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July 26, 1991 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Through the valleys and hollows and along the creeks and wandering country roads, the little mining towns of Appalachia huddle in weary isolation, as if waiting for a thankful nation once again to embrace the power of coal. For more than 100 years, the thick coal-laden seams that reach back into the wooded hills have sustained the men of these coal camps who, like their fathers and grandfathers before them, disappeared each day into the bowels of the earth.
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April 29, 2001 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like Silicon Valley and many other high-tech centers across the country, northern Virginia--home to America Online Inc., MicroStrategy Inc., Nextel Communications Inc. and 3,000 other tech firms--is undergoing a shakeout. But while Silicon Valley is taking a beating, northern Virginia so far has escaped the worst. When the nationwide high-tech slump knocked Veronica Berry out of her job as an administrative assistant with local wireless telecommunications provider Teligent Inc.
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BUSINESS
April 29, 2001 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like Silicon Valley and many other high-tech centers across the country, northern Virginia--home to America Online Inc., MicroStrategy Inc., Nextel Communications Inc. and 3,000 other tech firms--is undergoing a shakeout. But while Silicon Valley is taking a beating, northern Virginia so far has escaped the worst. When the nationwide high-tech slump knocked Veronica Berry out of her job as an administrative assistant with local wireless telecommunications provider Teligent Inc.
BUSINESS
January 21, 1994 | MARK BOUSIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The battle between Walt Disney Co. and community groups in northern Virginia opposed to the company's plan to develop a 1,200-acre historical theme park is heating up as the two sides argue over the number of jobs and the amount of revenue the park would generate.
BUSINESS
January 21, 1994 | MARK BOUSIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The battle between Walt Disney Co. and community groups in northern Virginia opposed to the company's plan to develop a 1,200-acre historical theme park is heating up as the two sides argue over the number of jobs and the amount of revenue the park would generate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1991
Your article on the tour of the Bill of Rights to Los Angeles by Bob Pool ("Bill of Rights Display Opens to Protests," May 9) provides further grounds for suspicion of "pool reporting." While ostensibly a report about a visit of a historic document to Los Angeles, the article in fact was not much more than a vehicle for the propagation of the anti-smoking movement's now predictable campaign against the Bill of Rights tour. Much play is made in the article suggesting that the tour, sponsored by Philip Morris, was in essence an attempt to advertise cigarettes.
NEWS
January 19, 1992
Your story on Sen. Robert Byrd's pork-barrel politics ("Master of the Game," Jan. 9) overlooks some crucial political and economic realities. West Virginia's moribund economy is partially a result of clean air legislation, which imperiled two of the state's leading industries, coal mining and steel refining. While this legislation was certainly needed, the fact remains that it was federal legislation that put so many West Virginians (including my father) out of work. In the last round of Clean Air Act negotiations, Byrd made a valiant effort to include provisions to provide job retraining and benefits for workers who would lose their jobs as a result of the bill.
SPORTS
December 30, 1988
When Mike Schmidt jumped into Tug McGraw's arms after the final out of the 1980 World Series, it seemed like a spontaneous celebration of the Philadelphia Phillies' victory. It wasn't. It was a calculated move designed to make the cover of Sports Illustrated, Schmidt now says.
NEWS
January 23, 2002 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Carrying a message of job protection to a state where the economy is often perilous, President Bush on Tuesday touted both the White House energy program pending in Congress and the tax cut he pushed into law as vital to fighting the nation's recession.
NATIONAL
October 15, 2010 | By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau
Republican John Raese hasn't thought much about what role he would play in the U.S. Senate, and acknowledges he doesn't know many of his potential colleagues. "I would have to establish myself before I approached somebody, and they go, 'Well, who's this guy?'" the usually self-confident West Virginia millionaire said in an interview at a supporter's mountain home this week. In fact, though, if Raese makes it to the Senate, his Republican colleagues will know very well who he is. The pro-business stalwart has become a key figure underpinning the GOP's lingering hopes for seizing control of the Senate.
NEWS
July 26, 1991 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Through the valleys and hollows and along the creeks and wandering country roads, the little mining towns of Appalachia huddle in weary isolation, as if waiting for a thankful nation once again to embrace the power of coal. For more than 100 years, the thick coal-laden seams that reach back into the wooded hills have sustained the men of these coal camps who, like their fathers and grandfathers before them, disappeared each day into the bowels of the earth.
BUSINESS
April 20, 1998 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Southern California and other regions compete to raise their profiles as technology centers, an unlikely place has emerged as a high-tech citadel: Virginia. Long famous for a rich history that spawned eight U.S. presidents and helped shape the nation, Virginia this times finds itself as an intellectual mecca of a different sort. With its 2,500 high-tech firms, the state is home to a world-class concentration of Internet businesses ranging from America Online Inc.
NEWS
September 27, 2012 | By Maeve Reston
SPRINGFIELD, Va. -- Mitt Romney told an audience of veterans in Northern Virginia on Thursday that President Obama has not done enough to help U.S. soldiers returning from conflicts abroad, and argued that his Democratic rival bears full responsibility for failing to halt automatic defense cuts that are slated to take effect early next year. Struggling to recover after the disclosure of derisive comments he made at a private fundraiser in which he seemed to discount 47% of Americans who don't pay federal income taxes, Romney is heightening his focus on foreign policy and military affairs, a message well tailored to Virginia's huge community of veterans.
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