CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1998 |
As part of a disaster-relief team, two Ventura County residents have landed this week in devastated areas suffering the aftereffects of Hurricane Georges. After a short stay at a staging area in Atlanta, the American Red Cross volunteers were dispatched to Puerto Rico, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana or Mississippi, said Mike Powers, a spokesman for the Red Cross. Georges has battered areas from the Caribbean to the Gulf of Mexico, killing at least 300 people since it hit land last week.
August 23, 1989 |
All military training flights over West Germany will be grounded on the anniversary of the Ramstein air disaster next week to honor the victims of the crash, the West German Defense Ministry said today. NATO forces in West Germany heeded a call by the commander of the West German air force, Lt. Gen. Horst Jungkurth, to ground flights Aug. 28, a year after a catastrophe at a military air show which killed 70 people and injured hundreds.
September 13, 1986
The Los Angeles County coroner's office Friday identified two more victims of the Aug. 31 in-flight collision between an Aeromexico DC-9 jetliner and a private airplane. Coroner's spokesman Bill Gold said identification of Andrea Avila, 7, of Mexico City, and Carlos Lopez Jr., 13, of Navojoa, Sonora, Mexico, both of whom were passengers on the airliner, brings the total number of confirmed deaths to 54.
December 8, 1994 |
There's power in numbers. That's the idea behind a new store that caters to disaster victims. The Malibu Buyers Group was founded this summer to negotiate bargain basement prices for the hundreds of people who lost their homes in last year's wildfires and the subsequent earthquake and mudslides. The eastern Malibu business has proved particularly useful for people who were underinsured and have had to dip into their savings to rebuild.
December 14, 1986 |
The Soviet Union has paid $1.12 billion in compensation to victims of the disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which no longer poses a danger to the environment, the Communist Party Central Committee said Saturday. The Central Committee in a statement carried by the Tass news agency said it is satisfied with the construction of the concrete tomb encasing the damaged nuclear reactor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 2006 |
Arthur Francis "Frank" Carven III, an attorney who became an activist for aviation safety and fair compensation to families of aviation disaster victims after two relatives were killed in the explosion of TWA Flight 800 off Long Island, N.Y., has died. He was 54. Carven died of pancreatic cancer at his home in Forest Hill, Md., on July 27.