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February 17, 1986 | EARL GUSTKEY
Bonefish are found in warm, tropical waters around the world. They're shallow water feeders, and therefore equipped with survival characteristics that truly challenge even the most skilled fly fisherman. For one thing, they're among the fastest fish in the sea, capable of astonishing bursts of speed. For another, they're very wary, constantly on the lookout for predators such as sharks and barracuda. They're not considered good table fare, however, and most are released after being caught.
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August 11, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Usain Bolt, a six-time Olympic gold medalist from Jamaica, won his second 100-meter world title by avenging an early-season defeat to American Justin Gatlin on Sunday in rainy Moscow, but the victory came with little fanfare. The usually ebullient Bolt struck his famous "Lighting Bolt" pose only after encouragement from the crowd. There was no high stepping to the finish line with arms spread wide or oh-my-gosh facial expressions. Maybe it's because Jamaican rival Asafa Powell and American Tyson Gay are serving suspensions for using performance-enhancing drugs.
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January 26, 2001
I have a suggestion for the British fox hunters who claim they are "sportsmen" and the foxes "are quickly killed by the hounds" ("Britain Moves to Ban Fox Hunt, but Don't Call Off Hounds Yet," Jan. 18). Require the hunters to use the same tools the foxes have. Ban the use of horses, guns and dogs. Let's see what kind of "sportsmen" they really are. F.G. WOOD Bakersfield
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 2012 | By Andrew Blankstein and Anna Gorman, Los Angeles Times
When Michael Lajun Green met up with his ex-girlfriend — and the mother of his two young children — at a room in the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City, they were attempting to reconcile after a period of discord and estrangement, Los Angeles police said. But early Monday, the couple began to argue. The confrontation turned physical, investigators said, and shortly before 5 a.m. Green pulled out a handgun and shot his ex-girlfriend in the head before fleeing with the children. The woman, who was not immediately identified, was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1987
Would I be termed a "sportsman" if I preferred to see 190 hunters chased by dogs who obviously would tear them to shreds as they cannot climb trees, to then be shot by very safe "sportsmen" in Jeeps? Of course we would have to stop short of killing or maiming these fun-loving "sportsmen" because they are human beings. What a pity they don't bury their guns and learn to be humane which means a reverence for all life--in this case the noble cougar. Time is running out for our wildlife and natural environment.
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August 11, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Usain Bolt, a six-time Olympic gold medalist from Jamaica, won his second 100-meter world title by avenging an early-season defeat to American Justin Gatlin on Sunday in rainy Moscow, but the victory came with little fanfare. The usually ebullient Bolt struck his famous "Lighting Bolt" pose only after encouragement from the crowd. There was no high stepping to the finish line with arms spread wide or oh-my-gosh facial expressions. Maybe it's because Jamaican rival Asafa Powell and American Tyson Gay are serving suspensions for using performance-enhancing drugs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1991
In response to "Student Kills 4, Then Himself on Iowa Campus," Nov. 2: If the assassin had been living in his own country of China he would not have been permitted to own or use a gun. Our gun laws are so insane that we invite assassins to indulge their darkest dreams--all in the guise of protecting the alleged rights of so-called "sportsmen." How many deaths by gunfire must be endured before the country rises up against the National Rifle Assn. and its moronic philosophy? J. EBERSOLE Burbank
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1997
It was with great sadness that I read about the vicious attacks on the ducks and geese at Costa Mesa's TeWinkle Park (March 25). Unfortunately, similar tragedies take place legally in our wilderness areas. I'm talking about hunting, when so-called sportsmen flock to the woods to see what they can kill for the fun of it. Not only do many animals suffer an agonizing death, they all too often wind up maimed. Hunting is simply a barbaric activity that has no place in a civilized society and should be outlawed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1991
As an avid participant and defender of sport hunting for dangerous big game, I was horrified by the story of the alleged "hunt" of captive tigers, lions and leopards. These people are not hunters but "shooters"! They are not sportsmen but slaughterers! Where is the danger? Where is the "matching of wits"? Where is the thrill of confrontation? Let us throw the book (and let it be a big, heavy book) at these cowardly killers of retired zoo pets. And please don't call them hunters--that really hurts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1994
Your unbiased article about hunters and the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (March 16) was long overdue. As a longtime hunter, fisherman and conservationist, I would hesitate before aligning myself with such an apparently elitist group. Instead, I would prefer that hunters and fishermen work more closely with various environmental groups such as the National Audubon Society, the Sierra Club and the Nature Conservancy. As Richard Parsons of the Safari Club points out, goals of environmentalists and hunters are exactly the same: preservation of wilderness and natural habitat for the enjoyment of future generations.
