January 6, 2013 |
The Lakers have struggled to climb above .500 despite tremendous expectations and a $130-million payroll (including luxury taxes). General Manager Mitch Kupchak told a select group of season-ticket holders Sunday at Staples Center that he was "disappointed" with the Lakers' performance this season. "If you have a bunch of cylinders, we're not running on all cylinders right now," said Kupchak. The major question for the organization seems to be the integration of the play of Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard, under the guidance of Coach Mike D'Antoni.
January 4, 2014 |
Walk blindfolded into a Nissan dealership and you'll soon bump into a vehicle with a CVT. Twelve models come with this new type of transmission. No other brand has so thoroughly embraced the technology. Honda sells four vehicles with such a setup; Toyota has one. So it's with a bit of irony that, after a week of testing the all-new Rogue crossover, our biggest headache came from - yes, the CVT. For all the development Nissan has put into the gearbox, it apparently still can't figure out how to build one that drives well.
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March 27, 1991
A small cylinder containing poisonous phosphine gas fell off a truck on Interstate 5 on Tuesday and tied up traffic for three hours near Las Pulgas Road, the California Highway Patrol said. The 2-by-12-inch, red cylinder, containing 85% hydrogen gas and 15% phosphine, was found by a California Department of Transportation worker half a mile south of Las Pulgas in Oceanside, said John Marinez, a CHP spokesman.
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June 23, 1989
A 50-pound cylinder that provides additional thrust during takeoffs fell from an A-4 Skyhawk shortly after it left the runway Thursday at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, Marine officials said. The Jet Assist Take Off, or JATO, bottle--54 inches long, 9 inches wide and gray in color--was lost somewhere between the airfield and an area about four miles east of the runway. No one has reported any injuries or damage from the falling bottle, which was discovered missing by another pilot flying in formation with the A-4. The aircraft departed from El Toro shortly after 8:30 a.m. It is attached to Marine Attack Squadron 133, Marine Aircraft Group 42, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, stationed at Alameda Naval Air Station.
November 11, 1992 |
Toyota's long-awaited new T100 pickup truck goes on sale Thursday, but the vehicle once thought to mark Japan's first real assault on the pickup market owned by Detroit is being described as a tad too dainty. The almost full-sized T100 comes only with a V-6 engine, the kiss of death when it comes to the traditional macho buyer of big pickup trucks, who demands a powerful V-8 under the hood.
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August 5, 1987 |
The defense in the Laura Troiani murder case continued Tuesday in Vista Superior Court with a psychiatrist testifying under cross-examination that when Troiani's husband was killed in August, 1984, she "wasn't operating on all cylinders," so much so that she was unable to offer convincing lies to police when interrogated.
January 23, 2001 |
Once they got past the bitterness, anger and shock of Coach Kevin Smith's resignation, the Huntington Beach Oilers came alive. Energized by new coach Will Cummins and the spirited play of senior forward Drew McAthy, the Oilers have recovered from a dismal showing in the Marina tournament to win their first three games in the Sunset League. Smith resigned three weeks into the season after he admitted to being in violation of the Southern Section's "association rule."
April 2, 1993 |
The death of Brandon Lee in a filming incident took a startling turn Thursday when police revealed the actor was killed by what was apparently a .44-caliber bullet. What appeared to be a bullet was discovered lodged near Lee's spine during an autopsy, calling into question the safety procedures on the set of the film. Detectives from the Wilmington Police Department said that they are still treating Lee's death as an accidental shooting. They said that they recovered the .
March 30, 2013 |
For all the hype over hybrid, electric and diesel cars, automakers sure haven't sold many of them. They have themselves to blame. Car companies somehow keep squeezing more power from less gasoline in cars priced thousands of dollars less than comparable hybrids or diesels, which still account for just a fraction of U.S. car sales. Take Ford Motor Co.'s newest gas-only miser, a turbocharged 1.0-liter, three-cylinder engine about the size of a coffee can. Powering the subcompact Fiesta, the engine will be the most efficient non-hybrid power plant in America, Ford brags.
October 29, 2013 |
The Ford Fiesta equipped with a new three-cylinder engine will get the best highway fuel economy of any car with the exception of some diesels and hybrids, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The tiny 1.0-liter turbocharged engine will give the car 45 miles per gallon in highway driving, 37 mpg in combined driving and 32 in city driving, Ford Motor Co. said. The big highway numbers are equal to or greater than some of the fuel-miser diesels from Volkswagen and other small gasoline-powered cars such as the Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris.