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June 6, 2010 | By Avital Binshtock
UTAH Camp out among furry friends Volunteer your time with orphaned animals at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, America's largest no-kill pet shelter, then enjoy hiking and camping in a national park, either Grand Canyon or Zion. Scientist Jonathan Balcombe, the author of "Second Nature: The Inner Lives of Animals," accompanies the Zion itinerary. The first segment of your vacation may include feeding, grooming, walking or training cats, dogs, birds, horses or pot-bellied pigs.
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TRAVEL
June 6, 2010 | By Avital Binshtock
UTAH Camp out among furry friends Volunteer your time with orphaned animals at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, America's largest no-kill pet shelter, then enjoy hiking and camping in a national park, either Grand Canyon or Zion. Scientist Jonathan Balcombe, the author of "Second Nature: The Inner Lives of Animals," accompanies the Zion itinerary. The first segment of your vacation may include feeding, grooming, walking or training cats, dogs, birds, horses or pot-bellied pigs.
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NEWS
July 10, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Harrods department store in tony Knightsbridge shines as a London tourist spot, but will Harrods hotels be as popular? Qatar Holding, which owns the department store that opened in 1849, recently announced plans to launch Harrods hotels in London, Malaysia, New York and Paris. "Qatar Holding ultimately intends to grow Harrods into a global enterprise that defines the luxury retail and leisure sectors," the company said in a statement . "Preference will be given to construct on sites already owned by Qatar Holding or its affiliates," the statement said, including London's Chelsea Barracks in the City of Westminster.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 1988 | BILL STEIGERWALD
For the last few weeks, the international series "Channel Crossings" on KCET Channel 28 has served up powerful, intelligent and superbly well-acted dramas dealing with British subjects. The first, "Made in Britain," took a tough look at a sociopathic and completely unlikable young punk with a swastika carved between his eyebrows. "Acceptable Levels" was about what happens to truth when a British film crew makes a TV documentary in Belfast.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 1987 | RICH ROBERTS, Times Staff Writer
A retired judge with little interest in sailing may pick the site of the next America's Cup defense. The Sail America syndicate and the San Diego Yacht Club have agreed on Charles Froehlich Jr. of Escondido as arbitrator for their dispute over the selection of the defense committee that will choose the venue for 1991, syndicate officials said Monday.
SPORTS
January 31, 1987 | United Press International
Alan Bond, the multimillionaire who masterminded Australia's victory in the America's Cup in 1983 but lost the chance to defend the trophy this year, announced Friday that he probably would not race 12-meter yachts again. Bond has pledged major support to a Japanese yachting syndicate.
SPORTS
September 11, 1991
Skipper Bill Koch and a team that includes several of Koch's America-3 crew members is leading the Maxi World Championships in Sardinia, Italy, after the fourth race in the five-race series concluded Tuesday. There are five maxis entered. Koch's Matador-2 took three firsts and one third, with the remaining leg to be in St. Tropez, France. Koch was the winning skipper of the 1990 maxi championships.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 2012 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
William H. "Bill" Mensing, the owner of an aircraft sheet-metal business whose improved water-drop tanks made for Los Angeles County Fire Department helicopters in the early 1970s became widely used, has died. He was 88. Mensing died July 26 at his home in Santa Paula after a brief illness, said his family. A World War II veteran, Mensing opened a precision sheet-metal business called Sheetcraft in Northridge in the early 1960s and became known for his skill in making new parts for damaged helicopters and airplanes.
REAL ESTATE
September 21, 1986 | RUTH RYON, Times Staff Writer
Body-building buddies. There were three: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Franco Columbu and Petar Laden. Petar who? Everyone should know Schwarzenegger: Mr. Olympia seven times, Mr. Universe five times, Mr. World once. Now he's in the movies: star of "Conan the Barbarian," "Conan the Destroyer," "The Terminator" and "Commando." Columbu is well-known too: Mr. Olympia, Mr. Universe, Mr. World, Mr. International, Mr. Europe, Mr. Italy.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 23, 1989 | ZAN STEWART DON HECKMAN
C ongero /bandleader Poncho Sanchez, who recently returned from his debut tour of Europe, has a new saxophonist. Gene Burkert, 25, who has been heard in Los Angeles with his own quartet and George Stone's Diajobu, has joined the busy Latin/jazz ensemble, replacing Kenny Goldberg, who was with Sanchez's band for three years.
HEALTH
October 15, 2007 | Elena Conis, Special to The Times
The world is getting older. Today, people over 60 make up about 11% of the world's population and are projected to make up more than 20% by 2050. But although that segment of the population is growing fast, accumulating even faster are the number of people living past 100. Why some people's lives can span four generations or more is still a bit of a mystery -- but as the world ages, scientists are beginning to unearth some clues.
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