October 5, 2004
Regarding "Tame Is Lame" [Sept. 28], about TV programmers' bias toward big brutes in wildlife films: As a supporter of the reintroduction of large predators to their former ranges, I found the attitudes expressed by Mr. Fairclough repugnant. All they do is cement in the public's consciousness the idea that big predators have no place in the modern world. "Shark attacks," "bear attacks," "tiger attacks" -- one would think all these magnificent animals have on their minds is to harm any human who happens by. Michael S. Fields Columbus, Ohio
August 11, 1991
The Home Improvement item: "Shed Provides Handy Storage," (June 23) released a torrent of memories for me. In 1963 my family had a very similar tool shed that, as my playhouse, I imagined to be my cowboy bunkhouse, barn and office for my "great construction projects." But in that era of urban renewal, my parents lost the argument with a very persistent building inspector to save the shed from demolition. You see, although it sat on a cement yard, it did not have a cement foundation and thus did not meet city codes!
June 6, 2007
GEORGE CLOONEY, Brad Pitt, and Matt Damon -- need we say more? Hours before the red carpet waltz got underway for the premiere of "Ocean's 13," the movie's stars immortalized their hand and shoe prints in cement outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Tuesday. The three amigos and the film's producer, Jerry Weintraub, posed for about 100 photographers and smiled and waved to several hundred onlookers, a number that was sure to swell by day's end.
September 26, 2010
London (Reuters) -- Halliburton Co, the oilfield services company that cemented the blown-out Gulf of Mexico well which caused the United States' worst-ever oil spill, Sunday said a BP report into the disaster that laid the blame on the cement job offered a questionable account of events and “erroneous conclusions.” Halliburton, based in Houston, Texas and Dubai, questioned tests BP said it conducted that showed Halliburton's cement had failed, allowing channels to form, through which hydrocarbons could flow up the well and cause the explosion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 1986 |
The driver of a small truck was fatally injured early Sunday when the truck hit the center divider on Commonwealth Avenue and then slammed into a cement lamppost, police said. Lt. Dennis Bryerton said Thomas Gage Corbin, 18, of Fullerton, was driving his 1982 Toyota truck west on Commonwealth Avenue near Brookhurst Road at 1 a.m. when he lost control and hit the divider.
January 11, 1998
Marvin Rand's detailed photos of the Watts Towers brought back vivid childhood memories ("View From the Top," by Mary Melton, Nov. 9). In 1949, we lived on 107th Street, a few blocks from Simon Rodia's work-in-progress. The then-quiet, manicured middle-class neighborhood was a postcard for postwar suburbia. Sometimes my parents would take me to watch Rodia work. I remember him hunched over, digging through trash, looking for discarded objects to embed in his amazing skeletal edifice.
February 23, 1986 |
With what arid arrogance we cut down bushes, pull up weeds, kill grasses, because they do not suit our fancy. "Just weeds," we say, with the absolute assurance that we, rather than God or Mother Nature, know what should be growing where we are. I have always been a great advocate of weeds. I think they are the last true pioneers, resisting inevitable crushing under civilization's cement to the last possible moment, even popping up again where the conqueror's pavement has cracked.
April 5, 1991 |
When he was learning to do hip replacements, Dr. Hank Wuh, a young orthopedic surgeon, was frustrated by the slow and potentially harmful method used to remove the cement securing an old artificial joint before replacing it. "Taking out the old cement was tedious, the blood loss was high and there was always the risk of fracturing the femur, or thigh bone," said Wuh. After much experimentation, Wuh and his co-inventor, Dr.
May 28, 1986 |
Since the late 1960s, Laddie John Dill has established a reputation as one of Southern California's foremost modernists, producing a series of superbly crafted works in a variety of media that explore light and space in both environmental and architectural contexts. More recently, however, Dill has come under considerable critical re-evaluation.