February 8, 1991 |
C ynthia Blum was newly pregnant when she and her doctor husband decided to find out if their household was safe from lead exposure. They sent away for a home lead testing kit. When it arrived, they unpacked a set of Italian pottery. And, "just out of curiosity," Blum pulled out a crystal decanter they had received as a wedding gift. They tested the tableware at their Tenafly, N.J., home: The pottery was negative; the decanter was positive. Lead apparently was leaking from the crystal.
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April 29, 2012 |
Just a mention of the word throws off James Oh, as if you've come looking for someone who moved out long ago. "Riots here?" he says, pointing to his store, Tom's Liquor. "No, no. Riots long, long time ago. " Today, the shelves are neatly stocked, the floors are sparkling clean and marigold daisies blossom in the sun a few feet from his door. On the walls outside: "No graffiti at all," he says proudly. Twenty years ago today, when Oh was in Germany clearing minefields for the Army, one of the nation's worst riots exploded in Los Angeles.
June 6, 1991
The women arrived carrying baby bottles, clothing, bibs and cuddly toys--typical gifts for a baby shower. But, with no expectant mother in sight, this was no ordinary shower. The recent party at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Long Beach was the first annual baby shower for low-income women sponsored by the local chapter of the National Organization for Women.
December 23, 2005 |
A nun convicted of smearing her blood on a Colorado nuclear missile silo in an antiwar protest was released from federal prison Thursday after about two years behind bars. Ardeth Platte, 69, and two other Dominican sisters were arrested in 2002 after they cut a chain-link fence surrounding a Minuteman III silo and used baby bottles to dispense their blood in the shape of a cross. Air Force security left training exercises to respond, arriving at the site in armored vehicles.
September 9, 1987 |
Return with us now to those great days in gas station history . . . when vandals were content with occasionally stopping up restroom toilets instead of stealing them outright, when attendants were not locked into kiosks behind bullet-proof glass . . . those thrilling days of yesteryear . . . when full serve was the only serve, when station attendants freely washed car windows, checked oil, water and tire pressure and handed out complimentary maps . . .
April 16, 2008 |
A controversial, estrogen-like chemical in plastic could be harming the development of children's brains and reproductive organs, a federal health agency concluded in a report released Tuesday. The National Toxicology Program, part of the National Institutes of Health, concluded that there was "some concern" that fetuses, babies and children were in danger because bisphenol A, or BPA, harmed animals at low levels found in nearly all human bodies.
May 19, 2008 |
The synthetic chemical bisphenol A has long been found in many household products, but it's just starting to become a household name. Not to mention a hot topic in the scientific community. "Papers about it are being published at the rate of about one a day," says John Bucher, associate director for the National Toxicology Program, an agency of the National Institutes of Health.
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March 11, 1995 |
Amid widespread speculation that he is about to announce his candidacy for the White House, Gov. Pete Wilson on Friday took part in an odd twist on the traditional political ritual of kissing babies. To demonstrate the safety of products for infants made by Munchkin Inc. of Van Nuys, Wilson struggled to yank the nipple off a cap to a baby bottle before a crowd of reporters.
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October 19, 1988
A Superior Court judge reinstated murder charges Tuesday against a Santa Ana couple accused of causing their 2-month-old baby's death by keeping her near uncovered amounts of cocaine in the house. The judge's decision sent Debbie Delgado into tears. Her husband, Gilbert Delgado, tried to comfort her. "She hadn't expected this," said her attorney, Charles Margines. "It's a tough disappointment."