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City NAACP celebrates anniversary

...Zion Fair Missionary Baptist Church. About 100 people attended. Mr. Clyburn is vice chairman of the U.S. Surface Transportation Board, a former Aiken High School student and son of state Rep. Bill Clyburn Sr. He was appointed to the federal...
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Regulators give final blessing to end Conrail monopoly

...regulators did too little to restore competition in New York City and other markets east of the Hudson River. The Surface Transportation Board's 424-page decision largely was a formality, as the agency already approved the deal orally last month...
SC agency wants feds to help keep power bills low

...residential customer would go up by $4.52 to $118.72. Scott wrote a letter last week to the federal Surface Transportation Board, asking the agency to review the cost increase in the five- and 10-year contracts. The board can resolve...
Business briefs: Philanthropy awards luncheon set

...organizations, shippers, suppliers and other entities that are supporting the division of Conrail. The federal Surface Transportation Board will decide whether to approve the acquisition in April 1998. Goodman Chevrolet Inc., a Coachmen Recreational...
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...Transportation Club. He will speak about HMOs in the workplace, military retirement benefits and the Federal Surface Transportation Board. The meeting will be at the Holiday Inn West on Washington Road at Interstate 20. The meeting will begin...
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Business briefs

...railroad mergers, the government Friday ordered a moratorium on new consolidations in that industry. The Surface Transportation Board ordered railroads to suspend any merger activity while it develops new rules for mergers, a process expected...
Shippers, railroads agree to new arbitration system site and can't often justify the expense of litigation or complaints before the industry-regulating Surface Transportation Board, Keith said. "By lowering the bar, this creates an incentive for both parties to sit down and talk it out...
Union Pacific Railroad: Crises behind them

...rail landscape in the Houston and Gulf Coast area, the epicenter of last year's congestion. In 1996, the Surface Transportation Board gave its blessing to a $5.4 billion merger between Union Pacific and Southern Pacific railroads despite...
Train safety questioned

...merger of a railroad they required this," said Norfolk Southern spokesman Bob Fort. "We had to convince the Surface Transportation Board that safety would not be compromised in any way."
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...Conrail without addressing concerns over competition. Sen. Alfonse D'Amato, R-N.Y., urged the federal Surface Transportation Board to require that CSX Corp. and Norfolk Southern Corp. increase competition in Northeastern markets. Labor...