January 8, 2004 |
In the latest battle against the strutting, free-roaming population of cocks, hens and chicks, officials in Florida's southernmost city are hiring a local barber to catch and curb the feathered fowl. Key West's city commission agreed Tuesday to pay as much as $20,000 to hire Key West native Armando Para to capture the birds and haul them out of town, probably to a farm in Brooksville, Fla., north of Tampa. "There's some places chickens shouldn't be," Para said.
December 17, 2010 |
In what some claim is the result of a lethal mixture of poultry and politics, 400,000 baby chicks have been put to death this week at a central Russian farm, an additional 600,000 have died of malnutrition and the lives of 3 million more chickens remain imperiled. Farm owner Alexander Chetverikov, a Russian parliament member, says political foes have "targeted my company," forcing it into bankruptcy over a $190,000 tax debt. "We can't afford to feed the chickens any more, as we have no money, and we will continue to eliminate the remaining 3 million chickens if the unfair bankruptcy situation is not eased and the state doesn't come to our rescue," said Dmitry Noskov, spokesman for the Krasnaya Polyana poultry farm in the Kursk region.
June 15, 1993
It's almost the end of an era with the announcement (May 14) that Sears is selling off its Coldwell Banker residential real estate business. The 1980s business school MBA graduates mesmerized industry leaders with smoke and mirrors about the potential synergism of a financial empire wherein home buyers would buy Sears refrigerators, Allstate insurance, Dean Witter stocks, ad infinitum. This class of MBAs had literally no experience in the real world of business, yet it convinced corporate executives with words they wanted to hear.
January 16, 2003 |
The highly contagious exotic Newcastle disease spread to a fifth commercial poultry flock in California, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said. The new outbreak was found in San Bernardino County. The discovery makes two commercial flocks in that county and a total of five in the state infected with the disease. All contaminated or exposed chickens are being killed.
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December 6, 2009 |
It all started with the 1969 crash of a poultry truck on the Hollywood Freeway -- an Egg-Alert, you could call it. "I tried to avoid a lady who cut in front of me, and I turned over," driver Joe Silbert told The Times in 2000. "I was taking anywhere from 500 to 1,000 chickens back from the Valley to a slaughterhouse in L.A." As eggs exploded, many of the birds spilled out and escaped into the brush near the Vineland Avenue onramp in Studio City. Silbert gave chase but estimated that at least 200 chickens made their way to freedom.
May 6, 1997 |
Dr. Seuss' "Green Eggs and Ham" isn't a totally absurd title. Araucana hens lay green (and blue) eggs. * Ever since President Bush sent tons of dark chicken meat to Russia in 1991, citizens have referred to the hindquarters as "Bush legs." * A French acrobat once fried eggs and ate them while walking a tightrope over Niagara Falls. * According to theologians, the book of Genesis answers the question of which came first, the chicken or the egg.
December 31, 1987 |
Bacteria levels in uncooked chicken are "grossly understated" by federal officials, according to an internal U.S. Department of Agriculture document recently published by a food industry trade journal. The memo found fault with established methods of calculating the number of bacteria, including salmonella, present on chickens at processing plants.
March 12, 1987 |
A tractor-trailer rig lost its cargo today, spilling 5,000 live chickens onto Interstate 70, state police said. "Chickens are everywhere," a police dispatcher said after the pre-dawn accident in southwestern Pennsylvania. Police closed a stretch of the highway until the chickens--dead or alive--were rounded up.
December 20, 1989 |
Egg City in Moorpark, once the world's largest chicken ranch, won a labor victory Friday when a state board upheld a 1986 vote by the farm's employees to end representation by the United Farm Workers. "We're delighted that the vote the people made has been upheld, and we hope the facility will be able to move forward," said Richard Carrot, one of Egg City's owners. The State Agricultural Labor Relations Board's decision affirmed the findings made in June by an administrative judge.
March 6, 2004 |
The chicken has joined the likes of people, chimpanzees, mice and the roundworm with its genetic code mapped out and published for all to see. It is the first bird genome to be mapped. Richard Wilson and his colleagues at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis assembled the genome of the red jungle fowl, known scientifically as Gallus gallus.