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December 14, 2013 | By Barbara Demick, This article has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details.
BEIJING - Chinese state media early Sunday began transmitting images and video taken by its moon rover, a gold-hued unmanned exploration vehicle named the Jade Rabbit after the story of a mythological Chinese moon goddess who kept a pet rabbit. The images were sparking excitement among space enthusiasts. "It is just beautiful to see the surface of the moon up close in a way we haven't in years. The images we remember of the moon were taken decades ago. These are the first photographs of the Internet age," said Morris Jones, an Australian space analyst based in Sydney.
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December 1, 2013 | By Barbara Demick
BEIJING--In hopes of ensuring that the next man on the moon is Chinese, Beijing launched a rocket carrying a buggy-like vehicle that is expected to roam and explore the moon's surface for three months. The Long March rocket lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province at 1:30 a.m. Monday, Beijing time (9:30 a.m. PST Sunday), the official Xinhua news agency reported. If all goes as planned, a landing vehicle and the roving vehicle will touch down on the moon's surface in about two weeks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1989 | TRACEY KAPLAN, Times Staff Writer
Hurricane, the white wolf captured last month running wild in Encino, is about to become a country girl. She left Los Angeles early Tuesday on a jetliner for Wolf Haven America, a wildlife sanctuary in Tenino, Wash., about 80 miles southwest of Seattle. There, she will share the 60-acre, evergreen-dotted reserve with 36 other wolves, many of whom are also former city dwellers, said Steve Kuntz, president of the nonprofit organization that runs the sanctuary. "She's adjusting very well, though she could stand to gain about 25 pounds," Kuntz said Tuesday afternoon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1994
This is in regards to the ongoing saga of Jimmy Peters. I am a special education teacher and wholeheartedly support full inclusion and parent involvement. I also expect cooperation from a parent in the ongoing struggle to include special education students into the regular classroom. Mr. Peters has unfortunately set back the attempts to include all special education students into the classroom. Does he realize that regular education teachers read the newspapers also? They miss all of the positive attempts at inclusion because of his ongoing battles.
SPORTS
January 10, 1996 | MAL FLORENCE
Packer fever is sweeping Wisconsin. As evidence, expectant parents Steven and Janan Mulvey say they're planning to name their baby, due Jan. 22, after a defensive lineman on the Green Bay team, which meets the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday for the NFC championship. The Mulveys want to give the honor to nose tackle John Jurkovic, who is also known by the nickname of "Jurko." "We were going to make it John Jurkovic Mulvey," Janan said, but that was before they learned of Jurkovic's middle name, Ivan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1997 | DAWN HOBBS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Seven-year-old Tracie Markiewicz was asleep on the living room couch at 6 a.m. Wednesday when her new puppy, Meto, started barking. Tracie awakened to a room full of smoke and flames. "The puppy tried to save my life," Tracie said Wednesday morning as she stood covered in soot and holding a small brown teddy bear that firefighters gave her after they doused the flames that took just about everything her family owned. But the 7-week-old Labrador retriever mix lost his life in the flames.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1993 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The fur was flying as the Lancaster City Council voted 3 to 2 to reject a county proposal to begin mandatory cat licensing in the city and to add a $2 surcharge to dog licenses. The council majority decided Monday night that the finicky felines and their freewheeling lifestyle ought not be fettered by licenses. The council minority sided with county animal control officials, who argued that licensing would reduce the growing number of unidentified, impounded cats who must be killed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1989 | TRACEY KAPLAN, Times Staff Writer
Hurricane, the white wolf captured last month running wild in Encino, is about to become a country girl. She left Los Angeles early Tuesday on a jetliner for Wolf Haven America, a wildlife sanctuary in Tenino, Wash., about 80 miles south of Seattle. There, she will share the 60-acre, evergreen-dotted reserve with 36 other wolves, many of whom are also former city dwellers, said Steve Kuntz, president of the nonprofit organization. "She's adjusting very well, though she could stand to gain about 25 pounds," Kuntz said Tuesday afternoon.
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