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WORLD
December 25, 2002 | Esther Schrader, Times Staff Writer
Two massive, fast-moving Navy cargo ships carrying combat helicopters and supplies critical for any military move against Iraq left U.S. shores this week en route to a Southwest Asian port, defense officials said. The Yano sailed from Charleston, S.C., with little fanfare at noon Tuesday, carrying a Black Hawk helicopter and three OH-58 combat helicopters in its holds.
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BUSINESS
March 28, 2008 | Tiffany Hsu, Times Staff Writer
Aboard the retired cruise ship Queen Mary -- a World War II veteran redeployed as a tourist attraction -- former members of the armed services Thursday got an extra ration of employment help. But, between a sagging economy and years of specialized experience, many veterans say they still can't find decent jobs or feel pigeonholed into low-paying fitness, security or law enforcement positions.
NATIONAL
October 5, 2005 | Ken Silverstein and Alan C. Miller, Times Staff Writers
The government's controversial agreement to lease three ships from Carnival Cruise Lines for emergency housing after Hurricane Katrina provided more benefits to the company than had previously been disclosed, according to contract documents obtained by The Times. But it also includes a clause -- inserted late last week at the company's request -- that calls for returning any excess profit.
NEWS
September 3, 1990
About 550 Western and Japanese citizens held since Aug. 2 in Iraq and Kuwait began arriving in their home countries Sunday. Iraq's ambassador to the United States, Mohammed Mashat, was at the airport to greet the 47 Americans who landed at Washington's Dulles airport, but he disappeared quickly after one man on the flight blasted the Iraqi policy under which thousands of Westerners are still held. Other passengers on that flight revealed details of the dire situation in the U.S.
NEWS
November 24, 1990 | GREG KRIKORIAN and JENNIFER TOTH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In just 14 days, they accomplished something remarkable. Called to a crisis halfway around the world, several dozen ships moved the equivalent of a town of 50,000, plus all its vehicles, food, water and other supplies, from ports in the United States to the Persian Gulf. Over the months, they built U.S. troop strength there to 240,000.
NEWS
September 4, 1999 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The people of violence-torn East Timor have overwhelmingly voted to end 24 years of Indonesian rule and become an independent state, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Friday. The announcement, made simultaneously in Indonesia and at U.N. headquarters in New York, said 78.5% of the province's voters had opted for independence rather than autonomy within Indonesia in the U.N.-sponsored referendum held Monday under largely peaceful conditions.
NEWS
August 22, 1992 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tougher federal laws and heightened caution by oil shippers since the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster have dramatically reduced major oil spills and brought safer tankers into U.S. waters. The apparent trend--documented by industry experts and in several recent reports, including one released Friday--could mean a long-term reduction in the amount of oil spilled along the nation's sensitive coastlines.
NEWS
November 10, 1990 | KAREN TUMULTY and JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The U.S. military has abandoned plans to rotate American troops serving in the desert of Saudi Arabia, which means that the 238,000 currently deployed there can expect to stay until the Persian Gulf crisis is over, Defense Secretary Dick Cheney said Friday. President Bush's decision to build up the gulf force by more than another 200,000 troops brought an end to tentative Pentagon plans to start rotating units out after six months, beginning about the first of the year.
NEWS
August 22, 1992 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tougher federal laws and heightened caution by oil shippers since the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster have dramatically reduced major oil spills and brought safer tankers into U.S. waters. The apparent trend--documented by industry experts and in several recent reports, including one released Friday--could mean a long-term reduction in the amount of oil spilled along the nation's sensitive coastlines.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 2006 | Joel Rubin and Howard Blume, Times Staff Writers
The finalists for the job of Los Angeles schools chief include a retired Navy vice admiral and a former district insider who became a superintendent elsewhere, rounding out an eclectic mix of five candidates. Separately, a coalition led by school district officials filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging legislation giving Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa substantial authority over the Los Angeles Unified School District. One of the newly disclosed finalists for the superintendent post is David L.
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