SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco Chronicle executive editor Phil Bronstein underwent foot surgery after being attacked by a Komodo dragon at the Los Angeles Zoo.
Bronstein and his wife, actress Sharon Stone, were on a private tour of the zoo Saturday when Bronstein entered the Indonesian lizard's cage. He was in stable condition Sunday at a Los Angeles area hospital, said Joe Brown, a spokesman for the paper.
A zookeeper had asked Bronstein to remove his white tennis shoes to keep the 5-foot-long reptile from mistaking them for the white rats it is fed, Bronstein told the Chronicle.
Stone, who witnessed the attack from outside the cage, said the reptile attacked Bronstein's shoeless foot, crushing his big toe while thrashing its body around.
Bronstein was able to pry open the reptile's mouth and escape through a small feeding door in the cage while the zookeeper distracted it, Stone said.
The surgery Saturday was to reattach severed tendons and to rebuild a big toe, Stone said. Bronstein is expected to remain in the hospital until Monday, said Brown.
The tour was arranged as a Father's Day surprise for Bronstein, who had always wanted to see a Komodo dragon up close.
Did pork do in Mozart?
CHICAGO (AP) -- Forget rheumatic fever, kidney stones, heart disease, pneumonia and even poisoning. What may have really killed Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart were pork cutlets.
The latest theory about the composer's untimely death on Dec. 5, 1791, at age 35 in Vienna suggests the culprit was likely trichinosis.
The illness is usually caused by eating undercooked pork infested by the worm, and could explain all of Mozart's symptoms, which included fever, rash, limb pain and swelling, says Dr. Jan. V. Hirschmann of Puget Sound Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Seattle.
Sehorn, Harmon wed
DALLAS (AP) -- Jason Sehorn and actress Angie Harmon got married, a little more than a year after the New York Giants football player proposed to her on TV.
The couple wed Saturday night in Harmon's hometown church. The Dallas Morning News reported Sunday that security was tight.
Giants coach Jim Fassel and his wife, Kitty, were among the guests at the reception held at an estate, as were some of Sehorn's teammates. Jesse Martin and S. Epatha Merkerson, who starred with Harmon on "Law and Order," were also there. Harmon recently left the TV show.
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