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July 24, 1988 | TIM WATERS, Times Staff Writer
The man who calls himself "New York" was ready to make a few fast moves and a few fast bucks. Standing outside a terminal at Los Angeles International Airport, he paid little heed to the travelers who whizzed past him on their way to cars, buses and taxis. What he did pay attention to was their rented baggage carts. And it wasn't long before he broke into a sprint. "It's a hustlin' job.
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November 1, 2013 | By Dan Weikel, Scott Gold, Richard Winton, Brian Bennett, Joel Rubin, Joseph Serna, Ari Bloomkatz, Samantha Schaefer, Kate Mather, Matt Stevens, Jill Cowan, Alicia Banks and Laura J. Nelson
LAX shooting: The latest A composed, solitary gunman shot his way into Los Angeles International Airport on Friday morning, killing a transit security screener and injuring at least one more before being wounded by police and taken into custody. The incident was over in less than 10 minutes, but caused chaos at the world's sixth-busiest airport and disrupted thousands of flights across the nation. The gunman was identified as Paul Anthony Ciancia, a 23-year-old New Jersey native who lived most recently in Los Angeles.
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May 5, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
President Obama recently groused that no U.S. airport ranked among the world's top 25 airports. If you're a regular traveler to or from Los Angeles, you may be even more disappointed to learn that Los Angeles International Airport didn't even make the top 100. Obama was referring to a ranking released in April - the Skytrax World Airport Awards - that is based on a survey of 12.1 million travelers around the world. Out of 395 airports worldwide, LAX ranked 109th. It came in at 24th among 50 airports in North America.
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September 22, 2013 | By Deborah Netburn
Scientists have discovered four new species of legless lizards in California, including one species that lives beneath the sand dunes near Los Angeles International Airport. But before we go on, let's get one thing straight: Yes, a snake is a legless lizard, but not all legless lizards are snakes. Throughout the history of lizard evolution, several lizard lineages have lost their legs, James Parham of Cal State Fullerton said. Snakes are the best-known and most diverse of these lineages, but more than 200 other types of limbless lizards exist throughout the world.
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December 18, 2012 | By Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times
Plans to build a light rail connection to Los Angeles International Airport advanced Monday with the unveiling of four potential station sites that would link to a people mover serving passenger terminals. After years of pursuing separate transportation plans for LAX, Los Angeles World Airports and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority now are working together to develop options for a rail stop that could tie the Green Line and the planned Crenshaw Line to the nation's third-busiest airport.
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August 14, 1991 | RUTH GALANTER, Ruth Galanter represents the airport neighborhoods in the City Council. and
Los Angeles International Airport is among the five most "problematic or dangerous" airports in the nation, according to the 200 pilots who answered a questionnaire in Professional Pilot magazine this spring. Why? Some pilots cited the airport's design, but crowded airspace was the primary problem. There were 665,000 takeoffs and landings at LAX, the nation's third-busiest airport, last year.
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August 2, 1993 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saying that it comes down to who runs Los Angeles International Airport--the airlines or the city--airport commissioners Sunday committed $250,000 to fight a lawsuit filed Friday by 40 airlines against an increase in airport landing fees. "We will prevail," said Ted Stein, acting chairman of the Airport Commission. "Litigation is expensive, but the city's overriding interest in controlling its own airport is more important than anything else," Stein said.
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September 23, 1993 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city of Los Angeles has announced that three major airlines and a commuter carrier will lose their rights to use Los Angeles International Airport early next month--and that dozens of other air carriers will follow--unless they pay disputed landing fees.
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November 27, 1992 | MARTIN MILLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Every President from Dwight Eisenhower to George Bush has walked all over Joe Mack's work. So have the Pope, King Hussein of Jordan and the Emperor of Japan. So did Nelson Mandela, who even stopped to shake hands with Mack. Mack is part of the select custodial team at Los Angeles International Airport charged with rolling out the red carpet for visiting dignitaries.
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March 13, 2012 | By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times
A 22-year sentence was unreasonably lenient for Al Qaeda-trained terrorist Ahmed Ressam, who drove a vehicle containing powerful explosives into the United States from Canada with the intent of bombing Los Angeles International Airport, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. The 7-4 ruling by the full U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals sent the case back to a Seattle federal judge for resentencing with the recommendation that the Algerian-born prisoner be given a term more in line with federal sentencing guidelines that call for 65 years to life for the offenses for which Ressam was convicted.
