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September 1, 2007 | From the Associated Press
A backpacker who was gored this week by an American bison on Santa Catalina Island continued to recover Friday. Jardrec Anangos, 24, of Cerritos was recovering from a fractured pelvic bone after he was attacked Wednesday by one of the descendants of a herd brought over to film a silent movie in the 1920s. "All I can say is I'm happy to be alive," Anangos said.
January 11, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
The state canceled what would have been its first bison hunt in more than a decade. The Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission's 4-1 vote in Helena came less than a week after new Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer expressed strong misgivings about the hunt and the potential damage to the state's reputation. The monthlong hunt had been set to begin Saturday.
September 6, 1985 | JOHN NIELSEN, Times Staff Writer
To those who have never seen them--to schoolchildren, for instance, or to urban adults--the bison inhabiting Newhall's William S. Hart Park look like something from a bad "B" movie. From a distance, they resemble huge, hairy cattle with horns and long, shaggy manes. And, in a sense, that's just what they are. "You should see it sometimes when a busload of kids stops by to take a look," park staffer Ken Newman said. "To someone who's used to dogs and cats, it's like something from outer space."
March 16, 1999 | MAL FLORENCE
Detroit Piston center Bison Dele, formerly known as Brian Williams, has been a slow-moving bison. Dele was fined $1,000 for missing the team bus to a game March 6 in Orlando. Dele then went out and missed 11 of 17 shots in a loss to the Magic, his former team. He is so disliked in Orlando that the Magic plays a recording of a mooing cow every time he touches the ball. "It's the worst place for me," Dele said of Orlando. "I have never played well down there. Just too much bad blood."
May 8, 2011 | By Jenna Portnoy, Morning Call
The bison herd at Trexler Nature Preserve owes Kelly Craig a debt of gratitude. "I just wanted to know, why don't we have any baby bison?" Craig said she often wondered during frequent visits to commune with the peaceful yet ferocious creatures. She did a little research and learned the nine females — or cows — at the eastern Pennsylvania preserve were on birth control. The family planning practice prevented any bouncing baby bison surprises, but it also meant a vital link to Lehigh County's heritage would eventually disappear.
The National Park Service calls it "Natural Regulation": If you leave Yellowstone Park's buffalo alone, they will reproduce to the carrying capacity of the land, and no more. Nature will reduce the numbers. Nature is doing its best this year. Heavy snow and thick sheets of ice have caused unprecedented numbers of buffalo to wander off to greener pastures--nay, any pastures--outside the park.
September 11, 1988 | Associated Press
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Buffalo Bisons, their triple A affiliate, say they have renewed their player development contract for the 1989 season. The Bisons, of the American Assn., are entering their second season as a Pirate affiliate. Buffalo finished third in the American Assn.'s Eastern Division in 1988 with a 72-70 record, 17 games behind the Indianapolis Indians. The Bisons set a minor league attendance record by drawing 1.
August 20, 1988 | Associated Press
The Buffalo Bisons passed the all-time minor league baseball record for tickets sold Friday night against the Omaha Royals in a game won by Omaha, 7-5. A sellout crowd of 19,500 gave the Bisons a total of 1,061,319 tickets sold. The Louisville Redbirds set the old mark with 1,052,438 in 1983. The Bisons have based their attendance figures on tickets sold, which is the guideline used by the American Assn., according to Randy Mobley, administrator of the triple-A league.
November 20, 2009 | By Louis Sahagun
Half a dozen men with walkie-talkies and cattle prods set out on foot at sunrise Thursday to coax a herd of 10 feral bison into a corral a mile away at the bottom of a Santa Catalina Island valley. It wasn't easy. In the final days of the mating season, a massive bull kept one beady eye on his cows, all of them pregnant, and the other on his human pursuers, who followed close behind shouting and waving their arms as the animals lumbered up steep slopes and into plunging ravines.
January 31, 2010 | By Christopher Reynolds
Every year, millions of people find themselves craving a vacation from greater Los Angeles. Many of these people don't want to cross state lines or climb mountains or contend with deserts, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, redwoods, Gold Country or Mickey Mouse. Which leaves them facing this question: San Francisco or San Diego? Or, as some people would phrase it: Think or swim? It is a per-capita fact that one city has more surf shops and the other has more college graduates. But there's more to this choice than that.
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