September 18, 1993 |
The first U.S. climber to conquer Mt. Everest now aspires to be the Fuller Brush man of environmentalism. Jim Whittaker, who climbed the Himalayan peak in 1963, has launched a direct-sales company to market environmentally benign household products. More than 800 part-time environmentalists/entrepreneurs in Oregon and Washington already preach preservation while they sell cleansers, soaps and toilet paper through Greenway, Whittaker's 2-year-old firm. His next target market: California.
July 29, 1993 |
As if the New York Mets don't have enough problems on the field, another off-field incident has marred what is left of their off-field image. After Tuesday night's 4-3 victory over Florida, a player sprayed what appeared to be bleach at a group of reporters in the Met clubhouse. Dave D'Alessandro, who covers the Mets for the Record of Hackensack, N.J., said some of the liquid got on his face. "I was slightly turned with my right ear . . .
February 1, 1993 |
The president of Bosnia-Herzegovina vowed Sunday that he would never agree to a division of his country that awards "the biggest slaughterhouses of ethnic cleansing" to the Serbian gunmen who carried out the deadly campaign for an "ethnically pure" state. But President Alija Izetbegovic said his refusal to sign a separate cease-fire agreement for Bosnia has to do only with reservations about whether U.N.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1992
Nine people, including four sheriff's deputies, were hospitalized Saturday after inhaling toxic fumes at the Peter J. Pitchess Honor Rancho in Castaic, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. The toxic chlorine gas was produced when an inmate mixed bleach with Lime-A-Way, a commercial cleanser used to dissolve water deposits, Deputy Benita Hinojos said. The inmate, whose identity was not released, was part of a kitchen cleanup crew at the North County Correctional Facility.
November 26, 1992 |
Laundry detergents entered the American home 60 years ago. Before that, soaps prevailed. The difference between the two is considerable. Soaps, which go back to antiquity, consist mostly of animal or vegetable oils that work with water to remove dirt from fabrics, provided the water is warm, soft and non-acidic and is agitated throughout the process. As long as fats and oils were plentiful, soaps could do the job of keeping clothes clean.
October 15, 1992 |
More than half of the nation's most commonly used polluting industrial solvents could be eliminated in a decade without significant cost to industry, according to a controversial study made public Wednesday. The $1-million study by the Metropolitan Water District and the Environmental Defense Fund found that environmentally preferable substitutes for the five most widely used industrial solvents already are available or soon will be.
August 23, 1992 |
A dozen bomb blasts in the neighborhood, threats of rape against their three daughters and the demands of radical Serbian nationalists for public denunciation of neighboring Croatia haven't yet compelled Antun and Slavica Rakos to flee this town that their Croatian families have called home for 400 years. "Nowhere in the world can you find ethnically clean territories, and I hope this town will not become one, either," Slavica Rakos said.
May 27, 1992 |
Corporate headquarters: Irvine; production facility in Pomona Founded: May, 1989 Founder: Paul R.
May 27, 1992 |
Graffiti? What graffiti? WI Corp. hopes that question will be posed across Orange County if its current graffiti-eradication product catches on with private property owners. The anti-graffiti solution, Graf-Gone 1, has been used exclusively by the Irvine-based, graffiti-removal company, which considers its product to be one of the most effective and environmentally safe chemical solutions on the market. And now the company wants to sell it directly to the public.
April 26, 1992
I've learned through PETA that household cleansers are poured into the eyes of immobilized and conscious rabbits so that the products can bear a warning saying, "Don't put this in your eyes." Because of Newkirk and her ilk, it's now possible to walk into a supermarket and find all kinds of non-animal-tested products labeled as such. How many of us would do as much toward making the world a kinder, saner place? LORRAINE FEATHER La Crescenta