CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 2008 |
An attorney for former Blue Lake Police Chief David Gundersen is asking a judge to throw out his client's battery and weapons convictions. A jury acquitted Gundersen earlier this year on two dozen counts of spousal rape. Instead, it found him guilty of lesser battery charges for taking nude photos of his wife without permission. He also was convicted of illegally possessing weapons. On Wednesday, his attorney argued in a motion that the verdicts were "contrary to both law and evidence."
July 23, 2008 |
Kid Rock has been sentenced to a year's probation and fined $1,000 for his role in a fight at a suburban Atlanta Waffle House last fall. The DeKalb County solicitor's office said the 37-year-old rock singer was also sentenced Monday to six hours of anger management counseling and 80 hours of community service. The entertainer, whose real name is Robert J. Ritchie, pleaded no contest to one count of simple battery. Four counts of battery were dropped. From the Associated Press cutline> ##et-quick23#k4f8vync#0N2668TB### Bailey Hanks is "Legally Blonde."
March 10, 2012 |
In the eternal quest for a better external keyboard to make typing on smartphones and tablets easier, Verbatim has debuted a battery-powered Wireless Bluetooth folding keyboard, with big, responsive keys on a solid plastic base that measures just 6 inches by 4 inches by 3/4 inches thick when folded. The keyboard pairs easily with most iPhones and iPads, as well as with many Android and some BlackBerry devices. It even has a little pull-out stand that should work with most phones, as well as shortcut keys for the iPhone and iPad.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 2009 |
Police are searching for a convicted felon with a record of police battery who fled his own fraud trial Tuesday. Mark Thomas Georgantas, 46, of Tustin was found guilty of using stolen credit card information to buy parts and make payments for his fireplace product business, Fire on Ice. Orange County prosecutors said he skipped out on the ninth day of his trial under the guise of using the restroom. Though he vanished Tuesday, he was convicted in absentia the next day. In January 2006, Georgantas was arrested in a Costa Mesa hotel lobby on a probation violation in another business fraud case, prosecutors said.
April 9, 2001 |
There's a Stage 2 power alert and I could be taken offline any minute if the California Independent System Operator orders rolling blackouts. But I'm not worried. I have a backup system that will keep my PC running at least two hours--long enough to get through a typical blackout. To test my backup system, I staged my own blackout by switching off the circuit breaker that provides power to my office. I'm still working. I'm writing this column from my desktop PC, which is plugged into an xPower 600 backup power system that delivers 600 watts of AC electrical current.
January 29, 1995
Michael Schrage's "Marketers Own the Electric Vehicle's Future, Not Engineers" (Jan. 19) is typical of the political approaches to battery-driven cars, which will not help with what is a problem in basic chemistry. When gasoline and air burn in a cylinder, the transfer of electrons and energy is quick and remarkably complete. Putting a few gallons of gasoline in a tank is fast and easy, while the air supplies itself. Not so with a battery. The same electrons must go through an "oxidizing" reaction, but the oxygen and the fuel must both be within the battery, and the oxidation goes slowly through some "electrolyte."
December 30, 2006
Re "EPA OKs fuel-cell car production," Dec. 24 I had to laugh reading that the EPA finally got around to approving the California Air Resources Board decision -- made three years ago -- to move away from battery electric technology and allow automakers to satisfy its zero-emissions requirements with fuel-cell vehicles. The irony is that in those three years, many fuel-cell advocates have concluded that the technology is fraught with challenging and expensive engineering problems. They are now once again looking at solutions that involve batteries.