December 24, 2011
SERIES Lidia Celebrates America: The premiere of this new series visits four homes where holiday tables and traditions include an Italian Christmas Eve, Mexican-American Christmas, Chinese New Year and Jewish-American Passover (4 p.m. KOCE). Doctor Who: The new episode "Best of the Christmas Specials" features passionate Whovians from the worlds of entertainment, comedy, science fiction and the digital world to share their favorite moments from the popular Christmas episodes from past seasons (5 and 9:30 p.m. BBC America)
December 11, 1999 |
Many U.S. drinking water providers and sewage treatment plants have failed to complete their preparations for the Year 2000 computer glitch, which could result in overtreated tap water and sewage overflow, two private watchdog groups said Friday.
July 21, 2002 |
An order grounding much of the nation's firefighting fleet of aging, heavy-duty air tankers was lifted Saturday, two days after the second deadly crash since June in the middle of a busy wildfire season. Still grounded pending results of federal investigations, however, were nine planes of the same types as those that crashed in June near Walker, Calif., and Thursday near Lyons, Colo., killing a total of five crew members.
January 1, 2000 |
As most of California slept in the wee hours Friday, the state's Y2K sentinels huddled over computer screens in Cisco Systems Inc.'s high-rise offices here, nervously searching for signs of technological disaster. By 30 minutes after midnight of New Zealand's new year, the picture was clear: At least in this tiny island nation, fears that man would become the victim of his own invention would not be realized.
November 11, 1999 |
President Clinton offered assurances Wednesday that extensive efforts by all major sectors of the U.S. economy to fix the Year 2000 computer problem have paid off, predicting "no major national breakdowns" on Jan. 1. "I am confident the Y2K problem . . . will not put the savings or the safety of the American people at risk," Clinton said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 1999 |
On New Year's Eve, Leo Crawford will have his beeper on, cell phone and car keys at the ready, and a bottle of aspirin at bedside. As Orange County's Y2K computer guru, Crawford has spent the last 24 months ensuring that he will grab the keys and not the aspirin. Maybe. "I'm optimistic," he said, "but I guarantee we will have missed something, some little thing that won't be life-threatening. But there's just too much to make an assumption that nothing's going to go wrong."