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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1987 | United Press International
Dunlop Tire Corp. announced Tuesday that it is recalling 566 of its Remington and Centennial brand radial snow tires because of a manufacturing defect that could cause a chunk of rubber to tear away. The tires were shipped to distributors and retailers in New Jersey, North Carolina and West Virginia in the past three weeks.
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October 14, 2012 | Los Angeles Times
1.Guatemala Archaeologists working in northern Guatemala found at El Peru-Waka an alabaster jar in a burial chamber that they think is the tomb of a woman who served as a military governor in the 7th century. 2.Russia A woolly mammoth excavated in late September in Siberia's permafrost is thought to have been about 16 years old. Scientists call him Jenya after the boy who found him near the Sopochnaya Karga cape. 3.Colombia The State Department has issued a new warning for Colombia, noting that security has improved but warning visitors of violence from narco-trafficking that "continues to affect some rural areas and parts of large cities.
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NEWS
September 18, 1989 | From Times wire service s
Snow fell on the highway passes in the Sierra Nevada range today, prompting the first road controls of the season, the California and Nevada highway patrol offices reported. The Nevada Highway Patrol this morning called for chains or snow tires on the Mt. Rose Highway out of Reno and going up to the east shore of Lake Tahoe. The controls were for a 14-mile stretch leading up to State Route 28.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 2008 | DANA PARSONS
After I'd lived in California for a while, my friends in the Midwest wanted to know what was different out here. I hated to break it to them, but I didn't find Southern Californians all that different from Midwesterners. Nor did day-to-day life seem that much more expensive, given that money spent on Midwestern winters -- such as on heating bills, heavy clothes, snow tires -- was money kept in the Californian's pocket. Cable TV offered the same shows. But there was one huge difference.
NEWS
December 30, 1993 | LYNN SIMROSS
Car and kid products topped the Best of 1993 list, rounded out by thermal dishes, a spray-on cleaner for silk flowers and a flower pot safe for valuables: * Blizzak, Bridgestone's new studless snow tire, is one of the year's most innovative products. It is made of a pitted multi-cell rubber compound to enhance the gripping capability of the tire in ice and snow. After the surface wears down--in about three snow seasons--a second compound underneath turns the Blizzak into an all-season tire.
NEWS
January 26, 1988
Law enforcement officials at Yosemite National Park and other Sierra Nevada winter recreation areas are beginning to crack down on motorists who fail to heed regulations requiring snow tires or chains on their vehicles. The emphasis on the requirements came after several weekends marked by increased numbers of accidents on mountain roads in and around ski and snow play areas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 2000
Buying tires can be confusing. Major influences on tire life are how the tire is used, your driving style, the type of car you drive, where you drive and tire maintenance. However, there are several things you can do to select the best tires. HOW TO BUY THE RIGHT TIRE Size: The vehicle owner's manual, or the label inside the glove box or on the door post, lists the tire size.
TRAVEL
October 14, 2012 | Los Angeles Times
1.Guatemala Archaeologists working in northern Guatemala found at El Peru-Waka an alabaster jar in a burial chamber that they think is the tomb of a woman who served as a military governor in the 7th century. 2.Russia A woolly mammoth excavated in late September in Siberia's permafrost is thought to have been about 16 years old. Scientists call him Jenya after the boy who found him near the Sopochnaya Karga cape. 3.Colombia The State Department has issued a new warning for Colombia, noting that security has improved but warning visitors of violence from narco-trafficking that "continues to affect some rural areas and parts of large cities.
SPORTS
December 27, 1999 | From Associated Press
Whipping winds, blowing snow, frigid temperatures--in Pittsburgh, they call it Steeler weather, and it apparently blew the Carolina Panthers right out of the playoffs. When snow made passing all but impossible in the second half, the Steelers on Sunday turned to a four wheel-drive offense led by Jerome Bettis' 137 yards to win, 30-20, and all but end the Panthers' playoff hopes. "I had my snow tires on," Bettis said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2003 | From Associated Press
A spring storm has dumped snow amounts unseen in the Sierra since mid-December, adding to a dismal snowpack but producing a dreadful Palm Sunday commute. Westbound Interstate 80 traffic was being held at the Nevada-California line at dusk, and chains were mandatory over Donner Summit. Westbound traffic also was stopped on U.S. 50 at Meyers, Calif., for avalanche control, and chains were required between Meyers and Kyburz. Chains or snow tires were mandatory on all other Sierra roads.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2003 | From Associated Press
A spring storm has dumped snow amounts unseen in the Sierra since mid-December, adding to a dismal snowpack but producing a dreadful Palm Sunday commute. Westbound Interstate 80 traffic was being held at the Nevada-California line at dusk, and chains were mandatory over Donner Summit. Westbound traffic also was stopped on U.S. 50 at Meyers, Calif., for avalanche control, and chains were required between Meyers and Kyburz. Chains or snow tires were mandatory on all other Sierra roads.
