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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
The Humane Society of the United States and the Sequoia Humane Society are cautioning pet owners that certain microchips on the market may not be compatible with scanning devices used in shelters and may not be useful in identifying lost pets. The societies say all pets should wear a collar and identification tag at all times but add that microchips serve as an additional precaution because collars and tags can fall off. The chips are inserted under the animal's skin.
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SPORTS
January 12, 2004 | GRAHAME L. JONES
Coach Glenn "Mooch" Myernick has 25 players in camp at the Home Depot Center in Carson -- every one of them spinning Olympic dreams. On Jan. 22, Myernick will take 20 of them down, or rather up, to Guadalajara for some high-altitude acclimatization. And on Feb. 3, 5 and 7, in the same Mexican city, the U.S. under-23 national team will play Panama, Canada and Honduras, respectively, as it tries to qualify for Athens 2004.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 13, 2003 | Michael T. Jarvis
Download the file and it can't be opened. What does it do? Nothing. Yet it comes with all the "documentation," testimonials and updates of a more useful software title. Strangely conceptual and deftly amusing, NaDa is the creation of Montreal designer Bernard Belanger. "It's not software," he says, "because software usually does something. It may be slightly more like poetryware." Indeed, there is a bit of poetry on the site Belanger created to tout his free creation (www.bernardbelanger.
OPINION
January 12, 2003
I was delighted to see that retired state Assemblyman John Quimby received recognition for his important contribution to the quality of life of the people of California ("An Unsung Legacy of Open Space, Greenery," Jan. 9). Unfortunately, his vision and the legislation he created to ensure parks and open space are not always applied in the way I think he intended. Here in L.A., builders offer up, and the city accepts, useless land in place of cash. The Recreation and Parks Department is then saddled with maintaining this land when there is no money to do so. A case in point is Carey Ranch Park in Sylmar.
SPORTS
November 24, 2002 | Lonnie White, Times Staff Writer
After spending 17 days and playing their last eight games on the road, the Kings returned and featured the Felix and Ziggy show Saturday night at Staples Center. Felix Potvin recorded 29 saves for his second shutout of the season and Ziggy Palffy scored twice in the Kings' 2-0 victory over the Dallas Stars in front of a sellout crowd of 18,292.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 21, 2002
In launching its own version of "I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here" (Morning Report, Sept. 19), ABC has created a rather handy version of Darwin's theory. If they were to put out in the wild such useless celebrities as Michael Jackson, the dweeb from those Dell commercials and, just for the heck of it, Don King, a "reality" show would actually be serving some social purpose. Wow, what a concept. JOHN McELLIGOTT Jr. Fullerton
SCIENCE
July 11, 2002 | EMILY SINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Every year, 650,000 people undergo painful and costly knee surgery to relieve the pain of arthritis in a procedure that may actually be useless, medical researchers said Wednesday.
NATIONAL
July 2, 2002 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Memories dance through the decay of this small town, through the wide leafy blankness of Main Street. The old-timers gabbing over coffee in the lone cafe snatch at the memories and lay them out in lists. They catalog the businesses that once thrived here but are now dead: Three groceries. Two hardware stores. Two farm equipment dealers. Produce stands. Barber shops. A car lot. Remember the theater? Lawrence Welk played there. And the movies, projected on a brick wall come summer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 2002 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After more than a decade of limiting dissections in science classes to cow eyes, chicken wings and other parts that could be bought at a grocery store, the tony Brentwood School is bringing back the practice whole hog. Make that, more precisely, whole fetal pig. And whole cat. Hoping to boost interest in medical careers, the school has decided to encourage science students to dissect fetal pigs and cats so that they can gain what Brentwood science teachers view as vital hands-on experience.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 2001 | SEEMA MEHTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Regional water officials have ordered Caltrans to stop tainted storm-water runoff from flowing off the San Joaquin Hills toll road into Laguna Canyon, which sends the water into the ocean. "When the [toll road] was approved, Caltrans still saw their mission as getting cars as safely and speedily as possible from point A to B with no concern for the environment whatsoever," said Wayne Baglin, a San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board member and Laguna Beach city councilman.
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