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  • Amy Winehouse enters rehabilitation facility for drug addiction, her record company says

    Amy Winehouse enters rehabilitation facility for drug addiction, her record company says
    Amy Winehouse, beset by allegations of substance abuse, entered a rehabilitation facility Thursday to battle drug addiction. The announcement came just days after the 24-year-old singer was pictured in British tabloid The Sun inhaling fumes from a...
  • State economy improving, Gov. Crist tells Panhandle audience

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- Gov. Charlie Crist told Panhandle residents on Tuesday that Florida's economy appears to be recovering. In a town hall-style meeting, Crist touted legislators' work on the state's $65 billion budget and their work to trim state...
  • Homestead fruit stand celebrates 50 years

    Homestead fruit stand celebrates 50 years
    Robert is here, and he's been here for more than five decades. Officially established in 1960, the Robert Is Here fruit stand is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Robert Moehling, who's been running the stand since he was 6 years old, can still...
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prizes' Announces Kirsch Award Winner Maxine Hong Kingston

    NEW YORK, (February 28, 2008) Maxine Hong Kingston has been named the winner of the 28th annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes' Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement. The award was announced tonight along with the names of the 45 finalists for...
  • There's more to like than speed in Daytona Beach

    There's more to like than speed in Daytona Beach
    Daytona Beach, of course, is all about speed. That's obviously the case Sunday, when the flag drops on the Daytona 500. Don't look around for me. As a longtime visitor to Daytona Beach, the last time I ventured anywhere near the Daytona International...
  • Los Angeles Times Names Book Prize Winners For 2008

    LOS ANGELES, April 24, 2009 On the eve of the nation's largest public literary festival, the Los Angeles Times (latimes.com) tonight honored the year's most accomplished authors with its 29th Annual Book Prizes (www.latimesbookprizes.com) ceremony at...
  • Cultural Ties Keep Some Women from Care

    Cultural Ties Keep Some Women from Care
    Fear and modesty kept Diana Awada of Dearborn, Mich., from getting a mammogram. Four times she made an appointment, and four times she canceled. Getting your breasts checked for signs of cancer wasn't something many women in Awada's Arab-American...
  • Older volunteers do good for schools and for their own health, studies find

    Older volunteers do good for schools and for their own health, studies find
    Three days each week, Frances Gill immerses herself in a third-grade classroom in West Baltimore, usually plopping down next to a small figure working diligently to do a math problem or write a sentence. For 15 hours a week, she helps out at James Mosher...
  • Why Loneliness is Bad for Your Health

    Why Loneliness is Bad for Your Health
    When all is said and done, the best guarantee of a long and healthy life may be the connections you have with other people. John Cacioppo, a neuroscientist at the University of Chicago and coauthor of a new book, "Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for...
  • Testing could save athletes young and old

    Testing could save athletes young and old
    It's the time of year when school sports start gearing up for fall with two-a-day football practices, afternoon soccer scrimmages and long cross-country runs. Unfortunately, it's also the time of year when we start hearing about young athletes—...
  • Having children adds stress to marriage

    Having children adds stress to marriage
    Having a baby is not the ticket to marital bliss. Indeed, 90 percent of couples say the quality of their relationship declined after their first child was born. That should come as no surprise to all of us who have been through the first-baby blues, what...