December 9, 1990 |
The two Texans pulled no punches, and they reported that Saddam Hussein listened intently as they made their strong plea. Release all the hostages, they urged the Iraqi president. The "human shields" are doing you no good, they said they told him. And they will not be a deciding factor if President Bush should order an attack against Iraq. So why keep them? Let them go, John B. Connally and Oscar S. Wyatt said to Hussein. "It's hurting you in the eyes of the world," said Connally, a former U.S.
December 9, 1990 |
Free at last, about 500 foreign hostages, including 22 Americans, began flying home Saturday night, becoming the first to leave here following Saddam Hussein's declaration of general amnesty for all foreigners in Iraq and Kuwait. Another 400 or more Americans are expected to leave today, a senior U.S. Embassy official in Baghdad said Saturday night.
September 26, 1995 |
Laker Plans New Transatlantic Air Service: Sir Freddie Laker, who pioneered low-cost transatlantic air service nearly two decades ago only to see his airline fail five years later, is giving it another go--but this time with a few frills. Laker and Texas oilman Oscar S. Wyatt Jr. said they will form a new carrier, Laker Airways Inc., to fly between Florida and Britain, Italy and Germany. "We think we will have an airplane in the air by Christmas," Laker said.
December 13, 1990 |
Coastal Corp. abandoned a proposed $665-million pipeline that would have carried natural gas into California from Wyoming, leaving a rival pipeline proposal the apparent winner in a high-stakes race to meet the growing gas needs of the state's oil producers and utilities. Oscar S. Wyatt Jr., chairman of Houston-based Coastal, said through a spokesman that the decision was based on fears of an economic slowdown and tough competition from the Kern River Gas Transmission Co.'