October 16, 2003 |
A large roadside bomb exploded beneath an American diplomatic convoy in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, killing three security officers in the first deadly attack on a U.S. target since the Palestinian uprising began three years ago. The blast upended and nearly sliced an armored Chevrolet Suburban in half, spraying vehicle and body parts and gouging a large crater in the road barely a mile from the checkpoint where the convoy had entered Gaza from Israel.
December 12, 2001 |
There is a feeling of sameness here as each day unrolls just like the one before. It has become a joke among the Marines that their lives imitate the movie "Groundhog Day. " Of course, there are some important differences: Rather than waking up in a cute inn, people here sleep in tents or on concrete slabs and receive a daily bath of fiercely blowing desert dust. And they carry pistols and M-16s. Welcome to Camp Rhino, a heavily armed piece of America transported to this vast wasteland 70 miles from Kandahar, Afghanistan.
November 26, 2000 |
Skimming over the sand dunes at 70 mph, Grant George explains to a white-knuckled passenger the allure that brings tens of thousands of "dune dawgs" to this remote spot in Imperial County on sunny winter weekends. "It's freedom--freedom to drive as fast you want, to ride a roller coaster with no tracks, in a setting that's absolutely beautiful," shouts George over the roar of the 450-horsepower engine that powers his custom-made, four-seat dune vehicle.
November 23, 2000 |
Caterpillar Inc., the world's No. 1 maker of construction and mining equipment, and the commercial vehicle unit of Germany's DaimlerChrysler said Wednesday they have agreed to form a global alliance to make vehicle parts. Under the 50-50 alliance, the companies said, they will form two joint ventures, one to develop and manufacture medium-duty engines and parts and another to develop and manufacture fuel systems.
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September 12, 1999 |
An automotive-parts business was burglarized in broad daylight Saturday of more than $1 million worth of inventory, police said. The burglary occurred shortly after 10 a.m. at J.M.R. Hobbies, a shop and warehouse in the 60 block of Easy Street, said Simi Valley Police Officer Scott La Rue. Police said the burglar or burglars broke in through a steel roll-up door and then used one of the shop's forklifts to haul out two pallets of vehicle parts and tools.
October 7, 1992 |
Weber Aircraft Inc., a maker of seats, galleys and lavatories for aircraft, has been sold by its British owner for $85 million in cash. The buyer is Air Cruisers Co. of Belmar, N.J., which makes aircraft escape chutes, life vests and inflatable boats and is part of Groupe Zodiac, a French manufacturer. Makers of airplane parts have been hurt by the recession because airlines are buying fewer planes.