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November 4, 2000 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The British government illegally expelled nearly 2,000 inhabitants of the Chagos islands in the Indian Ocean at the height of the Cold War to make way for a strategic U.S. military base on Diego Garcia, the High Court ruled here Friday.
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November 16, 2001 | Associated Press
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Thursday he will recommend that President Bush veto the defense authorization bill unless Congress includes a new round of base closings. The GOP-led House and a majority of Republicans in the Senate oppose such a plan.
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NEWS
April 11, 1991 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Defense Secretary Dick Cheney is preparing to call for the closure of more than 30 major military bases, including a renewed proposal to shut Ft. Ord in Monterey, home of the Army's 7th Infantry Division, a senior Bush Administration official said Wednesday.
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September 8, 2001 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Senate committee Friday approved a spending bill that calls for a new round of military base closings and would pare more than one-third of the new money that President Bush wants for his missile defense program next year. On a party-line 13-12 vote, the Democratic-led Senate Armed Services Committee approved all $343 billion that Bush sought for the military in the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. But it removed $1.3 billion of the $8.
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July 31, 1991 | PAUL HOUSTON and MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The House on Tuesday cleared the way for the shutdown of 34 domestic military installations, including seven in California, as the Pentagon announced that it will soon withdraw from 79 overseas facilities, mostly in Germany. The 364-60 vote, endorsing the recommendations of a federal base-closing commission, will trigger shutdowns and realignments that are expected to save billions of dollars.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1991 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an extraordinary step, Brig. Gen. Wayne T. Adams has permanently banished from local Marine bases the man he fired as his chief of staff, refusing him access to the officers' club, the golf course and other facilities usually open to retired personnel. Col. Joseph E. Underwood, 51, was fired from his post earlier this year and later retired amid allegations that included using base planes for golfing jaunts.
BUSINESS
October 19, 1999 | EDMUND SANDERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The battle over ATM surcharges has opened on yet another front, and it could present the banking industry with its most formidable opponent ever: the U.S. military. The Defense Department has entered the fray over the $1 to $3 that banks charge non-customers for using their automated teller machines, proposing a new rule that would prohibit banks operating on military bases from assessing the fees. The rule could affect dozens of U.S.
NEWS
August 24, 1994 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California's U.S. senators have urged the Pentagon to link Edwards Air Force Base and several other high-tech weapons-testing installations in a "Southwest Complex" that could help shield bases in the southwestern United States from defense cuts next year. In a letter to Defense Secretary William J. Perry, Sens.
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February 3, 1993 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Clinton Administration is drafting an executive order to allow surplus military bases and other excess federal property to be used as shelters for homeless people, officials said Tuesday. Henry G. Cisneros, the new secretary of housing and urban development, said he is studying selected buildings on decommissioned bases near urban areas, including old barracks and officers' quarters, as part of the Administration's plan to convert defense facilities to civilian use.
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June 17, 1990 | DOUGLAS FRANTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No one can say how much the final bill will be for cleaning up the hazardous waste sites dotting neighborhoods, industrial parks and federal land across the country. Congress has appropriated $10.1 billion so far for the Superfund program alone, but even conservative estimates put the final price tag at four to five times that amount. Most independent estimates are far higher.
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March 2, 2001 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Pentagon's military base-closing program, which hit some California communities hard in the early 1990s, has returned with new force. The Bush administration, eager to find savings to finance military reform, included in its first budget a strong appeal for several new rounds of base closings. The current inventory of about 500 bases, it said, "wastes money."
NEWS
November 4, 2000 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The British government illegally expelled nearly 2,000 inhabitants of the Chagos islands in the Indian Ocean at the height of the Cold War to make way for a strategic U.S. military base on Diego Garcia, the High Court ruled here Friday.
NEWS
May 18, 2000 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sleepy turtles and swarming mosquitoes were the only neighbors around in 1940 when military engineers began dredging swampland at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay to build Naval Air Station Oceana. In the decades since, the installation has been encircled by Virginia Beach, Va., a raucous Atlantic playground with 400,000 residents who have less and less patience with the noisy, fume-belching F-14 and F-18 warplanes operated by the defenders of American freedom.
NEWS
March 2, 2000 | From Associated Press
Defense Secretary William S. Cohen made a strong plea to Congress on Wednesday for authority to close more military bases, but some service chiefs sent a less enthusiastic signal. "As the smallest service with the fewest number of bases, I know of no installation that I would recommend be closed in the Marine Corps," Gen. James L. Jones, the Marine Corps commandant, told the Senate Armed Services Committee. Adm. Jay L.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 2000 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the Marines long gone from El Toro, its aircraft packed and shipped, aviation buff Daniel McCoy feared the debate to make the air station a commercial airport would cloud memories of its impact on Orange County. "This was the crown jewel in Marine Corps aviation," said McCoy, a Santa Ana police captain and civilian pilot. "For more than 50 years, thousands of people went through that front gate. Many eventually settled here and contributed significantly to the county."
BUSINESS
October 19, 1999 | EDMUND SANDERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The battle over ATM surcharges has opened on yet another front, and it could present the banking industry with its most formidable opponent ever: the U.S. military. The Defense Department has entered the fray over the $1 to $3 that banks charge non-customers for using their automated teller machines, proposing a new rule that would prohibit banks operating on military bases from assessing the fees. The rule could affect dozens of U.S.
NEWS
December 25, 1989 | DAN MORAIN and DAVID TREADWELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
For many families in this gritty military town next door to Ft. Ord, Christmas is on hold, awaiting the end of a conflict thousands of miles away. "It's not like a holiday. I don't feel in the mood," said Ramona Remy, the mother of a newborn and a 5-year-old son. Santa will come for Remy's children eventually. But she had to explain to her 5-year-old that "Daddy is on a tour of duty" and would not be home on Christmas morning.
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January 30, 1990 | MELISSA HEALY and JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a defense spending blueprint that takes the first tentative steps toward a restructured military, President Bush on Monday proposed to cut troop levels, cancel numerous but relatively inexpensive weapons programs and close 55 mostly small military facilities, including 10 in California.
NEWS
May 27, 1999 | From Associated Press
Ignoring Pentagon pleas, the Senate voted, 60 to 40, Wednesday to block a round of cost-saving military base closings proposed for 2001. The Clinton administration argued that the closures are needed to free funds to help modernize a military stretched even thinner by the conflict in the Balkans. But Republicans said they mistrust the process, renewing allegations that President Clinton meddled in 1995 to save jobs at bases in vote-rich California and Texas.
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May 12, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Defense Secretary William S. Cohen and the nation's top military officers urged the Senate Armed Services Committee to approve two new rounds of U.S. military base closings beginning in 2001. In separate letters to the panel, Pentagon officials said more domestic bases must be closed to save money for military operations and new arms purchases. The panel is expected to vote on the issue as early as this week.
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