January 13, 1987 |
Federal safety officials reenacting the circumstances of the deadly Amtrak-freight collision of Jan. 4 said they were able to stop three Conrail locomotives at a point about half a mile before they would have been hit by the speeding passenger train.
May 8, 1986 |
A Los Angeles area company under contract to produce a key sensor for the braking system on the new B-1 bomber is under investigation by the U.S. attorney's office, Justice Department sources here said Wednesday. The probe, described as still in its preliminary stages, led to a raid last month on the headquarters of AMEX Systems Inc. in Hawthorne and the seizure of large amounts of internal documents, the sources said.
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March 19, 1986 |
Rock 'n' roll singer Little Richard pleaded guilty Tuesday to three misdemeanor traffic citations stemming from an Oct. 8 accident in which he suffered a broken leg. Beverly Hills Municipal Judge Judith O. Stein sentenced the 53-year-old singer, whose full name is Richard Wayne Penniman, to six months' probation and fined him $255. She also ordered him to pay civil restitution if necessary. The accident occurred as Penniman drove a sports car on Santa Monica Boulevard just after midnight.
April 6, 2014 |
BEIJING -- An Australian ship towing a U.S. Navy "pinger" locator has twice picked up sustained signals that may be from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370's "black boxes," and searchers are likely to deploy an underwater exploratory vehicle soon to look for wreckage, authorities said Monday. The first acoustic event detected by the Ocean Shield lasted two hours and 20 minutes, and the second lasted 13 minutes, said Australian Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, who is coordinating search efforts from Perth, Australia.
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January 1, 2011 |
It took the long checkout lines at the grocery store and the crowd in the Bev Mo parking lot to remind me that Friday was New Year's Eve. I've been on vacation for a week, doing the couch potato thing, enjoying my daughters and my dogs and my freedom from responsibilities. It was life in suspended animation, until the reality of a new decade hit me. Didn't we just do the whole Y2K thing? Has it really been 10 years since the last New Year's Eve I remember celebrating? I figured I would write this week about the holiday's meaning and memories.
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November 13, 1998 |
Dear Traffic Talk: Is it legal for motorists to cross an intersection when a pedestrian, who is in the middle of a crosswalk, motions to the driver to proceed? Or must the driver wait until the pedestrian has crossed? Harry Reis Encino Dear Harry: It is not legal for the driver to continue on through an intersection before pedestrians reach the other side of the street, said Sgt. Ernie Sanchez of the California Highway Patrol.
January 9, 1987 |
Federal marshals have seized television signal descramblers manufactured by a San Diego company from two Phoenix electronics companies that allegedly modified the devices to illegally receive pay television programming. Authorities in Arizona on Wednesday seized the equipment from Miller Electronics and Picture Perfect Engineering. The firms allegedly installed "pirate" computer chips that override security measures created by the manufacturer, San Diego-based Cable Home Communications Corp.
July 15, 2011 |
If bad driving is a disease, some people should be locked up in deep quarantine. Turn signal phobia, red light blindness, tailgate-itis, cellphone dementia -- today's roads are a hot zone of pathology. So here's to Dr. Jin Huiqing, a physician in China who feels that bad driving should be treated like an illness --something that can be predicted, diagnosed and treated. It's no surprise that a Chinese doctor would be concerned about driving. I've been in Beijing traffic --imagine a bad jam in L.A., but with less regard for human life.
April 4, 2011
For many who suffer depression, chronic pain is a frequent fellow traveler. As many as half of those with chronic pain or with neuropathic pain disorders, such as fibromyalgia, have depression as well. That the two are so often bound together suggests a complex relationship, and the brain's shared circuitry for social and physical pain may lie at its heart. Depression and chronic pain are distinct but similar disorders. But both may arise from some faulty wiring in their shared neural circuitry, researchers say. In both disorders, pain continues long after some initial insult has healed, disappeared or moved on, and the experience of social rejection or physical pain persists, feeds on itself and becomes chronic.
March 17, 1990 |
Nursing a black eye in public opinion, the Legislature is gingerly taking steps toward expanded television coverage as a way to re-burnish its image. The idea is to focus on the Legislature in much the same way as Congress is covered unedited by the C-SPAN network. There are also more than 100 local government entities in California that are televised by cable operators.