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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.
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.)
April 4, 2013 |
Dan Finsel's intriguing show at Richard Telles revolves around a 1974 book he found in his parents' collection: "The Inward Journey/Art as Therapy for You. " The sculptures, paintings and photographs that Finsel created in response seem to be a Freudian exploration of family dynamics, with plenty of references to the inputs and outputs of at least two important orifices. They are also send-ups of the notion of art as a direct conduit to self-discovery. The show opens with a faux copy of the book, its title translated into pig Latin, and a portrait of Finsel sitting at a table with a variety of clay objects.
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.
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The Sunday Philadelphia Inquirer and the Monday editions of the Inquirer and Daily News will not be published because company officers and nine striking unions have not reached contract agreements, a newspaper spokesman said Friday.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.
May 21, 1989 |
AFTER A career of building props such as giant hamburgers and toothpaste tubes for TV commer cials, British-born artist Chris Collicott sought more-personalized self-expression. So three years ago, he began haunting Los Angeles hardware stores and making vases out of sandblasted test tubes set into metal and concrete stands. The elegant vases soon caught the eye of the owners of Clodagh Ross Williams in Manhattan and Jo Wilder of Wilder Place in L.A. Collicott, a former graphic artist, also took up designing clocks--an ironic move for someone who dislikes wearing a watch.