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.
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.
May 10, 2006 |
Tons of chemicals in antibacterial soaps used in the bathrooms and kitchens of virtually every home are being released into the environment, yet no government agency is monitoring or regulating them in water supplies or food. About 75% of a potent bacteria-killing chemical that people flush down their drains survives treatment at sewage plants, and most of that ends up in sludge spread on farm fields, according to Johns Hopkins University research.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1986 |
They were hardly errand lists, the yellow legal pad pages that turned up in Ron Levin's Beverly Hills duplex two months after his disappearance. On the top sheet, below the heading, "At Levin's TO DO," were listed 15 numbered items: "close blinds, scan for tape recorder, tape mouth, handcuff, put gloves on, explain situation, kill dog." The lists puzzled Levin's stepfather, who found and gave them to Beverly Hills detectives during a search of the apartment, he would later testify.
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.
May 4, 2001 |
The Earth's atmosphere is beginning to lose its natural ability to remove air pollutants, a condition that could spread smog and accelerate the accumulation of greenhouse gases, according to a study published today in the journal Science. The study documents for the first time the modest, two-decade-long worldwide decline of a key molecule that cleanses the air.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.