May 4, 1985 |
Union Carbide Corp., which had been scheduled to resume production Friday of the chemical that killed more than 2,000 people in India, announced that it will delay the restart for at least 24 hours because of "conditions that don't conform to our standards." Carbide spokesman Thad Epps said preliminary tests indicated problems in some "minor mechanical and instrument conditions."
January 16, 1990 |
An environmental group today criticized industry reliance on three widely used ozone-destroying chemicals, saying that while some companies are cutting back on their use others are relying on them even more. The Natural Resources Defense Council produced industry figures showing more than 200 million pounds of the chemicals were released into the atmosphere by more than 3,000 companies in 1987, the last year for which complete figures were available.
December 13, 1985
In the words of the Nov. 29 article by Diane Reischel, ". . . Actress Donna Mills, swathed in an ermine and Russian lynx coat . . . " is quoted as saying "I don't like the idea of animals being trapped" ("Furs for Men and Women Depart From Traditional"). So humane of her. Chances are, however, this is exactly the way her wrap was obtained. It appears that Mills prefers "ranched furs." Ranch brings to mind visions of playful days in some idyllic meadow under the warm sun, surrounded by the smell of sweet grasses.
March 4, 2003 |
The EPA on Monday proposed overhauling guidelines for assessing whether chemicals or other substances pose cancer risks. The new procedures generally would permit higher exposure to the toxic substances, officials said. For the first time, the agency also proposed supplemental guidelines for gauging particular risks to children. Children are more susceptible to some toxic chemicals than adults. Environmental groups called the special guidelines for children a step in the right direction.
June 17, 1993 |
A man who claimed he was a physicist was arrested by campus police at Cal Poly Pomona early Wednesday after he was seen loitering around a building where a pipe bomb went off a day earlier, authorities said. Michael Joel Whitney, 35, of Moreno Valley in Riverside County, was wearing jeans, a sport coat and carrying two 12-inch daggers in scabbards around his waist when arrested.
October 4, 2001 |
One of the greatest benefits that scientists have wrested from nature for the benefit of humankind is anesthesia to take away the pain of surgery and tooth extraction. Julie M. Fenster, a columnist for American Heritage magazine, does a fine job of describing the emergence of anesthesia in America in the 1840s when the turbulent young republic was stretching its wings and expanding its reach.
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April 13, 1986 |
When the call crackled over John Rondina's radio, the 20-year Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy scrunched his face in disbelief. "At first, you know how you say, 'Sure, sure. . . .' " But as he reached the usually quiet La Puente neighborhood around Inyo Street on Friday morning, the deputy found five or six strapping firefighters and a handful of frightened neighbors indeed being held at bay by a tiny gray squirrel. This was no docile, park-variety peanut eater, however.
July 19, 1989 |
A sweeping ordinance, thought to be the most comprehensive law in the nation restricting the chlorofluorocarbons and other compounds destroying the globe's protective ozone layer, was passed Tuesday night by the Irvine City Council. The ordinance, approved 4 to 1, will affect businesses in the Orange County city that use or produce chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs.
January 22, 2009 |
Slain Florida toddler Caylee Anthony's mouth was covered with silver duct tape that had been adorned with a heart-shaped sticker, according to reports released Wednesday. The reports released by the state attorney's office also said that duct tape was attached to her hair, and that the girl's remains were placed in a laundry-hamper bag and then secured in a plastic garbage bag before being left in the woods. When investigators processed the duct tape at an FBI lab in Quantico, Va.
June 8, 2002 |
Amanda Burton proved to be a formidable performer in "Silent Witness," the first-rate A&E films about a sharp medical examiner. Tonight, she takes on a new persona in the title role of the TV movie "Helen West: Deep Sleep" (9 p.m., A&E). This is the first of three mysteries--the others are due this fall--drawn from books by Frances Fyfield about a British prosecutor in London.