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Business News Archive - June 14, 2008

Budget airline Flybe has suspended one of its routes from a Westcountry airport because of rising fuel costs. The airline is halting its new Newquay-Glasgow summer service because it is not carrying enough passengers to make money with the high cost of aviation fuel.

By DAN SHAW, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7519 or shawd@courierpress.com Evansville Regional Airport is getting a $1.2 million Federal Aviation Administration grant to study a planned extension of its main runway and upgrade of a safety area to meet federal requirements.

ALL staff at collapsed buiness-class airline Silverjet have been laid off today as a potential rescue deal collapsed. Swiss investor Kingplace had provisionally agreed to take over the Luton Airport-based carrier which went into administration a fortnight ago.

Big changes are planned this summer inside the terminal at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Unity.

By Neha Lalchandani NEW DELHI: When it comes to diversions and delays in Delhi, fliers normally dread the winter months when fog disrupts operations at the IGI Airport.

By This column was prepared by Courier & Press correspondent John Gottcent from the archives of Evansville newspapers. Big Story The big story 75 years ago this week (1933) involved the announcement in Rome of a new European accord promising that continent at least a decade of peace.

By LAURA SIMMONS, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7510 or simmonsl@courierpress.com Tomatoes will not be an available taco or sandwich topping at many area restaurants for several days.

By Garret Mathews 464-7527 or mathewsg@courierpress.com For Independence Day, I hope to write about some newly naturalized citizens. If you've recently participated in the official ceremony - and especially if your path to becoming an American was a difficult one - I'd like to hear from you.

CLIMATE change activists today 'hijacked' a coal train on its way to Drax power station in North Yorkshire. The locomotive was brought to a halt just south of the UK's largest coal-fired power station using a red flag this morning.

Saudi officials have advised oil traders and analysts they plan to increase output by 500,000 barrels a day next month, The New York Times reported Friday. Saudi Arabia's current output is 9.45 million barrels a day, up 300,000 barrels from last month.

Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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