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  • Mental illness sans cliches

    DENNY CRANE calls it "mad cow," but viewers of "Boston Legal" know William Shatner's character is in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. Another character on the show, Jerry Espenson (played by Christian Clemenson), has strange tics, can't keep his hands off his thighs, but, despite having obsessive-compulsive disorder, makes his living as a lawyer.
  • Umaru Yar'Adua dies at 58; Nigerian president

    Umaru Yar'Adua dies at 58; Nigerian president
    Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua, who died Wednesday night at 58, was a leader with the giant ambition of dragging Africa's most populous nation from a backward, corrupt state to an advanced global power. He was too ill and politically weak to attack...

    Whooping cough cases rise

    Reported cases of whooping cough have tripled since last year, according to state health officials, with the Central Valley, the San Francisco Bay Area and the Los Angeles region seeing sizable increases in patients. In California, there have been 584...

    Dogged efforts hit stubborn patterns of homelessness

    Dogged efforts hit stubborn patterns of homelessness
    Bobby Livingston couldn't sleep. The indoor quiet was unnerving, the softness of his mattress all wrong. For weeks after moving into Room 216 at the Senator Hotel, he found comfort only on a hard tile floor that felt reassuringly like the pavement....

    PASSINGS: Betty Ticho, Stuart Gavert, Peter Brunette, Sue Avery, Bill Dixon, John Bucalo

    PASSINGS: Betty Ticho, Stuart Gavert, Peter Brunette, Sue Avery, Bill Dixon, John Bucalo
    Betty Ticho Co-founder of L.A. County epilepsy group Betty Ticho, 89, a social worker who co-founded the Los Angeles County Epilepsy Society and served as its executive director for 30 years, died May 29 at Santa Monica Hospital of complications from...