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NEWS
October 11, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The battered Kursk submarine reached a Russian shipyard where officials will check its twin nuclear reactors, remove the bodies of the crew members and begin dismantling its deadly missiles. The Kursk was hauled by a huge barge to a dock at the Roslyakovo ship repair plant near Murmansk. It will take at least three days to pull the Kursk into the dock with the help of huge pontoons, then five more days to remove the barge and the pontoons and dry out the dock, said Capt. Vladimir M.
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NEWS
May 22, 2001 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The glory has faded for the workers of this city's great shipyard, birthplace of the Solidarity union movement that brought democracy to Poland and helped topple communism throughout Eastern Europe. Men like Tadeusz Zawadko stood up against Communist authorities in a historic 1980 strike and ultimately saw victory in Poland's democratic transition nine years later.
NEWS
January 6, 2000 | KIM MURPHY and LYNN MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A former employee of a Seattle shipyard has been arrested in the shooting rampage that left two people dead and set off a two-month-long manhunt here, police said Wednesday. Kevin Cruz, a 30-year-old with a history of run-ins with the law, was arrested at his home late Tuesday. Authorities traced him to a backpack containing the gun that was found this week in a blackberry thicket not far from the Northlake Shipyard. Killed in the Nov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1999 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Furthering civilian use of the Long Beach Naval Complex, port commissioners on Monday approved a ship repair facility for part of the former base--a move that could generate at least 500 jobs and put one of the West Coast's largest dry docks back into operation. The Board of Harbor Commissioners for the Port of Long Beach unanimously selected a plan by Astoria Metal Corp. to use 51 acres of land and water space in the now-closed shipyard section of the complex.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 1999 | PAUL LIEBERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, actor Robert De Niro and Miramax Films co-chairman Harvey Weinstein on Monday unveiled plans to transform part of the decaying Brooklyn Navy Yard into a $150-million film studio, the largest effort yet to enable movie and television productions here to avoid having to use facilities in Hollywood or overseas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1998
Re "Rule of Law Means Rule of Employers," Column Left, Oct. 18: Alexander Cockburn made no effort to learn the other side of the story. He reports as fact the assertion that in 1993 Avondale shipyard workers voted to be represented by the New Orleans Metal Trades Council. We have persuasive evidence that the election was so badly marred by fraud and other flaws that the nominal results were meaningless. We have taken our case to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, the appropriate forum for such legal disputes.
BUSINESS
October 9, 1998 | Reuters
Defense contractor General Dynamics Corp. said it will buy a shipyard in San Diego, its first on the West Coast, for $370 million in cash plus the obligation to pay off about $45 million of the seller's debt. It said the purchase of San Diego-based Nassco Holdings Inc., the parent company of National Steel & Shipbuilding Co., an employee-owned shipbuilding and repair business, is expected to close Nov. 30. General Dynamics noted the deal will add immediately to its earnings.
NEWS
August 1, 1998 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The bankrupt Gdansk shipyard--birthplace of the Solidarity union movement that brought democracy to Poland and helped topple communism throughout Eastern Europe--has found a buyer, to the dismay of many Poles. A fierce debate is raging here over whether the expected sale of the shipyard's entire assets represents the ignominious death of the historic facility or its rebirth in a form fit to survive in the global market economy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1997
An emergency shelter for the homeless will open its doors today at the former Long Beach Naval Shipyard. The New Image Shelter, which had operated in the National Guard Armory in downtown Long Beach last year, has arranged for bus transportation at numerous pickup points in the Long Beach and San Pedro areas.
BUSINESS
October 14, 1997 | CHRIS KRAUL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Southwest Marine, the Navy's largest ship repair contractor on the West Coast, will be acquired by Washington, D.C.-based Carlyle Group, the companies said Monday. Terms were not disclosed. One of only three remaining full-service shipyards on the West Coast, Southwest Marine does more than 90% of its business with the Navy. Edward Ewing, a former General Dynamics executive and now Southwest Marine president, will take over as chief executive once the purchase closes over the next 90 days.
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