May 22, 2013 |
Brian Urlacher is the latest NFL fixture to bid farewell to his football career. The Chicago Bears All-Pro linebacker announced his retirement Wednesday on Twitter, linking to a longer statement: “After spending a lot of time this spring thinking about my NFL future, I have made a decision to retire,” Urlacher wrote in a statement. “Although I could continue playing, I'm not sure I would bring a level of performance or passion that's up to my standards. When considering this, along with the fact that I could retire after a 13-year career wearing only one jersey for such a storied franchise, my decision became pretty clear.
October 21, 2012 |
Detroit (2-3) at Chicago (4-1) Time: 5:30 p.m. TV: ESPN Story line: The Bears look to widen their NFC North lead over the slow-starting Lions. Last week's rally to defeat Philadelphia was a motivational moment that could drive the Lions, who've been hampered by a weak run game and surprisingly quiet front-seven play. Matthew Stafford will certainly look to throw at the Bears, but Lance Briggs and Charles Tillman have returned interceptions for scores in consecutive games.
January 5, 2013 |
Missed free throws, so many lost chances. A half spent getting badly outrebounded, more lost chances. Bad shooting, blown layups, chances lost over and over. The mistakes added up to a 72-64 loss for USC against California in a Pac-12 Conference game Saturday night at the Galen Center. The defeat brought to a stop a slight hint of momentum for the Trojans (6-9, 1-1), who had won two games in a row and were aiming for a 2-0 conference start for only the second time in 11 seasons.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 2009 |
It's official. Those discerning car critics, the black bears of Yosemite, have voted the minivan their most sought-after vehicle. Not to drive, of course, just to break into. Year after year, foraging bears have made minivans their first or second choice among tens of thousands of SUVs, sedans, sports cars and other vehicles in Yosemite National Park. At least that's the conclusion of an article in this month's issue of the Journal of Mammalogy, which details a study of 908 bear-on-vehicle break-ins from 2001 to 2007.
February 1, 1986
I've seen shorter telethons. RICK BRACAMONTES Anaheim Hills
December 14, 2003 |
Timothy Treadwell, the avowed bear man of the Alaska wilderness, lived poor and little known for most of his 46 years despite a desire for the spotlight of celebrity. He claimed to have led a life of drugs, brawls and booze until, in the late 1980s, he found his way to the grizzlies, most recently in Katmai National Park and Preserve on the Alaska Peninsula about 300 miles southwest of Anchorage. His cause: to save them from hunters and poachers who apparently didn't exist.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2013 |
Just as the memory of "Meatball," Glendale's favorite bear, may be fading, it appears a new bruin has taken to the city. And this black bear - described as 3 to 4 feet tall and weighing about 200 pounds - has a fondness for hummingbird sugar water and a taste for honey. This dietary insight is based on its snacking habits during multiple visits over the course of at least six months to the Chevy Chase Canyon neighborhood. In some cases, the bear has knocked down hummingbird feeders hanging as high as 8 feet off the ground.
February 10, 2004
In India, sloth bears mauled or killed 137 people over two years. In Indonesia, sun bears that are losing their habitat are increasingly on the attack. And in North America, grizzlies made news last fall in the high-profile killings of bear enthusiast Timothy Treadwell and companion Amie Huguenard in Alaska. "Bear conflict is present worldwide, anywhere we have bears," said Lorna Bernard, spokeswoman for the California Department of Fish and Game.
October 20, 2002
Amanda Jones' interaction with moose in Jackson Hole, Wyo., was disturbing ("Fall in Cowboy Country, Sept. 22). Moose are dangerous, as she pointed out belatedly. In my travels I've seen people approach warthogs in Africa, buffalo in Yellowstone, bears in Alaska. The tourists' lack of knowledge is appalling -- and dangerous. It's amazing that more people aren't killed, although plenty, including children, are injured. Please take time to read and learn about wildlife before traveling.