June 13, 1988 |
Scandinavian Airlines System said today it has awarded a $1.5-billion order to replace its short-haul fleet to McDonnell Douglas Corp. The order is for 61 MD-80s, a modern version of the DC-9 which SAS currently flies. The aircraft, to be delivered between 1990 and 1995, will be powered by United Technologies Corp.'s Pratt and Whitney engines. McDonnell Douglas President Jim Worsham said it was the St.
October 20, 2008 |
Police in South Ossetia have been ordered to shoot back if they come under fire -- a directive that increases the threat of new violence between Georgia and the Russian-backed separatist region. South Ossetia's top police official issued the order after a police post came under automatic-weapons fire Saturday from the ethnic Georgian village of Nikozi, the separatist government said. Acting Interior Minister Mikhail Mindzayev said no one was hurt. Georgian Interior Ministry spokesman Shota Utiashvili denied that Georgian forces fired at a South Ossetian post and said Nikozi came under fire early Saturday from South Ossetian-controlled territory.
April 10, 1985 |
Vipont Laboratories said it received a $1-million order for its oral health-care products from a major consumer products company. Vipont didn't reveal the identity of the buyer. It said the products are scheduled to be shipped later this year. Separately, Vipont said it expects to report that revenue for the six months ended March 31 rose to $2.25 million, compared to $654,000 in the same period a year ago.
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June 8, 1985
Recently a group of biologists, physicists, astronomers, and philosophers met at California State University, Fullerton, to discuss the relation between biological evolution and the physical sciences. The speakers all agreed as to the reality and importance of evolution. Beyond that, they had little in common except dislike for the pattern of views that has constituted the mainstream of evolutionary thought in recent decades, which is sometimes called neo-Darwinism. No representative of those views was present.
April 24, 2009 |
Boeing Co. said a private customer canceled an order for one 747-8 jumbo jet, a day after the Chicago plane maker delayed the new program for the second time in six months. The canceled order, valued at $301 million at list price, was from "an unidentified VIP customer," Boeing said. As of the end of March, the company had orders for 78 of the freighter version, due to be delivered to the first customer in the third quarter of 2010, and for 28 of the passenger model.
December 10, 1987 |
Glendale's self-styled Santa Claus has asked to be released from a court order he signed last month curtailing his efforts to make his home a year-round "Santa's Dream House." With a new attorney on his case, Robert George filed motions last week in Glendale Superior Court asking a judge to vacate the order, which prohibits him from advertising his rented home in eastern Glendale as "Santa's residence" or letting the public visit it. The new attorney, Clifford N.
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October 7, 1986 |
Air-quality officials Monday filed a petition for an abatement order to halt noxious odors they say have been coming from a landfill site in Sun Valley. The South Coast Air Quality Management District asked a district hearing board to order a series of corrective steps by L. A. By-Products Co., owner of the Penrose Pit landfill at 8301 Tujunga Ave., and by Pacific Lighting Energy Systems, which produces electric power at the site by burning gas from decomposing trash.
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October 26, 1988
A judge ordered a Reseda adult bookstore Tuesday to eliminate privacy in booths where sex films are shown. Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Richard A. Adler granted an injunction extending a restraining order that was issued Oct. 4 against Joe's II Adult Bookstore. The Los Angeles city attorney's office pursued the court action after police made more than 50 sex-related arrests at the store in the past 10 months. Most of the arrests were of men caught masturbating in the booths, police said.
March 8, 1991 |
It had been two years since Santana's Stephanie Thompson had been singled out to guard a player who stood a good seven inches taller then her own 5-foot-10 frame. Thursday night in a Southern California Regional Division III semifinal, she was bitterly reminded. Visiting Lompoc (25-3) turned back Santana, 65-58, after the Sultan's most successful season to date ended with lots of tears, and the haunting image of 6-5 Nicki Manzo batting away Santana's shots like annoying flies.