July 16, 2012 |
OIL VEY! A couple of greasy thieves have been charged with stealing 150 gallons of used cooking oil from an Old City restaurant Saturday morning, according to police. At 6:08 a.m., an employee of Waste Oil Recyclers Inc. reported that someone had stolen waste oil from one of the company's containers at the rear of Buddakan on Chestnut Street near 4th, police said. Authorities were able to obtain surveillance video of the theft that showed two men backing a white Ford van up to the waste-oil container.
June 18, 2012 |
BISMARCK, N.D. - The site of the Elkhorn Ranch in the badlands of North Dakota looks and feels much as it did when Theodore Roosevelt retreated there to raise cattle following the deaths of his wife and mother in 1884. The cattle are gone, as the ranch is now part of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, but the sweeping views of wind-carved buttes, cacti and colorful rock formations remain pristine and are a major draw for the more than half-a-million visitors to the park each year. That could soon change, unless the government steps in to stop development on the adjacent plot of land, including a plan to mine gravel that would bring heavy machinery, roads, noise and dust to the site, said the former president's great-grandson, Tweed Roosevelt.
June 20, 2011 |
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Two days after facing questions about unauthorized auto parts and possible penalties, Denny Hamlin enjoyed a happier kind of scrutiny. Hamlin raced to his first NASCAR Sprint Cup victory of the year, holding off Matt Kenseth yesterday at Michigan International Speedway. The drivers appeared headed for a fuel-mileage finish, then a late caution enabled them to make pit stops before a frantic closing five-lap sprint. "Over these last 6 weeks, I can honestly say we've had a chance to win each and every race," Hamlin said.
June 10, 2011 |
The rising Missouri River broke a 99-year-old record in western North Dakota as flooding that has shut oil wells and driven hundreds from their homes across seven states shows no sign of ending. The river reached 28.03 feet in Williston on Thursday, topping the mark set in 1912, and is projected to rise at least a foot higher by next week, according to the National Weather Service. "We're still not out of the woods," said Allen Schlag, a weather service hydrologist in Bismarck, North Dakota's capital.
August 4, 2008
IT'S A HARD lesson, but I'm teaching it to my children. We gave up our summer vacation so we could contribute to the runaway windfall profits of Exxon Mobil and Sunoco so the execs and their kids can enjoy a trip abroad, or a summer at the beach. It's tough love, but in their hearts they'll know that other kids, especially the execs', had a great summer. Joseph Carlin, Philadelphia
June 27, 2008 |
Derrick Z. Jackson writes for the Boston Globe It took five years, the deaths of 4,100 U.S. soldiers, and the wounding of 30,000 more to make Iraq safe for Exxon. It is the inescapable open question since the reasons given by President Bush for the invasion and occupation did not exist - neither the weapons of mass destruction nor Saddam Hussein's ties to al-Qaeda and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The New York Times reported that several Western oil companies, including ExxonMobil, Shell, Total, BP and Chevron, are about to sign no-bid contracts with the Iraqi government.
November 19, 2005 |
Insurgent attacks are costing Iraq about 500,000 barrels of oil a day, almost one-third of its daily output. At today's oil prices, that's costing the country at least $28 million in export earnings every day. The loss is significant because, in the run up to the Iraqi war, the Bush administration and Iraqi exiles said oil exports would provide badly needed petrodollars to help rebuild the country and offset the cost of the U.S.-led occupation....
October 10, 2005
RE THE letter from Stephen Gring of Ocean City, N.J.: I am one of the "winners" who voted for President Bush, and I'm proud of it. What a relief to have a moral person in the White House instead of that womanizer who Bush replaced. I also have answers to your stupid questions. 1. Gasoline prices are very high because we DIDN'T take over the oil wells in Iraq like most liberals suggested. Remember? That was one of the reasons why Bush went in to Iraq - to get the oil wells.
May 25, 2005 |
RICHARD NIXON had the right idea. During the 1973 oil embargo, the president pushed the country into a series of steps to reduce oil consumption. In short order, you could buy gas only every other day - and never on Sunday. The speed limit was lowered to the more efficient 55 mph, and daylight-saving time was extended into winter. Congress required car companies to increase fuel efficiency. Not only did these actions reduce consumption, they raised awareness that oil is a finite resource.
January 13, 2005 |
Americans have chomped their way through dozens of diets in recent years, conferring celebrity status on grapefruit, cabbages and other dietary flashes in the pan. There's not much left to surprise us, right? Never say never. Fat, our most vilified macro nutrient, is getting a reprieve. A slew of new premium and specialty oils, from olive to argan nut (more on that later), are showing up on restaurant tables, in foodie gift catalogs, and on supermarket shelves. After being relentlessly removed from just about anything food-related throughout the '90s, suddenly oil is a stylish ingredient, a flavor factor, a condiment.