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August 16, 2010 | By Matt Donnelly, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Michael Douglas has a tumor in his throat and will undergo eight weeks of radiation and chemotherapy, his rep tells People. Doctors recently discovered the mass in the film star's throat, his representative said. A full recovery is expected. "I am very optimistic," Douglas said in a statement. It's been a tumultuous year for the actor, whose son Cameron was sentenced in May to five years in prison after pleading guilty to possession of heroin and distribution of crystal meth.
March 22, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - Pleading guilty to murder, a 35-year-old Mexican national admitted in federal court Friday that he killed two fellow drug gangsters by slashing their throats. Roberto Ochoa told District Court Judge Dana Sabraw that he suspected the two of having stolen their organization's profits from the sale of cocaine and methamphetamine. Ochoa was among 13 persons indicted in 2011 on charges of drug trafficking and money laundering. He is the eighth to plead guilty. Ochoa pleaded guilty to using a knife to slit the throats of Hector Gonzalez and Rodolfo Robles in San Jacinto.
February 6, 2013 | By Charlotte Stoudt
If you'd like to see some men getting naked to defend the Constitution, “The Deep Throat Sex Scandal,” now at the Zephyr Theatre, is just the ticket. Equal parts parody, courtroom drama and R-rated pep rally, David Bertolino's '70s docu-romp ends up playing as less than the sum of its parts. Which, just to be clear, are full frontal. The story of how a $25,000 porn film became a multimillion-dollar box office hit and a culture watershed has been repeatedly told in recent years: There's the terrific documentary “Inside Deep Throat,” the underappreciated “Lovelace: The Rock Opera” by the Go-Go's Charlotte Caffey and the upcoming Linda Lovelace biopic with Amanda Seyfried.
March 19, 2014
Dr. Hans von Leden Treated voice ailments in entertainers, attorneys, ministers and politicians Dr. Hans von Leden, 95, an ear, nose and throat specialist who taught at UCLA and USC and treated voice disorders in singers, attorneys, teachers, politicians, pastors and other professionals, died March 5 at his home in Los Angeles, his family announced. No cause was given. Known as a go-to doctor for entertainers stricken with laryngitis, Von Leden traveled to Las Vegas, Reno and elsewhere on short notice to relieve a singer's or actor's symptoms.
February 18, 1988 | United Press International
A woman who last month shared in a $700,000 California Lotto win was found dead in her home with her throat slashed, San Diego County authorities said today. Ann Marie Jenkins, 30, was found by her husband when he returned home from work about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. "No suspects have been identified and no motive is known," Lt. Bill Baxter said. Jenkins and her husband, Gary, won about $700,000 last month in the state Lotto game.
April 11, 1993
Enjoyed Lawrence Chua's review of "The Queen's Throat." Not the leanest prose I've read, though. I once heard Arthur Ferrante and Louis Teicher do Debussy's "Clair de Lune" on two nine-foot grands: two men chasing a butterfly with sledge hammers. FRED SCIFERS DOWNEY
July 5, 1989 | From Associated Press
A man trying to bench-press 295 pounds died after dropping the barbell on his throat, authorities said Monday. Richard Craig English, a 28-year-old house painter from Vancouver, died Friday at a hospital in this British Columbian city. He was working out alone at a health club and had previously refused offers to use "spotters" to monitor his lifting, Sgt. Doug Bond said. When a club staff member discovered English, "the barbell was across his throat and he was blue," Bond said Monday.
May 11, 1994
A 25-year-old man was killed Tuesday when he was stabbed in the throat in an alley in the 3400 block of West Canoga Place, near Del Monte Drive, authorities said. The Anaheim man, whose name has not been released, was treated at the scene by paramedics and taken to Anaheim Humana West Hospital just after 3 p.m., where he died. Police at the scene doubted the killing was gang-related, Sgt. Steve Rodig said.
January 28, 1988 | JOSEPH P. BELL
We had a house guest last week, a feisty 83-year-old who drives about the country every year visiting old friends and dispensing wisdom. The wisdom is usually couched in anecdotes full of heroes, villains and unsoftened opinion. He has decided--and he's probably right--that if you achieve 83, it is no longer necessary to carefully balance opinion in the interest of evenhandedness. He knows what he knows, and he believes what he believes.
