December 15, 1993 |
Judy Stern's voice still trembles when she talks about the night in October when a mountain lion showed up in her back yard. "I was sitting on the patio doing my banking statement when I looked up, and there he was, half in and half out of my swimming pool," says Stern, who divides her time between Tucson and Buffalo, N.Y. "It was right in front of me, and I never heard a sound. It was just there, drinking out of the pool and watching me. . . .
March 29, 1993 |
Each year, Don Greek sends out a general invitation asking hunting enthusiasts to join him for a few days of bagging elk or deer in Colorado or javelina in Arizona. One particular year, Greek, who owns a local civil engineering firm, asked an old college classmate, Walter W. (Bill) Knitz, if he'd like to go on one of the trips.
May 31, 1985
San Diego's long-range sportfishing fleet has a new long-ranger, Bill Poole's 90-foot Polaris Supreme, launched last week. The half-dozen or so long-range boats take anglers as far as the Revillagigedo Islands, 400 miles south of Baja California's tip, and Costa Rica's Clipperton Island, in search of 300-pound-plus yellowfin tuna. It's the only such sport fishery in the United States.
March 21, 2013 |
ARIVACA, Ariz. - When Jim Chilton tends to the cattle on his 50,000-acre ranch in southern Arizona, he packs at least two guns and no less than 5 gallons of water. A pistol and a rifle are to ward off the drug smugglers who encroach on his land abutting the U.S.-Mexico border. Drums of water in the bed of his Ford truck are for thirsty border crossers lured by U.S. jobs. RELATED: Is the border secure? Unlike much of the heavily fortified border fence in Arizona, the only barriers separating Chilton's ranch from Mexico are four strands of rusty barbed wire, strung along steel posts.
October 30, 2005 |
Oregon November: Oregon Bounty is a monthlong celebration of the tastes of the state. Every weekend of November and the day after Thanksgiving, more than 60 wineries will feature free samples of state cheeses, hazelnuts and pears in their tasting rooms; some charge a nominal fee for wine tasting. Seventy-five hotels and inns across the state are offering Oregon Bounty packages and special rates, and nearly that many restaurants will be highlighting it on their menus.
December 21, 1985 |
In the strangest of settings, the subject was pigs. In the midst of a civic and civil luncheon Friday afternoon on the aircraft carrier USS Ranger, the subject was pigs. Or hogs. Or both. This was an affair to honor the football players from Arizona State and Arkansas, who will gather for the Holiday Bowl Sunday afternoon at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium. But the subject was pork.