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April 12, 1989 | From Times wire service s
Exxon pulled out of a commitment to appear at a town meeting, televised statewide to 98% of Alaska's population, to discuss its 10-million-gallon oil spill off the coast of Alaska. "That was our headliner. That was everybody's headliner," KIMO-TV news director Dave Patrick said of Exxon after the show that aired Tuesday night despite the lack of a representative from the world's largest oil company, which dropped out five hours ahead of air time. "I'm angry that Exxon isn't here," one member of the Valdez audience said to applause.
August 20, 2013 | By Robert Crais
When Elmore Leonard died Tuesday -- at 87, still working on his 46th book -- we asked some of our favorite authors to share their thoughts about him. Robert Crais, the bestselling author of the 2012 thriller "Suspect" and the Elvis Cole crime series that began with "L.A. Requiem," has this remembrance. Most people knew him from "Get Shorty" orĀ  "Justified," or "Be Cool" or "Bandits," and so this may surprise you, me being a crime writer and all, but my favorites are his westerns, "Valdez Is Coming" and "Hombre.
September 15, 1989
Either inept or virtually invisible at the outset, the Exxon Corp. 's public relations campaign to offset the stigma of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska's Prince William Sound last March 24 seems to be working at last. There is a growing body of opinion being expressed in the media that Exxon probably has done as well as anyone could have in coping with the awful mess left by millions of gallons of Alaska North Slope crude oil along 1,100 miles of pristine Alaskan shoreline.
August 20, 1994
The Exxon Valdez court award ("Exxon to Pay $287 Million to Alaska Fishermen," Aug. 12) brings two things to mind: One oil spill can ruin your whole bay. What goes aground comes aground. RUSSELL TRAVIS Bakersfield
November 21, 1985
Rene Arredondo, the World Boxing Council's No. 1 junior-welterweight contender, warmed up for a possible shot at the title with a second-round knockout of Eduardo Valdez Wednesday night at the Olympic Auditorium. Arredondo (37-1), of Michoacan, Mexico, knocked down Valdez (15-3-2), of Newark, N.J., in both rounds before referee Chuck Hassett stopped the fight at 2:23 in the second round of the 10-rounder.
September 23, 2007
I am blown away by the beautifully written piece "Driven to Distraction" (Sept. 16) about artist Vincent Valdez and his Chavez Ravine opus for Ry Cooder. Most art stories are as dull as watching paint dry, but Lynell George gave us a compelling and thoughtful account of this artist's process, creative battle and journey. Valdez is very talented, but I now appreciate and understand the thought and action behind each brush stroke. His creation is valorous, and so was the article.
December 12, 1997 | PETE THOMAS
I got on the water at Irvine Lake last week just before the storm hit. The west shore was lined with fishermen, the air was full of birds. An osprey swooped down on the rippling surface and flew off into the gloomy sky clutching a silvery trout, with other ospreys in frenzied pursuit. It was indeed prime time for a little fishing, for man and bird of prey, as activity within the waterways always seems to perk up in the hours leading to a storm.
April 19, 1989
Investigations into the tanker Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska's Prince William Sound on March 24 will continue for months, but the angry comment of one fishing boat captain on April 12 helps to explain a major part of the problem: "We are out here working our hearts out without accomplishing anything because there's no one in charge and that's the real problem." That was nearly three weeks after the grounding of the Exxon Valdez on Bligh Reef. On the next day, Admiral Paul A. Yost, the commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, arrived in Valdez to take charge of the federal government's role in the cleanup of the 240,000-barrel oil spill.
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