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August 17, 1986 | JENNIFER MERIN, Merin is a New York City free-lance writer.
Hong Kong is a paradise for clothing shoppers. Thousands of small retail shops sell current fashions at prices that make bargain hunting a breeze. The colony's tax-free status is one reason for the low prices. Many garments, sold in the United States and Europe at higher prices, are manufactured in Hong Kong, where labor is still cheap. Low production costs and the lack of shipping charges are passed along to shoppers in Hong Kong.
May 22, 1986
San Diego businessman Thompson Fetter is acquiring the division from the Los Angeles-based company for an undisclosed amount. Kettenburg Marine operates marine repair facilities in San Diego, Santa Ana, Newport Beach and Dana Point and operates out of several retail marine sales outlets in Southern California. Kettenburg's first-quarter revenue totaled $4.9 million.
October 8, 1985
The restaurant chain vowed to continue its $16-a-share cash offer despite Ponderosa Inc.'s rejection of the offer as inadequate. The company said Ponderosa, which operates a chain of steak houses, would benefit by a change from company-operated outlets to franchise-operated outlets, the approach used by USACafes. USACafes said a Ponderosa lawsuit filed this week alleging violations of securities and antitrust laws is without merit.
September 3, 1985 | From United Press International
The nation's network of service stations is continuing its shift to self-service pumps and convenience stores in a marketing evolution that has begun to attract major-brand stations, a survey reported Monday. "The most dramatic change is the rate at which major-brand outlets are being converted to self-service convenience stores," industry analyst Dan Lundberg said of his nationwide survey of stations in August.
July 26, 2000
The Auto Center in Oxnard has several outlets that disrespect the American flag by using it as an advertising medium and by placing it on used cars by attaching it anyplace convenient rather than as specified in the code. Any person who buys a vehicle from any outlet that disrespects the American flag is also disrespecting it. All persons should make a statement against this abuse by not buying from outlets that continue to disrespect our flag. WILLIAM N. WARREN Oxnard
February 5, 1989
My wife and I have been frustrated for years at our inability to contact TV stations and networks to relay our comments. On Jan. 15, Television Times published a list of addresses for those outlets. I hope you will make this a regular part of your guide. Bob Dosien, Santa Paula
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