September 11, 1997 |
TRW has lost a major investor in its $3.2-billion Odyssey venture, which aims to provide telecommunications services via a network of 12 satellites in medium Earth orbit, about 6,000 miles above sea level. TRW's space and defense group in Redondo Beach and its partner Teleglobe of Montreal had been trying since 1995 to raise $800 million from private investors by early this year.
July 12, 1987
The California Medical Assn. has withdrawn its support of AIDS legislation to implement the recommendations of Surgeon General C. Everett Koop in California and now opposes the bill. It is a grave disappointment, coming just as Assembly approval of the legislation had set the stage for negotiations with Gov. George Deukmejian on the final form of the legislation. AB 87, written by Assemblyman Art Agnos (D-San Francisco) in collaboration with Dr.
October 24, 2013 |
The search-and-destroy mission against the HIV virus just got much more complicated. New research suggests that HIV's genetic program is far more abundant in certain dormant T-cells of infected patients and is potentially more capable of unleashing its deadly instructions than previously thought. The reservoir of human immune cells hosting that code, or provirus, could be 50 times greater than previously thought, according to the study, published Thursday in the journal Cell.
July 30, 2009 |
Howie Kendrick always could hit. That was a constant at every step of his ascent through the Angels' farm system. The compact infielder batted .367 at Cedar Rapids in 2004, .384 at Class-A Rancho Cucamonga and .342 at double-A Arkansas in 2005 and .369 at triple-A Salt Lake in 2006 -- eye-popping numbers that marked him as a prime prospect. Maybe even a future major league batting champion. He affirmed that by batting .
April 25, 2009 |
Arizona Diamondbacks ace Brandon Webb will be shut down for three weeks in a significant setback to his attempt to recover from shoulder problems that have sidelined him since his opening-day start. Manager Bob Melvin announced the decision after the Diamondbacks lost to the San Francisco Giants, 5-1, on Friday night. "He won't do anything for a week and then he'll do some strengthening for two weeks, no throwing," Melvin said, "and then we'll see where we are after that."
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December 7, 1993 |
Jurors in the Menendez brothers murder trial will be given instructions on self-defense that could lead to a reduced manslaughter verdict but not to outright acquittal, the judge in the case decided Monday--all but dashing defense hopes that the brothers might be exonerated. Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Stanley M.
March 4, 2010
California's public schools, which are laying off thousands of teachers and planning for shortened academic years, received the painful news Thursday that they will not get a federal Race to the Top grant in the first round of funding. The decision isn't surprising, though. The legislation that formed the backbone of the state's application lacked coherence and a real commitment to improving conditions at the lowest-performing schools. We don't yet know why U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan turned down California's application.
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September 1, 1996
Re "State Senate Kills Boland Bill on Valley Secession," Aug. 23. The recent failure of AB 2043 [the secession bill] is certainly a major setback to the Valley secession movement. Upcoming elections could yield a more pro-democracy state Senate and Assembly. It was a very close vote; two more people would have carried the measure. Rest assured that the citizens of the San Fernando Valley will no longer lie down while the Los Angeles city government exploits us and neglects our needs and desires.