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 25, 2008 |
More motorists this year are running out of gas and calling for help -- so say the auto insurance carriers Allstate and the Automobile Club of Southern California. Allstate says such pleas for help from January to May were up 52% nationally from the same period last year. AAA says such calls in Southern California have increased 7%. This is an intriguing development. It suggests that motorists are so reluctant to cough up another $60 to $100 for a full tank that they can't bring themselves to go to the pump.
April 15, 2011 |
Soaring fuel prices have drivers running on empty. The Automobile Club of Southern California said nearly 16,000 members a month are making one of those mildly embarrassing "stranded, need gasoline" emergency calls. That's up 13% from the year-earlier pace and represents the biggest jump since California motorists were paying a record average of $4.61 for a gallon of regular gasoline in July 2008. "It's happening again to a lot of people," Automobile Club spokesman Jeff Spring said.
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.