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January 7, 1999 | PHIL WILLON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The doctor at the center of a UC Irvine cancer research scandal is accused in a Pennsylvania lawsuit of taking portions of a dead man's brain without permission during a 1991 autopsy in Pittsburgh. Dr. John C. Hiserodt and his then-boss, former Allegheny County Coroner Joshua A. Perper, allegedly sent the brain tissue to the University of Pittsburgh for research purposes, according to the suit filed in 1996.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1999 | PHIL WILLON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The doctor at the center of a UC Irvine cancer research scandal is accused in a Pennsylvania lawsuit of taking portions of a dead man's brain without permission during a 1991 autopsy in Pittsburgh. Dr. John C. Hiserodt and his then-boss, former Allegheny County Coroner Joshua A. Perper, allegedly sent the brain tissue to the University of Pittsburgh for research purposes, according to the suit filed in 1996.
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June 20, 1991 | DAVID TREADWELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was, in the parlance of politics, a done deal. In the special election this fall to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of John Heinz (R-Pa.) in a plane crash last April, Democrats were going to run former state Industry and Labor Secretary Harris Wofford, who is serving as Heinz's interim successor. Republicans planned to put up U.S. Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh, a popular former two-term Pennsylvania governor.
NEWS
June 20, 1991 | DAVID TREADWELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was, in the parlance of politics, a done deal. In the special election this fall to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of John Heinz (R-Pa.) in a plane crash last April, Democrats were going to run former state Industry and Labor Secretary Harris Wofford, who is serving as Heinz's interim successor. Republicans planned to put up U.S. Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh, a popular former two-term Pennsylvania governor.
BUSINESS
March 8, 2001 | John O'Dell
Kia Motors America Inc. has been sued by a trio of law firms alleging that defective front brake systems on the company's 1998-2000 Sephia sedans caused premature wear resulting in expensive repairs. The suits in Pennsylvania and New Jersey were filed on behalf of individual Sephia owners but seek class-action status to cover owners of all 204,415 Sephias sold in the U.S. in the three model years.
NATIONAL
November 5, 2004 | From Associated Press
Lawyers who offer to help reporters by sending them copies of court documents by fax or e-mail do so at the peril of losing their immunity to defamation suits, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled. Under a long-recognized doctrine called "judicial privilege," attorneys who file lawsuits -- even frivolous or malicious ones -- are protected from being sued for slander or libel over the accusations they make in court.
BUSINESS
March 8, 2001 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Irvine-based Kia Motors America Inc. has been sued by a trio of Pennsylvania law firms alleging that defective front brake systems on the company's 1998-2000 Sephia sedans caused premature wear resulting in expensive repairs. The suits in Pennsylvania and New Jersey each were filed on behalf of individual Sephia owners but seek class-action status to cover owners of all 204,415 Sephias sold in the U.S. in the three model years.
NEWS
March 5, 1987 | DEBORAH CHRISTENSEN
--Alexander Afanasyev, an archivist rummaging through old papers at Moscow's History Museum, has uncovered a national treasure: an unpublished and previously unknown poem written by Alexander Pushkin, Russia's most revered poet, the Tass news agency reported. The poem entitled "Coquette" was scribbled in Pushkin's bold and distinctive handwriting and was dated Jan. 23, 1834. The poem, described as light verse, tells of a flirtatious woman whose vanity leads her to seek the attentions of men.
NATIONAL
November 4, 2004
All 435 House seats and 34 of the 100 Senate seats were at stake Tuesday. In the current Congress, Democrats hold 205 seats and have the support of the House's only independent, Bernard Sanders of Vermont. In the Senate, Republicans hold 51 seats and Democrats 48, with one independent. Republicans increased their margin in the House by several seats and netted four in the Senate. The GOP won Senate seats vacated by Democrats in Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, South Carolina and North Carolina.
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