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By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | November 24, 1997
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- With Asian markets tumbling and the U.S. trade deficit on the rise, President Clinton and 17 other Pacific leaders are gathering in Vancouver to explore emergency measures aimed at averting long-term economic distress.Clinton expressed optimism yesterday that Asian economies would bounce back with the help of the International Monetary Fund, internal reforms and the kind of free trade that is the prime goal of heads of state in Vancouver for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.
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Robert L. Ehrlich Jr | April 27, 2014
Free trade has been instrumental in building the most powerful economy on earth. In fact, 38 million U.S. jobs are a direct result of U.S. trade with the world. Yet, it's not so easy to be a "free trader" in today's politics. Some view trade with less developed (read: low labor cost) nations as a one way ticket to domestic job loss. Indeed, two decades after the North American Free Trade Agreement, it's still easy politics to criticize the real and perceived disadvantages of mega trade deals.
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BUSINESS
By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | August 14, 2005
The United States faces a crisis in engineering - the nucleus of many vital industries - that menaces its economic future. Pacific Rim nations are graduating great numbers of engineers and threatening to seize the mantle of industrial innovation that was pivotal to making the U.S. economy globally dominant. Last year, foreign nationals also won almost 60 percent of American engineering doctorates. Experts warn that the U.S. lead is slipping away. "We are being outproduced in engineering graduates - both undergraduate and graduate level - by Pacific Rim countries, and the comparison will be more extreme as the years go by," said Richard Heckel, founder of Engineering Trends, a research consultancy.
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By Betsy Johnson | January 22, 2014
With climate disruption increasingly affecting Maryland's priceless environmental treasures, it's time the federal government stopped bargaining with our natural resources and started protecting our future as it looks to import and export more resources overseas. The Trans-Pacific Partnership - a massive trade pact between the U.S. and 11 countries along the Pacific Rim - could result in more environmental degradation, job loss, and more dangerous fracking affecting nearly every aspect of our lives, from the quality of our water to the quality of our jobs.
FEATURES
By Michael Dresser | August 18, 1999
1997 Pacific Rim Gewurztraminer, Monterey County ($12).Pacific Rim is one of the seemingly endless supply of labels used by Randall Grahm, the mad genius of Bonny Doon winery. Here he uses it for a dry gewurztraminer that is one of the best to come out of California. Its structure and spicy flavors might not exactly replicate the flavors of an Alsace wine, but they come pretty close. This lively white wine with hints of tropical fruit, pears and cloves would be an excellent match with spicy Asian cuisine such as Sichuan-style kung pao chicken.
BUSINESS
By David Conn and David Conn,Sun Staff Writer | June 23, 1994
Alex. Brown Inc., hoping to win a larger share of the burgeoning Pacific Rim investment banking market, yesterday announced it has opened an office in Tokyo, its third and probably last overseas location for the near future.The office is headed by Atsushi Abe, a Tokyo native who has worked on Pacific Rim transactions in Alex. Brown's San Francisco office for 1 1/2 years.Mr. Abe, 40, will focus on investment banking and mergers and acquisitions work. He plans to hire an institutional salesperson and a retail analyst by the end of the year, according to Alex.
BUSINESS
By John Fairhall and John Fairhall,Sun Staff Writer | June 13, 1995
GreenStone Industries Inc. of Bethesda, which manufactures cellulose insulation and specialty fibers from recycled paper, is making its sixth acquisition since going public in July.Company officials said yesterday they are acquiring Steven Moore Enterprises, which does business as Pacific Rim Recycling of Benicia, Calif., for $3.5 million.Pacific Rim recycles paper and other products collected at curbside in northern California. It had revenue of $6.5 million and operating income of $830,000 in 1994.
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By ELIZABETH LARGE | September 17, 1995
Pacific Rim, 9726 York Road, Cockeysville, (410) 666-2336. Open every day for lunch and dinner. Major credit cards. Prices: appetizers, $1.50-$4.95; entrees, $6.95-$16.95.***What to do when you're a restaurant critic taking five guests to a "multiethnic" restaurant -- guests who are perfectly capable of ordering sweet and sour pork when you want them to have something interesting like the Peking duck fajitas. One or two guests you could control, but having to kick five of them under the table when they get out of line is tough.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Elizabeth Large | September 21, 1995
Savory simplicity* Have you noticed that things are a little simpler when you eat out? "I'm seeing a lot more fresh food left alone," says local restaurant consultant Diane Neas, "and interesting meats without sauce." For example, the mixed grill at the Brass Elephant.Ms. Neas' other top trends on local menus include "chicken, chicken, chicken"; a renewed interest in pork as the American Pork Council gets the word out; and a greater acceptance of farm-raised fish because seafood is getting more and more expensive.
NEWS
October 19, 2001
PRESIDENT Bush is doing just what he should by going to the APEC summit in Shanghai and meeting one-on-one with the two superpower leaders there. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum was established in 1989 to promote trade and prosperity around the Pacific Rim. Leaders have not always known what the summits were for. But with the world facing recession, coordinating the revival effort at the highest level is essential. A byproduct planned by the Chinese hosts was to show off Shanghai, rapidly becoming what it was in the 1920s: a commercial hub of Asia to rival Hong Kong, Singapore and, eventually, Tokyo.
