September 8, 2010 |
I was an "anchor baby. " According to family lore, the day I was born at Hibbing Memorial Hospital in Minnesota in the early 1960s was also the day my parents received their deportation papers. They had come to America from war-torn Korea on student visas that had run out. Laws at the time prohibited most Asians from immigrating, so they were told to leave, even with three American children. The 14th Amendment, with its guarantee that anyone born here is an American, protected my siblings and me from being countryless.
January 30, 2008 |
Mike Wallace is recovering from triple heart bypass surgery performed last week, CBS News said Tuesday. Wallace, 89, is already walking following the surgery Friday to bypass blockages near his heart. Doctors are calling the operation "a great success," the network said. Recovery from heart bypass surgery generally takes about six weeks. The veteran "60 Minutes" correspondent, who is essentially retired, recently interviewed Roger Clemens about allegations of steroid abuse.
December 4, 1989 |
A 26-year-old woman underwent what doctors said was the world's first heart-liver-kidney transplant Sunday. Cindy Martin of Archbald was listed in critical condition Sunday night, considered normal after a transplant operation, said Lisa Rossi, a spokeswoman for University-Presbyterian Hospital. The operation began at 7:35 p.m. Saturday and ended at 5 p.m. Sunday, Rossi said.
October 15, 2010
Jazz great Dave Brubeck was doing well Thursday after surgery at a Connecticut hospital to install a pacemaker, a spokesman said. Patrick Giblin, spokesman at Brubeck's alma mater, University of the Pacific in California, said Brubeck's doctors expect him to be ready to resume concert touring in November. The 89-year-old pianist had the surgery at Bridgeport Hospital on Monday after experiencing fatigue and dizziness at his home in Wilton, Conn. ?Associated Press Cristina claims age bias on job When Univision announced last August that "El Show de Cristina" (The Cristina Show)
October 4, 2009
The Senate Finance Committee put the final touches on its healthcare bill early Friday morning, and soon Democratic leaders will begin reconciling it with a more costly alternative approved by the Senate's health panel. When they're done, they'll face the toughest test yet for advocates of comprehensive reform: getting past a Republican filibuster on the Senate floor. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has threatened to invoke a procedure typically reserved for budget-related bills to allow healthcare legislation to advance with a simple majority, not the 60 votes required to end a filibuster.
April 14, 2013 |
The doctor who performed surgery on Kobe Bryant's ruptured Achilles' tendon said he expects the Lakers star to be back playing at some point next season. Speaking exclusively to The Times, Dr. Neal ElAttrache said Sunday that Bryant's competitive drive and mental toughness will give him an edge in recovering from an injury that figures to sideline him at least six to nine months. “I can point to all of the scientific aspects of the repair, but just as important if not more important is, who is that Achilles attached to?