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July 13, 1993 | Associated Press
A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the opening Monday of the new $30-million Naval Undersea Warfare Center. The federal government has a 20-year lease on the building at a cost of nearly $4 million a year. But even before the center opened, the base closing commission decided to save money by closing it. "This is the kind of thing that makes the government look foolish," said Rep. Robert C. Scott (D-Va.
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July 13, 1993 | Associated Press
A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the opening Monday of the new $30-million Naval Undersea Warfare Center. The federal government has a 20-year lease on the building at a cost of nearly $4 million a year. But even before the center opened, the base closing commission decided to save money by closing it. "This is the kind of thing that makes the government look foolish," said Rep. Robert C. Scott (D-Va.
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February 3, 1991 | LEE MAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The camellias still bloom furiously in neat brick-home neighborhoods, and the fresh seafood at cozy restaurants has lost none of its sizzle. And, as home to the world's largest naval base, this area personifies the nation's broad public support of the military men and women serving in the Persian Gulf: yellow ribbons, patriotic rallies, signs such as one outside Kimberley's, a dance bar, reading: "Saddam, this Scud's for you."
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February 27, 1991 | From Associated Press
An exuberant Barbara Bush gave a pep talk to Marine families Tuesday and predicted that a U.S.-led triumph in the Persian Gulf War will make the world a better place. She said her husband was "working night and day to end this dreadful war honorably." "I think we're very close to over and I think we should be so proud of our military and our leadership," she told reporters after making a speech before 600 people and meeting privately with the families of 30 Marines who are fighting in the war.
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February 5, 1991 | From a Times Staff Writer
Police safely disarmed or detonated two pipe bomb clusters found Monday attached to two huge chemical tanks five miles from the U.S. Navy base at Norfolk, Va., law enforcement officials said. The FBI immediately took command of the investigation "because of the potential for a terrorism connection," a spokesman said.
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February 27, 1991 | From Associated Press
An exuberant Barbara Bush gave a pep talk to Marine families Tuesday and predicted that a U.S.-led triumph in the Persian Gulf War will make the world a better place. She said her husband was "working night and day to end this dreadful war honorably." "I think we're very close to over and I think we should be so proud of our military and our leadership," she told reporters after making a speech before 600 people and meeting privately with the families of 30 Marines who are fighting in the war.
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February 6, 1991 | From Associated Press
The FBI said there is no indication terrorists planted six pipe bombs that were safely removed from two chemical tanks not far from the world's largest naval base. "What we know now does not indicate . . . a terrorist attack," said FBI Special Agent Jim Watters. Meanwhile, a bomb threat Tuesday forced the temporary closing of the tunnel linking Norfolk and Portsmouth.
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February 6, 1991 | From Associated Press
The FBI said there is no indication terrorists planted six pipe bombs that were safely removed from two chemical tanks not far from the world's largest naval base. "What we know now does not indicate . . . a terrorist attack," said FBI Special Agent Jim Watters. Meanwhile, a bomb threat Tuesday forced the temporary closing of the tunnel linking Norfolk and Portsmouth.
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February 5, 1991 | From a Times Staff Writer
Police safely disarmed or detonated two pipe bomb clusters found Monday attached to two huge chemical tanks five miles from the U.S. Navy base at Norfolk, Va., law enforcement officials said. The FBI immediately took command of the investigation "because of the potential for a terrorism connection," a spokesman said.
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February 3, 1991 | LEE MAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The camellias still bloom furiously in neat brick-home neighborhoods, and the fresh seafood at cozy restaurants has lost none of its sizzle. And, as home to the world's largest naval base, this area personifies the nation's broad public support of the military men and women serving in the Persian Gulf: yellow ribbons, patriotic rallies, signs such as one outside Kimberley's, a dance bar, reading: "Saddam, this Scud's for you."
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