December 16, 2001 |
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.
August 1, 1993 |
QUESTION: We have a problem with squeaky floors in our 50-year-old home and will be tearing up the floor to correct the problem. What can you suggest to insure that the squeaks don't come back? ANSWER: We suggest that you use 1 5/8-inch-long drywall screws instead of nails to attach the plywood to the joist. Drywall screws don't require pre-drilling a hole and will countersink themselves. They hold tighter than nails and won't come loose even if the wood shrinks.
March 19, 1998 |
The Pentagon's watchdog said Wednesday that a new purchasing system designed to save money produced millions of dollars in overpriced spare parts, including a $76 screw and a $714 electrical bell. Inspector General Eleanor Hill, whose job it is to police for waste and fraud at the Defense Department, said two audits found that the problem wasn't caused by contractor gouging seen in past abuses, but by Pentagon errors.
December 20, 1988 |
'Tis the season for giving, so a city housing authority worker in Boston raised nearly $100 for two boys who received what he considered a Scrooge-like reward of $1 for returning a lost wallet containing $2,000. "I wanted to put the screws to Ebenezer Scrooge," said John Bartolo, 35, who read about the incident in the Boston Herald. Bartolo enlisted some friends who went through bars, restaurants and a market to raise a more generous reward.
January 19, 1996 |
If Frank Biondi Jr.'s firing doesn't send a shudder through Hollywood, it should. It's a reminder that this is an era in which corporate entertainment giants, many saddled with acquisition debt and owned by impatient institutional stockholders, are increasingly paying less attention to traditional, but relatively insignificant, performance gauges such as market share and box-office grosses.
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May 7, 2004 |
Some employees in a Redondo Beach building were watching a basketball game on television one evening when they decided to go into another office to grab some food. "When they returned," the Beach Reporter said, "they found two suspects removing the television from the wall. When the employees challenged them, the suspects pretended to be lost workmen on the wrong floor." Not a bad cover story -- up to that point.
February 3, 2006 |
Subtle frissons accompany "The Turn of the Screw" at Pacific Resident Theatre. Under director Robert Bailey's evocative guidance, actors Tracie Lockwood and Matthew Elkins give spine to this barebones adaptation of Henry James' ambiguous classic. A favorite since 1898, when it materialized in Collier's Weekly magazine, "Turn of the Screw" has inspired numerous stage and screen versions.
June 12, 1986 |
Jane Gaede of Los Alamitos is trying to find some screw pins for fastening down armchair covers; these pins have a clear plastic head and the point is threaded like a screw. Can you pinpoint a source for Gaede before she is all twisted around, or will she always be only an armchair general? This is not just a bit of hot air because Dee Pichet of Hawthorne is looking for a men's blow dryer that looks like a hot curler (or curling rod) for women but is larger.
January 9, 1992 |
Once you've narrowed the list of where you might take your car, you should apply some tough scrutiny to the business. In all circumstances, do business only with a garage licensed by the state. Here are some other considerations: * Is the garage certified by the Automobile Club of Southern California? Are the mechanics certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)?