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February 12, 1995
Rep. Jerry Lewis's naivete of 20 years ago can hardly be "repaid" through his recent revelations regarding emissions versus cost. A freight-laden truck uses more fuel because it does not share the minimal changes in grades or the constant speed and unrestricted passage that a train does. Still, the truck's flexible point-to-point freight capacity makes it cost-effective versus the train. Locally, the railroads have sold major rail trunk lines to various public transportation agencies while still running freight.
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NATIONAL
October 15, 2013 | By David G. Savage and Neela Banerjee
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear a utility industry challenge to the Obama administration's ability to impose environmental regulations to limit greenhouse gases from stationary sources such as power plants, factories and refineries. In a partial victory for industry, the justices agreed to decide whether the Environmental Protection Agency went too far when it extended its regulatory power over greenhouse gases beyond cars and trucks. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, one of six groups that challenged the "stationary source" regulation, said the EPA sought to impose "the costliest, farthest-reaching and most intrusive regulatory apparatus in the history of the American administrative state that could touch practically every aspect of every industry across the country.
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NEWS
April 19, 1992
Am I the only one annoyed and angered by the growing practice of superimposing station logos over the programming? I recall the maneuver being started by NBC sports. Now the tactic has run amok and is out of control. The worst offenders seem to be USA, The Family Channel, CNBC, VH-1, MTV and CNN. The list is growing rapidly, with ABC's "Good Morning America" suddenly sticking "GMA" in its programming. Since the logo remains stationary, I find my eyes constantly looking at it as though there was dirt on my television screen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 2013 | Rebecca Trounson, Los Angeles Times
Pioneering rocket scientist Yvonne Brill often referred to herself as an "only" - as in the sole woman in the room at a time when female scientists and engineers were exceedingly few. Brill began her career in 1945 and eventually developed a revolutionary propulsion system that remains the industry standard for keeping unmanned spacecraft in constant, stationary orbit. Later in her career, she became the director of the space shuttle's solid rocket motor program for NASA. In the last quarter-century of her life, she strove to help others pursue careers in science and math and especially pushed for women to achieve scientific recognition.
HEALTH
December 26, 2005 | Roy M. Wallack
For years, the only exercise bike with push-pull handles that worked the upper body and legs was the Schwinn Airdyne, which debuted in 1978. Now, with time-crunched adults craving more bang for the buck, other upper/lower-body machines are hitting the market, offering a superb, all-around workout for everyone -- hard-core athletes, novice exercisers, the elderly and the disabled. * Multiple personalities First Degree Fitness Fluid Cycle XT: Two machines in one: a recumbent bike and a hand cycle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to ban advertisements on large, stationary vehicles parked on city streets. "We have these four-wheeled ... metal vehicles placed there with signs on them, and they're getting away with it," said Councilman Hal Bernson. "That's why we're asking for new section to the code." The ban applies only to vehicles that do not have a motor.
HEALTH
April 17, 2000 | GARY METZKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three days after arriving in the United States from South Africa in 1979, Johnny Goldberg was held up and robbed of $3,000 at a Santa Monica hotel. Virtually penniless after the incident and without a job, he persuaded the owners of a Venice gym to give him a job as a personal trainer. He had worked for years at a gym above his father's pharmacy in Johannesburg.
HEALTH
December 17, 2001 | STEPHANIE OAKES
Question: I have arthritis in my toes and sometimes my hands and elbows, too. I try to walk for exercise, but when my toes get really sore, this isn't easy. Do you have any alternatives for exercise with arthritis? PATRICK WILTON Winter Park, Fla. Answer: Your walking routine is a great low-impact exercise for someone with arthritis, but when you have a flare-up in your toes, opt for a stationary bicycle.
NEWS
April 5, 1990 | From Times wire services
A soldier who held an empty commercial jet for three days, threatening to blow it up unless he was flown to the United States, jumped out of the plane early today and escaped, a radio station reported. Privately owned Radio Haiti-Inter said Pvt. Gerald Pierre, 20, fled the American Airlines Airbus A300 about 1:10 a.m.
NEWS
July 15, 1997 | LYNN SIMROSS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Want to e-mail on the go? Check out Sharp's new SE-500, a pocket-sized organizer that lets you keep in touch via e-mail when you're away from the office. It will be on the market in a couple of months. In addition to being able to send and receive e-mail, you can review and record appointments and notes, keep records and expenses, and write directions either by typing them on the SE-500's on-screen keyboard or by using a Stylus Pen. You then can review the items in large or reduced size.
