October 12, 2012 |
While the voters argued over who won which debate, while the presidential conventions produced their speeches, while Californians pondered tax initiatives and condom use in the pornography industry, and the shuttle Endeavour wowed us as it flew over our heads but angered the people on the ground whose trees would make way for its slow procession through Los Angeles, Andrew Lyon was out of the picture, thinking about issues as immediate as whether he...
April 19, 2010 |
"Miami Medical" CBS, 10 p.m. Friday, April 9 Episode: "88 Seconds" The premise: Kate Prentice (Erin Chambers) is a 23-year-old diabetic shot in the lower back by an ex-boyfriend. She is brought to the emergency room, losing blood and with her blood pressure having dropped to 70/40 despite the "wide open" administration of intravenous fluids. As Dr. Matthew Proctor (Jeremy Northam), chief of trauma surgery, probes the wound, Kate develops a potentially lethal heart arrhythmia (ventricular fibrillation)
September 26, 2012 |
Jamie McCourt, ex-wife of former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, has filed a motion to set aside the couple's divorce settlement, claiming he committed fraud by vastly understating the team's value. Jamie McCourt's attorney, Bertram Fields, told the Associated Press on Tuesday that she "thought very long and very hard about whether to file this motion" but after other means failed she was forced to return to court over the value of the team that sold for $2 billion in May. "Mr. McCourt got about 93% of the family assets, and Mrs. McCourt got about 7%," Fields said in a phone interview.
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August 1, 1987 |
Buffer, the Labrador retriever and constant companion of an Escondido quadriplegic, was alert, hungry and barking after unusual laser brain surgery in Orange County on Friday, but the operation did not go as planned. Dr.
November 21, 1987 |
Pathology tests on former House Speaker Thomas P. (Tip) O'Neill Jr. (D-Mass.) revealed that his bowel surgery was successful in removing all cancer and no further treatment will be needed, it was announced Friday. His tumor did not involve the lymph nodes or extend through the full thickness of the rectal muscle, said Dr. Richard E. Wilson, chief of surgical oncology at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
October 5, 2012 |
The Boston Red Sox thought Bobby Valentine would restore order to a coddled clubhouse that disintegrated during the 2011 pennant race. Instead, he only caused more problems. The brash manager was fired on Thursday, the day after the finale of a season beset with internal sniping and far too many losses. Valentine went 69-93 in his only year in Boston, the ballclub's worst season in almost 50 years. :: Sandy Alomar Jr. , who guided Cleveland in its final six games after Manny Acta was fired last week, interviewed to become the Indians' full-time manager.
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November 21, 1996 |
Almost as if they were mirror images, the two girls slowly walked toward each other, each touching her ear. "It almost brought me to tears," said Chris Fradkin, 43, who until that moment had worried that his daughter had been born into a life of loneliness and isolation. "It was a powerful image that I'll never forget." At that moment, Ruby Jaye Fradkin, who was then 18 months old, saw for the first time another child with a "baby ear."
December 13, 2009
Five years ago I purchased a photograph by the late Bradford Washburn, the uncontested pioneer of museum-quality aerial photography. Driving home and sneaking peeks of my new picture of mountaineers high on a glacier, I started wondering: If global warming is real, what does that icy scene look like now? The result of that question was three trips to Alaska, two trips to the Alps and a series of 15 comparison black-and-white photographs in an exhibit touring the country. I re-shot Washburn pictures from the 1930s and 1960s at the same altitudes and vantage points, and sometimes almost to the same day and minute.
October 1, 1998 |
Former Kansas City Royal relief pitcher Dan Quisenberry, a three-time all-star who ranks 13th on baseball's all-time save list, died after a nine-month battle against brain cancer Wednesday morning. He was 45. Quisenberry, who had checked into a hospital last week, returned to his home in Leawood, Kan., Friday to be with his family. "It's a sad day, but I just talked to his mom, who was there, and she said he went peacefully," said longtime friend Rich Fielder, who attended Costa Mesa High, Orange Coast College and La Verne College with Quisenberry, a native of Santa Monica.
October 10, 2011 |
There are very few specific details I remember about my experience with lung cancer, though it was just eight years ago. But there are some moments I will never forget. It has been difficult for me to put those into words; now, my words are needed only to point out a handful of scenes from the new movie "50/50" that artfully convey situations and emotions I could never quite express. It all started the summer before my senior year of high school and what seemed, at first, like a case of pneumonia that would not go away.