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Chuck Yeager

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  • On Campus at GCC: Fire Academy accepting applications

    Applications are currently being accepted for the Verdugo Fire Academy Class XVI that begins in January 2013. The application deadline is Oct. 26, 2012. Programs offered by the VFA include fire technology courses, certificate of completion in fire...
  • A supersonic master

    A supersonic master
    SKYWALKER RANCH, Calif. -- What does an Oscar nomination sound like? For Randy Thom, it sounds like chalk raking down a blackboard combined with a stallion's whinny and an elephant trumpeting. It can also sound like 200 gas ovens flaring to life in unison...
  • Writers and editors

    Writers and editors George MacDonald Fraser, 82; author of the "Flashman" series of historical adventure novels (Jan. 2) Gilbert A. Harrison, 92; editor of the New Republic, helped launch new talent (Jan. 3) Philip Agee, 72; former CIA official wrote...
  • 50 years from now, will NASA still inspire?

    50 years from now, will NASA still inspire?
    The front hall of the National Air and Space Museum is a temple to man-made wonders. Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St.. Louis is here, suspended in mock flight near the Bell. X-1 that Chuck Yeager flew to break the sound barrier. But it's what sits...
  • Time of day calling it quits at AT&T

    It's the end of time, at least as far as AT&T is concerned. The brief note in customers' bills hardly does justice to the momentousness of the decision. "Service withdrawal," it blandly declares. "Effective September 2007, Time of Day information service...
  • Palin holds first solo rally in Nevada

     
    Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin greets supporters at a campaign rally at the Pony Express Pavillion in Mills Park in Carson City, Nevada on September 13, 2008. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images) by Jill Zuckman Carson City, Nev. - At the Pony......
  • Coming Attractions – Edwards Air Force Base Open House

     
    Dec. 16, 1929: An artist???s concept of John K. Northrop???s Flying Wing. Alas, the 1929 version of Northrop???s Flying Wing will not be on display during the open house at Edwards Air Force Base on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. But other interesting...
  • Blanche Stuart Scott: Aviation Pioneer

     
    July 24, 1910: Blanche Stuart Scott in the San Francisco Call. Aug. 6, 1910: Vassar College student Blanche Stuart Scott caps off a cross-country auto trip with a spin in a Farman biplane. She later became one of America’s first female fliers and took...
  • Stars Shine In Sacramento

    Stars Shine In Sacramento
    Celebrity watchers in Sacramento got a thrill Tuesday night when Hollywood star, Carol Burnett walked the red carpet outside the California Museum at 10th and O streets. The entertainment great was one of 13 people inducted into the 2009 California...
  • Columbia panel to determine significance of e-mail warning

    WASHINGTON - NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe said yesterday that an independent panel will decide the significance of e-mails by a NASA research engineer warning two days before Columbia broke apart that damage to the shuttle's insulating tiles might have...
  • Recalling the days after Challenger

    On a similarly bright winter morning 17 years ago, the space shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after liftoff, killing the seven astronauts aboard in a Y-shaped plume of smoke and leaving the famously swaggering National Aeronautics and Space...