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June 6, 2000
If, as you state in your May 26 editorial, 39% of California traffic fatalities were not buckled up, then, conversely, 61% were wearing seat belts. The way to save lives is to avoid accidents. If more drivers signaled lane changes and yielded, there certainly would be a lot fewer accidents. JIM HILLIARD Irvine
April 23, 2014 | By David Lauter, Los Angeles Times
Elizabeth Warren's ninth book is a campaign biography with a twist. Warren, who emerged as a national figure during the early days of the financial crisis, rapidly became a star of the Democratic Party's liberal-populist wing. Her 2012 Senate campaign in Massachusetts attracted so much money and attention that admirers began talking her up as a presidential candidate even before she won. "A Fighting Chance" could easily fit as the next step toward that goal. It weaves her life story and political manifesto in the classic manner of books designed to accompany a run for office.
August 2, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
There are a lot of things you have to remember when you are a major league manager. Such as remembering which arm to point with when you want to bring in a reliever. The Seattle Mariners had a five-run lead over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night and brought in closer Tom Wilhelmsen to preserve the win. Wilhelmsen allowed a single, a double and two walks, prompting Manager Robby Thompson to bring in a reliever to face the switch-hitter Shane Victorino. Thompson had two relievers warming up in the bullpen, right-hander Yoervis Medina and lefty Oliver Perez.
April 22, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
WASHINGTON  - It was a majestic blast, exploding off the bat as if shot from a cannon, and as the ball arced its way toward the outer reaches of Nationals Park, it looked as if it might put a dent in the Capitol dome beyond the left-field wall. Albert Pujols doesn't hit many cheap home runs, and there was no doubt the shot the Angels slugger launched in the fifth inning of Tuesday night's 7-2 win over the Washington Nationals would make history. Some 18,000 men have played major league baseball since 1876, and only 26 of them have hit 500 home runs.
September 18, 1985 | Associated Press
Shareholders of Allied Corp. today approved a merger with California-based The Signal Cos. Inc., creating a $13.5-billion chemical and technology giant. The new Allied Signal Corp. will focus on the aerospace, automotive and chemical industries, marshaling 168,000 employees and liquid capital of $1.4 billion. Allied Chairman Edward L. Hennessy Jr., who will chair the new corporation, called the Signal acquisition "probably one of the largest non-oil company mergers in United States history."
March 20, 1986
The Public Safety Commission has sent a recommendation to the City Council that a signal be installed at Cordova Road and Imperial Highway. After an elderly couple were killed in late January while trying to turn left from Cordova onto Imperial, the council hired a private engineering firm, Willdan and Associates, to study the T-intersection. Based on traffic flow and the fact that a large number of senior citizens use the intersection, the firm recommended that the city install a signal.
February 16, 2002
Re "Turn Away From Selfish Behavior: Use Your Signal," Voices, Feb. 9: I share professor John Allswang's irritation over self-centered drivers who don't care enough about others to use their turn signals. Making matters worse, the antisocials are abetted by the clueless. Many left-turners waiting at a red light start to signal only after the light changes. The rest of us have been conditioned to expect this behavior and change to the right lane, blocking those who had hoped to turn right on the red light.
June 9, 1991
I think your readers would be well advised to know that there is considerable controversy within environmental indoor health circles regarding possible bioelectric interferences arising from dimmer switches. Many of these devices generate an electrical disturbance in the form of radio-frequency interference. The transmission of this "disturbed signal" can be visualized on an oscilloscope when many of these dimmers are turned on. Also using an AM radio tuned off-station (at the lowest end of the dial is best)
Rob Nilsson's "Signal 7" (Beverly Center Cineplex) takes us on a dusk-to-dawn ride into the lives and souls of two aging San Francisco cabbies. It's a stripped-down, painful trip, and by the time dawn approaches and one of them is ready for sleep, Nilsson and his cast have brought us close enough to see sweat and tears running down the skin. The two drivers, Speed (Bill Ackridge) and Marty (Dan Leegant), are 50-ish men who work as part-time stage actors.
VideoCipher and some of the nation's leading television programming services said Tuesday that they have joined forces to pull the plug on more than 600,000 satellite-dish "pirates." The San Diego-based division of General Instrument Corp. of Chicago announced the development of a new generation of television signal descramblers, the boxes satellite-dish owners must use to tune in to such pay TV services as HBO and Showtime and free basic cable channels as well.
