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August 3, 2001 | From Associated Press
A severe thunderstorm brought relief from three days of oppressive heat Thursday but also left Chicago-area commuters stranded, basements flooded, planes grounded and thousands without power. "I was up to my knees in sewage," said attorney Nigel Telman. "Water I can understand, but I shouldn't have to deal with raw sewage in my basement." Heat across the nation's midsection had claimed at least eight lives since Monday, including professional football player Korey Stringer, who died Wednesday.
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August 3, 2001 | From Associated Press
A severe thunderstorm brought relief from three days of oppressive heat Thursday but also left Chicago-area commuters stranded, basements flooded, planes grounded and thousands without power. "I was up to my knees in sewage," said attorney Nigel Telman. "Water I can understand, but I shouldn't have to deal with raw sewage in my basement." Heat across the nation's midsection had claimed at least eight lives since Monday, including professional football player Korey Stringer, who died Wednesday.
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NEWS
February 15, 1990 | From a Times Staff Writer
A howling, blinding snowstorm blew into the Windy City on Wednesday, paralyzing air traffic, reducing rush hour auto traffic to a crawl and stranding couples out on the town to celebrate Valentine's Day. At one point early in the evening, weather gauges were recording snow falling at an inch an hour with 7 inches on the ground.
NEWS
February 15, 1990 | From a Times Staff Writer
A howling, blinding snowstorm blew into the Windy City on Wednesday, paralyzing air traffic, reducing rush hour auto traffic to a crawl and stranding couples out on the town to celebrate Valentine's Day. At one point early in the evening, weather gauges were recording snow falling at an inch an hour with 7 inches on the ground.
NEWS
April 6, 1988 | Reuters
A violent spring storm lashed Chicago with winds up to 60 m.p.h. overnight, knocking out power to about 50,000 residents and dumping more than 2 inches of rain in some areas of northern Illinois. Temperatures plummeted about 40 degrees as the storm developed, falling from a record 85 degrees Tuesday afternoon to an overnight low of 44.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 2007 | From a Times Staff Writer
Hundreds of passengers stood in line for hours at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday, as airlines struggled to rebook people whose flights were canceled because of a dust storm in Texas. The freak storm at American Airlines' largest hub shut down most activity at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport for five hours Saturday. The storm caused the cancellation of 274 departing flights, American Airlines spokesman John Hotard said.
BUSINESS
September 17, 2012 | By Hugo Martin
Severe summer storms in Chicago were blamed for most of the 18 lengthy delays that kept passengers stuck on grounded planes in July, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported Monday. Federal rules that took effect in 2010 prohibit airlines from keeping passengers stranded on a grounded domestic flight for more than three hours without allowing passengers to return to the terminal. On international flights, the limit is four hours. Airlines that violate the rules can be fined up to $27,500 per passenger.
SPORTS
April 6, 2001 | TIM BROWN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Back in the town where there's no question he can coach, coax and communicate--it says so right there on the banner hanging in the rafters of the United Center--Phil Jackson arrived dragging a Laker team that sometimes plays hard and sometimes doesn't, but consistently confounds him. Michael versus Scottie? Please. Dennis Rodman? Choirboy.
BUSINESS
November 16, 2007 | Peter Pae, Times Staff Writer
If you're flying for Thanksgiving, brace yourself. Beginning today, the busiest period for holiday air travel will be busier than ever, with a record 27 million passengers, up 4% from last year, jamming airports and stuffing planes over a 12-day period. And once aboard, there won't be much elbow room: In another record, most planes will be more than 90% full, meaning most flights will take off with all seats occupied. For the year, passenger loads on flights have averaged 80% of capacity.
NEWS
April 6, 1988 | Reuters
A violent spring storm lashed Chicago with winds up to 60 m.p.h. overnight, knocking out power to about 50,000 residents and dumping more than 2 inches of rain in some areas of northern Illinois. Temperatures plummeted about 40 degrees as the storm developed, falling from a record 85 degrees Tuesday afternoon to an overnight low of 44.
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