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March 31, 1998 | From a Times Staff Writer
The state Assembly gave final passage Monday to a bill granting women in managed health care plans direct access to obstetricians and gynecologists. The legislation, which allows women in such plans to bypass their primary care physicians to receive care, goes to Gov. Pete Wilson. It has Wilson's approval "in concept," a spokeswoman for the governor said. The measure (AB 12) by Assemblywoman Susan A.
January 17, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- More than a year after campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee was ordered to repay $10.5 million she embezzled from the accounts of dozens of politicians, including U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, federal officials say they have only been able to recover $94,468.60 from liquidation of her assets to go to restitution. In November 2012, Durkee was sentenced to eight years in federal prison and ordered to repay the money she stole from 77 victims, mostly politicians from California, including the campaign committees of Feinstein and Democratic Reps.
May 3, 2002
How the California delegation voted on the farm bill approved Thursday by the House: Republicans voting yes: (9) Mary Bono (Palm Springs), Randy "Duke" Cunningham (San Diego), Wally Herger (Marysville), Stephen Horn (Long Beach), Duncan Hunter (Alpine), Doug Ose (Sacramento), Richard W. Pombo (Tracy), George P. Radonovich (Mariposa), William M. Thomas (Bakersfield). Democrats voting yes: (8) Joe Baca (Rialto), Gary A. Condit (Ceres), Bob Filner (San Diego), Grace F.
May 22, 2003 | From Associated Press
The House voted Wednesday to prohibit schools from making children with behavioral problems take medication in order to attend class. Under the bill, passed 425 to 1, states receiving federal education money must make sure that schools do not coerce parents into medicating their children. "School personnel may have good intentions, but parents should never be required to decide between their child's education and keeping them off potentially harmful drugs," said Rep. Max Burns (R-Ga.
June 2, 1999
California law requires that hospitals provide medically necessary care to patients who show up in their emergency rooms. But it's a hollow obligation, no matter how willing the hospital, if the doctors don't show up. As a Times report showed Tuesday, medical specialists including plastic surgeons and orthopedists have increasingly rebelled against the failure of managed care companies to pay them by refusing to care for emergency room patients--even insured ones.
Speaking to 2,500 Marines, Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday that despite "a certain amount of hand-wringing in some quarters" about President Bush's "axis of evil" comment, he believes that most Americans admire Bush's tough talk. "Most Americans find it reassuring to have a commander in chief who speaks the truth and means exactly what he says," Cheney said during a speech on the tarmac at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.
February 21, 2003
The death of Baltimore Oriole pitching prospect Steve Bechler, 23, who was reportedly using an ephedra supplement to lose weight, was major sports news. If investigators tie Bechler's death to the stimulant it will not be a shock. Consumer groups and the federal government have linked a long string of deaths and injuries to the product, a sort of natural mini-amphetamine derived from a Chinese herb.
March 20, 1998 | Capitol Alert News Service
A rent-skimming scam that appears to be on the rise in Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties has triggered a state bill that would help protect homeowners if their homes end up in foreclosure. The bill, sponsored by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office and carried by Assemblywoman Susan A. Davis (D-San Diego), who chairs the Consumer Protection Committee, would prevent squatters from claiming rights to vacated homes.
November 27, 2012 | By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
SACRAMENTO - Former campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee agreed Tuesday with a recommendation by federal prosecutors that she be sentenced to eight years in prison for stealing $7 million from as many as 50 political clients, including U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Such a punishment "is a just and appropriate sentence," says a court filing by Durkee's attorney, Daniel V. Nixon, on the eve of her sentencing. The 15-page filing, set to be considered Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller in Sacramento, is the first detailed explanation Durkee has offered about what happened to the money she stole.
December 31, 2003
The Bush administration's announcement that it plans to ban ephedra came several weeks after lawsuits forced Metabolife, the last major manufacturer of products containing the risky drug, to stop selling ephedra products. It's a classic case of closing the barn door long after the cows have ambled on. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson said he decided to announce the ban now -- the government's first-ever on a dietary supplement -- so that people making New Year's weight-loss resolutions wouldn't be tempted to try "speed"-like ephedra, long sold as an exercise and weight loss aid. The obvious question is, why did he wait so long?
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