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March 24, 1985
The battleship Missouri, where the Japanese formally surrendered to the Allies ending World War II, is afloat again in Long Beach Harbor after dry-dock refurbishing in a $475-million renovation project. The 58,000-ton, 888-foot-long battleship is scheduled to be recommissioned in the spring of 1986, Navy officials said. Tugboats labored about 1 1/2 hours to move the battle wagon from dry-dock to a pier where work will continue.
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BUSINESS
February 27, 1991
Kuwait will not sell major international assets to raise the money to rebuild the country after Iraq's occupation despite large-scale destruction, according to Sheik Ali al Khalifa al Sabah, Kuwait's finance minister. Defense stocks, which have performed strongly during the Persian Gulf War, sagged on expectations that peace may be at hand in the six-week conflict.
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BUSINESS
February 27, 1991
Kuwait will not sell major international assets to raise the money to rebuild the country after Iraq's occupation despite large-scale destruction, according to Sheik Ali al Khalifa al Sabah, Kuwait's finance minister. Defense stocks, which have performed strongly during the Persian Gulf War, sagged on expectations that peace may be at hand in the six-week conflict.
NEWS
December 18, 1990 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an action watched closely by businesses and worker-safety proponents nationwide, San Francisco on Monday became the nation's first city to set safety rules for the use of video display terminals in the workplace when the Board of Supervisors approved a controversial ordinance. The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, which has hotly opposed the measure as unreasonable and costly despite compromises aimed at appeasing businesses, immediately said it would urge Mayor Art Agnos to veto it.
BUSINESS
May 31, 1990 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In true capitalist fashion, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce will throw a lavish lunch for Mikhail S. Gorbachev when he's in town next Monday. All anyone needs to get invited is cold, hard cash and a few Chamber connections. Since the lunch became official just over a week ago, it has become the hottest ticket in town--and a nightmare of organization.
NEWS
December 18, 1990 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an action watched closely by businesses and worker-safety proponents nationwide, San Francisco on Monday became the nation's first city to set safety rules for the use of video display terminals in the workplace when the Board of Supervisors approved a controversial ordinance. The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, which has hotly opposed the measure as unreasonable and costly despite compromises aimed at appeasing businesses, immediately said it would urge Mayor Art Agnos to veto it.
NEWS
March 9, 1987
A poll taken by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce showed that two-thirds of the city's residents surveyed would like the 1996 Olympics to be held in the Bay City. Chamber officials said 67% wanted San Francisco to bid for the Games, 26% were opposed to a bid and the rest were undecided. San Francisco is one of 13 U.S. cities that are considering a bid.
BUSINESS
August 24, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Wilson Fills PUC Vacancy: Jessie Knight, executive vice president of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, was appointed by Gov. Pete Wilson to the California Public Utilities Commission, filling a vacancy that has existed for more than a year. Knight, who is expected to take the post next month, joins the PUC as several major decisions are pending on telephone services.
BUSINESS
March 17, 1987
Speaking at a San Francisco Chamber of Commerce banquet, BankAmerica Chairman and Chief Executive A. W. Clausen said San Franciscans should "relish the victory" the company won when Los Angeles-based First Interstate Bancorp withdrew its offer for B of A on Feb. 10. He advised his listeners to "get on with the war on those who think the city has lost its stuff." San Francisco has lost 23 corporate headquarters as a result of mergers and acquisitions in the past six years.
BUSINESS
August 25, 1992 | MARTHA GROVES
Folks at the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce were bemused recently by a faxed form letter from Al-Ssined Commercial Agencies' export-import bureau in Baghdad. "We are pleased to address your goodselves after regretable (sic) interruption due to Gulf events, with our hope to renew trade relations for our mutual benefit," the letter begins.
BUSINESS
May 31, 1990 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In true capitalist fashion, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce will throw a lavish lunch for Mikhail S. Gorbachev when he's in town next Monday. All anyone needs to get invited is cold, hard cash and a few Chamber connections. Since the lunch became official just over a week ago, it has become the hottest ticket in town--and a nightmare of organization.
NEWS
March 24, 1985
The battleship Missouri, where the Japanese formally surrendered to the Allies ending World War II, is afloat again in Long Beach Harbor after dry-dock refurbishing in a $475-million renovation project. The 58,000-ton, 888-foot-long battleship is scheduled to be recommissioned in the spring of 1986, Navy officials said. Tugboats labored about 1 1/2 hours to move the battle wagon from dry-dock to a pier where work will continue.
NEWS
November 18, 1999
The California State University Board of Trustees on Wednesday voted unanimously to extend health benefits to the same-sex partners of university employees and to opposite-sex "domestic partners" 62 or older. The trustees' approval was needed before any of Cal State's 40,000 employees could sign up with the California secretary of state to qualify for same-sex health benefits beginning in February. Gov.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 1, 1987
Martin Weil, former executive director of the San Francisco-based Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, has been appointed managing director of Opera Pacific, general director David DiChiera announced Wednesday. Weil's duties will include coordinating and supervising efforts in marketing, ticket services, development and financial planning and coordination of volunteer activities.
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