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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1998
Caltrans announced a $2,000 reward Friday for the return of an instrument containing radioactive material that may have fallen from one of its trucks. The instrument, a "portable compaction control gauge," was lost Oct. 5 somewhere in the Santa Clarita or northern San Fernando valleys. A small amount of radioactive material in it is used to measure the density and moisture of compacted material, such as freeway embankments.
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NATIONAL
December 27, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
The stranded travelers are gone from Denver's airport, but piles of misdirected luggage remain, lost in the rush to get passengers through the snowbound airport. "We had bags that came without passengers, and passengers that came without bags," Frontier Airlines spokesman Joe Hodas said. Some passengers left their luggage behind in a rush to catch a standby flight or chose to leave the airport rather than wait for delayed bags, he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 9, 2006 | From the Associated Press
The Berlin opera house that dropped a production featuring the severed head of Muhammad over security fears suffered an embarrassing setback shortly before the disputed show resumes: It lost the offending prop. The head of the Islamic prophet as well as those of Jesus, Buddha and Neptune that were used in the 3-year-old production of Mozart's "Idomeneo" have gone missing, Deutsche Oper Berlin spokesman Alexander Busche said Friday.
WORLD
March 4, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
The Dutch airline KLM has appealed a $238,000 fine imposed by a Philippine court for a passenger's lost bag, a spokesman for the company said. The court awarded the damages last month to a man who lost his suitcase eight years ago en route from Manila to Almaty, Kazakhstan, where he was giving a lecture at a World Health Organization conference.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 20, 2006 | From Associated Press
The Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid has lost a 38-ton steel sculpture by American artist Richard Serra, the museum said. The museum, one of the Spanish city's largest and most popular, commissioned the work -- four stark, steel slabs -- in 1986 and acquired it a year later for about $220,000. After being exhibited, it was placed in a warehouse in 1990 with a company that specialized in storing large-scale artworks. But that company was dissolved in 1998, said daily newspaper ABC.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 2000 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County supervisors Tuesday approved spending $100,000 to place pictures of pets--lost, found and awaiting adoption--on a county Web site. The county may also become the first one in the state with Web information on dead pets reported to animal control officers. The pets' descriptions would be posted in hopes of notifying their owners.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 2000 | THUY-DOAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A treasured macaw that disappeared Monday from outside City of Hope Cancer Center, where its owner had been visiting his wife, was recovered Wednesday. Michael Bojorquez, 48, of Montebello said he took the bird because he feared for its safety and that he had been trying to find the owner. The 5-year-old bird had been in its usual perch in a tree while its owner, Barry Schmit, 43, of Claremont was in the hospital.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 2000 | SARAH HALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eric Brun-Sanglard and his best friend, a 5-year-old golden retriever named Legion, go everywhere together. In July, they took a European vacation, exploring Amsterdam, Paris and the south of France. Most days, though, Legion is at Brun-Sanglard's side as the architect walks construction sites and goes about his other duties. That's because Legion is Brun-Sanglard's vision. "He's my sight, my independence and my best friend," Brun-Sanglard, 38, of Hollywood, said about his guide dog.
NEWS
October 8, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
More than three dozen Chinese books--some more than 1,000 years old--and two scrolls worth more than $1 million are missing from Harvard-Yenching Library in Boston, which houses the largest collection of East Asian books outside Asia. A rare-book specialist at the Harvard University-owned library discovered in March that the books and scrolls had been taken from their protected perch in the rare-book room. When she learned of the theft, the FBI was alerted.
NEWS
September 23, 2000 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A week after President Clinton blasted the Justice Department's handling of the Wen Ho Lee investigation, Atty. Gen. Janet Reno met Friday with the president and pledged a thorough internal review of questions raised by the controversial national security case.
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