Archive for December, 2006

Defects rise with canine inbreeding in Japan (Inside Bay Area)

Sunday, December 31st, 2006
TOKYO — Care for a Chihuahua with a blue hue? How about a teacup poodle so tiny it will fit into a purse — the canine equivalent of a bonsai? The Japanese sure do.

Marie Tharp | b. 1920: The Contrary Map Maker

Sunday, December 31st, 2006
Other scientists dismissed her work as ?girl talk,? but she refused to back down ? and changed the way we see the planet.

Syd Barrett | b. 1946 Eugene Landy | b. 1934: Off-Key

Sunday, December 31st, 2006
So mad geniuses make great music because of their illness, or despite it?

Gene Pitney | b. 1932 Arif Mardin | b. 1932: Voices Without Pity

Sunday, December 31st, 2006
All that mattered to them was how the song was sung.

2001 Toyota Highlander Limited from North America (Carsurvey.org)

Saturday, December 30th, 2006
The Ford Fusion is their only reliable car pal. And plus it does not top the four cylinder Honda Accord in reliability. You know that the Fusion will probably show up other defects in the next couple of years that will make it hell for its owner.

Steve Howe | b. 1958: Saving Games, Losing Himself

Saturday, December 30th, 2006
On the pitcher?s mound, he was in control. Off it, the drugs were.

Betty Friedan | b. 1921: The Mother of Feminism

Saturday, December 30th, 2006
As seen through the eyes of her children.

Nena O?Neill | b. 1923: Rethinking Matrimony

Saturday, December 30th, 2006
She and her husband coined the term ?open marriage? but avoided talking about whether theirs was.

James West | b. 1951: The Disgraced Mayor

Saturday, December 30th, 2006
His cyberlife was his undoing.

Warren Mitofsky | b. 1934: Last Exit

Saturday, December 30th, 2006
His polls gave political analysts new insights into the psyche of American voters ? until the voters got sick of talking to pollsters.