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July 22, 1987 | TRACY WOOD, Times Staff Writer
In a surprise blow to the troubled management of the Southern California Rapid Transit District, Robert J. Murray, construction czar for the $4-billion Metro Rail project, announced his retirement Tuesday. RTD officials said Murray, 61, who was recruited four years ago by RTD General Manager John Dyer to lead the subway construction effort, told a meeting of his staff that he is leaving Aug. 14 for family and personal reasons. No successor has been named.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1987 | TRACY WOOD, Times Staff Writer
In a surprise blow to the troubled management of the Southern California Rapid Transit District, Robert J. Murray, construction czar for the $4-billion Metro Rail project, announced his retirement Tuesday. RTD officials said Murray, 61, who was recruited four years ago by RTD General Manager John Dyer to lead the subway construction effort, told a meeting of his staff that he is leaving Aug. 14 for family and personal reasons. No successor has been named.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1985
A memorial service will be conducted Friday for 11 Marines from the U.S. Marine Corps Helicopter Air Station in Tustin who are among 17 men presumed to have been killed in a helicopter crash off Japan's southern coast. Lt. Timothy Hoyle said the service will be held at the helicopter station. The CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter heading for Okinawa from Japan crashed Monday after reporting mechanical problems 15 miles from the island of Yakushima. U.S.
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May 7, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
A U.S. Marine helicopter with 17 people aboard crashed in the ocean off southern Japan Monday, disappearing with only an oil slick left behind, American officials said. The CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter was headed for Okinawa when it reported mechanical problems and turned back toward Iwakuni, a Marine installation in southwest Japan. Another Sea Stallion reportedly traveling the same route turned back a few minutes later to search but spotted only the oil slick. U.S.
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December 27, 1990
The most architecturally striking of the Westside malls, this John Jerde-designed shopping center scored a major coup when it nabbed Los Angeles' first Nordstrom, the undisputed king of customer service, as one of its anchor stores. And while Nordstrom is the big attraction in the eyes of many shoppers, the benefits seem to flow in both directions. The Westside Pavilion store boasts the highest sales per square foot of any store in the Nordstrom chain, according to Iris J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1985 | BOBBIE RODRIGUEZ, Times Staff Writer
In a memorial service Friday at Tustin Marine Corps Air Station, about 900 mourners gathered to pay tribute to 17 Marines who were killed in a helicopter crash in the ocean near Japan on Monday. Eleven of those men were assigned to the Tustin base. "Many good Marines were lost. Not only were they Marines, they were our brothers . . . all of them sons, fathers, brothers, husbands. All of them brothers in arms, all of them Marines," said Col. David V.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1990 | RONALD B. TAYLOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Southern California Rapid Transit District General Manager Alan F. Pegg has come under fire from some county supervisors and RTD board members a week before the district board meets to routinely evaluate Pegg's performance. Pegg's recent approval of two controversial consulting contracts brought him criticism at a time when the district is fighting the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission for control of mass transit development in the area. Los Angeles County Supervisor Peter F.
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September 13, 1988 | BOB DROGIN, Times Staff Writer
Democratic presidential nominee Gov. Michael S. Dukakis fired freely at Vice President George Bush in a speech on foreign policy Monday, criticizing his opponent by name and deed more than two dozen times. But Dukakis took some licks himself later in the day, when Bush supporters loudly booed him and chanted "Bush! Bush!" at a raucous afternoon rally at a jet engine assembly plant near here.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1990 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Godinez, business agent for the Iron Workers Union, Local 627, chuckled when asked to compare the recent launching of a Navy supply ship, which went off without a hitch, and the launching of another Navy ship 10 years ago. Both ships--the auxiliary oiler explosives (or AOE) Supply and the destroyer tender Cape Cod--were built and launched at the National Steel & Shipbuilding Co. shipyard.
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September 17, 1988 | ROBERT C. TOTH, Times Staff Writer
In three speeches this week answering Vice President George Bush's stinging attacks on his competence in foreign and defense affairs, Democratic presidential candidate Michael S. Dukakis moved toward the national security mainstream of administrations preceding Ronald Reagan's. In the process, he shifted away from his identification with the dovish wing of the Democratic Party.
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October 16, 1988 | MELISSA HEALY, Times Staff Writer
When Vice President George Bush was asked during the two presidential debates which weapons he would trim from the Defense Department's budget, he offered up three programs that had already been killed and a fourth whose cancellation would produce no net savings. As for his Democratic rival, Michael S.
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