March 30, 2014 |
Although cellphone calls are still banned on planes, the airline industry has come to accept that nearly every passenger now packs an electronic device that occasionally needs recharging. United Airlines, the nation's second-largest carrier, announced last week that it is installing nearly 500 charging stations at its gate areas. Each station has six 110-volt power outlets and two USB ports. The airline said the charging stations will be installed at Chicago O'Hare International Airport by the end of March, followed by its hubs in Los Angeles, Houston and Newark, N.J., and at Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. Stations also will be added at LaGuardia Airport in New York and Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans.
December 14, 2012 |
Like many fast-moving news events of the past, the mass shooting in Connecticut on Friday proved that speed can be the enemy of accuracy when it comes to news reporting. Many news organizations misreported the identity of the suspect in the elementary school killings, and at least three - Fox News, Huffington Post and Slate - posted the wrong man's Facebook page. “News outlets are torn between the pressure to be first and the obligation to be right, and 11 times out of 10 it's the pressure to be first that prevails,” said Marty Kaplan, a journalism professor at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. "And yet each subsequent news story that illustrates the danger of doing that fails to stop it, just as each successive shooting fails to raise the issue of gun control to the level of salience it needs to be. I think the sad truth is, we will never learn our lesson.” PHOTOS: Connecticut school shooting Many media outlets - including CNN, ABC, NBC, the Los Angeles Times and Fox News - initially cited law enforcement sources as identifying the man responsible for the shootings as Ryan Lanza, 24. The suspect was later identified by authorities as Adam Lanza, 20, whom many news outlets identified as Ryan's younger brother.
September 30, 2008 |
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s Tokyo subsidiary Seiyu Ltd. plans to close about 20 stores out of its total 390 outlets.
October 8, 1985
The restaurant chain vowed to continue its $16-a-share cash offer despite Ponderosa Inc.'s rejection of the offer as inadequate. The company said Ponderosa, which operates a chain of steak houses, would benefit by a change from company-operated outlets to franchise-operated outlets, the approach used by USACafes. USACafes said a Ponderosa lawsuit filed this week alleging violations of securities and antitrust laws is without merit.
September 3, 1985 |
The nation's network of service stations is continuing its shift to self-service pumps and convenience stores in a marketing evolution that has begun to attract major-brand stations, a survey reported Monday. "The most dramatic change is the rate at which major-brand outlets are being converted to self-service convenience stores," industry analyst Dan Lundberg said of his nationwide survey of stations in August.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 2000
The Auto Center in Oxnard has several outlets that disrespect the American flag by using it as an advertising medium and by placing it on used cars by attaching it anyplace convenient rather than as specified in the code. Any person who buys a vehicle from any outlet that disrespects the American flag is also disrespecting it. All persons should make a statement against this abuse by not buying from outlets that continue to disrespect our flag. WILLIAM N. WARREN Oxnard