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April 26, 1992 | SCOTT HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Contaminated fuel found in the wreckage of an airplane crash at Perris Valley Airport that killed 16 people and severely injured six others Wednesday has led investigators to a local oil distributor that provided pumping services at the airport the day of the crash. The oily, unidentified contaminant was found throughout the fuel system that fed the right wing engine, which failed during takeoff, said Don Llorente, a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board.
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April 26, 1992 | SCOTT HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Contaminated fuel found in the wreckage of an airplane crash at Perris Valley Airport that killed 16 people and severely injured six others Wednesday has led investigators to a local oil distributor that provided pumping services at the airport the day of the crash. The oily, unidentified contaminant was found throughout the fuel system that fed the right wing engine, which failed during takeoff, said Don Llorente, a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board.
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NEWS
August 30, 1986 | DONALD WOUTAT, Times Staff Writer
The Hunt brothers of Dallas, trying to keep their empire from crumbling in the wake of the collapse of oil prices, Friday put a cornerstone of their fortune under protection of the bankruptcy court. The Hunts, whose legacy from their father, legendary wildcatter H.L. Hunt, was once valued at $6 billion, acted just in time to head off a scheduled foreclosure sale Friday of some of their oil and gas properties in Mississippi.
NEWS
August 30, 1986 | DONALD WOUTAT, Times Staff Writer
The Hunt brothers of Dallas, trying to keep their empire from crumbling in the wake of the collapse of oil prices, Friday put a cornerstone of their fortune under protection of the bankruptcy court. The Hunts, whose legacy from their father, legendary wildcatter H.L. Hunt, was once valued at $6 billion, acted just in time to head off a scheduled foreclosure sale Friday of some of their oil and gas properties in Mississippi.
NEWS
December 14, 1992
K.C. Irving, 93, the reclusive Canadian billionaire who made his fortune in oil, construction and other industries. Irving, whose Irving Industrial Group stands among North America's largest private conglomerates, was one of Canada's richest men. Forbes magazine in 1990 estimated the Irving family fortune at $5 billion in U.S. dollars, the world's 16th largest. The man who some said virtually ran the maritime Canadian province of New Brunswick was born there.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2003 | Mary McNamara and Tim Rutten, Times Staff Writers
Aside from the day they are named and the day they die, poet laureates are not standard front-page fodder. But this week, British Poet Laureate Andrew Motion led the news in the U.K. with a 30-word poem that calls into question the motives of American and British leaders, particularly President Bush, for the anticipated war against Iraq. Titled "Causa Belli," Latin for "causes, motives or pretexts of war," the poem appeared exclusively on the front page of Thursday's edition of "The Guardian."
NEWS
February 16, 1989 | From Associated Press
Near the site where the Dead Sea scrolls were found, archeologists have dug up a 2,000-year-old clay flask filled with an oil that might have been used to anoint the ancient Israelite kings. Joseph Patrich of Hebrew University unveiled the flask Wednesday and said the honey-like oil may be the only surviving sample of a balsam oil used as an aromatic body cream or perfume and famous throughout the Roman Empire.
BUSINESS
October 7, 1990
Q: I would like to know what Wall Street thinks of Exxon Corp. stock. I own more than 500 shares and wonder if I should sell some or all of the stock and diversify my risk. Or should I continue to take the dividends and buy more stock? Or maybe I should just take the dividend money and spend it any way I see fit? --Schwenksville, Pa. A: Wall Street likes Exxon right now. With oil prices rising nearly every day because of the Kuwait situation, how could you not like the oil industry?
OPINION
December 20, 1998 | Walter Russell Mead, Walter Russell Mead, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author of "Mortal Splendor: The American Empire in Transition" and is writing a book about U.S. foreign policy
Here we go again. 2,896 days after President George Bush launched the first U.S. air strikes against Saddam Hussein, an embattled President Bill Clinton sent U.S. forces against Iraq one more time. Operation Desert Fox is Clinton's third attack on Iraq since he took office and, so far, it looks like deja vu all over again. In other words, the U.S. is headed for the same ol' result with Iraq: military triumph followed by diplomatic frustration.
NATIONAL
February 2, 2003 | PETER H. KING
After President Bush's State of the Union address last week, a man from Waldoboro, Maine, shot off a tart, terse response to the editor of the Boston Globe. The true state of the Union, lamented Steve Cartwright, "is a mess." Bush, he declared, had failed to make "a convincing case" for war or offer "any serious plans" for the economy or environment: "I think it's high time a child came forward to point out that the emperor has no clothes." Zap.
NEWS
November 11, 1985 | LEO C. WOLINSKY, Times Staff Writer
Gov. George Deukmejian, seeking to build support among Jewish voters, emphasized the ties between his Armenian heritage and the Jewish people in an impassioned speech Sunday night in Los Angeles to a star-studded benefit for the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
NEWS
December 28, 1986
After six years of magic, President Reagan broke the spell. By deceiving the nation, he and those around him badly damaged his presidency. This traumatic tale is still unfolding, with no end in sight. This is how it developed. One of the early signs of trouble came in Central America. On Oct. 5, 1986, Sandinista soldiers shot down an aging C-123K cargo plane filled with weapons for the contras. Three crew members died: Capt. William H. Cooper, Wallace Blaine (Buzz) Sawyer Jr.
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