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2008-07-16 06:00:31

By Ken Leiser, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 16--Lambert-St. Louis International Airport will proceed with what it deems the most important parts of the Airport Experience renovations, despite turbulent times in the airline industry. Airport Director Richard Hrabko said Tuesday that $16.9 million worth of upgrades will begin this month. First up will be the resurfacing the dingy-white dome above the airline ticketing counters. Next year, new baggage carousels should be installed....

2008-07-15 15:00:37

By Ken Leiser, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 15--ST. LOUIS -- Officials at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport said today that they will push ahead with a major makeover of the airport's Main Terminal and concourses. Airport staff said last week that they were re-evaluating some of the costs of the $105 million project in the wake of flight cuts by American Airlines. "A careful analysis has determined we have the ability to begin these improvements for the Main Terminal and remain...

2008-07-10 06:00:33

By Ken Leiser, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 10--ST. LOUIS -- Officials at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport said Wednesday that they were taking a close look at their ambitious, $105 million makeover of airport concourses, in light of forthcoming cuts in American Airlines flights. Airport Director Richard Hrabko told the St. Louis Airport Commission that his staff was looking at the effects of American's shrinking schedule and other uncertainties in the airline industry might have...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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