June 7, 1990
In an effort to boost conservation, the Monrovia Water Department has brought back an advertising gimmick made famous by the old Burma Shave road signs. A series of signs placed along city streets remind motorists to "Save H20," "P.D.Q.," "Or We're Dry," "Be Waterwise." Robert K. Sandwick, director of public works, said the signs are part of a citywide voluntary conservation effort that includes distribution of water-saving kits and a display at the Monrovia Community Center.
September 22, 1992
On the road to capitalism and democracy, the 23 million people of Romania are proving to be Eastern Europe's laggards. Nearly three years into the transition away from decades of communism, political instability is still delaying progress on reform. Elections scheduled Sunday for president and Parliament hold out little hope of quickening the pace. On the contrary, many fear an outcome so fractured that it could take months for the rival parties to agree on a ruling coalition.
January 28, 1999 |
Are the Ducks road warriors or road worriers? It depends on whom you talk to. "We've played some great games on the road and haven't been rewarded," Coach Craig Hartsburg said. "I'm not concerned. I think we feel very comfortable on the road. I'm confident that we can get the job done." The Ducks are 5-11-5 away from the Pond--only two teams in the NHL have fewer road victories--and they are 0-3-2 in their last five road games, which includes a 2-1 loss at Nashville.
May 5, 2004 |
While Mike Bibby had another big postseason performance, Kevin Garnett played below his most-valuable-player standard. Bibby scored 33 points as the Sacramento Kings started the second round with an impressive victory and took the home-court advantage away from the Minnesota Timberwolves with a 104-98 victory Tuesday night. Game 2 is Saturday. "K.G. is an animal," Bibby said. "We know he's going to come out next time and try not to let this happen to his team again. There's no time to relax."
April 29, 1990 |
Perhaps the best of all schemes to find a home for the Raiders of the National Football League came recently from a Los Angeles architect, Herb McLaughlin, who suggested that team owner Al Davis build a floating stadium and take it up and down the Pacific Coast, collecting tribute from dozens of cities instead of the mere three or four he has been negotiating with lately.
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April 28, 1997 |
The Ventura Fire Department is hosting Fire Sprinkler Road Show '97, a home safety demonstration that starts today and continues through Friday in east Ventura. Equipped with a special home fire-sprinkler trailer, firefighters will travel to 10 neighborhoods and perform a live fire demonstration to show residents how to stay safe at home, said Fire Chief Dennis J. Downs. In addition, an engine company and city paramedics will be on hand to display a new firetruck and new rescue ambulances.
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July 14, 1992 |
There were some construction delays and a few unexpected detours, but the Orange County Fair's Old-Fashioned Road Show succeeded in debuting Monday afternoon in front of about 1,500 people. The ostrich race didn't fly as scheduled because the race course wasn't ready. The long-awaited races didn't go off until 5 p.m. The motorcycle high-wire act was grounded by equipment troubles.
February 23, 1992 |
If you're a gearhead who just can't get enough of all things automotive, or if you're an art connoisseur interested in a niche within the increasingly specialized world of collecting, then a trip to the Automobile in Art Gallery may be just the thing. Owner Ricardo Rodriguez, 33, a magazine photographer specializing in automobiles and a correspondent for a Spanish automotive magazine, got the idea while exhibiting his work at other galleries.
February 19, 2002 |
At age 38, Karl Malone still has plenty of fun making life miserable for opposing fans. Malone scored 35 points to lead the Utah Jazz to a 103-92 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night at Cleveland--then poked fun at fans who tried to disrupt his rhythm at the foul line by hooting, hollering and waving white balloons. "They were vocal, but didn't cross the line," said Malone, who bowed to fans chanting, "Karl, Karl," as he left the game with 41 seconds remaining.