March 11, 2012 |
I am an engineer and a disaster researcher; I went to Japan after the March 11, 2011, magnitude 9.0 Tohoku earthquake to try to identify lessons there that could benefit future disaster-response operations. In late May, I was following the usual research routine of interviewing individuals involved at the various stages of the disaster response, and particularly those involved in the distribution of critical supplies as part of the relief effort. FOR THE RECORD: Tsunami: In a March 11 Op-Ed about a 1,000-year-old story that saved lives after the Tohoku earthquake, the last name of a Japanese engineer was misspelled.
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September 20, 2005 |
Marta Bohn-Meyer, a precision aerobatic pilot and the chief engineer of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, has died in the crash of her private plane. She was 48. Bohn-Meyer, who lived in Lancaster and was off duty, died Sunday near Yukon, Okla., an Oklahoma City suburb, when the Giles G-300 she was flying crashed as she began routine aerobatic practice.
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August 22, 1992 |
Ernestine Allerhand and Hilde Keneley, both of Laguna Beach, and Evelin Alleman, of Laguna Niguel all have the spirit of volunteering. So much so that they were honored by the South Coast Medical Center Auxiliary for their combined 45,000 hours of service at the Laguna Beach Community Clinic where they greet visitors, transport patients and provide other hospital services. Alleman has 18,000 hours of service, Allerhand has 14,000 hours and Keneley has 13,000.
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May 4, 2004 |
David S. Sheridan, dubbed the "catheter king" for his invention of the modern disposable catheter, has died. He was 95. Sheridan, a grade-school dropout who held more than 50 patents on medical instruments, died Thursday at his home in Argyle, N.Y., of natural causes. He helped found four companies and aided in building the Argyle and Glens Falls area of rural New York into what is considered the catheter capital of America.
July 29, 2007 |
Eben Bayer grew up on a Vermont farm learning the intricacies of mushroom harvesting with his father. Now the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute graduate is using that experience to create an organic insulation made from mushrooms. More at home on a pizza, mushrooms certainly aren't a typical building material, but Bayer thought they just might work when given the assignment two years ago to create a sustainable insulation.
November 20, 1992 |
Seeking new ways to move scientific research from its laboratories to the marketplace, the University of California is considering a plan to form a unique for-profit corporation that would be jointly owned by UC and outside shareholders to invest in promising technologies. The proposed company, dubbed California Technology Ventures Corp.
February 15, 1986 |
Will the real Lakers please stand up! They better, because Sunday they tangle with their old nemesis, the Boston Celtics. CBS (Channels 2 and 8) covers this major clash, starting at 12:45 p.m. It's only the second--and final--meeting during the regular season, because of the ridiculous NBA scheduling. Here are the two powers, two major attractions, only playing each other twice a season. The Celtics pulverized and embarrassed the Lakers Jan.
October 8, 1992 |
Mayor Carl Raggio announced Wednesday that he will not seek a third term in office, saying he has had his fill of politics and will test his skills, instead, in sculpting stone. The announcement is expected to draw a large field of candidates for the April election when three City Council positions will appear on the ballot. Council members Ginger Bremberg, who has served three terms, and Dick Jutras, completing his first term, are expected to seek reelection, although they have not yet said so.
February 28, 1985 |
President Reagan presented National Medals of Science to 19 winners, including eight Californians, on Wednesday, telling them that they have made "an outstanding contribution to our way of life and our future." At an East Room ceremony, Reagan said, "There's no nation on Earth that can match our scientific capability, our standard of living and our national security. The medals went to: -Howard L. Bachrach, retired from the Agriculture Department at Plum Island, N.Y.