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.
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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...
June 21, 2013 |
NEW DELHI - Nearly 600 people have been killed by devastating monsoon flooding in northern India and 50,000 remained stranded Friday with more rain in the forecast, authorities said. Flooding in the mountainous Himalayan state of Uttarakhand coincided with a period when 60,000 Sikh and Hindu pilgrims were trekking to four sacred sites in the region. Many pilgrims, tourists and local residents were trapped as roads, bridges and houses were washed away. “We would do the best we can to evacuate all those stranded,” Air Marshal S.B. Deo told reporters.
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.
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August 23, 2011 |
Jerry Leiber, who with his songwriting partner, Mike Stoller, created a songbook that infused the rock 'n' roll scene of the 1950s and early '60s with energy and mischievous humor, has died. He was 78. Leiber, the words half of the duo, died Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles of cardiopulmonary failure, said Randy Poe, president of the songwriters' music publishing company. Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1985 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, Leiber and his lifelong writing partner, Stoller, wrote hits that included Elvis Presley's rat-a-tat-tat rendition of "Hound Dog" in 1956 and Peggy Lee's 1969 recording of the jaded "Is That All There Is?"
March 5, 2008 |
When drag comedian Varla Jean Merman says she loves a foreign tongue, you can bet she isn't referring to Berlitz courses. The wisecracking, oversexed diva is back in town, and she's come armed with her usual battery of sequined gowns and naughty double-entendres. Her sassy brand of humor gets a spirited if rather perfunctory workout in "Varla Jean Merman Loves a Foreign Tongue," currently playing Thursdays at Ultra Suede in West Hollywood. In this hourlong cabaret act, Varla Jean (alter ego of Jeffery Roberson)