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March 31, 1995
The world is becoming awash in deadly plutonium, a result of nearly half a century of atomic weapons production and a 30-year buildup of waste products from the nuclear power industry. Plutonium is one of the most toxic substances on Earth, but increasingly no one knows what to do with it -- a dilemma underscored by the current debate among scientists over the safety of the government's long-planned nuclear waste disposal site in the Nevada desert.The problem is going to be with us a long time.
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NEWS
September 10, 2013
Chemical weapons are made by many nations in the world, including our own. Who has them, who gets them and how they are used is a kind of war roulette. Another kind of bio-terrorism game is local and national, and I don't see the president lobbying the Monsanto shills in Congress to stop the use of chemical pesticides akin to 2-4D, a warfare defoliant (Agent Orange) used for some genetically modified organisms. GMO's are time bombs in our bodies and genetic land mines in our soil.
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NEWS
April 8, 1993
One of the disastrous legacies of communist mismanagement in the former Soviet Union is an environment teetering on the brink of disaster. Massive air and water pollution, soil degradation, deforestation and desertification are only some of the problems left behind by the country's deposed communist rulers. The full extent of the crisis is only gradually coming to be understood.This week's radiation leak in Siberia is another reminder of this ticking time bomb. Although not as alarming as the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, the explosion at a plant producing plutonium for nuclear weapons contaminated nearby forests and sent a radioactive cloud toward the giant Yenisei river.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Beth Aaltonen | December 8, 2011
The episode title has to be about Brandon and his Crazy - who else could it be? I'd like to give the editors a little high five for the sped-up scenes of Cochran trying to plead his case in the previouslies. We start out at Redemption Island with Cochran and Ozzy. Ozzy is being very patient with Cochran complaining and figuring out that Upolu used him. Ozzy then screws it up by trying to get Cochran to vote for him in the end; this offends Cochran, who thinks he has a chance if he can win the duel and get back in the game.
NEWS
By Los Angeles Daily News | December 8, 1990
LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA--A 10-year-old boy wearing a Bart Simpson T-shirt has been arrested on suspicion of planting a homemade time bomb -- which he said he learned to make while watching television -- in a restroom at his school.The time bomb -- constructed from two model rocket engines, two batteries and a digital timer -- was safely detonated six minutes before it was set to go off Friday, said sheriff's Sgt. Bobby Denham. The 800 students and teachers at Del Sur School near Lancaster, a high desert city north of Los Angeles, were evacuated for 75 minutes while a bomb squad exploded the device.
BUSINESS
By JANE BRYANT | November 27, 1995
NEW YORK -- Political terrorists last week planted a time bomb in the U.S. Treasury. Its hissing fuse is laying waste to the normal way that the federal government pays its bills.But what happened may sound like routine partisan grandstanding. Congress refused to increase the federal debt ceiling unless President Clinton acceded to certain budgetary demands.He didn't, and that's forcing the government to scramble for money. U.S. finances are now in uncharted territory.If this time bomb explodes, it will drive up interest rates on Treasury securities as well as the cost of your adjustable-rate mortgage, home-equity loan and variable-rate credit card.
NEWS
By Cox News Service | August 30, 1992
BAGHDAD -- United Nations officials have reported that Iraqi military sentries secretly attached a time bomb to the bottom of a car carrying three U.N. guards. The incident set the stage for an escalation in the Iraq crisis.The bomb was discovered and safely defused Thursday, within hours of the announcement by Saddam Hussein's Revolutionary Command Council that it would "choose the appropriate methods and timing to confront" the allied imposition of a "no-fly zone" in southern Iraq.In Washington, a senior Bush administration official said the United States plans to consult with the Persian Gulf coalition allies to fashion a response to the attempted assassination of the U.N. guards.
NEWS
By JOHN MURPHY and JOHN MURPHY,SUN FOREIGN REPORTER | July 16, 2006
JERUSALEM -- In the six years since Israel withdrew its forces from southern Lebanon, the Islamic group Hezbollah made it abundantly clear that Israel would not find quiet along its northern border. Posted in watchtowers, Hezbollah fighters continued a campaign of rocket and mortar attacks, shootings and abductions that menaced Israeli communities. Israel responded largely with restraint. Neither side wanted a deeper conflict. They settled for a bitter coexistence. But tensions, analysts say, were always building.
NEWS
June 10, 2011
The family who owned Blue, the dog that bit the elderly lady in Greektown, made a tough decision — but the right one — by requesting that Blue be euthanized. ("Pit Bull attack upsets neighborhood," June 8.) The Michael Vick story proved thatdogs can be rehabilitated. No dogs, pit bulls included, are born wanting to hurt people, but always they end up being blamed for meanness they are taught. Several months ago I adopted a dog we grew to love — Dulcy (which means sweet). She wasn't a pit bull.
