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October 12, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Atlas Van Lines Rejects Rate Increase: The fifth-largest transporter of household goods and special commodities announced that it will not participate in a 2% general rate increase scheduled to begin Nov. 7. The increase was filed with the Interstate Commerce Commission by the Household Goods Carriers Bureau on behalf of its moving-industry members. "For too long, our industry has increased its prices every year and then increased its discounts by commensurate amounts," said Norman D.
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October 12, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Atlas Van Lines Rejects Rate Increase: The fifth-largest transporter of household goods and special commodities announced that it will not participate in a 2% general rate increase scheduled to begin Nov. 7. The increase was filed with the Interstate Commerce Commission by the Household Goods Carriers Bureau on behalf of its moving-industry members. "For too long, our industry has increased its prices every year and then increased its discounts by commensurate amounts," said Norman D.
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BUSINESS
February 18, 1997
For the first time in five years, Californians seemed to be staying put in 1996. According to an annual survey of household goods shipments to and from states by Atlas Van Lines, California had 19% fewer moves out of the state in 1996 than the year before. About as many people moved to the state as left, the company said. "People go where the jobs are," said Steve Mumma, an Atlas spokesman. "The number of people staying in California may be related to the technology boom."
BUSINESS
May 21, 1985 | Associated Press
Pepsico said Monday that it had agreed to sell its Wilson Sporting Goods unit to Wesray Capital, a privately held investment banking firm. Terms weren't disclosed, although Pepsico said the sale would "have no material effect" on its financial results. Pepsico had said in February that it was considering the sale of Wilson as part of a restructuring plan aimed at allowing the company to concentrate on its largest operations--soft drinks, snack foods and restaurants.
SPORTS
June 29, 1999 | SHAV GLICK
What: "Roostertails '99: Four Decades of Hydro Racing," compiled by David D. Williams. Publisher: Williams Publishing, Seattle. Price: $19.99 plus $4 handling, available from www.hydros.org. "Roostertails '99" is the definitive story of Unlimited Hydroplane Racing," writes Bob Gobrecht, president of the Unlimited Hydroplane Racing Assn., in the preface, and that about tells the story.
SPORTS
September 13, 1985
Chip Hanauer, driving the locally owned Miller American craft (formerly known as Atlas Van Lines), will attempt to win the world championship of unlimited hydroplanes at this weekend's 19th annual Miller High Life San Diego Cup event on east Mission Bay. Hanauer, whose boat is owned by Fran Muncey--widow of former championship driver Bill Muncey, of La Mesa--has won the last four races on the national hydroplane tour.
SPORTS
September 18, 1994 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They make a strange couple, Smokin' Joe's and Miss Budweiser, the two boats battling for the unlimited hydroplane championship in today's Bayfair '94 race on Mission Bay. With two events remaining, here and Oct. 16 in Honolulu, Miss Budweiser leads by 66 points, 8,288-8,222. There are 1,600 points available in today's three heats and five-lap final.
SPORTS
August 4, 1985 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
The Gold Cup, unlimited hydroplane racing's Kentucky Derby, Super Bowl and Indianapolis 500, has had a long history of dramatic confrontations. For years, it was Detroit vs. Seattle, a war on the water between cities. Then it became a battle of personalities--Bernie Little, the flamboyant boat owner, vs. Bill Muncey, the owner-driver who won eight Gold Cups before his death in 1981 in a race at Acapulco, Mexico.
REAL ESTATE
July 19, 1992 | From Times Wire Services
With proper attention and care, your fig trees, ferns, cacti as well as your favorite tabby cat or puppy easily will survive any upcoming move and flourish in a new home. Professional movers say planning can help you settle into your new home comfortably surrounded by your favorite pets and plants. If you're one of the 20% of Americans who will move this year, experts at Atlas Van Lines, a leading household mover, say that pets and plants deserve special care.
BUSINESS
April 30, 1986 | DENISE GELLENE, Times Staff Writer
Someone new is in the driver's seat at Avis Rent a Car System, which seems to go through owners faster than some people go through cars. The nation's No. 2 car rental company is being sold to Wesray Capital Corp., a New Jersey investment firm headed by former Treasury Secretary William E. Simon, it was announced Tuesday. Wesray's bid for Avis apparently topped a $175-million cash offer from Warren E. Avis, who founded the firm in 1946 and sold it eight years later for $8 million.
SPORTS
September 17, 1986 | MARC APPLEMAN, Times Staff Writer
Bill Muncey vs. Dean Chenoweth. Atlas Van Lines vs. Miss Budweiser. There were some fierce hydroplane races between those intense rivals in the 1970s and early '80s. Muncey was the American Power Boat Assn. national champion in 1972, '76, '78 and '79 and is the all-time leading unlimited hydroplane racer with 62 victories. Chenoweth was the national champion in 1970, '71, '80 and '81 and is the second all-time leading winner with 25 victories.
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