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March 2, 1985
Sheriff's deputies, who earlier had arrested a Lancaster couple on murder charges in the death of their 21-month-old son, reduced the booking against them Friday to child abuse, after an autopsy revealed that the boy died of spinal meningitis. Jennifer Humphreys, 20, and Donald Humphreys II, 21, however, remained in custody, Deputy Dave Hogan said. She is in Sybil Brand Institute for Women, and he is in Los Angeles County Jail.
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April 14, 2013
I feel compelled to respond to Bill Watters' letter of April 7 regarding Japanese internment during World War II. First, he seemed to have missed his history lessons as many of these internees were U.S. citizens. Second, if their "spartan" camps provided "medical and social" needs, it is because the internees had to build them from scratch. Third, upon their return they were not compensated. Most lost their homes (forced to sell before being forced to leave), their businesses, property and farms.
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February 19, 1986 | United Press International
Schools in a half-dozen areas in Virginia and Tennessee remained closed Tuesday because of an outbreak of spinal meningitis, authorities said. Three cases of meningitis and two episodes of a related bacterial infection forced the precautionary closing of schools Monday in Lexington, Buena Vista and Rockbridge County in Virginia. In Tennessee, schools were closed in Sequatchie, Bledsoe and Marion counties after a 13-year-old boy was diagnosed as having contagious meningitis, officials said.
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January 23, 2001 | Associated Press
Two more cases of spinal meningitis have been confirmed in suburban Houston, bringing to at least 18 the number of cases in the area since Oct. 9, health officials said Monday. Two people have died of the disease this month. The meningitis outbreak has added to concerns raised late last year about Houston's potential for epidemic as the city with the lowest vaccination rate in the nation. Officials say the city is already vulnerable to disease because of its role as a major port and airline hub.
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January 23, 2001 | Associated Press
Two more cases of spinal meningitis have been confirmed in suburban Houston, bringing to at least 18 the number of cases in the area since Oct. 9, health officials said Monday. Two people have died of the disease this month. The meningitis outbreak has added to concerns raised late last year about Houston's potential for epidemic as the city with the lowest vaccination rate in the nation. Officials say the city is already vulnerable to disease because of its role as a major port and airline hub.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1986
A 5-year-old Van Nuys girl who was left deaf, crippled and brain-damaged after she developed spinal meningitis when she was 10 months old won a settlement Monday from Serra Memorial Hospital in Sun Valley, which guarantees a payment of $7,500 a month plus a cost-of-living increase for 20 years, her attorney said. The attorney, Bruce Fagel, said that, if the child, Tiffany McAliley, lives to be 77 years old, the settlement will be worth $24.5 million.
NEWS
April 4, 1987 | ROBERT STEINBROOK, Times Medical Writer
Los Angeles County's worst outbreak of meningococcal disease in 20 years continued in March, when an additional 35 cases and seven deaths were reported, the county Department of Health Services said Friday. The deadly bacterial infection causes spinal meningitis and blood poisoning. Since December, there have been 155 cases diagnosed in the county, including 33 deaths. "We are continuing to see more cases than usual," said Dr.
TRAVEL
April 14, 2013
I feel compelled to respond to Bill Watters' letter of April 7 regarding Japanese internment during World War II. First, he seemed to have missed his history lessons as many of these internees were U.S. citizens. Second, if their "spartan" camps provided "medical and social" needs, it is because the internees had to build them from scratch. Third, upon their return they were not compensated. Most lost their homes (forced to sell before being forced to leave), their businesses, property and farms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 1987 | TED ROHRLICH and ROBERT STEINBROOK, Times Staff Writers
Sheriff Sherman Block Thursday denied reports from some county health department physicians that an apparent cluster of a deadly bacterial infection had been found at the Los Angeles Central Jail. "A serious problem with infectious disease does not exist" at any of the county's jails, Block said. The sheriff acknowledged that 12 cases of meningococcal infections had been diagnosed among inmates in 1986 and that one inmate had died.
SPORTS
May 2, 1996 | WENDY WITHERSPOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A teenage boy is not supposed to die. Not a boy with strawberry blond hair and a way of tilting back his head when he smiles. Not a boy who lives to soar at a volleyball net and watch the ball go crashing down on the other side. Not a brother. Not a son. These thoughts ran through the minds of dozens who gathered daily at Children's Hospital in Mission Viejo during the last week of March to help Ryan Thurlow fight for his life.
