January 17, 2013 |
If we truly are what we eat, then please, please, don't let me be the Cheesecake Factory's bistro shrimp pasta dish. Nor, for that matter, IHOP's country-fried steak and eggs combo, Johnny Rockets' bacon cheddar double burger, Uno Chicago Grill's deep-dish macaroni and three-cheese dish, Smoothie King's Peanut Power Plus Grape Smoothie or Maggiano's Little Italy's chocolate zuccotto cake. Why? Well, start with this: The Cheesecake Factory dish, which you wouldn't think would be too unhealthful -- crispy battered shrimp, mushrooms, tomato, arugula and basil-garlic-lemon cream sauce -- comes in at a whopping 3,120 calories and 89 grams of saturated fat. Wanna wash it down with that Smoothie King smoothie?
December 13, 2007 |
Samson, otherwise known as Elephant No. 1, is twisting his trunk around some succulent young tufts of grass, tugging them up and throwing them into his mouth, perfectly aware we have sneaked up on him but willing to nonchalantly ignore us, for now. We crouch on a rock about 40 yards away -- about as close to a wild bull elephant as it is safe to get on foot. Even though Samson shows no signs of irritation, it's nice to be with David Powrie, who is something of an elephant whisperer.
November 4, 2007 |
Nevada wildlife officials, who have dealt with a record number of bear complaints, are considering holding the state's first-ever black-bear hunting season. About 300 adult bears live in the state, primarily around Lake Tahoe. "It's a hunter recreation opportunity. We believe there is a harvestable surplus of bears out there," said Kevin Lansford, wildlife staff specialist for the Nevada Department of Wildlife.
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May 16, 2006 |
Not everyone who is up in arms over illegal immigration has plans to patrol the border or participate in a face-off at a day labor site. Some crunch numbers, zap out e-mails and talk -- calmly -- to anyone who will listen to them about the problems they say are caused by illegal immigrants. Diana Hull, president of Californians for Population Stabilization, belongs to the second camp.
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April 19, 2006 |
About 1 million residents of unincorporated communities in Los Angeles County soon will be required to spay or neuter their dogs, as supervisors Tuesday initially approved a sweeping ordinance designed to control strays. The new regulations also would require dog owners to have microchips implanted into their pets to help identify lost animals. "There is a serious problem with overpopulation," said Supervisor Mike Antonovich, bemoaning the thousands of animals that are put to death every year.
March 4, 2006 |
BAD NEWS supposedly comes in threes, so it's no surprise that last week saw a trifecta in the race to breed ourselves into oblivion. There was the South Dakota bill proposing a ban on all abortions other than those to save the life of the mother (that's right, no exceptions, even for rape or incest). Then on Tuesday, the Supreme Court shut down an anti-racketeering lawsuit against pro-life groups that blockade abortion clinics. Meanwhile, the U.S.