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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1997 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The task of teaching all of the computers in the nation's largest county government how to deal with the year 2000 will cost nearly $97 million, according to a report made public Friday. Like computers all over the world, the ones that help run Los Angeles County depend on software that won't know what year it is in 2000. And that could mean massive computer crashes. Around the world, business and government are expecting to pay billions of dollars in salaries and software to fix the problem.
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OPINION
November 25, 1990 | Xandra Kayden, Forecast interviews were conducted by Xandra Kayden, visiting scholar, Center for Politics and Policy, Claremont Graduate School, and the author of "Surviving Power" (Free Press)
Will tough new anti-pollution regulations really make Southern California air quality better by the year 2000? How will the changes affect you personally? Mary D. Nichols, senior attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council: I think it is quite certain that we will have fewer days when we violate the first-stage emergency episode level.
NEWS
November 28, 1999 | From Associated Press
International Monitoring, a technology consulting group based in Britain, has ranked nations around the world according to their preparedness for Y2K. The firm sought third-party verification of each government's reports on cleansing computers and embedded circuits of the Year 2000 bug, and it based its ratings on the risk of disruptions in a given country's power, telecoms, finance and transportation infrastructures. IM predicts 10% of Y2K failures will occur on Jan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1989 | From Associated Press
Evangelicals, a growing force in Christianity, open a global conference next week to refine strategies for spreading the faith, some aiming for it to be offered to everyone by AD 2000. That widely asserted target sometimes is considered more as a stimulus than a potentially accomplishable task. But the fervor for working at it is mounting in many church quarters. "The Countdown Has Begun" goes the title on a book of interdenominational planning discussions held early this year in Singapore.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1998 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County is generally well-prepared to handle the looming year 2000 computer crisis, but progress is uneven and local government agencies are expected to spend at least $15 million preparing for it, grand jurors concluded in a report released Friday. "The grand jury found certain allegations of progress were optimistic, milestones allegedly achieved were not actually achieved, and testing was underemphasized," the report concluded.
BUSINESS
June 29, 1998 | GARY CHAPMAN
The year 2000 problem in computer software may turn out to be a mere blip on Jan. 1, 2000, or it may be a social and economic cataclysm--no one knows for sure. But we do know that even now, about 550 days before that date of reckoning, the "millennium bug" is having an impact on politics and may soon begin to shake up society in general.
SPORTS
March 13, 1996 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even if the Seahawks do not move to Southern California, Pasadena might be awarded another Super Bowl as early as 1999, NFL officials said Tuesday. Because of a united effort by Pasadena officials and the Los Angeles' Sports and Entertainment Commission, the league considers the Rose Bowl and Miami's Joe Robbie Stadium the top candidates to substitute for San Francisco's Candlestick Park for the 1999 Super Bowl.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 1988 | JOHN DART, Times Religion Writer
In the late 188Os, prominent American evangelist D. L. Moody enthusiastically led an Anglo-American clarion call to spread the Christian Gospel to all the world by 1900, and thus set the stage for the return of Christ. The missionary efforts fell far short of their goals, however.
NEWS
March 26, 1991 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Premier Li Peng told lawmakers Monday that to ensure the survival of socialism in China, the government must suppress internal opposition, resist foreign pressure, seek steady economic growth and move forward cautiously with market-oriented reforms. Li's speech, which opened the annual session of the National People's Congress, China's rubber-stamp legislature, celebrated China's economic accomplishments of the 1980s, when gross national product more than doubled.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1986 | DOUG SMITH, Times Staff Writer
Assuming that the capacity exists to handle the traffic, the number of airline customers using the Burbank Airport each year will double to more than 3 million by 1990 and continue rising to almost 7 million by 2000, according to a new study. Over the last 10 years, use of the airport has risen gradually from about 800,000 passengers a year in 1975 to 1.5 million a year.
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