CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 2003 |
Douglas Herrick, creator of the "jackalope" -- that curious critter with a jack rabbit's body and an antelope's antlers that could turn downright vicious when threatened yet sing a gentle tenor along with the best of the campfire cowboys -- has died. He was 82. Herrick died Jan. 3 of bone and lung cancer at the Central Wyoming Hospice Home in Casper, Wyo. Sometime back in the 1930s, the Herrick brothers -- Douglas and Ralph, who studied taxidermy by mail order as teenagers -- went hunting.
May 2, 1988 |
Margaret Groos, a former University of Virginia All-American who all but gave up competitive running a couple years ago because of medical problems, sprinted to victory Sunday in the U.S. Women's Olympic Marathon Trial in the best time run by an American woman in 2 1/2 years. With five miles left in the Pittsburgh Marathon, Groos, from Nashville, pulled away from Nancy Ditz to win in 2:29:50. Ditz, of Woodside, Calif., came along 24 seconds later.
January 12, 1989 |
Cherif Zein stands in front of the St. Francis High soccer goal and touts his players as they scrimmage on a field sparsely peppered with tufts of grass. He speaks with the enthusiasm of a used car salesman trying to unload his fleet. "That's Peter Morales. Check out the size of his legs," boasts Zein, who was born in Egypt and speaks with a thick accent. "He's playing soft now but he just runs over guys in games."
December 17, 2006 |
Isiah's Knicks are a little too ready to rumble So much for the good old days when the biggest problem was the basketball. Saturday night's brawl in Madison Square Garden was too reminiscent of the 2004 Auburn Hills riot for comfort. This involved only Knicks and Nuggets players, but Commissioner David Stern may hit the $10-million mark in fines and suspensions anyway. If it takes two to rumble, it's not surprising one was the Knicks.
August 18, 1986 |
Moose Stubing, Angel third base coach, is as big as his name implies. At 6-feet 3-inches and 250 pounds, Stubing doesn't so much flash signs as he does billboards. Sunday, in the first inning of the Angels' game against the Oakland A's in Anaheim Stadium, Stubing held up his arms and screamed with enough power to stop a truck. Brian Downing was barreling toward Stubing after a one-out double by Reggie Jackson.
April 10, 1991 |
In 10-gallon hats, chamois chaps, snakeskin boots and belt buckles the size of T-bone steaks, they rolled in like tumbleweeds for the grub and the show at Wild Bill's Wild West Dinner Extravaganza in Buena Park. The Saturday night hoedown drew more than 600 duded-out guests at $50 per, raising an estimated $20,000 for the local chapter of the March of Dimes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1995
In Lancaster, where the average temperature in July is a scorching 98 degrees, desert wildlife must adapt to the environment. Survival for many means lying low during the hot daytime hours under a bush, in a nest or burrow that will provide adequate protection. Since water is scarce, animals obtain moisture from the plants or animals they eat. Here's a look at some of the animals in and around the Antelope Valley that make their home in the western Mojave Desert.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1998 |
Watching her streak across the track, I could only think of one thing: cheetah. Florence Griffith Joyner, who died Monday apparently from a heart seizure at the age of 38, was like a cheetah when she ran: strong, sleek, powerfully muscled and incredibly beautiful. You half expected to see the track behind her burst into flame as she zipped by, leaving twin trails of smoldering ash in her wake. She gave the phrase "fast girl" an entirely new definition.