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NEWS
January 13, 2001 | From Associated Press
A cloned ox that gestated in the womb of a cow in a scientific first died of an ordinary disease this week, two days after it was born, scientists said Friday. Scientists claimed bittersweet victory in the experiment, which used technology they hope can help shore up the numbers of endangered Asian gaur (pronounced "gower"). The baby bull was born Monday at TransOva Genetics in Sioux Center, Iowa, and died of common dysentery Wednesday.
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BUSINESS
December 5, 2000 | Bloomberg News
TherOx Inc., an Irvine developer of medical technology systems, raised $30 million in a round of funding led by American Express Financial Corp. Additional investors included Hambrecht & Quist Capital Management Inc., Citigroup Investments Inc., Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Enterprise Development Fund.
NEWS
December 9, 1999 | MIMI AVINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Think you're going to have a hectic day? It could be worse. You could be Nancy Philipson, chef (sic) concierge at the Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood. Concierge, she explains, comes from the Latin root for "fellow slave." She doesn't really feel like a slave, though. More like a facilitator, an organizer, a wish-granter, or the wife most people, male or female, wish they had.
SPORTS
February 11, 1998 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
A man can work up an appetite sitting around day after day, waiting for Olympic ski races to get canceled. After one such day, I stopped into a restaurant in Hakuba Village. The place is called Wadano No Mori, and the menu is quite interesting. Choices, choices, what would it be tonight? Well, there's a "Barbecued Ox Tongue" to die for, or perhaps Mori's famous "Sauteed Chicken Stomach." Not chicken sandwich, mind you, chicken stomach. But it is sauteed.
SPORTS
November 28, 1997 | DAVE DESMOND, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Matt Leonard doesn't just make tackles. He performs body slams. And with each of his painful tosses to the turf, the legend of the Ox grows. Most people think Leonard, who might be the region's most intimidating defensive player, is called the Ox simply because he is 6 feet 4 and 295 pounds or because he can carry Palmdale High's defense on his back. Actually, Leonard picked up the nickname after being sent regularly to On-Campus Suspension (OCS) rooms in middle school.
BUSINESS
November 11, 1997 | BARBARA MARSH, Barbara Marsh covers health care for The Times
TherOx Inc. says it received regulatory approval to sell its first product--a hollow, super-fine guide wire that's used to treat vascular ailments in the heart and brain. The privately held Costa Mesa-based developer and maker of medical devices says it will sell the item--which has a .014-inch diameter--in several lengths domestically for various uses in the heart and brain.
FOOD
June 18, 1997 | CHARLES PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
First we noticed with alarm that Hot Hot Hot, the Pasadena hot sauce boutique, had closed its doors. Then we heard it had merely moved its stock into another shop up by all the restaurants on Fair Oaks Avenue. The new home was described as a boutique of gourmet Americana. CJ's Gourmet Emporium turned out to be a couple of blocks beyond the heavy restaurant action, far from the bustle of Colorado Boulevard, and the gourmet Americana wasn't at all what we expected.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1997 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In cloudy but warm weather, a joyous crowd nearing 20,000 people turned out Saturday for the 98th annual Golden Dragon Lunar New Year Parade in Los Angeles' Chinatown to celebrate the Year of the Ox. Patient onlookers, who lined North Broadway and Cesar Chavez Boulevard, waited for the parade units to scream "Gung hay fat choy!"--happy new year in Cantonese--even though the procession started nearly 90 minutes late.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1997 | JULIE TAMAKI
The San Fernando Valley Chinese Cultural Assn. will ring in the Year of the Ox with a Chinese new year banquet Saturday. Last Friday kicked off the Chinese lunar year of 4695, the Year of the Ox. According to Chinese tradition, the ox brings "prosperity in business as a result of logical thought, resolute practicality and honest endurance."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1997 | K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's lunar new year and hundreds of thousands of people of Asian ancestry in the Los Angeles area are ringing in the Year of the Ox with family reunions and festivities. "Gung hay fat choy!" said Irvin Lai, president of the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California, as he prepared to finish his work Friday afternoon. The Cantonese salutation for "happy new year" will be repeated countless times in Chinese homes and businesses until March 7.
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