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January 24, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
video platform video management video solutions video player Kristen Bell stopped by "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Thursday to chat about her upcoming film, pregnancy and all things sloth. "The House of Lies" actress, who was recently at the Sundance Film Festival to promote her latest film, "The Lifeguard," said her baby with fiance Dax Shepard is due at the end of spring. And while they did find out the sex of the baby, they're keeping it their little secret despite a potential hint that Shepard was only "thinking about all the off-roading he'll have in his tiny partner.
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November 18, 2013 | By Carla Hall
A rare pygmy three-toed sloth stirred an international controversy after officials of the Dallas World Aquarium caught and crated six of the creatures on Isla Escudo de Veraguas, an island off Panama. The aquarium officials intended to take the animals back to Dallas - and made it clear they had extensive paperwork and permits to do so - but were confronted at the Isla Colón International Airport in the Bocas del Toro province of Panama by protesters and police who barred them from leaving the airport with the sloths.
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SPORTS
August 1, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
LONDON - Rower Hamadou Djibo Issaka of Niger doesn't have an Olympic medal,  and judging from his performance here, he's not likely to get one. But he does have a cool nickname: "The Sculling Sloth," which was pinned on him after he finished last in his qualifying heat of the 2,000-meter single sculls Saturday, trailing the winner by more than a minute and a half. But the 35-year-old gardener, one of just three athletes representing his country in London, starting rowing just three months ago. And he promises he'll be back - and be better - four years from now in Rio. "I have no technique," he confessed.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
Attention, children of the '80s: Conan O'Brien and Johnny Galecki -- a.k.a. Rusty from "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" or David from "Roseanne" -- have teamed up to re-create one of the decade's finest cinematic achievements, "The Goonies. " As Galecki -- known to children of the '00s as Leonard from "The Big Bang Theory" -- told O'Brien on Wednesday night, "Conan" is filmed on the same Warner Bros. lot as Richard Donner's beloved adventure comedy film. He then asked O'Brien for a "personal favor": Would he join him in a reenactment of one of the movie's most memorable scenes?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 2009 | By Raja Abdulrahim
The skull of an ice age giant ground sloth was recently uncovered at a construction site in Riverside County and could be headed for display at the San Bernardino County Museum. The bones dating back 1.8 million years were discovered Nov. 18 on the site of a future Southern California Edison substation as earthmovers flattened the land in a hilly area west of Beaumont, said Rick Greenwood, director of Edison's environment health and safety division. Work in the area was immediately halted.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
Attention, children of the '80s: Conan O'Brien and Johnny Galecki -- a.k.a. Rusty from "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" or David from "Roseanne" -- have teamed up to re-create one of the decade's finest cinematic achievements, "The Goonies. " As Galecki -- known to children of the '00s as Leonard from "The Big Bang Theory" -- told O'Brien on Wednesday night, "Conan" is filmed on the same Warner Bros. lot as Richard Donner's beloved adventure comedy film. He then asked O'Brien for a "personal favor": Would he join him in a reenactment of one of the movie's most memorable scenes?
NEWS
September 29, 2002
Thank you for printing Gore Vidal's comments on the state of publishing and the real dynamic of author-editor relationships in today's world ("Vidal's War of Words With Editor Continues," Sept. 18). As an author who has suffered the ego and sloth of a so-called "well-known and highly respected editor," I can well attest to the veracity of Mr. Vidal's assertions. With few exceptions, the Jason Epsteins of this world do nothing for the authors they represent but pass the manuscript along to the copy editor, take credit when the book succeeds and claim "I knew it all along" if it fails.
NEWS
November 21, 2012 | By Karin Klein
Much of the nation appears shocked by the encroachment of Black Friday into Thankful Thursday, with stores opening on the national day of gratitude. Thanksgiving, it would appear, has become Thankshopping. At least instead of letting all that stuffing and pecan pie turn into an afternoon of indigestion and sloth, the shopping contingent will be standing up, walking around, possibly engaging in such cardiovascular-building activities as racing for a TV set or engaging in fisticuffs over the hottest deals.
NEWS
November 18, 2013 | By Carla Hall
A rare pygmy three-toed sloth stirred an international controversy after officials of the Dallas World Aquarium caught and crated six of the creatures on Isla Escudo de Veraguas, an island off Panama. The aquarium officials intended to take the animals back to Dallas - and made it clear they had extensive paperwork and permits to do so - but were confronted at the Isla Colón International Airport in the Bocas del Toro province of Panama by protesters and police who barred them from leaving the airport with the sloths.
