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NATIONAL
December 24, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A Baby Jesus statue in a Bal Harbour nativity scene is getting a Global Positioning System for Christmas. The statue will be equipped after a bolted-down statue went missing. "We may need to rely on technology to save our savior," said Dina Cellini, display overseer.
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BUSINESS
April 14, 1998 | Dow Jones
Boeing Co. said Monday it received orders from the Air Force for the six Delta II rockets remaining under a launch services contract for the newest global positioning satellite system.
NEWS
September 29, 1990 | United Press International
The scheduled launch of a $30-million Delta 2 rocket Friday carrying a $65-million Global Positioning System military navigation satellite was postponed to today because of rain and heavy clouds. The 126-foot Delta 2 rocket had been scheduled for liftoff from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, despite predictions of a 90% chance of stormy weather. Forecasters were calling for a 40% chance of more bad weather today.
NATIONAL
July 26, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A group representing thousands of taxi drivers said it would idle cabs in September if New York City goes ahead with a plan to require the installation of GPS tracking systems. Starting Oct. 1, as the city's 13,000 taxis come up for inspections they must have the global positioning system equipment along with touch-screen monitors that will let passengers pay by credit card.
NEWS
September 13, 1996 | Reuters
A McDonnell Douglas Delta 2 rocket thundered into orbit Thursday carrying a $55-million Air Force navigation satellite. The satellite was placed into a 12,000-mile circular orbit about 25 minutes after it left Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. It is the second of a new generation of Global Positioning System satellites and will replace an aging satellite in orbit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 1995
So where is Southern California headed? They know at the the Southern California Integrated GPS Network home page-- http://milhouse.jpl.nasa.gov/ --where researchers are using the Global Positioning System (GPS) to study the motion of the Earth's tectonic plates to evaluate earthquake hazards in the Los Angeles area.
WORLD
December 29, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Europe launched the first in a planned network of orbiters expected to make navigation on Earth by satellite more precise, wider-ranging and free of U.S. control. Test satellite Giove A shot skyward from Kazakhstan aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket. Four hours later it began transmitting the first test signals of the $4-billion rival to the U.S. Global Positioning System.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 2006 | From Times Staff Reports
To crack down on those who illegally dump trash, the county has been awarded a state grant that will pay for equipment to track such activity. The grant, about $172,000, will pay for two surveillance cameras and installation of global positioning system equipment in code-enforcement vehicles so dumping sites can be mapped. The county will chip in $100,000 toward equipment and an education campaign. And an ordinance to stiffen dumping penalties is being drafted.
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