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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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SCIENCE
February 26, 2014 | By Geoffrey Mohan
Scientists have uncloaked the mystery of an ancient fossilized graveyard of dozens of whales lying side by side with bizarre, walrus-faced dolphins and swimming sloths. The fossils, unearthed about three years ago during a road-widening project in Chile's Atacama Desert, probably record a series of mass strandings about 6 million to 9 million years ago that were caused by blooms of algae fed by the iron-rich sediments of the Andes Mountains, according to a study published online Wednesday in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The international team of researchers believes about four waves of carcasses washed into what once was a placid tidal basin within a period of weeks, then were buried in sediments that accumulated over 10,000 to 16,000 years, said the study's lead author, Nicholas D. Pyenson, curator of fossil marine mammals at the Smithsonian Institution.
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NEWS
February 1, 1987 | Compiled from Times staff and wire service reports
An archeologist says skeletal remains found in late 1985 when a couple began building a house in Fleming, Ohio, may be those of an Ice Age mammal known as a ground sloth. Archeologist Robert Pyle of Morgantown, W.Va., said bones uncovered in Washington County by Ken and Terry Maze constitute one of the most significant prehistoric finds in national history.
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.
SCIENCE
February 26, 2014 | By Geoffrey Mohan
Scientists have uncloaked the mystery of an ancient fossilized graveyard of dozens of whales lying side by side with bizarre, walrus-faced dolphins and swimming sloths. The fossils, unearthed about three years ago during a road-widening project in Chile's Atacama Desert, probably record a series of mass strandings about 6 million to 9 million years ago that were caused by blooms of algae fed by the iron-rich sediments of the Andes Mountains, according to a study published online Wednesday in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The international team of researchers believes about four waves of carcasses washed into what once was a placid tidal basin within a period of weeks, then were buried in sediments that accumulated over 10,000 to 16,000 years, said the study's lead author, Nicholas D. Pyenson, curator of fossil marine mammals at the Smithsonian Institution.
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
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)
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
FOOD
February 28, 2001 | RUSS PARSONS, TIMES FOOD EDITOR
I don't know whether I'm getting smart or getting lazy; the older I get, the harder it is to tell the difference. But lately I've been finding that when I cook dishes I've made for years, I'm looking more and more for the easiest way to do things. That doesn't mean leaving out ingredients or settling for less-than-delicious food so much as simplifying techniques. A dinner a few weekends ago is a good example.
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.
MAGAZINE
October 14, 2007 | Meghan Daum, Meghan Daum is an opinion columnist for The Times. Contact her at magazine@latimes.com.
Anyone can hire a personal assistant, but how do we decide whether we're busy or important enough to deserve one? Is it a matter of having disposable cash to pay someone $15 to $50 an hour to run to the dry cleaner or answer the phone and tell our mother we're in a meeting? Or must we hit bottom? Must we lose our library privileges because we didn't return our books? Must we forget our partner or spouse's birthday/anniversary/major surgery date once too often?
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