January 7, 1989 |
Snow has fallen on the desert regions of Khur and Biyabanak in eastern Iran for the first time in 50 years, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported Thursday. Officials said 4 inches of snow had fallen in the last 24 hours, forcing schools to close, IRNA reported. Northern areas of the Middle East have been gripped by unusually cold weather for the last week.
January 11, 1986
College of the Desert defeated Valley College, 55-50, Friday night at Valley College. With 3:48 left in the game and the score tied at 46, sophomore foward Sondra Roy hit two free throws to put the Roadrunners ahead for good. The Monarchs never got closer than two points after that. Mary Jo led the Monarchs with 16 points while Tina Johnson and Jill Daniels combined for 23.
September 22, 1996 |
The comic pizazz of Stephan Elliott's popular 1994 film about drag performers trekking across the Australian desert certainly has an addictive quality to it. It's definitely at its best when its trio of performers--Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce and Oscar-nominated Terence Stamp (pictured)--are out there with a lip-synched song in their hearts. Stamp is the film's major surprise, gracefully convincing as a transsexual with enough hauteur for an entire royal family (TMC Thursday at 7:15 p.m.).
November 29, 1989 |
In writing the other day about our trip up the coast I said that in Carpenteria my wife and I ate lunch in a restaurant that offered a free desert if you weren't served in 10 minutes; we lost, I said, but my wife had a cream pie anyway. As several readers have pointed out, with various degrees of sarcasm, desert should have been spelled dessert . My wife was the first to point it out. She said, "You misspelled dessert." I did not have to ask how I had misspelled it.
November 21, 1987 |
Atascadero 42, Agoura 7--After spotting Agoura a 7-0 lead, Atascadero responded with 42 unanswered points as fullback Chad Dubrul rushed for four touchdowns and 231 yards in 21 carries at Agoura. Dubrul ran for touchdowns of 19, 58 and 12 yards in the first half as the Greyhounds (9-2) built a 21-7 halftime lead. Atascadero quarterback Knute Welsh threw only two passes all night, completing one for a 28-yard touchdown to Chris Wray early in the third quarter.
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July 22, 1986 |
Sudden and intense thundershowers pelted the deserts and mountains of Southern California, Arizona and Nevada on Monday in the wake of an invasion of moist, unstable air from Mexico. By midafternoon rain, lightning and winds gusting to 30 m.p.h. at times were reported from Winkelman, Ariz., where .73 of an inch of rain fell in just 30 minutes, to Mt. Laguna in San Diego County, which received 1.65 inches. Palomar Mountain reported .
July 6, 2001 |
To an outsider, the desert here appears an inscrutable keeper of secrets, pale and vast and hypnotic in its sameness. But Glen Payne reads it like a book. His practiced eye can mean the difference between life and death for undocumented migrants who cross into one of the nation's most desolate and unforgiving tracts. Payne, a U.S.
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April 4, 1986 |
A Placentia family of five whose disappearance over the weekend had left detectives baffled found their way wearily to a grocery store here after a six-day odyssey in the desert. Floyd and Linda Braun and their three children were near exhaustion when they telephoned the Inyo County Sheriff's Department from a pay phone in Lone Pine, a small Owens Valley community hundreds of miles from where investigators believed they were lost.
August 24, 1986 |
The canals of Jawa still run with water as they were designed to do 5,000 years ago, but who built them and the city itself remain mysteries. "We have this apparent enigma out there in the middle of the semi-arid region," said Sven Helms, a Canadian archeologist who excavated Jawa in the 1970s. Helms used pottery and other evidence to approximate its era at 3300 BC--about 600 years before Egypt's pyramids were built. Nothing like it as old has been found in such a place.
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December 4, 1994 |
One night last June, a rattlesnake sank its fangs into Debbie Robinson's hand while she was watering the lawn outside her desert home, about 25 miles northeast of Palmdale. As the deadly venom spread, the 43-year-old Robinson became dizzy and nauseated. * Because her husband was away, Robinson had no one to turn to for help. In fact, she was as alone as almost anyone can be: Robinson lives in one of the few outposts in Los Angeles County that still does not have telephone service.