October 7, 1999 |
AirTran Airways, the low-cost airline once known as ValuJet, and SabreTech, a former maintenance contractor for ValuJet, have settled multimillion-dollar lawsuits over the 1996 crash of ValuJet Flight 592 into the Florida Everglades that killed all 110 people on board. Orlando-based AirTran said it will receive an unspecified cash payment and added that none of the parties to the lawsuit admitted fault or liability. Terms of the settlement agreement were confidential, it said.
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January 2, 1999 |
Members of Protestant congregations gave a slightly larger portion of their incomes to their churches in 1996 compared to the previous year, a new study reports. "The State of Church Giving Through 1996," a study by Empty Tomb Inc., a Christian service and research organization based in Champaign, Ill. also reveals a continuing decline in contributions to benevolences, which includes general denominational support, such as local and international missions.
January 7, 1998
* Glenn Adriatico, Jr., WR, Burroughs: With quarterback J.K. Scott now at Washington, Adriatico saw his production dwindle. He was selected to The Times' All-Valley second team after rushing 34 times for 184 yards and catching 46 passes for 695 yards. * Waking Bailey, Sr., DB, Kennedy: Bailey fit right into the San Jose State offense, becoming the Spartans' second-leading receiver with 34 catches for 380 yards. He also returned 11 kickoffs for 238 yards. * Ricky Bednarek, Sr.
December 31, 1997 |
A couple of recent government reports indicate that spending in Orange County has continued at a robust pace, but inflation remains dormant. A report by the State Board of Equalization showed that the county's taxable sales for all of 1996 totaled $32.5 billion, up 8.6% from nearly $30 billion the previous year. The increase outpaced the 6.7% rise in taxable sales for the state as a whole.
December 24, 1997 |
The International Council of Shopping Centers said specialty-store sales for the week ended Dec. 14 at the nation's malls increased 0.6% over the same period a year ago. Shoe stores, whose sales rose 3.5%, were the best-performing category. Jewelry stores were next, with a 2.8% increase. For the holiday season so far, sales are up 2% over the same period in 1996, the trade group said. The results do not include sales at mall anchor department stores.
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November 8, 1997 |
The Salvation Army raised $1 billion in 1996--up more than $250 million from 1995--putting it at the top of the list for the fifth straight year in the Chronicle of Philanthropy's top 400 charities. Americans donated $25.9 billion in 1996 to the nation's 400 largest charities, the Washington-based Chronicle reported. The American Red Cross placed second, raising $479.9 million, followed by the American Cancer Society, which took in $426.