CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 2009 |
Clifford P. Hansen, a cattle rancher who became Wyoming's governor and then served two terms as a U.S. senator, has died. He was 97. Hansen died at his home Tuesday after receiving hospital treatment for a broken pelvis. A Republican, he served as governor from 1963 to 1967, when he went to Washington after defeating Teno Roncalio, Wyoming's only congressman and a Democrat, in a bid for the Senate. Hansen sat on the Senate Finance and Veterans Affairs committees and was a ranking member of the Natural Resources Committee.
April 24, 1998
Bir Narayan Chaudhuri, 141, honored as Nepal's oldest man, although he could not prove his age. Chaudhuri, a regular smoker, never made it into the Guinness Book of Records because he had no birth certificate or other documentation of his age. But Nepal's King Birendra recognized and honored him last year as the oldest man in the mountainous kingdom. A cattle rancher, Chaudhuri lived on a regular diet of vegetables, pork and rice.
May 7, 2008 |
An Amazon cattle rancher previously convicted of ordering the killing of U.S. nun Dorothy Stang in a land dispute has been acquitted in a retrial, a court official said Tuesday. The same jury convicted another man who confessed to firing the fatal shots but who disputed the circumstances. Stang's death in February 2005 became a symbol of the often violent conflict over natural resources in the region.
January 11, 1987 |
Sanci Hiscock is a bright, bouncy 14-year-old with a love for animals and a smile on her face--but an uneasiness about the future. She has leukemia. "I worry about it; whether I'll have a relapse," said Sanci, whose cancer is in remission. "You have to keep a positive attitude. But sometimes it's hard." Doctors at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa are optimistic about her chances. Barring flare-ups or setbacks in the next year, they say a cure is possible.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1990 |
Ranchers who allow cattle to contaminate a major stream feeding Lake Casitas could lose their grazing permits, Casitas Municipal Water District directors said. The reservoir west of Ojai supplies drinking water to about 55,000 residents in western Ventura County. Manure and decomposing cattle along Santa Ana Creek have been a problem for years, officials said, despite enforcement attempts by the U.S. Forest Service and the California Regional Water Quality Control Board.
March 31, 1988 |
Ventura County's cattle-ranching industry is so sleepy that the county's brand inspector has received only four calls in two months. It's so slow, in fact, that the inspector, Dewey Runkle, doubles as Ventura County's senior agricultural biologist and spends most of his time working with produce, pesticides and quarantines. But Runkle says things will pick up in the summer and fall, when ranchers begin shipping their calves to market.