CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1996 |
Actor Christopher Reeve joined a host of his celebrity friends at Mission San Juan Capistrano on Saturday night for a dinner benefiting a new research center for spinal cord injuries at UC Irvine. Reeve, paralyzed in a 1995 equestrian accident, is also expected to make an appearance at the Oaks International horse jumping competition at the Oaks Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park today: It will be the first time he has attended an equestrian event since his accident.
August 8, 1998 |
In a low-rent office full of computers and file cabinets, a group of young volunteers is doing the job no one in this nation wanted to touch--cataloging a genocide. It is a high-risk undertaking, conducted in partnership with Yale University Law School, because there are people in Cambodia, including some senior members of government, who have a lot to lose if they are linked to the Khmer Rouge's mass killings of 1975-79.
October 29, 1993 |
In a ceremony that included flashing lights, a sporty red convertible and race car driver Mario Andretti, the Georgia Power Co. Thursday unveiled a new center dedicated to research in electric vehicles. The center, which sponsors say is the first in the nation, would be housed in Atlanta's museum of science and technology, SciTrek.
April 19, 2001 |
The CBS Television Network this week opened a combination tourist draw and TV audience research center in the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The center allows television executives from both coasts to observe and direct research with focus groups via videoconferencing, CBS executives said. Although CBS will be the primary user, the center also will conduct research for other Viacom Inc. television entities--MTV, Nickelodeon, Showtime and TNN--and their sponsors.
June 21, 1998 |
As she sits next to Cindy Crawford in a conference room at the Revlon/UCLA breast center, Dr. Helena Chang, lauded surgeon and cancer researcher, looks as if she would rather be any place else on earth. It's the day before the annual Fire & Ice Ball, the glittering Hollywood gawkfest-cum-gala that raises millions for women's cancer research at UCLA.
April 24, 1994 |
This is a story of people who made a world in their image and of how it came apart. Their world is a self-contained planet in a bottle outside Tucson called Biosphere 2--an ambitious ecology experiment that draws 250,000 tourists every year to browse past its souvenir stands, admire its architecture and gawk at its sculptures constructed of scrap metal recycled from nuclear weapons laboratories.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1999
The Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network is a consortium of more than 20 U.S. ecological research centers dedicated to understanding ecological processes operating at long time scales and over broad spatial scales. The LTER home page offers background information on the LTER Network, including research summaries and direct links to many of the LTER research centers.
August 31, 1985 |
Phillip Cassadore, spiritual leader of the 10,000-member Apache tribe on the San Carlos Indian Reservation and an independent presidential candidate in 1972, died Tuesday. Cassadore, 53, suffered heart failure and died at Tucson Medical Center. He was considered the San Carlos Apache tribe's foremost medicine man and advocated a return to traditional Indian ways. He took over as tribal leader in 1956 after the death of his father, Chief Broken Arrow.
August 25, 2002 |
When he jabbed a nightstick into the geezer sleeping in the snow, the cop figured he was saving the old guy from freezing to death. Instead, he inadvertently disrupted an offbeat 1958 experiment involving polar explorer Hubert Wilkins and a heap of chicken feathers. Wilkins, then 69, was a researcher at one of the strangest science labs on the planet.