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September 23, 2003
The ill-written and pointless "Outwitted," packaged as a campfire tale, (Sept. 16) made me nauseated. Was this supposed to be funny, ironic, horrific ... or just worthy of a north central woods bimonthly featuring moose heads for sale? Suzanne Nico Los Angeles
April 10, 2014 | By David Pierson
More than two months after declaring the outbreak over, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said an additional 43 people have been sickened by strains of salmonella linked to Foster Farms poultry. The new cases were reported between late February and March 18, bringing the total number of people sickened by the year-old national outbreak to 524, the CDC said Wednesday . The outbreak first surfaced last October when the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a health alert warning consumers of salmonella linked to three Foster Farms processing facilities in Central California.
April 18, 1987
The televised McEnroe-Mecir final in Dallas last Sunday clearly showed that the 1987 Wimp Sports Organization award should go to the WCT. It is sickening to watch one of its officials kowtowing to a shouting, petulant, toilet-mouthed McEnroe. He needs more time away from the game. I suggest he spend most of it with his infant daughter, who can serve as a role model for comportment. SID SKOLNIK West Hollywood
March 13, 2014 | Ari Bloomekatz
The sister of actress Sharon Tate says she felt sick to her stomach this week after Manson family killer Bruce Davis was issued a grant of parole. Davis was convicted for his role in the 1969 murders of two men - ranch hand Donald "Shorty" Shea and aspiring musician Gary Hinman - but was never implicated in the murders of Tate and four others in a Benedict Canyon home, nor in the Leno and Rosemary LaBianca killings. PHOTOS: The Manson family murders Davis has repeatedly been issued a grant of parole, with review boards citing his good behavior, "positive adjustment" and involvement in other self-help programs since his conviction and incarceration in 1972.
August 23, 1992
Tom Shales in his commentary (TV Times, Aug. 2) wonders if the Republicans are going to show "sickening" anti-abortion films at their convention. Does he deem these films "sickening" because Republicans may show them, or could it be that abortion itself is so repugnant that to see it on film is actually sickening? A pro-life, anti-abortionist Democrat would like to know. Marina C. Barnett, Encino
February 13, 1994
It is sickening that cage-raised pheasants are released for a few moments of freedom only to be gunned down by a "hunter." But I find it much more sickening that The Times chose to run a full-color photo of a pheasant having its body blown to pieces by a shotgun blast from a "hunter" ("Pheasant Hunting by Prado Dam," Feb. 8). JIM HOWARD Cypress
April 25, 1993
"Quick, Turn On Action News" has made us give up anything to do with Channel 2 (KCBS). I mean everything, not just the news broadcasts, because KCBS sneaks it between shows, during shows and any other time it can. It is sickening. Betty Perry, Marina del Rey
December 4, 1988
Monster mansions, fancy restaurants with prices to match, overeating "pig-outs" and promenading by those who are affluent but greedy seekers of publicity have been sickening to those of us who must live on our small incomes. They don't seem to care about the elderly, the ill, the disabled and homeless children. ANN W. BRODFUEHRER Ramona
June 3, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Bankruptcy Court judge approved W.R. Grace & Co.'s agreement to reimburse the government $250 million for the investigation and cleanup of asbestos contamination in Libby, Mont. The company agreed in March to settle the claim for the past and future cleanup of contaminated schools, homes and businesses in Libby. The contamination has been blamed for sickening hundreds of people, some of whom have died.
October 24, 1996
Re "Thousands of Latinos March in Washington," Oct. 13: As a Hispanic/Latino American (correction, as an American of Hispanic descent), I want to apologize to the other 255 million Americans who witnessed the outrageous display of blind pride, disunity and sickening flag-waving nationalism in our nation's capital. We (Americans) are sure that your home countries will welcome each and every one of you back, with open arms and a hero's parade down the Plaza de la Libertad, Revolucion, Simon Bolivar, Che Guevara, Kennedy, etc., etc., etc. "America, love it or leave it."
February 21, 2014 | By David Pierson
A listeria outbreak linked to cheese has killed one person in California and sickened seven in Maryland, including three newborns. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that the outbreak is linked to semi-soft, Latino-style cheese called Caujada en Terron that is sold from a chain of grocery stores in Maryland. The cheese was made by Roos Foods of Kenton, Del. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene issued a warning Wednesday to avoid products made by Roos Foods, which also sells cheese under the brand names Santa Rosa de Lima, Amigo, Mexicana, Suyapa, La Chapina, and La Purisima Crema Nica.  The CDC did not name the grocery chain linked to the outbreak.
