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November 14, 1986
The investment company that recently bought Dr Pepper Co. and Seven-Up said it is leading a group of investors in the purchase of the U.S. franchise operations of Squirt. The purchase, upon completion, would be the fourth this year for the group led by Thomas Hicks and Robert Haas. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Squirt, the Holland, Mich.-based maker of a grapefruit soft drink, will be merged with A&W Brands operations, Hicks said.
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SCIENCE
August 1, 2013 | By Amina Khan
Enceladus, the icy moon that circles Saturn and shoots out jets of water, emits a much larger amount of water at the farthest point in its orbit, according to a new study published in the journal Nature. The discovery backs up a years-old theory and provides the researchers with fresh insight into this geophysically intriguing body. Enceladus, named after one of the giant children of mother Earth in Greek mythology, has long intrigued planetary scientists (as well as astrobiologists wondering if primitive life could exist in extreme environments)
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NEWS
July 5, 1992
In light of the article on Super Soakers, I have looked at the toys my children have amassed as potential weapons--the rhythm sticks from my daughter's marching band, the chemicals in my 12-year-old's lab kit, the Frisbee we throw at the park. Should all these be outlawed because we have failed to instill respect in our children? Have our parenting skills atrophied to the point of needing police and lawmakers to parent for us? We own a Super Soaker, and our children are trained in its proper use as a toy--and that when a friend says, "Don't squirt me," that means no. PEGGY WEBB Thousand Oaks
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 2012 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
SAN DIEGO — Damage done to a historic part of Balboa Park during a massive squirt-gun fight that got out of control will be repaired by next week, the city's park and recreation director promised Monday. Several thousand dollars in damage was inflicted on the lily pond and surrounding vegetation in front of the Botanical Building. Vegetation was trampled and a drainage pipe broken as revelers danced around, fired squirt guns and tossed water balloons. The event, part of a gay-themed "Pride Lite" celebration in the Hillcrest neighborhood, was advertised on the Internet, including the San Diego Gay & Lesbian News site.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 2002
What a nostalgic pleasure it was to read about all those old submarine movies ("In the Periscope: Submarine Standouts," by Susan King, July 24.) And what a lot of them they've made! So why not make even more? It seems like all they need for one is to construct a small set out of boilerplate and pipes, then jiggle the camera, indicating near misses by depth charges, while the actors fall about and the stagehands squirt water through chinks in the bulkheads. GEORGE WEINBERG-HARTER San Diego
NEWS
April 28, 1999 | Lesley Wright
Selling points: Block parties and room to entertain Location: Irvine Asking price: $749,000 Status: For sale * The people who buy Don Rousso's stucco-and-shingle house in Woodbridge Village can probably look forward to having whipped cream squirted on their faces at some point. It's just that kind of place. "It's pretty simple," Rousso says of his home's prime asset. "The most distinguishing thing about the house is the neighborhood. It's very friendly. All the kids playing in the street.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 12, 2008 | Elina Shatkin
Roller coasters, simulated or real, aren't the only new rides being rolled out at SoCal theme parks. Here are a few recently opened options, all of them kid-friendly, for summer. Adventures of Curious George, Universal Studios Hollywood What this water-based, 30,000-square-foot play zone has to do with the world's cutest monkey traveling to outer space is anybody's guess. But it promises to get kids very wet, making it the perfect pit stop on blistering summer days. It includes water jets that squirt from the ground; a playground where kids can soak each other with squirt guns; and a bucket the size of a hot tub that periodically tips its contents onto eager splashers.
HEALTH
January 12, 2009 | Karen Kaplan
It's the hormone that makes people bond with mates and helps mothers fall in love with their babies. Now researchers have shown that oxytocin plays a key role in forming social memories. A dose of oxytocin, administered by nasal spray, made Swiss men much more likely to recognize faces they had seen briefly the day before.
SCIENCE
December 14, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Scientists have reported completion of a draft genome of the sea squirt, Ciona intestinalis. The squirt, noted the authors in Science, is important to understand because it is probably similar to the kind of animal that gave rise to all vertebrates, including human beings.
