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January 21, 1992 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Earnest Killum, a Southland high school basketball star who was playing with Oregon State University, died Monday, three days after suffering his second stroke in six months. Killum suffered a massive stroke Friday shortly after concluding an interview in which he talked about a mild stroke he suffered in July. He was cleared on Dec. 27 to join the basketball team.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- A week after suffering a stroke, Roman Catholic Bishop Cirilo Flores remains in the hospital "undergoing treatment and tests," the San Diego diocese said Thursday. The bishop "expects to go home from the hospital in the near future for continued recovery," said Msgr. Steven Callahan, the diocese vicar general. Flores, 65, suffered the stroke April 16 while in his office at the Pastoral Center. "Bishop Flores is grateful for all who have been praying for his recovery to good health," Callahan said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 2000 | KENDALL S. POWELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Have you ever tried to read a newspaper with one hand?" asked Leslie McClellan. The 68-year-old man from Gainesville, Fla., knows that it's truly an exercise in frustration. Reading a newspaper is just one of life's daily activities that is a challenge for the two-thirds of the 4 million American stroke survivors who are left physically impaired. (Former President Gerald R. Ford suffered what was called a small stroke Wednesday, but doctors said he does not seem to be significantly impaired).
SPORTS
April 23, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
What looked like a routine NFL play wound up leaving a life-altering mark on former Jacksonville linebacker Russell Allen. Allen, 27, who was released by the Jaguars last week, is finished with football. He suffered a stroke on the field in a Week 15 game against Buffalo last season, something he recently revealed to Robert Klemko of TheMMQB.com . He was released after failing a physical. Allen developed a dime-sized dead spot on his cerebellum after a face-to-face collision in the first half with Bills center Eric Wood -- what seemed like a hard but typical hit. "It was strange because it was so routine," Allen told Klemko.
NEWS
May 10, 2011 | By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Strokes that occur during sleep are not rare. According to a study released Monday, about one in seven strokes take place during sleep. That high number raises questions about how to best help people who have strokes during sleep. An emergency treatment can greatly reduce the damage caused by strokes. But the medicine, called tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), must be given at a hospital within a few hours after the first symptoms begin. During the day, it's possible to detect the first signs of a stroke.
SPORTS
October 14, 2012 | Wire reports
John Mallinger remained in position for his first PGA Tour victory, shooting a one-under 70 on Saturday in the Frys.com Open at San Martin, Calif., to take a two-stroke lead into the final round. The 33-year-old Mallinger had a 15-under 198 total at CordeValle after opening with a 66 and matching the course record with a 62 on Friday. He has finished second twice in his seven-year career on the tour, losing in a playoff to Bo Van Pelt in Milwaukee in 2009. Sweden's Jonas Blixt was second after a 66, and Charles Howell III and Jason Kokrak were another stroke back at 12 under.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 26, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
The reaction on Twitter to the new Strokes single has not been especially good. In fact, opinions of "One Way Trigger," which appeared on the band's website Friday, seem to be tending almost entirely toward the negative. "aaaaahhh!! just listened to new strokes song called 'One waytrigger' and its veeeeeeery.................. bad," wrote one user early Saturday, while another said , "i am a strokes fan, but dont think im a huge fan of one way trigger. " Even the positive(-ish)
NEWS
March 12, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Small, silent strokes may cause much of the memory loss and dementia that affect people with Alzheimer's disease, suggesting for the first time that many symptoms of Alzheimer's can be avoided by preventing strokes, new research indicates. The findings suggest that many people at risk of Alzheimer's can delay the syndrome's onset, and those already affected may slow its progression, by quitting smoking, keeping blood pressure low and perhaps taking a baby aspirin every day.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 2009 | Mikael Wood
Let's get this settled right out of the gate: Julian Casablancas, frontman of the New York neo-garage band the Strokes, has not moved to L.A. "Not officially," he says, nursing a Coke at Silver Lake's Red Lion Tavern. "But I'm here for like two months, and I've gotta say, man -- I'm starting to kind of get sold on it." The singer's current West Coast stay isn't his first; he spent several months here last year working with producer Jason Lader on his solo debut, "Phrazes for the Young."
SPORTS
June 4, 2011 | Wire reports
Steve Stricker went from doing everything right to having everything go wrong Saturday at the PGA Tour's Memorial tournament. All that mattered was being atop the leaderboard by three shots going into the final round at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio. Stricker holed out from the second fairway for eagle, made another eagle with a three-iron to 6 feet and stretched his lead to six shots at one point in the third round. But he missed three putts inside 7 feet on the last five holes and had to settle for a 69. Jonathan Byrd also had a 69 and was in second place.
