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April 7, 2013 | By Susan Silk and Barry Goldman
When Susan had breast cancer, we heard a lot of lame remarks, but our favorite came from one of Susan's colleagues. She wanted, she needed, to visit Susan after the surgery, but Susan didn't feel like having visitors, and she said so. Her colleague's response? "This isn't just about you. " "It's not?" Susan wondered. "My breast cancer is not about me? It's about you?" The same theme came up again when our friend Katie had a brain aneurysm. She was in intensive care for a long time and finally got out and into a step-down unit.
March 28, 2014 | By Martha Groves and Laura J. Nelson
No tunnel has yet been bored. No station has been built. Not a single track has been laid. But even the most preliminary work on the long-awaited Westside subway appears to be rousing the latent forces of Not in My Back Yard. In Windsor Village, a homeowner who lives next to a construction staging area awoke at 3 a.m. one morning to the yells of workers and the beep-beep-beep of backing trucks. Now his breakfast room looks out on a 2 1/2-story sound wall hastily erected to contain the noise.
June 24, 1989
Trade Big Game James Worthy? Sell the farm first. DEBORAH PITTS La Canada
March 20, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan and Eric Pincus
Here's the Lakers' newest nightmare development, other than the play-so-terribly-they-miss-playoffs one they're living now. It starts with plenty of money to spend on free agents. And there's a player or two who can change a franchise. But he's also being recruited by the New York Knicks. Phil Jackson vs. the Lakers? Could easily happen. It won't be in July unless the Lakers show a renewed interest in Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony should he opt out of his contract. But next year, when Kevin Love and LaMarcus Aldridge could be available, the Knicks and Lakers will have plenty of money.
"Worry: Controlling It and Using It Wisely" By Dr. Edward M. Hallowell Random House Audiobooks Abridged nonfiction Two cassettes Length: Three hours $18 Read by the author Available in bookstores A senior lecturer at Harvard Medical School and the founder of the Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Health, Hallowell certainly knows his stuff. He should have let someone else read it for him, however. His manner and delivery border on bland.
November 5, 1988
This was to have been a new season for Terry Donahue. All the apprehension and nagging doubts that dogged him in past years had disappeared. No one called him the Wizard of Worry this season. With a soft schedule and a team loaded with talent, a national championship and Heisman Trophy seemed to be a certainty. But after the debacle at the Rose Bowl, maybe Donahue has been too complacent this season. According to the media, any team in the Pac-10 can beat any other conference team on a given Saturday.
September 13, 1986
Terry Donahue can relax now. His team won't be ranked No. 1 this year. With any luck, they will fall like boulders in the polls, and, if USC takes care of Illinois, the media spotlight will shift back across town where he prefers it. This may be an Excedrin 11 for Bruin fans, but rest assured, Terry is in clover. With the Oklahoma debacle, the last "gutty little Bruin" has resurrected the myth only he has any use for. Terry is a complicated guy. He shows signs of imagination. Give him a proposition and he sees all the possibilities, not all of them happy.
February 19, 2007 | Rosie Mestel, Times Staff Writer
Americans are awfully messed up about food -- so thinks Barry Glassner, USC sociology professor and author of "The Gospel of Food: Everything You Think You Know About Food Is Wrong." We imbue certain ingredients with an almost magical power to heal -- when, that is, we're not fearing them as poisons we must strip from our diet.
"Don't worry," might be the most common advice pediatricians dish out to parents struggling to raise baby. But according to a new study, parents do worry--about the wrong things. Mothers, for instance, worry more about whether their children will be kidnaped by a stranger than whether their children's school performances are satisfactory. They worry disproportionately more about sudden infant death syndrome, a rare phenomenon in which an infant stops breathing for unexplainable reasons.
