April 22, 1999 |
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.
April 17, 1998 |
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.
July 16, 2013 |
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.
March 19, 1998 |
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.
February 3, 2000 |
Dr. James V. Neel, human genetics pioneer who headed studies of the survivors of Nagasaki and Hiroshima for the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission after World War II and was one of the first scientists to realize the importance of genetics in diagnosing and treating disease, is dead at 84. Neel, who founded the nation's first academic department of human genetics in 1956 at the University of Michigan and chaired it for 25 years, died Tuesday of cancer at his home in Ann Arbor, Mich.