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December 2, 2012 | By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times
MOSCOW - Curious schoolchildren are passing through the deserted cobblestone streets of a late 19th century quarter in the middle of the city when they stop, transfixed by a menacing-looking Nazi tank sitting round the corner as if in ambush. Unlike their moms, dads and grandparents who couldn't even dream of it, the young visitors are privileged to tread the grounds of what used to be the dream factory of the U.S.S.R., the gem of its foray into the motion picture, which the founder of the vanished empire, Vladimir Lenin, once called the most important of all arts for its immense propaganda potential.
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March 26, 2014 | By Jay Jones
The white tiger that gravely injured magician Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy in what some called an attack and others said was an effort to save the performer's life has died. Mantecore, one of the big cats that shared the stage with Siegfried & Roy in thousands of shows at the Mirage in Las Vegas , died March 19 after a brief illness. He was 17. The tiger gained worldwide notoriety on Oct. 3, 2003, when he sank his teeth into Horn's neck and dragged him off the stage during a performance.
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December 22, 1985 | Associated Press
Dr. Daniel Laughlin, a veterinarian from Riverside, Ill., and Raymond Long, owner of a wildlife refuge in Springfield, La., were sentenced to a year in prison in the theft of five white tiger cubs from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Both have been ordered to make restitution of $55,000 per cub for two cubs that died. They also must serve six months in a halfway house, in addition to their prison terms.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 2, 2012 | By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times
MOSCOW - Curious schoolchildren are passing through the deserted cobblestone streets of a late 19th century quarter in the middle of the city when they stop, transfixed by a menacing-looking Nazi tank sitting round the corner as if in ambush. Unlike their moms, dads and grandparents who couldn't even dream of it, the young visitors are privileged to tread the grounds of what used to be the dream factory of the U.S.S.R., the gem of its foray into the motion picture, which the founder of the vanished empire, Vladimir Lenin, once called the most important of all arts for its immense propaganda potential.
NEWS
February 11, 2007 | From Associated Press
The Buenos Aires Zoo has been swamped with thousands of suggested names for three rare white tiger cubs that have made their public debut in the last week. The cubs -- two females and a male -- were born Dec. 23 Conde and Bety at the Argentine capital zoo. The three siblings have been romping in the grass of their outdoor pen, to the delight of schoolchildren out for South America's summer vacation. "They're just so playful," Buenos Aires Zoo spokeswoman Florencia Presa said Friday.
NEWS
July 31, 1986 | Associated Press
Illusionists Siegfried and Roy, known for making elephants and tigers disappear, unveiled four newborn white tiger cubs and proclaimed their birth a first for Mother Nature. The four cubs, weighing about 10 pounds each, screeched, squirmed and squinted as the magicians showed off the hours-old quartet on Wednesday.
NEWS
October 23, 1987 | KAY BARTLETT, Associated Press
It couldn't have been a better summer for Robert Stuart Nathan, a former journalist who dared to follow his boyhood dream of becoming a novelist. "My picture was in People magazine," said the 39-year-old author unabashedly. "I always thought I would give my left thumb to be in People." Nathan's suspense novel, "The White Tiger" (Simon & Schuster), a book he had wanted to write for 23 years, came out late in the summer.
NEWS
March 26, 2014 | By Jay Jones
The white tiger that gravely injured magician Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy in what some called an attack and others said was an effort to save the performer's life has died. Mantecore, one of the big cats that shared the stage with Siegfried & Roy in thousands of shows at the Mirage in Las Vegas , died March 19 after a brief illness. He was 17. The tiger gained worldwide notoriety on Oct. 3, 2003, when he sank his teeth into Horn's neck and dragged him off the stage during a performance.
NATIONAL
August 1, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
After escaping from the circus, a white tiger alarmed picnickers and motorists in New York City on what for him apparently was a calm, half-mile stroll through the urban jungle. The 450-pound animal, named Apollo, was safely coaxed back into his cage in Queens -- but not before the sight of him on the Jackie Robinson Parkway caused a multi-car accident. The Cole Bros. Circus was cited for creating an animal nuisance.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Hurray for the Red, White and Blue. A rare white tiger owned by illusionists Siegfried and Roy has given birth to three cubs in Osaka, Japan, where the entertainers are appearing. The tigress, Sitarra, has mothered 12 of the 17 white tigers born into the Siegfried and Roy collection, the largest privately owned collection of white tigers in the world. The new additions, born on the eve of the Fourth of July, will be named Red, White and Blue in honor of Independence Day.
