March 19, 2007 |
THAT leggy friend who looks better than you in shorts also burns fuel more efficiently while walking or running, a researcher has found. Herman Pontzer, a biological anthropologist at Washington University in St. Louis, made this discovery while testing a mathematical model for calculating energy costs for locomotion. He found that a tall person walking the same distance as a short person of identical weight and gait burns fewer calories, because longer legs are more efficient.
May 30, 1996 |
Mention leg of lamb to those who are fond of cooking and they will surely respond with their favorite recipes. Here's a way to prepare lamb that is guaranteed to knock the socks off any guest. Lamb is naturally juicy and flavorful. Keeping it juicy is what this recipe accomplishes, and adding garlic and rosemary complements the lamb's already pleasing taste. And while our palates are straying from the ordinary, why not add the Armenian bulgur wheat dish called Itch?
April 8, 1998 |
When it comes to leg of lamb, my tastes are fairly specific. After countless attempts and more than a couple of pretty obsessive experiments, I have determined that the ideal internal temperature is 140 to 145 degrees. Racks, of course, can be cooked to a somewhat lower temperature, 130 to 135 degrees, because they don't have as much sinew and connective tissue. So how do I explain that the best leg of lamb I've had lately is cooked to an internal temperature of 205 degrees?
September 27, 1998
In reply to a letter of Aug. 9 from Walt Jellum: I sympathize with Walt and would very willingly give up my seat to him if asked. Unlike Walt's 6-foot-6-inch frame, I am only 5 feet, 10 inches, yet I can't even get my briefcase from under my seat without standing up anymore. I can only imagine what someone 6 feet, 6 inches is experiencing. There is a little trick that I use to keep my sense of humor when flying. I think of the hell that it must have been to travel to that destination in the 1800s.
July 3, 1999 |
Charismatic continues to improve from surgery for leg fractures suffered in the Belmont Stakes that could have proved fatal. "In terms of severity, and on a scale of one to 10, it was a 9," said Dr. Celeste Kunz, whose quick reaction help saved the life of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner. "The fracture was dangerously displaced," she said Friday at news conference at Belmont Park. "If it had broken through the skin, the prognosis would have been lowered significantly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2001
One of the milestones in a child's life is the first day of school. The early years shape children's lives forever, determining among other things their life's work, income levels and chances for opportunity and success. That's why Santa Ana Unified School District Supt. Al Mijares' realistic proposal to add one more year of kindergarten for students who need the extra preparation is so important--and deserving of serious consideration.
September 3, 2005 |
Backup quarterback Jeff Garcia of the Detroit Lions will be sidelined at least six weeks after breaking his left leg during Friday night's 21-7 exhibition victory over the Buffalo Bills at Orchard Park, N.Y. Lion Coach Steve Mariucci said X-rays revealed Garcia broke his fibula, but he also fears the player might have severely hurt his ankle.
February 26, 2007 |
Here's a good core move that exercises the muscles in your back and abdominals while stretching your hips. When starting out, do this exercise with bent knees. As you get stronger and feel more comfortable with the move, progress to straightening your legs. --- 1) Lie on your back with your arms out to the sides so that your body forms a T position. Turn your palms up. Bend your knees toward your chest or straighten your legs for more intensity.
April 17, 2007 |
Gov. Jon Corzine underwent another operation in Camden on the leg that was broken in a highway crash. The hourlong surgery at Cooper University Hospital, performed to clean out the 6-inch wound created when his left femur broke, was "uneventful," said Andrew Poag, a spokesman for the governor. Corzine remained in critical but stable condition. He also broke 12 ribs, his collarbone and chest bone and suffered some other, more minor injuries in Thursday's accident.