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November 1, 1988 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, Times Staff Writer
The world's largest retailer said Monday that it is selling its monument to bigness--the 110-story Sears Tower--and real estate experts guessed that the world's tallest building could garner at least $1 billion. "When the Sears Tower was built it represented a prudent investment," Chairman and Chief Executive Edward A. Brennan said at a news conference at the landmark Chicago building. "We are proud of what it has meant to the rebirth of the West Loop and the city as a whole.
December 29, 2000 | TOM PETRUNO
The Nasdaq composite index hasn't been able to put together a three-day rally since late August. But history says that jinx is about to be broken. Today is the last trading day of the year, and in Nasdaq's entire history--since 1971--the index has never failed to rally in the final session of the year, says the Stock Trader's Almanac, a market fact book published by the Hirsch Organization in Old Tappan, N.J.
March 24, 2001 | Religion News Service
Reacting to a political climate they see as increasingly hostile to abortion rights, religious progressives and supporters of legal abortion met at a landmark conference this week. Their goal is to assert the morality of the right to choose and wrest the theological high ground from religious conservatives. "We've been negligent in promoting our message that there's more than one religious viewpoint on this issue," said the Rev.
June 24, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Freshman Jorge Reyes led Oregon State to within one win of its second straight College World Series title with another strong pitching performance and the Beavers beat North Carolina, 11-4, in Game 1 on Saturday night. North Carolina, which won three straight elimination games to set up a rematch of last year's championship series, needs to win twice to keep Oregon State from becoming the first back-to-back national champion since Louisiana State in 1996-97.
July 17, 1997 | STEVE CARNEY
Recently retired La Palma police chief David Barr will take over the police academy at Golden West College as interim director. Barr, 53, a part-time instructor at the college, has been recommended for the job by the Coast Community College District Board of Trustees. He retired as La Palma's chief Monday, exactly 32 years after he began his police career as an officer in Placentia. The trustees are expected to vote on the interim appointment at their meeting Wednesday.
Cal State Fullerton baseball Coach Larry Cochell has held discussions with University of Tennessee Athletic Director Doug Dickey about the school's vacant baseball coaching job and might travel to Knoxville for further talks, Cochell confirmed Monday. Cochell, 49, has been at Fullerton for two seasons, guiding the Titans to the College World Series in his first season after replacing Augie Garrido, but finishing with the Titans' worst record since 1973 last year, 30-27.
June 12, 1987
In January of this year, Gov. George Deukmejian made public his plan to eliminate Cal/OSHA and turn the protection of workers in California over to the federal Occupational, Safety and Health Administration program, allegedly to save the taxpayers $8 million. This is a terrible blunder that will cost the people of California dearly in terms of increases in worker illness, injury and death. If the Cal/OSHA program is abandoned, there surely will be annual losses of untold millions of dollars due to lost worker productivity, increased medical costs and escalating workers' compensation expenditures.
The Rev. Clifton E. Moore, who started a unique radio ministry in Los Angeles in 1948, one since copied by hundreds of other clergymen across America, has died in Irvine at 81. Moore, a Presbyterian minister and former chairman of radio and TV for the Southern California Council of Churches and for the Los Angeles Church Federation, died Saturday at his home in the Orange County city.
June 22, 2011 | Valerie J. Nelson
Supermarket executive Alan L. Haberman called the now-ubiquitous bar-code design he helped will into existence the "little footprint" that changed the retail world. He was motivated not by slim profit margins, he later said, but by the dismal state of the pre-automated checkout stand in the early 1970s. It was "the least pleasant experience in a store," Haberman told Smithsonian magazine in 1999, because people "hated having to wait in line!" Haberman chaired the industry committee that settled on the bar-code symbol in 1973.
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