October 25, 1992 |
As the large truck pulled onto the one-acre lawn at La Sierra University Terri Whittaker's eyes grew wide with anticipation. Heaped high in the back of the truck were her treasures: a filthy mattress, a tattered vinyl chair and, the crowning glory, a brown couch, its insides bursting through a four-inch gash and its right arm broken and dangling to one side. "We've also got a really gaudy striped couch," she told a visitor proudly.
January 27, 2008
Your implication is correct that nuclear power works best and safest in a democracy ("New energy behind nuclear power," Jan. 21). Your statistics about mining coal in China are also chilling. We cannot control the rest of the world, which is going to move strongly to use nuclear power regardless of what we think or do. What we can do is be a leader in that technology by developing safe and economical plants that we can both market and control overseas. Edwin A. Karlow Professor of physics La Sierra University Riverside
February 4, 2007
Re "Idea to 'cage' atomic plants is rejected," Jan. 30 Now the anti-nuclear groups are counting on absurdity to stop nuclear power. Their idea to encase nuclear plants, already inside thick concrete and steel structures, would add nothing except to our electric bills. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has figured out that an air attack would not cause any radioactive leakage. Nuclear facilities are way ahead of others in preparing for any terrorist act. Let us put our security resources into real risks and stop trying to use scare tactics to stop a technology that is critical to our economic and environmental wellbeing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 2000
It is incomprehensible that we are forcing electric utilities to purchase unreliable and expensive wind power while we essentially have a ban on building future nuclear plants ("Green Energy Is Getting Its Second Wind," Sept. 12). The optimistic forecast is to have 10% of the nation's power coming from wind 30 years from now. Does that mean we will get 90% from coal, oil and natural gas--all polluting sources that produce greenhouse gases as well? Nuclear power today supplies over 20% of the nation's electricity, even on the calm, hot days that leave wind generators idle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 2002 |
Darwood Kenneth Smith, who played Waldo in the "Our Gang" series, was killed by a hit-and-run driver Wednesday morning as he was taking a stroll through his Riverside neighborhood, authorities said. Smith, 72, a part-time pastor at La Sierra University Seventh-day Adventist Church, was walking along Arlington Avenue when a small, tan truck drove onto the sidewalk and hit him.
November 4, 2003
Re "A Complete Waste of Energy," Commentary, Oct. 29: A good bit of Jerry Taylor and Dan Becker's comments on the current energy bill is on the mark. But their horizon is way too short. Yes, hydrogen-driven fuel cells are not mature, but they will never be unless there is public investment in the technology at this early stage. With industry reluctant to do long-term research and development, or invest in technologies 20 years away, it is up to the government. The same is true for the next generation of nuclear power plants, where public opinion is already "rigged" against the market.