NATIONAL
November 22, 2008 | John McCormick, McCormick writes for the Chicago Tribune.
There is some irony that it took winning the presidency for Barack Obama to settle into a schedule that borders on humdrum. For now, he wakes up in his own bed, works out in the same fitness center each morning, goes into the office, comes home and has dinner with his family -- a far cry from the frenzied campaign life of the previous 21 months.
HEALTH
December 26, 2005 | Roy M. Wallack
For years, the only exercise bike with push-pull handles that worked the upper body and legs was the Schwinn Airdyne, which debuted in 1978. Now, with time-crunched adults craving more bang for the buck, other upper/lower-body machines are hitting the market, offering a superb, all-around workout for everyone -- hard-core athletes, novice exercisers, the elderly and the disabled. * Multiple personalities First Degree Fitness Fluid Cycle XT: Two machines in one: a recumbent bike and a hand cycle.
BUSINESS
July 8, 2004 | Dawn Wotapka, Times Staff Writer
A Santa Monica ad agency thinks the latest advertising hot spot has been around for ages -- but it isn't billboards, buttons or bumper stickers. Try the wheel. AdFleet Advertising US is unveiling advertisements this week that are designed to be mounted on taxicab hubcaps. The patented 16-inch steel disks are affixed to the lug nuts and remain stationary as the wheels turn. They're readable at high speeds, according to AdFleet, and not one has fallen off during extensive testing.
HEALTH
March 10, 2003 | Jeannine Stein, Times Staff Writer
As the woman began pedaling her stationary bike, her console came to life with a video game called "The Maze." She pedaled faster as the ladybug on the screen methodically gobbled up rows of little dots; when she slowed down, so did the bug, which eventually got annihilated by an animated spider. This is exercise-related technology, circa 2003, as fitness equipment manufacturers and gyms look for new ways to get people moving. At the recent International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to ban advertisements on large, stationary vehicles parked on city streets. "We have these four-wheeled ... metal vehicles placed there with signs on them, and they're getting away with it," said Councilman Hal Bernson. "That's why we're asking for new section to the code." The ban applies only to vehicles that do not have a motor.
HEALTH
December 17, 2001 | STEPHANIE OAKES
Question: I have arthritis in my toes and sometimes my hands and elbows, too. I try to walk for exercise, but when my toes get really sore, this isn't easy. Do you have any alternatives for exercise with arthritis? PATRICK WILTON Winter Park, Fla. Answer: Your walking routine is a great low-impact exercise for someone with arthritis, but when you have a flare-up in your toes, opt for a stationary bicycle.
HEALTH
August 4, 2008 | Jeannine Stein, Times Staff Writer
Sure, smoking is bad for you -- but what happens when you combine it with something really good -- like running eight miles a day? Do you get a healthier smoker? Or an unhealthy athlete? It's one of those is-the-cigarette-half-smoked-or-half-unsmoked conundrums. And there's no definitive answer. "If people can quit, that's the best thing," says Dr. Robert Sallis, director of sports medicine at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Fontana.
NEWS
February 11, 1994 | Reuters
The commander of the military wing of the radical Pan Africanist Congress of South Africa, Victor Sabelo Phama, was killed in a car crash in southern Tanzania, government officials said Thursday. Phama died instantly Wednesday night when his car rammed into a stationary truck outside the town of Morogoro, 125 miles west of the capital Dar es Salaam, they added.
NEWS
December 17, 2000 | IRA DREYFUSS, ASSOCIATED PRESS
In Mandeville, La., they jump on platforms and punch. In New York City, they do yoga that looks like '70s disco, or sing while they cycle. The latest hot trend in aerobics--a trend-conscious field to begin with--is to mix stuff that usually doesn't belong together. In a one-hour class, an exerciser can try diverse activities--sometimes wildly diverse. Clubs and instructors concede this stripes-with-plaids approach won't remake the industry.
HEALTH
April 17, 2000 | GARY METZKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three days after arriving in the United States from South Africa in 1979, Johnny Goldberg was held up and robbed of $3,000 at a Santa Monica hotel. Virtually penniless after the incident and without a job, he persuaded the owners of a Venice gym to give him a job as a personal trainer. He had worked for years at a gym above his father's pharmacy in Johannesburg.
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