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August 18, 2000 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A crisis of delays and cancellations plaguing United Airlines deepened Thursday as the world's largest airline resorted to incentives to keep its lucrative business fliers and warned of disappointing third-quarter earnings because of lost business. The developments added to United's growing role as the central figure in passengers' furor with the U.S.
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August 18, 2000 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A crisis of delays and cancellations plaguing United Airlines deepened Thursday as the world's largest airline resorted to incentives to keep its lucrative business fliers and warned of disappointing third-quarter earnings because of lost business. The developments added to United's growing role as the central figure in passengers' furor with the U.S.
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BUSINESS
October 24, 1988 | NANCY YOSHIHARA, Times Staff Writer
Monster trucks are making their assault on Japan. The used Chevrolet pickups with five-ton axles and 5 1/2-feet-high tires--which each weigh 1,000 pounds--are the newest U.S. vehicles to hit the roads in Japan. Two Japanese businessmen, Mickey Mihara and Tatsunosuke Fukui, recently purchased the two trucks for $125,000 each from Seth and Meridith Doulton, owners of Golden State Promotions in Santa Barbara.
NEWS
November 24, 1990 | United Press International
In the wake of large anti-U.S. and pro-Iraqi demonstrations in Sudan, the State Department on Friday authorized embassy dependents to leave the country and warned American private citizens to leave. The revolutionary military government of Lt. Gen. Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir has sided with Iraq in the Persian Gulf crisis. Well-managed demonstrations have been reported in cities including the capital, Khartoum.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1999 | ELAINE GALE
Jeremy Rosenberg of the Temple Beth El in Aliso Viejo was elected youth president of the National Federation of Temple Youth during an annual convention last month in Los Angeles. "I love exploring Judaism and what it has to say about life," said Rosenberg, 17, who described his temple as a "second home." More than 1,500 youth from across the country elected Rosenberg to the top post of the federation, which is the youth division of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 1985
We in Orange County are quite fortunate in having the numerous beautiful parks. O'Neill and Featherly have always been a pleasure to visit, until recently. In the past couple of years, the rules and regulations and fees have increased dramatically. My parents live in a travel trailer and travel the United States. They came to Orange County for the holidays and used the regional parks. The camping fee is $5. My parents are senior citizens, so they pay $2.50. That includes both of them and their 32-foot recreational vehicle.
REAL ESTATE
September 30, 2001 | ROBERT J. BRUSS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Retire in Style," by Warren R. Bland (Next Decade Inc., Chester, N.J., 2001), $22.95, 261 pages. If you're a few years away from retirement, "Retire in Style" is a good place to begin your search for the ideal, affordable retirement haven. Warren R. Bland has taught college geography for 32 years and loves to travel the United States. Along the way, he developed an interest in finding ideal places to retire to at a reasonable cost.
NEWS
September 10, 1993 | MARYANN HAMMERS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Maryann Hammers is a regular contributor to Valley Life. and
Calypso used to chew up carpets and gnaw window sills when she was bored. But ever since her owner enrolled her in "agility"--the canine answer to a steeplechase--the curly-haired, black Portuguese water dog behaves much better. Agility requires dogs to sail over hurdles, squeeze through tunnels, trot along raised planks, jump through tires, race up A-frame walls, ride on seesaws and zigzag between poles.
BOOKS
August 27, 1995 | Shashi Tharoor, Shashi Tharoor's most recent novel is "Show Business" (Arcade)
An Indian collegian, Abhay, freshly back home from the United States, shoots a thieving monkey on his parents' roof. The shock brings back the wounded animal's human consciousness; he had, in a past life, been a 19th-Century Indian poet, Sanjay. As Yama, the God of Death, approaches to claim the dying creature, the monkey yearns to tell his story. With the intervention of the powerful Hindu deity, Hanuman, a deal is struck.
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