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April 25, 2004 | Susan Salter Reynolds
Confessions of a Slacker Mom Muffy Mead-Ferro DaCapo/LifeLong: 138 pp., $12.95 paper "Confessions" is the latest and funniest in a series of parenting backlash books that one hopes signals the end to the suffocating over-parenting of the 1980s and '90s. "Like I need a smart baby," Mead-Ferro muttered when she heard about the abdomen headphones that would supposedly stimulate her daughter's intellect in utero. "I haven't bought into our culture's obsession with bodily cleanliness," she admits, "and I've outright ignored the anti-bacterial soap fad."
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April 25, 2004 | Susan Salter Reynolds
Confessions of a Slacker Mom Muffy Mead-Ferro DaCapo/LifeLong: 138 pp., $12.95 paper "Confessions" is the latest and funniest in a series of parenting backlash books that one hopes signals the end to the suffocating over-parenting of the 1980s and '90s. "Like I need a smart baby," Mead-Ferro muttered when she heard about the abdomen headphones that would supposedly stimulate her daughter's intellect in utero. "I haven't bought into our culture's obsession with bodily cleanliness," she admits, "and I've outright ignored the anti-bacterial soap fad."
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July 24, 1999 | DEAN E. MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Baden-Powell, the British war hero who founded the Scouting movement, coined the popular motto "Be Prepared." But even the world's No. 1 Scout could not have anticipated the multimillion-dollar dispute now tainting his legacy in the country where he made his claim to fame. Traditional leaders in Mafikeng, a dusty provincial capital about 175 miles west of here, have filed a $5.9-million petition with the British government.
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July 24, 1999 | DEAN E. MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Baden-Powell, the British war hero who founded the Scouting movement, coined the popular motto "Be Prepared." But even the world's No. 1 Scout could not have anticipated the multimillion-dollar dispute now tainting his legacy in the country where he made his claim to fame. Traditional leaders in Mafikeng, a dusty provincial capital about 175 miles west of here, have filed a $5.9-million petition with the British government.
OPINION
July 6, 2003
Re "Slaying of a Teen Leaves City Stunned," June 26: The article by David Zucchino on the slaying of Philadelphia teen Jason Sweeney is one of the most frightening stories that I have ever read. It is difficult to believe that such a coldblooded killing allegedly by "friends" could occur here in America. As a grandfather to two preteen children, I am certainly concerned about what kind of world my grandchildren will grow up in. In 1907, British Gen. Sir Robert Baden-Powell started the Scouting movement by organizing a camp for 20 "at risk" boys.
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November 13, 1992 | BURT A. FOLKART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Yes, it's fun to be a Boy Scout! It's fun to go hiking and camping with your best friends . . . to swim, to dive, to paddle a canoe, to wield an ax . . . to follow the footsteps of the pioneers who led the way through the wilderness . . . to stare into the glowing embers of a campfire and dream of the wonders of the life that is in store for you."
NEWS
September 16, 1990 | LUCY VENNING, REUTERS
Looking a little like an overgrown schoolboy, pensioner Vaclav Brichacek was close to tears. Excusing his prewar scouting uniform, he told delegates from 110 countries gathered in Paris for the 32nd World Scouting Conference: "I never thought I'd wear it again." Boy Scouts are busy pitching their tents all over a part of the world that has been out of bounds for 50 years.
NEWS
June 29, 1987 | HEIDI YORKSHIRE
The Girl Scouts threw a birthday party this weekend, and more than 13,000 people came. To honor the 75th anniversary of Girl Scouting in the United States, the 10 Girl Scout councils of Southern California put together its Diamond Jubilee Roundup, which some say is the largest encampment of Girl Scouts ever held.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1992 | DANIELLE A. FOUQUETTE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Boy Scout leaders and volunteers are known for their mastery of first aid and the outdoors. But the local Boy Scout council requirement that went into effect April 1 calls for a type of skills training that Robert Baden-Powell, who founded the Boy Scouts in 1907 in Great Britain, may never have dreamed of: spotting and dealing with child abuse. Youth Protection, a child abuse training program, was started last year by the Orange County Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
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August 2, 1989 | Herbert J. Vida
Bryan Renfro had been training his parrot to do tricks, when one day he asked, "Show me how much you love me." The parrot put his head on Renfro's chest, "but I didn't train him to do that. He did it on his own." Renfro decided he had arrived as an animal trainer. "I knew I had a career," said the Anaheim Vietnam veteran, who admits that "the only training I've ever had in my life was learning how to kill."
TRAVEL
November 7, 1999 | SUSAN SPANO, TIMES TRAVEL WRITER
One of the reasons I love to travel is the opportunity it affords to visit museums. I also spend time in museums when I'm at home, but when I'm away, my mind is a clean slate, ready to take in new things. I fell in love with Chinese teapots, for instance, at the Flagstaff House Museum in Hong Kong; found a hero in the "Babe" at the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Baseball Center in Baltimore; and decided at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Baker City, Ore.
WORLD
April 1, 2013 | Lauren Frayer
The horses trot softly across sandy terrain and scrubby oak brush on Spain's central plateau, their riders listening for a rustle in the leaves, searching for a patch of wiry black fur betrayed by the sun. Finally, the hunters spot their prey. Ranch owner Ramiro Maura breaks the silence. "Venga! Arriba!" Maura screams -- "Come! Up here!" The riders yank their reins in unison, aim their spears and urge their horses up steep terrain laced with shriveled tree roots and boulders.
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