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  • DHS performs 100 percent watchlist matching for domestic flights

    06/14/2010 5:38:54 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 173+ views
    DHS.gov ^ | June 7, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: DHS performs 100 percent watchlist matching for domestic flights Washington, D.C.—Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced that 100 percent of passengers traveling within the United States and its territories are now being checked against terrorist watchlists through the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) Secure Flight program—a major step in fulfilling a key 9/11 Commission recommendation. Before Secure Flight, airlines conducted passenger watchlist checking. “Secure Flight fulfills a key recommendation of the of the 9/11 Commission Report, enabling TSA to screen passengers directly against government watchlists using passenger name, date of...
  • U.S. Chamber joins suit against new union rule

    05/24/2010 3:14:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies · 373+ views
    The Hill ^ | May 24, 2010 | Kevin Bogardus
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce joined a federal lawsuit Monday against a new union organizing rule. The Chamber filed a motion to intervene as a party-plaintiff in the Air Transport Association’s (ATA) suit against the National Mediation Board (NMB). The business lobbying group opposes a rule change finalized by the board earlier this month that makes it easier for workers at companies covered by the Railway Labor Act to unionize. Under the rule, workers who don’t vote in a union election are not counted as votes either for or against forming a union. Such non-votes previously were counted as votes...
  • TERRORISM and COUNTERTERRORISM: News, INFORMATION & Analysis #2

    04/11/2010 9:33:03 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 4,070 replies · 6,773+ views
    Free Republic | 4/11/2010 | FReeper Collaboration
    Obama amputates our nuclear arms By: Charles Krauthammer ...snippet...Under President Obama’s new policy, however, if the state that has just attacked us with biological or chemical weapons is “in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty,” explained Gates, then “the U.S. pledges not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against it.” Imagine the scenario: Hundreds of thousands are lying dead in the streets of Boston after a massive anthrax or nerve gas attack. The president immediately calls in the lawyers to determine whether the attacking state is in compliance with the NPT. If it turns out that the attacker...
  • Suspected ETA military chief arrested in France

    05/20/2010 2:40:15 AM PDT · by csvset · 4 replies · 254+ views
    France24 ^ | 20 May 2010 | Wire
    French police said on Thursday they had arrested the suspected military leader of the Basque separatist movement ETA in the south-western city of Bayonne. AFP - French anti-terrorist police on Thursday arrested the suspected military chief of the Basque separatist group ETA, Mikel Karrera Sarobe, police sources said. Two other suspected ETA members -- also Spanish nationals -- were arrested with Karrera Sarobe when detectives and anti-terrorist police raided a house in the southwestern French city of Bayonne at daybreak, the sources said. They were a man and a woman, and one of them is suspected of being the number-two...
  • Case [Blagojevich complaint] Confirms Rezko Is Talking With Prosecutors

    12/10/2008 11:49:38 PM PST · by STARWISE · 107 replies · 6,441+ views
    WashPost ^ | 12-11-08 | Joe Stephens, Carrie Johnson
    A footnote to the 76-page criminal complaint and affidavit charging Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) with soliciting bribes confirms what has long been rumored -- that a former longtime friend and fundraiser for President-elect Barack Obama is talking to federal prosecutors in hopes of a reduced sentence. Antoin "Tony" Rezko's offer to provide authorities with evidence of others' wrongdoing is "not complete," and prosecutors are working to corroborate the claims he has made so far, the footnote said.
  • Agency aids stranded travelers (Hawaii)

    04/05/2008 7:19:09 PM PDT · by Proud2BAmerican · 6 replies · 267+ views
    The Honolulu Star-Bulletin ^ | April 5, 2008 | Allison Schaefers
    Agency aids stranded travelers $5M budgeted to help those grounded by airline shutdowns By Allison Schaefers aschaefers@starbulletin.com The Hawaii Tourism Authority gave tourism leaders approval yesterday to spend up to $5 million in emergency funds to underwrite additional airline service for passengers who have been unable to secure alternative flights following the shutdown of ATA Airlines' operations. In the aftermath left by the shutdown of two prime West Coast carriers, some 9,000 stranded visitors were still trying to get out of Hawaii, and another 1,377 visitors and residents were trying to make it back to the islands. While some 6,200...
  • Loss of ATA and Aloha could mar tourism

