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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterTeresa Malof knew she wasn't in Kentucky anymore when a cleric issued a fatwa against her secret Santa gift exchange. Malof proposed the idea at the King Fahad National Guard Hospital, where she has worked for more than a decade. It was supposed to be...
Like most films that crisscross among a handful of city dwellers to mull contemporary ennui, "$9.99" is less than the sum of its parts. The connective tissue of its episodes and set pieces -- some of which pack a memorable punch -- is not a compelling...
Tags: Sex, Cinema Industry, Geoffrey Rush, Surgery, Bob Hoskins
Studs Terkel, who made his name listening to ordinary folks talk about their ordinary lives -- and who turned that knack for conversation into a much-honored literary career -- died Friday. He was 96. Terkel died of old age at his home in Chicago, his...
Tags: Surgery, Henry Kissinger, Bill Clinton, Ku Klux Klan, Polls
Science and medical leaders Judah Folkman, 74; groundbreaking cancer researcher (Jan. 14) Peter Staudhammer, 73; TRW engineer helped design the engine that landed astronauts on the moon Werner K. Dahm, 90; aerodynamics expert worked on the early...
Tags: Surgery, Polio, Applied Physics, Pathology, Brain
Special to The TimesDuring the last three years, I have climbed my mountain more than 50 times. It's my escape to a world devoid of human ingenuity. Between me and the pale moon overhead there is only air and the great distances of the universe, a fact that comforts me. I...
Times Staff WriterAn artery in Dr. David Ellis' heart had clogged. His cardiologists had recommended insertion of a stent — a tiny tube threaded through the clog to clear a pathway, like a tunnel through a mountain — rather than more invasive open-heart...
Fifth Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Health & Fitness to Feature Stage Demonstrations, Interactive/Sports Zones, Family Entertainment Oct 4-5 at USCLOS ANGELES, Sept. 23, 2003 – The fifth annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Health & Fitness will feature five stages offering a variety of activities, including interactive exercises, cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs, dance and musical...
Tags: HEARx Limited, Reggae (genre), Cancer, Surgery, Dancing
Times Staff WritersSen. John F. Kerry today accused President Bush of mishandling the war in Iraq and the battle against terrorism, painting a portrait of his rival as an isolated and stubborn man who has failed as commander in chief. Joined in Waterloo by four military...
Times Staff WriterTheir wives were close friends. Their Aspen vacation homes were a 10-minute drive apart. When one underwent heart surgery, the other kept vigil at the hospital. But whatever personal chemistry Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Michael Eisner and former...
The German literary critic Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) surely never set foot in a Dairy Queen, much less one in Archer City, Texas, Larry McMurtry's home town and, disguised as Thalia, the scene of his novels "The Last Picture Show," "Texasville" and...
Tags: Death, Surgery, Thalia, Walter Benjamin
Times Staff WritersFor years it has been a heartfelt cry: "This hospital desperately needs more money!" Whenever Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center is criticized, as it often is, the response from supporters is the same. They say Los Angeles County leaders never...
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