CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1998
Ventura County schoolchildren are invited to enter a Times contest to name a baby camel at America's Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College. Born March 7, the baby already weighs 88 pounds and stands about 4 1/2 feet at the shoulder. He has cream-colored curly hair, dark eyes and long legs. The contest is sponsored by the zoo and the Ventura County Edition of The Times. Contestants are asked to submit a suggested name, a reason for the name in 25 words or less, and a drawing of the camel.
August 16, 2007 |
Dozens of women's and public health organizations called on R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. to remove from the market its Camel No. 9 cigarettes, a brand they say is cynically aimed at getting young, fashion-conscious women and girls to start smoking. The claim was denied by an R.J. Reynolds spokesman.
June 1, 1998 |
How many miles would you walk for a Camel? Well, how about how many pages would you read? If you've got the appetite, you can check out more than 2,000 pages of once-secret internal documents from the brains behind Joe Camel--R.J. Reynolds. Before a landmark lawsuit forced the company to do otherwise, the tobacco giant used Joe Camel to attract youths to smoking. Anyone can now view the marketing documents on the World Wide Web. UC San Francisco has posted them at http://www.library.ucsf.
February 10, 1991
Camels are familiar animals in Saudi Arabia but are afforded CERTAIN PRIVILEGES as the only beast of burden that can live in the desert. Every few miles along the Riyadh road, for example, is an interchange with entrance and exit ramps and a bridge over the highway. But the ramps, with signs reading "Desert Access" and "Beware of Camels," lead nowhere but into the sand dunes. The bridges have been built for the safe crossing of camels and their herders.
December 2, 1990 |
Getting there: Fly direct to Casablanca or Marrakech from New York on Royal Air Maroc, with connections from Los Angeles via American and TWA. KLM, Air France and Iberia have flights that connect through Europe. As of Jan. 1, fares start at $927 round trip from Los Angeles for weekday departures, from $982 on weekends.
November 25, 1994 |
American troops far from family dinners and Thanksgiving football games were treated to a hotel feast and an exotic dance, courtesy of a group of Kuwaitis grateful for U.S. protection. More than 1,800 U.S. troops wolfed down roast turkey and cranberry sauce in a huge hall at a five-star hotel, while sword dancers in white robes and checkered headdresses performed. "This is great, better than sitting in the barracks," said Spec. Jay Nix, 23, from Portland, Ore.
October 13, 1991 |
If Robert Carradine blows a line on a movie set, the director just re-shoots the scene. But if Bobby Carradine blows a line on the race course at 110 m.p.h., then Robert Carradine has a big problem. Carradine is starting in the second row for today's Bridgestone Potenza Supercar Series at the Camel Grand Prix of Greater San Diego. Having starred alongside John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Walter Matthau and Dennis Hopper, Carradine might be best known for leading the "Revenge of the Nerds."
March 9, 2013 |
Considering that early camels once roamed the area of Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, it should come as little surprise that another ancestor of today's "ship of the desert" made its home in Canada's High Arctic. After all, camels originated in North America more than 45 million years ago and migrated to Eurasia over the Bearing land bridge, according to scientists. The droopy-faced beasts were no strangers to higher latitudes. But what has come as a surprise is the method Canadian and English scientists used to identify an assortment of small fossilized bone fragments on Ellesmere Island in the Nunavut territory.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1989
The San Diego Zoo on Thursday terminated its contract with Trunk & Hump, the company that has provided elephant and camel rides there for six years. The cancellation was because of space constraints, zoo officials said. Animals from the zoo's Chit Chat Show will be moved into the area vacated by the elephants until a $5.5-million renovation of their home, Wegeforth Bowl, is completed, spokesman Jeff Jouett said.
December 30, 2007 |
Eight Afghans who ate meat from an infected camel as part of a religious celebration died of what health experts suspect is a rare case of naturally occurring anthrax, officials said. Two women and an infant were among those who died in the southwestern province of Nimruz, said Dr. Abdullah Fahim, an advisor to Afghanistan's health minister. Ten others fell ill.