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TWA OWNER MAKES A PLAY TO PURCHASE AT LEAST 25 PERCENT OF USX

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Investor Carl C. Icahn is making another play for USX Corp., the giant oil, gas and steel concern.

Icahn, who announced plans to acquire sizable stakes in Pittsburgh-based USX twice before, disclosed Wednesday that he is requesting federal approval to acquire at least 25 percent of the corporation.Icahn, known for his past corporate takeover attempts, owns Trans World Airlines Inc.

USX spokesman William Kessler said the company was aware of Icahn's filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission but had no comment. Icahn, Kessler said, made similar requests in 1987 and 1988.