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June 24, 1985 | United Press International
An excursion boat on a Lake Hamilton dinner cruise crashed into its moorings Saturday night, injuring at least 25 of the 172 passengers, authorities said Sunday. The owner of the boat, Robert Burhaw, said that a loosened transmission pin prevented the pilot from using the reverse gear.
July 21, 2002
Re: "Chrysler to Offer 7-Year, 70,000-Mile Warranty," July 8. I wish them luck. I have a '99 Chrysler Town & Country with about 22,000 miles on it--my third Chrysler minivan since 1985. A couple of months ago, the transmission started acting up and I took it in to the dealer. They ended up having to replace most of the innards of the transmission. The 3/36 warranty had expired about a month earlier. Fortunately, I had purchased a service contract and I was out only the $100 deductible.
July 18, 1987
The photograph of Markowski on the front page of the Metro section on July 11 must surely stand as a graphic example of how some people, even those in authority, continue to have mistaken ideas concerning the transmission of AIDS. Among the more than 50,000 cases of AIDS reported worldwide, not a single one has been linked to airborne spread of the virus. Why then is this man wearing a mask? A month ago police in Washington D.C. who wore yellow gloves while arresting demonstrators were appropriately ridiculed.
April 9, 1989
William C. Payette, 75, a longtime executive with United Press International and United Features Syndicate who headed UPI's Los Angeles bureau in the 1940s. Payette, after joining United Press in 1936, established the first radio Teletype delivery of news to South America and the first daily overseas transmission of news pictures. He also organized Movietone News. In Dallas on Thursday of cancer.
November 28, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Volkswagen's 2013 Bettle Convertible will go on sale next month with a starting price of $24,995, the German automaker said Wednesday at the L.A. Auto Show. The new Volkswagen Beetle Convertible was announced earlier this year and it is the third generation of the ragtop model, following in the footsteps of the type 15 introduced in 1949 and the New Beetle Convertible that was introduced in 2003. The coupe will be available in three different engine options. Photos: 2012 L.A. Auto Show The first is a 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine that can crank 170 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque with six-speed automatic transmission.
May 6, 2013 | By Abby Sewell
Energy officials expect to get through another summer without blackouts even if the San Onofre nuclear plant remains shuttered -- but damaging fires in the months ahead could undermine that prediction. An assessment released Monday  by the California Independent System Operator, which oversees most of the state's power grid, projected that power supply will be slightly tighter this summer than last in Southern California. That is largely because two retired units at a gas-fired plant in Huntington Beach that were brought online last summer to help replace the power generated by San Onofre will not be available this summer.
July 3, 1986 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, Times Staff Writer
Question: Why is it that allowing an automatic transmission to remain engaged at a stop light causes less wear and tear than shifting into neutral while waiting for the light to change?--J.F.S. Answer: The shift lever is not intended to be a clutch. The automatic transmission has a clutch of its own, which is called the torque converter. At idle, the torque converter does not transfer engine motion to the transmission.
July 22, 1986 | MARLENE CIMONS, Times Staff Writer
A leading AIDS researcher, cited in the Justice Department's recent controversial memorandum supporting the possibility of casual transmission of AIDS in the workplace, has accused the department of misrepresenting his views, calling the quotes a "distortion" of his position, The Times has learned. "What is called casual transmission such as is likely to occur in workplace settings will never pose a significant risk to uninfected co-workers," Harvard Medical School researcher William A.
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