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2008-07-08 00:00:20

By Mark Prado, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Jul. 8--Erecting a suicide barrier on the Golden Gate Bridge could cost as much as $50 million, according to an environmental assessment released Monday by the Golden Gate Bridge District. "The cost is astronomical," said Marin Supervisor Hal Brown, a member of the bridge district's Board of Directors. "I'm all for some type of barrier, but where we get that kind of money I have no idea. Maybe through grants." Initial estimates...

2008-06-25 15:02:44

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines and its regional affiliate, American Eagle, today announced additional details of their capacity reductions for the fourth quarter of 2008. The reductions are in line with American's previously announced (May 21) plans of cutting fourth quarter domestic capacity by 11 to 12 percent and regional affiliate capacity by 10 to 11 percent versus fourth quarter 2007 levels. The changes are being instituted to reduce costs and...

2006-08-24 17:51:36

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Caps on commercial flights to limit congestion at Chicago O'Hare airport will remain in place for two more years but room is being given for new competition, the Federal Aviation Administration said on Thursday. The agency under a new regulation will continue to limit the number of scheduled flight arrivals at 88 per hour from 7 a.m. to 7:59 p.m. local time Monday through Friday, the busiest periods. There are some weekend restrictions as well. The restrictions...

2006-08-11 14:38:52

By Jeanne King NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fears of suicide bombers slowed air travel to a crawl on Friday and sowed confusion among everyone from passengers toting electronic gadgets to airport shops selling banned liquids. British police foiled a plot to bomb up to 10 flights to the United States, but emergency measures imposed because of it disrupted the travel of hundreds of thousands of people. Henry Davis, a hedge fund manager who got up at 4:30 a.m. to fly to Boston, said there was...

2006-08-11 08:21:49

By Jeanne King NEW YORK (Reuters) - Susan Quatrella was still near the back of the line after waiting two hours to check in for a flight to Colorado on Friday as new security measures slowed air travel to a crawl. A plot to bomb up to 10 flights between Britain and the United States may have been foiled, but it managed to cause huge disruptions to hundreds of thousands of people, at a cost in time and money likely to be significant. "Everybody watched the news last night and...

2006-07-18 11:50:17

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Searing summer heat wreaked havoc on travel plans for New Yorkers on Tuesday as power outages shut parts of LaGuardia International Airport and the city's subway system during the morning rush hour. Terminals of American Airlines, Delta Airlines and the Marine Terminal were without full power, said a spokesman for Consolidated Edison, which delivers power to LaGuardia, the closest major airport to Manhattan. Con Ed had not determined when the power would be back...

2006-05-04 15:40:01

By Adam Tanner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Every few weeks, someone climbs over the railing of San Francisco's famed Golden Gate Bridge and jumps to their death at one of the highest-profile suicide sites in the world. Local media rarely report the deaths, and few people have seen the dramatic suicides -- until now. Filmmaker Eric Steel's new film "The Bridge," which shows six suicides, premiered recently at New York's Tribeca and San Francisco's film festivals. Steel, 42, set up...

2006-03-10 18:38:56

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Local officials approved a study on Friday on possible alterations of the San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge to stem jumping from America's most popular site for suicides. The study, the most comprehensive in a generation, follows more than a year of renewed debate on the issue that has plagued the distinctive nearly 2-mile- (3 km-)long bridge that connects San Francisco to the Marin Headlands. More than 1,300 people have jumped from the bridge to their...

2006-03-10 18:37:34

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines' domestic terminal at LaGuardia Airport was evacuated for about two hours on Friday because of a security scare, officials said. A spokeswoman from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration in Washington said departing flights had resumed at about 5 p.m. (2200 GMT) after the alert turned out to be a false alarm triggered when a man's shoes set off a security screening device meant to detect explosives. The TSA said the man walked away from...

2006-03-10 17:52:38

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines's domestic terminal at New York's LaGuardia Airport has resumed normal operations following a security breach on Friday that forced an evacuation. A spokeswoman from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration in Washington said departing flights, which had been halted by the scare, had resumed. Officials continued to search for a man who sparked the scare when he walked away after his shoes set off a security screening device meant to detect...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.