October 14, 1992 |
Bob Walk, whose three-hitter led the Pirates to victory in Game 5, said he is bothered by the perception that his performance was somewhat of a miracle. "I have spent the last two days hearing people say things like, 'How could Walk have won that game?' " Walk said. "It's not like I'm a piece of dog meat. I have won games before, you know." Walk is 92-67 with a 3.82 earned-run average. This season he was 10-6 with a 3.20 ERA.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1989 |
The Los Angeles Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is putting together an educational campaign to teach immigrants that American culture "does not tolerate the consumption of dogs and other domestic pets as food," according to Edward C. Cubrda, the group's executive director.
July 20, 1986 |
After purges that left Peking virtually without any dogs three years ago, the snub-nosed Pekingese and other breeds are coming back as the exclusive playthings of the capital's privileged present-day mandarins. Peking's only private pet veterinary surgeon says that small dogs like the Pekingese, the Shih Tzu and the Chihuahua are the latest addition to the households of top scientists, politicians and generals.
January 12, 2002
Regarding the Jan. 7 article about Koreans' use of dogs as a food source ("Culinary Flap Dogs S. Korea"): As an ethical vegetarian myself, I am opposed to the cruel use of all animals for food, but what is most appalling about using dogs for meat is the persistent belief that the adrenaline brought by the torturing of the animal before its death enhances the potency, nutrition or flavor of the meat and that this imagined benefit therefore justifies the...
December 2, 2001 |
As a child, Wai Ka-wing used to enjoy a meal of dog meat, and it was a luxury--costing twice a much as beef or pork. Now, he has a pet Shih Tzu that sleeps beside him, and his deep affection for Fifi keeps him from even thinking about eating dogs. "We used to have them in our dishes, but now they are part of our family," the 53-year-old retired firefighter says. "It's so awful to see them die."
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.
October 1, 2010 |
The government people came one night in late September and built a partition covered with bright blue plastic sheeting and adorned with cartoonish tiger mascots and "Come Out and Play" slogans. It hid the slum known as Coolie Camp on the airport road where the foreigners pass. Irfana Begum, 40, who collects garbage, must now lug her three-wheeled bicycle over about 300 feet of rocky ground to get to the road and make her living. Begum, a 15-year resident of the slum, squatted in the dirt in a dusty sari, her bare feet adorned with toe rings.
May 13, 2002 |
Mexico was less than impressive in its final World Cup warmup game at home Sunday and was whistled and booed by its fans in Azteca Stadium at Mexico City despite defeating Colombia, 2-1. Jared Borgetti put the home team ahead in the 52nd minute, but Oscar Restrepo tied the score 13 minutes later. AS Monaco defender Rafael Marquez scored the game-winner in the 75th minute, but Coach Javier Aguirre was left bemoaning his team's poor performance.
March 20, 1992 |
Tony Kornheiser of the Washington Post says that the six-foul rule in the Big East Conference enables him to catch up on his reading. "In just two minutes of a Georgetown-Miami game (52 fouls overall), I read 'War and Peace'. In Russian. "You thought 'Dances With Wolves' was long? A Big East game is the only athletic event where you give a lunch and dinner order to the usher when he shows you to your seat." Trivia time: Name the player who posed for the Heisman Trophy? How about Hawaii?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1988 |
Reacting angrily to a planned increase in bus fares for the elderly, an Orange County senior citizens advisory group on Friday said it will ask the Orange County Transit District to reconsider its action. The Senior Citizens Advisory Council, a 40-member group that reports to the county Board of Supervisors, voted Friday to recommend that the OCTD board of directors reverse its decision.