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October 22, 2004 | From Associated Press
The John Wayne Birthplace Society is hoping to expand a complex that includes the tiny Victorian house in Winterset, Iowa, where the Oscar-winning actor ("True Grit") was born Marion Morrison on May 26, 1907. His family lived in the four-room house until he was 3. They then moved 12 miles north to Earlham for three years, then on to California, where the legend of John Wayne was born.
January 26, 1997
I read with great interest the article "John Wayne Airport Nears Legal Limit With 7.3 Million Passengers," Jan. 15. The piece clearly would lead most Orange Countians to conclude that, yes, we do need to use that 4,700 acres of prime real estate at El Toro for another airport. Wrong. The legal limit of 8.4 million passengers is a completely artificial limit placed on John Wayne by a court agreement to settle lawsuits between the wealthy few of Newport Beach and the people of Orange County.
February 7, 1988 | SANTIAGO O'DONNELL and DOUG BROWN, Times Staff Writers
In an apparent security breach at John Wayne Airport, employees routinely bypass metal detectors despite an FAA regulation meant to prevent both passengers and airline employees from entering the ramp area without being screened. In a one-hour period Saturday afternoon, five employees were observed by the Times as they entered the ramp area through Gate 8, an outside gate that is unguarded and does not have a metal detector. The five simply pressed the three-number code into a cipher lock.
Carol Simpson, 80, had a perfectly wonderful Christmas, surrounded for the first time in years by her three children and five grandchildren, all gathered at her daughter's Mission Viejo house to celebrate their matriarch. Then she tried to go home.
October 5, 1988 | JIM CARLTON, Times Staff Writer
Aissa Wayne, daughter of the late actor John Wayne, and her financier companion were threatened with death after being attacked and brutally beaten in his $3-million Newport Beach estate, she said Tuesday. Wayne, 32, and Roger W. Luby, 52, were followed into his electronically gated Newport Beach estate Monday morning by two gunmen, who bound their hands and feet and pistol-whipped them on the head, police spokesman Greg Armstrong said. "You're messing with the wrong guy.
January 2, 1988
Caltrans' division of aeronautics has established guidelines to control the amount of noise generated over residential areas by aircraft using the state's airports. Under those guidelines, any area exposed to an average Community Noise Equivalent Level (CNEL) of more than 65 in a year is considered to be noise-impacted. To comply with those regulations, John Wayne airport has set up nine stations at locations in Newport Beach, Santa Ana and Tustin to monitor noise levels.
November 5, 1996
A runway at John Wayne Airport was temporarily closed Monday night after a Cessna pilot forgot to lower the landing gear and skidded to a stop, authorities said. The four-seat Cardinal Cessna 177 landed at John Wayne Airport en route from Las Vegas about 6 p.m. , said Orange County Sheriff's Lt. Lynn Nehring. The plane suffered minor damage, but neither person aboard was injured, according to Federal Aviation Administration operations officer Diana Jourbart.
July 24, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Both terminals at John Wayne Airport were evacuated Sunday evening and passengers taken off airplanes after a female passenger made it past a security checkpoint without being screened, authorities said. As a result, hundreds of travelers were required to undergo a second security check, Nico Melendez of the Transportation Security Administration said.
September 30, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
Two new daily flights to Kansas City could begin Wednesday from John Wayne Airport, if approved today by Orange County supervisors. Midwest Airlines is already booking passengers for the new flights, to be offered on 123-seat Boeing 717-200 jets. The airline hopes to operate out of leased space at the Delta Airlines counter. In June, supervisors approved the first major expansion of the number of airlines at John Wayne since 1990. Midwest would be the 11th airline authorized to use the airport.
April 25, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
A national rating bureau removed John Wayne Airport revenue bonds from credit watch this week, citing the airport's rebound from a loss of business after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Standard & Poor's placed the bonds on watch status Sept. 20, along with bonds from all other U.S. airports. Passenger traffic, which has bounced back faster at John Wayne than at other facilities, was down about 10% in 2001 from the year before.
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