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August 25, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A nest of three endangered black storks has delayed the filling of a Portuguese reservoir that will be the biggest in Europe, local media reported. Filling of the Alqueva dam on the Guadiana River is expected to be delayed five weeks until the storks are old enough to migrate to winter nesting grounds in Africa, Lusa news agency and Expresso newspaper said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2013 | By Tony Perry
The search for a painted stork that flew away from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is finished, zoo officials announced Friday. The year-old bird, from a species native to Asia, was out flying June 17, and instead of returning, it flew away, maybe carried away by a thermal wind, officials said. The stork was in training to be part of a free-flight bird program at the park. In a statement, zoo officials thanked "the many people who have called, e-mailed and invited us to their neighborhoods to look for the bird.
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NEWS
September 2, 1995 | DEAN E. MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The farmers in this faraway village in northern Poland live in unkempt homes, many without running water or even a coat of paint. Their rickety barns look like tired old men, leaning and groaning in the afternoon wind. But the poor people of Lejdy have something of untold value that even the most posh European towns and villages cannot claim: About 60 white storks, by last count, call this place home, more than live in all of Belgium, Denmark and the Netherlands.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 2013 | By Tony Perry
The painted stork that flew away from the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park is still on the loose despite dozens of suspected sightings, zoo officials said Thursday. About 100 calls and emails -- including one from Phoenix -- have been received, but most of them have been for a great blue heron and a snowy egret, officials said. The bird flew away Monday during a training exercise. A warm wind is thought to have lifted the bird outside the park grounds. The year-old stork, a species native to Asia, is full grown at nearly 3 feet tall and with a wing span of nearly 5 feet.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 18, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Those Hollywood celebrities who want the Stork to come: Burt Reynolds, Linda Evans and Richard Chamberlain. Those who would rather do without the bird's arrival: Warren Beatty and Loretta Swit are happily childless. This informal survey is courtesy of Cosmopolitan magazine, which in its August issue polled celebrities to see if the yuppies' latest rage, fecundity, extends toward Hollywood.
HEALTH
April 13, 1998 | MARTIN MILLER
It's not so much a case of the stork visiting you as you visiting the stork. Now, expectant moms can tap into the Internet and connect with other soon-to-be moms at the Stork Site (http://www.storksite.com). In addition to features and pregnancy information, women can compare pregnancy experiences with one another in the online chat room. "Storkies"--a nickname for the devoted users--are also alerted when their friends arrive online.
NEWS
January 4, 1989 | From Deutsche Presse-Agentur
West German scientists are planning to use a satellite to keep tabs on endangered white storks that migrate from Europe to spend the winter in Africa, the government announced Tuesday.
NEWS
December 19, 1994 | Associated Press
At the Dallas Zoo, people delivered the stork. Zookeepers helped hatch the first saddled-billed stork born in captivity. The chick, which was born Thursday, weighed about 3.5 ounces. It had been impossible to breed saddle-billed storks in zoos because the clipped wings that kept them in open aviaries also prevented successful mating, officials said. Nets put on the aviaries now keep the birds in and allow breeding.
OPINION
November 20, 2008 | PATT MORRISON
When was the last time you read a baby announcement on the Op-Ed pages? Exactly. So this is obviously more than baby news. It's about how far we've come, and where we may still fall short. California Congresswoman Linda Sanchez is pregnant. Ordinarily, this would not make headlines, except to the Sanchez family and maybe in a newsletter to the 39th Congressional District in southeast L.A. County, which just elected her to her fourth term.
REAL ESTATE
May 20, 1990 | EILEEN HEYES
Remodeling is a lot like being in labor. You know it's what you want, and you got there by your own efforts. But at times you still feel rather helplessly swept along in something you can't control. I offer this analogy for two reasons. First, our architect read an earlier installment of Remodeler's Diary and remarked to my husband: "Eileen sounds as if she feels like a passive victim, not an active participant in this." Well, at times, yes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 2013 | By Tony Perry
San Diego Zoo animal keepers are searching for a rare painted stork that flew away from the zoo's Safari Park on Monday. The year-old bird, from a species native to Asia, was out flying Monday and instead of returning, it flew away, maybe carried away by a thermal wind, officials said. The bird is full grown but still inexperienced at flying. The stork was in training to be part of a free flight bird program at the park. Birders and wildlife officials have been alerted to be on the lookout.
