October 31, 2002
'Vulcanized rubber.' Brendan Shanahan, Detroit Red Wing forward, when asked what went through his mind when he got hit in the face by a puck
September 13, 2006 |
German-based Bayer won a judge's approval of a $250-million settlement of civil claims that it colluded to fix U.S. rubber prices from 1995 to 2001. U.S. District Court Judge Martin Jenkins in San Francisco said the accord with buyers of rubber chemicals was "fair, adequate and reasonable." Bayer was accused of colluding to fix prices of chemicals that are mixed with raw rubber to make finished rubber.
November 12, 1987 |
Mrs. Robert Mehnert of Oceanside is seeking Rennet tablets for making junket custard and ice cream; none of the supermarkets or health food stores in her area seems to stock the product. Can you help satisfy Mehnert's sweet tooth, or will this be too tough a problem and leave her cold? Regina Rogers of Cypress and several of her friends would love to find some bib-style plastic aprons.
September 1, 2012 |
Runners naturally lust for high-tech GPS wristwatches that measure heart rate, altitude and dozens of other metrics and record way-points of your route (which is why I'll review one in this column soon). But the stuff that can make more of a day-to-day practical difference for runners often proves to be lower-tech, more affordable fare that, in its own way, is no less innovative. Below are four good examples. -- No-bounce fanny pack Hippie Runner Go Belt: Elastic race belt and Lycra pouch with two small zippered compartments that can hold a cellphone and/or an energy bar and keys.
April 21, 2012 |
Home workout products made of resistance cords, including stretchy rubber tubing and retractable nylon cables, usually don't get much respect from hard-core fitness freaks. The innovative products below could change that. Often inexpensive and portable, they get the job done and would complement anyone's normal 20-mile run and super-set dead-lift session. Knockout workout Perfect Punch: Padded mixed martial arts fighting gloves attached to a rubber stretch cord that drapes behind your back and adds resistance to all punches.
March 28, 2013 |
Quentin Dupieux's "Rubber" remains one of the most ridiculously inventive movies of recent years, an alternate universe horror film about a tire that gains telekinetic powers. But the writer-director's new work, "Wrong," never finds quite the right course. "Wrong" centers on a grown man who goes looking for his lost dog. In one sense, that's all the story there is, but because Dupieux is interested more in stream of consciousness than straightforward logic, the film is crammed full of incidents and characters.
November 14, 1987 |
Mobay Corp., a subsidiary of Bayer USA Inc., said it has agreed to acquire Denka Chemical Corp. of Houston for an undisclosed sum. Denka, which has sales of nearly $100 million and employs about 400 workers, has plants in Houston; Duluth, Minn.; Carteret, N.J., and Little Ferry, N.J.
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September 30, 1997 |
On a parched field near Hansen Dam, about a dozen men gather under a blazing sun to play a ritual ball game handed down to them by their ancient Aztec forefathers. It is pelota Mixteca. This match pits the San Fernando home team against a team from Santa Barbara. Team members tape their hands and put on guantes, oversize mitts made of thick leather with hundreds of nails driven into them.
September 27, 2005
Soon after I read the Field Guide about the rubber boa [Sept. 6], I ran into one. My buddy John Balbino and I were hiking back from Garnett Lake when John decided to stop to fly-fish. A brown snake swam across the river toward us and then slowly made its way up a branch to sun itself. I took pictures and showed them to the local rangers, who didn't know rubber boas were there. FRANK GALLEGOS Boyle Heights