April 22, 2014 | By E. Scott Reckard
Two of Los Angeles' many Asian American banks ranked near the top of analysts' national lists of bank stocks that investors should buy, a signal of economic strength in local immigrant communities. Financial information provider SNL Financial ranked BBCN Bancorp second of all bank stocks nationally, with six of seven analysts, or 87%, rating Koreatown's largest bank a "buy" or "outperform. " Only the parent of South Carolina Bank and Trust had a more positive endorsement from analysts.
April 16, 2014 | By Maher Abukhater
RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told Israeli lawmakers on Wednesday that it was still possible to revive moribund peace negotiations. Abbas told five Israeli opposition legislators from the Labor and Meretz parties that he was willing to extend the negotiations past their April 29 deadline "if the Israeli side commits to the principles that can allow an extension," his spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh said.  The Palestinians first want Israel to release a fourth group of Palestinian prisoners as promised, and to announce a total settlement freeze.
April 14, 2014 | By Tiffany Hsu
Americans rushed out to shop as frigid weather lifted in March, propelling retail sales at the fastest pace in a year and a half. The gauge from the Commerce Department surged 1.1% last month from February in its biggest leap since September 2012. Sales boomed 3.8% from March 2013. The strong sales, which beat economists' expectations for a 1% increase, bolstered hopes that the economy would continue to gain momentum after struggling through an especially harsh winter. "One month doesn't answer all the questions, and it's not like we have all-over-the-place exploding growth," said NPD Group analyst Marshal Cohen.
April 10, 2014 | By Julie Makinen
BEIJING -- An Australian military plane participating in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Thursday detected an underwater acoustic signal that may be from the Boeing 777's black boxes, Australian authorities said. The P-3 Orion has been dropping buoys equipped with hydrophones that can pick up such signals and transmit them back to the aircraft. The buoys have been dropped in the area of the Indian Ocean where the Australian ship Ocean Shield, towing a “pinger locator” lent by the U.S. Navy, has four times picked up acoustic signals that investigators believe are being transmitted from the jet's black boxes.
April 8, 2014 | By Julie Makinen
BEIJING - An Australian ship hunting for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has picked up two more transmissions similar to those of the jet's "black boxes," and the coordinator of the search said Wednesday the "pings" were helping to narrow the search area significantly. The vessel Ocean Shield, towing an acoustic detection device lent by the U.S. Navy, recorded pings of five and seven minutes' duration Tuesday afternoon and evening, said Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, who is coordinating the search efforts from Perth, Australia.
April 5, 2014 | By Julie Makinen, This post has been updated with the latest developments.
BEIJING - With nearly a month of searching having turned up no definitive sign of missing Flight 370, Malaysia said Saturday it was overhauling the organization of its investigation and vowed to press on with efforts to find the jet. Meanwhile, China's state-run Xinhua news agency said a Chinese vessel in the Indian Ocean, the Haixun 01, had picked up a "pulse signal with a frequency of 37.5 kHz” - the same frequency as emitted by a plane's...
January 31, 2009 | Mark Medina
Days after lightning struck both a transmission line and antenna, classical music station KUSC-FM (91.5) said its broadcast signal has been restored to about 95% strength. General Manager Eric DeWeese said that KUSC will not be at full strength for perhaps another 10 days, until a new 300-foot transmission line can be obtained and installed. He estimated the cost at between $38,000 and $39,000. "The remaining 5% is not as robust," he said of the station's signal. "But the fact the phone calls have stopped indicates our listeners are getting it."
April 7, 1987
The Morris Township, N.J.-based company said it will sell the electronics businesses for $479 million to Lanesborough Corp., a privately held chemical concern. Redwood City, Calif.-based Ampex Corp., makes audio-visual equipment, systems and magnetic tape for the broadcasting industry. The sale is expected to be closed by the end of May.
April 2, 2014 | By David G. Savage and David Lauter
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court struck another major blow against long-standing restrictions on campaign money Wednesday, freeing wealthy donors to each give a total of $3.6 million this year to the slate of candidates running for Congress. Rejecting the restriction as a violation of free speech, the 5-4 ruling struck down a Watergate-era limit that Congress wrote to prevent a single donor from writing a large check to buy influence on Capitol Hill. It was the latest sign that the court's conservative majority intends to continue dismantling funding limits created over the last four decades.
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