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May 2, 1996 | WENDY WITHERSPOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A teenage boy is not supposed to die. Not a boy with strawberry blond hair and a way of tilting back his head when he smiles. Not a boy who lives to soar at a volleyball net and watch the ball go crashing down on the other side. Not a brother. Not a son. These thoughts ran through the minds of dozens who gathered daily at Children's Hospital in Mission Viejo during the last week of March to help Ryan Thurlow fight for his life.
NEWS
April 16, 1996 | WENDY WITHERSPOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A teenage boy is not supposed to die. Not a boy with impossible strawberry blond hair and a way of tilting back his head when he smiles. Not a boy who lives to soar at a volleyball net and watch the ball go crashing down on the other side. Not a brother. Not a son. These thoughts ran over and over in the minds of dozens who gathered daily at Mission Regional Medical Center at Mission Viejo during the last week of March to help Ryan Thurlow fight for his life.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1988
A 21-year-old inmate at the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department's Biscailuz Center, a minimum-security jail facility in East Los Angeles, is in critical condition with meningococcal meningitis, sheriff's officials said Tuesday. Dr. John H. Clark, chief physician for the Sheriff's Department, said the prisoner, who was not identified, became ill on Saturday and was taken to County-USC Medical Center.
NEWS
April 17, 1987
A mutant and aggressive strain of meningitis may be responsible for Los Angeles County's recent upsurge in meningitis deaths, authorities said. Dr. Steve Waterman, a communicable disease specialist for the county Department of Health Services, said 33 people have died and 126 have been reported suffering from meningitis in the county since December--about three times the number of cases normally reported in an entire year.
NEWS
April 4, 1987 | ROBERT STEINBROOK, Times Medical Writer
Los Angeles County's worst outbreak of meningococcal disease in 20 years continued in March, when an additional 35 cases and seven deaths were reported, the county Department of Health Services said Friday. The deadly bacterial infection causes spinal meningitis and blood poisoning. Since December, there have been 155 cases diagnosed in the county, including 33 deaths. "We are continuing to see more cases than usual," said Dr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 1987 | TED ROHRLICH and ROBERT STEINBROOK, Times Staff Writers
Sheriff Sherman Block Thursday denied reports from some county health department physicians that an apparent cluster of a deadly bacterial infection had been found at the Los Angeles Central Jail. "A serious problem with infectious disease does not exist" at any of the county's jails, Block said. The sheriff acknowledged that 12 cases of meningococcal infections had been diagnosed among inmates in 1986 and that one inmate had died.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1987 | ROBERT STEINBROOK, Times Medical Writer
Los Angeles County is experiencing a dramatic outbreak--not seen since the 1960s--of a deadly bacterial infection that causes spinal meningitis and a related blood disease. Since December, there have been 120 cases reported, including 26 deaths, according to Dr. Shirley L. Fannin, associate deputy director of communicable disease control for the county Department of Health Services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1988
A 21-year-old inmate at the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department's Biscailuz Center, a minimum-security jail facility in East Los Angeles, is in critical condition with meningococcal meningitis, sheriff's officials said Tuesday. Dr. John H. Clark, chief physician for the Sheriff's Department, said the prisoner, who was not identified, became ill on Saturday and was taken to County-USC Medical Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1987 | ROBERT STEINBROOK, Times Medical Writer
Los Angeles County is experiencing a dramatic outbreak--not seen since the 1960s--of a deadly bacterial infection that causes spinal meningitis and a related blood disease. Since December, there have been 120 cases reported, including 26 deaths, according to Dr. Shirley L. Fannin, associate deputy director of communicable disease control for the county Department of Health Services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1986
A 5-year-old Van Nuys girl who was left deaf, crippled and brain-damaged after she developed spinal meningitis when she was 10 months old won a settlement Monday from Serra Memorial Hospital in Sun Valley, which guarantees a payment of $7,500 a month plus a cost-of-living increase for 20 years, her attorney said. The attorney, Bruce Fagel, said that, if the child, Tiffany McAliley, lives to be 77 years old, the settlement will be worth $24.5 million.
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