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June 21, 2008
Perfect weekend -- Father's Day Perfect location -- Torrey Pines Perfect matchup -- Tiger vs. Rocco Perfect ending -- Tiger by one after 19 holes Who put this together, David Stern? Willis Barton Los Angeles Is there a more gracious loser than Rocco Mediate? I can't copy his golf swing, but I can surely copy his smile. Jeff Prescott La Jolla
October 14, 2000
So Tiger Woods [Oct. 10] acknowledges his responsibilities to his fans, his sponsors, his family, etc. What about the responsibility he has to the union he joined when he began to make commercials? Guess that one slipped his mind as he jetted off to Canada to do a scab commercial. Maybe he needed the money. ROBERT BRISCOE EVANS Valley Village
April 5, 2005
Regarding "Face to Face" [March 29] about trackers who killed the tiger in Simi Valley: I am offended by romanticizing these tracker-thugs whose mentality is kill it if it moves, and if it doesn't move, shoot it anyway. Laurra Maddock Laguna Niguel As a Du-par's regular, I surmise the plastic bag found in the tiger's stomach bearing the restaurant's name originally came from the Du-par's on Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks. Ruben Vassolo Hollywood
September 2, 2006
I can just see my golf partners giving me a free drop after I've hit my ball over a roof and into a parking lot. Only Tiger gets a break like that. TOM TURNER Dana Point What are they going to drug-test golfers for? NoDoz? BILL ADLER Granada Hills
June 9, 2011 | By Patrick Pacheco, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Reporting from New York Brian Bedford likes to joke that after playing King Lear at the Stratford Festival, it was a natural progression to take on the role of Lady Bracknell, that gorgon of Victorian society, in the Oscar Wilde comedy "The Importance of Being Earnest" — in full drag. But asked what his sequential roles might have in common, the actor pauses. "You know, I've never thought about it, but when Lear enters a room, that's all that matters to him," he says. "His presence is a very powerful influence on himself as well as everybody else.
September 22, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
A New York man who is recovering from injuries after he jumped into a tiger's pen in the Bronx Zoo will face trespassing charges, police said Saturday. David M. Villalobos, 25, of Mahopac, N.Y., told police he wanted “to be one with the tiger,” the Associated Press reported. Villalobos survived the jump and ensuing attack thanks to the tiger's less-than-ruthless reaction and the quick work of zoo employees, zoo director Jim Breheny said earlier . Villalobos suffered broken bones from the fall and bite wounds from the tiger but was recovering Sunday.
August 11, 2013 | By Hailey Branson-Potts
A man called Riverside County animal control officers early Sunday to report “hitting a tiger” with his car. The animal turned out to be a young bobcat. About 2 a.m. Sunday, the man struck an 8-month-old male bobcat on La Sierra Avenue in Riverside, a residential, tree-lined street that sees its fair share of coyotes and other wildlife, said John Welsh, a spokesman for the Riverside County Department of Animal Services. When animal control officers arrived, they found the dazed bobcat hiding near one of the vehicle's front wheels, Welsh said.
July 1, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Officials said Monday that the city is not liable for the death of a San Jose teenager who was attacked by an escaped tiger on Christmas Day at the San Francisco Zoo. The city instead referred a claim filed by the parents of 17-year-old Carlos Sousa Jr. to the San Francisco Zoological Society, which manages the zoo, and to the society's insurance company, according to a letter issued by City Atty. Dennis Herrera. Herrera responded in a similar fashion in May to claims filed by brothers Kulbir and Paul Dhaliwal, two friends of Sousa who were mauled by the tiger.
January 29, 2011 | Los Angeles Times
18th hole, South Course, Par 5, 570 yards Tiger's tee shot was a booming one, 309 yards, but to the left rough. He managed to avoid the trio bunkers on that side of the fairway. And his second shot was a pretty one and it got him back on the fairway, to the right. With his next shot he was on the green, about 18 feet away for a birdie. Will he make it this time or will it go long again? This time the putt was short, by about a foot and a half. Another collective sigh from the gallery.
July 28, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
The state wildlife officer who shot to death a 600-pound escaped tiger pleaded for people to stop calling him an "animal murderer." Jesse Curtis Lee, 24, was identified as the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer who shot the big cat twice in the head July 13 after a 26-hour search. The commission released its review of the incident in Loxahatchee, concluding that Lee used sound judgment and complied with the agency's guidelines when he shot the Bengal-Siberian tiger named Bobo.
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