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March 19, 1998 | From Associated Press
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 | SHIRLEY MARLOW
'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.
February 13, 2000 | From Popular Mechanics
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 ensure 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.
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.
January 19, 1996 | JAMES BATES
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.
May 7, 2004 | Steve Harvey
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 | David C. Nichols; F. Kathleen Foley; Philip Brandes
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.
August 20, 1985
NOA Air Screw Howden Inc. plans to move from Anaheim to Corona this November to less expensive quarters. The manufacturer of fans and cooling equipment now leases four buildings in Anaheim, totaling about 40,000 square feet. Its new 48,000-square-foot leased facility is located in the Corona Commerce Center, off Highway 91 near Serfas Club Drive, and the company plans to spend more than $700,000 for additional improvements.
January 31, 1985 | Associated Press
The leaders of 48 congregations of Roman Catholic nuns in New England have demanded a "prompt" public apology from outgoing Treasury Secretary Donald T. Regan for saying sisters who run hospitals haven't got "their heads screwed on tight." Regan was quoted in an interview with Newsweek magazine Jan. 7 as saying: "My heart cannot bleed for many hospitals hurt by limits on Medicare payments, even those run by Roman Catholic nuns. Their hearts are big, but their heads aren't screwed on tight.
Before there was Larry Flynt, there was Al Goldstein, publisher of Screw Magazine and host of the cable-access show "Midnight Blue," two legendary mainstays of Manhattan's X-rated scene. Goldstein apparently became the first man ever to beat a federal obscenity charge--before Flynt even started publishing Hustler. Arrested 19 times by his own count, Goldstein is proud that he's never cut a deal with a prosecutor. As with Flynt, Goldstein is important in the cause of 1st Amendment rights.
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