April 9, 1985
Fluor Corp. said Monday that its engineering subsidiary has received a contract to modernize controls at three Amoco Oil Co. refineries. The value of the contract was not disclosed. The agreement calls for the Chicago and Houston divisions of Fluor Engineers Inc. to update the refineries' controls by replacing them with computer-driven distribution monitoring systems.
January 26, 2003
Regarding "To Enjoy France, Say Au Revoir to Those American Stereotypes" (Her World, Dec. 15): I took French in high school and had another year in college, where we studied the history of France in French. I have been to France three times for two weeks or more and loved every minute of it. The food, culture, history, art and people form my favorite memories. My uncle and aunt went to France every year. Their attitude was, "We saved your bacon twice in this century," and that idea prevails.
February 2, 1990 |
Union negotiators for oil industry workers reached a tentative agreement late Thursday with Amoco Corp. on labor contracts that would boost wages by an average of 15.5%, or $2.36 an hour, over three years. The deal came on the same day that 300 contracts expired covering roughly 40,000 members of the Oil, Chemical & Atomic Workers International Union. Although the tentative pact directly applies only to a small number of those workers, it could set the pattern for the entire industry.
May 15, 2012 |
The Obama administration is stepping up its courtship of active-duty military personnel and their families by offering them a free pass to any national park, officials announced on Tuesday. The annual passes will be made available to members of the military free of charge beginning Saturday, Armed Forces Day, officials said. The pass, which usually costs $80, allows entrance to more than 2,000 national parks, wildlife refuges and other public lands. The plan was announced Tuesday during a ceremony at Colonial National Historical Park in Yorktown, Va., where Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, director of the National Park Service Jonathan B. Jarvis and assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works)
October 19, 1992 |
Ed McCulloch beat the fastest field in National Hot Rod Assn. history Sunday, but his victory was something of an anticlimax. McCulloch, of Hemet, drove a 4.795-second trip down the Texas Metroplex strip at Ennis, with a top speed of 297.81 m.p.h., to win top-fuel honors at the Chief Auto Parts Nationals. It became a one-car race when Eddie Hill overpowered the track and smoked his tires at the starting line, running the quarter mile in 12.230 seconds at 72.99 m.p.h.
March 1, 2003
In the controversy about what my country owes to the United States, I would like to speak for France. I do not mean to say that the French have no debt toward the U.S. Without the landing of American troops in Normandy, plus the even more massive intervention of the Russian army in Eastern Europe, our "liberation" would not have been possible. Anyone who has visited Omaha Beach and the American cemetery nearby, and has cried there, knows that. Yes, we do have a debt. But it does not ensue that we ought to blindly and forever applaud whatever the U.S. government decides.