County lays unclaimed bodies to rest

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake The county cremates the unclaimed bodies, then keeps the remains in individual brown plastic boxes for two years in case family members come to retrieve them. Sometimes relatives come from out of state to claim the bodies, months or years after they die. After the two years – and often more years of paperwork – the ashes are finally laid to rest, even if it is in a common grave. “It gives you a thought that you’re helping someone less fortunate than you are,” Gaskin said. “I feel good by helping them.” On Thursday, while construction and cement trucks roared in the background, building a new East Los Angeles commuter-rail line, the Rev. Phil Manly delivered a 10-minute service over raw earth marked only by a small silver-color plaque that said “2001” – the year they died. “May their memories remain in our hearts and minds,” Manly said. He read from the 23rd Psalm, with its famous line about walking through “the valley of the shadow of death,” and scattered flower petals on the grave. Manly said he used the psalm because it is recognized by many denominations. Unclaimed deceased whose paperwork shows they were Roman Catholic are sent to a Catholic cemetery in Rowland Heights, Manly said, but for the others “we have no idea” of their faiths. Manly has performed the service for three decades. “I believe that everyone is special,” Manly said. “We’re all created in God’s image, and I think it’s a shame that people would die and no one would say anything over them.” At one end of the grave stood a wreath of roses, carnations and orchids provided by county Supervisor Don Knabe and his staff. Knabe this week took the unique step of having his Board of Supervisors colleagues formally recognize what he called “our fallen brothers and sisters of this county” with a prayer and a moment of silence. “It was the right thing to do,” said his spokesman, David A. Sommers. “In many cases, these are forgotten residents of the county and they can’t be forgotten any longer.” A dozen county employees and officials watched, including former county chief medical examiner Thomas Noguchi. The former “coroner to the stars,” whose “clients” included Janis Joplin, Natalie Wood and Robert F. Kennedy, is now state curator for unclaimed deceased. His job includes arranging for some of the bodies to be autopsied or used in medical schools for dissection. Because the bodies are unclaimed, none can be harvested for their organs because relatives must grant permission. The county performs an important service by arranging to bury the indigent, he said. “I think whether rich or poor, famous or not famous … it is very important that we do not lose the track of decency,” he said. Gaskin, the caretaker, says relatives are invited to visit and place flowers. On rare occasions, families have been able to scrape up the money for a plaque long after the burial has taken place. In one corner of the tree-dotted cemetery, for instance, on the grave for 1966, a small plaque noted that one of those buried there was Jeffery Lansdown, 5, a “beloved brother and son.” A photograph of a smiling, blond boy, his mother and other family members and a dozen fading and broken pinwheels surmounted the grave. “They come pretty often” to visit the grave, Gaskin said of relatives. A few hundred feet away, the county’s crematorium was busy, as it is daily, consuming the bodies of people who were unwanted, unknown or unfortunate. “Today is a slow day. We’re only doing six today,” Gaskin said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In life, they had names, histories, loved ones. But they had no money. So in death, all they have is a number on a metal plaque and space in a mass grave. A brief service was held Thursday for 1,619 people whose commingled ashes were placed in plastic bags and buried in an 8-foot-by-10-foot-by-6-foot pauper’s grave at Los Angeles County expense. They died in 2001 but their bodies had been unclaimed. About one in 10 was never identified. Others had no family. But far more often, relatives simply couldn’t afford the thousands of dollars to bury them, said Albert Gaskin, caretaker of the county plot where common graves have been dug annually for 80 years. Some 300,000 people are buried at the site adjacent to Evergreen Cemetery, beneath a scattering of slender trees. last_img read more

Photos: Former Warrior JaVale McGee selling L.A. mansion he bought from Marc Anthony

first_imgFormer Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee is selling his Encino, Calif. mansion for $3.3 million. He purchased the home in 2015 from singer Marc Anthony, reports the L.A Times.Click here if viewing from a mobile device.The Mediterranean-style six-bedroom, nine-bath home spans 6,263 square feet. It oozes home entertainment with indoor and outdoor bars, a recording studio, movie theater and pool, among many other amenities. McGee purchased the home in 2015 from the Grammy-award winning …last_img read more

