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February 1, 1996 | SHELBY GRAD
Several cities have approved a new funding plan for an $80-million county emergency communications system despite complaints that the proposal shifts too great a financial burden on municipalities. The 800-megahertz Motorola system, which would link all police, fire and public works agencies in the county on one network, would replace the existing 400-megahertz system that law enforcement officials say is obsolete.
June 5, 1990
Orange County supervisors, who have been forced to grapple with declaring a county state of emergency every two weeks for the past six months because of the Mediterranean fruit fly, will gratefully wash their hands of the subject today, officials predicted. Board Chairman Don R. Roth circulated a letter to his colleagues Monday in which he asked them to join him in formally ending the state of emergency now that the state has completed its aerial malathion-spraying program in Orange County.
President Frederik W. de Klerk, meeting a key demand of the African National Congress, lifted the four-year state of emergency in strife-torn Natal province on Thursday and declared the way clear for constitutional negotiations. With his action, the president also met one of the five conditions necessary for lifting American economic sanctions against Pretoria. Only two conditions remain: the freeing of political prisoners and the repeal of all apartheid legislation.
February 22, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
An MD-82 passenger jet headed from Las Vegas to Cleveland made an emergency landing Monday at the South Bend, Ind., Regional Airport after its crew reported problems maintaining level flight. Continental Flight 1416, carrying 146 people, landed safely; no one was injured. The plane is similar to the one that crashed Jan. 31 off Southern California, killing 88 people on Alaska Airlines Flight 261.
November 14, 2000 | Nancy Rivera Brooks
California's electricity system is so precarious that, with crisp fall weather prevailing, state officials declared a Stage 2 power emergency--signifying that the electricity grid serving about 75% of the state was within 5% of running out of available power. The California Independent System Operator declared the emergency at 5 p.m. Monday because demand, which was expected to peak at nearly 34,000 megawatts, was pushing close to the edge of available supply.
September 17, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
An American Airlines jetliner made an emergency landing at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago after its left engine caught fire, apparently when a goose was sucked into the engine shortly after takeoff. "The pilots saw birds. They tried to avoid them, but there's only so much you can do," American Airlines spokeswoman Mary Frances Fagan said. The plane, an MD-80 carrying 112 people, landed safely and there were no injuries, Fagan said.
November 3, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
An American Airlines jet made an emergency landing at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago after a bird was sucked into an engine right after takeoff, officials said. No one was injured. Flight 1353, bound for New Orleans, was about 200 feet in the air when it hit the bird, an airline spokesman said.
February 20, 2001
Bad weather forced a small plane to make an emergency landing Monday on a Santa Clarita golf course, authorities said. About 5 p.m., witnesses saw a Cessna 150 flying low and circling over Robinson Ranch Golf Course, just south of Antelope Valley Freeway near Sand Canyon Road. "It landed on the 15th hole of the golf course," said Lt. Mike Dunkle of the Los Angeles County sheriff's station in Santa Clarita. No one was hurt.
July 6, 2000
The Los Angeles American Red Cross Blood Services has issued an emergency appeal for blood, citing a particular need for Type O donors. Red Cross has only 8% of the optimal inventory of O-positive blood and 11% of the desired amount of O-negative blood. Blood supplies traditionally run short in the summer because school and job site blood campaigns are less effective, said Julie Juliusson, communication manager for American Red Cross Blood Services.
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