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December 13, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Authorities in Michigan and Missouri tried to determine how copies of Aviation Week and Chemical Week magazines had turned up in an abandoned Al Qaeda camp in Afghanistan. A copy of the aviation magazine bearing the Ann Arbor, Mich., address of an information company called ProQuest and the name "Universal Microfilms Inc." was found earlier this week. Also found was a chemistry text and a copy of Chemical Weekly addressed to the Kansas City, Mo., public library.
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December 13, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Authorities in Michigan and Missouri tried to determine how copies of Aviation Week and Chemical Week magazines had turned up in an abandoned Al Qaeda camp in Afghanistan. A copy of the aviation magazine bearing the Ann Arbor, Mich., address of an information company called ProQuest and the name "Universal Microfilms Inc." was found earlier this week. Also found was a chemistry text and a copy of Chemical Weekly addressed to the Kansas City, Mo., public library.
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BOOKS
June 9, 1991 | Kenneth Turan
THE SHAPE UNDER THE SHEET: The Complete Stephen King Encyclopedia by Stephen J. Spignesi (Popular Culture, Ink, P.O. Box 1839, Ann Arbor, MI 48106: 780 pp.; $110). Stephen King is not only the most popular of contemporary authors, he also inspires a devoted interest on the part of his fans that is bogglingly intense.
NEWS
April 22, 1999 | CONNIE KOENENN
For the final Earth Day of the decade, environmental groups are making a big push to remind consumers that one person can make a difference, and often just the smallest behavior modification can bring big results. For instance, if it seems a waste of time to shuffle cans and bottles to the recycling bin, consider this bulletin from the California Department of Conservation.
NEWS
April 17, 1998 | CONNIE KOENENN
Earth Day tip: Conduct a paper chase. Whatever happened to the "paperless society"? It's buried under a ton of paper, says Bob Lilienfeld, editor of the Use Less Stuff Report, a bimonthly newsletter.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
In David Boies, the Weinstein Co. has a powerful weapon at its disposal in its legal fight with Warner Bros. over the title of race-themed pic “The Butler.” But on Tuesday it was touting a less well-known name: a Michigan teen named Katy Butler. Butler, as hard-core followers of goings-on in Weinsteinland will recall, was the young woman who in the spring of 2012 sponsored the Change.org petition in favor of lowering the rating for “Bully” from an R, citing bullying she's faced herself.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1996
First there was electronic banking. Then came e-mail. We're betting that the next e-normously inventive trend will be e-lections. From a waste prevention perspective, it couldn't happen too soon. Let's look at what's going to happen between now and Nov. 5. First, our collective mailboxes and doormats will be stuffed with letters, fliers and other paper pleas from local, county, state and federal candidates for government office.
BUSINESS
March 19, 1998 | VANESSA HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A group of independent booksellers accused the Barnes & Noble and Borders mega-chains on Wednesday of bullying publishers into giving them special advantages that are driving mom-and-pop operations out of business. The American Booksellers Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 2002 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Urich, the personable actor best known for his tough-guy TV roles as Las Vegas private detective Dan Tana on "Vega$" and as Robert Parker's sophisticated Boston private investigator in "Spenser: For Hire," died Tuesday morning of cancer. He was 55. Urich, whose career spanned 30 years, died at the Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, said his publicist, Cindy Guagenti. His wife of 28 years, actress Heather Menzies, and his three children were with him at the time.
NEWS
November 13, 1995 | CONNIE KOENENN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Did you know: If every American threw away one bite of Thanksgiving turkey with gravy, that alone would amount to 8.1 million pounds of wasted food? * This is the kind of statistic that Robert Lilienfeld savors--an informational snippet that dramatizes his ongoing message about the wasteful habits of the American consumer. Those habits reach their trashy peak during the holiday season. Not that Lilienfeld wants to criticize.
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