December 18, 1992 |
After months of anticipation, the U.S. Department of the Interior on Thursday chose a company that specializes in operating sports stadiums and racetracks to operate the hotels and other tourist services at Yosemite National Park. The selection of Buffalo-based Delaware North Cos. Inc., which has no experience in national parks and in the 1970s was linked to organized crime, appeared to stun some environmental groups and prompted some members of Congress to pledge a thorough review.
January 28, 1993 |
Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt called Wednesday for a congressional review of the lucrative contract awarded last month to a concessionaire based in Buffalo, N.Y., to operate hotels and other tourist services at Yosemite National Park. While not suggesting improprieties, Babbitt said that the pact between the Interior Department and Delaware North Cos.
February 14, 1993 |
An Adirondack black bear, now stuffed, greets visitors to the executive offices of Delaware North Cos., the food service conglomerate that recently won a contract to run visitor services at Yosemite National Park. The once-imposing creature, its fangs bared, is dressed in a hockey T-shirt and shorts. A hockey stick rests beneath one paw. Painfully aware that preservationists at Yosemite would be horrified, company officials hastily try to explain the animal's presence.
April 9, 1993 |
Two congressmen whose committees oversee national parks have told Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt that the government's process of selecting a new concessionaire to run Yosemite National Park's hotels and other tourist operations was "deeply flawed." In a letter to Babbitt provided to The Times on Thursday, Reps. George Miller (D-Martinez) and Bruce F.
September 26, 1985
An agreement was reached Wednesday to sell the Boston Garden and the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League for $50 million to a group headed by Boston investor James F. Brennan and Boston real estate broker Godfrey Wood. The agreement in principle to purchase the Bruins and Boston Garden was announced in Buffalo, N.Y., by Jeremy M. Jacobs, chairman of Delaware North Cos. Inc., the selling company, and Brennan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1992
It's not unusual that questions might arise regarding the Interior Department's decision to award the contract for operating concessions at Yosemite National Park to Delaware North Cos. Inc., a company with no experience in park operations. The concerns arise not only because Yosemite is the crown jewel of the national park system. There are other factors.