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February 24, 1987 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, Times Staff Writer
Sandra Kees listened to the voice on the other end of the telephone and fumed. No, the child support payment was not in the mail. Yes, her former husband had written the check. But the money had been waylaid in the Treasury of the State of Louisiana, which is the conduit for the money from her "ex." Kees would get her money eventually, the case worker explained, but she would have to wait. "I exploded," Kees said. "I was furious. I didn't know what to do."
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June 18, 1991
Benton Oil & Gas Co., a Ventura energy exploration and production company, said it raised $6.7 million through a private placement of units. Each of the 580,000 units consists of one share of Benton common stock, one warrant to purchase an additional share for about $14.40 and a royalty interest in production from certain future wells. Benton's stock trades at about $8.38 a share.
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NEWS
April 20, 1989 | From United Press International
Two storage tanks at an oil facility exploded Wednesday, injuring five men, authorities said. The cause of the explosion was being investigated.
BUSINESS
June 22, 1990 | United Press International
Oryx Energy Co. said it made an oil and gas discovery in the Gulf of Mexico that flowed at a combined peak total rate of 11,356 barrels of oil and 9 million cubic feet of gas a day. Oryx said the well, about 140 miles southeast of New Orleans, is in 1,726 feet of water.
BUSINESS
June 22, 1990 | United Press International
Oryx Energy Co. said it made an oil and gas discovery in the Gulf of Mexico that flowed at a combined peak total rate of 11,356 barrels of oil and 9 million cubic feet of gas a day. Oryx said the well, about 140 miles southeast of New Orleans, is in 1,726 feet of water.
BUSINESS
June 18, 1991
Benton Oil & Gas Co., a Ventura energy exploration and production company, said it raised $6.7 million through a private placement of units. Each of the 580,000 units consists of one share of Benton common stock, one warrant to purchase an additional share for about $14.40 and a royalty interest in production from certain future wells. Benton's stock trades at about $8.38 a share.
NEWS
March 5, 1989 | SCOTT McCARTNEY, Associated Press
P. T. Bailey was a partner in an oil field boat company--until he almost lost everything. Now he packs crabs at a brand new fish plant he started. "I was lucky to survive with my pants on," he said. A lot of people in Morgan City were lucky. While most of the Louisiana Coast has been decimated by the collapse of the oil industry, Morgan City has been staging something of a rebound. Shipyards are hiring again and working two shifts.
NEWS
August 5, 1986
Louisiana Gov. Edwin W. Edwards urged the nation's legislators to push for an import tax on oil or face almost total dependence on foreign sources. Edwards, addressing the National Conference of State Legislatures in New Orleans, said oil-producing states have been financially devastated by the low price of oil. For each dollar drop in the price of a barrel of oil, Louisiana loses roughly $50 million, he said.
OPINION
April 8, 2002 | DAVID MARTIN, Humorist David Martin is an Ottawa attorney.
When it comes to state mottoes, it's time for a change. Some are old. Some are boring. Some are even in Latin. Let's start fresh: Maine: You can't get here from there. New Hampshire: Live tax-free or die. Vermont: Mountains 'R Us. Pennsylvania: Amish 'R Us. New York: Live rent-controlled or move. Connecticut: New York's backyard. Massachusetts: Kennedyland. Rhode Island: We're not an island. Delaware: We're not a brand of plates. New Jersey: Fuggedaboutit. Maryland: Washington's vestibule.
NATIONAL
September 21, 2010 | By Bettina Boxall, Los Angeles Times
Oil concentrations in the Gulf of Mexico are continuing to decline, federal scientists said Tuesday. "We've been seeing a very clear trend of diminished concentrations," said Sam Walker, a chief science advisor with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA. "Particularly in the water column, we're down into the parts-per-billion range now. " BP's blown-out well, which was fully plugged over the weekend, has not leaked since mid-July. As a result, hydrocarbon levels are much lower than early in the summer, when samples taken by scientists detected large plumes of tiny oil droplets floating in deep waters in the parts-per-million range.
NEWS
April 20, 1989 | From United Press International
Two storage tanks at an oil facility exploded Wednesday, injuring five men, authorities said. The cause of the explosion was being investigated.
NEWS
March 5, 1989 | SCOTT McCARTNEY, Associated Press
P. T. Bailey was a partner in an oil field boat company--until he almost lost everything. Now he packs crabs at a brand new fish plant he started. "I was lucky to survive with my pants on," he said. A lot of people in Morgan City were lucky. While most of the Louisiana Coast has been decimated by the collapse of the oil industry, Morgan City has been staging something of a rebound. Shipyards are hiring again and working two shifts.
NEWS
February 24, 1987 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, Times Staff Writer
Sandra Kees listened to the voice on the other end of the telephone and fumed. No, the child support payment was not in the mail. Yes, her former husband had written the check. But the money had been waylaid in the Treasury of the State of Louisiana, which is the conduit for the money from her "ex." Kees would get her money eventually, the case worker explained, but she would have to wait. "I exploded," Kees said. "I was furious. I didn't know what to do."
NEWS
April 11, 1986 | United Press International
Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kan.) predicted Thursday that the GOP will lose little ground in the 1986 election, but Senate Minority Leader Robert C. Byrd (D-W.Va.) said he expects his party will take control of the Senate. "As of today, we're in great shape. There won't be any change" in the Senate, Dole told the American Society of Newspaper Editors. In the House, he predicted "minimum loss, maybe even a slight gain."
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