May 13, 1991
We had one President who was a golfer and we lived through it; so why worry if we have another golfing President? MAC SENFIELD, Camarillo
March 13, 2014 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK -- The person who reported a gas odor to utility workers minutes before a fatal Manhattan blast also smelled gas the night before but did not report it, city officials said Thursday, an indication that several lives could have been saved had crews gone to the scene earlier. At a midday briefing 26 hours after the East Harlem explosion, Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed that at least seven people had died and more were missing.  "We are continuing rescue operations, hoping to find others still alive," he said.
March 13, 2014 | By Jessica Garrison
The first Zoila Meeks heard about pollution from a Vernon battery recycler was when workers showed up at her Boyle Heights home last month and asked to dig up her yard to test for lead. They found it, and now Meeks and dozens of other residents in this quiet neighborhood of tree-lined streets tucked near the Los Angeles River are left wondering whether their health has been threatened, and what is going to happen to their homes. "It's very scary," said Meeks, who has a 7-month-old daughter.
March 7, 2014 | By Karthick Ramakrishnan
Is the debate on affirmative action versus race-blind policies mainly about principle, or mostly about preserving narrow group interests? We are beginning to find out in California. A bill passed by the state Senate and pending in the Assembly would put a constitutional amendment on the ballot that would overturn portions of Proposition 209 to exempt public college and university admissions from the ban on racial, ethnic and gender preferences. There are principled reasons to support as well as to oppose affirmative action in higher education.
March 4, 2014 | By Stuart Pfeifer
Stocks surged Tuesday as traders celebrated reports of a softening of tension in Ukraine. The three major indexes were in positive territory, with the S&P 500 trading at a record high. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 192 points, or 1.2%, to 16,360 at 7:55 a.m. PST. The S&P 500 was up 24 points, or 1.3%, to 1,870 and the Nasdaq was up 73 points, 1.7%, to 4,350. Traders were buying on reports Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered troops participating in military exercises near the Ukraine border to return to their bases.
March 2, 2014 | By Anthony York
Gov. Jerry Brown said he wants to wait to see how experiments with marijuana legalization play out in Colorado and Washington before expanding access to pot in California. "How many people can get stoned and still have a great state or a great nation?" Brown asked, expressing some skepticism about legalization. "The world's pretty dangerous, very competitive. I think we need to stay alert, if not 24 hours a day, more than some of the potheads might be able to put together. " Brown made his comments during an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press" that aired Sunday morning.
March 2, 2014 | By Donie Vanitzian
Question: Is our homeowner association's board obligated to disclose legal actions to titleholders? Does the board have a duty to disclose the costs of legal fees incurred for such legal actions, or do we owners just sit back and wait to be slammed with several thousand dollars' worth of special assessments months or years later to cover those fees? Our pro forma annual report is sparse, so how can owners protect themselves from something like this? Answer: Owners should never sit back and wait to be slammed with assessments.
June 6, 1992
The worry some of us have about Ross Perot becoming President is that the "t" in Perot may change into an "n". TOM KILLGROVE Frazier Park
November 23, 1985
To all the young taxpayers who are worried about the Social Security going broke: Don't worry, only one in 10 retired workers live to collect anything. I know 10 people who have died within one year of retiring. Don't worry, your money will be there, if you live long enough. MARY E. CASSEL Lakewood
March 2, 2014 | By Julie Makinen
BEIJING - The headline news on state-run Chinese Channel 13 was juicy: A mining tycoon and 35 others had been charged with running a mafia-style enterprise in Sichuan province, gunning down enemies in the street, bribing people and operating an illegal casino. But viewers didn't have to just listen to police or prosecutors describe the evidence against the three dozen suspects: CCTV aired extensive clips of many of them, dressed in blue jailhouse jackets, admitting their misdeeds.
February 24, 2014 | By Joe Flint
Some small cable networks are worried that a combined Comcast and Time Warner Cable will make getting distribution more difficult. In a memo to his staff, Eric Sherman, chief executive of health and wellness channel Veria Living, said he is "not optimistic that this new development will be good for us or other independent networks. " Owned by Indian media giant Zee Group, Veria Living is a specialty channel that focuses on Eastern wellness practices. Its programs include "Got Zen?"
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