May 11, 1990 |
Federal prosecutors Wednesday charged VSI Corp. of Culver City and two employees with falsifying and omitting test results for fasteners used in commercial and military aircraft. A lawyer representing a company whistle-blower said he expects VSI and the employees to plead guilty today in U.S. District Court in Seattle.
October 4, 1989 |
Humphrey Inc. said it received a $3.5-million add-on contract from Rockwell International Corp.'s Missile Syatems Division to supply gyroscopes for use in the Army's Hellfire missile. Delivery to Rockwell's Duluth, Ga.-based missile systems unit is expected to begin early next year.
October 2, 1990 |
Israel plans to distribute gas masks to all its citizens on Oct. 15, eight weeks ahead of schedule, against the possibility of an Iraqi attack using chemical weapons, military officials said Monday. Iraq's President Saddam Hussein has threatened to attack Israel with such weapons in the event of war in the Persian Gulf region. Israeli officials took pains to minimize the timing of the distribution. Some analysts have pinpointed Oct.
July 23, 1994 |
The murder suspect was hiding in a closet, gripping a shotgun and refusing police orders to surrender, when the door was jerked open by an unexpected adversary: a 3-foot-tall robot. Hours earlier, the man had retreated into a bedroom after allegedly fatally shooting his girlfriend at their Greenbelt, Md., apartment. Police decided it was too risky to go after him directly and called in a steel-skinned surrogate called Remote Mobile Investigator 9.
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July 6, 1993 |
Thousands of people headed to Orange County beaches on the final day of the Fourth of July weekend, enjoying the mild weather and, in some spots, thinner crowds. In what may have been the only untoward event, dozens of crated Naval artillery shell casings washed up on state and city beaches, giving authorities a brief scare until they were found to be harmless. Boaters first spotted the ammunition crates offshore and alerted officials about 2 p.m. Sunday, Marine Safety Lt. Steve Seim said.
January 10, 1989 |
More than two dozen firms and individuals whose names have emerged in the defense procurement scandal will be reviewed for possible disciplinary action, ranging up to a permanent ban on future Defense Department business, Pentagon sources said Monday.
January 24, 1990 |
Budget cuts at home and shrinking markets abroad under the effects of the Cold War thaw are forcing arms makers in Israel to convert to civilian production to avert an unparalleled business crisis. Swords-to-plowshares, tanks-to-toys planning among Israeli defense industries mirrors a process under way in the United States, where major contractors are diversifying and cutting back labor forces in response to reduced military spending.
February 28, 1987 |
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's government has given preliminary approval to the sale of British-made "Blowpipe" anti-aircraft missiles for use by the Nicaraguan rebels, knowledgeable sources said Friday. The sale, which stems partly from an earlier deal negotiated by fired White House aide Oliver L. North and retired Maj. Gen. Richard V. Secord, would mark the first known British sale of weapons to aid the contras , U.S. officials said.
August 13, 1990 |
More than any other country, Iraq is a nation under arms--a society dominated to an unparalleled degree by a war machine that consumes fully a quarter of the country's oil-rich treasure and half of its able-bodied men. Already Iraq's army is the fifth largest in the world, a million men and growing, larger in raw numbers than the U.S. Army and Marine Corps combined. Currently mobilizing still more men, U.S.
November 2, 1989 |
Three Southern California men--including two Orange County residents--have pleaded guilty to charges that they set up a tax fraud involving phony invoices. The fraud was carried out at two Montebello companies--Super K and J.K. Precision Machining Inc.--that were subcontractors to Rockwell International on the B-1 in the mid-1980s. The companies' owner--Joseph Kasparoff, 55, of Encino--wrote company checks based on bogus invoices to two Orange County residents.