SCIENCE
April 23, 2014 | By Melissa Healy
Over a five-year period, a government-mandated tracking system in France showed that physicians in that country treated 1,979 patients for serious health problems associated with the use of marijuana, and nearly 2% of those encounters were with patients suffering from cardiovascular problems, including heart attack, cardiac arrhythmia and stroke, and circulation problems in the arms and legs. In roughly a quarter of those cases, the study found, the patient died. In the United States, when young and otherwise healthy patients show up in emergency departments with symptoms of heart attack, stroke, cardiomyopathy and cardiac arrhythmia, physicians have frequently noted in case reports that these unusual patients are regular marijuana users.
SCIENCE
April 21, 2014 | By Melissa Healy
When oxygenated blood needs to squeeze through a narrowed space to get to the brain -- a condition called asymptomatic carotid stenosis -- mental performance may suffer, even in the absence of stroke, a new study suggests. In patients with diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and worrisome cholesterol readings, physicians may test for buildup of plaque in the carotid artery, peering into the vessel at the nape of the neck with ultrasound. As plaque either builds up or breaks off and lodges deeper into the brain's vasculature, it can cause a stroke, a major cause of death and disability.
SPORTS
April 13, 2014 | By Dan Wiederer
AUGUSTA, Ga. - If you remember the first time Bubba Watson won the Masters - heck, the two-year anniversary was just Tuesday - that victory came with high drama and a legendary shot: Watson's hooked, gap-wedge magic trick to the green from deep in the pine straw on the final playoff hole at Augusta National. “Made me famous,” Watson acknowledged. So on Sunday evening when he arrived at the final green with a three-shot advantage and a long, fast birdie putt, Watson simply needed reassurance that he was in such a comfortable position.
SPORTS
April 11, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
AUGUSTA, Ga. - The old guy walks through the hallowed grounds, his hair gray, his golf shoes looking like white sneakers, his stare distant, and the gallery laughs. They're not laughing at Fred Couples, they're laughing with him. "Ah, Freddie, woo-hoo!" He leans against his club between shots as if supporting his bad back. He swings quickly as if it hurts to stand over the ball. Earlier this week he took to the course without shaving, so by the end of his round, his tanned face was filled with gray whiskers and age. "You get 'em, Freddie, hee-haw.
SPORTS
April 6, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
The gallery surrounded co-leaders Lexi Thompson and Michelle Wie on the first tee anticipating an 18-hole duel to win the Kraft Nabisco Championship. But the battle effectively was over after only nine holes. The 19-year-old Thompson stormed to a five-shot lead over Wie by the turn and finished three shots ahead Sunday to win her first LPGA major tournament and fourth LPGA Tour event. Thompson made a 10-foot birdie putt on the first hole at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage and never let up until she took the winner's traditional jump into Poppie's Pond next to the 18th green.
SPORTS
March 16, 2014 | By Steve Virgen
Going into the final round of the 20th Toshiba Classic, Fred Couples didn't think he could win the tournament because Bernhard Langer had been so hot. But on Sunday at Newport Beach Country Club, Couples grabbed momentum on his back nine to give himself an opportunity. Still a victory wasn't close to being secured because at one point nine golfers had held or shared the lead. Six were tied for the lead with three holes remaining. But Couples shot a five-under-par 66 in his final round and finished at 15-under 198 to become the second player in Toshiba Classic history to win the event twice, as he won it in 2010.
HEALTH
January 10, 2005 | Valerie Reitman, Times Staff Writer
Heavy drinkers may have a higher risk of stroke than those who drink moderately or not at all. A study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Harvard School of Public Health found that middle-aged and older men who consume more than two drinks a day over several years are more likely than nondrinkers to have an ischemic stroke, while those who drink moderately have the same or a slightly lower risk than teetotalers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1996 | JOSE CARDENAS
Health Net Seniority Plus will sponsor a monthlong campaign--with three area medical groups--aimed at reducing the threat of strokes among seniors by providing free health screening and education programs. Brian Brokowski, spokesman for Health Net, said the third annual "Heartscore '96," part of a national campaign launched by the American Heart Assn., has drawn other health groups as participants.
SPORTS
March 5, 2014 | Kevin Baxter
One of the most difficult things to do in professional sports is to take a round bat, swing at a round ball and hit it square. Now imagine trying to do that after sitting out a full season at an age when most players are considering retirement. That's the challenge Chone Figgins is facing this spring in his longshot bid to make the Dodgers. Figgins is batting only .154 in 13 spring-training at-bats, but he says he's making progress. "The more and more you see pitching, the more comfortable you get," the former American League All-Star said.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2014 | By Rebecca Keegan
Oscar's animated feature race is a clash of the major Hollywood studios this year, with Disney, Fox/DreamWorks and Universal/Illumination all contending. But one movie in the mix -- a French-Belgian production about the unlikely friendship between a mouse and a bear -- is the sort that is alien to the high-stakes U.S. animation industry. Made with hand-painted watercolor backgrounds and a modest $12-million price tag, "Ernest & Celestine," which U.S. distributor GKIDS will release in Los Angeles on Friday, is based on a whimsical series of children's books by reclusive Brussels-born author Gabrielle Vincent.
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