Funeral to be held for baby

first_imgALHAMBRA – Police continued an intense investigation Monday to find the mother who recently abandoned her newborn child near the railroad tracks here, while members of a local church prepare to bury the infant they named Therese Rose. St. Therese Catholic Church will host the funeral for the baby girl at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The child’s death has “wounded” the community, said Father Jan Lundberg, a priest at the church. “When somebody does something like this, the people feel a gaping wound has been opened in our community,” Lundberg said. “They need healing. Also, this baby needs to be memorialized. She was thrown away, basically.” According to Alhambra police, baby Therese Rose, umbilical cord still attached, was tossed over a chain link fence along Front Street, just east of Mission Road, and dropped about 50 feet to the recessed railroad tracks. There, railroad employees found her dead at about 12:30 p.m. March 12. Monday, Alhambra police Chief Jim Hudson said he was seeking information about the people responsible for the crime. “Someone in Southern California knows,” Hudson said. “Someone has a sister, an aunt or a daughter who was pregnant and does not have a child. … That someone needs to do the right thing.” Anyone with information about the baby’s death is asked to call (626) 570-5168. Hudson said investigators have chased more than 50 leads in the case, but no suspect has been identified. The child is either Caucasian or Hispanic, police said. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office has not determined the child’s cause of death. The mother made a tragic mistake, and now has the opportunity to also do the right thing by turning herself in, Hudson said. The chief said he’s confident authorities will find the person responsible for the baby’s death. There has been an outpouring of grief from the community in response to the baby’s death, Hudson said. A candlelight vigil is planned for 7 p.m. this evening at the intersection of Front Street and Primrose Avenue. Denise Lopez, a member of St. Therese’s Respect Life group, said she was devastated when she heard about the abandoned baby. Under California’s Safe Haven law, anyone can surrender a newborn baby to any hospital, fire station or police department without fear of investigation, she said. It’s important to provide a funeral and burial for the baby girl, she said. “We believe life is a gift from God, and death is also part of the process,” Lopez said. “We have to respect the birthing and dying process by doing it in the correct way and not just disposing of the body.” Lundberg said Pierce Brothers Simone DuBois Mortuary in San Gabriel and Resurrection Cemetery in Montebello are waiving their costs for the funeral and burial. “The culture of life needs to reassert itself … to help people get their priorities straight,” he said. Life is important and is not to be “thrown away,” he said. [email protected] (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4461 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Arsenal target hints at switch, Man United eye Danish star, Zlatan’s next move

first_img moving on targets 3 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland LIVING THE DREAM targets Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer 3 Transfer gossip on talkSPORT.com RANKED The 23-year-old Mexico international, who impressed at the World Cup and against Spurs in the Champions League, has told talkSPORT he ‘likes’ Manchester United ‘a lot’ – FULL STORY Nicolas Anelka – the former Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Bolton striker – is in talks over becoming a youth coach at Lille. (L’Equipe) LATEST IN DEMAND 3 Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is refusing to meet with the club and is planning on taking the Blues to court to ensure he is paid the rest of the salary, having been sacked as manager with one year left to run on his contract. (Sky Sports)Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente has told talkSPORT he would ‘love’ to return to Spain having struggled for first-team chances at Spurs – FULL STORYLille winger Nicolas Pepe has welcomed the speculation linking him with a move to Arsenal. (London Evening Standard) REVEALED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Former Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has confirmed he will NOT be joining a European club on loan during the MLS off-season. (Daily Mirror)The Red Devils are considering a move for 22-year-old Sampdoria defender Joachim Andersen. (La Republica)Southampton are preparing a £15million move for 24-year-old Japan international striker Shoya Nakajima – FULL STORYPSV forward Hirving Lozano says he would ‘love’ to play for ‘one of the Premier League’s big clubs’. (ESPN) Nicolas Pepe is wanted by Arsenal boss Unai Emery Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Here are the biggest transfer rumours and other football stories from Thursday’s newspapers and online… Sampdoria’s young Danish talent Joachim Andersen Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Latest talkSPORT.com exclusives and football headlines:Tony Cascarino claims Liverpool have no plan B under Jurgen KloppDavid Seaman claims Spurs are ‘not a million miles’ away from winning trophiesThe former goalkeeper believes Wayne Rooney MUST start in England’s friendly game against the USAPhil Thompson blasted the attitude of Liverpool players during their Red Star Belgrade defeatAdrian Durham admits he is struggling to take Tottenham Hotspur seriously as a football club after their win over PSVManchester United and Chelsea are reportedly keeping an eye on Leon BaileySpurs, Real Madrid and Barcelona target Milan Skriniar is worth €100m to Inter MilanEverton will move for ex-Man City forward and allow Tosun to rejoin BesiktasWest Ham are ready to battle it out with Everton for Shinji Kagawalast_img read more

