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Puppy mill prisons came into existence soon after World War I when farmers had lost most of their crops to drought. The farmers simply used their chicken coops and rabbit hutches for the dogs. Today, puppy mills are overseen by the United States...
I used to sell puppy mill puppies at my store. I would get them at 8 weeks old because that is when they are cutest. I found out later that to get puppies by that age, they had to have been taken from their moms by 4 to 6 weeks old, before having...
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I live in Burbank and would like to see pet stores stop selling breed-for-profit, milled animals. This would not cause businesses to close but rather change to a more progressive, humane store model. Puppies sold from pet stores come from puppy mills, or...
In his letter of May 26, writer Mel Wolf questions why marriage between same-sex couples should be allowed while marriage between two siblings is not. The answer is, in a word, inbreeding. When two individuals with a common ancestor, i.e., a parent,...
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After a hugely successful eight-year run that earned numerous Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild wins, ABC's “Desperate Housewives” wraps production on its final episode this week. The two-hour series finale, slated to run on Sunday,...
The steps leading down to the quiet storefront added to the intimidation. He remembers it not as a cellar, exactly, but it was a small, dense room underneath the street-level life pulsing away in the evening. Leo Myers, then just a teen, approached the...
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LOS ANGELES — Kristina Harrison received a gift from her daughter prior to the biggest competition of her life. Taking part in the dressage equestrian event at the 2003 Pan American Games as a member of the Team U.S.A., Harrison carried with her...
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Valencia, Spain – Detailing the ancestry of sweet orange has been a long-sought prize for citrus scientists. On Friday, the leader of a group that has been analyzing the genetic makeup of citrus said in a scientific talk that the ponkan -- a large,...
Of The Morning CallHarvey M. Robinson, 19, was convicted last night of three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of two Allentown women and a teen-age girl. A Lehigh County jury will have to decide whether to sentence Robinson to death or life imprisonment for...
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AP Science WriterNEW YORK (AP) — To millions of people, the Christmas tree is a cheerful sight. To scientists who decipher the DNA codes of plants and animals, it's a monster. We're talking about the conifer, the umbrella term for cone-bearing trees like the...
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Recent news of a shotgun sequence of the wheat genome inspired excitement about the possibilities for breakthrough science based on increased understanding of the crop's complex genetic make-up. Sequencing the wheat genome has been a long-term goal of...
Ieshea Thomas, who has suffered from sickle cell anemia nearly all of her life, recently received a life-changing gift from her sister: stem cells. Her sister Ivenus' donation of stem cells in November means Thomas' body is now able to produce normally...
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