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February 28, 2007 | Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer
IN the last three years, Josh Bernstein rode horses across the Mongolian steppe with nomads, traveled deep into the Amazon to seek out a remote tribe and slept in an igloo on an Austrian glacier to test the conditions faced by Neolithic cavemen. Now he's venturing into another new territory: the Discovery Channel, a television network in the midst of its own evolution.
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February 28, 2007 | Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer
IN the last three years, Josh Bernstein rode horses across the Mongolian steppe with nomads, traveled deep into the Amazon to seek out a remote tribe and slept in an igloo on an Austrian glacier to test the conditions faced by Neolithic cavemen. Now he's venturing into another new territory: the Discovery Channel, a television network in the midst of its own evolution.
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NATIONAL
November 9, 2006 | Nicole Gaouette, Times Staff Writer
President Bush said Wednesday that prospects for overhauling immigration laws had improved with the Democratic gains in the midterm election, holding out the hope of bipartisan cooperation. "I think we have a good chance," Bush said at a news conference. "It's a vital issue ... on which we can find some common ground with Democrats."
NEWS
November 20, 2001 | EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the year's busiest travel period just days away, President Bush signed into law Monday a wide-ranging aviation security bill that he said "should give all Americans greater confidence when they fly." The president also said he will seek additional security measures for other forms of travel. He did not offer specifics, but numerous proposals are pending in Congress to provide millions of dollars to increase security at bus and rail facilities and seaports. One measure would provide $1.
NEWS
May 5, 2000 | ESTHER SCHRADER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A panel of the nation's leading public health experts called Thursday for tougher tuberculosis screening of immigrants from Mexico and other countries with high rates of the infectious disease, warning that a global epidemic threatens to undercut gains at eliminating TB in the United States.
NEWS
April 30, 1985 | HARRY NELSON, Times Medical Writer
A three-day national conference on the future directions of Medicare and Medicaid, to be held this June in Los Angeles under the co-sponsorship of the federal government, is drawing fire from members of public health and consumer organizations who claim that the $475 to $600 registration fee is too high to allow them to attend.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 2000 | ALLISON COHEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It was "L.A. Law," middle-school style. Sixteen seventh- and eighth-graders from Sierra Canyon Middle School in Chatsworth were commended earlier this month by the Los Angeles City Council for their first-place finish in the 22nd annual Los Angeles Mock Trial competition. It was their second consecutive first-place win in the competition, sponsored by the Constitutional Rights Foundation.
NATIONAL
December 12, 2004 | Richard Simon, Times Staff Writer
With this year's session barely over, congressional leaders are already looking ahead to debating an issue that has been a hot potato in a number of states: whether illegal immigrants should be allowed to obtain driver's licenses in the U.S. The issue is expected to split the new Congress, even with its bigger Republican majority, and could dash hopes for a broader overhaul of immigration policies next year.
NATIONAL
September 28, 2002 | VICKI KEMPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Bush administration Friday issued a final regulation defining human fetuses and embryos as children, saying it would allow states to offer prenatal health care to greater numbers of poor women. But abortion rights advocates, noting that states already can cover pregnant women under Medicaid and, with federal permission, the State Children's Health Insurance Program, called the regulation a thinly disguised attempt by the administration to weaken abortion rights.
TRAVEL
February 21, 1999 | SUSAN SPANO, TIMES TRAVEL WRITER
I was in London last month, where it rained off and on. There's nothing new in that, but there is in the fact that I'd packed an umbrella. And not just any umbrella. Designed for traveling, mine proved so useful that it got me thinking about all the things that make life easier on the road: clever, well-constructed things without too many bells and whistles, created by people who know what it's like to get a splinter in Goa or be caught by a downpour in Trafalgar Square.
NEWS
September 16, 2003 | J. Michael Kennedy, Times Staff Writer
IT'S THE OUTDOOR MOMENT YOU'RE SUPPOSED to anticipate but can't -- the one that turns an outing into an adventure or a tragedy. One second Blake Stanfield, 38, and his father, Neil, were basking in the pleasures of wilderness. The next they were in glacier-cold water trying to gulp air as the current sucked them under the slab of ice that covered the Koyukuk River as far downstream as they could see.
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