June 19, 2005
If you think you've had a hard day at work, imagining wearing a long beard composed entirely of killer bees. "A full seven pounds," says Ruud Kleinpaste, a New Zealand entomologist, writer, educator and broadcaster who's the host of Animal Planet's new series Buggin' With Ruud (Wednesdays at 8 p.m.), which premiered this past week. "I had 50,000 killer bees on my face. It's mad." Asked if this is some sort of childhood fantasy fulfilled, Kleinpaste says, "No, no, God, no, get on. Do I look that deprived?
April 13, 2001
TUCSON, Ariz. - From under logs, behind water meters and in the eaves of houses, they're swarming, mad as hell after two years of drought and not going to take it anymore. Africanized "killer" bees are having a coming-out party this spring, making their presence felt from the Mexican border to the Grand Canyon. "Big time," says Justin Schmidt, an entomologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. "I'm getting buckets of them." Fire departments in the state's largest cities are being called out a half-dozen times each day to ward off attacks with chemical foam and treat sting victims.
June 30, 1992
Wireless heart A picture of a key enzyme in AIDS virus infections has been created by a team of Yale University scientists in a discovery that may accelerate development of new AIDS-fighting drugs, according to a report published today in the journal Science.Thomas A. Steitz, head of the Yale University research team, said that by knowing the shape of the AIDS enzyme, reverse transcriptase, researchers will be able to more quickly find drugs that effectively disable the AIDS virus with minimum side effects.
December 13, 1995
Unranked North County showed No. 15 Severn a little bit of everything last night, running off to a 68-59 victory.North County (2-0) rained three-point jumpers on the visitors, worked the ball inside for high-percentage shots, played aggressive defense, rebounded well and simply out-hustled the Admirals most of the game."
July 12, 1991
Speed has always been on the top of the Blast's most wanted list.* OUTSIDE LOOKING IN: The Blast did not exercise its rightof first refusal on Chris Simon and Chris Haywood, two rookie draft choices a year ago; midfielder Richard Chinapoo, 34, who returned to the Blast last season from Dallas; and defender Tim Wittman, 27, whose "durability" has become a question mark in the eyes of Blast management.* ENGLISH CHAMP COMING: It's official. The Maryland Bays, the defending American Professional Soccer League champion, will take on English League Cup champion Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday, July 30, 7:30 p.m., at Cedar Lane Park in Columbia.
November 25, 1996
"The Banker Bees" from Carroll County Bank and Trust Co. were declared the winners in Carroll County Literacy Council's "Ferst Anyule Spelin Be" held Nov. 12.The team of Lynne McCarty, Beverly Wells and Marie Clouser defeated the "Bonds Meadow Bombers" from Bonds Meadow Rotary Club to take the championship. Bombers' members were Edmund O'Meally, Spencer Gear and David Peloquin.Active cheering by the "Carroll Bulldogs" earned them the Team Spirit Award.The fund-raiser earned more than $3,000 for literacy council programs.