June 7, 1987 |
White-knuckle fliers are not the only ones who have learned to dread air travel. Today, everyone from the jet-setter to the vacationer learns to arrive at airports prepared for trouble. Some examples: --Last November, a Washington journalist boarded the 6:30 p.m. Pan Am shuttle at Washington's National Airport for the normal 45-minute flight to New York's La Guardia Airport. Air traffic was stacked up around New York because of rain, and the plane circled Philadelphia for three hours.
May 24, 1989 |
Into every life a little rain must fall, but in Jim Abbott's case, it's getting ridiculous. For the third time in less than two months Tuesday, Abbott had a scheduled start delayed, a rainstorm here resulting in postponement of the series opener between the Angels and the New York Yankees. But this rainout will only cost Abbott 24 hours, since Manager Doug Rader said he would roll back his entire pitching rotation one day. That means Abbott will oppose New York's Rich Doston tonight at Yankee Stadium.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1994
Over the years, the Federal Aviation Administration has received more than its share of criticism for not moving swiftly enough on airline safety issues. So its recent order grounding certain commuter planes, while inconvenient for many holiday travelers and airlines, is a welcome departure from previous FAA foot-dragging. On Friday--two months after an American Eagle ATR-72 commuter plane crashed and disintegrated in a cornfield near Roselawn, Ind.
January 2, 1988 |
The new year was ushered in on a bitterly cold note across much of the country Friday, as the coldest temperatures of the season and strong winds sent wind chill readings plummeting to a dangerous 40 degrees below zero in the upper Midwest. The National Weather Service warned that such wind chill readings could freeze uncovered flesh in minutes.
March 14, 2012 |
A pre-spring heat wave has crawled over to the East Coast, acting like a weight on a scale and leaving the West with cooler temperatures than normal. The Baltimore Sun reported near-record highs for the date Wednesday, kicking the day off at 61 degrees and reaching 73 degrees by noon -- 10 degrees shy of the city's record high of 83, set in 2007. Seattle, on the other hand, saw snow flurries Tuesday and Wednesday morning, with the National Weather Service predicting that city's high Wednesday at only 44 degrees . “When the East Coast is experiencing a heat wave, the West Coast gets colder,” Rich Thompson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service's Los Angeles office, said in an interview.
March 2, 1987 |
Rockford is still standing today, a bulletin to the contrary by the National Weather Service not withstanding. The 4:55 a.m. bulletin, sent to hundreds of radio and television stations and other news organizations in the Midwest and read on the air by some, said: "At 4:35 a.m. CST a tornado hit the Rockford, Ill., weather office. This storm was moving southeast at 50 m.p.h. This is a dangerous storm. Take cover immediately. The entire town of Rockford has been demolished.
September 21, 2012 |
Amid labor strife, bankruptcy proceedings and layoffs, American Airlines has canceled hundreds of flights through October, causing dozens of delays at Los Angeles International Airport. The airline, whose parent company AMR Corp. filed for bankruptcy last year, said it planned to reduce flight schedules for the rest of September and October 1% to 2%. As of Thursday, the Fort Worth airline had canceled 281 flights this week, mostly in and out of Dallas/Forth Worth International Airport.
November 18, 2013 |
The November tornadoes that raked the Midwest were unusual, possibly even record-breaking, but they had been forecast three days in advance. For some residents, though, the warning wouldn't be enough. On Monday, emergency officials and damage experts were picking through the wreckage of what Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn called "the deadliest series of tornadoes Illinois has ever had in the month of November," with six people killed in Illinois and dozens more injured in communities across the Midwest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1990 |
Like moths to the flame, certain people are drawn to the glare of stage lights. It doesn't matter that it's 4 a.m., that thugs may be roaming the streets, or that location shootings are as common as gang shootings in Los Angeles. What matters is an opportunity to touch the stuff of celebrity, show business stars like . . . Willard Scott?
March 14, 1998 |
Bruce Keidan of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recalls that Charlie Hinkle was the track announcer at the Meadows in Western Pennsylvania when he called the race of his life one foggy night 20-some years ago: "The patrons could not see the racetrack, so impenetrable was the fog. But Charlie described the race for them, and a thriller it was, culminating in a three-horse duel down the stretch."