June 17, 1989 |
A Delta Air Lines L-1011 jumbo jet hit turbulence Friday and those people not wearing seat belts "were flying through the air," a passenger said. Twenty-five were taken to hospitals, including one person with broken ribs. "The kids were screaming and the food was flying and the people were flying," said Brenda Chevalier of Seattle, who was treated for a sprained back at South Fulton Hospital.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 1999
It is not yet time for a supersonic jumbo jet ("NASA, Boeing Abandon Supersonic Jetliner Project," Feb. 6). Research and development without commercial application in the foreseeable future is not what Boeing should be doing. NASA needs to continue the development of the space plane for low-cost delivery of cargo to orbit. When that technology is functional and costs are known, an informed decision can be made about how to build high-speed, long-range, high-capacity commercial passenger aircraft.
January 9, 2000
The new aircraft isn't a bad idea in and of itself [Airbus to Gauge Demand for Super-Jumbo Jetliner," Dec. 9]. The problem is the titanic endeavor of Airbus and the Europeans' egos to do it themselves. It would be better for the Europeans to enter into a partnership with one of the big U.S. aerospace firms, to share the costs, risks and benefits. This consortium would do better with multiple partners. California has a huge population of highly skilled aerospace workers. The super-jumbo jet in part could be assembled in our state, benefiting from professional aerospace engineers and assemblers here.
September 1, 1991
Although I intend to recover losses I have incurred from the closure of Lincoln Savings, I must point out that in my experience, American Continental debentures were never represented as being federally insured. Granted, whenever I came into a Lincoln branch I would practically fall over the huge ads for these debentures, and they were heavily advertised in all the bank statements I received. But I saw nothing that said customers would be buying a CD. In fact, when I called the bank and inquired, I was told plainly what the offering was. The Lincoln story sounds to me like a hard sell with a little deception, a little greed and a lot of confusion.
May 3, 2009 |
The confident smile Sam Rivero wore as he hunted for his first house had a lot to do with the buzz thumping in his ears. Ever since home values began sinking, pundits have touted the juicy opportunities for aspiring buyers priced out of the market before, and the young business-development executive heard that cue like a sonic boom.
July 2, 2008 |
Shortly after joining the U.S. Senate and while enjoying a surge in income, Barack Obama bought a $1.65-million restored Georgian mansion in an upscale Chicago neighborhood. He secured a $1.32-million mortgage from Northern Trust in Illinois. The freshman Democratic senator received a discount. He locked in an interest rate of 5.625% on the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage at a time when such loans in Chicago averaged as much as 6%.