But to do it precisely you need to be able to measure off
the bullet ogive and for that you need some special--but not very expensive gear.
First measure off
two 12-inch sections of fin and mark, leaving at least 1-1/2-inch of tubing exposed at each end.
Also, councilors shoved a possible City Hall bond measure off
next November's ballot to sometime in 2010.
On Thursday, Superior Court Judge Robert O'Brien ordered the measure off
the November ballot because it violated the state constitution's single-subject rule by combining more than one issue -- ethics reform and a term limits extension -- in a ballot measure.
Now use your ruler to measure off
200 feet [at the scale of 100 feet per inch] along the 40 degree direction.
In a stinging rebuke to the Los Angeles City Council, a judge yanked a measure off
the November ballot that would have given council members an extra four-year term, saying it unconstitutionally combined the issue with ethics reform.
If the civil liberties group loses in its attempt to keep the measure off
the ballot, it will make the case to voters - along with business, labor, and other groups that have historically made large campaign contri- butions.
Nor did City Council President Alex Padilla, who withheld his support and kept a tax-hike measure off
the May 17 ballot.
That way, the home-care workers' union would have to sue, and the slow pace of litigation would keep the measure off
the November ballot.
Orellana, however, said that an unforeseen lawsuit by a third party could conceivably knock the measure off
With the consent from lawyers on both sides, Judge David Long on Wednesday dismissed a request to keep the measure off
the ballot and instead opted to resolve the dispute in a July 17 trial.
Long and Supervisor Judy Mikels favored taking the measure off
the ballot because the supervisors' June 9 vote and the Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources ballot initiatives offered enough farmland and open-space protection proposals.