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July 4, 1991 | LEE DYE, TIMES SCIENCE WRITER
A couple of years ago, an asteroid large enough to wipe out the city of Los Angeles crossed the Earth's path close enough to get a lot of people's attention. Despite the hundreds of telescopes that are turned toward the night sky on any given evening, no one saw the asteroid until it had passed within a mere 400,000 miles. That really bothers a lot of people, including a small band of experts who have assumed the responsibility of warning the world about approaching doom.
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NEWS
February 24, 1991
The guardians of the "Doomsday Clock" say they are keeping a close watch on the Gulf War. Since 1947, the CLOCK HAS TRACKED THE WORLD'S FLIRTATION WITH NUCLEAR WAR. The clock, whose image appears on the cover of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, hangs on the wall of the magazine's offices on the University of Chicago campus. The hands of the clock were last moved a year ago, after the end of the Cold War.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1997 | JOHN DART
In the first court decision that declares a driver's license applicant can refuse to give the Department of Motor Vehicles a Social Security number for religious reasons, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge has ruled the DMV must accommodate five men who contend the numbers are the "mark of the beast" in the biblical Book of Revelation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1992 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of two men arrested on suspicion of a yearlong bank robbery spree left behind a bizarre document that provides insight into the thinking process of two men who apparently believed that they were being hounded by a Luciferian conspiracy bent on destroying them and, ultimately, the United States. The 300-page document written by James A. McGrath, 48, also justifies bank robbery as a method of fighting back against the evil forces.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1997 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the first court decision to declare that a driver's license applicant can refuse to give the Department of Motor Vehicles a Social Security number for religious reasons, a Los Angeles Superior Court has ruled that the DMV must accommodate five men who contend that the numbers are the "mark of the beast" in the Bible's Book of Revelation.
NATIONAL
October 15, 2006 | P.J. Huffstutter, Times Staff Writer
It is one of the best-known symbols of the Atomic Age: a simple clock with only the last quadrant marked, whose hands are moved toward midnight (indicating nuclear Armageddon) or farther away (meaning global harmony). The Doomsday Clock hangs inside a tiny room on the University of Chicago campus, a short walk from the laboratory that first harnessed the power of the atom.
NEWS
July 30, 1992 | ROY RIVENBURG
The countdown to Armageddon, according to some Bible prognosticators, began in 1948 with the establishment of modern Israel. Interpreting a passage in Matthew's gospel, forecasters say that the generation that sees Israel restored will also see the end of time and Christ's return on the clouds. But nobody agrees how long a generation is. Author Hal Lindsey's reading was 40 years, placing doomsday sometime around 1988. Others say 20 to 100 years, which could push Armageddon back to 2048.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1997 | From Times staff and wire reports
The end of the universe as humans know it will occur in about 10 trillion years, but certain physical processes will continue as far into the future as astronomers can imagine, according to researchers from the University of Michigan. For all practical purposes, what we think of as the universe will end when all the big stars, such as our sun, stop shining, said astrophysicist Fred Adams: "At that time, a human eye on Earth would observe the universe to be dark and black."
NEWS
December 24, 1988
Having had the pleasure and opportunity to watch the Alternative Repertory Theatre grow and develop over the past 2 years, I feel compelled to reply to Sylvie Drake's review of their latest production, "End of the World." ("Kopit's 'End of the World' Strikes Out in Santa Ana," Dec. 6). I have enjoyed the professionalism and regard to detail exhibited by this gutsy and talented group. With no prior knowledge of Kopit's play, I found this production thoughtful and provocative.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 22, 2012
'Seeking a Friend for the End of the World' MPAA rating: R for language including sexual references, some drug use and brief violence Running time: 1 hour, 41 minutes Playing: In general release
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