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April 13, 2008 | Rebecca Solnit, Rebecca Solnit is the author of many books including "A Field Guide to Getting Lost," "River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West" and "Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities." A longer version of this article appears at Tomdispatch.com.
I still don't know why Sallie and I bothered to go to that party in the forest slope above Aspen. The people were all older than us and dull in a distinguished way, old enough that we, at 40-ish, passed as the occasion's young ladies. The house in Colorado was great -- if you like Ralph Lauren-style chalets: a rugged luxury cabin at 9,000 feet, complete with elk antlers, lots of kilims, and a wood-burning stove.
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NEWS
February 7, 1990 | United Press International
Fire broke out in a mobile home in this eastern Missouri town early Tuesday, killing five members of a family and the young daughter of a neighbor who had been spending the night with them. An investigator said the fire was caused by a wood-burning stove.
NEWS
January 9, 1988 | United Press International
Five people were killed when one of them apparently threw kerosene into a wood-burning stove to make it burn hotter, sending an exploding fireball through a suburban home, authorities said. A boy, 17, and a girl, 4, survived the blast Thursday.
HOME & GARDEN
May 4, 2006 | Christy Hobart
QUESTION: I had clipped an article a while back on refurbishing old stoves. I have an O'Keefe & Merritt that needs some work but I cannot locate the clipping. Could you provide me with a listing of repair or refurbishing businesses? CAROLINE MARTINEZ Los Angeles ANSWER: The article you read might have been the profile on Ventura-based old-stove expert, Jack Santoro and his refurbishing business, JES Enterprises, that appeared in The Times on April 12, 1999.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1988 | From United Press International
A 32-foot powerboat was destroyed by flames when an alcohol stove exploded Saturday as the boat's owner tried to boil a pot of coffee, authorities said. Christopher Maneff dove into the water and escaped injury when the fire raged through the boat about a mile off Santa Monica Pier, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Lee Wagner. Maneff told deputies that a small alcohol stove exploded about 1:30 p.m. Maneff grabbed a fire extinguisher, but failed to snuff out the flames.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1985
A 40-year-old North Hollywood woman died Monday, apparently from asphyxiation, when she lighted a coal stove to keep warm in her parked car, authorities said. The woman, whose name was not released pending notification of relatives, was discovered dead at 2 a.m. by Los Angeles sheriff's deputies, Deputy Lynda Edmonds said. The woman was slumped in the seat of her car, with the windows rolled up, in the 19800 block of Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 1991 | CAROL WATSON
A fire ignited by a pan of oil left on a hot stove caused $10,000 in damage to a Thousand Oaks restaurant, fire officials said Thursday. The blaze at the Mandarin Wok Chinese Restaurant in the 100 block of N. Moorpark Road began Wednesday about 10:30 p.m., Ventura County Fire Dispatcher Cece Grives said. Thirteen firefighters responded to the fire, which was extinguished by 11:20 p.m., Grives said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1989
An 82-year-old woman died after being burned severly while cooking in her mobile home, El Cajon police said Saturday. Gladis Mae Ranel was found dead by her granddaughter, Connie Clark, 36, of Lemon Grove, who had gone to Ranel's Horseshoe Trailer Park mobile home at 4:20 p.m. Friday when she couldn't reach Ranel on the phone, police said. Ranel's clothes caught fire while she was cooking on a gas stove, officers said.
NEWS
February 27, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Flames from a small stove started the fire that killed 363 people in Egypt's worst train disaster, investigators have concluded. Investigators found several small stoves amid the charred debris of the two train cars that suffered the worst damage in the Feb. 20 fire south of Cairo, according to several Egyptian newspapers. Passengers often carry such equipment to heat food and water for tea and coffee, despite regulations banning stoves, gas cylinders and fuel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1996 | SCOTT STEEPLETON
Authorities blamed an unattended stove for a two-alarm fire Thursday that gutted an apartment in Camarillo. No one was injured, but one apartment was destroyed in the blaze, which began at 11:15 a.m. in the 200 block of South Glenn Drive, said Ventura County Fire Department spokesman O.J. Hunt. Authorities said Marcus Rowe was at home with his infant daughter and two friends when the fire broke out.
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