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2010-06-24 10:26:45

With summer travel season hard upon us, specialists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have helped create two new standards* designed to increase safety as we rush from gate to gate in crowded mass transit centers. Their efforts will help to fortify against potential bomb threats in the nation's transportation centers. Whether you travel by plane, train or bus, you're bound to pass a familiar container that makes for an attractive spot to stash a bomb: a trash can....

2009-07-19 14:05:53

The head of a rubbish removal company says he found Mexican artifacts worth $16,500 in a barrel he took from an artist's New York home. Rubbish Removal Co. President Nick Dimola said he came into possession of the barrel when hired to clean out the apartment where abstract artist Clinton Hill lived until his death in 2003, the New York Daily News reported Sunday. The cardboard barrel had been deemed trash in the clean-up of the artist's Manhattan home, allowing Dimola to take it and store it...

2008-10-08 18:00:21

A CULT actress featured in Lou Reed's song Walk On The Wild Side was in Liverpool today to celebrate an exhibition of portraits of herself. Transsexual star Holly Woodlawn was making a special guest appearance at the Contemporary Urban Centre in Greenland Street tonight. The evening will coincide with the exhibition of intimate and revealing paintings of Holly by award-winning artist Sadie Lee. The 61-year-old, who was the inspiration for American rock singer Reed's classic lyrics,...

2008-09-03 00:00:12

By Angela Riley In an effort to prevent St. Louis County from dividing its unincorporated areas into eight different trash districts, two residents filed suit alleging that the county violated its own charter by not allowing citizens to vote on the proposal. The residents, Brett Buchanan and Greg Porter, were joined by American Eagle Waste Industries, which submitted a bid for the new plan but was not among the winners, in its suit filed in St. Louis County Circuit Court. "I personally...

2008-08-24 00:00:20

By Brianna Horan Oscar the Grouch is moving on up. Long gone are the dirty smudges, circling flies and messy overhanging liners that once made his trash can a home. Modern receptacles are equipped with tight lids, shiny coatings and infrared sensors that would make Oscar wonder whether he had the right address. An increasing number of homeowners are purchasing waste bins that seem too fancy for trash. With price tags ranging from $30 to $300, these investments aren't meant to be put...

2008-07-30 21:00:25

By Kerry Cavanaugh Despite concerns that homeowners already are struggling financially, the Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to hike residential garbage collection charges by 40 percent. When the new rates take effect Sept. 1, trash pickup will cost $36.32 per month for single-family homes. Owners of small apartment complexes served by the city will pay $24.33 a month. The council voted 11-1 to impose the fee increase, with Councilman Dennis Zine casting the lone opposing vote....

2008-07-09 21:00:15

NORWALK - Firefighters found a badly burned body Tuesday night after putting out a trash bin fire. The grisly discovery was made in the 14400 block of Corby Avenue. County Fire Inspector Ron Haralson said they got a call at 11:43 p.m., Tuesday about a Dumspster fire spreading to a nearby tree. The trash bin was located behind a business. Sheriff's Homicide detectives were called after the charred corpse was discovered. Ed Winter, assistant chief of operations for the Coroner's Office...


Word of the Day
lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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