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October 29, 2005
Re "A Puzzling Trail to USC Baby Death," Oct. 25 I read your article on Holly Ashcraft with much sadness and frustration. As a woman who is undergoing fertility procedures with the hope of conceiving a first child, I admit I have no sympathy for her. She has been a resident of this city for the last few years, yet she didn't bother to call social services for assistance with her unwanted pregnancy. Unlike many young women, she had a support system of friends and extended family members but did not turn to them.
January 24, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
A strange combination of a Google glitch and Friday morning's Gmail outage appears to have led to a random Fresno man receiving thousands of unwanted emails. David S. Peck has been getting about 500 emails every hour due to a glitch in Google Search. When users search for " Gmail " and click on "Email," one of the top links, while logged into their Google accounts, a new email compose box opens up with Peck's email already entered into the recipient field.
September 25, 1990
Concerning Joseph N. Bell's Aug. 24 article objecting to the growing practice of restaurants forcing unwanted valet parking on the public, Mr. Bell should have had the fortitude to fight back. I wholly agree with Joe and The Times in deploring the practice, but both overlooked the obvious method of cure. It's very simple. Mention the offending restaurants by name. That would have ensured a fast cure and would also have been a very nice tit for tat. Joe would have been scratching that itch and The Times would have performed a public service for the majority of patrons at a possible very small cost in advertising.
January 12, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
TED LILLY , 38, starting pitcher Final 2013 stats: 0-2, 5.09 earned-run average, 1.61 WHIP, 7.0 strikeouts per nine innings, .242 opponent batting average. Contract status: Free agent. The good: In two of his five starts, he only gave up one run. Had a 3.38 ERA in two road starts. The bad: Plagued by injury most of the season, he was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on July 25, ultimately released and never picked up by another club. He battled a shoulder injury early and then a sore back.
March 25, 1989
The screams caused by unwanted kids are not silent. KRIS DABLIN Venice
July 3, 1990
In response to "Perform an Abortion, Go to Jail," editorial, June 18: In addition to the pending tragedy to poor women who cannot afford to leave Louisiana for an abortion, the taxpayers will pay to support thousands of unwanted children who most often are handicapped physically or mentally or both. Maybe the governor and the legislators have a secret plan to utilize these unwanted. BOB KERBER Oceanside
November 21, 1999
A letter writer attempts to legitimize the "gay panic" defense for murder (Letters, Nov. 14). This is a case of blaming the victim for his own death. Yes, we should expect a heterosexual man to react negatively to a sexual proposition from a gay man. But we cannot condone reacting with deadly force. If an unwanted sexual proposition could justify a deadly reaction, few heterosexual men would survive their unwanted advances on women. --DAVID E. ROSS Oak Park
April 12, 2009
Re: David Lazarus' consumer column "Tossing out junk mail's defense," April 8: I thought it ironic that the first two paragraphs answered the question at the end. Count me as one of those people who appreciate getting direct-mail solicitations. Like Marcy Clarke, I dump most of mine too. But like her, every once in a while I happen upon something that's interesting. And, really, how hard is it to toss a piece of unwanted mail, or hit the delete button for unwanted e-mail?
August 25, 1985
"TV Snubs Incense Birth Control Campaigners--Major Television Outlets Have Declined to Air Controversial Messages" by Elizabeth Mehren (Aug. 2)--the title describes the issue. Interestingly, networks air programs with sexy bedroom scenes without showing the results--perhaps unwanted pregnancy. Explicit sex on TV influences the youth; however, networks refuse to take responsibility. Among the developed countries, our unintended pregnancy rate is among the highest at more than 3 million a year.
July 8, 1989
It's a terrible irony that on the eve of our Independence Day the Supreme Court restricts the independence of half the citizens, and that the topic of desecration is centered on the flag while the desecration of women's bodies and lives through unwanted pregnancies is now certain. NANCY WILLIAMS Ventura
October 8, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
Unwelcome North American attention landed exclusively at the skates of goalie Jonathan Quick by virtue of his own-goal gaffe in the Kings' 3-1 loss to the New York Rangers on Monday. Of course, the road to the loss was hardly a one-man show, as Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell correctly noted. "If you watch the game, how well Quickie played. We played like beep in front of him," Mitchell said. "The shift before I think he made three pad saves that were incredible.