NEWS
February 21, 2001 | MARY McNAMARA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Last week, the San Gabriels shone against the bright blue sky, white-capped and majestic like the Alps. From my front porch, it seemed you could reach out and pull back an icy handful of real winter. So my friend and I decided to take our children to see the snow. Both of us are from the East Coast, so saying, "Let's go see the snow" required some mental readjustment. In my experience, snow was something that came to you, and at its own leisure.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 2000
Buying tires can be confusing. Major influences on tire life are how the tire is used, your driving style, the type of car you drive, where you drive and tire maintenance. However, there are several things you can do to select the best tires. HOW TO BUY THE RIGHT TIRE Size: The vehicle owner's manual, or the label inside the glove box or on the door post, lists the tire size.
SPORTS
December 27, 1999 | From Associated Press
Whipping winds, blowing snow, frigid temperatures--in Pittsburgh, they call it Steeler weather, and it apparently blew the Carolina Panthers right out of the playoffs. When snow made passing all but impossible in the second half, the Steelers on Sunday turned to a four wheel-drive offense led by Jerome Bettis' 137 yards to win, 30-20, and all but end the Panthers' playoff hopes. "I had my snow tires on," Bettis said.
NEWS
December 30, 1993 | LYNN SIMROSS
Car and kid products topped the Best of 1993 list, rounded out by thermal dishes, a spray-on cleaner for silk flowers and a flower pot safe for valuables: * Blizzak, Bridgestone's new studless snow tire, is one of the year's most innovative products. It is made of a pitted multi-cell rubber compound to enhance the gripping capability of the tire in ice and snow. After the surface wears down--in about three snow seasons--a second compound underneath turns the Blizzak into an all-season tire.
NEWS
September 18, 1989 | From Times wire service s
Snow fell on the highway passes in the Sierra Nevada range today, prompting the first road controls of the season, the California and Nevada highway patrol offices reported. The Nevada Highway Patrol this morning called for chains or snow tires on the Mt. Rose Highway out of Reno and going up to the east shore of Lake Tahoe. The controls were for a 14-mile stretch leading up to State Route 28.
NEWS
May 20, 1987 | KAREN TUMULTY, Times Staff Writer
Former White House staff member Oliver L. North personally cashed $2,400 worth of traveler's checks he received from Nicaraguan contras and spent the funds on such items as groceries and snow tires, congressional investigators said Tuesday. And he gave another $1,000 worth of the checks as a wedding gift to one of the key aides in his secret contra operation, the North associate told the congressional committees investigating the Iran-contra scandal.
NEWS
December 19, 1987 | KATE CALLEN, United Press International
It happens every year. The family get-together, the main event of the holiday season, is traditionally an occasion where everybody tries a little too hard, expects a little too much and ends up feeling a little bit like Scrooge. Family tension is one holiday custom that should be discarded, say counselors who urge parents and their grown children to give up the pursuit of the perfect holiday reunion.
NEWS
January 26, 1988
Law enforcement officials at Yosemite National Park and other Sierra Nevada winter recreation areas are beginning to crack down on motorists who fail to heed regulations requiring snow tires or chains on their vehicles. The emphasis on the requirements came after several weekends marked by increased numbers of accidents on mountain roads in and around ski and snow play areas.
NEWS
December 19, 1987 | KATE CALLEN, United Press International
It happens every year. The family get-together, the main event of the holiday season, is traditionally an occasion where everybody tries a little too hard, expects a little too much and ends up feeling a little bit like Scrooge. Family tension is one holiday custom that should be discarded, say counselors who urge parents and their grown children to give up the pursuit of the perfect holiday reunion.
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