February 16, 2011
Super-computer Watson soundly defeats the humans on Day 2 of the "Jeopardy!" challenge. What will happen in the final round? ( Los Angeles Times ) CBS News' Lara Logan is recuperating after a horrific attack in Egypt. ( Los Angeles Times ) Two years after her death, Liam Neeson is finally talking about losing Natasha Richardson. ( Los Angeles Times ) Lady Gaga claims she was in her Grammys egg for 72 hours. Others say she's full of gaga. ( Radar Online )
September 13, 2012 |
The robot, sitting quietly in a corner, suddenly hums to life and rolls down the hospital corridor on three wheels. Perched atop the sleek machine is a monitor showing the smiling face of Dr. Paul Vespa, the physician who's piloting the rover from miles away. He can pull up to a patient's bedside, ask questions, observe symptoms and even use a stethoscope. "People forget that you're on the robot, and you forget that you're on the robot," says Vespa, a neurocritical care specialist at UCLA who uses the device to consult in other hospitals and check on UCLA patients from home.
May 8, 1986
The sixth parole bid by Charles (Tex) Watson, a Charles Manson follower convicted in the murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others, was rejected. A three-member Board of Prison Terms panel unanimously refused Watson's plea for freedom, citing the "heinous, atrocious, cruel" nature of the 1969 slayings. "You became not only like him (Manson), but worse. You inflicted 156 stab wounds, he didn't," panel member Ray Jauregui said.
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July 30, 2009 |
Martha B. Watson Stern, the owner of a Texas kennel where President Obama's dog, Bo, was bred, died of kidney failure July 21 at a hospital in Charlottesville, Va., where she and her husband, Art, had a summer home. Stern, who drew attention in April as breeder of the Portuguese water dog that became the Obama family's pet, was 72. -- email@example.com
October 18, 1998
Patt Morrison is correct in saying that the J. Paul Getty Museum should buy the Watson brothers' photo collection ("Preserving L.A.'s Family Album," SoCal P.O.V., Sept. 6). I recently called the Getty looking for photos for a research project I'm working on. They tried to be helpful, but their photography on Los Angeles is substantially limited. Mike Valent Carpinteria
October 1, 2009 |
SAN RAMON, Calif. -- Major oil company Chevron says its board has promoted vice chairman John S. Watson to serve as chairman and chief executive. The 52-year-old Watson will succeed David J. O'Reilly, 62, who is retiring from the company after 41 years, including 10 years as chairman and chief executive. George L. Kirkland, 59, will replace Watson as vice chairman. Kirkland currently serves as executive vice president of global upstream and gas. Chevron Corp. is based in San Ramon, Calif.