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September 8, 1990 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Michael Beard had been assessing the market potential for his new line of decorator wall maps by tacking them to bulletin boards in student unions, computer centers and geography departments from Cal Poly Pomona to the University of Washington in Seattle. He was encouraged to find that most were stolen the same day he put them up. But Beard saw even broader potential when a United Parcel Service delivery man paused at the map on Beard's office wall back in Medford, Ore.
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September 8, 1990 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Michael Beard had been assessing the market potential for his new line of decorator wall maps by tacking them to bulletin boards in student unions, computer centers and geography departments from Cal Poly Pomona to the University of Washington in Seattle. He was encouraged to find that most were stolen the same day he put them up. But Beard saw even broader potential when a United Parcel Service delivery man paused at the map on Beard's office wall back in Medford, Ore.
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December 3, 1987 | JEFF BARNARD, Associated Press
A whale's eye view of Hawaii, a spy plane's view of the Rockies and a vivid contour map of Montana: They all come from Raven Maps & Images, where the idea is that maps can be art. "We produce a lot of good maps in this country," said Stuart Allan, Raven's cartographer. "But they often are over-detailed. From a graphics point of view, you get an overload. "What we are trying to do here is make a map as handsome as a painting and as accurate as the engineering-based materials."
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November 13, 1991 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Everybody needs a hobby, and junk mail is mine. Like those kindly folks who raise rattlesnakes or tarantulas and tell you what wonderful pets they make, I have chosen to embrace what most of society rejects and abhors. Most of the bulk, especially this time of year, is taken up with catalogues. Not just from expected sources like Land's End or Tweeds or L. L. Bean, but from places like Very Vermont, offering "100% Pure Maple Syrup in a convenient shaker jar," or Ergo Media Inc.
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August 1, 1997 | JAMES F. PELTZ and STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Consumers, businesses and rival shipping companies braced for chaos on Thursday as a possible strike against United Parcel Service of America Inc., set to begin this morning, threatened to severely disrupt package deliveries nationwide. Hours before the 12:01 a.m. PDT strike deadline, the nation's largest shipping company and representatives of its largest union met with a federal mediator to find a solution to the impasse, and the White House said it was monitoring the talks closely.
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August 1, 1997 | JAMES F. PELTZ and STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A potentially crippling strike against United Parcel Service of America Inc., which could have severely disrupted package deliveries nationwide, was postponed late Thursday. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters union, which represents more than 185,000 employees at the nation's largest shipping company, called off a threatened midnight EDT walkout "until further notice" as talks continued under the guidance of a federal mediator.
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June 29, 2003 | Susan Spano, Times Staff Writer
Goleta, Calif., may not look like one of the most important places in the world, but for people who wouldn't dream of leaving home without a map, it's the nexus. Map Link, said to be the biggest map wholesaler in North America with 100,000 maps in stock and 70 employees, makes its unassuming home there in an old lemon-packing warehouse just off U.S. 101. My dream is to get locked in overnight. The warehouse floor is about half the size of a football field, lined with shelves full of maps.
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