June 2, 1991 |
Malaysia, anxious to retain its position as the world's top producer of rubber, is revolutionizing the industry by scrapping antiquated techniques relying on excessive human labor in favor of innovative machines. Faced with low prices and a crippling shortage of workers as the young rush to the booming manufacturing sector, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has branded traditional rubber-tapping methods as "terribly inefficient" and called for modernization.
November 14, 1987 |
Mobay Corp., a subsidiary of Bayer USA Inc., said it has agreed to acquire Denka Chemical Corp. of Houston for an undisclosed sum. Denka, which has sales of nearly $100 million and employs about 400 workers, has plants in Houston; Duluth, Minn.; Carteret, N.J., and Little Ferry, N.J.
January 25, 1997 |
An Irvine man and his business partner were arrested Friday on suspicion of conspiring to ship chemicals that could be used to make nerve gas to Iran, in violation of the U.S. trade embargo. Prosecutors said Abdol Hamid Rashidian, an Iranian citizen living in Irvine, and Henry Joseph Trojack of Las Vegas conspired to ship impregnated alumina.
HOME & GARDEN
July 14, 1990 |
No question, Bubba, if it's truly laid back you want, you have to get a hammock. It's the quintessential device for hanging around the yard, swaying in the breeze, idling away an afternoon or the whole summer. But it most certainly doesn't have to be confined to the back yard; that's an American idea. Most of the hammocks of the world are used indoors instead of beds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2005 |
There's a story behind sneakers and James Moore wants to tell it. The 45-year-old Los Angeles County social worker has assembled a one-man traveling show he calls the California Sneaker Museum, which made a one-day stop Saturday at the Ahmanson Senior Citizen Center in Exposition Park.
May 5, 1997 |
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and the United Steelworkers union have reached a tentative agreement to end a two-week strike, but workers will remain on the picket lines until the deal is ratified. Union spokesman Curt Brown said Sunday that members will vote Thursday on the six-year agreement reached Saturday night. It would be the first long-term contract in the industry's history.