These are items compiled by staff of the LA Times.
- ENERGY CONSERVATION
Climate looks ripe for fuel-economy bills
WASHINGTON – Tougher fuel-economy rules, blocked for years by Detroit automakers, now stand their best chance of clearing Congress amid heightened concern about gas prices and global warming. By Richard Simon, Times Staff Writer.
After delay, first spacewalk task a success
The crew of the space shuttle Atlantis successfully attached a 35,000-pound truss to the International Space Station on Monday, preparing the way for Japanese and European science labs that will be added next year. . By Thomas H. Maugh II, Times Staff Writer.
- PUBLIC HEALTH
How King-Harbor has stayed alive
Defended by its community, the hospital hangs on to certification despite repeated lapses. By Charles Ornstein, Times Staff Writer.
Homer J. Stewart, 91
Caltech engineer helped in early development of satellites. By Thomas H. Maugh II, Times Staff Writer.