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September 20, 2008
Re "Thoreau's moose," Opinion, Sept. 14 Thank you, Paul Theroux, for reminding us of yet another salient difference between Republicans and Democrats -- the love of hunting as sport. I wonder, has Palin read my favorite of all Dr. Seuss books, "Thidwick, the Big-Hearted Moose," to her children, or is this one that she would-if-she-could have removed from the Wasilla library shelves? To think that the ability to "field-dress" a moose is evidence of ability to lead and worthy of cheers is mind-boggling.
On the dusty road in the vacant parking lot of a cattle auction yard here, a lone cow is crying. "She's been dumped," shouts Lorri Bauston, who with husband Gene has come to inspect conditions at the yard. The animal activist couple jump out of the truck and rush over to the animal to offer water and comfort. Because of the Downed Animal Protection Act, the California state law that the Baustons championed, they can do something--instead of watching helplessly.
June 28, 1988 | SARA FRITZ and JACK NELSON, Times Staff Writers
House Speaker Jim Wright (D-Tex.), who is under investigation by the House Ethics Committee, Monday portrayed himself as a victim of a campaign of leaks and "poison arrows" by Reagan Administration officials. Wright, who frequently has denied charges that he used his influence to benefit himself and his friends, insisted that he "would not be under the pressure" of an internal House investigation if he had not challenged President Reagan's policy in Central America. " . . .
September 8, 1999 | MIKE DOWNEY
My day was made Tuesday, upon reading that San Diego is searching for its own city song. San Diego, city that never sleeps. San Diego, my kind of town. I left my heart in San Diego. No, wait. It was my wallet. San Diego continues to be one of the truly outstanding cities in the greater metropolitan Tijuana area. The town deserves a tune. San Diego is marvelous, too marvelous for words. Many of us believe San Diego to be every bit as special and song-worthy as Galveston, Kalamazoo and Gary, Ind.
March 11, 2012 | By Krista Simmons, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The first rule of business - any business - is this: Do what you do well. And what Chicago does well is drink. Oh, there are other things to be sure (architecture! comedy! baseball!), but in this city, booze is as much a business as it is a way of life. Perhaps that passion stems from Chicago's history. It was, after all, a bootlegger's playground during Prohibition. After bellying up to some of the city's best bars, I can say the tradition lives on. The craft cocktail movement, which reimagines classic drinks using modern techniques and house-made ingredients, is alive and well here.
May 27, 1988 | KENNETH HERMAN
The story of recent immigration to the United States, particularly of Central American and post-Vietnam War Asian refugees, is laced with feelings of political dissatisfaction. But, for descendants of 19th-Century Scandinavian immigrants, a century of successful assimilation has left them with feelings of warm nostalgia.
February 8, 1985 | BURT A. FOLKART, Times Staff Writer
Dr. Muriel Gardiner, who as a young student of psychoanalysis in Vienna in the 1930s helped smuggle anti-Fascists out of Austria, died Wednesday at the age of 83 in a Princeton, N.J., medical center, where she was being treated for cancer. Her memoirs were titled "Code Name Mary," but many felt after seeing a 1977 film based on Lillian Hellman's reminiscences that they could as well have been called "Julia."
A Newhall horse sanctuary that provides care for animals that would otherwise be slaughtered is being evicted because of complaints from neighbors and failure to make rent payments, officials who manage the property said Thursday. Equus Rescue and Sanctuary, one of the few facilities of its kind in the country, moved from Shadow Hills to its present 25-acre location in June, lured by the $2,500 monthly rent.
July 22, 1994
Among the Top 10 things overheard at the Michael Jackson-Lisa Marie Presley wedding, according to David Letterman: * "Family to the left, plastic surgeons to the right." * "She could've used a little more of his eyeliner." * "There's that strange whirring sound again--as if some deceased rock star were spinning in his grave." * "I got you some 'his' and 'hers' towels. Split 'em up however you like." * "Ahhh! The ghost of Elvis is eating all the cake--oh, it's just Liz Taylor."
Bruce Thiher is accustomed to opening his door and finding pilgrims who have driven long miles to this no-stoplight railroad town where the trains don't go anymore. They have not come to see Thiher. They are there to see his little house. It is one of the most famous shelters in America, though it has never housed anyone famous. But it is instantly recognizable--the porch, the pointed roof, the church-like window on the second floor.
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