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BUSINESS
April 1, 1994 | From Bloomberg Business News
General Motors Corp. said it is voluntarily recalling about 204,000 minivans from the 1992-and 1993-model years to fix a defect in the vehicles' seat belts. The recall involves all 1992 and certain 1993 Chevrolet Lumina Minivans, Pontiac Trans Sports and Oldsmobile Silhouettes. No accidents or injuries have been reported to GM as a result of the problem, the company said.
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NATIONAL
June 16, 2007 | Peter Spiegel, Times Staff Writer
Marine Gen. Peter Pace, the nation's top military officer, told superiors last month that he would not retire voluntarily, forcing the Bush administration to make a public declaration last week that it had decided to replace Pace as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In his first public remarks since his departure was announced, Pace said that he and Defense Secretary Robert M.
TRAVEL
October 11, 1987 | ERIC FRIEDHEIM, Friedheim is editor/publisher of Travel Agent magazine.
Question: Does the federal government require tour operators to maintain bonds to protect travelers? Answer: There's no such law, except for charter operators who must post bond and place your money in escrow until the trip is completed. Members of the U.S. Tour Operators Assn. voluntarily are bonded, as are about 40 tour firms belonging to the American Society of Travel Agents. Your agent can identify them.
NEWS
March 8, 1991 | ANNE C. ROARK and ROBERT STEINBROOK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The federal government and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons have begun the nation's first large-scale voluntary testing program to determine the percentage of surgeons who are infected with the human immunodeficiency virus, the cause of AIDS. More than 100 technicians and counselors hired by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control are expected to test about 3,000 orthopedists this week and next at the academy's annual meeting in Anaheim.
BUSINESS
April 23, 1991 | JOHN MEDEARIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It may not have been an environmental breakthrough when California Amplifier decided last year to stop emitting ozone-damaging chemicals from its manufacturing plant. After all, the Camarillo-based company had been a "pretty small source" of pollution, according to Karl Krause, manager of the engineering section of the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District. Nevertheless, David Nichols, California Amplifier's president, remembers thinking: "We're part of the problem. Do we have to be?"
NEWS
March 21, 2013 | By Monte Morin
La Preferida Inc. is voluntarily recalling 56,808 29-ounce cans of La Preferida Whole Pinto Beans, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday. "The manufacturer's preliminary inspection indicates 420 cans may not have been fully processed, which could result in product contamination by spoilage organisms or by pathogens, which could lead to illness if consumed," the FDA said. "To date, there have been no reported injuries or adverse events associated with the consumption of this product.
BUSINESS
May 3, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez
Nestle USA has voluntarily recalled some of its California Pizza Kitchen and DiGiorno frozen pizzas after the products were found to contain clear plastic pieces, the company said. The affected products include:  -- California Pizza Kitchen crispy thin-crust white pizza. -- California Pizza Kitchen limited edition grilled chicken with Cabernet sauce. -- DiGiorno crispy flatbread pizza Tuscan style chicken. -- DiGiorno pizzeria! bianca/white pizza. The company said it initiated the recall after some customers complained about finding bits of plastic in their pizza.
NEWS
June 27, 1991 | TRACY WOOD and RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The route from USC's fraternity row to the 901 Club on Figueroa Street is marked by broad painted stripes running three blocks, a symbol of the bar's importance to the social life of the campus' affluent "Greeks." The "9-Oh," as the raucous college bar is affectionately known, is where inhibitions, like IDs, are checked at the door. For one fraternity--the prestigious and well-connected Alpha Tau Omega house--it is a path well traveled.
NEWS
August 11, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Arthur Rudolph, 83, a former Nazi rocket scientist who helped develop the Apollo moon-landing program, will voluntarily return to West Germany to avoid a Canadian deportation hearing, an immigration official in Toronto said. Rudolph, who lived in the United States for 20 years, was accused of directing a missile factory where hundreds of laborers died. He voluntarily gave up his American citizenship and left the United States in 1984 after he was threatened with deportation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1995 | LESLEY WRIGHT
Teachers at Cerro Villa Middle School have backed off supporting a controversial program that allowed them to extend teaching days and "bank" the time for workshops. Principal Fran Roney had stopped the program last month after a group of parents complained. Under the 1993 pilot program, the teaching day was extended five minutes and teachers saved enough for an hour of professional development every other Friday. Parents said that students were left without supervision during that time.
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