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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1996
Of course there is a danger in generalizing, but based on the voters' treatment of mountain lions and lawyers in the primary election, may we conclude that we favor predators? JAMES REED Corona
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
More civil lawsuits may be on the way against major Hollywood players in connection with sexual abuse allegations that have ensnared director Bryan Singer and other top entertainment industry figures. Jeff Herman, the attorney for the man who has accused Singer of abusing him as a teenager, told The Times that he's heard from other alleged victims. He said he's investigating these potential new cases and hopes to expose more illegal activity. “I've heard from dozens and dozens alleging they were abused in Hollywood as minors,” Herman said.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 9, 2010
"Predators," plural, starts well and ends poorly, and in the middle it's in the middle. The original 1987 "Predator," featuring future politicians Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jesse Ventura, was an entertaining hybrid of the commando genre and "Alien"-inspired science fiction. The new one, directed by Nimród Antal ("Kontroll"), lifts its building blocks from an unproduced 1990s script by Robert Rodriguez, who ended up producing the revised screenplay by Alex Litvak and Michael Finch. For a while it's a worthy successor, or remake, or whatever it is. Instead of the Central American jungle of the original, the action takes place somewhere "else," let's say (the reveal comes early, but who am I to spoil your day?
OPINION
April 20, 2014
Re "Rat poisons linked to disease, death in wildlife," April 17 What makes humans so convinced we can outsmart Mother Nature? Our "kill first" mentality has made us blind to effective, nonlethal solutions to human-wildlife conflicts. I volunteer at a wildlife rescue; we provide a service that keeps homes rodent-free by sealing cracks where critters enter. Often those who balk at paying $150 for this non- lethal solution don't think twice about paying a pest control service monthly to spread poisons.
SCIENCE
October 15, 2012 | By Jon Bardin
Imagine if every time you were attracted to that delicious smell wafting from your neighborhood Cinnabon's open door, you found upon entering that it was actually a hardware store with no food in sight. It wouldn't be long before that smell no longer sucked you in. That's essentially what scientists tried in an attempt to solve an age-old problem in species conservation: How do you stop predators from attacking their prey? In the new study, published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from Australia exposed black rats to the smells of a bird's nest - avian feces, feathers and the like - by placing scent-spiked fake nests throughout a field.
SPORTS
March 25, 2010
NASHVILLE — David Legwand scored the shootout winner in the Nashville Predators' 4-3 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday night. Steve Sullivan, Patric Hornqvist and Dan Hamhuis scored for Nashville in regulation, and Lee Stempniak, Wojtek Wolski and Keith Yandle countered for Phoenix. Nashville has won seven of its last eight. After winning nine consecutive games, the Coyotes have lost their last two. After each team scored once and missed once in the shootout, Phoenix's third shooter, Radim Vrbata, had Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne beaten, but the backhander rang off of the crossbar and bounced away.
NATIONAL
December 10, 2011 | By Brian Bennett, Washington Bureau
Armed with a search warrant, Nelson County Sheriff Kelly Janke went looking for six missing cows on the Brossart family farm in the early evening of June 23. Three men brandishing rifles chased him off, he said. Janke knew the gunmen could be anywhere on the 3,000-acre spread in eastern North Dakota. Fearful of an armed standoff, he called in reinforcements from the state Highway Patrol, a regional SWAT team, a bomb squad, ambulances and deputy sheriffs from three other counties.
SCIENCE
March 21, 2014 | By Amina Khan
When a major extinction takes place, apex predators - those giant beasts sitting at the top of the food web - are often the first to suffer. But it turns out that in the worst extinction event in Earth's history, they might have actually branched out a little, according to a new study in PLoS ONE that looked at ancient armored amphibians and giant swimming reptiles. While the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs some 66 million years ago was a violent and dramatic end, this end-Cretaceous event wasn't the worst extinction in Earth's history.
SPORTS
February 7, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
NASHVILLE -- Here is your utterly misleading statistic of the night: Kings 32, Predators 14. Shots on goal meant almost nothing, which is exactly what the Kings managed to do against Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne, a Vezina Trophy finalist last season: nothing. Rinne recorded his first shutout of the season and the 26th of his career as the Predators beat the Kings, 3-0, on Thursday night at Bridgestone Arena. The Kings have won once in their last four games and got off to another sluggish start, giving up a goal in the first three minutes as Gabriel Bourque scored at 2:54, beating goalie Jonathan Quick with a one-timer from the edge of the circle.
OPINION
March 15, 2010
Their first names have become synonymous with outrage and grief: Megan, Jessica, Samantha, Amber. Now, 17-year-old Chelsea King and 14-year-old Amber Dubois join the list of young lives likely cut short by sexual predators. And as in each of the previous cases, the heartbreaking discovery of the child's body is followed by a renewed determination to enact stricter laws, to toughen sentences and intensify monitoring -- to do something, anything, to keep children safe. And we do try. These murders continue despite sex offender registries and Jessica's Law, which restricted where offenders can live and strapped global positioning systems on the ankles of about 6,700 perpetrators.
