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June 9, 1996 | Associated Press
The historic Gdansk shipyard where the Solidarity labor movement was born will be closed due to mounting debt, stockholders decided Saturday. The government, which owns 60% of the stock, wants to shut down the yard and begin bankruptcy proceedings. The yard's debt is estimated at $135 million. Solidarity founder Lech Walesa, who repaired battery-powered carts at the yard, organized strikes there in 1980 that led to the fall of the Communist government.
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June 9, 1996 | Associated Press
The historic Gdansk shipyard where the Solidarity labor movement was born will be closed due to mounting debt, stockholders decided Saturday. The government, which owns 60% of the stock, wants to shut down the yard and begin bankruptcy proceedings. The yard's debt is estimated at $135 million. Solidarity founder Lech Walesa, who repaired battery-powered carts at the yard, organized strikes there in 1980 that led to the fall of the Communist government.
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January 9, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Eritrean rebels attacked and crippled a Polish freighter in the Red Sea off Ethiopia and captured 29 crew members and a passenger, the Polish government reported. The 11,600-ton Boleslaw Krzywousty, carrying ceramics and cotton, was found Thursday aground, ablaze and unmanned by another Polish vessel that answered a distress signal.
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January 9, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Eritrean rebels attacked and crippled a Polish freighter in the Red Sea off Ethiopia and captured 29 crew members and a passenger, the Polish government reported. The 11,600-ton Boleslaw Krzywousty, carrying ceramics and cotton, was found Thursday aground, ablaze and unmanned by another Polish vessel that answered a distress signal.
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