March 2, 1995 |
In a day-night doubleheader Wednesday, baseball's labor negotiators met for more than six hours with no apparent loss of the optimism expressed Tuesday but still no bargaining on the pivotal payroll tax. Said the Toronto Blue Jays' Paul Molitor, who was in the union's bargaining lineup on Monday and Tuesday but came out Wednesday: "A lot has been said about the atmosphere and civility and the way each side has tried to approach the other.
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September 3, 1999 |
Despite dire predictions of contaminated ooze floating down to Newport, so far the Labor Day weekend waters appear clean, authorities said. "The south swell has pushed the water and surf up the coast" toward Huntington, said Jim Turner at lifeguard headquarters. And while the currents could still change, he said, it would not happen as quickly as this weekend.
June 14, 1990 |
The New Zealand government said Thursday that it would sell the Telecom Corp. to a consortium dominated by two big U.S. telecommunications companies. In a complex deal that will take several years to complete, Telecom will be sold for $2.5 billion ($4.25 billion Australian), the government said in a statement. The sale will be New Zealand's biggest privatization by far.
May 27, 2005 |
Cloud Gate, the massive, bean-shaped sculpture that the city of Chicago had hoped to unveil in Millennium Park on Monday, may not be completed until the end of the summer, park officials say. It turns out that buffing out seams between the 168 polished, stainless steel plates that make up the 110-ton sculpture was far more labor-intensive than originally had been thought, they explained.
February 9, 2003 |
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on Saturday welcomed the resumption of high-level contacts with Israel, even though he has not been allowed to take part in them. Israeli sources disclosed Friday that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon had met two days earlier with Ahmed Korei, the speaker of the Palestinian parliament, and that other such talks had taken place before Israel's Jan. 28 general election.
August 15, 1997 |
United Parcel Service of America Chairman James Kelly signaled a new willingness to reach an agreement to end the 11-day Teamsters strike, saying Thursday that the company may revamp its pension proposal to make it more acceptable to striking truckers. "We think the pension issue is very important," Kelly said in a conference call from Atlanta with reporters while UPS and Teamsters negotiators were engaging in informal talks.