June 25, 1985 |
Not long ago test chemists at Du Pont boiled more than 100 different liquids, most of them nasty ones like sulfuric acid, in Teflon-lined containers to prove a point and create a new market for the Teflon. The new use for the remarkable plastic is in the piping, filters and containers for the silicon-chip manufacturing industry, where mean acids and chemicals are essential. Teflon, discovered by Roy Plunkett nearly 50 years ago, still seems to be nearly as exotic a man-made product as silicon.
December 13, 1992 |
In a classroom crowded with teen-agers in various stages of pregnancy, college students jiggled puppets and read from Sesame Street books, imitating the voice of Cookie Monster. The eight therapeutic recreation students from Cal State Dominguez Hills were demonstrating ways of playing with infants to relieve the stress of parenting.
November 9, 1997 |
When a city of a certain magic shunts its detritus to your door, you go and greet it and make something wonderful: exotic music, a mysterious mask, a dress of many colors. That is, if you are Sara Morris, the new artist-in-residence at the San Francisco dump. Aloft on a windy rise blessed with a panorama of bay and fog and rolling hills and little houses below, Morris' spacious "studio" is one to covet.
May 20, 2013 |
Robert Griffin III and his fiance are just like many other soon-to-be-married couples in that they registered online for their wedding gifts. Unlike those other couples, however, this one just happens to have the superstar quarterback of the Washington Redskins as the groom. Some of his crafty fans discovered the registry of Griffin and Rebecca Liddicoat on the Bed, Bath & Beyond website and decided to send some pre-wedding gifts -- lots and lots of them. Check out the photo RG3 posted on whosay of himself in front of a big ol' pile of boxes from BB&B.
December 10, 1992 |
You'd be hard-pressed to find a kitchen gadget that blends form and function as delightfully as Christmas cookie-cutters. Forms range from bells to pot-bellied Santas, and from reindeer to five-pointed stars. Their function: to produce some of the sweetest calorie-laden morsels short of grandma's fudge.
HOME & GARDEN
October 16, 2003 |
With hustling, bustling, warehouse-style stores and fewer places to park your wagon, shopping downtown is a more rugged adventure than on the mild, mild Westside. For design pros and dedicated do-it-yourselfers, however, the selection and savings on tabletop items, fine fabrics and all the trimmings are worth the trip. At Anzen Hardware (309 E. 1st St.
April 27, 2007 |
Hogs that ate feed containing the chemical blamed for the deaths of at least 16 pets will be destroyed and their owners compensated, U.S. government officials said Thursday. As many as 6,000 hogs now under quarantine may be affected. "It's the best course of action to humanely slaughter them," said Kenneth Peterson, assistant administrator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service. Meat from the animals also will be destroyed, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1992 |
To most adults, the latest exhibit at the Discovery Museum of Orange County would appear to be nothing more than a plain white bungalow filled with old furniture. But for preschoolers, the exhibit is a way to show them just how much things have changed in the past 100 years. The cottage replicates a quaint Victorian abode, complete with an old-fashioned tea table, archaic kitchen utensils and a garden. Nowhere will the youngsters find anything resembling a television.
December 22, 2003 |
Entire families were buried alive in the mudslides that have killed at least 89 people in the eastern Philippines, said rescuers who were searching Sunday for more than 125 people who were still missing. At least 71 of those killed were in the hard-hit central province of Southern Leyte, according to the National Disaster Coordination Center. The death toll was expected to rise as reports continued to be funneled to the government.