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Louis Jacobson

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Partnership Problems

May 1, 1998 ljacobson@njdc.com s Park Service officials search for creative solutions to overcrowding and other problems, they are increasingly seeking to establish partnerships with state and local organizations in the public and private sectors. But the recent experience of one of the newest parks, Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque, N.M., shows the ...

Beyond Ground Zero

May 1, 1998 ljacobson@njdc.com f all the signs that the Nevada Test Site's heyday has passed-the closed bowling alley, the shuttered pool, the vacant tennis courts-the most striking may be the 19 newspaper vending boxes outside the cafeteria at the site's Base Camp Mercury, located about 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas. Back ...

Lobbyists fight repeal of DoD's 'buy American' rule

April 20, 1998 A Clinton Administration proposal to repeal a decades-old law requiring the Defense Department to buy only made-in-America products when purchasing certain items--from alloys to boots to food--is prompting a flurry of lobbying activity. An informal coalition of American manufacturers and labor unions is fighting to keep the buy-American rule. The ...

Pro-Union Purchasing Put Off

March 20, 1998 Clinton Administration officials have decided to postpone a decision on whether to implement a long-discussed proposal that would require agencies to weigh a company's labor-relations history before awarding federal contracts. The proposal is strongly backed by labor unions but resisted by business interests, who charge that it amounts to official ...

Future of DoD Site Up in Air

February 27, 1998 LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona--In 1853, much of the desert now known as the Barry M. Goldwater Air Force Range was obtained from Mexico in the famed Gadsden Purchase. Almost a century later, the federal government assembled the lands into a unified parcel by sending out "Dear Rancher" letters with ...

Las Vegas at Odds with Feds

February 26, 1998 LAS VEGAS--Following a decade of rapid expansion, the Las Vegas metropolitan area last year chalked up the nation's fastest rate of growth. In the 1990s, 5,000 people per month have moved to Las Vegas, and in recent years, 20,000 new homes have been built there annually. But in few other ...

The Perils of Park Partnerships

February 18, 1998 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.--Within the National Park Service, Albuquerque's Petroglyph National Monument is both a newcomer and something of an oddity. Before its federal designation, activists say, portions of the site had been strewn with trash, become pock-marked with shotgun holes and generally allowed to deteriorate. But the site and its thousands ...

Real Bridges to the 21st Century

February 17, 1998 The Interstate 10 bridge near New Mexico State University in Las Cruces may not be very exciting to look at. But the Federal Highway Administration, the National Science Foundation and state highway departments are hoping that a "smart bridge" system currently being tested there may one day revolutionize bridge maintenance ...

Cash, Charge--Or Oil?

February 10, 1998 More than a dozen big oil and gas companies are priming the pump for a campaign to change how they pay royalties to the federal government for petroleum tapped from federal lands. The American Petroleum Institute and such corporate giants as Amoco Corp., Chevron U.S.A. Production Co., Exxon Co. U.S.A. ...

Reg Reform Alliance Formed

December 22, 1997 Corporate America is hardly exuberant over the scaled-down regulatory reform bill that Sens. Carl Levin, D-Mich., and Fred D. Thompson, R-Tenn., introduced this fall. But a business coalition is starting to put some muscle behind the proposal, which is far less ambitious than legislation that died in the previous Congress. ...