October 6, 1998 |
The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved the registration statement of Eltron International in Simi Valley, and a special meeting of shareholders to vote on its merger with Zebra Technologies will be held at 9 a.m. Oct. 26 at the Radisson Hotel in Simi Valley. The Eltron board of directors has selected Sept. 4 as the record date for eligibility to vote at the shareholder meeting. Both Eltron and Zebra plan to announce third-quarter earnings before the meeting date.
August 30, 1998 |
Cresting a rise on the bumpy game park road, the Land Rover momentarily startled a herd of seven odd-looking zebras. "There they are! Wonderful, wonderful!" exclaimed park ranger Theresa Huber, cutting the engine so as not to scare off the skittish creatures munching on grass and leaves in the semi-desert Karoo National Park.
September 16, 1996
Celebrities and their pets are slated to appear in "Aardvarks to Zebras," the fifth annual musical tribute to animals benefiting PAWS/LA, at the Pasadena Playhouse on Oct. 7. Jo Anne Worley, Dale Kristien, Charlotte Rae, Kirby Tepper and Gretchen Wyler are among the performers. PAWS/LA is a nonprofit organization that helps people with HIV and AIDS with the care and feeding of their pets. Tickets are $40. Reservations: (310) 657-2929.
June 9, 1996 |
Once or twice a week, in a country where hunting is banned and poachers are harshly punished, Philip Tilley and a team of trained marksmen load their rifles and climb quietly into a truck. They ride off into the night in pursuit of ostrich, zebra, wildebeest, impala, oryx and giraffe. "We shoot at night, between 7 p.m. and midnight. It doesn't scare the other animals, so you can still get close enough to shoot them," Tilley says.
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January 21, 1996 |
A new breed of steed has arrived in horse country. White Cloud, stocking-legged foal of a quarter horse, sports racing stripes. Sired with the sperm of a Grant's zebra and foaled by a registered mare, White Cloud and others like him promise to be "the horses of the future," said owner Diane Richards. Make that the zorses of the future.
August 20, 1995 |
Bigger than cars and rare as Picassos, 70 white and black rhinos were on the auction block--some destined to be killed by foreign hunters who pay for the privilege. Auctioneer Dallas Kemp wore a cowboy hat as he called out prices in South African rands under the crowded circus tent. Around him, tense buyers punched calculators. "Seventy thousand, I got 70,000, 70,000 now," Kemp chanted, his eye fixed on a bidder in the 12th row. "I'm bringing the hammer down on 70,000. The hammer's going down .
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August 3, 1995 |
Patsy Bauman fought tears Wednesday afternoon while she watched her two children stand before the faded red circus train, waving handmade welcome signs and American flags as the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus pulled into town. * "I'm such a baby," said Bauman, 32, of Anaheim, lowering Ray-Bans to reveal watery eyes. "This is so emotional for me. I just love it."
July 15, 1995
Alfonso Zirpoli, 90, a U.S. district judge in San Francisco known for his ruling halting wholesale questioning of African Americans in the 1974 "Zebra Killer" racial slayings. In that series of murders, 14 white people were killed and five black men were eventually convicted. But San Francisco police had indiscriminately stopped about 600 African Americans in a search for the killers. In a case brought by the National Assn.
November 10, 1994 |
You say you just can't find a restaurant that whips up a black bear dinner like Mom used to make? The menu at your favorite bistro lacks that thick, juicy elk steak you've been craving? From A to Z--alligator to zebra--if it's wild, it's on the menu at Cecil Pritchett's, an improbable restaurant in an unlikely setting near Truman Lake, about 100 miles south of Kansas City. If you don't see it on the menu, just ask. Owner-chef Cecil Pritchett will try to track it down and cook it.
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May 27, 1993 |
Supporters of the Orange County Zoo kicked off an ambitious campaign on Wednesday to transform the small zoo into a major attraction displaying cougars, golden eagles and other local wildlife in a simulated natural setting. The Zoological Society of Orange County envisions major new exhibits at the zoo, focusing on animals indigenous to the area instead of the usual zebras, tigers and other exotic species found at most zoos.