WORLD
August 2, 2009 | Mark Magnier
It's been battered by a suicide attack, residents are traumatized, and officials have been sharply criticized for failing to provide clean water, decent food or basic healthcare. A community in Pakistan's troubled frontier area? A camp for displaced people fleeing the fighting in the Swat Valley? No, the Lahore Zoo. Nature lovers and former board members say a long history of mismanagement and inhumane treatment at the 137-year-old zoo jeopardizes the animals it's supposed to protect.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 28, 2009 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
It's hardly a shocker to read the news that Ben Silverman is finally -- after a year of breathless speculation -- out at NBC, having announced that he is leaving his post as network entertainment chief to form a new venture with Barry Diller, a longtime Silverman mentor and perhaps the oldest living new-media mogul on the planet.
WORLD
May 28, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
A rare white tiger mauled its keeper to death in front of horrified tourists at a New Zealand wildlife park, then was killed after it refused to release the body. The dead animal keeper, Dalu Mncube, was the second person attacked this year by one of the park's white tigers. Mncube helped rescue the employee mauled in February. Mncube, a South African, was attacked after he and a colleague entered the cage at Zion Wildlife Park on New Zealand's North Island to clean it, police spokeswoman Sarah Kennett said.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 30, 2008
Fiction 1. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer ($10.99) 2. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer ($10.99) 3. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz ($14) 4. The Shack by William P. Young ($14.99) 5. White Tiger by Aravind Adiga ($14) Nonfiction 1. Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama ($14.95) 2. The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama ($7.99) 3. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin ($15) 4. A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle ($14) 5. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert ($15)
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Aravind Adiga of India won the prestigious Man Booker prize Tuesday for his first novel, "The White Tiger." Adiga's book features a protagonist who will use any means necessary to fulfill his dream of escaping impoverished village life for success in the big city. The judges also praised the book's humor. Adiga, 34, was the youngest of the finalists for the prize. The $88,000 prize is among the world's highest-profile literary awards, open to novels in English by writers from Britain, Ireland or the Commonwealth of former British colonies.
NATIONAL
October 15, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A 600-pound tiger that nearly killed Roy Horn of the Las Vegas act of Siegfried & Roy has been released from quarantine, Clark County officials said. The 7-year-old white tiger named Montecore was isolated for 10 days to ensure it didn't have rabies, county spokeswoman Stacey Welling said. The animal had been held in isolation at the Mirage hotel-casino since the Oct. 3 attack. The 59-year-old illusionist remained in critical condition.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 30, 2008
Fiction 1. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer ($10.99) 2. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer ($10.99) 3. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz ($14) 4. The Shack by William P. Young ($14.99) 5. White Tiger by Aravind Adiga ($14) Nonfiction 1. Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama ($14.95) 2. The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama ($7.99) 3. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin ($15) 4. A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle ($14) 5. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert ($15)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Two first-time novelists are among six finalists for the prestigious Man Booker prize for fiction. Indian novelist Aravind Adiga was nominated Tuesday for his debut, "The White Tiger," which tells the story of a man's dreams of escaping poor village life for success in the big city. Australia's Steve Toltz, another first-time novelist, writes about a father-son relationship in "A Fraction of the Whole." Ireland's Sebastian Barry, a finalist with "The Secret Scripture," was previously nominated in 2005 for "A Long Long Way."
NEWS
February 11, 2007 | From Associated Press
The Buenos Aires Zoo has been swamped with thousands of suggested names for three rare white tiger cubs that have made their public debut in the last week. The cubs -- two females and a male -- were born Dec. 23 Conde and Bety at the Argentine capital zoo. The three siblings have been romping in the grass of their outdoor pen, to the delight of schoolchildren out for South America's summer vacation. "They're just so playful," Buenos Aires Zoo spokeswoman Florencia Presa said Friday.
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