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August 26, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
South Western Accepts Sweetened Bid: Britain's South Western Electricity agreed to be acquired by Southern Co. after the U.S. utility boosted its bid by 7% to $1.65 billion. South Western's decision ends a monthlong battle over the price of the acquisition, which is the first of a British power company by a foreign utility. The deal allows Atlanta-based Southern to expand from a slow-growing U.S. market into Britain's lucrative power-distribution industry.
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March 16, 2014 | By Neela Banerjee
DE KALB, Miss. - Looming like a spaceship over pine and sweet-gum forest, the high-tech power plant under construction in rural Kemper County is a $5-billion wager on an energy future that includes coal. The Kemper plant is scheduled to open this year as the first in the United States to ramp up technology to remove carbon dioxide emissions on a large scale. If it works as planned, up to 65% of the plant's potential carbon dioxide emissions would be removed. But if its progress is any indication, building a coal plant that can sharply reduce greenhouse gas pollution is a white-knuckle ride.
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BUSINESS
January 20, 2001 | Bloomberg News
Southern Co., the largest U.S. power producer and owner of Atlanta's electric utility, said fourth-quarter profit rose 3.5% to $143 million, or 22 cents a share, as colder weather and population growth in the Southeast boosted electricity sales. Southern also said it would spin off its 80%-owned Southern Energy Inc. unit, which sells power to utilities rather than directly to consumers. The unregulated unit, which will be renamed Mirant Corp.
BUSINESS
April 3, 2001 | Bloomberg News
Black workers provided documents from Southern Co. they say support a lawsuit accusing the largest U.S. power producer of racial discrimination. In a court filing, the employees included a U.S. statistical analysis indicating blacks were paid less than white counterparts. The workers also provided company records they said show company officials were aware of nooses hung on corporate property and widespread use of racial epithets.
BUSINESS
April 3, 2001 | Bloomberg News
Black workers provided documents from Southern Co. they say support a lawsuit accusing the largest U.S. power producer of racial discrimination. In a court filing, the employees included a U.S. statistical analysis indicating blacks were paid less than white counterparts. The workers also provided company records they said show company officials were aware of nooses hung on corporate property and widespread use of racial epithets.
NATIONAL
March 16, 2014 | By Neela Banerjee
DE KALB, Miss. - Looming like a spaceship over pine and sweet-gum forest, the high-tech power plant under construction in rural Kemper County is a $5-billion wager on an energy future that includes coal. The Kemper plant is scheduled to open this year as the first in the United States to ramp up technology to remove carbon dioxide emissions on a large scale. If it works as planned, up to 65% of the plant's potential carbon dioxide emissions would be removed. But if its progress is any indication, building a coal plant that can sharply reduce greenhouse gas pollution is a white-knuckle ride.
SPORTS
May 25, 1994 | ERIC SHEPARD
Today's pairings (at Cypress College): Division I--Alhambra Keppel (17-0) vs. Garden Grove (15-1), 2:30 p.m.; Division II--Long Beach Jordan (15-2) vs. Rosemead (13-1), 2:30 p.m. Last year's champions: Division I--Keppel; Division II--Etiwanda. Outlook: Keppel continues to dominate a sport introduced to the Southern Section in 1980. The Aztecs are going after their sixth title since 1987 and their fifth in a row.
NEWS
November 15, 1997 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge in Los Angeles ruled Friday that Proposition 187, the divisive 1994 ballot initiative targeting illegal immigrants, violates both the Constitution and last year's sweeping congressional overhaul of welfare law. The ruling effectively means that, barring a successful appeal, the controversial measure that focused attention nationwide on the problem of illegal immigration will never be fully implemented.
NATIONAL
August 22, 2012 | By Neela Banerjee, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Tuesday struck down a key Obama administration air pollution rule meant to protect Eastern residents from polluters in neighboring states, saying that the Environmental Protection Agency must grant states more time to implement protections. The ruling by two George W. Bush appointees covers the "good neighbor rule" issued by the EPA in mid-2011 to regulate emissions of pollutants, including sulfur dioxide and nitrous oxides, the main ingredients in soot and smog.
BUSINESS
January 20, 2001 | Bloomberg News
Southern Co., the largest U.S. power producer and owner of Atlanta's electric utility, said fourth-quarter profit rose 3.5% to $143 million, or 22 cents a share, as colder weather and population growth in the Southeast boosted electricity sales. Southern also said it would spin off its 80%-owned Southern Energy Inc. unit, which sells power to utilities rather than directly to consumers. The unregulated unit, which will be renamed Mirant Corp.
BUSINESS
August 26, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
South Western Accepts Sweetened Bid: Britain's South Western Electricity agreed to be acquired by Southern Co. after the U.S. utility boosted its bid by 7% to $1.65 billion. South Western's decision ends a monthlong battle over the price of the acquisition, which is the first of a British power company by a foreign utility. The deal allows Atlanta-based Southern to expand from a slow-growing U.S. market into Britain's lucrative power-distribution industry.
SPORTS
May 25, 1994 | ERIC SHEPARD
Today's pairings (at Cypress College): Division I--Alhambra Keppel (17-0) vs. Garden Grove (15-1), 2:30 p.m.; Division II--Long Beach Jordan (15-2) vs. Rosemead (13-1), 2:30 p.m. Last year's champions: Division I--Keppel; Division II--Etiwanda. Outlook: Keppel continues to dominate a sport introduced to the Southern Section in 1980. The Aztecs are going after their sixth title since 1987 and their fifth in a row.
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