September 17, 2006 |
DESPITE the influence of "Don't Think of an Elephant," linguist George Lakoff's remedial language course for Democrats, the party out of power still has a language problem. Liberal politicians still don't talk from the gut; they create sleep-inducing slogans like "Together, America Can Do Better"; and, awed by conservative rhetoric, they do little more than stalk the talk: "I have values too," they insist. "I am a person of faith. Really."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 2006 |
New laws governing young drivers, homeowners associations, the marketing of fish and the sale of puppies take effect with the new year. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed 729 bills into law in 2005. That was fewer new laws than in any year since at least 1967. Lawmakers took a number of actions to protect the privacy of Californians. They made it a crime to use e-mail ruses to try to dupe people into revealing private information.
March 21, 2005 |
A pierced lip or tongue may be a fashion statement of youth, but new evidence suggests that oral piercing may lead to receded gums, a sign of age that is the origin of the expression "long in the tooth." Researchers at Ohio State University in Columbus looked at 58 young adults with an average age between 21 and 22. Half had pierced lips and the other half did not, although both groups were otherwise alike in age and gender. Among the subjects with a pierced lip, 41.
August 16, 2003 |
It's a stereotype to say that every athlete at the X Games has tattoos and body piercings, but those things are a crucial part of the makeup of X Games athletes. So are baggy clothes and dyed hair. And anything else that defies the mainstream.
November 9, 2002 |
Alto saxophonist Ornette Coleman returned to the San Francisco Jazz Festival Thursday night for the first time since his controversial appearance in 1994. That now-legendary performance was a multimedia presentation featuring music, video, contortionists and multiple body piercing.
February 18, 2002 |
Not that long ago, it was fairly common practice for kids to pierce each other's ears with an ice cube and a needle, a practice that could result in a nasty infection. These days, kids are better informed about ear piercing, knowing that they can go to the doctor's office or jewelry store to have the procedure done. It's generally considered a safer bet to go to a doctor--usually a dermatologist.