April 10, 2013 |
An Austrian couple is ditching a hitching at a Vegas wedding chapel and instead will tie the knot inside the giant aquarium at the Silverton Casino Hotel . The public is invited to join in the April 18 celebration, observing the underwater ceremony through the tank's 12-by-25-foot viewing window. Stephan Fletzberger and Andrea Fischer adore scuba diving (and each other, of course). With the help of resort staff, they arranged to get married amid the thousands of sharks, sting rays and other fish that live in the 117,000-gallon aquarium.
November 15, 1990 |
Federal agents arrested four members of a drug ring in southern Guerrero state and confiscated 1,500 pounds of cocaine, four submachine guns, radio equipment and a tank-truck full of jet fuel, the attorney general's office announced.
May 7, 1986 |
A damaged U.S. nuclear-powered submarine, which limped into Gibraltar last week, left the British base Monday night, military sources said Tuesday. They would not say where the submarine, believed to have suffered damage to a fuel tank and sonar device, was bound.
May 18, 1985 |
A U.S. Army veteran whose amphibious tank was sunk by a German mine off a Normandy beach on D-Day on Friday recovered his personal belongings almost intact 41 years later. John Glass, a corporal in the 58th Armored Field Artillery Batallion at the time, returned to France at his own expense to collect his boots, shaving soap, personal mail and packs of cigarettes. The tank, lying 180 feet deep in the English Channel, was sealed airtight and everything aboard was kept intact.
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June 16, 2008 |
A look at upcoming news events: Today Solar energy: U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Department of Energy hold a forum on environmental concerns and solar energy development across the Southwest. Tuesday O.C. supervisors: The leaders will meet in regular session to consider a proposal to separate the sheriff's and coroner's offices, then abolish the coroner's office and establish an office of medical examiner. Downtown housing: Central City Assn. of Los Angeles holds a forum to discuss the current and future state of the downtown housing market.
April 14, 2003 |
Two Army generals, their dark stars etched into their helmets, came down to the tank line Sunday to listen to tales of the battle for Baghdad. They heard about Capt. Jason Conroy and his men from Cobra Company, who shot their way to Saddam Hussein's reviewing stand Monday, then put a tank round through a statue of the deposed ruler on a horse and set the dictator's head on the top of a tank whose barrel carried the message "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue." They heard about Capt.
April 26, 2008
Sure I'm disappointed the Ducks have been eliminated in the first round of the NHL playoffs. Still, like they say, there's always last year. Ron Reeve Glendora -- Last year the Ducks won the Stanley Cup and the Kings were so motivated by their rival's success that they finished 29th out of 30 teams. Now that the Ducks have been eliminated after one round, I shudder to think what the Kings will do for an encore. Isabella Freedman Los Angeles -- I agree with Steve Keegan's letter last week that a Philip Anschutz dunk tank would be the best entertainment at a Kings game.
March 9, 2003
Egad! Having specialized in adhesive bonding since I was a graduate student at MIT (my first book on adhesives was published in 1954, and I have taught courses at UCLA and lectured at NASA on this subject), "Adhesive Problem With Columbia Tank Is Cited" (March 4) raised a bright red flag in my mind. It is hard to believe that the bond of the foam to the epoxy primer was sensitive to time of drying; there is no excuse for using such a material. If the adhesion of the foam to the primer or the primer to the aluminum tank surface was at fault, then the process and the manufacturing shop environment were not well controlled.
February 23, 2013 |
The pipe-wielding man who broke into an exotic pet store, emptied the cash register and smashed some aquariums probably thought he left no witnesses. But he wasn't counting on Big Blue, a -- you guessed it -- big, blue tropical fish which survived six hours without water after the attacker fled. On Saturday, three days after the incident at Animal Instincts Aquarium and Pet Center in Fall River, Mass., Big Blue was back in a suitably large tank, and the reward money raised by locals to find his would-be killer had grown to $800.