March 13, 2012 |
A racing wooden roller coaster debuting this spring at a Chinese theme park will feature a first-of-its-kind element in which riders in dueling trains reach out toward each other and attempt to exchange high-fives. Dubbed the High Five by the American ride designers, the wooden coaster opening in April at Happy Valley Wuhan will be officially known as Dragon Wings. Riders traveling in parallel trains along banked tracks during the unique High Five element will tilt inward 90 degrees, allowing their upward raised hands to almost touch during the near-miss moment.
January 6, 1999 |
TV & RADIO Local News Not So Rosy: A study of newscasts at 61 stations nationwide--including Los Angeles' KABC-TV, KCBS-TV and KNBC-TV--has found that all three of the L.A. broadcasts are only average or below in terms of their quality. KABC-TV's 11 p.m. broadcast earned a C grade from a panel of veteran local-news professionals, while both KCBS and KNBC earned D grades for their 11 p.m. newscasts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 2002
The environmental health division of Orange County's Health Care Agency performs routine, unannounced inspections of the county's more than 11,000 restaurants, markets and other food establishments. When conditions violate state law or applicable county and municipal codes, inspectors can issue notices of violation. If inspectors find during an announced recheck that conditions have not been corrected, they can effectively close the business by suspending its health permit.