June 2, 1992 |
On a pleasant spring morning, Steve McDaugale and Glenn Fox lie back on their bedrolls next to Dry Creek and muse about survival on the road. Keep your camp clean and if you go to town, maintain a low profile, says McDaugale, a big, strong-looking bearded man of 40, wearing boots that are patched with strips of plastic. "And stay away from what we call 'the citizens,' " says Fox, who is 43, small, slender and also wearing a beard.
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June 3, 2004 |
Biology teachers will not be required to offer alternatives to Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, under a decision of the Roseville Joint Union High School District. Critics of Darwin's theory say there are a growing number of scientists who question the idea that natural selection has dictated evolution of life on Earth. They want school instruction to reflect other possibilities. But on a 3-2 vote, district trustees rejected changing the curriculum.
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February 13, 2006 |
A single-engine plane that appeared to be performing an aerobatic stunt veered out of control and crashed into a home Sunday, apparently killing at least two people aboard and sparking a fire that gutted the house. The crash about 11:20 a.m. left a gaping hole in the two-story house and caused a fire in an adjacent house, damaging its garage and attic, said Roseville Fire Marshall Dennis Mathisen. One body was visible in the wreckage. Placer County Deputy Coroner T.
November 12, 1992 |
Although California is a relative newcomer to commercial pistachio production, the nut took to the state's climate and topography with a vengeance. Since 1976, when the state's first commercial harvest took place, pistachio acreage has grown to 62,000 acres, making California the second largest producer in the world with close to 500 million pounds of nuts harvested in 1991. Pistachios, actually a relative of the mango and the cashew, are native to the Middle East.
July 23, 1986 |
Peter Marmureanu's name keeps cropping up at the U.S. Tennis Assn. Men's 45 Hardcourt Championships at the Lindborg Racquet Club in Huntington Beach. Rumors bounce from court to court with all sorts of tales about from whence this unseeded player came. "He's a hot one," said one entrant. "I heard he was from Transylvania or somewhere like that." "He played on a Davis Cup team I think," said another player. "And he used to coach Martina, too."
November 26, 1987 |
In the eyes of Dean Andrea, the UC Irvine women's basketball coach, all things are not equal in the Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. It's not exactly a revelation, but it's accurate. Cal State Long Beach was 33-3 last season and reached the Final Four of the NCAA playoffs. Hawaii, Nevada Las Vegas and Fresno State each won 20 or more games, finishing second, third and fourth in the PCAA. Then came the Anteaters.