Doctors who treated victims of a deadly 2009 "sweat lodge" at an Arizona self-help retreat initially believed they were seeing the results of a mass suicide, a survivor of the ritual testified Wednesday.
Jurors in the trial of self-help guru and speaker James Ray, accused of three counts of manslaughter in a 2009 Arizona sweat lodge ceremony, heard a recording Wednesday in which he previewed the intense ceremony and told participants how it would be a "death and rebirth experience."
Opening statements began Tuesday in the trial of self-help author and speaker James Arthur Ray, who is charged with three counts of reckless manslaughter in the death of three people at an Arizona sweat lodge.
A self-help expert said Tuesday that he has hired his own investigators to determine what happened at his Arizona retreat last week, when two people died after spending considerable time in a sweat lodge.
The two people who died and the 19 others who fell ill at a central Arizona resort after spending time in a sauna-like "sweatbox" were attending a program by self-help expert James Arthur Ray, authorities said Saturday.
It's been a while since Jim Carrey did an out-and-out comedy -- unless you count "Fun With Dick and Jane," which I don't. "Yes Man" isn't going to figure in any Top 10 lists or Oscar prognostications, but it takes a simple idea and runs with it, reminding us how Carrey became such a big star in the first place.
When I saw the neon tabloid headline "Allen Iverson faces lawsuit," I thought that the 21st-century NBA bad boy was back courting trouble. I felt the jolt of curiosity that always comes when the man who causes David Stern to reach for the Maalox makes headlines for off-court issues.
The media tour took her earlier in the day to The Howard Stern Show, where the subject of performance enhancement centered on the bedroom as opposed to the baseball field. Inside Edition and Reuters filled the bill on the previous afternoon. Geraldo was scheduled for the weekend. This is Kimberly Bell's life for the moment, a minor figure in a major story about baseball and steroids. For Bell, though, it is a much smaller tale. It is the story of woman who fell in love with the wrong man: Barry Bonds.
Roy (Doc) Halladay was mowing them down in order last Saturday afternoon: 00, 01, 02, 03.... Routine. Twice on the day before starts and once more on game day, the Toronto Blue Jays righthander takes a laminated grid containing 100 randomly distributed numbers and locates each one in sequence: 37, 38, 39, 40.... Think of it as Sudoku for Cy Young winners. The purpose of the exercise is to narrow the focus of a lively mind to nothing but the next number, which helps Halladay sharpen his concentration on nothing but the next pitch when he reaches the mound. "I'm not one of those guys who's worried about who's on deck," he says. When he began working the
Lawyers for Northwest Airlines and its flight attendants union were due to face off in bankruptcy court Friday over whether management at the nation's No. 5 airline can impose a contract rejected by 80 percent of the union's members.