May 6, 2012
Re "Border drones have yet to prove worth," April 29 The looming proliferation of drones is chilling. How is a country that values freedom seemingly OK with this? As someone who has never been arrested, I don't want these creepy unmanned things buzzing over my head. As they become cheaper, drones will fill the skies, and anyone from the neighborhood busybody to a suspicious spouse will employ them. That walk you love in the wilderness will no longer be guaranteed to be yours alone and surveillance-free.
May 6, 2012
Re "San Onofre may never run full bore," May 4 Regarding the $55 million to $65 million cost of returning the San Onofre nuclear power plant to service: How many homes could that money outfit with solar panels? How much energy would that expenditure put into the grid? What tax program benefits could Southern California Edison draw from funding solar installations? What would the return on investment be for such a project? San Onofre's federal license expires in only 10 years.
February 4, 1986 |
Traces of cocaine, marijuana and the painkiller Darvon were found in Rick Nelson's blood in tests conducted after the New Year's Eve plane crash that killed the pop singer and six other people, officials said today. Toxicological reports released by the National Transportation Safety Board showed traces of metabolized and unmetabolized cocaine and a compound of Darvon in Nelson's blood and urine samples. His blood samples showed traces of marijuana.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1999 |
The head of Los Angeles County's Mental Health Department said he plans to convene a committee of patients, advocates and researchers to draw up policies regulating medical tests on severely disabled people in county care. Another county committee earlier this month lifted a four-year ban on such procedures.
December 13, 1989 |
Basketball star Hank Gathers of Loyola Marymount has registered normal on all medical tests that have been administered early this week, but did not practice Tuesday, pending further tests today. Doctors still have not determined a reason for Gathers' fainting during Saturday's game against UC Santa Barbara. With about 14 minutes left, Gathers, who had played 23 minutes, stepped up to shoot a free throw, then slumped to the floor.
November 15, 1987
The Oct. 25 article by Toni Taylor on the fine print in travel insurance policies should be required reading for all seniors about to commit their funds to a trip. Insurance is a high commission item on a salesperson's agenda and it is routinely presented to all travelers. It is an excellent idea, and in most cases well worth the mental comfort that it affords. But that fine print: We used trip cancellation insurance issued by a reputable company. My husband was stricken with really debilitating vertigo the afternoon before we were to sail on a cruise.
March 28, 1998 |
The most powerful interludes in Tool's music are sparked by collisions between contrasting elements--visceral playing and cerebral songwriting, chaotic energy and controlled execution, rough-shod rock and supple tunefulness. On Thursday at the Hollywood Palladium, flurries of those opposing forces whipped the packed house, which had already beenpiqued by the Melvins' thunderous opening set, into a cathartic frenzy.
July 19, 1987 |
Dr. Peter M. DiChiara used to send his patients off to the local hospital to get medical tests. But today, with $40,000 worth of testing equipment, he does most procedures--from blood glucose tests to urinalysis--in his Troy, Ala., office. Like thousands of other doctors across the country, DiChiara set up his in-office test equipment to offer patients a convenient, lower-cost alternative to the hospital lab.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1988 |
Federal and state investigators raided 24 doctors' offices and medical laboratories in Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego counties, seizing records and equipment that allegedly link the firms to a multimillion-dollar insurance fraud scheme. Evan L.
July 1, 1985 |
The space agency today named six women and four men as finalists for a much-sought berth on the space shuttle as the first schoolteacher to go into space. The 10 teachers, none of them from California, include both of Idaho's semi-finalists and individual teachers from Maryland, Indiana, Virginia, Texas, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and West Virginia. They range in age from 33 to 45.