September 26, 2013 | By Angel Jennings and Ari Bloomekatz
Los Angeles County officials on Thursday plan to celebrate a former Safe Surrender baby's fourth birthday and launch a campaign to remind a new generation of mothers about the program. "Nicholas' fourth birthday is a reminder of the 109 precious lives saved by the Baby Safe Surrender program," county Supervisor Don Knabe said in a statement. The event comes weeks after a newborn boy was turned over at a hospital in Van Nuys under the program, which allows a parent to confidentially hand over an infant -- 3 days old or younger -- to any hospital emergency room or fire station in Los Angeles without threat of prosecution.
September 11, 2013 | By David Lazarus
Tammie, like many people, receives catalogs she doesn't want. Lots of them. She wants to know: How did these guys find her? And what can she do to get rid of them? Finding people is the easy part. Marketers routinely buy and sell mailing lists. There are also list brokers who make a living selling consumers' contact info, sliced and diced into every possible demographic and personal interest. ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions Getting rid of an unwanted marketer can be a chore.
March 24, 2013 | George Skelton, Capitol Journal
SACRAMENTO - The most courageous politician in California - probably the nation - is a Berkeley city councilman, Gordon Wozniak. His gutsy act: proposing that the government tax email. Yes, sacrosanct, time-gobbling, out-of-control email. "I got a lot of nasty emails nationally," he says. "You are making Berkeley look really silly," one person wrote. Another called him "the epitome of a communist - you and all your commy liberal idiots. " Wozniak, however, is certified brainy - a retired nuclear scientist, a futurist who, he admits, may be ahead of his time about taxing email.
January 19, 2013 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times
DALLAS - On one side of Young Street, volunteers from First Presbyterian Church of Dallas attempted to persuade gun owners to turn in their firearms. They would receive $50 to $200 - from donors - and know that their guns would be destroyed. Across the downtown street, members of the Right Group - formed to compete with the church event - set up in a rented vacant lot to urge visitors to resell their firearms rather than destroy them. They had signs reading "We pay more" and "Gun rescue.
December 24, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
This past weekend in Barbados, Rihanna was giving, and then she was nearly receiving - an unwanted visit from a swim-up stranger. The Barbadian pop star marked Saturday with a ceremony to commemorate her gift of $1.75 million worth of medical equipment to the island's Queen Elizabeth Hospital in honor of her grandmother, who died in June. The hospital's radiotherapy unit was renamed Clara Braithwaite Center for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine, recognizing Riri's " Gran Gran Dolly ," who succumbed to cancer.
November 18, 1990
"The Trials of Rosie O'Neill" won't change the world but it might, just might make a difference especially with the choice and handling of its peripheral topics such as unwanted pets and people crippled by the use of illegal drugs. Sonia Cauci, Norwalk
November 25, 1990
"The Trials of Rosie O'Neill" won't change the world but it might, just might make a difference, especially with the choice and handling of its peripheral topics such as unwanted pets and people crippled by use of illegal drugs. Sonia Cauci, Norwalk
December 7, 2012 | By Kenneth R. Weiss
It has been decades since the last major breakthrough of a popular, easy-to-use and effective form of birth control. The pill has been available since 1960 and the IUD since 1965. Condoms have been around for centuries, although today's latex versions are improvements over those fashioned from sheep guts. But some innovative research is underway in Kim Woodrow 's bioengineering lab at the University of Washington.  She and her students have produced electrically spun cloth with nanometer-sized fibers that can quickly dissolve and release drugs to prevent unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease.
September 22, 2012 | By Rene Lynch, Los Angeles Times
Holiday revelers can gain an average of 5 pounds each holiday season, according to studies and surveys. Trouble is, those who are overweight tend to gain more, and few of us ditch the extra poundage when the new year begins. (So much for all those resolutions.) It all adds up over time, leading to midsection sprawl. If you take a tip from Santa Monica food blogger Andrew Wilder to pause to consider what you are about to eat, you could save yourself plenty of excess calories. And that makes room to enjoy a treat that really counts, like a slice of mom's pumpkin pie. Here's a look at how overindulging in traditional holiday offerings can easily translate into 3,600 calories, or the equivalent of 1 pound: Four Candy Corn Oreos: 300 calories Three miniature Three Musketeer bars: 190 A second heaping of turkey, gravy and stuffing: 500 A second slice of pecan pie: 450 A second cup of eggnog: 350 A second slice of Christmas prime rib: 350 A second slice of Christmas fruitcake: 325 One extra Hanukkah jelly doughnut: 350 One extra potato latke: 250 Four extra glasses of Champagne punch on New Year's Eve: 500 - Rene Lynch
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