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Zach Profit, Sept. 10

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We got spared. We got about an inch and a half, so it was not bad. It looks like there are quite a few more hurricanes off of the East Coast that might swing up this way. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens. I feel like we were lucky we didn’t get more rain. The rain may have knocked some more leaves off the beans.In Van Wert County there was one operation that grows early corn that started running. That is all that I know of. We were hoping that by the end of this week we could try it. We are definitely going to be ready to go soon.We can’t handle much more rain or it will get nasty. I have been scared all year that we are going to have a wet fall and it looks like it could be possible. In my short career, we have never had a really wet fall. I have heard stories but I’ve never experienced one and it seems like we may be due. I sure hope not. And I really don’t want wind. I know a lot of the local agronomists are harping on getting out and checking on stalk quality to get fields off earlier than normal. I know the popcorn guys definitely do not want wind. They may have a 6,000- or 8,000-pound crop out there but the fields look like that if you go out there and blow on them they might fall over.I have not seen much in the way of any ear rots. I am hoping we don’t have a vomitoxin issue and I think we had the right weather to get passed that and I don’t think ear rots will be any more of an issue than normal. In walking fields I haven’t seen much.We think we will have a sizeable amount of corn off before we run any soybeans. It may be the last couple days of September before we think about switching to beans. Last Friday some of our drier corn was down around 25% moisture. If we can get that down to 20% or 21% we’ll probably rip into it. We can handle that pretty well and with the warmer air outside it doesn’t cost much to dry it.Local basis on soybeans and drop charges are starting to get wild. Guys without storage could be in for an interesting fall. One place locally has a 40-cent drop charge. A local elevator told us there won’t be any free lunches this year. They are tight on storage already and they know there’s a big crop out there.last_img read more

Lionel Messi has injury scare after scoring 2 goals in Barcelona draw

first_imgGrambling’s Shakyla Hill gets 2nd career quadruple-double Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Barcelona’s winning streak in la Liga ended at eight matches in a row. It leads second-placed Atletico Madrid by six points before its closest title rival visits Real Betis on Sunday.TRADING BLOWSValencia took advantage of Sergi Roberto playing out of position as a fill-in left back for Jordi Alba. Daniel Wass led several attacks from Roberto’s side, starting with a pass for Dani Parejo to test Marc-Andre ter Stegen before Denis Chershev put the rebound off the post.Parejo started a move that produced Kevin Gameiro’s opener in the 24th minute when he tackled Messi. That sprung a counterattack led by Rodrigo Moreno, who slipped a pass forward to set up Gameiro.Parejo doubled the advantage from the penalty spot after Roberto knocked down Wass trying to dispute a cross.Valencia lost Gameiro to injury shortly after when the striker asked to be substituted after being shaken up when he knocked heads with Gerard Pique.Messi got his first goal from the penalty spot in the 39th after Nelson Semedo was fouled by Lato.Messi struck again in the 64th when Arturo Vidal laid the ball off for him on the edge of the area. Messi quickly unleashed a curling, left-foot strike around two defenders, who impeded goalie Neto from seeing the ball until it was too late to react.“We played at a good pace, counterattacked well, scored twice and could have scored more,” Parejo said. “The team’s performance was magnificent.”SEVILLE SLIDE Celta Vigo broke a five-match losing streak and escaped the relegation zone by beating Sevilla 1-0 at home thanks to Okay Yokuslu’s second-half goal.Fourth-place Sevilla has won only one of its last six league games.BASQUE DERBYReal Sociedad defeated Athletic Bilbao 2-1 to deal its northern Basque Country rival its first defeat since the arrival of coach Gaizka Garitano.Garitano had kept Bilbao unbeaten through seven league games since replacing Eduardo Berizzo in December.FAN VIOLENCEGetafe’s 0-0 draw at Levante was marred by 11 Getafe fans being arrested for provoking a clash with rival supporters outside the stadium in Valencia.Getafe, which condemned the violence, rose to fifth as the small Madrid-based club continued its impressive season on the field. LATEST STORIES US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Valencia at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)BARCELONA, Spain — Nothing can silence the Camp Nou crowd like the thought of an injury to Lionel Messi — especially four days before a clash against Real Madrid.So a chill ran through Barcelona’s supporters during the Spanish league match against Valencia on Saturday when Messi sat down on the sideline, his right leg stretched before him, and received a massage from a team trainer.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Little did it matter that the team’s all-time leading scorer had just struck two goals to lead Barcelona back from a two-goal deficit to secure a 2-2 draw. Any hint of Messi being sidelined with the season entering its critical phase with titles on the line immediately overshadowed yet another outstanding performance by the Argentine.Messi may have been hurt when Valencia defender Antonio Lato ran into him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe scare comes before Barcelona hosts Madrid in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semifinal.“Please don’t let it be anything serious,” Barcelona midfielder Carles Alena said. “We hope he will be back in full form on Wednesday.” ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Coach Ernesto Valverde said Messi was undergoing medical exams.“He is bothered by something, but we will have to wait to see what the doctors say,” Valverde said. “I imagine that it is not that bad.”Messi missed Barcelona’s first clasico against Madrid in October due to a broken right arm. His teammates did fine without him, routing their fierce rival 5-1 and sealing the fate of coach Julen Lopetegui.Madrid, however, is playing much better now. It has won four straight before hosting Alaves on Sunday.Before his fitness put a damper on a thrilling match, Messi extended his scoring run to nine straight games across all competitions. His double took his league-leading tally to 21 goals in 22 rounds.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusationslast_img read more

