July 28, 1999 |
Some members of Congress want to flush away a federal law that requires new toilets to use less water. The new low-flow commodes are intended to save water, but some lawmakers complained Tuesday that you have to flush again--and maybe again--to rinse all waste out of the bowl. A 1992 conservation law requires less water for any new toilets installed in homes, along with lighter sprays in shower heads. New toilets are limited to 1.6 gallons of water a flush; the older toilets allowed 3.5 gallons.
March 28, 1989 |
The state Supreme Court on Monday upheld the right of mobile home parks in California to limit their occupants to older residents, saying such restrictions do not violate state law. The justices in a 5-2 decision said the age-based restrictions in mobile home parks are permissible under state civil rights statutes and another law that specifically allows parks to limit residency by age.
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November 29, 1997 |
To the owner of Eldorado Colleges, his students' loss of federal financial aid was the result of overzealous bureaucrats who unfairly forced the chain of vocational schools to close this week, in the process cutting loose 800 students who were learning skills to land a good job.
October 7, 1996 |
When is child pornography that doesn't involve children still child pornography? In the United States, that would be now, under a new law that bans computer-generated images of children engaged in sexual acts. Folded into the government spending bill that went into effect last week, the Child Pornography Prevention Act of 1996 makes possession of such material punishable by up to five years in prison--more for repeat offenders. Producers and distributors would face up to 30 years in jail.
February 11, 1999 |
In a series of remarkably consistent decisions, courts have been blocking state laws that ban so-called partial-birth abortions almost as fast as the states have enacted them. With Congress having failed twice to pass a national ban over President Clinton's veto, more than half the states (California not among them) have enacted such laws.
December 12, 1995 |
Starting Sunday, the maximum speed limit on about 2,800 miles of freeway in California will be increased to 65 mph from 55 mph, it was learned Monday. Another 1,400 miles are candidates for 70 mph, beginning in January. All the major freeways in Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura and Riverside counties will increase to 65 mph, except for some of the busiest freeways through Downtown Los Angeles and parts of the South Bay, Pasadena and San Fernando Valley.
December 11, 1998 |
The articles of impeachment to be debated today by the House Judiciary Committee broadly charge President Clinton with perjury in the grand jury and in the Paula Corbin Jones sexual harassment case, but they do not say what statements were false, a serious flaw in the view of some legal experts. The key charge, Article I, says that Clinton lied before the grand jury in August "concerning the nature and details of his relationship" with former White House intern Monica S. Lewinsky.
June 1, 2000 |
Riverside police officer Mike Pelissero survived his close call with a weapon sold illegally by B and E Guns. A drug suspect fired at him and missed--then the gun jammed. At least two homicide victims were less fortunate, killed by guns that reached the street through B and E of Cypress, which operated for years despite repeated violations of federal law.
September 29, 1994 |
Well, it seems S.1822 turned out to be a wrong number after all. But now that pernicious parochialism has finally disconnected congressional efforts to upgrade America's ancient telecommunications laws, what rules will govern tomorrow's information highways? Will the essential document still be the Communications Act of-- can you believe it? --1934? The perennial Judge Harold Greene and the antitrust consent decree that dismembered Ma Bell?
September 26, 1996 |
For eight years, on a triangular lot in a shabby neighborhood, an abstract steel sculpture was reflected in the adjacent canal, which in turn delivered sunlight to glint off the piece's planes and edges. Jan Randolph Martin, an artist, businessman and musician, regarded the creation as his masterpiece. The Indianapolis municipal government saw "Symphony No.