard Rayner, Special to the Los Angeles Times
To say that Ricky Jay does card tricks is, as Mark Singer once noted in the New Yorker, somewhat akin to suggesting that "Sonny Rollins plays tenor saxophone. " Jay is one of the greatest sleight-of-hand artists ever to fool and wow an audience. A few years back, at a theater in Westwood, I saw him quote a ballad by the French poet/thief Fran├žois Villon, as translated by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, while simultaneously performing the famous party piece of his stage act, piercing the skin of a watermelon, or, as Jay puts it, the "thicker pachydermatous outer-melon layer," with a single playing card flicked at 90 mph from between his fingers.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1998 | ELAINE GALE
Two sisters became aunts and mothers simultaneously when they give birth to baby girls at the same time--the same minute--and just one room apart. The women had different doctors and went into labor at different times, but both delivered at 8:35 p.m. Wednesday in the obstetrics wing of Santa Ana Hospital Medical Center. "They're practically twins," hospital spokeswoman Kelly Quach said of the newborn cousins.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2009 | By Suzanne Muchnic
Doris Duke. It's a mighty big name in philanthropic circles. The only child of tobacco and hydropower magnate James Buchanan Duke, she inherited his $80 million estate in 1925, when she was 12. The "poor little rich girl" grew into an elegant woman whose money and glamorous lifestyle made her a media star, but she gave away more than $400 million before her death in 1993 and left her fortune to the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. She also traveled extensively and collected a wide range of art. But until about a decade ago, her name didn't mean much to Forrest McGill, an authority on Southeast Asian art who is chief curator at this city's Asian Art Museum.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 1986
On or about March 1, 1969, my two sons, Willy and Matt, brought home a clean, beautiful newborn Siamese kitten, which they called "Pancho." I don't really like cats, but, as it is with sons and fathers, I was talked into keeping it. "Please Daddy!" "We'll take care of him, Daddy!" Of course, they didn't. Like most parents, my wife, Ruth, and I fed Pancho, washed him, de-fleaed him, took him to the vet, and when our kids went off to college, Pancho became our total responsibility.
MAGAZINE
April 8, 1990 | HARRY SHEARER
NEW YORKERS are like 19th-Century Englishmen. Wherever they go, whatever benighted part of the world they choose to favor with their presence, they seek to re-create as much as possible of the island they left behind.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 2001 | STEVE CHAWKINS
There are promises, and there are promises. Fifteen years ago, Johnny Trueblood made one of the former--or was it one of the latter?--to Kitty Thurman. He can't remember which restaurant they were at when he made the promise, or just how he framed it. But since then, the idea has lingered silently in the air between them, like an unseen hourglass. If we're still together when I turn 60, Trueblood vowed, I'll marry you. His luck with the institution of marriage hadn't been wonderful.
NEWS
December 1, 1986 | Associated Press
Female Siamese twins who shared a liver are breathing normally and have regular heartbeats after being surgically separated at a Wuhan hospital in Hubei province, the Peking Daily said Sunday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1985 | United Press International
Siamese twin girls born joined at the abdomen were in stable condition Thursday while doctors at Stanford University Medical Center tried to evaluate whether they can perform a safe separation. Doctors began a series of tests Wednesday, only hours after the girls were born at nearby Watsonville Community Hospital. A Stanford spokesman said Thursday that a decision on surgery may be made today. The twins were born about three weeks prematurely and were connected below the diaphragm.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2001 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From Amy Tan's children's book, "Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat," a PBS children's cartoon series has sprung. Created by Montreal's CineGroupe and Sesame Workshop, it has landed not only on soft little cat feet, but with a surprising thud of weighty good intentions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 2001 | STEVE CHAWKINS
There are promises, and there are promises. Fifteen years ago, Johnny Trueblood made one of the former--or was it one of the latter?--to Kitty Thurman. He can't remember which restaurant they were at when he made the promise, or just how he framed it. But since then, the idea has lingered silently in the air between them, like an unseen hourglass. If we're still together when I turn 60, Trueblood vowed, I'll marry you. His luck with the institution of marriage hadn't been wonderful.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 2000 | ERAN FEITELSON and MARWAN HADDAD, Eran Feitelson is a senior lecturer at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a researcher at the Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace. Marwan Haddad is an associate professor of civil engineering at An Najah University in the West Bank and was a member of the Palestinian Authority's negotiating team at the Oslo II talks
Water is, indeed, a major issue in the Israeli-Arab peace process. It is a vital resource--an indispensable and relatively scarce commodity. And yet, precisely because of these qualities, water is also a compelling catalyst for cooperation. How to make sense of this seeming contradiction? First, Israelis and Palestinians, as most Californians, live in a semi-arid climate. There is a short, wet winter and a long, dry cycle each year. Moreover, the amount of rain varies widely from year to year.
NEWS
November 13, 1999 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This town's two most famous citizens--Eng and Chang, the original "Siamese twins"--came home, in a manner of speaking, five years ago. But Samut Songkhram is still waiting for the financial windfall from an influx of curious tourists. Sadly, no one--least of all tourists--seems to give much of a hoot about the twins who toured the world in 19th century freak shows and ended up as naturalized U.S. citizens, never to return to Siam, as Thailand was then known. So Samut Songkhram waits.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1998 | ELAINE GALE
Two sisters became aunts and mothers simultaneously when they give birth to baby girls at the same time--the same minute--and just one room apart. The women had different doctors and went into labor at different times, but both delivered at 8:35 p.m. Wednesday in the obstetrics wing of Santa Ana Hospital Medical Center. "They're practically twins," hospital spokeswoman Kelly Quach said of the newborn cousins.
BUSINESS
January 15, 1998 | STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Has your company been messing up lately? Don't sweat it. Instead of pointing the finger at yourself, blame it on Asia. That, more or less, is what executives are doing at some U.S. corporations amid a wave of disappointing earnings reports and financial projections. Of course, many vibrant American businesses are being genuinely pinched by the gyrations of the Asian currencies and financial markets over recent months, as announcements out this week from the likes of Motorola and Intel attest.
NEWS
June 20, 1996 | From a Times Staff Writer
In a 4 1/2-hour operation Wednesday, surgeons at the UC San Diego Medical Center separated month-old Siamese twin boys born to a couple from Tijuana. Dr. Mary Hilfiker, chief of pediatric surgery, said the twins, Hever Aron and Roman Alan Moreno, were in stable condition and will probably remain at the hospital for two to four weeks. The two were joined at the chest, abdomen and liver.
NEWS
May 18, 1996 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Siamese twin boys were born Thursday, the third set of such twins born in Southern California in the last four months. The boys, joined at the chest and upper abdomen, were born to Andrea and Roman Moreno of Tijuana at Scripps Memorial Hospital in Chula Vista. They were taken to the infant intensive care unit at UC San Diego Medical Center. A hospital spokeswoman said the Moreno twins, named Hever Aron and Roman Alan, weighed 12 1/2 pounds and are healthy.
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