CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 1999
PRC Inc., a subsidiary of Litton Industries Inc., Woodland Hills, is one of 12 contractors selected by the General Services Administration's Federal Technology Service to provide information-technology services under the $25-billion Millennia program, the company said. The Millennia contract authorizes federal agencies, nationwide and worldwide, to purchase services including software engineering, communications and system integration.
July 31, 1997 |
Marine archeologists using an undersea robot to prowl the Mediterranean Sea floor discovered what may be the largest concentration of ancient shipwrecks ever found in the deep sea, one of them a Roman ship dating from before the time of Christ, the researchers announced Wednesday. The discovery, which spans more than 2,000 years of human history, offers an unusual glimpse into mankind's maritime past, experts in marine archeology said.
October 28, 1995 |
Beneath the jagged peaks of the Caucasus mountains, a brigade of Georgian grape pickers stumbled through weeds and ragged vines to bring in the harvest for a local winery. The newly privatized vineyard, located in the heart of Georgia's wine-growing region northeast of the capital Tbilisi, was a far cry from the neat, sandy vineyards of France or California.
March 11, 1995
Doesn't anybody get it yet? The story is not that George Burns will be 100 years old in exactly one year. That's great, but it's small potatoes compared to what's coming up just five years after that. Burns was born in 1896. That means that on Jan. 20, 2000, he will be one of the very, very few people in human history to have lived in three different centuries and two different millennia. Hang in there, George. Nobody will ever top that finale! ALEX FERGUSON Whittier
February 11, 1995
While I certainly agree with Alex Ferguson ("George Burns Hits Big Time," Saturday Letters, Feb. 4) that it will be a wonderful thing should George Burns live into the next century, when he will have lived in three centuries and two millennia, I am afraid that Ferguson, and Burns, will have to wait one year longer. The year 2000 is not the first year of the 21st Century, it is the last year of the 20th Century. Centuries, like millennia and decades, begin in years that end with the number "1," as in "first," not "0" as in "tenth," "hundredth" or "thousandth."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1992
Sodium vapor lighting is certainly unpleasant and depressing and would never be given first choice for aesthetic or safety reasons. However, even though I have never been acquainted with an astronomer, I do appreciate the accomplishments of astronomers in making and interpreting observations. I'm confident that an important portion of those accomplishments have been made possible by the sacrifices to safety and convenience made in accepting substandard outdoor lighting in San Diego County.