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July 18, 1985 | DJ
Raytheon Co.'s Missile Systems division received a $19.9-million Navy contract for Sidewinder missile components.
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BUSINESS
October 2, 2005 | David Colker, Times Staff Writer
As we've learned only too well in the last few weeks, the key to making it through a natural disaster is preparation. That's why I've carefully packed emergency kits for work, home and the car, appropriately stocked with gear, canned goods, important documents and water. Right. And I floss after every meal. The truth is that like many, I'm not really ready for fires, earthquakes or other natural misfortunes.
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BUSINESS
October 2, 2005 | David Colker, Times Staff Writer
As we've learned only too well in the last few weeks, the key to making it through a natural disaster is preparation. That's why I've carefully packed emergency kits for work, home and the car, appropriately stocked with gear, canned goods, important documents and water. Right. And I floss after every meal. The truth is that like many, I'm not really ready for fires, earthquakes or other natural misfortunes.
WORLD
June 30, 2003 | Terry McDermott, Alissa J. Rubin and Patrick McDonnell, Times Staff Writers
BAQUBAH, Iraq -- U.S. troops launched a second night of intensive searches from air and ground north of Baghdad today in an effort to root out what the military called "various subversive elements" and curtail the strikes that have killed a dozen Americans and Britons in recent days. U.S.
BUSINESS
April 21, 1987 | CARLA LAZZARESCHI
Ford Aerospace & Communications Corp. said Monday that its Newport Beach facility has won a four-year, $38.5-million contract to develop the next generation guidance control system, the "brains" of the U.S. Navy's 30-year-old Sidewinder air-to-air missile system. A Ford spokesman said the new contract, which calls for the company to develop and build 65 of the new systems for test and evaluation, will not result in any significant new hiring at its Orange County facility.
NEWS
April 25, 1991 | United Press International
A fishing boat's unusual catch, which had been left sitting on a dock for about a week, turned out to be a Sidewinder missile with a live warhead. A two-member Army ordnance disposal team from Ft. Sheridan, Ill., examined the missile Wednesday and then took it with them. Police Capt. John Theune said that the eight-foot-long Sidewinder was snagged last week in a net while the fishing tug was eight miles out fishing on Lake Michigan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1991 | PEGGY Y. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Most men would be flattered if they were compared to film star Tom Cruise. But Navy fighter pilot Michael Dunn isn't among them. " 'Top Gun' pissed me off," said Dunn, a 34-year-old lieutenant stationed at Miramar Naval Air Station. "I wanted to clear the air, I wanted to write the definitive book on naval aviators." Dunn's recently released book, "Sidewinder"--a novel about a U.S. fighter pilot pitted against an Iranian counterpart--is his version of what being a naval aviator is really like.
NEWS
July 30, 1986 | Associated Press
A U.S. Navy missile struck a loaded oil tanker on Tuesday, causing a small fire but no injuries, the Navy said. The Sidewinder air-to-air missile, fired from an F-14 jet as part of Navy exercises, left a 2 1/2-foot hole in the superstructure of the Western Sun, which was cruising in the Atlantic 60 miles east of Norfolk, Lt. Cmdr. Bill Sonntag said in a statement. The 30,000-ton Sun Oil Co. tanker, which left Marcus Hook, Pa., early Tuesday, resumed its trip to Nederland, Tex.
NEWS
December 17, 1986 | LEE DYE, Times Science Writer
Pilot Dick Rutan threaded the Voyager through two powerful tropical storms in the western Pacific on Tuesday, using side winds to whip the experimental aircraft Voyager along but managing to stay clear of violent winds that could have proved "devastating," Voyager officials reported. But Rutan was described as "moderately fatigued" after plunging through the potentially treacherous storms, and he got a friendly lecture from his doctor for not giving his co-pilot enough time in the driver's seat.
NEWS
May 24, 1990 | PETER BENNETT, Bennett is a Southland free-lance writer.
This weekend, load the trunk with a rock hammer, chisels, a pick and shovel and all the water you can carry. Your destination is Opal Canyon, the Mojave Desert home of two opal mines that allow visitors to hunt and keep the fabled semiprecious stones. The Kern County mines are the only known sources of gem-fire opals in California, and one of only three recognized opal fields in the United States.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1991 | PEGGY Y. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Most men would be flattered if they were compared to film star Tom Cruise. But Navy fighter pilot Michael Dunn isn't among them. " 'Top Gun' pissed me off," said Dunn, a 34-year-old lieutenant stationed at Miramar Naval Air Station. "I wanted to clear the air, I wanted to write the definitive book on naval aviators." Dunn's recently released book, "Sidewinder"--a novel about a U.S. fighter pilot pitted against an Iranian counterpart--is his version of what being a naval aviator is really like.
