January 4, 1987 |
Lawrence Taylor plays in four different gears. "The first notch is good," CBS sportcaster John Madden said. "The second notch is very good. The third notch is great and the last one is unblockable. "He's been at the fourth one most of the season." In any other year, that would be no surprise. But the New York Giants' linebacker entered this season as a question mark, having been treated in the offseason for what was referred to as "substance abuse."
August 21, 1994 |
Gerrit Cromsigt continues to add track records at Saugus Speedway. Saturday night he added to his track record with his seventh consecutive main-event victory, pulling away to win the 25-lap Pro Stock oval race despite running on seven cylinders for more then half the race. "I felt it missing about the 10th lap and I figured we lost it," the Pine Mountain Club resident said. "But we kept pulling away." Cromsigt had an opportunity to extend his streak to eight in the 15-lap figure 8 feature race.
September 18, 1989 |
Even during its best moment Saturday night at the Pacific Amphitheatre, the Jefferson Airplane inadvertently raised the question of just what it was doing out of the hangar after all these years. "Volunteer for anything you like, volunteer for anything you need," Grace Slick urged as she improvised at the end of the strong, hard-driving rendition of "Volunteers" that closed an uneven set for the reunited San Francisco band.
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.
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.
February 1, 2014 |
The list of features that don't come standard on the new BMW 320i is a long one. This is the bargain Bimmer, meant to lure you onto a lot where a salesman can slather on options that send the price soaring. It's still not exactly cheap, starting at $32,750. That's with no leather, no wood, no navigation, no backup camera, no moon roof, no heated seats - no power seats, even. You get your choice of either black or white at that price; all other colors cost extra. The even longer list of cars with more than this one's 180 horsepower includes the cheapest Honda Accord or Nissan Altima.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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 .