August 2, 2012 |
When did eating become so, well, complicated? Once, “What's for dinner?” was just a simple question Dad asked Mom. Now it's one fraught with implications. A chicken sandwich? Welcome to the Chick-fil-A imbroglio . Honestly, did you ever think that a politician's career might hinge on how he answers the question, “Do you now eat, or have you ever eaten, a Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich? And did you have waffle fries and a large soda with that?” PHOTOS: Chick-fil-A at center of controversy Plus, there's the whole issue of how those chickens who gave up their lives for that chicken sandwich were raised.
June 24, 1990
I'm just a little termite Trying to eat my meal. So don't fry, freeze or gas me And make me squirm and squeal. I can't help it if my food Happens to be your home. Don't blame me but Mother Nature, So please leave me alone. KENNETH L. ZIMMERMAN Cypress
August 4, 2012 |
Esteemed biologist E.O. Wilson famously observed that "a principle difference between human beings and ants is that whereas we send our young men to war, they send their old ladies. " And so do termites. When they become too old to help their colonies perform risky foraging tasks, elderly members of a termite species called Neocapritermes taracua provide one final service by sacrificing themselves to defend against predators, researchers reported last month in the journal Science.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1996 |
City Hall is under siege, but officials aren't in a political battle. They're fighting off an invasion of termites. "We've got termites coming out of ceiling panels and dropping onto people's desks," said Mark Somerville, maintenance services manager. "We've had intermittent termite problems, but nothing this bad before." Half a dozen termite nests have been found in City Hall, Somerville said, with the accounting, human resources and city clerk's offices particularly hard hit.
March 3, 2002 |
To discourage termites from entering your home, remove their welcome mat. Many homeowners not only invite termites, they unknowingly provide superhighways with improperly planned and planted trees, shrubs and mulch that create rush-hour traffic for the hungry hordes flowing into their home. Termites are attracted to plants, shrubs and trees. Don't plant anything within 18 inches of your home. Mulch is a problem, too. Use a layer of inedible gravel or flagstone instead.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1995 |
Even when your house is 87 feet above the ground, it's still not safe from termites. Exterminators used a crane Monday morning to slowly lower a huge tent over the landmark Water Tower House, perched high above the beach on Anderson Street at Pacific Coast Highway. "They were going to use a helicopter, but that was too expensive," said real estate agent Elgin Johnson. "Termites have no respect, nibbling on this historic house."