April 9, 2009 |
Boeing Co. may get hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation after winning a patent-infringement claim against NASA over an aluminum alloy used to build the space shuttle. Boeing developed a lighter structure for frames in the 1970s and 1980s to save on jet fuel costs. It claimed the technology was used in the external fuel tank that provides the backbone of the shuttle during launch and sued the government in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington in 2000. Federal Claims Judge Francis M. Allegra said Boeing was entitled to a 1.25% royalty on the cost of the tanks.
March 20, 2007 |
By day, Richard Inman, captain of the East Fork Volunteer Fire Department, makes a living cleaning the pool and sweeping up at the Camp Williams mobile home park above Azusa, where he lives. Three nights a week, he's the "Mountain Man." The transformation starts at 7 p.m., when Inman's heavy metal and bluegrass radio show goes live from his trailer, which is so deep in the Angeles National Forest that he can't get cellphone reception.
May 25, 2010 |
It was close to 2 a.m. when Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and others on a House-Senate conference committee saw just how much clout the oil industry had when it came to winning special tax breaks and other financial benefits from Congress. At issue was the 2005 Energy Policy Act — the largest energy bill in years. The committee chairman, Rep. Joe L. Barton (R-Texas), a friend of the industry, had saved some big issues for the end: billions of dollars in tax and royalty relief to encourage drilling for oil and gas in the Gulf of Mexico and other offshore areas.
October 21, 2012 |
HONOLULU - Palace intrigue? Check. Royal rapscallions? Some. Kings and queens and gorgeous things? You'll find those too. You thought we were speaking of Britain, perhaps? Well, no, although Britain celebrated Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee in June. Instead, we're turning to Hawaiian royalty, who ruled a kingdom now so popular that 7.3 million people visited last year. Royal watchers will find almost as many twists and turns in the story of the Hawaiian monarchs as they do among England's overlords.
January 24, 2010 |
A few years ago, in a moment I like to think of as inspired, I conceived of my next book. Read in one direction, it would consist of 30 one-page stories; flip it over and there would be 30 one-page essays on the psychology and practice of writing. Corny as it sounds, I even had a title picked out: "This Won't Take but a Minute, Honey." I pitched this project to a number of editors over the ensuing months. Aspiring writers and fans of micro-fiction would go nuts. Members of the iPhone generation would embrace it as a quick and accessible form of literature.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1989
Now that President Reagan's trustee has committed the ex-President (behind his back, the sneak) to receive (only) a $5 million advance royalty for two books, will we be reading Ron's words or Peggy Noonan's? OLIVER BERLINER Beverly Hills
February 15, 1987
It may seem a minor item among today's calamitous problems, but may I respectfully request that you discard the use of "First Daughter," "First Son," "First Dog" etc. It smacks of royalty and it stinks. J. P. COYNE Rancho Palos Verdes
May 10, 2012
POP MUSIC Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, Maroon 5 and Foster the People headline KIIS Wango Tango, a grab bag (but an ambitious one) of chart-toppers and contemporary pop royalty that suggests the kids' tastes are broad and genre-less these days. Home Depot Center, 18400 Avalon Blvd., Carson. 2 p.m. Sat. $35-$225. ticketmaster.com.