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March 30, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
Although cellphone calls are still banned on planes, the airline industry has come to accept that nearly every passenger now packs an electronic device that occasionally needs recharging. United Airlines, the nation's second-largest carrier, announced last week that it is installing nearly 500 charging stations at its gate areas. Each station has six 110-volt power outlets and two USB ports. The airline said the charging stations will be installed at Chicago O'Hare International Airport by the end of March, followed by its hubs in Los Angeles, Houston and Newark, N.J., and at Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. Stations also will be added at LaGuardia Airport in New York and Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans.
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BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
August 26, 1986 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, Times Staff Writer
Daniel J. Cline remembers all too well his first bite of Chicken Natural chicken. It was late 1985, a few days after the chain, which recently moved to Irvine from Los Angeles, asked him to be its chief executive. With just one mouthful of the herb-flavored, flame-broiled chicken, he wondered if he had bitten off more than he could chew. "My reaction," said the former director of marketing at Denny's Inc., "was that I wouldn't even walk across the street to eat this stuff."
BUSINESS
June 24, 1986
The Standard Shoe Co. has closed its store on Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills, but the company plans to expand by opening smaller stores. The 23 employees affected by the closing are being offered jobs at some of the 11 other Standard Shoes stores, including outlets in North Hollywood, Northridge and West Los Angeles.
BUSINESS
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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
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