HEALTH
May 18, 2013 | By Jessica Q. Ogilvie
As more people get their health information from TV and the Internet, it becomes crucial to have experts on the small screen who can provide accurate information. That's where Travis Stork, co-host of the TV show "The Doctors," comes in. Stork, an emergency room physician, is passionate about educating the public on how to prevent the illnesses that bring so many people in to see him in a crisis. Here, Stork, a onetime contestant on "The Bachelor," talks about getting outdoors, redefining fast food and using television as a positive influence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 2009 | By Louis Sahagun
Birders have been converging at South El Monte's Legg Lake for a rare sighting -- and possible photographs -- of a tundra swan and a wood stork that have been hanging out with the blue herons and double-crested cormorants that call the area home. Both birds have strayed far beyond their normal ranges, birders say. Judging from the pattern of pinkish warts on its head, the wood stork, which has a long curved beak and stands about 3 feet tall, could be the same bird seen earlier this month in Orange County.
BUSINESS
November 23, 2009 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles
More than 2 million drop-side cribs built by Stork Craft Manufacturing Inc. are being recalled in the U.S. and Canada after the deaths of four infants. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Canadian government agency Health Canada issued the voluntary recall Monday in cooperation with Stork Craft, based in British Columbia. The recall includes more than 1.2 million cribs sold in the United States and 968,000 cribs sold in Canada, the commission said in a recall statement.
OPINION
November 20, 2008 | PATT MORRISON
When was the last time you read a baby announcement on the Op-Ed pages? Exactly. So this is obviously more than baby news. It's about how far we've come, and where we may still fall short. California Congresswoman Linda Sanchez is pregnant. Ordinarily, this would not make headlines, except to the Sanchez family and maybe in a newsletter to the 39th Congressional District in southeast L.A. County, which just elected her to her fourth term.
NEWS
May 29, 2003 | From Reuters
Former Beatle Paul McCartney, 60, and his second wife, Heather Mills, said Wednesday they are expecting a baby later this year. "We are delighted with this happy news," the couple said in a statement. McCartney and Mills married in June 2002. McCartney has three children from his 29-year marriage to Linda McCartney, who died of breast cancer in 1998. He also adopted Linda's child from an earlier marriage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1992 | ERIC YOUNG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As CHP Officer Martha (Martie) Huben drove into the headquarters parking lot Monday morning, an anxious man hopped from his car and began yelling at her. "My wife is having a baby! My wife is having a baby!" shouted Martin Garcia. Peering into the front seat of Garcia's car, Huben, 27, saw that the woman would not have time to travel to the nearest hospital, which was about a mile away. A nervous Eloisa Garcia of Orange lay across the front seat, the head of her baby already visible.
NEWS
August 10, 1989 | ANN CONNORS
It would have been a taxing feat even for the most fit, but an undaunted Camelia Popescu Sorina put aside her condition--9 months pregnant--in choosing to flee her native Romania. She rode down the Danube River on an inner tube and then hiked six more miles to escape into Yugoslavia. As it turned out, she made it with only hours to spare. Shortly after she reached Yugoslavia, Sorina boarded a bus for Belgrade, at which point she went into labor, the magazine Ilustrovana Politika reported.
WORLD
August 25, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A nest of three endangered black storks has delayed the filling of a Portuguese reservoir that will be the biggest in Europe, local media reported. Filling of the Alqueva dam on the Guadiana River is expected to be delayed five weeks until the storks are old enough to migrate to winter nesting grounds in Africa, Lusa news agency and Expresso newspaper said.
NEWS
July 31, 2002 | Chris Erskine
No one ever claimed biology was particularly pretty, especially when your mom and dad are involved. "I'm going to have a baby," their mother announces. One kid cries. Another nearly passes out from shock and disgust. Generally, everyone takes it quite well. "Hey Mom," the boy asks every morning, "how do you like your eggs?" "Unfertilized," she grumbles, a joke the kids repeat to everyone who walks in the door. Believe me, walk in the door, you'll hear that joke.
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