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Enrique Vasquez went scuba diving to catch a lobster for dinner Sunday. Instead he got tangled in kelp, couldn't get free and drowned. Authorities called the circumstances surrounding the death of the 24-year-old Vasquez unusual, as he had 10 years of diving experience and a full tank of air. Most divers caught in that situation, they said, manage to wiggle out of their gear or cut away the confining seaweed.
August 21, 1986 | Associated Press
City officials are concerned about traffic jams caused by hundreds of motorists who have been lining up to see a purported image of Christ on a soybean oil storage tank in this city, 50 miles south of Toledo. A spokesman for the owner of the tank says that all the people are seeing are rust stains illuminated by sodium vapor lights. "It's got to be a combination of lighting, rust spots, fog and people's imaginations," said Ralph E. Senteney, spokesman for Archer Daniels Midland Co.
November 15, 1990 | Associated Press
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 | From Reuters
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 | From Reuters
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.
April 15, 2011 | By Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times
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.
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