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TRAVEL
October 4, 1998
Good to see recognition of alternatives to San Francisco airport (Travel Insider, Sept. 13). Earning award mileage on United, and noting a good fare to the Bay Area, I found the lowest rate was to Oakland. Thus booked, I made my way to the United Shuttle gates at LAX, and found two planes to SFO both off schedule. But all was clear for my Oakland-bound flight to board, leave on time and arrive on time. At the Oakland terminal I caught a frequently running shuttle bus to the BART station, and a train to downtown San Francisco.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1986
Members of Congress may try to deny the harsh truth of the matter, but they have finally given President Reagan carte blanche to wage his dirty little war against Nicaragua. Reagan wanted the House of Representatives to approve $100 million in military aid for the contra rebels in Nicaragua so that they could continue their war against the Sandinista government there.
BUSINESS
February 17, 2012 | By E. Scott Reckard
The parent company of imploded Seattle savings and loan giant Washington Mutual Bank has finally gotten the go-ahead to exit bankruptcy proceedings after more than three years of brutal legal battles. Judge Mary Walrath of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware had twice rejected reorganization plans filed by Washington Mutual Inc. She OK'd the latest plan Friday after WaMu sweetened its offer to dissident creditors who had invested in the company's distressed debt. For the record, 11:02 a.m. Feb. 17: A photo caption with a previous version of this post incorrectly identified Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon as former Councilman Richard Alatorre.
NEWS
October 15, 2010
Women who return to work after childbirth shouldn't worry that they are dooming their offspring to future developmental and emotional problems because they aren't at home to tend to them around-the-clock. An analysis of all of the solid studies on the topic -- 69 to be exact -- found that children whose mothers return to work before the child turns 3 are no more likely to have academic or behavioral problems compared with kids whose mothers stayed at home. "For years, there has been a lot of debate in this area of research and now we can see more clearly for which families there are positive and negative associations with having a mom who works," a co-author of the study, Rachel Lucas-Thompson, of Macalester CollegeĀ  in St. Paul, Minn.
WORLD
August 27, 2010 | From staff and wire reports
The Justice Department said Friday that it had approved the proposed union of United and Continental airlines, after an unexpectedly speedy four-month review that paves the way for the merger to close before Thanksgiving. To win the blessing of federal antitrust regulators, United and Continental agreed to lease slots for 18 round-trip flights to Southwest Airlines at Newark Liberty International Airport, giving the low-cost carrier its second foothold at a major airport servicing New York City.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 9, 2010 | By Steven Zeitchik
Pretty much as soon as he's done celebrating, best actor Oscar winner Jeff Bridges will travel to New Mexico to shoot "True Grit," the Coen brothers remake of the John Wayne classic that will come out in December. It will be the second movie of the season for Bridges, whose "Tron Legacy" is also set to be released in December. But don't expect to see too many other boldfaced names from Sunday's Oscar podium in movie theaters any time soon. After starring in three movies in 2009, Sandra Bullock is being ultra-deliberate in selecting her next film.
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