FEATURES
By J. WYNN ROUSUCK and J. WYNN ROUSUCK,SUN THEATER CRITIC | October 20, 2005
With the much-anticipated movie version of Rent set to open next month, Mobtown Players has mounted an earlier show by Rent creator Jonathan Larson, tick, tick ... BOOM! Begun by Larson before Rent and completed after his untimely death at age 35 by script consultant David Auburn (Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Proof), the autobiographical tick, tick ... BOOM! is receiving a rousing - but bittersweet - production under Terry J. Long's direction. The bittersweet part is a matter of retrospect.
NEWS
September 6, 2011
Tick, tick, tick. The big political news of last week, the brief skirmish between House Speaker John A. Boehner and President Barack Obama over whether the president would address Congress on Wednesday or Thursday, was the classic sort of playground standoff that just annoys the heck out of most Americans. How perfect that a speech on job creation (something that should matter to all involved) gets shelved so that it won't interfere with a Republican presidential candidates' debate or housekeeping votes on the House floor.
NEWS
July 18, 2011
The news last week that nearly 90 percent of Baltimore City elementary and middle schools failed last year to make adequate yearly progress is less an indictment of the city educational system than it is evidence of the flaws of the Bush-era's No Child Left Behind Act of 2003. In its day, the law did great service to the country by focusing much-needed attention on the crisis in American public education and forcing the nation to come to grips with the idea that failing schools should be held accountable rather than allowing them to continue with business as usual.
NEWS
June 10, 2011
The family who owned Blue, the dog that bit the elderly lady in Greektown, made a tough decision — but the right one — by requesting that Blue be euthanized. ("Pit Bull attack upsets neighborhood," June 8.) The Michael Vick story proved thatdogs can be rehabilitated. No dogs, pit bulls included, are born wanting to hurt people, but always they end up being blamed for meanness they are taught. Several months ago I adopted a dog we grew to love — Dulcy (which means sweet). She wasn't a pit bull.
NEWS
April 5, 2011
The death of a man at the Bourbon Street Live club early Sunday morning was sadly inevitable ("Man dead, three stabbed at club," April 3.) The toxic combination of youth and alcohol, fueled by a promotional "Ladies Night," is going to eventually result in tragic circumstances. These clubs are time bombs; it's just a matter of when or where the next fatality will occur. The Sun reported that this particular club has excellent security, with guards and cameras to canvass the dance floor.
NEWS
By JOHN MURPHY and JOHN MURPHY,SUN FOREIGN REPORTER | July 16, 2006
JERUSALEM -- In the six years since Israel withdrew its forces from southern Lebanon, the Islamic group Hezbollah made it abundantly clear that Israel would not find quiet along its northern border. Posted in watchtowers, Hezbollah fighters continued a campaign of rocket and mortar attacks, shootings and abductions that menaced Israeli communities. Israel responded largely with restraint. Neither side wanted a deeper conflict. They settled for a bitter coexistence. But tensions, analysts say, were always building.
FEATURES
By J. WYNN ROUSUCK and J. WYNN ROUSUCK,SUN THEATER CRITIC | October 20, 2005
With the much-anticipated movie version of Rent set to open next month, Mobtown Players has mounted an earlier show by Rent creator Jonathan Larson, tick, tick ... BOOM! Begun by Larson before Rent and completed after his untimely death at age 35 by script consultant David Auburn (Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Proof), the autobiographical tick, tick ... BOOM! is receiving a rousing - but bittersweet - production under Terry J. Long's direction. The bittersweet part is a matter of retrospect.
NEWS
By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | October 17, 1999
PANCEVO, Yugoslavia -- Near bombed oil refineries and crumpled petrochemical plants, Petar Danilov baited his hook with bread dough and fished for carp in a canal polluted with vinyl chloride, mercury and ammonia."
NEWS
January 18, 2004
THE FEDERAL government's out-of-control finances are finally setting off alarms. But most Americans still seem deaf to the clanging. Even as the recession, unrestrained federal spending and record tax cuts by the Bush administration quickly turned Clinton-era budget surpluses into big deficits, most Americans seem as blithe about the mounting disaster of this national fiscal irresponsibility as they are about the damage from their compounding consumer debts....
NEWS
By John Atcheson | December 15, 2004
WASHINGTON - The Arctic Council's recent report on the effects of global warming in the far north paints a grim picture: global floods, extinction of polar bears and other marine mammals, collapsed fisheries. But it ignored a ticking time bomb buried in the Arctic tundra. There are enormous quantities of naturally occurring greenhouse gasses trapped in ice-like structures in the cold northern muds and at the bottom of the seas. These ices, called clathrates, contain 3,000 times as much methane as is in the atmosphere.
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