City has yellow tap water due to supply changes
LOS ANGELES — Tap water in SierraMadre is yellow, and it’s making someresidents see red. Ofﬁcials in the tiny city tell the LosAngeles Times the temporary use of imported supplies from theMetropolitan Water District is toblame for the off-putting color.And they say the water is perfectlysafe to drink. The Sierra Madre Public WorksDepartment was forced to switch to theimported water after the state deter-mined that the city’s undergroundaquifer was running low.The mixture of chlorine and ammo-nia that the MWD uses to disinfect thewater interact with the rust in steelpipes to produce the yellowish color.Resident Grant Nelson says it’sembarrassing. He has to tell gueststhat he keeps a clean house and the yel-low water is the city’s fault.
Eight injured when SUV goes into California Starbucks
FOLSOM — Police say eight peoplewere injured, one seriously, when anSUVplowed into a Starbucks store inNorthern California.The crash in Folsom occurred a littlebefore 3 p.m. Tuesday. Police tellKCRA-TVthe driver of the Lexus SUVhad parked and was trying to adjust theposition of her vehicle when she accel-erated.The SUVwent around barriers andinto the store. The driver and a passen-ger in the vehicle were not injured.Six people inside the store weretaken to a hospital, one of them withserious injuries. The other ﬁve peo-ple’s injuries were considered minor. Police say the driver did not appearto be under the inﬂuence of drugs oralcohol and was not on a cellphone.
LAPD to officers on duty:Buckle up,it’s the rule
LOS ANGELES — If you’ve everbeen pulled over by a police ofﬁcer fornot wearing a seat belt, there’s a decentchance the ofﬁcer also wasn’t buckledup either.While 86 percent of Americans nowwear seat belts, an upcoming study thatwill be published by California’sCommission on Peace OfficerStandards and Training estimates thatroughly half of law enforcement ofﬁ-cers don’t wear them. With traffic-related fatalities theleading cause of death of ofﬁcers onduty, departments nationwide are buck-ling down to get ofﬁcers to buckle up. “Something that can save a person’slife should be on a high priority of being enforced,” said Richard Ashton,a former police chief who has studiedofﬁcer safety for more than a decadewith the International Association of Chiefs of Police.The Los Angeles Police Departmenthas a new seatbelt education effort afterInspector General Alex Bustamantefound that up to 37 percent of ofﬁcersinvolved in accidents in 2012 weren’twearing seatbelts.State laws mandating seatbelt useoften exclude police, but the LAPD andmost other departments require them inall but certain circumstances.The costs of not doing so are clear.In 14 of the last 15 years, it wasn’t ashooting, but a trafﬁc incident that wasthe leading cause of ofﬁcer deaths,according to the National HighwayTrafﬁc Safety Administration. Of the733 law enforcement ofﬁcers killed ina vehicle accident from 1980 through2008, 42 percent weren’t wearing seat-belts. “This is such low-hanging fruit. Thisfruit is on the ground almost,” saidSteve Soboroff, president of the PoliceCommission at a recent meeting of thecivilian oversight board.New recruits grew up wearing seat-belts, but often don’t on the forcebecause senior ofﬁcers don’t use them.Some cut old ones off cars and bucklethem in to disable the alarm, belt themout of the way, or cut them out entirely.Part of the problem is blamed onwhat experts call the myth of a “ninjaassassin,” an assailant whose ambushattack would leave ofﬁcers vulnerablebecause their seat belts would interferewith their ability to get their gun.
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Actress JenniferConnelly is 43.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
George W. Bush was transformed intothe president-elect as a divided U.S.Supreme Court reversed a state courtdecision for recounts in Florida’s con-tested election.
“I have never known a man who died fromoverwork,but many who died from doubt.”
— Charles Horace Mayo,co-founder of the Mayo Clinic (1865-1939)
Former TV hostBob Barker is 90.Singer Hank Williams III is 41.
A costumed participant in a Perchtenlauf (Perchten parade) performs in Vienna,Austria .The tradition dates back to a 1,500year-old pagan ritual to disperse the ghosts of winter.
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, Pennsylvania became the second state to ratifythe U.S. Constitution.
Joseph H. Rainey of South Carolina became thefirst black lawmaker sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives.
“The Katzenjammer Kids,” the pioneering comicstrip created by Rudolph Dirks, made its debut in the NewYork Journal.
President Theodore Roosevelt nominated OscarStraus to be Secretary of Commerce and Labor; Strausbecame the ﬁrst Jewish Cabinet member.
Britain’s King George Vannounced during a visitto India that the capital would be transferred from Calcutta toDelhi.
Father Edward Flanagan founded Boys Town out-side Omaha, Neb.
the ﬁrst motel — the Motel Inn — opened in SanLuis Obispo.
, Japanese aircraft sank the U.S. gunboat Panay onChina’s Yangtze River. (Japan apologized, and paid $2.2million in reparations.)
a United Nations committee voted to accept a six-block tract of Manhattan real estate offered as a gift by JohnD. Rockefeller Jr. to be the site of the U.N.’s headquarters.
, Kenya gained its independence from Britain.
, Irwin Allen’s all-star disaster movie “ThePoseidon Adventure” was released.
, 248 American soldiers and eight crew memberswere killed when an Arrow Air charter crashed after takeoff from Gander, Newfoundland.
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Paul Martin succeeded Jean Chretien asCanada’s prime minister. Rolling Stones frontman MickJagger was knighted by Britain.
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(Answers tomorrow)PLUMPSEEDYSHRUNK AGENDAYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:The ice cream parlor’s weekly newsletter wasthe — “SUNDAE” PAPERNow arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.
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Basketball Hall of Famer Bob Pettit is 81. Singer ConnieFrancis is 76. Singer Dionne Warwick is 73. Rock singer-musician Dickey Betts is 70. Former race car driver EmersonFittipaldi is 67. Actor Wings Hauser is 66. Actor Bill Nighy(ny) is 64. Actor Duane Chase (Film: “The Sound of Music”) is63. Country singer LaCosta is 63. Gymnast-turned-actressCathy Rigby is 61. Author Lorna Landvik is 59. Singer-musi-cian Sheila E. is 56. Actress Sheree J. Wilson is 55. Popsinger Daniel O’Donnell is 52. International Tennis Hall of Famer Tracy Austin is 51. Rock musician Eric Schenkman(Spin Doctors) is 50.
The Daily Derby race winners are Lucky Charms,No.12,in ﬁrst place;Hot Shot,No.3,in secondplace;and Money Bags,No.11,in third place.Therace time was clocked at 1:41.30.
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