Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Obituaries Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by ByDaniel E. Slotnik Aug. 8, 2018 Many gamblers see roulette as a game of pure chance — a wheel is spun, a ball is released and winners and losers are determined by luck. Richard Jarecki refused to believe it was that simple. He became the scourge of European casinos in the 1960s and early ′70s by developing a system to win at roulette. And win he did, by many accounts accumulating more than $1.2 million, or more than $8 million in today’s money — until, that is, the casinos finally found a way to eliminate his edge. But no matter. By then he had filled his pockets and achieved a level of celebrity and was on his way to carving out a career in another arena of risk-laden wagering back in the United States — as a commodities futures trader. He died on July 25 at his … [Read more...] about Richard Jarecki, Doctor Who Conquered Roulette, Dies at 86
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"You don't write the Doctor any differently because she's a woman", Chibnall said. And she's not alone. Earlier this week we saw a teaser, which showed a whole lot of nothingness, and the Doctor being a ghost pizza delivery person, I guess? It bubbles out through words spoken in her native Yorkshire accent.In addition to its new ensemble, Season 11 will also feature a fresh take on the sonic screwdriver.Though change is built into the basic premise of the long-running BBC show Doctor Who, the series might be getting one of its most substantial overhauls to date.All we know so far is their names - Yasmin, Ryan and Graham - and the fact that they have some sort of connection to the Doctor. "I think audiences are really going to fall in love with her this year".Who fans got their first glimpse of the new Doctor last week when a Doctor Who teaser dropped during the World Cup."It's 10 standalone episodes, there's no two-parters or anything like that", Chibnall, who became another new aspect … [Read more...] about Thousands greet new ‘Doctor Who’ at Comic-Con
The doctor is in. Long-running BBC sci-fi series "Doctor Who" has dropped its first look at Jodie Whittaker as the title character. A previous trailer showed Whittaker in clothing that was not part of her official Doctor Who outfit. Whittaker is the 13th Doctor Who in the show's history, and the first female Doctor Who ever. The actress is taking the reins after Peter Capaldi wrapped Season 10 in July. The "Doctor Who" Twitter account posted a photo of Whittaker with the tag line, "New series. New Doctor. New look!" In the photo, Whittaker wears teal culottes with suspenders underneath a beige trench coat. She stands in front of the iconic TARDIS (a time machine called Time And Relative Dimension In Space) from the show. In Season 11, Whittaker will be joined by cast mates Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill. "Doctor Who" first made its debut on British television in 1963. Whittaker's casting has stirred some controversy. She told the Radio … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo First look: See Jodie Whittaker as Doctor Who
FILE - MARCH 14: Renowned British Physicist Stephen Hawking has passed away at his home in Cambridge, March 14, 2018. NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 12: Professor Stephen Hawking onstage during the New Space Exploration Initiative "Breakthrough Starshot" Announcement at One World Observatory on April 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images) FILE -- Physicist Stephen Hawking is shown in this undated file photo. The author of ``A Brief History of Time'' also manages to hold the attention of Bart Simpson, a British newspaper reported Sunday. The Independent on Sunday reported Hawking flew to Hollywood last week to film an episode of ``The Simpsons,'' which is to be broadcast in the spring. (AP Photo/PBS) (FILES) In this file photo taken on April 26, 2007 and released by Zero G, British cosmologist Stephen Hawking experiences zero gravity during a flight over the Atlantic Ocean. "It was amazing ... I could have gone on and on," Hawking, 65, said after … [Read more...] about Stephen Hawking, physicist who came to symbolize the power of the human mind, dies at 76
TRUE CRIME: The 'shell shocked' father who drowned two of his sons in Indiana Harbor All day thousands of parents who lost their sons shuffled into the East Chicago morgue and looked at the drowned boys with matching blue-gray eyes, though none could identify them.The first boy was found Feb. 22, 1928, and the second March 1 — both within 100 yards of each other in the Lake Michigan-Calumet River canal, according to Times archives. They wore matching blue-grey woolen suits, red-lined black chinchilla coats and dark brown leather gloves. The boys' bodies were trussed with wire when pulled from Indiana Harbor in the winter of 1928.The second boy's discovery confirmed for police the near-identical looking youths – almost certainly brothers – were murdered, perhaps kidnapped and killed after a ransom went unpaid.The truth came from the forlorn figure who haunted the morgue every evening after the bodies' discovery.George Chisholm, a 35-year-old World War I veteran … [Read more...] about TRUE CRIME: The ‘shell shocked’ father who drowned two of his sons in Indiana Harbor
ST. LOUIS • Last April, Harald Boerstler went in for his annual checkup. Among the results: an elevated protein level in his blood that could signal prostate cancer. The doctor told Boerstler high readings do not always signify cancer and he could wait and have the test run again or have a biopsy, a process of going through the colon to make 12 needle injections into the prostate for samples. It would require taking antibiotics beforehand and local anesthesia during the procedure. Boerstler, 52, wanted to rule out cancer as quickly as possible. He was starting a new job the next month. Peace of mind trumped any trepidation about an invasive procedure. On May 1, his first day on the new job with an architecture firm, Boerstler’s phone rang. It was the urologist to whom his doctor had referred him, and he had bad news: The biopsy revealed prostate cancer. It was invasive and aggressive. Lymph nodes near the prostate in addition to nerves connected to the gland would have to … [Read more...] about His doctor said it was cancer. It wasn’t. But the lab mix-up news came too late.
