July 29, 1995
The recent display around town of posters for the upcoming release of the movie "Operation Dumbo Drop," which depict the rear-end of a camouflage-painted elephant, has raised in my mind two very important questions: 1) Has someone actually made a movie out of the Republican Party platform? and 2) Is this truly Highlyweird's best response to Bob Dole? Just asking. DENNIS ANTHONY Los Angeles
April 17, 2013
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 21 -27, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SUNDAY Ask your doctor if a magic potion is right for you. Side effects may include singing, dancing and turning 30 years younger, as seen in "Lovestruck: The Musical. " Jane Seymour, Chelsea Kane and Sara Paxton star. 8 and 10 p.m. ABC Family Get a refresher course on the Watergate scandal of the early 1970s, and the subsequent investigations, book and film, in "All the President's Men Revisited.
November 7, 2009 |
Here's how to pitch this (true) story to Hollywood: Ordinary guy named John, ordinary Sunday, cycling home into a setting sun. Monster roars out of the bushes! John abandons his bike, flees in terror. The creature smashes the bicycle, catches him in a few short strides, grabs him by the shirt. But he slides out of his shirt and falls to the ground. It picks him up again and he slips out of his trousers. Naked, too afraid to even to scream, he scrambles away. But he doesn't get far. The shrieking monster smashes him against a tree.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 2012 |
A judge on Tuesday harshly criticized the Los Angeles Zoo for its care and housing of elephants and ordered changes to improve the animals' welfare, but also found that the treatment did not amount to abuse and the exhibit can remain open. "This case raises the question of whether the recreational or perhaps educational needs of one intelligent mammal species outweigh the physical and emotional, if not survival, needs of another," Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge John L. Segal wrote in his 56-page opinion.
December 25, 1991 |
An enraged elephant, depressed and aggressive since watching her newborn calf die two months ago, attacked a zookeeper, breaking his collarbone and four ribs, the zoo said. "It was like a bolt of lightning, it all happened so fast," Red Bayer, assistant manager of the Houston Zoological Gardens, said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 2008 |
Officials say a baby elephant at San Diego's Wild Animal Park recently diagnosed with an antibiotic-resistant staph infection was euthanized because of multiple health problems. Park spokeswoman Christina Simmons said the infection was not the reason behind Monday's euthanasia of the 2-month-old elephant. She said the elephant calf had a compromised immune system and was malnourished. Complications from birth prevented the mother elephant from feeding the calf, and park staff tried to raise the calf by hand-feeding, Simmons said.
February 22, 1993 |
An elephant whose calf was knocked down by a locomotive blocked the next train that passed and pummeled the engine until it could no longer run. After banging her forehead against the engine for 15 minutes, the elephant walked off into the jungle, leaving about 200 passengers stranded for more than five hours, the Ittefaq newspaper reported Sunday. The extent of the calf's injuries was not known. The incident occurred Friday evening at Vanugach.
December 2, 1989 |
An elephant that recently underwent a historic Cesarean section was destroyed Friday night when veterinarians determined a raging infection was incurable, said officials at the San Diego Wild Animal Park. Veterinary surgeons operated on Jean again when the animal did not respond to treatment. They discovered a ruptured uterus and a severe infection. When surgeons were unable to remove the uterus, they decided to give the elephant a lethal dose of anesthetic.
December 16, 1987 |
Peter, an African elephant who zoo officials here said was the largest land animal in North America, died Monday at Lion Country Safari, a spokesman said. The 23-year-old animal tipped the scales at 13,780 pounds.