September 19, 1988 |
Do you know what ambidextrous means or what antlers are made of? For the answers, tune in "Encyclopedia," a slick new series on Home Box Office from the Children's Television Workshop. Volume A debuts tonight at 7:30; other letters will follow in weekly succession.
September 12, 1987 |
Grand Teton National Park officials say a deadly species of amoeba has been found in waters along the John D. Rockefeller Memorial Parkway between Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park. The Naegleria fowleri organism causes amoebic meningitis and almost always kills humans within 10 days of infection. Officials said the amoeba has been found in Huckleberry Hot Springs and Polecat Creek near Flagg Ranch along the parkway.
June 26, 1987 |
At the ripe old age of 23, Adolescents lead singer and lyricist Tony Montana feels he's earned the right to sound off a bit--particularly at local music followers who charge that the band, which broke up five years ago, reunited earlier this year strictly to "exploit" its past popularity. For their brief moment in the limelight, the Adolescents were the darlings of Orange County punk, pioneering that energetic scene in 1981.
May 31, 1987 |
A killer amoeba that lurks in freshwater lakes and unchlorinated swimming pools, attacking swimmers' brains, has claimed the lives of at least 138 people worldwide over the last two decades, researchers said. The microscopic organism, which prefers bodies of water that reach surface temperatures of at least 95 degrees, first came to light 22 years ago in Australia. Since then, it has claimed 55 lives in the United States, said Dr.