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October 16, 1998
Re "Patients Are the Losers When Medical Practice Is Free of Liability," Commentary, Oct. 9: I don't want to defend managed care, only common sense. Linda Peeno states, "Surgery would do no good," yet she "argued against this kind of thinking." It is unnecessary surgery, in part, that has led to the need for managed care. STANLEY RUBIN MD Orange
June 30, 1985 |
A catering truck is dispensing soda pop and tacos behind home plate. A young boy is making his way through the stands, raffling off a bottle of brandy. Under the trees on the hill in right field, a family is resting on a blanket. It's the sixth inning of a muni-league baseball game at Hazard Park in Boyle Heights. Suddenly, the serenity is broken momentarily by the commotion on the field. The team at bat is accusing the opposing pitcher of throwing spitballs.
September 27, 2005 |
During World War II, hundreds of actors (including Ronald Reagan), directors, producers, writers, editors, cameramen, makeup artists and even musicians enlisted in the Army Air Force found themselves stationed not in the European front or the Pacific theater but at the old Hal Roach Studios in Culver City. As members of the First Motion Picture Unit, these soldiers contributed to the war effort by making more than 400 training films and documentaries. Friday at Warner Bros.
September 13, 1998 |
The first performer to win an Emmy Award almost didn't show up to accept it. Ventriloquist Shirley Dinsdale, who hosted a local show with her puppet Judy Splinters, was more interested in a date she had that night than in attending the ceremonies on Jan. 25, 1949 at the Hollywood Athletic Club. "It was so brand new," Dinsdale recalls of the event. "No one knew what it was. All I know is that everybody was being so cute about it.
March 15, 1985
Newport Beach retailer Amen Wardy, the man with a giant flair for fashion, will stage a fashion extravaganza for the April 17 membership luncheon hosted by the Women's Guild of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Delighted with Wardy's participation, guild president Pat Mendel is calling the event "April With Amen."