January 29, 2014 | By Alana Semuels
BAYONNE, N.J. - At first he thought it was the fish. Maurice Weizmann, a Montreal businessman on a Royal Caribbean cruise with his wife, started vomiting on the second night of the 10-day voyage after eating dinner and watching a show on the ship Explorer of the Seas. His wife did too. Soon they learned the reality: They were only two of hundreds of passengers sickened by an as-yet unidentified gastrointestinal illness that shortened their cruise by two days and created a floating sick bay on the high seas.
January 9, 2014 | By Stuart Pfeifer
The cockroach infestation that closed a Foster Farms chicken plant in Central California was the latest setback for the giant poultry company, which last year faced a salmonella outbreak that sickened more than 400 people. The U.S. Department of Agriculture suspended operations Wednesday at a Foster Farms plant in Livingston, southeast of Modesto, and the 250,000-square-foot plant remained closed Thursday as the poultry giant tried to remedy the problem. Several food safety experts said they were surprised that cockroaches prompted the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service to take action when it had failed to do so after last year's salmonella outbreak.
January 7, 2014 | By Louis Sahagun
The Los Angeles city attorney filed a lawsuit Tuesday to stop Allenco Energy Inc. from reopening in South Los Angeles, accusing the company of ignoring years of evidence that fumes from its oil fields were sickening residents of the surrounding neighborhood. City Atty. Mike Feuer's investigation found that Allenco willfully disregarded violation notices issued by oversight agencies and that regulators did not move forcefully to enforce their numerous and repeated citations. As a result of lax practices, Allenco exposed University Park neighbors "to noxious fumes and odors which have resulted in adverse health effects on community members in the form of severe headaches, nausea, nosebleeds, chronic fatigue and respiratory ailments including asthma," says the complaint, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
December 9, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz and Joseph Serna
Nearly 50 people in Monrovia complained of dizziness and other symptoms Monday after a manufacturing company mixed three chemicals that became super-heated and were released into the air. City officials have since cleared the scene at Air Logistics, where, they said, about 200 people were potentially exposed to the sickening mixture of cycloaliphathic resin, boron trifluoride and ancamine. In all, 45 people showed symptoms, including dizziness, chest pains, nausea and vomiting from inhaling the gas. Eleven people were hospitalized, including two who needed immediate medical attention.
November 19, 2013 | By Alicia Banks,
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. An illness that caused flu-like symptoms among roughly 20 students at an elementary school in Watts last week has spread to another school, sickening about 10 others, Los Angeles Unified officials said. At least eight students Monday at Dolores Huerta Elementary School in South Los Angeles reported symptoms that included upset stomach, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea around 12:50 p.m. That episode came after about 20 students at Ritter Elementary School in Watts also fell ill with flu-like symptoms on Friday.
September 14, 1996
USC is a sickening disgrace. It gives its student-athletes phony classes that they do not have to attend and are practically assured of an A. The school teaches that if you lie about the class and get caught you should get only a wrist slap and the school itself will defend you to try to get your penalty reduced. What kind of ethics and what kind of morality do USC students learn? JAY ZUKERMAN Woodland Hills
July 11, 1985
I happened to be in Russia during the opening days of the hostage episode. To the best of my knowledge, not a word appeared on the TV or radio about the event. I believe we tourists learned about it from a short-wave broadcast. Then I came home to this sickening media TV circus in the States, on all our stations, endlessly, endlessly. I wonder who was worse off--the Russians who didn't hear, or we who had to be submerged in the nauseating Niagara of words and pictures? EDWARD A. HERRON Laguna Hills
November 15, 2013 | By Kate Mather
Paramedics were called to a Watts elementary school Friday after several children became sick, officials said. A shelter-down order was issued for Ritter Elementary School after an estimated 10 to 12 students reported "feeling ill," a Los Angeles Unified School District spokeswoman confirmed to The Times. Authorities told KTLA-TV that the children were believed to have been sickened by an unknown substance. Los Angeles County Fire Supervisor Bernard Peters told the television station the children complained of nausea and upset stomach.
November 4, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
At least two children in Southern California have reportedly fallen ill after possibly eating Halloween candy tainted with drugs, authorities said. The first incident occurred Saturday night when a 2-year-old boy got sick after eating Halloween candy at a friend's house in Moreno Valley. The toddler showed signs of consuming an illegal drug, KTLA reported. The candy came from a home in the 25000 block of Calabria Drive, according to police. On Sunday, police in Huntington Beach investigated an incident where a child reportedly began showing signs of having consumed methamphetamine after eating Halloween candy.
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