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March 6, 1998
Los Angeles International Airport posted record annual traffic in passengers and cargo for 1997, with 60.1 million travelers and nearly 2.1 million tons of goods passing through the facility, airport officials announced. The number of travelers increased 3.7% over 1996. The amount of cargo was up nearly 9% over the previous year. International passenger traffic rose 5%, to 14.7 million, while domestic traffic grew 3.3%, to 45.4 million.
August 13, 1994 | HOLLY J. WAGNER
Newport Beach city officials are gearing up to protest an environmental impact report, commissioned by Orange County, that would lay the groundwork for allowing cargo flights at John Wayne Airport. The freight companies that want the flights--United Parcel Service and Federal Express--have argued that one flight each a day is reasonable. Opponents say that would open the door to gutting a hard-won settlement agreement in a lawsuit over noise.
April 29, 1997
Steadfast in their belief that the financial benefits of a new cargo terminal are worth the potential environmental costs, members of the Long Beach Harbor Commission voted Monday to approve the project. Port officials had expected construction of a 145-acre terminal on the site of the city's shuttered Naval Station to be well underway by now.
September 1, 1990
A Korean Air Boeing 747 cargo plane this week became the first foreign air carrier to land at the Marine Corps Air Station here to take on supplies destined for the Persian Gulf, a base spokesman said Friday. Marine Lt. Gene Brown said, however, that the KAL flight was not the first foreign-based airline to be used in the Mideast crisis by the United States. He said Saudi airliners have been used at other U.S. military airfields, under contract to the Military Airlift Command.
At the request of a citizens commission advising on future uses of El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, the county is studying whether some air-cargo carriers could fly out of the base before the military pulls out in 1999, officials confirmed Tuesday. The county's airport planners intend to present a report on possible joint military-commercial use of the base next month to the Citizens Advisory Committee as well as to the Board of Supervisors, which will decide whether to pursue the idea.
November 3, 2010
Targeting terrorism Re "Planes were bombs' target," Nov. 1, and "Terrorist attack on U.S. foiled," Oct. 30 When I read this article, I couldn't help but wonder: "Why from Yemen?" Now I know. We (the U.S.) are bombing Yemen with drones, bringing the number of sovereign countries we are bombing at will to three: Iraq, Afghanistan and now Yemen. I didn't know Congress had declared war on those countries. What the hell are we doing? Two things: guaranteeing an endless supply of people willing to kill us and income for defense contractors and arms dealers for decades to come.
May 13, 2010 | By Ronald D. White
Trade at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach continued to rebound in April, marking the fifth straight month of cargo gains at the nation's busiest seaport complex. And one of the most encouraging signs might have been the sharp rise in the number of containers that were not carrying goods of any kind. The number of empty containers shipped out through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in April rose by 20.2% and 15.8%, respectively, compared with the same month in 2009.
November 19, 1993 | Reuters
Customs officers in the port of Rotterdam seized a cargo of 1.9 million frozen sparrows Thursday, the Dutch news agency ANP reported. The cargo was discovered in two containers that arrived from China and were ultimately bound for Italy, where the birds were to be sold for human consumption. Sparrows are protected by law in the Netherlands.
Although the U.S. military had considerable experience shuttling troops and equipment between America and Europe, little consideration had been given before the Gulf conflict to transporting troops from Germany to other parts of the world. The enemy--the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact--was nearby, just over the border to the east. "Units in Germany never had a deployment mission," says Col. Thomas C.
May 9, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A 4-year-old girl was crushed to death when a ramp for loading cargo into the back of a truck fell on her, authorities said. The accident happened Wednesday at City Loan and Auto, a used car dealership on Cherry Avenue, as the girl's parents shopped. The girl apparently jumped or climbed on the back of a trailer used to transport cars, causing the door and ramp to fall open and crush her, Fire Department spokesman Wayne Chaney said.
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