HOME & GARDEN
July 14, 1990 |
Louis Comfort Tiffany, a celebrated artist and decorator whose glassware designs helped define the art nouveau style first popularized in the 1890s, died in 1933 at the age of 85. While Tiffany himself is long gone, he'd probably take comfort in knowing that his work, characterized by the linear depiction of sinuous, floral forms, lives on. Original Tiffany vases and lamps can sell at auction in New York or Paris for as much as $500,000.
HOME & GARDEN
February 8, 1992 |
If you don't think you have a novel in you, you'd do well to ponder the idea that one of the primary American literary forms of the past quarter century has been the T-shirt. Think of it as the short-short-short story of the age. One person's philosophy expressed in cotton casual wear. Initially, the shirts lacked content. You had to take what you found in the stores, and true self-expression was minimal.
May 30, 1996 |
A new technique to freeze sperm-producing tissues can provide "biological immortality" for males, a finding that researchers believe may ultimately have a major impact on conserving endangered species, protecting valuable research animals and preserving the reproductive ability of males who undergo intensive chemotherapy for cancer. The technique may even make it possible for men with abnormally low sperm production to reproduce.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 2001 |
The state attorney general's office has moved to block a recent appeals court decision allowing male prison inmates to procreate by means of artificial insemination, arguing that the case should be resolved by the U.S. Supreme Court. In a motion filed with the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, California Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer seeks to keep from becoming effective the appellate court decision supporting an inmate's "fundamental right" to procreate, pending a review by the nation's high court.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 2004 |
The medical study had profound implications, apparently offering scientific proof of the power of prayer, even the existence of God. The article, with two Columbia University physicians listed as authors, said that women undergoing in vitro fertilization treatments in South Korea were twice as likely to conceive when strangers prayed for them. Making the findings even more spectacular was that the women didn't even know they were being prayed for.
October 4, 1994 |
After waiting nearly two decades to cleanse their lake-shore harbor of a million pounds of toxic waste, the people of this working-class suburb of Chicago were ready to party. Setting sail on Lake Michigan aboard a cruise ship aptly named Celebration, local, state and federal dignitaries proclaimed the elaborate $21-million cleanup of Waukegan Harbor officially complete this summer.
June 7, 1996 |
Expanding on evidence that environmental chemicals could be altering sex hormones, scientists have discovered that some pesticides with weak potential to imitate estrogen on their own become hundreds of times more potent when two are combined.
December 11, 2003 |
Hormones that leak into streams from cattle feedlots are altering the sexual characteristics of wild fish, demasculinizing the males and defeminizing the females, according to a study. The newly released study, which examined minnows in three streams that flow into Nebraska's Elkhorn River, suggests that cattle operations pose a previously unknown effect on the environment. About 30 million head of cattle are raised in U.S.
October 29, 2006 |
CHAD HODGE LIKED #694. She was a 21-year-old college student, 5-feet-5, 135 pounds, with straight brown hair, blue eyes and a narrow nose. She had won 16 awards in high school for academics and music, and scored a 1210 on the SAT. She was outgoing, intelligent, responsible and friendly, or at least she said she was. Chad wanted her to be the mother of his children. But David Craig, Chad's partner of seven years, had his heart set on #685.
March 14, 1989 |
In a case where the new world of reproductive technology comes up against the old world of law and human frailty, a Tennessee couple who are getting a divorce are at odds over who should have control of their frozen embryos. Junior Lewis Davis, who initiated the divorce action, says the embryos are potential children and that he should have the right to decide whether he wants to become a father.