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Owens,

river, c.120 mi (190 km) long, rising in the Sierra Nevada, E Calif., SE of Yosemite National Park and flowing SE, to enter Owens Lake, near Mt. Whitney. Since 1913, at a point c.45 mi (70 km) NW of Owens Lake, an aqueduct has diverted the bulk of the river's water to Los Angeles, causing Owens Lake, formerly some 100 sq mi (260 sq km) in size, to dry up. Because the dust from the dry lake was a health hazard, pipelines were constructed in 2001 to saturate a portion of the lakebed and greatly reduce the dust. In 2006, following a 2005 court order, a sufficient quantity of water to help restore the valley's environment was again permitted to course through the river; the water is captured at the north end of the lake and used for dust control on the lakebed or pumped into the aqueduct. In 2014 a new dust control method was agreed on that would use deep tilling to reduce the amount of water required.

Owens

Jesse, real name John Cleveland Owens. 1913--80, US Black athlete: won four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics (1936)
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"Owens argues that Officer Dyer's entry into his driveway and touching of his vehicle parked therein constituted an illegal search because the driveway formed part of his house's curtilage and, therefore, was protected from warrantless searches by the Fourth Amendment.
As Owens' car approached it veered into a verge and collided with the front of Ms Huckerby's car, injuring her.
But Mr Owens refuses to agree to a divorce and denies Mrs Owens' allegations about his behaviour.
Two years ago a family court judge rejected Mrs Owens' allegations and refused to grant her a divorce.
has named Sara Owens vice president of corporate development.
"It is with a heavy heart that I share the news my mother, Rita Owens passed away today," she said.