March 25, 2009 |
Mt. Redoubt continued to rumble amid new concerns that its eruptions and mudflows would damage a nearby oil terminal where about 6 million gallons of crude are stored. The 10,200-foot volcano, about 100 miles southwest of Anchorage, erupted Sunday night. Since then there have been five more eruptions; the latest, on Monday night, shot an ash plume 40,000 to 50,000 feet into the sky. The volcano has been relatively quiet since, but that is expected to change, said Stephanie Prejean, a research geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey.
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September 22, 2005 |
For Matthew Ash, a 24-year-old Gardena resident on a church trip to New York's Catskill Mountains, the first sign of trouble came from an icon of a JetBlue plane. The plane -- on the animated map at his seat -- "wasn't going anywhere," he said, "just hanging around in Los Angeles."
March 30, 2013 |
If you're a meditator, there's an app for that, but you can take a more Zen-like approach with the new Zenergy Chime Solo Mini, from Woodstock Chimes . The Solo Mini is a single 5-inch-long silver-polished aluminum solid rod permanently nestled in a cherry-finish ash wood cradle. Lightly strike the rod with the included black wooden mallet, and you are ready to focus. Namaste. The chime costs $8.95. Info: Woodstock Chimes , (800) 950-2754. Follow us on Twitter @latimestravel and like us on Facebook
March 31, 2000 |
Two days before the Columbine, Colo., massacre last year, "Pups" screened at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival to wide acclaim, but the high school shooting spree derailed the film's distribution a full year. The irony is that "Pups" is a serious film that confronts some of the issues raised by the shootings: the lethal combination of guns and youthful rage in a media-manipulative world.
April 5, 2009 |
Llaima volcano, one of the most active in South America, spewed out a stream of lava about two-thirds of a mile long, prompting officials to order dozens of people to evacuate. Llaima, which lies in the picturesque lake region about 400 miles south of the capital, Santiago, erupted on Jan. 1, 2008, and has belched rock and ash sporadically since then. The lava and hot gases from the latest eruption are melting snow on the sides of the volcano, and authorities say some towns are in danger of being hit by mudslides.
March 29, 1989 |
A jury has awarded a landowner $51,000 after a logger hired by his neighbor misread a map and felled 100 of the wrong trees. George F. Rufo and his wife, Dorothy, had sued neighbors Louis and Anna Arace for the lost oak, ash and pine timber and damage to their property caused by Henry St. Marie, who had been hired by the Araces to clear 50 acres in 1985. "The way the map was shown to me didn't help, as it should have been turned the other way," St. Marie said in a letter to the court.
February 22, 2012 |
Lent 2012 offers observant Catholics and other Christians a unique opportunity to honor the sacrifices of Jesus Christ by first honoring his mother, Mary. Because of a quirky series of calender coincidences, Christians can use this year's Lent to also follow in the footsteps of St. Louis-Marie de Montfort. He was a French priest known for his deep commitment to Mary, and came up with a series of short prayers and spiritual practices to honor her called the Total Consecration . This year, the Catholic calendar lines up so that both Lent and the Total Consecration start on the same day. The next time that happens will be 2075, Father Ryan Wayne Erlenbush told The Times.
April 20, 2010 |
More planes began taking off from airports across Europe on Tuesday after days of enforced idleness, but a new cloud of volcanic ash moving toward the continent has thrown into doubt any resumption of normal service. Air France said it would operate all of its regularly scheduled long-haul flights out of Paris on Tuesday, as well as some shorter hops within the country and to destinations in southern Europe. Lufthansa Airlines said it would go ahead with dozens of intercontinental flights out of various German airports, many of them bound for the U.S. The carrier said it would run some domestic routes and intra-European journeys also.
June 27, 1991 |
Several hundred yards from a tree-shaded officers' housing complex at the northern edge of Clark Air Base, once America's largest overseas air base, Bella Tubianosa hikes down to the end of the world. Smoldering mud and ash clog the huge river valley up to 20 feet deep. Searing steam hisses up near flash-incinerated logs. Everything is deathly gray, every plant withered and dead. The ground is almost too hot to touch.