March 19, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- The Statue of Liberty, whose feet remained dry but whose home was badly damaged by Superstorm Sandy, will reopen July 4 after extensive work to repair the infrastructure on her perch in New York Harbor is completed, officials announced Tuesday. "What a fitting day for Lady Liberty's return," Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said. From Washington, he joined Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and the National Park Service's northeast regional director, Dennis R. Reidenbach, in making the announcement during a conference call with reporters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 2011 |
After the roots of a 40-year-old tree ruptured the sidewalk outside her home, Nora MacLellan and a Playa del Rey neighbor assumed correctly there was little money at City Hall for repairs. So she threw down $1,000 — the neighbor a few thousand more — and decided to fix it themselves. More Los Angeles residents may have to do the same for the financially strapped city to have any hope of eliminating a sidewalk repair backlog that officials estimate at up to $1.6 billion. Like decades-old water lines and suspect bridges, they are an example of an aging publicinfrastructure.
September 21, 2012
Americans have spent nearly $6 billion on iPhone repairs since Apple first launched the phone in 2007, according to a new study. SquareTrade, which offers device warranties, recently conducted a study surveying more than 2,000 iPhone owners. The study looked at various factors, including "cost of repairs, replacements and insurance deductibles for cracked, dropped, pummeled, kicked, and water-damaged iPhones. " PHOTOS: iPhone frenzy means lines, high-fives around world From there, the company concluded that since June 2007 until last month, the total cost of repairs has added up to $5.9 billion.
October 5, 2011 |
The earthquake-damaged National Cathedral in Washington will reopen to visitors and worshipers Nov. 12 after spending $25 million on initial repairs. Officials at the Episcopal church warn it may take "tens of millions" of dollars more and numerous years to restore and fix the building. An online statement from cathedral officials says the need to stabilize parts of the building, including some towers, was why it took so long to reopen. But this building is used to long construction periods -- it took 80 years to complete after the cornerstone was laid in 1907. Where will the millions for ongoing repairs come from?
July 11, 2012 |
This post has been updated. The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing two fines totaling $987,500 against Delta Air Lines for allegedly operating two commercial planes in need of repairs. “Safety is our highest priority,” FAA Acting Administrator Michael Huerta said in a statement. “Operators must follow the proper procedures to maintain their aircraft.” Delta, based in Atlanta, has 30 days to respond to the proposed fine. In one case, the FAA contends Delta operated a Boeing 737-800 on 20 flights after an FAA inspector discovered a chip on the plane's nose cone.
March 4, 2012 |
Question: For more than five years, I have lived in a rental house. Throughout this time, I have been forced to go into my own pocket to pay for the most basic repairs, such as emergency plumber calls. I have paid for repairs myself because my landlord always takes too long to respond. I have been very careful to keep copies of all the repair bills I paid, and they total more than a month's rent. I have found a new place to live that is newer and in better condition. I would like to skip payment of the last month's rent on my current home as a way to make sure I am compensated for at least some of the bills I had to pay. Will I be able to do that?