December 20, 2004
Re "NASA in Wonderland," editorial, Dec. 15: Returning men to the moon is "scientifically poor"? When you consider that the plug was pulled just as it became possible for astronauts to stay there long enough to do any but the most trivial of research, we don't know anything of the sort. We have no idea what further exploration will teach us; we've barely started. At the moment, I'd say the first priority is to replace the aging stopgap shuttle fleet with the more modern surface-to-orbit craft currently under development.
March 11, 1987
Magma Power Co., Los Angeles, said President and CEO A.W. Hoch has been named chairman, and that it has asked Dow Chemical, a principal stockholder, to conduct the search for Hoch's successor. As chairman, Hoch succeeds B. C. McCabe Sr., who was named chairman emeritus. At the same time, J. W. Aidlin resigned as a director, vice president and secretary of the company, which is involved in geothermal energy exploration.
September 13, 1997
Robert Pinget, 78, a Swiss-born writer who became a leading figure in France's Nouveau Roman movement. A prolific author, Pinget published more than a score of novels, plays, essays and collections of short stories after his first book appeared in 1951. He was known for rich use of dialogue and exploration of gossip. In reviewing Pinget's 1983 book "That Voice," a Times reviewer noted: "The work is rich in images that, like snatches of overheard conversation, stick to the linings of memory."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1987
The Times deserves to be congratulated on its perceptive editorial (May 26) urging a joint U.S.-Soviet expedition to explore the planet Mars. As you pointed out, the Soviet Union recently made public its plans to send to the red planet the most ambitious planetary exploration ever conceived by man. There is no excuse for the United States to stand idly by and watch our position as the world leader in the exploration of outer space erode while...
May 7, 1986 |
The San Diego City Council has become the first brick in what it hopes will become a wall of resistance against offshore oil and gas exploration in San Diego County, voting to place a measure on the November ballot banning any onshore pipelines and refineries along the city's coastline. The council voted unanimously to ask San Diego voters on Nov.
September 6, 2006 |
French oil and gas field surveyor Compagnie Generale de Geophysique plans to buy U.S. rival Veritas DGC Inc. for $3.1 billion in cash and stock, the companies announced Tuesday, establishing a major new global player in the booming oil exploration industry. Geophysique and Houston-based Veritas said both boards had unanimously approved the deal to create CGG-Veritas.
October 2, 2013 |
MOSCOW - Fourteen Greenpeace activists were charged with piracy Wednesday in connection with their protest at a Russian oil platform in the Arctic, an official of the environmental group said. The charges, issued by prosecutors in Murmansk, carry a sentence of up to 15 years in prison and reflect the seriousness with which Russia regards any threat to its energy industry, the foundation of its economy. They also may hint at the ascendancy of hard-liners in President Vladimir Putin's Kremlin, one analyst said.