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December 2, 1988 | Associated Press
Residents popped champagne corks and cut a cake as they celebrated the closing of a nearby landfill that fouled the air and lured thousands of seagulls into the area. About 50 residents applauded from across the street Wednesday as they watched a city worker close the gate of the 137-acre landfill for the final time.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1988 | Associated Press
Residents popped champagne corks and cut a cake as they celebrated the closing of a nearby landfill that fouled the air and lured thousands of seagulls into the area. About 50 residents applauded from across the street Wednesday as they watched a city worker close the gate of the 137-acre landfill for the final time.
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NATIONAL
August 29, 2004 | Ronald Brownstein, Times Staff Writer
Where do President Bush and Sen. John Kerry think November's presidential election will be decided? The best hint is to follow the money. A look at the 20 media markets where each campaign has run the most television ads from March 3 through Wednesday shows that the targets for the two sides overlap substantially. But the data, provided to The Times by the nonpartisan TNSMI/Campaign Media Analysis Group, also reveal intriguing divergences in strategy.
BUSINESS
August 3, 1989
Owners of mid-size American manufacturing businesses pay themselves an average of $167,000 annually in direct and indirect compensation, the most among six industry groups, according to a recent study of U.S. private companies by the Geneva Cos. Other groups were, by pay ranking, business services, construction, wholesale/distribution, transportation/communications, and retailing.
REAL ESTATE
November 23, 1997
QUESTION: Each time I turn off the kitchen faucet, there's a loud banging sound in the walls. The noise seems to be coming from the plumbing. What's causing all the racket, and how can I stop it? Jack McCarthy, principal of McCarthy Plumbing & Heating in Owatonna, Minn., says: ANSWER: The problem that you're experiencing is known as hydraulic shock, or "water hammer."
NEWS
July 12, 1990 | BOB SIPCHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At least three times recently, young black people have attacked news reporters, photographers or cameramen covering events in predominantly black communities. Black politicians--including Washington, D.C., Mayor Marion Barry and Jesse Jackson--lash out at the media for an alleged double standard. Polls show black mayors think papers do a lousy job of covering the black community, and many black media professionals agree.
BOOKS
February 2, 1992 | Andy Solomon, Solomon is fiction editor of the Tampa Review
In a newspaper story datelined "Jacksonville, FL., Jan. 6, 1897" Stephen Crane told a harrowing tale. The cargo ship Commodore sank while transporting guns from Florida to Cuba. Crane described four men in a 10-foot lifeboat struggling to survive. He reported the facts faithfully. No one reads that account any more. They read instead his magnificent short story, "The Open Boat." Newspapers grow cold within a week. Facts soon interest only historians and insurance companies.
TRAVEL
May 21, 2000 | SUSAN SPANO, TIMES TRAVEL WRITER
Canoeing, arts and crafts, swimming and horseback riding formed the order of the day when I was a girl going to camp in the Ozark Mountains of southern Missouri. Since then, however, many summer camps have become highly specialized, focusing on topics ranging from hockey to foreign languages. "Kids do lots of different things at camps now," says Barbara Mistick, director of the National Education Center for Women in Business at Seton Hill College in Pennsylvania.
NEWS
July 8, 1997 | JOHN MORELL, Special To The Times
When Niek Vermeulen saw the movie "Independence Day," he laughed at the scene in which a passenger on Air Force One pulls out an airsickness bag and uses it. "They showed the presidential seal on the bag, which it doesn't have." Vermeulen should know. He has one. "I was at an air show in Washington, D.C., and they had one of the planes used as Air Force One on display." A security guard gave him the bag, "but I was disappointed," Vermeulen says.
OPINION
November 18, 1990 | Richard Schweid, Richard Schweid, a reporter for the Tennessean in Nashville, is working on a book about the Mississippi catfish industry to be published next fall by Ten Speed Press in Berkeley
Rosa Walker spent eight years filleting catfish at Delta Pride Catfish, Inc.'s processing plant in Indianola, Miss. She stood all day on a cement floor, wielding her razor-sharp fillet knife at a table with 24 other black women, and she was required to cut 800 pounds of fillets during her shift. In 1989, when Delta Pride's personnel manager told her not to come back to work, she was making $4.
BUSINESS
February 7, 1994 | CHRIS KRAUL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This is likely to be another wild year for the nation's banking industry, with the drive to consolidate so powerful that few financial institutions, no matter how large, are safe from merger or takeover, industry experts say. The questions asked among industry leaders now: Who is on the prowl for what,and how fast is the current merger pace going to accelerate?
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