January 7, 2001 |
Using a ladder on stairs is just as dangerous as it looks. If you must paint a stairwell, use two ladders. Lean one against the wall on the lower landing, and place the other ladder on the upper landing. Then lay a scaffold plank across the two ladders, making sure it's level. Clamp the plank to each ladder to eliminate any chance of it sliding or shifting. Only use a plank that's specifically made for use on scaffolding.
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July 31, 1985 |
A woman accused of abandoning her newborn baby boy in an Orange hotel was arrested Tuesday and charged with child abandonment, police said. Tina Marie Michalczyk, 20, of Dracut, Mass., is in custody at the Women's Jail after a guest at the Hotel Concord found the infant on the second floor of the hotel's stairwell, Police Lt. Jene Hernandez said. Michalczyk checked into the hotel alone and told the management she intended to stay a month, a hotel official said.
April 30, 2013 |
What happened at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night was entirely scripted. But scripts are rarely followed in sports, especially in baseball, which why the Dodgers' 6-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies was perhaps more significant for the marketing department than it was for the players. The Dodgers handed out bobblehead dolls of Hanley Ramirez, who not only made his first start of the season but was two for four with a home run and a double. BOX SCORE: Dodgers 6, Colorado 2 Pop star Psy visited the ballpark to promote his music, and fellow South Korean Hyun-Jin Ryu struck out a season-high 12 batters in six innings.
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August 20, 1998
A motorist who allegedly drove his car up an Italian marble stairwell at the Getty Museum, causing an estimated $15,000 in damage, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a charge of felony vandalism, officials said. Donald Norman Romps, 49, of Van Nuys entered his plea at West Los Angeles Municipal Court, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Robert E. Savitt.
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September 29, 1991 |
Restraint and risk. The numbers tell only part of the story. Through the first nine months of last year, there were 27 "officer-involved" shootings by the San Diego police, nine of them fatal. During the same period this year, the figures are 10 shootings, three fatalities. A sharp decrease by any standard. Maybe it's just the cyclical nature of events. Or maybe new training procedures that stress using alternatives to deadly force (stun guns, dogs, nets, etc.) are having an impact.
May 18, 2010 |
The Gulf of Mexico oil leak has reinvigorated a nationwide debate about the risks and rewards of offshore drilling. But for the crew and surviving families of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the calculations of risk and reward are much more intimate. Survivors are asking themselves whether, given what they have seen, they can stomach going back out on the water, where the threat of a worst-case scenario — a blowout of combustible oil and natural gas — is no longer a dreaded theoretical possibility but an inescapable memory of fire and death.
July 3, 1993 |
The security guards figured he was just another well-heeled lawyer. He wore a dark suit with suspenders, carried an attache case and towed a large leather bookcase strapped to a dolly. But when his elevator stopped on the 34th floor, Gian Luigi Ferri slung two guns over his shoulders, grabbed a satchel full of ammunition and headed straight for the conference room of the law firm of Pettit & Martin, where he shot four people he had never met, who happened to be there by a fluke.
December 4, 1994 |
Party laughs and reggae gave way to screams of terror as hundreds of youths trying to escape a bottle-and chair-throwing brawl squeezed into a nightclub's narrow stairwell. Three young men and a 13-year-old girl were crushed to death early Saturday and about two dozen people were taken to the hospital with sprains and bruises.
December 29, 1987 |
A missing elderly woman was found "in remarkably good condition" in the same Lord & Taylor store where her husband dropped her off seven days ago for a hair appointment, authorities said. Brigitte Pierre, 71, of Bethesda, Md., was found about 6 p.m. Monday in a little-used stairwell in the store in Northwest Washington. Upon being found, she told searchers she was waiting for her husband and asked for a cup of tea.
November 18, 1990 |
On the morning of Nov. 21, 1980, the sound of sirens stirred Rafael Patino from bed. "Usually when you hear sirens, they come and then they go," he said. "But these were coming and staying." When he looked out the window of his 16th-floor room, he realized that the Las Vegas MGM Grand Hotel was on fire. "I woke up my wife and we got dressed to leave," said Patino, an Irvine sales executive. "But when we walked out of the room, we couldn't see anything. The hall was pitch black with smoke.