SPORTS
By Peter Schmuck | March 21, 2010
When Dave Trembley took over as Orioles manager in 2007, I'm pretty sure he never imagined that the job would require a knack for international diplomacy. Take Saturday, for instance. Japanese pitcher Koji Uehara was scheduled to play catch on flat ground two days after walking off the mound at Dunedin Stadium with another twinge in his troublesome left hamstring. Trembley was asked for an update and proceeded to explain that he is not the least bit worried that Uehara might not be ready to open the regular season on time.
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By Peter Schmuck | March 20, 2010
When Dave Trembley took over as Orioles manager in 2007, I'm pretty sure he never imagined that the job would require a knack for international diplomacy. Take today, for instance. Japanese pitcher Koji Uehara was scheduled to play catch on flat ground two days after walking off the mound at Dunedin Stadium with another twinge in his troublesome left hamstring. Trembley was asked for an update and proceeded to explain that he is not the least bit worried that Uehara might not be ready to open the regular season on time.
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By Peter Nicholas and Peter Nicholas,Tribune Washington Bureau | November 12, 2009
WASHINGTON - -President Barack Obama is to board Air Force One today for a trip to Asia, his first visit to the region since he took office. Obama will stop first in Tokyo, where he will deliver a major speech on his Pacific Rim policy and also meet with Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama. Other countries on the itinerary are China, Singapore and South Korea. Obama will use the weeklong trip to strengthen ties to Asian leaders and send a strong message that the U.S. is "an Asia-Pacific nation and we are there for the long haul," as one administration official put it. Obama will need willing Asian partners as he works to combat nuclear proliferation, reduce the threat of global warming and invigorate the world economy.
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By Elizabeth Large and Elizabeth Large,elizabeth.large@baltsun.com | October 18, 2009
Some restaurants, you feel, will succeed simply because of the force of the owner's personality. In the case of Umi Sake, the new sushi restaurant in Cockeysville where Pacific Rim used to be, I imagine people will go just because the owner, Lisa Lee, is such a positive presence in the dining room. Lee used to own Johnny's Sushi in Timonium, named after her brother the chef. She sold the place and had a baby. Three years later when Pacific Rim in Cockeysville closed, the landlord called her to see if she'd be interested in being a restaurateur again.
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By Elizabeth Large | elizabeth.large@baltsun.com | October 16, 2009
Some restaurants, you feel, will succeed simply because of the force of the owner's personality. In the case of Umi Sake, the new sushi restaurant in Cockeysville where Pacific Rim used to be, I imagine people will go just because the owner, Lisa Lee, is such a positive presence in the dining room. Lee used to own Johnny's Sushi in Timonium, named after her brother, the chef. She sold the place and had a baby. Three years later, when Pacific Rim in Cockeysville closed, the landlord called her to see if she'd be interested in being a restaurateur again.
BUSINESS
By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | August 14, 2005
The United States faces a crisis in engineering - the nucleus of many vital industries - that menaces its economic future. Pacific Rim nations are graduating great numbers of engineers and threatening to seize the mantle of industrial innovation that was pivotal to making the U.S. economy globally dominant. Last year, foreign nationals also won almost 60 percent of American engineering doctorates. Experts warn that the U.S. lead is slipping away. "We are being outproduced in engineering graduates - both undergraduate and graduate level - by Pacific Rim countries, and the comparison will be more extreme as the years go by," said Richard Heckel, founder of Engineering Trends, a research consultancy.
NEWS
November 15, 1993
The Pacific Rim takes over the preoccupations of a domestic-minded administration this week when the 15-nation, four-year-old Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) organization meets in Seattle to decide, among other things, what it wants to grow up to be.Trade barriers will be the focus when trade and foreign ministers meet Wednesday and Thursday. No one should expect decisive agreements on such matters as the climate for foreign investment or import barriers. But Japan might bring some concessions and the movement toward freer trade will be advanced or impeded.
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By Elizabeth Large and Elizabeth Large,elizabeth.large@baltsun.com | October 18, 2009
Some restaurants, you feel, will succeed simply because of the force of the owner's personality. In the case of Umi Sake, the new sushi restaurant in Cockeysville where Pacific Rim used to be, I imagine people will go just because the owner, Lisa Lee, is such a positive presence in the dining room. Lee used to own Johnny's Sushi in Timonium, named after her brother the chef. She sold the place and had a baby. Three years later when Pacific Rim in Cockeysville closed, the landlord called her to see if she'd be interested in being a restaurateur again.
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By Betty Rosbottom and Betty Rosbottom,Tribune Media Services | July 4, 2004
While teaching in Cleveland this spring, a good friend and former chef I had not seen in several years invited me to lunch. The talented cook served a light main course he called Pacific Rim Salad. A glorious entree with Asian flavorings, the salad was assembled with a trio of greens -- romaine, basil and mint -- that were combined with cucumbers, shallots, bell peppers and grape tomatoes. These ingredients were tossed with a distinctive sweet and sour dressing made of lime juice, sugar and Thai fish sauce accented with bits of ginger root, garlic and red pepper flakes.
NEWS
October 19, 2001
PRESIDENT Bush is doing just what he should by going to the APEC summit in Shanghai and meeting one-on-one with the two superpower leaders there. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum was established in 1989 to promote trade and prosperity around the Pacific Rim. Leaders have not always known what the summits were for. But with the world facing recession, coordinating the revival effort at the highest level is essential. A byproduct planned by the Chinese hosts was to show off Shanghai, rapidly becoming what it was in the 1920s: a commercial hub of Asia to rival Hong Kong, Singapore and, eventually, Tokyo.
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