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October 17, 2000 |
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 |
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 |
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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August 5, 2013 |
After receiving more than 330 complaints about a foul odor wafting across Santa Fe Springs last week, air quality officials said Monday they had pinpointed the smell to increases in the amount of hydrogen sulfide in the air. "Hydrogen sulfide does give you that rotten-egg type smell," said Sam Atwood of the South Coast Air Quality Management District. Atwood said field inspectors tracked the odor to a wastewater storage tank on the property of...
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.