August 13, 1985
The final shipment to Europe of Volkswagen's legendary "bug," the biggest-selling car of all time, was unloaded at the port of Emden, West Germany. The company is withdrawing the model from the European market because of falling sales. More than 20.6 million Beetles have been built, 8 million of which are thought to be still on the road, a spokesman said. The final 3,000 cars for Europe were made in Mexico.
August 20, 1987 |
CIA counterterrorism chief Duane (Dewey) Clarridge has acknowledged that he made logistical plans for arms shipments to Iran in late 1985, even after being told by superiors that his actions were illegal without the explicit approval of President Reagan, according to testimony released Wednesday by Congress' Iran- contra committees. Clarridge's testimony, taken by the committees in closed session Aug.
July 10, 2009 |
Customs agents discovered an extra ingredient in a shipment of Colombian coffee: nearly half a ton of cocaine. U.S. Customs Officer Troy Simon said that Monday's cocaine find was his agency's biggest at the Port of New Orleans since more than 2 tons turned up in a transformer shipment about 10 years ago.
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September 14, 1986 |
Pamela Cury was bringing a shipment--some of Latin America's finest--from Guatemala into Los Angeles. " Primo stuff," she called it. "It was absolutely like gold." The cargo was shrimp, more than 29,000 pounds of top-grade, pond-raised jumbos, miniatures and all sizes in between, frozen in ice, loaded on a trailer rig and headed for a market near you. But then, on Friday, the $157,000 load reached a U.S. Customs Service facility in South Gate.
March 7, 2012 |
A Santa Monica start-up wants to take the financial pain out of shaving. Dollar Shave Club is a new membership-only website that promises to "shave time, shave money" by sending customers a shipment of razor blades automatically every month. The company estimates that it will save members as much as $292 a year on shaving. "For a very long time people have been flummoxed by the price of brand-name razors, so they hang on to their blades for longer than they should and milk their blades," company co-founder and Chief Executive Michael Dubin said.
November 27, 2010 |
A shipment of radioactive rods that went missing Thanksgiving Day was found Friday in Tennessee by the shipping company FedEx. Though the materials, used for medical equipment, posed little threat to the public, the misplaced shipment underscores the need to track low-hazard materials that could be used in small-scale terrorist attacks, experts say. The rods, used to calibrate quality control in CT scans, contain little energy and a low...