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May 30, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
Still uncertain of why he's lost feeling in his pitching hand, Josh Beckett has booked a Monday appointment with a nerve specialist in Dallas. Beckett, who is 0-5 with a 5.91 earned-run average, has been on the disabled list since May 15 with a strained groin. While his groin has recovered, Beckett said he hasn't regained full feeling in his pitching hand. Beckett said he has experienced various degrees of numbness the last four to five weeks. The numbness has been in his pinkie and ring fingers as well as his palm.
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April 23, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Keith Thurman has had 20 knockouts in 22 fights, which is eye-grabbing by itself, and now he'll have a Showtime and StubHub Center main event audience to boost his reputation. Thurman, a 25-year-old from Clearwater, Fla., will fight Coachella Valley veteran Julio Diaz on Saturday night in a welterweight bout that could springboard him into the conversation as Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s next opponent. “This victory itself, I don't know that it puts me into the Mayweather conversation, but being a top-10 welterweight puts me there,” Thurman said.
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April 14, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 At tiny Multnomah University in Portland, Ore., former Valencia guard Steven Sansone has been firing away from three-point range in large numbers. He made 157 threes in his junior season out of 423 attempts. He averaged 21.2 points. At Valencia in 2010, he averaged five points a game as a backup to now Boston College guard Lonnie Jackson. Here's the link to a story on Sansone.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
BUSINESS
April 14, 2014 | By Chad Terhune
A historic slowdown in U.S. healthcare spending in recent years may be drawing to a close. An industry report published Tuesday and healthcare experts point to a steady rise in medical care being sought by consumers seeing specialists, getting more prescriptions filled and visiting the hospital. Other factors such as millions of newly insured Americans seeking treatment for the first time and higher prices from healthcare consolidation could also help drive up costs. Experts aren't predicting an immediate return to double-digit increases in medical spending.
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May 8, 2011 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Kendrys Morales said the decision to visit a Colorado specialist for a second opinion on his slower-than-expected rehabilitation from a broken left ankle originated with his family and his representatives, but the Angels wholly endorse the move. "I don't think he's going to gain any revolutionary information, but is there something we're missing, a different approach that can help him?" Lewis Yocum , the Angels' team physician, said Sunday. "The purpose of a second opinion is to get as much insight as possible, to get a fresh perspective.
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November 6, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
J.P. Howell , 30, reliever Final 2013 stats: 4-1, 2.03 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, .193 opponent batting average, 54 strikeouts in 62 innings. Contract status: A free agent. The good: Left-handed specialist was everything the Dodgers had hoped, and probably a little more. His ERA and WHIP were the best of his career. Held left-handed hitters to a .164 batting average, but right-handed hitters hit only .222. Fit in great in the clubhouse. The bad: Not much to complain about.
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September 15, 1992 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The pilot and co-pilot--and, to a lesser extent, a Federal Aviation Administration employee who gave them instructions--were officially blamed Monday for the plane crash on Otay Mountain last year that killed eight members of country singer Reba McEntire's band.
BUSINESS
July 8, 1986
Skin care specialist Walden Ashe has joined La Costa Hotel and Spa as the resort's director of skin care.
NEWS
August 31, 1985 | United Press International
President Reagan on Friday nominated a retired federal appeals judge, Malcom Wilkey, to be ambassador to Uruguay, and longtime State Department Soviet specialist Roger Kirk to be ambassador to Romania.
BUSINESS
January 1, 1987
Playboy Enterprises said it sold the monthly magazine to a newly formed PSC Games Limited Partnership, which includes current Games publisher Jerry Calabrese; Victor H. Palmieri, a corporate turnaround specialist, and Hershel Sarbin, a management consultant and former president of Ziff-Davis Publishing Co. Playboy will recognize a gain of approximately $1.5 million from the sale.
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April 14, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 At tiny Multnomah University in Portland, Ore., former Valencia guard Steven Sansone has been firing away from three-point range in large numbers. He made 157 threes in his junior season out of 423 attempts. He averaged 21.2 points. At Valencia in 2010, he averaged five points a game as a backup to now Boston College guard Lonnie Jackson. Here's the link to a story on Sansone.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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March 22, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
Xavier Henry suffered a torn ligament in his left wrist in Friday's game, an MRI exam revealed Saturday. He will see a specialist to determine the severity of the injury. Henry might have been injured when he made a layup and stopped himself using the basket support. He played only eight games after missing more than two months because of a bone bruise and cartilage abnormality in his right knee. He is averaging 10.1 points this season. Lottery battle The 2009 NBA Finals weren't that long ago, were they?
