CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1985 |
A single-engine airplane taking off from Meadowlark Airport in Huntington Beach lost power and crashed into an office building Saturday, but the four people aboard the craft suffered only minor injuries, probably because the pilot purposefully flew the Cessna into a second-floor window, police said.
February 22, 2009 |
"Empty," says Jack Rodman, an expert in distressed real estate, as he points from the window of his 40th-floor office toward a silver-skinned prism rising out of the Beijing skyline. "Beautiful building, but not a single tenant. "Completely empty. "Empty." So goes the refrain as his finger skips from building to building, each flashier than the next, and few of them more than barely occupied.
July 28, 1985
A bomb exploded outside the South African Embassy in Lisbon, shattering the building's windows and door and damaging two parked cars. There were no reports of casualties. An anonymous caller said the leftist Revolutionary Autonomous Group was responsible for the blast and called the bombing and "act of solidarity" with the South African people. The group left a statement with a news agency calling South Africa's state of emergency "a terrorist measure to repress blacks and workers."
July 15, 1985 |
Gunmen firing sub-machine guns from a car attacked the U.S. Consulate in Lima, causing damage to the building's windows but no injuries, a U.S. Embassy spokesman said today. He said the gunfire in the attack Sunday night pocked the windows of the consulate, located in a high-rise building in the Miraflores district. No one immediately claimed responsibility.
June 6, 2001 |
Apple Computer Inc. settled a lawsuit with Future Power, a computer maker that was building Windows-based personal computers that looked like Apple's colorful iMac. Santa Clara, Calif.-based Future Power said it agreed to comply with a court injunction that prevents it from selling a 15-inch all-in-one computer with a translucent cover until Feb. 1, 2004. The two companies agreed that closely held Future Power may sell a newly designed 17-inch personal computer with a colored plastic cover.
February 16, 1988 |
Iran's revolutionary patriarch, the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, pardoned 989 prisoners to mark the ninth anniversary of the Islamic revolution's rise to power, Tehran's official Islamic Republic News Agency reported today. The agency said 194 prisoners have already been freed and the sentences on the others commuted to mark the Feb. 11 anniversary.