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  • A Taut, Last-Minute Stretch to Save an Airline

    04/26/2003 8:21:15 PM PDT · by Archangelsk · 26 replies · 337+ views
    The NY Times ^ | 042703 | By EDWARD WONG and MICHELINE MAYNARD
    April 27, 2003 A Taut, Last-Minute Stretch to Save an Airline By EDWARD WONG and MICHELINE MAYNARD [A] dozen or so men walked out of the Hyatt Regency by the Dallas airport last Wednesday night holding in their hands the fate of the world's largest airline. They were tired and anxious and hoarse, having spent 12 straight hours bargaining at a conference table in the hotel's basement. Over their heads, the silver jets of American Airlines veered toward the runways, doing the work of the very company they were trying to save. One man, Donald J. Carty, walked from the...
  • California board votes to weaken emissions regulation

    04/24/2003 4:32:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 167+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 4/24/03 | AP - Sacramento
    <p>SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -State air regulators weakened the nation's toughest auto emissions regulation today, favoring cleaner cars over pollution-free vehicles that automakers failed to mass produce.</p> <p>The California Air Resources Board voted 8-3 to adopt rules promoting technologies that have emerged since its revolutionary 1990 regulation that would have required 10 percent of cars for sale this year be nonpolluting.</p>
  • ELECTION ALERT! Broward County Election March 11, 2003 THIS TUESDAY!!!! VOTE VOTE VOTE

    03/06/2003 11:15:44 AM PST · by longtermmemmory · 2 replies · 318+ views
    Just and urgent reminder that there is an election in Broward County Florida on March 11, 2003. With one stealth homosexual lawyer (trantalis) running for the Fort Lauderdale city commision, and other smaller cities having their commisions up for election it is VERY urgent that Freepers make sure their voices are heard. Broward County has been the butt of jokes and still has many democrat party controlled problems. This is an off election and the politicians COUNT ON low turnout! so VOTE VOTE VOTE!!!!!!!
  • Rutland, VT Board declines anti-war vote

    02/20/2003 4:14:01 PM PST · by JimVT · 4 replies · 537+ views
    The Rutland Herald ^ | 2/19/03 | Brent Curtis
    Board declines to take anti-war vote February 19, 2003 (from the Rutland County section) By BRENT CURTIS Herald Staff Protesters opposed to war with Iraq made an unsuccessful bid Tuesday for support from the Rutland Board of Aldermen. About 15 anti-war protesters, most wearing green shirts with slogans like “Why Should Vermonters Die for Texas Oil Billionaires,” came to the board’s regular meeting seeking support for a resolution opposing unilateral military action against Iraq. Sister Judith Levins of the Sisters of St. Joseph read the proposed resolution. About an equal number of people who favor going to war also filled...
  • Political figures on CalPERS board benefit from ties with `middleman'

    02/16/2003 9:19:10 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 471+ views
    SJ Mercury News ^ | 2/16/03 | Matt Marshall
    <p>There's a tangled web of relationships between some of CalPERS' most powerful board members and the venture capital funds that receive CalPERS' investments through a middleman, Grove Street Advisors.</p> <p>Grove Street Advisors, a consultant firm, has committed $2.9 billion of CalPERS' money into 150 venture capital funds. CalPERS has so far resisted the release of the financial performance of those funds -- which are among the worst performing and most risky.</p>
  • War teach-ins set for Oakland schools

    01/15/2003 12:40:54 PM PST · by vannrox · 30 replies · 484+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | Article Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2003 - 3:47:12 AM MST | By Alex Katz, STAFF WRITER
    PASSED UNANIMOUS! War teach-ins set for Oakland schools By Alex Katz, STAFF WRITER • Article Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2003 - 3:47:12 AM MST The Oakland School Board Unanimously (with one abstention) passed a resolution to plan teach-ins throughout the School District on the war on Iraq Here is the FRONT PAGE! Oakland Tribune article and below is the School Board Resolution, cosponsored by Board Member Dan Siegel and Oakland Education Association president Sheila Quintana. War teach-ins set for Oakland schools Officials want both sides presented but still need hawkish speakers By Alex Katz, STAFF WRITER OAKLAND -- City...
  • New Accountants Board Tin Ear Now Golden: Set Own Pay at $452k

    01/13/2003 8:41:22 AM PST · by berserker · 3 replies · 279+ views ^ | Jan. 13, 2003 | Rebecca Byrne
    Has the credibility of the new Public Company Accounting Oversight Board been destroyed before it's even up and running? That's what some critics contend following an announcement last week that members set their own pay at $452,000 per year and the new chairman's salary at a whopping $556,000. "This doesn't speak well to the ethics and integrity of its members when the first thing they want to do is pad their own pockets," said compensation expert Graef Crystal. Although the board says the pay is necessary to attract the best talent, others note that $452,000 is more money than any...
  • CA: Tax board members make U-turn on car orders

    12/24/2002 11:00:15 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 353+ views
    SJ Mercury News ^ | 12/24/02 | Ann E. Marimow
    <p>SACRAMENTO - San Francisco Democrat Carole Migden has canceled her order for a taxpayer-funded white Cadillac CTS.</p> <p>Migden's decision to instead lease or buy a car at her own expense comes after the Mercury News reported on the $41,000 request.</p>

    10/17/2002 11:08:03 PM PDT · by cousinkoala · 5 replies · 328+ views
    10/17/02 | cousinkoala
    Dear Huntington Beach , Calif. voters ; Huntington Union High school Board election Nov. 2002 - Vote for the best. Vote for Republican Brian Garland ( educator of 40 years ; 20 years teacher of Elementary and High school, Principle of Edison High school ,school board member ), incumbent Bonnie Castrey ( career mediator , teacher , Western University of Law near Cal State Fullerton ), and business woman Rosemary Saylor for Huntington Beach Union High school board .

    10/15/2002 10:45:04 PM PDT · by cousinkoala · 2 replies · 263+ views
    incumbent Bonnie Castrey , and Rosemary Saylor for HUNTINGTON BEACH UNION HIGH SCHOOL BOARD. These are three very terrific , responsible ,positive and qualified people who are running together for Huntington Beach Union High school Board . Brian Garland is a Republican educator with 40 yrs. experience in the city of Huntington Beach elementary school system : Principle of Edison school for 14 years , board member , and teacher of 20 years . " There is no greater calling than the education of children ." - Brian Garland , Republican educator , 10/02 Bonnie Castrey is an incumbent (...

    08/15/2002 12:17:27 PM PDT · by Joe2000 · 3 replies · 263+ views
    Louis de la Guardia Wein for New York Governor ^ | August 14, 2002 | Ginger Munninger-Berlin
    Staten Island, NY. - The federal Court yesterday afternoon issued an Order to Show Cause against the state Board of Elections why Republican primary challenger, Louis de la Guardia Wein, should not be on the ballot for the scheduled September 10, 2002 Republican primary election. "This is the first victory in a series of victories that will make Governor George E. Pataki eat his hypocritical words of working for fair, free and open elections" Wein said. The Order to Show Cause and grant injunctive relief is based on charges that the Board of Elections and the NYS Legislature conspired to...
  • Water board is focus of fight

    08/11/2002 5:09:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 185+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 8/11/02 | Gary Delsohn
    <p>Roads wind through a portion of forest near Eureka that had been clear-cut by Pacific Lumber Co.</p> <p>Environmentalists charge that Gov. Davis' role in the makeup of a water board led to decisions that benefited Pacific Lumber.</p> <p>EUREKA -- There's been a joke among staff members on the state board responsible for protecting this rugged reach of California's water, and it couldn't be less flattering to Gov. Gray Davis.</p>