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April 13, 1986
Vice President George Bush ended a 10-day trip to the Middle East by attending ceremonies marking the opening of an oil refinery in Marib, Yemen, built by his longtime friend, Texas oilman Ray L. Hunt. Scores of Yemeni troops stood guard as Bush and President Ali Abdullah Saleh dedicated the 10,000-barrel-a-day refinery. Bush hailed U.S. relations with nonaligned Yemen as "fundamentally important."
December 19, 1987
Members of the Southern Methodist University board of trustees announced Friday that they, as individuals, would donate $1.7 million to the school to pay for the contract buyouts of three former athletic department officials and to pay other football scandal expenses, including legal fees, the cost of an internal investigation and an investigation by a bishops' committee of the United Methodist Church.
October 13, 1992 | From Reuters
Pacific Enterprises Corp. on Monday announced the $371-million sale of its domestic oil and gas assets to Hunt Oil Co., saying the deal will allow it to concentrate on its core utility business. The Los Angeles company, which is in the process of being broken up after a number of acquisitions during the 1980s, said the sale includes energy reserves on nearly 1.4 million acres of land in the Rocky Mountains, the Midwest and Gulf Coast states.
March 31, 2007 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
Vicky Huynh of Los Angeles remembered the last letter her boyfriend, Lance Cpl. Felipe Sandoval-Flores, sent her from Iraq. "He said he loved me and when he got home, he was bringing a ring," the 21-year-old said tearfully. Maria Carrillo, 23, of Twentynine Palms said that in his last call, her husband, Sgt. Alejandro Carrillo, "was more worried about his Marines than about himself." The women's wishes for their loved ones' safe return were not to come true.
August 28, 1986 | Associated Press
A federal judge Wednesday denied a request by the Hunt brothers to stop a group of banks from foreclosing on Hunt properties because of defaulted loans. U.S. District Judge Barefoot Sanders denied a request for a temporary restraining order filed by Nelson Bunker, William Herbert and Lamar Hunt, a court official said. The denial leaves the Hunts' Placid Oil Co. and Penrod Drilling Co.
October 22, 1988 | SHEARLEAN DUKE, Shearlean Duke is a regular contributor to Orange County Life
You may have seen the varnished, wooden-hulled yacht near the entrance to Newport Harbor, tugging at its lines as if trying to break free and sail with the wind. The yacht is Newsboy. Its sleek, elegant hull and towering spar are living symbols of Orange County yachting. Riding gracefully on a mooring in front of Balboa Yacht Club, the 65-foot, 30-ton yacht is a familiar sight to anyone regularly entering or leaving the harbor.
December 13, 1985 | MICHAEL ROSS, Times Staff Writer
The 250 U.S. soldiers killed in Thursday's crash were part of the world's youngest peacekeeping force and also the least visible, thanks to strict Egyptian and Israeli observance of the peace treaty the troops were helping to enforce. The 250 from the 101st Airborne Division had just completed a six-month tour of duty in the Sinai desert with the 11-nation Multinational Force and Observers (MFO), a 2,600-member group set up to monitor compliance with the 1979 Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty.
June 12, 2011 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Several years ago, I spent time with Gunther Gebel-Williams, the celebrated Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey animal trainer. I watched in awe as this intensely charismatic man played with a cage full of lions and tigers as if they were so many household cats. His assistant, standing next to me, took it all in. "Both people and animals," he explained, "they want his good word. " As it was with Gebel-Williams, so it is with Buck Brannaman, the subject of the marvelous new documentary "Buck," which opens Friday.
October 11, 1988 | Associated Press
Here is Forbes magazine's 1988 list of the 400 richest Americans in descending order of wealth, showing estimated fortune in millions, residence, source of wealth and age. Duplicated numbers represent ties; boldfaced entries are used to designate Californians. 1) Sam Moore Walton, $6,700, Bentonville, Ark., Wal-Mart Stores, 70. 2) John Werner Kluge, $3,200, Charlottesville, Va., Metromedia, 75. 3) Henry Ross Perot, $3,000 Dallas, Electronic Data Systems, 58.
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