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April 7, 1997 | CONNIE KOENENN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At 42, Rodney Earl Slater already has a personal resume with mythical overtones. The new secretary of transportation grew up in small-town Arkansas and was picking cotton at 6 to buy his first vehicle--a $29.95 red Schwinn bicycle. Today at a pivotal moment, as head of the 100,000-employee Department of Transportation, he directs how the nation moves by land, sea and air. Big challenges are second nature to President Clinton's longtime friend. Slater grew up in public housing in Marianna, Ark.
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September 10, 1998 | From Associated Press
Two small feeder airlines prepared to resume service to 17 towns served by Northwest Airlines Corp. Wednesday, while negotiators for Northwest and its striking pilots met again with a federal mediator and a Clinton administration official. Presidential aide Bruce Lindsey remained with negotiators, trying to help a mediator find a way to end the 12-day-old strike. Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater met with representatives of both sides Tuesday night.
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February 7, 1997 | Associated Press
Federal Highway Administrator Rodney Slater, an Arkansas friend of President Clinton, won Senate confirmation as secretary of Transportation on Thursday. The vote was 98 to 0. Slater worked as executive assistant to Clinton in 1983-87, when Clinton was governor of Arkansas. From 1987 to 1993, Slater was a member, and then chairman, of the Arkansas State Highway Commission. Clinton brought him to Washington as the federal highway administrator in 1993.
BUSINESS
September 9, 1998 | From Reuters
The White House became more visible Tuesday in attempts to end the nearly 2-week-old pilots' strike that has shutdown Northwest Airlines Corp., sending a Cabinet member and a presidential aide to Minnesota to meet with both sides. Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater and Deputy White House Counsel Bruce Lindsey flew to Minnesota on Tuesday to meet with negotiators for the company and the Air Line Pilots Assn.
BUSINESS
September 10, 1998 | From Associated Press
Two small feeder airlines prepared to resume service to 17 towns served by Northwest Airlines Corp. Wednesday, while negotiators for Northwest and its striking pilots met again with a federal mediator and a Clinton administration official. Presidential aide Bruce Lindsey remained with negotiators, trying to help a mediator find a way to end the 12-day-old strike. Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater met with representatives of both sides Tuesday night.
BUSINESS
September 9, 1998 | From Reuters
The White House became more visible Tuesday in attempts to end the nearly 2-week-old pilots' strike that has shutdown Northwest Airlines Corp., sending a Cabinet member and a presidential aide to Minnesota to meet with both sides. Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater and Deputy White House Counsel Bruce Lindsey flew to Minnesota on Tuesday to meet with negotiators for the company and the Air Line Pilots Assn.
NEWS
December 21, 1996 | SAM FULWOOD III, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Back in earlier days as they climbed the political ladder together in Arkansas, Rodney Slater was among the most steady friends of Bill Clinton. As the young Clinton rebounded from his 1980 gubernatorial reelection loss, Slater's loyalty to the ousted governor earned him a seat on the Arkansas Highway Commission when Clinton returned to the Arkansas Statehouse in 1982.
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December 21, 1996 | JONATHAN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton on Friday completed the politically sensitive task of picking his Cabinet for the second term with selections that included one surprise--Transportation Secretary Federico Pena was nominated to serve as Energy secretary. In addition, the president named Andrew Cuomo, son of former New York Gov. Mario M.
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September 22, 1994 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
No one could accuse South Pasadena of not doing everything possible over the last four decades to stop the Long Beach (710) Freeway extension from plowing through its historic neighborhoods. Even as the California Transportation Commission gave final state approval to the eight-lane highway last week, the city's mayor and city manager were in Washington lobbying Federal Highway Administration officials who will decide whether to fund the 6.
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February 20, 1997 | Associated Press
Jane F. Garvey was named acting federal highway administrator on Wednesday. Deputy administrator since 1993, Garvey replaces Rodney Slater, who moved up to secretary of Transportation.
NEWS
April 7, 1997 | CONNIE KOENENN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At 42, Rodney Earl Slater already has a personal resume with mythical overtones. The new secretary of transportation grew up in small-town Arkansas and was picking cotton at 6 to buy his first vehicle--a $29.95 red Schwinn bicycle. Today at a pivotal moment, as head of the 100,000-employee Department of Transportation, he directs how the nation moves by land, sea and air. Big challenges are second nature to President Clinton's longtime friend. Slater grew up in public housing in Marianna, Ark.
NEWS
February 7, 1997 | Associated Press
Federal Highway Administrator Rodney Slater, an Arkansas friend of President Clinton, won Senate confirmation as secretary of Transportation on Thursday. The vote was 98 to 0. Slater worked as executive assistant to Clinton in 1983-87, when Clinton was governor of Arkansas. From 1987 to 1993, Slater was a member, and then chairman, of the Arkansas State Highway Commission. Clinton brought him to Washington as the federal highway administrator in 1993.
NEWS
December 21, 1996 | JONATHAN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton on Friday completed the politically sensitive task of picking his Cabinet for the second term with selections that included one surprise--Transportation Secretary Federico Pena was nominated to serve as Energy secretary. In addition, the president named Andrew Cuomo, son of former New York Gov. Mario M.
NEWS
December 21, 1996 | SAM FULWOOD III, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Back in earlier days as they climbed the political ladder together in Arkansas, Rodney Slater was among the most steady friends of Bill Clinton. As the young Clinton rebounded from his 1980 gubernatorial reelection loss, Slater's loyalty to the ousted governor earned him a seat on the Arkansas Highway Commission when Clinton returned to the Arkansas Statehouse in 1982.
NEWS
September 22, 1994 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
No one could accuse South Pasadena of not doing everything possible over the last four decades to stop the Long Beach (710) Freeway extension from plowing through its historic neighborhoods. Even as the California Transportation Commission gave final state approval to the eight-lane highway last week, the city's mayor and city manager were in Washington lobbying Federal Highway Administration officials who will decide whether to fund the 6.
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March 26, 1993 | Associated Press
President Clinton has announced that he plans to nominate longtime adviser Rodney Slater as administrator of the Federal Highway Administration. Slater is chairman of the Arkansas State Highway Commission and was deputy manager of the Clinton-Gore campaign.
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January 19, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The race to build the nation's first magnetic levitation railroad has narrowed to projects proposed for Pittsburgh and the Washington-Baltimore area. Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater announced the awards, selecting the projects from seven competing for the money. His successor will pick the winner to receive millions of dollars in federal support. The futuristic "maglev" trains can operate at up to 240 mph; projects also have been proposed in several other countries.
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