December 2006

The second major snow storm in a week pounded Colorado on Friday, burying the foothills under another 2 feet of snow, shutting down highways and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights at the Denver airport.

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Charles LeochaNew Orleans is one of the all-time great tourist destinations, and tourism is helping it recover from one of the worst storms in history. But outside the tourist districts, recovery is slow and often confused. Charlie Leocha resolves to tell the truth about a city in need of both money and leadership.

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Colorado braces for more snow

by Jon Surmacz on December 28, 2006

Still recovering from last week’s blizzard, Colorado cities braced Wednesday for another storm that could bring more than a foot of snow and high winds to the state and cause planes to be grounded at Denver International Airport again.

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Christopher ElliottGeorge Letts is quoted a price of 242 pounds for a rental car in London, but when he arrives at the car rental counter, the rate is suddenly 152 pounds higher. What’s with the funny math? And who is responsible, his travel agent or the car rental company?

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Southwest Airlines jets simultaneously pulling out from their gates at San Diego International
Airport bumped into each other’s tails Tuesday, officials said. No injuries were reported.The
accident prompted officials to return the planes to their gates and take the passengers off,
Southwest spokeswoman Marilee McInnis said.

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Seventeen creditors who hold $2.25 billion in unsecured claims against Delta Air Lines in its bankruptcy case urged the airline Friday to consider alternatives to its stand-alone
reorganization plan.

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James’s first Boxing Day

by James Wysong on December 26, 2006

He was a new flight attendant, alone in England at Christmas, making due with a cold flat, a busted radio and some stale pita chips. Christmas came and went, but then came Boxing Day. Boxing Day? What’s that? James Wysong tells the story.

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Hundreds of flights left Denver’s beleaguered airport on Christmas Eve with many passengers who had been stranded when a two-day blizzard shut down the runways last week.

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‘Tis the season of joy and thanksgiving, and across the seven seas, cruise lines big and small are expanding their charitable good works. Here’s a look at some of the creative ways the industry has found to spread some peace, hope and joy — not to mention bedding, incubators, raptor splints and, yes, cold, hard cash — to those who most need it.

From cell phone use to high-speed Internet access, the connected life is spreading to the skies. In January, Emirates Airline plans to launch mobile phone usage in its planes, making it the first airline to allow passengers to make cell phone calls on its flights

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