March 13, 1991 |
Good deeds come naturally to Bob Lanier. He helped build the Boys Club bearing his name in Buffalo, N.Y. He is an active member of the Thurgood Marshall scholarship committee. He once served as president of the National Basketball Assn.'s player association. Bob Lanier gets involved. David Stern, commissioner of the NBA, knew he had the right man for the job when he called Lanier two years ago and asked him to be the point man for professional basketball's "Stay in School" efforts.
June 29, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 1 - 7 in PDF format TV listings for the week of July 1 - 7 in PDF format are also available here This week's TV Movies SERIES My Cat From Hell: Two feuding felines threaten a couple's impending honeymoon in the season premiere (8 p.m. Animal Planet). The season premiere of "Bad Dog!" follows at 9 p.m. The Graham Norton Show: Will.i.am; Greg Davies; Miriam Margolyes are guests on the comedy/variety show and Adam Lambert performs (8 p.m. BBC America)
June 26, 2011 |
Full disclosure: I am no Bigfoot junkie. In fact, before strapping my mom, my 3-year-old and myself in the car and traveling north on U.S. 101 to Arcata, Calif., then swinging east on California 299 to the blink-and-you'll-miss-it town of Willow Creek, I believed all things Sasquatch were laughable at best. I knew that lots of honest folks did believe that Bigfoot or Sasquatch or, as crypto-zoologists call him, Gigantopithecus , not only exists but also thrives in Klamath River country between the Humboldt County coast and the Shasta Cascade.
December 5, 2013 |
OK, enough with the grainy footage, the first-person accounts and questionable evidence. Spike TV is looking to get to the bottom of this whole Bigfoot mystery once and for all with its next reality competition series, "10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty. " Not surprisingly, the series, which premieres Jan. 10, hasn't attracted a whole lot of what you would call studious, academic types. Instead, you get a whole lot of angry, sexist rednecks yelling at each other in the woods. What better way to attract a notoriously camera-shy, quite probably mythical creature, than to have a bunch of people arguing in the woods?
June 8, 1997
Here's another entry in the annals of strange roadside attractions: the Bigfoot Museum and Wildlife Art Gallery, opened last week, off U.S. Highway 97 in Dorris (population: 892), Calif., near the Oregon border. For $2, you can view an 8-foot-tall model of the legendary Bigfoot, or Sasquatch, created by doll-maker Zelma Esther Emerson, and view a map and records of claimed sightings. Information: (916) 397-2259.
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May 17, 1988 |
Plans to drop in on a Costa Mesa supermarket fell through early Monday, police said, and one of the visitors had quite a come-down. It happened about 1:30 a.m. in the Alpha Beta supermarket in the 2200 block of Harbor Boulevard, as employees were conducting inventory. Amid the clatter of cans and the tinkling of soda bottles, store workers heard something different: the sounds of footsteps on the ceiling. Suddenly, a foot poked through.
January 26, 2004 |
It may not pack the adrenaline rush or grace of popular winter sports such as downhill or Nordic skiing, but snowshoeing is a splendid way to leave machine-groomed trails behind and head for the wild terrain. After a two-hour drive from Los Angeles, I found myself strapping on a pair of snowshoes and roaming the snow-covered woods of the San Bernardino National Forest. The winter forest, and all its tranquillity, had suddenly became accessible.
November 27, 2012 |
A Texas veterinarian-researcher claims to have shown that the elusive creature known as Bigfootor Sasquatch is a human hybrid, descended from human females who mated with males of “an unknown hominin species.” In a statement released on Saturday, Melba S. Ketchum said that her conclusions emerged after she sequenced samples of purported Sasquatch DNA. Mitochondrial DNA in the samples, which offspring inherit from their mothers, was identical...
August 27, 2012 |
A reader has questioned an observation in a Times editorial on Sunday that Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Roman Catholic archbishop who will deliver a benediction at this week's Republican convention, "should have followed protocol and allowed a local and lower-profile cleric to do the honors. " The reader wrote that "the editorial claims that the cardinal usurped the right of the local bishop (the bishop of the St. Petersburg Diocese) to deliver the benediction, while the cardinal himself stated that he had consulted the bishop, Robert Lynch, who agreed to defer to the cardinal.
August 30, 2009 |
Remember Robert Bly's bestselling 1990 book "Iron John: A Book About Men"? It was the manifesto for a movement -- a call for men to get back in touch with their primal selves. Go out in the woods, strip off your shirt, bang on a drum and howl at the moon. Bly's book and its cause have long been easy targets for comedians and columnists, but don't smirk -- there was a point there. Bly drew on the Grimm brothers' tale of Iron John/Iron Hans, a wildman in the woods who teaches a young prince some necessary lessons in order to move from childhood to maturity.