November 26, 2009 | Bill Plaschke
Sometimes, late at night, her faith run ragged from trying to raise a voice from the dead, Kim Mallory sneaks away to listen to her dream. She clicks her son's old laptop to YouTube. She clicks to an old video of her son giving an interview. He is Stafon Johnson, a USC running back, speaking to a television reporter after scoring the first two touchdowns of his career. "He's stuttering, he's searching for the right words," she says. "He sounds just beautiful."
March 8, 2014 | By Dan Loumena
Milwaukee Bucks guard O.J. Mayo, a star in his one-and-done season for USC, has been suspended one game by the NBA for punching New Orleans Pelicans center Greg Stiemsma in the throat on Friday. Rod Thorn, president of basketball operations for the NBA, said in an official statement that Mayo "has been suspended one game without pay for forcibly striking" Stiemsma. Mayo, who will sit out the Bucks' game against the Washington Wizards on Saturday night, was assessed a flagrant foul 2 and ejected with 1 minute 52 seconds left in the first quarter after he punched Stiemsma, who had set what appeared to be a clean screen for teammate Anthony Morrow.
November 28, 2013 | By Ramin Mostaghim
TEHRAN -- The Iranian capital has long been known for its smog, but pollution in recent days has taken an eye-watering turn for the worse, hampering visibility and causing authorities to shutter schools and curtail the number of cars allowed in the city center. Children and the elderly have been told to stay indoors if possible, and the smog has forced even healthy residents to cut back on strolls and jogs. On Wednesday, only cars with license plates ending in even numbers were permitted on downtown streets.
November 8, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Developing wearable tech devices is all the rage these days. Think Google Glass eyewear, Samsung's smartwatch. Now comes an idea that may beat them all. Motorola, the Google-owned phone maker, has applied for a patent for a technology that would allow users to have microphones embedded in their throats. The mic tattoos would connect with users' mobile devices wirelessly, and, by being positioned close to a user's larynx, could pick up clearer audio than the regular microphones that we use today, Motorola says.
October 29, 2013 | By Frank Shyong, Hector Becerra and Jessica Garrison
Jesse Bracamontes is one of the legions of Sriracha hot sauce fans who squirts the bright red paste of peppers, garlic and spices on all manner of foods: pizza, take-out Chinese and even a plain bowl of noodles. But when the pungent Sriracha smell wafts into the frontyard of his Irwindale home, he says his nose runs and he feels a little sick. "It feels a little like pepper spray," he said. Bracamontes lives a short walk from Sriracha's bustling new plant in Irwindale, which can produce up to 200,000 bottles of the hot sauce each day. The company moved there last year in response to heavy global demand.
August 10, 2013 | By Elaine Woo
What do Richard Feynman , Willie Nelson, Frank Zappa and Boris Yeltsin have in common? The answer was embodied in a radiant, round-faced Siberian singer named Kongar-ol Ondar, whose voice was unlike any in the western world. Ondar was a master of throat singing, a vocal style native to his small Russian republic of Tuva. He mesmerized audiences with his ability to produce two or more notes simultaneously - a low, steady drone overlaid with higher pitched tones that to the unaccustomed ear sounded like a radio gone haywire.
June 18, 2013 | By Jean Merl and Joseph Serna, Los Angeles Times
A woman who was stabbed to death trying to flee her estranged husband in a quiet suburban neighborhood gave chilling accounts of harassment, threats and her deepening fears, according to documents filed in her divorce case. Michelle Ann Kane, 43, in April was granted a partial temporary restraining order against her husband of nearly 12 years and was seeking a more comprehensive domestic violence restraining order, scheduled for a hearing June 28. "'Go ahead and get a restraining order,'" she said her estranged husband told her after "threatening to have me whacked.
October 31, 2009
"Dexter": A review of "Dexter" in Thursday's Calendar section said John Lithgow's character had killed a woman by slashing her throat. The character cut her femoral artery, which runs into the thigh.
November 1, 1990
Loved "Mom Food"! I read it avidly, sometimes with a lump in my throat. The combination of affection, food, photographs was powerful. S.H. DAVIDSON, Long Beach
May 16, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Josh Hamilton said he was assured by doctors this week that the allergies that lead to occasional sinus and throat discomfort and dizziness were not caused or exacerbated by his heavy cocaine use from 2002-2005. "You have a hallway up the middle of your nose and sinus cavities on each side," said Hamilton, whose addiction to drugs and alcohol led to a ban from baseball from 2003-2005. "When you breathe air, it goes up and down the hallway. "Same thing when you do drugs, it goes up the hallway, not into the sinus cavities.
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