SPORTS
September 25, 2000 | BILL CHRISTINE
With nemesis Flame Thrower back in the barn at Santa Anita, Squirtle Squirt returned to the winner's circle Sunday at Fairplex Park, winning the $101,475 Barretts Juvenile Stakes by 6 1/2 lengths. Squirtle Squirt was on a four-race winning streak, including a victory in the Hollywood Juvenile, when he ran into Flame Thrower twice at Del Mar, with disastrous results.
BUSINESS
June 9, 2010 | Jerry Hirsch
General Motors Co. will pay out as much as $150 million to owners of vehicles that are being recalled because it can't fix a flaw in the system that squirts heated cleaning fluid on the windshield. In one of the largest recalls this year, GM said Tuesday that it was recalling about 1.5 million vehicles, including certain Cadillac and Buick sedans as well as several sport utility vehicles, because the problem could cause the vehicles to catch on fire. The recall of many 2006 to 2009 model-year vehicles will involve disabling the heating mechanism and paying $100 to the owner.
HEALTH
January 12, 2009 | Karen Kaplan
It's the hormone that makes people bond with mates and helps mothers fall in love with their babies. Now researchers have shown that oxytocin plays a key role in forming social memories. A dose of oxytocin, administered by nasal spray, made Swiss men much more likely to recognize faces they had seen briefly the day before.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 12, 2008 | Elina Shatkin
Roller coasters, simulated or real, aren't the only new rides being rolled out at SoCal theme parks. Here are a few recently opened options, all of them kid-friendly, for summer. Adventures of Curious George, Universal Studios Hollywood What this water-based, 30,000-square-foot play zone has to do with the world's cutest monkey traveling to outer space is anybody's guess. But it promises to get kids very wet, making it the perfect pit stop on blistering summer days. It includes water jets that squirt from the ground; a playground where kids can soak each other with squirt guns; and a bucket the size of a hot tub that periodically tips its contents onto eager splashers.
BUSINESS
August 31, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
Wild Planet Toys Inc. said it voluntarily recalled squirt guns sold from February 2003 through this month because they may pose an impalement risk. The Jet Streamers Water Blasters Pool Toys, sold at retailers including Target Corp. and Kohl's Corp., can stand upright on the pool floor when it is partly filled with water. San Francisco-based Wild Planet said it had received one report of an injury to an 8-year-old girl.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2006 | Scott Martelle, Times Staff Writer
Roderick Gonzales and his brother, Raul, lurked in the darkness with the patience of predators. Their target -- Franz Aliquo, the Supreme Commander of the Shadow Government -- had already spotted them once and, with his bodyguards, slipped away into the San Francisco night. But in his haste, Aliquo had left the door to his North Beach safe house ajar, a mistake the Gonzaleses were quick to exploit. The brothers slipped inside, guns ready, and waited.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 2005 | From wire reports
The London premiere of Steven Spielberg's "War of the Worlds" turned into a war of words after Tom Cruise was squirted in the face by a man posing as a reporter. The 42-year-old actor was outside a movie theater in central London's Leicester Square doing press interviews Sunday when a man squirted him with a water pistol disguised as a microphone, London's Metropolitan Police said. Cruise appeared to laugh but then asked the prankster, "Why would you do that?"
BUSINESS
August 31, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
Wild Planet Toys Inc. said it voluntarily recalled squirt guns sold from February 2003 through this month because they may pose an impalement risk. The Jet Streamers Water Blasters Pool Toys, sold at retailers including Target Corp. and Kohl's Corp., can stand upright on the pool floor when it is partly filled with water. San Francisco-based Wild Planet said it had received one report of an injury to an 8-year-old girl.
SCIENCE
December 14, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Scientists have reported completion of a draft genome of the sea squirt, Ciona intestinalis. The squirt, noted the authors in Science, is important to understand because it is probably similar to the kind of animal that gave rise to all vertebrates, including human beings.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 2002
What a nostalgic pleasure it was to read about all those old submarine movies ("In the Periscope: Submarine Standouts," by Susan King, July 24.) And what a lot of them they've made! So why not make even more? It seems like all they need for one is to construct a small set out of boilerplate and pipes, then jiggle the camera, indicating near misses by depth charges, while the actors fall about and the stagehands squirt water through chinks in the bulkheads. GEORGE WEINBERG-HARTER San Diego
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