SPORTS
April 4, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Almost as impressively as the Nashville Predators hovered around the net Friday, the Ducks circled around their beaten veteran goaltender Jonas Hiller after a 5-2 trouncing at Honda Center. Hiller, returning from a three-game hiatus that Coach Bruce Boudreau said he hoped would enhance the goalie's sharpness for the approaching Stanley Cup playoffs, gave up four first-period goals on nine shots. After a 14-game win streak from Dec. 6 to Jan. 12, Hiller is 6-8-3 since. SUMMARY: Nashville Predators 5, Ducks 2 He was replaced with 2 minutes, 55 seconds left in the period by the emerging rookie Frederik Andersen, who's gaining serious traction for playoff use with a 19-5 showing this season that included three consecutive wins in Hiller's absence.
SPORTS
March 21, 2014 | By James Barragan
In arena football, the Orlando Predators handed the KISS its first loss of the season Friday, 69-63, in overtime. The KISS (1-1) jumped out to an early 21-point lead in the first quarter, but Orlando (2-0) closed the gap to trail 42-34 at halftime. Orlando took a 63-56 lead with 43 seconds left in regulation but the KISS responded in the waning seconds to take the game into overtime tied at 63. In overtime, quarterback Jason Boltus won it for the Predators with a one-yard touchdown run.
SCIENCE
March 21, 2014 | By Amina Khan
When a major extinction takes place, apex predators - those giant beasts sitting at the top of the food web - are often the first to suffer. But it turns out that in the worst extinction event in Earth's history, they might have actually branched out a little, according to a new study in PLoS ONE that looked at ancient armored amphibians and giant swimming reptiles. While the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs some 66 million years ago was a violent and dramatic end, this end-Cretaceous event wasn't the worst extinction in Earth's history.
SPORTS
February 10, 2014 | Staff reports
SOCHI, Russia  - Team USA General Manager David Poile will not travel to Russia for the Olympic men's hockey tournament because of injuries he suffered last week when he was hit in the face by an errant puck. Poile underwent surgery for facial injuries shortly after the incident in St. Paul, Minn. Team USA officials said Monday that he has since returned to Nashville, where he is general manager of the Predators, and has been advised not to make the long trip to Sochi. Ray Shero , general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins, will be Team USA's acting general manager in Russia though Poile will be available by phone.
SPORTS
February 8, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
NASHVILLE  - Corey Perry days earlier said one of the factors bedeviling the Ducks during their 10-game rut was that the puck wasn't bouncing the team's way. That changed Saturday night, as two Ducks' passes were deflected off Nashville players into the goal and a long-distance shot weaved almost magically to the net through skaters' traffic in Anaheim's 5-2 victory over the Predators at Bridgestone Arena. "You work hard, you create your own bounces," Perry said. "A garbage goal, as they say, takes the monkey off your back.
WORLD
February 5, 2014 | By Tom Kington
ROME - The Roman Catholic Church has "systematically" protected predator priests, allowing tens of thousands of children to be abused, a United Nations committee said Wednesday in a scathing report that cast the first shadow over Pope Francis' honeymoon period as pontiff. The panel called on the Vatican to remove all suspects from their posts immediately and to open its confidential archives "to hold abusers accountable. " "The committee is gravely concerned that the Holy See has not acknowledged the extent of the crimes committed, has not taken the necessary measures to address cases of child sexual abuse and to protect children, and has adopted policies and practices which have led to the continuation of the abuse by and the impunity of the perpetrators," the report says.
SPORTS
March 18, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
Nashville, of course, was where it all ended for the Ducks last season. Ah, remember the playoffs? On Sunday, the Predators provided a stark reminder about what might have been last season and what could happen this postseason. They beat the Ducks, 3-1, at Honda Center, sweeping all four games of their season series with Anaheim. Nothing has been decided officially, but the Predators certainly will be playing beyond April 7 and the Ducks will be left to contemplate the wonders of the draft lottery.
SCIENCE
January 16, 2010 | By Amina Khan
Every year, shorebirds flap thousands and thousands of miles to the Northern Hemisphere, then back to the south. It's an exhausting round trip. Yet some sandpipers and plovers head deeper into the Arctic, tacking as many as 2,000 miles onto their journey. Why they do it has long puzzled biologists. "Why wouldn't they go in the low Arctic instead of the high Arctic? Why would you go so far north? It just increases the risk of getting lost or getting cold," said Allan Baker, senior curator of ornithology and head of the Department of Natural History at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2014 | By Maura Dolan, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
SAN FRANCISCO -- MeetMe.com, a social networking site, is enabling predators to target minors, San Francisco City Atty. Dennis Herrera charged in a lawsuit Monday. Herrerra said the New Hope, Pa.-based company MeetMe Inc. was violating California laws by relying on legally invalid consent from minors age 13 to 17 to reveal their real-time locations and personal information to strangers. Dozens of minors nationwide have been victimized by predators who found them on the networking site, and it has been implicated in several crimes involving sexual assault and illicit sex with minors in California, according to the suit.
SPORTS
January 9, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
  NASHVILLE -- This is Ryan Getzlaf's fourth season as the Ducks' captain, and his best in terms of fulfilling the title's demands. Thursday night embodied the extra push Getzlaf, 28, brings. Trailing by two goals after the first period, he responded with two goals and a brilliant assist in a six-minute 27-second span to open the second period, carrying the Ducks to a 4-3 victory over the Nashville Predators. Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau praised his center's assertiveness.
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