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September 5, 1999 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The sight of Chinese characters stenciled in yellow chalk on the side of heavy steel beams was enough to make Dick Zampa's blood boil. "Who in the hell in their right mind," he fumed, "would have thought they were going to get this stuff from China?" The "stuff" was steel. Tons and tons of steel destined for the underbellies of California's toll bridges that the state is spending more than $2.5 billion to strengthen for earthquake safety.
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September 5, 1999 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The sight of Chinese characters stenciled in yellow chalk on the side of heavy steel beams was enough to make Dick Zampa's blood boil. "Who in the hell in their right mind," he fumed, "would have thought they were going to get this stuff from China?" The "stuff" was steel. Tons and tons of steel destined for the underbellies of California's toll bridges that the state is spending more than $2.5 billion to strengthen for earthquake safety.
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