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October 8, 2013 |
A 266-foot experimental airship that is being constructed inside an enormous World War II-era blimp hangar in Tustin was damaged Monday when a portion of the structure's roof collapsed. Falling wood from the roof struck the $35-million airship, a prototype being built under a government contract, and caused a blast of helium to be released, forcing the evacuation of the area. Officials with Worldwide Aeros Corp. said the damage to the airship is "repairable" but declined to be specific.
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August 27, 2013 |
A San Pedro man attempting to burglarize a marijuana dispensary early Tuesday fell through the roof, trapping himself inside a security area between the front door and the lobby, authorities said. Jared Escando, 26, was arrested and booked on suspicion of commercial burglary. Bail was set at $20,000. Police received a 911 call about 3:20 a.m. from a neighbor who heard glass breaking and a man yelling for help at the Compassionate Caregivers of San Pedro dispensary at 4th and Gaffey streets , said Lt. John Pasquariello of the Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Division.
August 24, 2013 |
Sweeping statements are risky, but one can be made confidently about Theodore Bikel: No living actor's connection to a fictional character has been more lasting or deeply personal than his lifelong walk with Tevye the Dairyman. Bikel is 89. Three years ago, he bade an unceremonious and unsentimental farewell to the mainly lighthearted Tevye who drives "Fiddler on the Roof" - a part he played more than 2,100 times over 42 years. But leaving behind the musical was not the same as saying adieu to Tevye.
August 15, 2013 |
The United States Tennis Assn. announced Thursday that it will build a retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Tennis Stadium, the main court used for the U.S. Open. At a news conference in New York that was streamed live, Gordon Smith, executive director and chief operating officer of the USTA, said it was hoped that the roof would be ready for the 2016 U.S. Open but that 2017 was more likely. The U.S. Open is one of the four major tournaments held each year, and for the last five years either the men's or women's final, and sometimes both, were postponed or interrupted because of rain.
August 14, 2013 |
A retractable roof will be built over Arthur Ashe Stadium, the 22,000-seat main court at the U.S. Open, according to a report Wednesday in the New York Post. The United States Tennis Assn., which runs the U.S. Open, plans a news conference for Thursday to make the announcement, the newspaper reported . The USTA also said it would release design plans for the makeover of the entire Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Over the last five years, even as the Open has been plagued by rain which has delayed both the men's and women's finals, USTA officials have said it would not be cost-effective to build a roof over the massive Ashe Stadium.
July 16, 2013 |
SÃO PAULO, Brazil -- A man died after a one-ton cow crashed through his roof and landed on him while he was asleep in bed, local press reported. Authorities said the cow wandered down a hill and onto the top of the home of Joao Maria de Souza, 45, in the small city of Caratinga before crashing through a thin asbestos roof. Maria de Souza was initially conscious after the blow on July 10, authorities said, but succumbed to injuries the next day. The cow, which was reportedly uninjured, narrowly missed his wife.