Fatal crash victim ID’d

The Ukiah Daily Journal
May 17, 2008

The Mendocino County Coroners Office has identified the woman killed Tuesday night when her sports car collided with a tree off Highway 101 south of Hopland.

Deborah Laseter, 53, of Ukiah, was southbound on Highway 101 at around 6 p.m. Tuesday in the northbound lane when she was spotted  by  a  Napa  County  state firefighter  who  was  also  southbound.

The firefighter pulled up next to Laseter and tried to get her attention but was unable to and she drove off the roadway for unknown reasons and her vehicle collided with a tree.

Chris Brown’s type of seizure not uncommon, doctors say

Liz Szabo, USA TODAY 9:19 p.m. EDT August 11, 2013

Doctors say that it’s not uncommon for stress, fatigue or sleep deprivation to cause seizure-like symptoms. Drugs and alcohol also can cause seizures. A single seizure usually causes no lasting damage.

Chris Brown, shown last month, was not hospitalized after his seizure.
(Photo: Tommaso Boddi, WireImage)

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  • A single seizure usually doesn’t cause lasting medical problems
  • When seizures are repeated or more severe, risk is greater of long-term damage
  • Seizures can also be caused by prescription drugs or alcohol and illegal drug use

The type of seizure suffered by singer Chris Brown isn’t uncommon and usually causes no long-term problems, doctors say.

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I-5 reopens 11 hours after fiery crash kills 3 truckers

By BakersfieldNow.com staff Published: Nov 6, 2012 at 8:38 AM PDT 
Last Updated: Nov 7, 2012 at 12:16 PM PDT
Three truck drivers are dead as crews clean up the aftermath of a crash Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, on Interstate 5 just west of Bakersfield, Calif.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A fiery crash involving three big rigs closed northbound Interstate 5 just west of Bakersfield for roughly 11 hours from late Monday to early Tuesday.

All lanes reopend around 9:15 a.m. Tuesday. Traffic had been diverted onto northbound Highway 99 and westbound Highway 46, then back onto I-5.

All three truck drivers died in the crash. The Kern County coroner’s office identified two of the drivers Wednesday as 45-year-old Robert Puga, of Lancaster, Calif., and 55-year-old Johnny Hannah from Oregon.

The third driver’s name was withheld.

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Hillary Clinton Beset By Coughing Fit in Hanoi

By Dana Hughes
Jul 10, 2012 4:07pm

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may seem to have the energy of a superhero as she flies around the world at what seems like the speed of light.

A quick look at her last five days finds the Secretary in Paris on Friday, Afghanistan on Saturday, Japan on Sunday, Mongolia on Monday and in Vietnam Tuesday. At each location Secretary Clinton has done pretty vigorous diplomatic work on the future of Syria, Afghanistan, and America’s relationship with Asia.

But Clinton proved she was all too human at the end of her speech to the American Chamber of Commerce in Hanoi on Tuesday, when she began coughing uncontrollably.

“So this scholarship program is exactly what we need. And I’ve been talking all day, so excuse me,” she said smiling, as she stopped to take a drink of water.

It didn’t help. So Clinton, who is known for her sense of humor, made a joke about the situation before ending her remarks slightly early.

“We want to hear from all of you about what more we can do together. And at the risk of coughing any longer, I just want to say thank you, and let’s get to work,” Clinton said as the crowd laughed.

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