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December 17, 1987 | Dr. GLENN ERICSON, For The Times and Got a question about your pet? Send it to Dr. Glenn Ericson, Ask the Vet, Orange County Life, The Times, 1375 Sunflower Ave., Costa Mesa 92626. Ericson, a practicing Orange County veterinarian, is incoming president of the Southern California Veterinary Medical Assn
Q: We have a beautiful, white Siberian husky, female, 9 months old. Ever since she was very young, she has been eating tissue paper, facial tissue, toilet tissue, paper napkins, hand towels etc. Once we realized how persistent she is, and that she gets "angry" whenever we take papers away from her, we have made a constant effort to keep all tissue-type paper out of her reach. Before we started keeping it away from her, she had occasionally thrown up large wads of tissue paper.
May 12, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Relax, Harry Potter fans. J.K. Rowling now has plenty of paper. The author, a resident of Edinburgh, Scotland, who writes in longhand, is busy writing the seventh and final Potter book. She had complained last month that she was having a hard time finding writing paper. "Be careful what you wish for; it might come true," she wrote in a message posted earlier this week on her website. She said fans had deluged her with paper.
May 19, 2006
Re "A hot paper muzzles academia," Current, May 14 Eve Fairbanks claims that Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government was "nervous to be associated" with Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer's "Israel Lobby" paper, and she suggests that this nervousness came from the anticipated loss of donations. A more accurate explanation could be the paper's poor scholarship. Mearsheimer conceded that the paper contains no original documentation and that the authors did not conduct any independent interviews.
March 8, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Nobel laureate and her co-authors on a 2001 paper on the sense of smell have retracted the study, saying they had discovered problems in the data and were unable to duplicate their findings. Linda Buck shared the 2004 Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering odor-sensing proteins in the nose and tracing how the nervous system delivers odor information to the brain. It was not immediately clear how important the retracted research was to the body of work that led to her Nobel. The retracted paper reported details of how the nervous system of the mouse carries odor signals from the nose to a particular region of the brain.
March 4, 2009
Re "Local news front and center," March 3 Tuesday morning, when I picked up my skinny little newspaper, I was compelled to write this letter. I am one of the many people who love to read. I love the sensation of holding paper in hand and curling up in a favorite spot for a good story. Mine happens to be the back window, looking out over the garden. A well-lived life is made up of small but meaningful pleasures like this one. The loss of paper journalism is a travesty. It caters to our younger society, which wants things fast, short and preferably on a hand-held piece of technology.
September 7, 1997 | Debra J. Hotaling
"Inherent vice," observes Lisa Forman as she peers over her half glasses at a stack of newspapers. To a paper conservator like Forman, vice isn't about sloth or greed or lust. It's about rag content and acidity. The newspapers, printed by Japanese Americans interned by the U.S. government during World War II, are crumbling, partly because the newsprint contains the seeds of its own destruction--in conservator's language, inherent vice.
December 21, 1996 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
Already off to their best start in seven years, the Lakers are in good position to build on that considering the next seven games are against six teams that have a combined .284 winning percentage. None of the six, including Sacramento in a home-and-home Jan. 2-3, are better than eight games under .500. The catch is that the team with the worst record in that group, Boston at 5-17, has already defeated the Lakers.
July 7, 1995
Re "Getting Your Words' Worth?" (June 16): Let me see if I got this right. The price of hardcover book paper went from $40 to $52 per 100 pounds. According to my bathroom scale, a one-pound book averages 225 pages. Ergo, the production cost of each 225-page book has gone up by 12 cents, and the paper for a 400-page book might be a whole $1. This represents, the article reports, one-third of the total production costs, including royalties. Hence, the 400-page book is now up to $3. Because of this, the retail price must rise to $20, even $25. Did I get that right?
December 12, 1993 | LIZ SPAYD
Let me be the first to 'fess up: A considerable, and probably unnecessary, amount of paper was used in getting this story to your doorstep. First, I went on three in-person interviews, where I took a total of 32 pages of notes. A tape recorder sits in my briefcase, ready for use, but I prefer to write things down. I conducted many more interviews by phone, copiously taking notes on a computer so that, in theory, I could avoid the use of more paper.
December 16, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Patients are not always fully informed that they are guinea pigs in medical research studies authorized by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, a newspaper said. The Plain Dealer of Cleveland said it analyzed FDA files obtained under the Freedom of Information Act and found that in 4,154 inspections of researchers testing new drugs on humans, the FDA cited more than 53% for failing to fully disclose the experimental nature of their work.
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