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The State

A Board of Supervisors committee has passed a proposal that commits the city and the U.S. Navy to basing the battleship Missouri off San Francisco’s Hunters Point, a move Mayor Dianne Feinstein contends would add 7,000 new jobs in the Bay Area. The so-called memorandum of understanding passed 3 to 1 and went to the full 11-member board. The 14-page document, which details each side’s obligations under the plan, was passed only after adoption of an amendment that forbids the Navy from discriminating against civilian workers on the basis of sexual preference or if they have AIDS or a related illness. It also forbids the Navy from requiring drug testing as a condition of employment.


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