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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 2001
Michael Ramirez (editorial cartoon, Aug. 2) seems to be making the unfounded generalization that everything produced on MTV during the last 20 years has been trash. One might even infer that this little ditty is supposed to imply that MTV shouldn't enjoy 1st Amendment rights . . . but I'll give Ramirez the benefit of the doubt this time around. However, he might want to make a mental note to go check out his television set's remote control. I'm sure he'll find that if he doesn't want to view an undesired channel, then there's usually a very simple way for him to delete it from the channel rotation so it won't show up on his TV screen.
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NEWS
April 14, 2014 | By Judi Dash
This is sneaky: What looks like a typical car remote is actually a spy camera. Swann's HD RemoteCam has a tiny lens and microphone at one end, a key chain at the other, and, on top, a power button and a record button masquerading as “remote control” buttons. Function lights flicker on to indicate you're recording but then quickly go off for stealth purposes. Two additional dummy buttons are part of the disguise. The RemoteCam captures full-color video files or still photos, with time and date stamping.
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SCIENCE
March 28, 2009 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
New technology is allowing researchers to watch the movement of large groups of fish as they gather and later split up. Using a system called ocean acoustic waveguide remote sensing, scientists observed Atlantic herring gather off Cape Cod, Mass., to spawn in the dark, according to a report Friday in the journal Science. With dawn, the fish return to deeper waters and scatter.
WORLD
March 20, 2014 | By Ralph Vartabedian and W.J. Hennigan
The U.S. Navy dispatched its most technologically advanced search aircraft to an empty quarter of the Indian Ocean on Thursday to look for two large pieces of debris that may provide the first physical evidence in the investigation of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Experts were hopeful that the debris would not turn out to be another of the false leads and misinterpreted data that have dogged the investigation into why the Boeing 777 carrying 239...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 2010 | By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
You could call it the Los Angeles Police Department's version of a Transformer. The Batcat is a 39,000-pound remote-control vehicle that looks like a forklift truck on steroids with a massive telescopic arm. It can grab a vehicle like unsuspecting prey and move it from a densely populated area to a safer location. "We can pick up a large vehicle bomb and move where we want without risk to anyone's life," said LAPD Capt. Horace Frank. "The beauty of this thing is no one needs to get near."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1999
I need one extra control on my remote, for the Senate closing arguments: a moot button. RUSSELL KUSSMAN Pacific Palisades
TRAVEL
May 6, 2007
Photographer Luis Sinco beautifully captured the wild, remote essence of U.S. 395's "miracle miles" [April 22]. JEAN RIGGS TANNER Marina del Rey
NATIONAL
January 31, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
A rare, 30-foot right whale had to be euthanized after it stranded itself on a remote North Carolina beach, officials said. Employees from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Fisheries Service have started a necropsy to try to determine why the 2-year-old whale stranded. It died Thursday. The whale was spotted by a pilot Monday. Rough weather hindered rescue efforts, but a veterinarian and others, ferried by a Coast Guard helicopter, reached the remote site Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 1994
I think I now see the source of all the dissension in the Bobbitt household. A woman who can't remember dismembering her husband is just the sort of person who can never recall where she left the remote. BURT PRELUTSKY North Hills
NEWS
August 19, 1990
Perhaps Beth wouldn't have had to go to the hospital if she had a remote control to shut Harry up (as I do!). How many more years is Secure Horizons going to subject us to their stupid commercial? Ugh! Lorraine Evans, Lomita
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 2014 | By Samantha Schaefer and Ari Bloomekatz
The two 10-month-old mountain lion cubs caught by a remote camera feeding on a mule deer carcass in Malibu Creek State Park last week provided welcome relief to researchers who hadn't seen them since they were just 3 weeks old. Biologist Jeff  Sikich  with the National Park Service called the cubs, designated P-30 and P-28, "nice and fat. " "Mom seems to be finding deer and prey for them," he said. Four years ago, "mom" was hailed by  the Park Service as an unknown mountain lion discovered in the Hidden Valley area of the Santa Monica Mountains.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 2014 | By Samantha Schaefer
A remote camera snapped more than 350 high-quality images of mountain lion P-13 and her kittens as they fed on a mule deer over two nights in Malibu Creek State Park last week.  The cameras were set up to check on the male and female kittens, P-30 and P-28, who biologists haven't seen since they were tagged when they were about three weeks old, said biologist Jeff Sikich with the National Park Service. The kittens are now 10 months old, and though they have trackers that pinpoint their locations, Sikich said he was interested in how healthy they look.
WORLD
December 13, 2013 | By David Zucchino
KABUL, Afghanistan - Formal peace talks between Taliban insurgents and the central government may be at a dead end, but provisional peace negotiations are underway in the rugged and often unforgiving Afghan countryside. In some remote districts, Afghan army and police commanders have agreed to cease-fires with local Taliban commanders, according to international coalition officials, diplomats and former top Afghan government advisors. Driven by tribal and sometimes family ties, these informal accommodations are viewed as a possible blueprint for a wider, more meaningful national peace deal after 12 years of war. In many instances, former top Afghan government security advisors say, the Taliban is under intense pressure from tribes fed up with the militants' roadside bombings and intimidation of villagers.
SPORTS
November 28, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Friday and Saturday's menu of games: FRIDAY MORNING Sleep in. 9 a.m.: Iowa at Nebraska, Channel 7; Southern Methodist at Houston, ESPN2; East Carolina at Marshall, CBSSN. 10:30 a.m.: Bowling Green at Buffalo, ESPNU. 11:30 a.m.: Arkansas at Louisiana State, Channel 2. FRIDAY AFTERNOON Washington State (6-5)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2013 | By Gary Goldstein
Alexander Sokurov's "Faust" is a grueling side show of a film, a morbid, mightily uninvolving piece adapted, as have been so many works before it, from the allegorical play by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. That the picture won the 2011 Venice Film Festival's top prize, the Golden Lion, is as baffling as the movie itself. This is not to say a great deal of effort didn't go into mounting and shooting this nightmarish concoction, the fourth in Sokurov's filmic tetralogy on the nature of power (after 1999's "Moloch," 2000's "Taurus" and 2005's "The Sun")
SCIENCE
November 19, 2013 | By Tony Barboza
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will study a remote island used as an airstrip in the northwestern Hawaiian Islands that is often littered with plastic debris, the first step in a process that could eventually place it on the list of the country's most hazardous sites. In a letter to an environmental group, the agency said it will study Tern Island, part of a coral reef atoll about 550 miles northwest of Honolulu that is a breeding ground for millions of seabirds. The decision came in response to a petition filed last year by the Center for Biological Diversity.
NEWS
July 5, 1991
Tom Nessinger's account of the obnoxious (talking car alarm) is truly an amazing story about how far our adolescent culture has gone ("The Little Red Car That Cried Wolf . . . and Other Things," June 30). Cars seem to bring out the worst in jerks, affording them protected metal wombs from which they can exercise their infantile road games. It's no wonder they protect these ego shrines with such exotic alarm systems. Car alarms are an increasing nuisance. For the one time they actually stop someone from breaking in, there must be a thousand times that they go off by themselves with their sole contribution being to annoy everyone within earshot.
NEWS
April 16, 1989
Peru has bought a fleet of MI-17 helicopters from the Soviet Union to step up the fight against leftist guerrillas, Prime Minister Armando Villanueva del Campo said. Defense Ministry sources have said the government is seeking 18 MI-17s and is negotiating separately with West Germany for more copters to step up counterinsurgency efforts against Maoist Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) rebels in the remote Andean highlands.
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