Europa: The Link Between OOL and SETI

first_imgWhy would searchers for extraterrestrial intelligence be interested in Europa?  After all, despite the movie 2010 command to “attempt no landings there,” no astrobiologist believes it could host anything more than primitive life – certainly no one who could send messages to us.    Cynthia Phillips, a principal investigator for the SETI Institute, explained the connection between origin of life studies and SETI in an article on Space.com:Starting work on a Europa mission now, as suggested by the Solar System Exploration Roadmap, is the right thing to do.  Europa’s interior ocean may be the best environment for life in the solar system beyond planet Earth.  There is a substantial scientific basis to believe that Europa has the fundamental ingredients necessary for life: water, organic molecules, a chemical energy source, and a stable environment.  Understanding Europa’s potential for life brings us closer to addressing one of the most fundamental scientific questions that humans can ask: Are we alone in the cosmos?  It is only by committing the time and resources to a capable Europa mission that we will be able to begin to answer this essential question.The Lunar and Planetary Institute recently issued its Solar System Exploration Roadmap, suggesting missions that NASA should consider for the next 30 years.  It focuses on the theme of habitability, indicating the importance that the search for life has in the minds of planetary scientists.  Not surprisingly, a Europa orbiter is one of the flagship missions in the plan.Notice the assumptions implicit in her answer.  Cynthia Phillips, like most astrobiologists, believes that environment produces life.  Provide water, heat, stability and organic molecules, and these are not only necessary conditions for life, but sufficient ones as well.  A second assumption is that life not only emerges from suitable environments, but evolves into complex life, and then to sentient beings who can communicate with us.  These are assumptions, not scientific demonstrations; in fact, they are contrary to good lab science.  The only thing about these assumptions demonstrated in the lab is their falsification.    SETI and OOL people should never assume that finding life on another world will disprove religion.  Many theologians for millennia have anticipated finding life beyond the Earth.  Indeed, in the 17th and 18th centuries, it was uncommon not to believe in it.  The same debates over whether natural forces alone are sufficient to produce specified complexity will go on if life is found.  Only the location will change.  Most likely, Europa, Titan, and Mars will all prove a disappointment.  The debate is too important to delay for 30 years to look at Europa.  Evolutionists need to engage this debate on Earth and not displace it to a distant world.(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more


first_imgDefinitionDiskitis is swelling (inflammation) and irritation of the space between the bones of the spine (intervertebral disk space).Alternative NamesDisk inflammationCauses, incidence, and risk factorsDiskitis is an uncommon condition. It is usually seen in children younger than age 10.Diskitis can be caused by a bacterial or viral infection, or it can be caused by other inflammation, such as from autoimmune diseases (conditions in which the immune system mistakenly attacks certain cells in the body). The upper back (thoracic) and low back (lumbar) disks are most commonly affected.Diskitis can also be confused with problems related to hip pain.SymptomsAbdominal painBack painDifficulty getting up and standingIncreased curvature of the backIrritabilityLow-grade fever (less than 102 degrees Fahrenheit)Recent flu-like symptomsRefusal to sit up, stand, or walk (younger child)Stiffness in backSigns and testsBone scanCBCESRMRI of the spineX-ray of the spineTreatmentThe goal is to treat the cause of the inflammation and reduce pain. Your child may receive antibiotics if the health care provider suspects an infection. Autoimmune diseases are often treated with anti-inflammatory medications.If the condition does not improve, steroids may be given, although an infection should be ruled out first. Pain may be relieved with painkillers (analgesics) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS). Talk to the health care provider about the best choice of medications.Bed rest or immobilization (which may require a brace) may be recommended in some cases.Expectations (prognosis)Children with an infection should fully recover after treatment. Chronic back pain from this condition is very rare.advertisementIn cases of autoimmune disease, the outcome depends on the condition. These are often chronic illnesses.ComplicationsPersistent back pain (rare)Side effects of medicationsCalling your health care providerCall your health care provider if your child has persistent back pain or problems with standing and walking that seem unusual for his or her age.ReferencesSpiegel DA, Dormans JP. Disk space infection. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 19th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 671.7.Gutierrez KM. Diskitis. In: Long SS, ed. Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone; 2008:chap 82.Review Date:8/11/2012Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.last_img read more