April 17, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- In a display of bureaucratic gymnastics, Jeff Neely, the official at the heart of the General Services Administration conference scandal, reported to two people: a senior counsel at the agency, and himself. Neely was both the Pacific Rim region commissioner for the Public Buildings Service and the region's acting administrator -- the top GSA position in the area -- Susan Brita, the agency's deputy administrator, said at a congressional hearing Tuesday. That dual authority appears to have contributed to his ability to rack up vast bills for conferences using taxpayer money.
HOME & GARDEN
March 26, 2011
Woodworkers will tell you that it's incredibly easy to ruin a beautiful, handcrafted design with a lousy finish. Brian Miller, the wood finisher for Don and Natalie Kick's house, should know. In the industry for 36 years, he is an expert in centuries'-old methods of coloring wood with dyes and chemicals. "Coloring wood is a dying art these days," Miller said, no pun intended. "Everyone wants to stain wood ? and I'll do that too if a client wants it. But stains hide the grain because they deposit pigments into the wood that prevent light from penetrating.
February 25, 1990 |
The North Hollywood High coach shut the door behind him and stared at his basketball team seated in the conference room. He stared at Dana Jones, the team's 6-foot-6 do-everything center. He stared at Harry Marks, the 6-3 shooting forward. The rest of the team--point guard Robert Hill, off-guard Tommy Byrdsong, forward Eric Jackson--also fell under his baleful glare. "Coach," the team pleaded on this Monday early in February, "we aren't going to have any time to practice."
September 1, 2011 |
A cracked cosmonaut helmet, footsteps in the moon dust, a mysterious flash of light outside a spaceship window — these are some of the images the Weinstein Co. has released from "Apollo 18," a documentary-style sci-fi thriller opening Friday that the studio is marketing as a movie culled from "found footage" from a U.S. space mission. "In 1972, the United States sent two astronauts on a secret mission to the moon," the trailer says. "Despite decades of denial by NASA and the Department of Defense, classified footage of the mission was leaked to the media.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1992 |
A staff member for Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley) will be in Fillmore on Monday morning to meet with area residents, a spokesman said. Anyone within Gallegly's district needing help with federal agencies or wanting to offer views on federal issues is invited to meet with Gallegly aide Brian Miller between 9 a.m. and noon in the City Council chambers at 524 Sespe Ave.