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Pranks

By Chris Philips, Managing Editor

When George W. Bush prepared to move to the White House for his first term as US President, the place was a mess. The Government Accounting Office reported that Executive Office staff, some of whom had been there 30 years, used words such as “extremely filthy” or “trashed out” to describe the conditions they had observed, and that office space contained a “malodorous stench” or looked liked there had been a party.

The mess was described as “pranks” by the previous occupants, who left vulgar graffiti derogatory to the incoming administration, voice mail announcements that had been changed to answer…

Friday, January 6, 2017

 

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Story1Port of Portland Sues Chemical Company Over Contaminants

By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Portland on Jan. 4 filed a lawsuit in US District Court in Oregon against multinational agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology company Monsanto for what the port calls widespread chemical contamination impacting port properties…(Read full article)

Story2Puglia Engineering Buys BAE San Francisco Shipyard

By Mark Edward Nero

BAE Systems said Jan. 2 that it has completed the sale of its San Francisco Ship Repair business to Puglia Engineering, a Tacoma, Washington-based vessel repair company operating two shipyards in Washington State and one near Oakland…(Read full article)

Story3Vigor Delivers Catamaran Research Vessel

By Mark Edward Nero

The California Department of Water Resources in late December commissioned a new research vessel, the Sentinel, as a replacement for the San Carlos, which had been monitoring water quality in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and upper San Francisco Estuary since 1976… (Read full article)

Story4Vancouver USA Rail Trench Wins International Award

By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Vancouver USA has won an IHS Dredging and Port Construction Innovation Award for a project creating new rail entrance into the port… (Read full article)


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