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October 2, 2000 | JONATHAN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When mournful black clouds drifted high above the blazing carpet plant, workers feared it would be left to die, just one more name on the honor roll of U.S. factories abandoned in an era of savage global competition. But in this small Southern town, where entire families have toiled in textiles since the Civil War, the 1995 episode had a surprisingly happy ending.
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December 31, 2010
Grant McCune Effects artist shared Oscar for 'Star Wars' Grant McCune, 67, a member of the team that won the Academy Award for visual effects in 1978 for George Lucas' "Star Wars," died Monday at his home in Hidden Hills, said his wife, Kathy. He had pancreatic cancer. McCune was the chief model maker in the miniature and optical effects unit for the first film produced in Lucas' "Star Wars" series and shared the visual effects Oscar with John Stears, John Dykstra, Richard Edlund and Robert Blalack.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 2010
Grant McCune Effects artist shared Oscar for 'Star Wars' Grant McCune, 67, a member of the team that won the Academy Award for visual effects in 1978 for George Lucas' "Star Wars," died Monday at his home in Hidden Hills, said his wife, Kathy. He had pancreatic cancer. McCune was the chief model maker in the miniature and optical effects unit for the first film produced in Lucas' "Star Wars" series and shared the visual effects Oscar with John Stears, John Dykstra, Richard Edlund and Robert Blalack.
NEWS
October 2, 2000 | JONATHAN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When mournful black clouds drifted high above the blazing carpet plant, workers feared it would be left to die, just one more name on the honor roll of U.S. factories abandoned in an era of savage global competition. But in this small Southern town, where entire families have toiled in textiles since the Civil War, the 1995 episode had a surprisingly happy ending.
BUSINESS
May 19, 1998 | Reuters
Dillard's Inc. agreed to buy Mercantile Stores Co., one of the last major independent department store chains, for $2.9 billion in a deal that would create a retailing powerhouse in the Midwest and South. Dillard's, a chain of 272 department stores based in Little Rock, Ark., said it would pay $80 in cash for each share of Mercantile, which has 103 department stores and 16 home fashion stores.
NEWS
January 29, 1995 | ALAN C. MILLER and GLENN F. BUNTING, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A political committee spearheaded by House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) collected more than $7 million over a five-year period, much of it by soliciting large donations from corporate executives with major interests pending before the federal government, records show. The GOP Action Committee (GOPAC) played a significant role in the election of a Republican majority to Congress last fall by recruiting and supporting local candidates.
BUSINESS
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.
OPINION
November 8, 1998 | James C. Cobb
Going into Tuesday's elections, it looked like Georgia voters were set to make a little history by electing the state's first Republican governor since Reconstruction. South Carolina voters also seemed to be in a history-making frame of mind: The long senatorial career of Ernest F. Hollings, the last of an exceedingly durable but ultimately doomed breed of Southern Democrat, was teetering. The South would fully be in the grip of the Republican Party come Wednesday morning.
BUSINESS
September 19, 1993 | JAMES FLANIGAN
The surprising thing about the opposition to the North American Free Trade Agreement is that it's so blatantly false--the Big Lie technique is being used, as former President Carter put it last week, "by a demagogue who is preying on the fears and the uncertainties of the American public."
BUSINESS
May 28, 1985 | PAUL RICHTER, Times Staff Writer
The red brick textile mill that sprawls across a weedy hillside on this town's edge was always the largest local employer, but that doesn't begin to describe its role. For 91 years, the factory's morning bell summoned a work force that included many whose parents and grandparents had mill jobs before them. Clubs and athletic teams were organized within its drafty walls, and it has for years provided the largest single contribution to the local United Way campaign.
NEWS
August 13, 1992 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United States, Mexico and Canada on Wednesday unveiled a historic North American Free Trade Agreement, declaring their intent to create the world's largest common market by eliminating most barriers to the free flow of goods and services from the Yukon to the Yucatan.
NEWS
February 29, 1996 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Their race now deep in chaos, the Republican presidential candidates headed here Wednesday for Saturday's primary--a contest looming as a defining moment in their struggle for the nomination. "The elimination process is going to begin in earnest in South Carolina," commentator Patrick J. Buchanan said Wednesday. Likewise, Robert Lighthizer, a senior advisor to Sen. Bob Dole, said, "If you don't win South Carolina, you go on and try to do the best you can, but you are truly injured."
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