ST. LOUIS • Last April, Harald Boerstler went in for his annual checkup. Among the results: an elevated protein level in his blood that could signal prostate cancer.The doctor told Boerstler high readings do not always signify cancer and he could wait and have the test run again or have a biopsy, a process of going through the colon to make 12 needle injections into the prostate for samples. It would require taking antibiotics beforehand and local anesthesia during the procedure. Boerstler, 52, wanted to rule out cancer as quickly as possible. He was starting a new job the next month. Peace of mind trumped any trepidation about an invasive procedure. On May 1, his first day on the new job with an architecture firm, Boerstler’s phone rang. It was the urologist to whom his doctor had referred him, and he had bad news: The biopsy revealed prostate cancer. It was invasive and aggressive. Lymph nodes near the prostate in addition to nerves connected to the gland would have to be … [Read more...] about His doctor said it was cancer. It was not. But the lab mix-up news came too late.
By Susan Abram | [email protected] | Daily News PUBLISHED: June 2, 2014 at 11:05 pm | UPDATED: August 28, 2017 at 7:43 am As a resident physician in Havana, Hamlet Garcia Peña was trained to heal and even perform delicate eye surgery if needed. But after he came to the United States, Garcia Peña worked with his hands to remove lead and asbestos from old rooftops and pack boxes into trucks, as well as assisting nurses in a home for people with mental illness. At one point, he even sold cars in the San Gabriel Valley. “I came here to be a doctor. I always had that on my mind,” Garcia Peña, 33, said recently. “But I didn’t have the time to study or the money to buy the books.” Garcia Peña is one of thousands of doctors born and trained in foreign countries who come to the United States, hoping to continue practicing medicine here. But instead of practicing medicine, many end up in low-paying jobs hoping to save enough money to take exams, … [Read more...] about How a UCLA program is training foreign, immigrant doctors to work in the U.S.
1 of 18 View 18 Items Family photo Parker Stewart poses for a photo with his wife, Madilyn Stewart. Related Links He overdosed on drugs, went into cardiac arrest, then was using again the next day: Finding a solution to opioid addiction The untold story of how Utah doctors and Big Pharma helped drive the national opioid epidemic How pain pills took a Mormon mom to the depths of opioid addiction and back again Editor's note: The illicit drug trade is undergoing a seismic shift, with Utah in the middle of the deadly impact of opioids. But opioid use is having an impact even when the use is as prescribed, as this latest story in an ongoing series of stories about the opioid epidemic reveals. SALT LAKE CITY — Three days after having his tonsils removed, 21-year-old Parker Stewart's recovery was going well and he was in good spirits. He visited his family's house, where he good naturedly teased his little sister, who had had a … [Read more...] about ‘We are killing innocent people’: Stunned doctor warns of opioid danger, even when taken as prescribed
As an administrative law judge hearing worker’s compensation cases in Wisconsin for three decades, Joe Schaeve said he often knew how certain doctors hired by employers and insurance companies would rule even before opening their reports. “It winds up with the doctor saying ‘Not work related’ or ‘It’s all in his mind,’ ” said Schaeve, who retired in May. “You can almost sense it coming when you spend 30 years reading these reports.” Schaeve said a few of the experts’ opinions were so predictable that “it’s almost a waste of time to read the report because you know what it’s going to say.” The opinions came from “independent medical examiners,” or IMEs. These doctors are hired by employers or insurance companies seeking to dispute claims for lost wages, extent of disability, loss of earning capacity and necessity for treatment. Such claims can cost hundreds of thousands of … [Read more...] about Long-time judge: Some ‘independent’ doctors routinely rule against injured workers