June 2, 1989
Hughes Aircraft Co. in Torrance won a $926,800 contract from the Air Force to supply traveling wave tubes.
November 18, 2012 |
Upcycled fashion is no longer just for hard-core environmentalists. The idea of wearing items made from cast-off skateboards, inner tubes, plastic trash bags, car seat belts - even wartime bombs and bullets - is no longer considered bizarre but beautiful, as consumers pick up today's conservationist zeitgeist. "Upcycling" means taking something disposable and creating something of higher value with it - making a purse from a tire, for instance. (Recycling, on the other hand, decomposes items into materials that can then be used to create something else, such as turning wood chips into paper.)
June 25, 1987
The New Jersey Supreme Court broadly expanded the right-to-die guidelines it first laid down in the Karen Quinlan case, ruling that the wishes of a comatose or terminally ill person to refuse artificial life-support must be respected.
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March 28, 2012 |
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, citing serious concerns about equipment failures at the San Onofre nuclear power plant, has prohibited Southern California Edison from restarting the plant until the problems are thoroughly understood and fixed. The plant has been shut down for two months, the longest in San Onofre's history, after a tube leak in one of the plant's steam generators released a small amount of radioactive steam. Since then, unusual wear has been found on hundreds of tubes that carry radioactive water.
September 14, 1985 |
The Sunday Philadelphia Inquirer and the Monday editions of the Inquirer and Daily News will not be published because company officers and nine striking unions have not reached contract agreements, a newspaper spokesman said Friday. "Sunday's paper is down the tubes, Monday's paper is down the tubes," Bill Broom, spokesman for Philadelphia Newspapers Inc., said. The company had hoped to reach a settlement by noon Friday with the 4,700 union employees who walked off the job eight days ago.
September 23, 1998
Another victory for convenience--and laziness. Yoplait's Gogurt Portable Yogurt requires no spoon and little effort to eat. The squeezable yogurt in a tube can be eaten cold and creamy straight from the refrigerator or frozen and eaten like a yogurt Popsicle. If you plan on sending it in lunch boxes, Yoplait recommends freezing the tubes first. Gogurt Portable Yogurt from Yoplait; look for it in the dairy case of your grocery store.
September 4, 1997 |
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacterium, Chlamydia trachomatis. * More than 4 million Americans are infected annually, most of them sexually active adolescents and young adults. * Most men with chlamydia have a burning sensation while urinating or a discharge from the penis; some men have no symptoms. * In men, infection sometimes spreads to the epididymis (a tube that carries sperm from the testis), causing pain and fever.
June 11, 2012 |
San Onofre's two nuclear-power units have been down for months and will stay that way for months more. Late last week, Southern California Edison officials acknowledged that after early hopes that the reactors would be running safely in time for the summer energy load, it isn't going to happen. They'll have a plan by midsummer for reopening Unit 2, but then the plan will have to go through the lengthy regulatory process. And no one seems even remotely confident of when Unit 3 might return, and if it does, at what level of power?
June 24, 2012
These are dark days at the San Onofre nuclear plant just south of Orange County. Both of its reactors have been shut down for more than four months, when abnormal "thinning" was discovered in the tubes of recently installed steam generators. Neither reactor will come back on line this summer, and after that, it's still unclear whether one or both will be switched on again and if so, at full power or partial - or whether they'll stay shut for the foreseeable future. On Monday, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission provided a troubling assessment of the situation at San Onofre.