December 23, 2000 |
President-elect George W. Bush's transition team finally moved into its permanent, government-sponsored home in the General Services Administration building on Friday. Federal officials had denied the Bush team access to the office space for a month while Vice President Al Gore pushed for a recount of ballots in Florida. Since the election, the team had been cooped up in a small, temporary office in suburban McLean, Va., where the rent was paid with private funds, as allowed under federal law.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1985 |
L.A. Taxi Co., touted just last year as the savior of Los Angeles' problem-plagued taxi industry, is in "very dire financial straits" with estimated losses of $1.3 million since beginning operations at the start of the Olympics, company officials said Tuesday. "It's highly unlikely that the company will turn a profit (under current conditions)," said Mitchell Rouse, operator of Wilmington Cab Co., a partner in the 247-cab L.A. Taxi fleet. "We are in very dire financial straits."