May 5, 2002 |
Four weeks from today, defending champion France and first-time World Cup participant Senegal will step onto the field at the largest soccer-only stadium in Asia and 64,677 fans at the Sangam World Cup Stadium in Seoul, South Korea, will ask: "Where are all the gnomes?" If that seems absurd, it is, but it's no more bizarre than a whole host of peculiar happenings occurring in the run-up to Korea/Japan '02, the first World Cup to be held in Asia.
February 12, 2005 |
As the Cole Porter classic goes, "Birds do it, bees do it. Even educated fleas do it." And, if they do it at the Los Angeles Zoo, general curator Michael Dee knows how. A zoo biologist in his 38th year at the facility in Griffith Park, he occasionally gives a humor-studded talk, "Woo at the L.A. Zoo." He'll deliver his slide show on attraction, courtship, romance and the mating steps that lead to when baby makes three, or four or more, on Sunday, as a prelude to Valentine's Day.
January 5, 2003 |
There is no hair club for bears. No nifty, bear-sized hair plugs. Not even a toupee. All this is a darn shame -- the lumbering Florida black bears in this great expanse of pines and palmettos northwest of Orlando could use the help. In utter defiance of their bearish reputation for thick, bristly hairiness, the Ocala bears are going bald.