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May 5, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
President Obama recently groused that no U.S. airport ranked among the world's top 25 airports. If you're a regular traveler to or from Los Angeles, you may be even more disappointed to learn that Los Angeles International Airport didn't even make the top 100. Obama was referring to a ranking released in April - the Skytrax World Airport Awards - that is based on a survey of 12.1 million travelers around the world. Out of 395 airports worldwide, LAX ranked 109th. It came in at 24th among 50 airports in North America.
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December 18, 2012 | By Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times
Plans to build a light rail connection to Los Angeles International Airport advanced Monday with the unveiling of four potential station sites that would link to a people mover serving passenger terminals. After years of pursuing separate transportation plans for LAX, Los Angeles World Airports and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority now are working together to develop options for a rail stop that could tie the Green Line and the planned Crenshaw Line to the nation's third-busiest airport.
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August 20, 2012 | By Dalina Castellanos, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles International Airport helped pump $39.7 billion into the Southern California economy last year, and that number is expected to grow in the next few years as the airport expands, according to a new report. The report by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. found that LAX's operations in 2011 supported more than 294,000 jobs and pumped billions of dollars from new construction and airport payrolls, nearby LAX-related businesses and tourist spending into Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
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July 26, 2012 | By Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times
A variety of powerful business and labor organizations have joined forces to push for the continued modernization of Los Angeles International Airport and a controversial plan to reconfigure the two northern runways. Officials of the Coalition to Fix LAX Now say they want to accelerate the revitalization effort, which has been delayed for decades by lawsuits, community opposition and the changing visions of past mayoral administrations. "After nearly 20 years of studies and planning to fix LAX, we felt enough is enough and we needed to put the full effort of the business community behind ensuring that our elected officials make the necessary decisions to give L.A. a 21st century airport," said Gary Toebben, president of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce.
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March 13, 2012 | By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times
A 22-year sentence was unreasonably lenient for Al Qaeda-trained terrorist Ahmed Ressam, who drove a vehicle containing powerful explosives into the United States from Canada with the intent of bombing Los Angeles International Airport, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. The 7-4 ruling by the full U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals sent the case back to a Seattle federal judge for resentencing with the recommendation that the Algerian-born prisoner be given a term more in line with federal sentencing guidelines that call for 65 years to life for the offenses for which Ressam was convicted.
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November 3, 2011 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
Satellite broadcaster DirecTV Group Inc. has agreed to double the size of its El Segundo headquarters in a lease valued at more than $300 million. DirecTV, which beams television service to more than 19 million subscribers, will rent 630,000 square feet in three buildings on East Imperial Highway near Los Angeles International Airport, landlord Kilroy Realty Corp. said Wednesday. The broadcaster said it expects to expand into a total of up to 720,000 square feet over the course of the nearly 16-year agreement.
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November 26, 2009 | Dan Weikel
Retired Rear Adm. David M. Stone, who once headed the Transportation Security Administration and was the first federal security director at Los Angeles International Airport in the critical months after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, has died. He was 57. Stone's untimely death occurred over the weekend, several days after attending an awards ceremony for TSA employees in Arlington, Va., agency officials said. He had traveled to the event from his home in Bangalore, India, where he worked for Cisco Systems Inc. as a senior executive in charge of safety and security.
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October 30, 2011 | By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times
Australia-based Qantas Airways grounded aircraft around the globe Saturday in an intensifying labor dispute that has disrupted travel for tens of thousands of international passengers, including those scrambling for new flights at LAX. The company's domestic and international departures were canceled after Qantas announced that it had locked out workers represented by three of its employee unions, including those that represent pilots and baggage...
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January 20, 2011 | By Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles International Airport last year recorded the highest number of incidents in the country involving laser beams that were pointed at aircraft, a potentially dangerous act that can distract or temporarily blind pilots. The Federal Aviation Administration announced Wednesday that the nation's third-busiest airport had 102 reported events; elsewhere in the greater Los Angeles area the tally was 201, including 32 at Los Angeles/Ontario International Airport, 31 at John Wayne Airport in Orange County and 31 at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank.
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