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NEWS
April 1, 2014 | By Karin Klein
OR-7 is California's wolf. Or at least he was, for a little while, when he wandered across the border from Oregon and got everyone briefly excited that this might mean the return of wolves to our state. The 2-year-old wolf entered California during the last days of 2011, stayed here for well over a year, went back up north, came down for a visit of just a few days and then, in late April 2013, readopted Oregon. But he was a star during his time here; people looked up tracking maps on him and traded the latest info on where he was hanging out. He captured Californians' imaginations - and made a few people fret, though wolves seldom pose a threat to people and he stayed in remote forest.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 28, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Margot Robbie, the blond bombshell that broke out as Leonardo DiCaprio's "duchess" trophy wife in "The Wolf of Wall Street," is now a brunet babe. And she probably will be a brunet the next time you see her walk the red carpet at the Oscars. "First day on set for Z! She ain't a Duchess no more," the "Pan Am" alum  wrote on her WhoSay account, sharing a photo of herself with messy brunet hair tucked under a "Co-Op Seeds" trucker hat. PHOTOS: 50 most beautiful female celebrities The costumed look for Craig Zobe's "Z for Zachariah" is a huge departure from the Australian actress' look in "Wolf of Wall Street" and the now famous glamorous red carpet debut she made at the Golden Globes this month in a white Gucci column gown accented with emerald trim and accessories.  The sci-fi flick tells the tale of a post-apocalyptic teen named Ann Burden, who survives a nuclear war in a small American town.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Besides making average people walking down Hollywood Boulevard look like idiots, Jimmy Kimmel's other favorite target is the news media. And on Thursday night's show, he showed once again how he'd duped news and sports media outlets into running a story about a possible wolf wandering the halls of the Olympic village in Sochi, Russia. Using the Twitter account of U.S. Olympic luger Kate Hansen, Kimmel's team sent out a link to a YouTube video of what appeared to be a very large wolf wandering the halls outside Hansen's room.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
"Game of Thrones" can be a brutal show, but here's a little tidbit from real life that should at least provide an "awww" moment for fans used to getting their hearts broken. Actress Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark on the series, has adopted the dog that played her dire wolf, Lady, on the series. Turner, 17, was the subject of a profile in her local newspaper, the Coventry Telegraph on Friday, and while much of the article discussed her involvement in the local theater scene, her schooling and the process of making of the HBO megahit, the following tidbit was tucked in at the end. "In between her hectic filming schedule, Sophie likes nothing more than to relax at home with her family and pet dog Zunni, who the family adopted from the series," the paper says.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 30, 2013 | By Glenn Whipp
Leonardo DiCaprio has followed the fortunes of his latest movie, "The Wolf of Wall Street," since it opened Christmas Day. The film, his fifth with director Martin Scorsese, is based on the autobiography of Jordan Belfort, a broker (played by DiCaprio) who made a fortune selling penny stocks and shamelessly indulged in a hedonistic lifestyle that might give Caligula pause. The movie's exhaustive depiction of Belfort's appetite for sex, drugs and money has divided audiences, to say the least.
OPINION
January 18, 2003
Thank you for including "Farewell, Leader of the Pack" in your Jan. 13 editorial pages. This warm, sensitive tribute to one of our fellow Earth mates has made my day happier. I am not an animal rights activist. I simply appreciate nature and all her creatures that share this beautiful Earth. While saddened by [the wolf] No. 2's defeat in his valiant fight to live, these few paragraphs are a heart-warming testimony to his life. Long may his genes live. Dorothy A. Duplissey Huntington Beach
OPINION
December 3, 2004
The Nov. 28 article, "Alaska Starts Aerial Wolf Hunt," left out three crucial points. One, Alaska Gov. Frank Murkowski ignored the wishes of 70% of Alaska's voters to protect the wolves from aerial hunts. Two, the hunts are carried out in a cruel way in which the wolves are chased down to the point of exhaustion and collapse, then they are shot at point-blank range. And three, the "effort to boost the moose and caribou population" has nothing to do with protecting these species; it's to ensure a large enough population to appease the hunting lobby, which brings millions of dollars.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2012 | By Jevon Phillips
There seemed to be two huge developments in the "Child of the Moon" episode of "Once Upon a Time," but neither of them had anything to do with the Ruby/Little Red Riding Hood main story line that dominated the show. The first was at the beginning. The dwarfs, continuing to work in the mines as they try to find fairy dust, actually decide to knock off for a drink at Granny's. Grumpy, never the social butterfly, wants to continue working -- and that persistence pays off as he discovers the crystals/diamonds that are used to make fairy dust.
NATIONAL
October 26, 2013 | By Julie Cart
ALBUQUERQUE - In the small, rural community of Reserve, children waiting for the school bus gather inside wooden and mesh cages provided as protection from wolves. Parents consider the "kid cages" a reasonable precaution. Defenders of the wolves note there have been no documented wolf attacks in New Mexico or Arizona. Fears of wolves attacking humans, they say, are overblown, and the cages nothing more than a stunt. In 1995, the reintroduction of Canadian gray wolves into the northern Rockies ignited a furor.
SCIENCE
March 6, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Nearly 200 years after Charles Darwin wondered how a fox-looking wolf came to live on South American islands hundreds of miles from the mainland, scientists think they have the answer. The Falkland Islands wolf, the only land animal believed to have occupied the Falkland Islands before it was hunted into extinction in the 19 th century, trekked to its final home over ice sheets during the last ice age, researchers concluded. The wolf, Dusicyon australis , became isolated from its sister species, Dusicyon avus, on the South America mainland about 16,000 years ago, according to the study published Tuesday in Nature Communications.
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