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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1995
The NATO air command definitely has got the attention of Bosnian Serbs besieging Muslim-held Sarajevo, but the test of strength between bombs and politics remains unresolved. As the warplanes flew Thursday for the third straight day, there was no sign that the Serbian will had been broken.
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NEWS
October 14, 2000 | From Associated Press
Airlines may have a problem with loose screws, the Transportation Department's inspector general says. Investigators found that more than one-fourth of screws and bolts tested at random didn't meet specifications, according to an inspector general's report that was released Friday. It included no reports of accidents resulting from substandard parts. "We are not seeing a problem in service. Airplane parts are holding together," Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Eliot Brenner said.
REAL ESTATE
August 26, 2001 | BARRY STONE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Question: From a Realtor's perspective, it's hard to know which problems justify the cancellation of a sale. On a recent home inspection, only five problems were found. Most were minor concerns such as leaves in the rain gutters and a missing outlet cover. The big issue involved squeaking floors. My client is very robust, and the floors squeaked wherever he walked. The seller agreed to refasten the subfloor with screws.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1988
San Diego police received eight reports of vandalism to Suzuki Samurais on Sunday morning, according to police spokesman Bill Robinson. All the incidents took place in the Ocean Beach and Mission Beach areas. In each case, a screw was put into the ignition of the vehicles, making it impossible to start or move them, Robinson said. "Whether this is a statement or not, it is vandalism," Robinson said.
SPORTS
April 2, 1997 | Times Wire Services
Hideki Irabu was told Tuesday that his old team, the Chiba Lotte Marines of Japan's Pacific League, won't take him back unless he apologizes and signs a release saying he will never try to play for a major league team in North America. Chiba Lotte assigned Irabu's big-league negotiating rights to the San Diego Padres in January. Irabu refused to negotiate with San Diego, saying he would deal only with the New York Yankees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1990 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an expanded effort to clamp down on parking scofflaws, Mayor Tom Bradley and the city's parking administrator Thursday announced a doubling of the number of city crews that place immobilizing "boots" on cars with five or more unpaid parking tickets. Ten two-member booting teams are now cruising Los Angeles streets, as well as airport parking lots, between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m., including Saturdays.
FOOD
March 23, 1989 | DAN BERGER, Times Wine Writer
The tannin found in most red wines has been the bugaboo of wine evaluators for decades. Many wine evaluators ignore it. They make believe it's not there, or they alibi for the wine by saying the wine has "ample tannin to age well." When a wine has good fruit but a slug of astringent, bitter tannins, a lot of people say: "Give the wine time; it'll improve." A decade later, someone opens the wine to find the tannin still having a party. Actually, it's a wake for the fruit.
SPORTS
November 12, 2007 | Helene Elliott
SAN DIEGO -- The rain had stopped, so the weather was good. The setup was perfect. The 67,726 fans at Qualcomm Stadium, stoked to a frenzy by the San Diego Chargers' stunning 23-point first half Sunday but descending an emotional slope after the Indianapolis Colts threatened to snatch the victory from them, were almost expecting the worst.
NEWS
December 16, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Sheriffs around the state are changing the screws on jail windows after a convicted killer removed a visiting booth window and escaped. DeCarlos Young, 24, escaped from the Milwaukee County Jail on Dec. 6, allegedly with the help of his girlfriend, authorities said. Authorities said the pair used a small plastic screwdriver with a special tip to remove the screws, then remove the window from the visiting booth.
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