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March 19, 2014
Dr. Hans von Leden Treated voice ailments in entertainers, attorneys, ministers and politicians Dr. Hans von Leden, 95, an ear, nose and throat specialist who taught at UCLA and USC and treated voice disorders in singers, attorneys, teachers, politicians, pastors and other professionals, died March 5 at his home in Los Angeles, his family announced. No cause was given. Known as a go-to doctor for entertainers stricken with laryngitis, Von Leden traveled to Las Vegas, Reno and elsewhere on short notice to relieve a singer's or actor's symptoms.
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March 15, 2014 | Valerie J. Nelson
Dr. A. Richard Grossman, a renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeon who four decades ago pioneered the comprehensive care of burn patients in Sherman Oaks and established what became the nation's largest private burn-treatment center, has died. He was 81. Grossman, who had been the center's longtime medical director, died suddenly Thursday at home in Thousand Oaks, said his wife, Elizabeth Rice Grossman. The cause of death has not been determined. He had a successful kidney transplant about three years ago. When Grossman arrived at Sherman Oaks Hospital in the late 1960s, he persuaded administrators to set aside two beds for burn patients.
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March 13, 2014 | By Richard Winton and Marisa Gerber
With a clientele of Hollywood celebrities such as Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Aniston and Alicia Silverstone, Dawn DaLuise was well-known as a skin-care guru to the stars. The 55-year-old former model ran a West Hollywood “skin refinery” that used electrical muscle stimulation instead of the typical steam-and-cream facial. Vogue and InStyle magazines have featured her and she was the go-to beauty expert for national publications. So last year, when esthetician Gabriel Suarez moved in a couple doors down and started offering facials and male body waxing, the competition created tension.
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November 19, 2013 | By Chris Foster
UCLA Coach Jim Mora gathered his football team's leaders days before the Bruins played Stanford, and Ryan Hofmeister stood out in the crowd. There was tall and athletic quarterback Brett Hundley, powerful linebackers Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks, massive offensive linemen Xavier Su'a-Filo and Jake Brendal, and Hofmeister, a smallish, little-known junior linebacker. Hofmeister looked around at the group he was in and "was a little flustered. " Who was out of place? Turns out, no one. Captain Crab, a nickname Hofmeister acquired because of how low he runs during drills, deserves a place with the in-crowd, say his teammates, who made him a team captain this season.
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September 4, 1986 | Marcida Dodson
Fourteen "Women of Achievement" have been honored by the county Board of Supervisors, who recognized the current or former county employees for accomplishments in the workplace, academics, community service and home.
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September 22, 1987 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Times Staff Writer
A San Diego Housing Commission employee has been disciplined and is facing a criminal investigation for his alleged involvement in two separate incidents in which homeowners received thousands of dollars to rehabilitate their homes but never completed the work.
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November 6, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
J.P. Howell , 30, reliever Final 2013 stats: 4-1, 2.03 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, .193 opponent batting average, 54 strikeouts in 62 innings. Contract status: A free agent. The good: Left-handed specialist was everything the Dodgers had hoped, and probably a little more. His ERA and WHIP were the best of his career. Held left-handed hitters to a .164 batting average, but right-handed hitters hit only .222. Fit in great in the clubhouse. The bad: Not much to complain about.
BUSINESS
September 23, 2013 | David Lazarus
So-called concierge medicine - doctors asking their patients to pay an extra fee just to remain under their care - has been around for a while. It's an offensive idea, but I get it, especially when it comes to family practitioners who look after a patient's general well-being. The medical marketplace has room for both Corollas and Cadillacs. Yet when it comes to medical specialists, such as cardiologists, things seem different. "You never know when you'll need to reach your cardiologist," said Mike Oppenheim, 73, who was diagnosed as having a faulty heart valve several years ago. He'll need surgery at some point to fix it. "I have a really good cardiologist at Pacific Heart Institute in Santa Monica," Oppenheim told me. "I'm getting the best care possible.
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