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April 15, 2014 | By Michael Muskal
Detroit, fighting its way through the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history, has reached an agreement that preserves current pensions but cuts cost-of-living payments for retired police and firefighters. The agreement, announced Tuesday, is the first major compromise between the city and any of its retirees as Detroit and its creditors try to find a way to deal with an estimated $18 billion in long-term liabilities. The pact must be approved by the 6,000 members of the Retired Detroit Police and Fire Fighters Assn., whose leaders said they backed the negotiated agreement and by Judge Steven Rhodes, who is overseeing the bankruptcy case.
November 21, 1985 | Associated Press
The Senate today approved a long-delayed agreement providing for nuclear technology cooperation between the United States and China. The voice vote approval came without audible dissent. A resolution approving the agreement is still pending in the House, but the accord will take effect Dec. 11 nonetheless, since it could have been blocked only if the House and Senate both voted against it.
August 12, 1986
Former UCLA star Irv Eatman, the All-USFL offensive tackle of the Baltimore Stars, has reached agreement on a contract with the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs.
March 14, 1985 | Associated Press
A man who changed his name to Coke-Is-It because his old one was frequently mispronounced has reached an agreement with the Coca-Cola Co., which holds a trademark on the advertising slogan, the company said today. Frederick Koch, 54, of West Brattleboro, Vt., changed his name legally to Coke-Is-It in November, saying he was tired of hearing people pronounce his name as "Kotch" or "Cook." Coca-Cola filed an appeal in Windham (Vt.
June 11, 1987
County plans for commercial development of Bonelli Regional Park is prohibited under a 1971 agreement that created the park's joint-powers authority, an advisory commission has said. According to the agreement, the park is to be used as a regional recreational facility oriented toward major aquatic sports, camping, picnicking, riding, archery and golf, according to members of the Frank G. Bonelli Regional County Park and Recreation Area Authority Commission.
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