NATIONAL
April 20, 2010
With Burmese pythons infesting the Everglades, the state wildlife commission turned to a formidable force to kill them: Florida's licensed hunters. "Our hunters are on the front lines," said Rodney Barreto, chairman of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, in a February announcement of a six-week python hunt. "And we hope, by tapping into their knowledge of the Everglades, we can make significant progress in this effort." The hunt , which began March 8, ended Saturday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 2008 | Jennifer Oldham
As he has so many times before -- for his son's bar mitzvah, for his daughter's wedding, to celebrate birthdays -- Jerry Bass reserved a banquet room at the woodsy Sportsmen's Lodge this month for his family's Hanukkah party. In some ways, the lighting of the candles was a bittersweet commemoration for Bass, who knew this would be his last party at the San Fernando Valley landmark.
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November 23, 2008 | Pete Thomas, Jeffrey Fleishman and Colin Ryan
Field & Stream magazine has declared Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin among its many heroes and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger its biggest villain in 2008. "For the first time in a century we had a candidate for executive office who understood real hunting and fishing," the magazine, in its December issue, said of Palin, who advanced through part of a March Madness-style bracket system past other "heroes," including Kevin Costner (angler) and golfer Boo Weekley (hunter-angler). The finalist on the hero side was country singer Miranda Lambert, an avid deer hunter whose lyrics have reflected her fondness for the outdoors.
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April 10, 2005 | Scott Charton, Associated Press Writer
The noodlers are revolting! And their uprising is being felt all the way from rural streams -- where they plunge bare-knuckled after big catfish -- to the Missouri Statehouse. Noodling is one of several nicknames for hand fishing. Noodlers jump into rivers and creeks, then reach into bank crevices or logs in search of catfish, wrestling barehanded with what they grab -- sometimes snapping turtles or snakes -- all the while holding their breath under water.
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October 24, 2004 | Scott Sonner, Associated Press Writer
John Cahill stood up at a meeting of state Democratic leaders in this small rural town a year ago to complain his party was ignoring the impact tens of thousands of Nevada gun owners could have on the 2004 election. "When is somebody going to do something about Democrats and guns?" asked Cahill, 58, a lifelong party member and former parole officer who teaches gun safety.
NEWS
July 20, 2004 | Ashley Powers
Voters who hunt and fish, traditionally Republican-leaning, expressed some displeasure with the Bush administration's environmental policies in a National Wildlife Federation poll released last week. Of the 752 voters with hunting and angling licenses surveyed, 58% disagreed with the administration's proposed changes to the Clean Water Act that could have affected wetlands, and 69% disagreed with policies for reducing mercury emissions from coal-fired plants.
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January 23, 1993 | Associated Press
A suspect in the slayings of outdoorsmen in eastern Ohio has been indicted for two of the deaths, authorities said Friday. Thomas Lee Dillon, 42, a draftsman for the Canton Water Department, faces two counts of aggravated murder. A task force has been investigating the shootings of at least five men who were hunting, fishing or jogging between April, 1989, and April, 1992.
SPORTS
May 15, 1999
Highlights from Westlake High sports the past two years: Star relief pitcher gets tossed from a championship baseball game for arguing called strikes, probably costing his team a Southern Section title. Wrestling team and the "Pedro" incident. Several football players, including the star quarterback and running back, live in the San Fernando Valley. A Times sportswriter is kicked off the football field sideline for writing critical articles (the truth hurts). The athletic director threatens to run up scores against a rival team, in all sports, because an opposing baseball coach can't comply with a request to change a game time.
NEWS
April 18, 2004 | Martin Griffith, Associated Press Writer
Leonard Mackedon yearns for a simpler time when a hunter took to the field with only a rifle and his skill. Mackedon is among a growing number of hunters who think that the sport and land are being harmed by a relative newcomer to the backcountry: those who go off road to hunt using all-terrain vehicles.
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February 19, 2003 | Lisa Dillman
The long-awaited goal was within reach, a few slap shots away, for a group of hockey-playing teenagers near Edmonton, Canada. But they scored much bigger by stopping, putting their sticks down and taking their skates off. The kids from St. Albert, who were trying to establish a world record for the longest hockey game and raise money for their area, were a minute away from the mark when they stopped, according to the Edmonton Sun.
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