Business News Archive - September 07, 2008

By Thomas Olson Pittsburgh passengers bound for Florida will have more nonstops to choose from next month, but the flights will decline somewhat in January. AirTran Airways will begin nonstop flights from Pittsburgh International Airport to Fort Lauderdale, Tampa and Fort Myers on Oct.

US Airways will introduce point-of-sale devices aboard flights beginning in October so that passengers can use credit and debit cards to pay for beverages and meals, the airline said Friday. The carrier began charging $2 for soda, bottled water, juices and coffee on domestic flights on Aug. 1.

S amuel BONSALL, William Bland and John Hulme, alias Holmes, Starbuck and Jack the Sweep respectively, were hanged from the top of the gatehouse in the County Gaol of Vernon Street, Derby, in 1843 for the murder of Miss Martha Goddard the year before.

United Mine Workers President Cecil Roberts is scheduled to speak to active and retired coal miners at the UMW Pensioner Picnic on Sept. 13 at Ten Mile Creek Park off Route 88 in Fredericktown, Washington County. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) Zhengzhou, 7 September: A coal mine was flooded in Yuzhou City, central China's Henan Province early Sunday morning, leaving about 20 people trapped underground, local authorities said.

A Swansea man suffered serious injuries to his head and abdomen when he was attacked with a sword in the city's Penlan area. The incident happened at a flat in Bluebell Way, Swansea Crown Court heard yesterday.

By David O'Callaghan A Swansea man who brandished a baseball bat as he yelled racist abuse at a shopkeeper has been jailed for eight months. Peter Beynon was sent down after a judge told him: "Racism is evil and those who indulge in racially-aggravated violence must expect to be punished severely.

Plans for a similar gas-fired power station at Port Talbot docks were blocked last year. Planning chiefs rejected Port Talbot Power's proposed 1,300MW plant, deeming it too big and unsightly. But the world's biggest wood-burning power station looks like coming to the town.

By Sion Morgan Yet another massive power station is being lined up for Port Talbot.

A meeting on natural gas exploration in Marcellus Shale will be held 6 p.m. Monday in the S&T Bank Arena near Indiana.

Word of the Day
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.