NEWS
August 15, 2012 | By James Rainey
Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that Mitt Romney's tax policy would put “y'all back in chains,” and Campaign 2012 spun off into the outrage zone once again. It's pointless to deny that the Democrats' freewheeling No. 2, regardless of how he intended it, invoked a bit of class and race fidelity to the Democratic ticket in his speech before a mixed-race crowd in Danville, Va. Biden may have been retorting Republican claims about “unshackling” the economy. But a practiced stump speaker (even a gaffe-prone one)
ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
video platform video management video solutions video player Kristen Bell stopped by "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Thursday to chat about her upcoming film, pregnancy and all things sloth. "The House of Lies" actress, who was recently at the Sundance Film Festival to promote her latest film, "The Lifeguard," said her baby with fiance Dax Shepard is due at the end of spring. And while they did find out the sex of the baby, they're keeping it their little secret despite a potential hint that Shepard was only "thinking about all the off-roading he'll have in his tiny partner.
NEWS
November 21, 2012 | By Karin Klein
Much of the nation appears shocked by the encroachment of Black Friday into Thankful Thursday, with stores opening on the national day of gratitude. Thanksgiving, it would appear, has become Thankshopping. At least instead of letting all that stuffing and pecan pie turn into an afternoon of indigestion and sloth, the shopping contingent will be standing up, walking around, possibly engaging in such cardiovascular-building activities as racing for a TV set or engaging in fisticuffs over the hottest deals.
NEWS
August 15, 2012 | By James Rainey
Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that Mitt Romney's tax policy would put “y'all back in chains,” and Campaign 2012 spun off into the outrage zone once again. It's pointless to deny that the Democrats' freewheeling No. 2, regardless of how he intended it, invoked a bit of class and race fidelity to the Democratic ticket in his speech before a mixed-race crowd in Danville, Va. Biden may have been retorting Republican claims about “unshackling” the economy. But a practiced stump speaker (even a gaffe-prone one)
SPORTS
August 1, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
LONDON - Rower Hamadou Djibo Issaka of Niger doesn't have an Olympic medal,  and judging from his performance here, he's not likely to get one. But he does have a cool nickname: "The Sculling Sloth," which was pinned on him after he finished last in his qualifying heat of the 2,000-meter single sculls Saturday, trailing the winner by more than a minute and a half. But the 35-year-old gardener, one of just three athletes representing his country in London, starting rowing just three months ago. And he promises he'll be back - and be better - four years from now in Rio. "I have no technique," he confessed.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 17, 2012 | By Katherine Tulich, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Nothing seems to stop "Jungle" Jack Hanna. Facing down dangerous animals and persnickety late-night hosts, the congenial wildlife expert and dedicated conservationist in the trademark khaki suit has been TV fixture for the last 30 years. Now, despite having just undergone a double knee replacement, Hanna is doing a national theater tour that comes to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach on Saturday. "As long as I don't have to run around too much after any animals I will be fine," he laughed by phone from his home in Montana, where he is recuperating.
TRAVEL
October 10, 2010 | By Jay Jones, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Recession-smession. Even those of us pinching our pennies need regular fixes of travel. The journeys can be thrice as nice when we also satiate a vice, whether it's a sin of the more biblical variety or a more modern indulgence. Chocolate. Recchiuti Confections, San Francisco. You'll leave your heart in the Ferry Building Marketplace once you've savored Michael Recchiuti's masterworks, which include crisp slices of pear kissed with key lime and coated in dark chocolate. And his whoopee pies will brighten even the foggiest day. Info: (415)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1998
The skull of a saber-toothed cat and limb bones of a ground sloth were among the 28,000-year-old fossils discovered as an annual excavation at the La Brea Tar Pits got under way Thursday. Paleontologists began excavation of a site known as Pit 91 in 1969 and have returned to it yearly since 1980, said Dr. John Harris, chief curator of paleontology at the George C. Page Museum in Hancock Park.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 2005 | Naomi Glauberman, Special to The Times
Sloth Wendy Wasserstein Oxford University Press: 114 pp., $17.95 * Everyone likes to talk about sin. Not just the scandalous details of celebrity slip-ups recounted in the tabloids or on cable TV, but the very notion of sin itself. Inspired perhaps by this indisputable fact, the New York Public Library and Oxford University Press co-sponsored a lecture series on the "Seven Deadly Sins" beginning in 2002. Scholars, critics and writers gave lectures that are being issued as neat little books.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 2009 | By Raja Abdulrahim
The skull of an ice age giant ground sloth was recently uncovered at a construction site in Riverside County and could be headed for display at the San Bernardino County Museum. The bones dating back 1.8 million years were discovered Nov. 18 on the site of a future Southern California Edison substation as earthmovers flattened the land in a hilly area west of Beaumont, said Rick Greenwood, director of Edison's environment health and safety division. Work in the area was immediately halted.
TRAVEL
April 12, 2009 | Amanda Jones
As summer looms and you're in a panic about what to do with the kids (an all-too-familiar scenario at my house), allow me to throw out an idea: Instead of sending them off for expensive weeks away, consider taking them, and yourself, to the greatest science camp on Earth -- the Amazon. That's what I did last summer with Indigo, my 10-year-old daughter, and it was a roaring success.
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