    04/05/2008 12:12:09 AM PDT · by Proud2BAmerican · 7 replies · 128+ views
    The Honolulu Star-Bulletin ^ | April 4, 2008 | Allison Schaefers
    Loss of ATA and Aloha could mar tourism By Allison Schaefers aschaefers@starbulletin.com The loss of nearly 15 percent of the airline capacity to Hawaii this week with the abrupt closure of ATA Airlines and Aloha Airlines is sending shock waves through the state's visitor industry. State tourism officials said other carriers' existing flights could have filled the void left by Aloha. But the loss of ATA's seats could cause state visitor counts to fall by more than a half-million in the next nine months if new flights are not added, said state Tourism Liaison Marsha Wienert. "It could be devastating...
  • NEW: Indy-based ATA files for bankruptcy, discontinues

    04/03/2008 7:30:13 AM PDT · by Military family member · 30 replies · 83+ views
    Tribune-Star ^ | April 3,2008 | By Chris Havlik
    INDIANAPOLIS — ATA Airlines canceled all flights Thursday after filing for bankruptcy as it posted advisories at ticket counters in the handful of cities it still served and sought help for stranded travelers. The Indianapolis-based airline, once the nation's 10th-largest, entered bankruptcy for the second time in just over three years Wednesday, this time citing the loss of a key military charter business. The airline had approximately 50 flights per day, mostly between Hawaii and four west coast cities — Oakland, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Las Vegas, said company spokesman Michael Freitag. ATA said has been in contact with other...
  • Ingleside may be test site for new freight transport system

    11/12/2007 3:31:55 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies · 156+ views
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | November 11, 2007 | Fanny S. Chirinos
    INGLESIDE — A new way to move shipping containers might be tested in Ingleside as early as next year. Stephen Roop, designer and assistant director of the Texas Transportation Institute, a research and development agency working with the Texas A&M University System, has developed a freight shuttle that would move a container from point A to point B on rails. The process would be automated and computerized, with the owner of the shuttle programming where the shuttle needs to take the container. The concept is to alleviate congestion on highways and ship cargo more efficiently, Roop said. It was developed...
  • Inauguration Day for Alien Signal-Hunting Telescope

    10/11/2007 2:05:36 PM PDT · by Freeport · 93 replies · 867+ views
    Space.com ^ | 11 October 2007 | Seth Shostak
    Today, in the remote northeast corner of California, technology innovator and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen will hit the big red button. No, he won't be throwing heavy-duty machinery into an emergency shutdown, nor will he be sending ICBMs screaming from their silos (traditional functions for ruddy buttons). Instead, he'll be christening a new telescope that, in its significance, could eventually outpace the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria. The famous technologist will be inaugurating the initial 42 antennas of his namesake, the Allen Telescope Array (ATA) – the first major radio telescope designed from the pedestal up to efficiently (which is...
  • ALLIANCE ANSWERS ATA'S DECEPTIVE CARTOON COMMERCIAL (airline ad lies)

    06/01/2007 5:41:45 AM PDT · by pabianice · 231+ views
    AOPA ^ | 6/1/07
    May 31, 2007 - The Alliance for Aviation Across America (AAAA), of which EAA is a member, has effectively rebutted an extremely misleading pro-user fee commercial produced by the Air Transport Association (ATA) that began running in airports around the country, including on the CNN Airport Network. ATA’s commercial, which features cartoon airplanes awaiting takeoff on a runway, falsely claims that airport congestion is caused by small aircraft, that small aircraft get preferential treatment at airports, and that they don’t pay for costs imposed on the system. AAAA countered by simply stating the facts, including that small aircraft make up...
  • Southwest's Not Afraid to Talk Profit (Will codeshare on int'l flights)

    04/21/2006 1:14:22 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 32 replies · 689+ views
    TheStreet.com ^ | 4/20/2006 5:43 PM EDT | Ted Reed (TheStreet.com Staff Reporter)
    A confident Southwest Airlines (LUV:NYSE) beat analysts' first-quarter targets Thursday and said it might very well meet or exceed its own goal of 15% earnings growth this year. On top of that forecast, the carrier said it plans to grow its fleet as well, by exercising options for 79 additional Boeing jets. Despite a 10% rise in unit costs, driven by sky-high fuel prices, the Dallas-based carrier made $61 million, or 7 cents a share, in the quarter, compared with $59 million, or 7 cents a share, a year earlier. Excluding hedging losses and gains, earnings rose to 8 cents...
  • Southwest Offers $100M for ATA Assets