NEWS
April 25, 1991 | United Press International
A fishing boat's unusual catch, which had been left sitting on a dock for about a week, turned out to be a Sidewinder missile with a live warhead. A two-member Army ordnance disposal team from Ft. Sheridan, Ill., examined the missile Wednesday and then took it with them. Police Capt. John Theune said that the eight-foot-long Sidewinder was snagged last week in a net while the fishing tug was eight miles out fishing on Lake Michigan.
SPORTS
July 26, 1990 | CURT HOLBREICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The story of an NFL kicker can be one of many twists, not all of them enjoyable. Kick a game-winning field goal in overtime, and you are carried off on your teammates' shoulders. Have a bad game the next Sunday, and the tryout call for your replacement goes out for Monday. For kickers, patience is not always a virtue, it's a myth. Some kickers make a career with one team; some, such as a George Blanda, even become football legends. But most have brief and nomadic careers.
BUSINESS
April 21, 1987 | CARLA LAZZARESCHI
Ford Aerospace & Communications Corp. said Monday that its Newport Beach facility has won a four-year, $38.5-million contract to develop the next generation guidance control system, the "brains" of the U.S. Navy's 30-year-old Sidewinder air-to-air missile system. A Ford spokesman said the new contract, which calls for the company to develop and build 65 of the new systems for test and evaluation, will not result in any significant new hiring at its Orange County facility.
NEWS
December 17, 1986 | LEE DYE, Times Science Writer
Pilot Dick Rutan threaded the Voyager through two powerful tropical storms in the western Pacific on Tuesday, using side winds to whip the experimental aircraft Voyager along but managing to stay clear of violent winds that could have proved "devastating," Voyager officials reported. But Rutan was described as "moderately fatigued" after plunging through the potentially treacherous storms, and he got a friendly lecture from his doctor for not giving his co-pilot enough time in the driver's seat.
NEWS
July 30, 1986 | Associated Press
A U.S. Navy missile struck a loaded oil tanker on Tuesday, causing a small fire but no injuries, the Navy said. The Sidewinder air-to-air missile, fired from an F-14 jet as part of Navy exercises, left a 2 1/2-foot hole in the superstructure of the Western Sun, which was cruising in the Atlantic 60 miles east of Norfolk, Lt. Cmdr. Bill Sonntag said in a statement. The 30,000-ton Sun Oil Co. tanker, which left Marcus Hook, Pa., early Tuesday, resumed its trip to Nederland, Tex.
SPORTS
July 26, 1990 | CURT HOLBREICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The story of an NFL kicker can be one of many twists, not all of them enjoyable. Kick a game-winning field goal in overtime, and you are carried off on your teammates' shoulders. Have a bad game the next Sunday, and the tryout call for your replacement goes out for Monday. For kickers, patience is not always a virtue, it's a myth. Some kickers make a career with one team; some, such as a George Blanda, even become football legends. But most have brief and nomadic careers.
NEWS
January 5, 1989 | JOHN M. BRODER, Times Staff Writer
U.S. Navy jets, while on training exercises over the Mediterranean on Wednesday, shot down two Libyan MIG-23 fighters when the Libyans appeared to threaten the U.S. warplanes, American officials said. The incident, which occurred about noon local time (2 a.m. PST) in international airspace, comes at a time of increasing U.S. hostility toward Libya over that nation's construction of what U.S. officials charge is a chemical weapons plant near the Libyan capital of Tripoli.
SPORTS
August 2, 1985 | DAVID MORGAN, Times Staff Writer
On his first day as a professional, Jim Benedict was a knockout. Literally. After signing in August of 1983 with the Kansas City Royals, the former Valley College relief pitcher got his first work throwing batting practice during spring training. On the mound, Benedict didn't look much like himself that day. Noted for his side-arm delivery and variety of off-speed pitches, Benedict was standing--and throwing--straight. Maybe too straight.
BUSINESS
July 18, 1985 | DJ
Raytheon Co.'s Missile Systems division received a $19.9-million Navy contract for Sidewinder missile components.
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