Monday Cheat Sheet: Everything That’s Gone Viral The Past 24 Hours (2/23/15)

first_imgScreen Shot 2015-02-21 at 10.09.04 PMTwitter/MiaKhalifaHere’s everything that has gone viral in college sports over the past 24 hours.1. Former Oregon player Kyle Long explained why he didn’t have to watch quarterback Marcus Mariota in the NFL combine over the weekend.2. Porn star Mia Khalifa poked fun at quarterback Jameis Winston for his slow 40-yard dash time.3. Louisville announced senior guard Chris Jones was dismissed from the team.4. Penn State’s Football team dropped an incredible dance routine at THON on Saturday.5. Ohio State football players reminded Michigan of the Buckeyes’ domination on the gridiron following its basketball loss.6. Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones made it clear over Twitter that he’s not impressed with the Knicks.7. Miami defensive back Antonio Crawford skipped practice and went on a Twitter rant.8. Nebraska students wore protective goggles at its basketball game to mock notorious Iowa eye poker Adam Woodbury.9. Detroit Lions’ Ndamukong Suh was at the Ohio State-Michigan game yesterday.10. Ohio State outside linebacker Jamarco Jones was disgusted with its performance and loss to Michigan.Video of the Day: Miami’s Phillip Dorsett Ran 4.33 40-Yard-Dash At Combine. Tweet of the Day: 4-Star Ohio State Commit JaQuan Lyle Was Very Excited To See Thad Matta On His TV.Turn on the TV and see this guy..makes me excited to be apart of something special..#BuckeyeNation ⭕️ pic.twitter.com/lo7oP969qO— JaQuan Lyle (@JMamba5) February 22, 2015Girlfriend of the Day: Michigan’s Spike Albrecht, who once tweeted at Kate Upton, hasn’t lowered his standards. He’s isn’t dating Charlotte McKinney, but he clearly wishes he was.Check Out Friday’s Cheat Sheetlast_img read more