    12/11/2004 2:30:34 AM PST · by TLOne · 6 replies · 574+ views
    AP-Business/YahooNews ^ | Sat, Dec 11, 2004 | By DAVID KOENIG, AP Business Writer
    DALLAS - The bidding war for bankrupt ATA Airlines' assets heated up on Friday when Southwest Airlines offered at least $100 million in cash and loans for gates at Chicago's Midway Airport and an alliance with ATA, its main rival there. Southwest chief executive Gary Kelly said the bid represented the only way that his company could meet its top goal of expanding in Chicago. He said Southwest's proposal would let ATA Airlines Inc. still operate at Midway but with fewer gates. Southwest is seeking to upset the bid of another low-cost carrier, AirTran Airways, a unit of Orlando-based AirTran...
  • NYT: Lenders and U.S. Tighten Screws on Struggling Airlines

    12/07/2004 6:18:42 AM PST · by OESY · 1 replies · 387+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 7, 2004 | MICHELINE MAYNARD
    In the airline industry's dark months after the September 2001 attacks, the federal government, banks, aircraft lenders and others came forward to help, giving the wounded companies plenty of leeway in the face of extraordinary circumstances. But three years later, the benevolence is gone. In a form of tough love that is quickly spreading, these same backers are putting the clamps on the still-troubled airlines, particularly those operating under bankruptcy protection. The backers are giving chief executives at United Airlines, US Airways and ATA Airlines their marching orders: enforce strict timetables, conserve cash, reduce spending and eliminate jobs - or...
  • Radio search for ET draws a blank

    03/28/2004 8:38:01 AM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 65 replies · 934+ views
    BBC News Online ^ | Thursday, March 25, 2004 | By Dr David Whitehouse
    Astronomers have completed their most sensitive search yet for radio signals from intelligent life in space. They believe the best way to find ET is to look for a radio signal. Such signals can travel vast distances. The Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico, supported by Jodrell Bank, searched over a period of 10 years. The scientists looked at 800 nearby stars with no evidence of a signal from ET. They say they have learned a lot, and plan another search next year. From the ashes The last star scrutinised by Project Phoenix - the most powerful search for intelligent...
  • Moroccan faces 3,116 charges over deaths (SEPTEMBER 11th CHARGES ALERT)

    08/29/2002 10:20:54 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 5 replies · 298+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | August 30, 2002 | Hannah Cleaver
    A Moroccan has been charged with more than 3,000 counts of accessory to murder in connection with the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington, the German authorities said yesterday. Mounir El Motassadeq was accused of membership of a terrorist organisation and being an accessory to murder in 3,116 cases, Kay Nehm, the chief federal prosecutor said. Mr Nehm said El Motassadeq, 28, was an integral member of a terrorist cell in Hamburg which included three of the four suicide pilots, Mohammed Ata, Marwan Al-Shehhi and Ziad Jarrah. He is alleged to have acted as logistics and finance manager...
  • U.S. Faced with Iraqi Complicity in Attack

    10/28/2001 12:17:01 PM PST · by grimalkin · 37 replies · 871+ views
    Middle East News Line ^ | 10.29.01 | Middle East News Line
    WASHINGTON [MENL] -- The Bush administration is reluctantly facing mounting evidence that Iraq was involved in both the Islamic suicide attacks on New York and Washington as well as the anthrax outbreak in the United States. U.S. government sources said an investigation of the anthrax attacks against Congress has pointed to evidence that Iraq could have been responsible. They said that Iraq is the only country that produces agents found on some of the letters. The sources told the ABC television network that the anthrax found in a letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle was laced with bentonite. ...
  • ARMED PILOT UPDATE

    06/01/2002 11:18:55 AM PDT · by forest · 14 replies · 371+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #275 ^ | 6-2-02 | Doug Fiedor
    Recently, I received a message from the Airline Pilots' Security Alliance (1), which is a coalition of the Allied Pilots' Association, the Coalition of Airline Pilots' Associations, the Air Line Pilots' Association, and the Independent Pilots' Association. The message concerned arming commercial airline pilots, but it provided some very good information the national media seems to have overlooked. For instance: “Most people don't know that for many decades after the dawn of commercial aviation, airline pilots carried firearms in the cockpit without incident. However, in late 1987, after a suicidal attacker broke into the cockpit of an airliner, murdered the...