Twelve minutes of yoga naturopathy can reverse loss of osteoporotic bone Doctor

first_imgNew Delhi: Twelve minutes yoga, naturopathy regimen can reverse the osteoporotic bones loss, informs doctors at public lecture at Safdarjung Hospital. “Yoga can be an effective tool to prevent the loss of the bone density with affects every third women in the city,” said doctors.”There has been adequate research on impact of ‘Yoga’ on all muscle and orthopedic ailment,’ said Dr Ramesh Kumar, Director, Central Institute of Orthopedics, Safdarjung hospital. He further added that sedentary lifestyle has made prone to the bone ailments, as every one need to be cautious about their diet and naturopathy (especially sun bath for 20 mins everyday) can put these disorder in bay. Speaking at the Public Lecture on Prevention of Osteoporosis, in Safdarjung Hospital, Dr Sujata George, Consultant-Physician, Yoga, said that there has been adequate research on impact of Yoga on osteoporosis. Yoga is also impactful in knee and joint pain and in backache. “Yoga helps in retaining bone density and it also helps to build and maintain bone mass. Yogic exercises place stress on the bones, which forces your body to build up more bone minerals. Yoga increases bone mineral density which decreases the risk of developing osteoporosis,” added Dr George. The doctors said that performing Yoga exercises such as Tadasana, Trikonasana, Vrikshasana and Suryanamaskar help not only in prevention of various orthopedic ailments but also help in recovery after of an orthopedic injury. This was evident at the lecture when a patient affected with backache performed these asanas. Prof Kumar added, “Yoga has been in our culture for years but there has been a big gap its adoption. Western countries like US have seriously adopted Yoga which is known as a trend setter in surgery, medicine and research. So, there is an influence of Yoga on health.” Prof Jugal Kishore, Director and HOD, Department of Community Medicine, Safdarjung Hospital, said that osteoporosis not only affects women but men as well. Men and women suffer fractures easily due to osteoporosis. This impacts quality of life of affected persons and their family. “Osteoporosis is related to genetic issues. Persons affected by osteoporosis are prone to fractures. Women whose uterus is taken out are also likely to be affected with osteoporosis. Children who consume steroids may also suffer with osteoporosis. Use of alcohol and smoking and people with rheumatoid arthritis are prone to the disease,” explained Dr Kishore.last_img read more

Phase I polls pass peacefully in Bengal

first_imgKOLKATA: The first phase of elections in Bengal passed peacefully in Alipurduar and Cooch Behar on Thursday, with above 80 percent voter turnout in both the Lok Sabha seats. However, there were a few stray incidents of clashes reported from the two constituencies.Bengal Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ariz Aftab, state ADG (Law and Order) Siddh Nath Gupta and Special Police Observer Vivek Dubey were of the opinion that the polls were peaceful and that prompt action was taken whenever a complaint was reported. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe police have arrested seven people from Cooch Behar and one from Alipurduar for trying to create disturbance during the voting process. Three FIRs have been filed for alleged vandalising of the vehicle of the All India Forward Bloc candidate at Mathabhanga in Cooch Behar, damaging an EVM at Dinhata and alleged violation of the Model Code of Conduct in Cooch Behar. During the day, a Left Front delegation led by senior CPI(M) leader Rabin Deb met the CEO and demanded a repoll in 170 polling booths, while BJP candidate from Cooch Behar Nisith Pramanik sat on a dharna in front of the DM’s office, demanding repoll in all 837 booths where there was no deployment of Central Forces. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayMeanwhile, Trinamool Congress Cooch Behar district president Rabindra Nath Ghosh alleged that BSF jawans had entered a booth which they are not entitled to as per the Commission’s rule. The Election Commission has sought a report from the IG, BSF regarding the complaint. Some EVMs were reported going defunct at Dinhata, whereas polling had to be called off at Sitalkuchi due to isolated skirmishes. The matter would be taken up during the scrutiny on Friday. The vehicle of Forward Bloc candidate Govinda Roy was vandalised at Mathabhanga and a case has been started against five accused persons regarding the incident.last_img read more

5 killed 15 hurt in separate road accidents in JK

first_imgBanihal/Jammu: Five people, including a policeman, were killed and 15 others injured when three private passenger vehicles skidded off mountainous roads and rolled down hills in separate incidents in Ramban and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir, police said Tuesday.Two people, identified as policeman Bittu Ram and a youth named Neik Ram, were killed and six others injured when a passenger cab fell into a deep gorge at Kanga near Ramban Tuesday, an official said. The vehicle was on its way from Sumber to Ramban, the busy town along Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, he said, adding that all the injured were rescued and two of them, Darshan Singh and his wife Deepa Devi, were referred to the Government Medical College Hospital in Jammu for specialised treatment.last_img read more