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  • Ford brings fantasy baseball to cars

    Ford Brings Fantasy Baseball to Cars: Have we gone too far? I have a heart-wrenching internal struggle when it comes to in-car connectivity. On the one hand, I love having navigation, my iPod and phone contacts all easily accessed when I’m driving....
  • Spotlight on Safety

    Cars with high scores in crash tests are hot commodities. Here’s how to size up the best model in your price range. By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, 32,885 people died in motor vehicle crashes in...
  • U.S. hospitals unprepared to handle Ebola waste

    U.S. hospitals unprepared to handle Ebola waste
    U.S. hospitals may be unprepared to safely dispose of the infectious waste generated by any Ebola virus disease patient to arrive unannounced in the country, potentially putting the wider community at risk, biosafety experts said. Waste management...
  • People Express plane hit by truck, leaving Newport News-based company with one plane, delays

    People Express plane hit by truck, leaving Newport News-based company with one plane, delays
    Passengers have experienced a series of delays and cancellations by People Express after one of its planes was damaged by a vendor's truck -- leaving the company with only one plane. The accident occurred Sept. 19 in Newport News and has impacted...
  • Peninsula airport group discusses investing funds in air service behind closed doors

    Peninsula airport group discusses investing funds in air service behind closed doors
    The regional group that agreed to subsidize People Express' suspended service to Newark and Boston met behind closed doors for about 45 minutes Monday to discuss investing funds to support an air service at Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport....
  • Open Orlando's skies to cheaper competition: Editorial

    International visitors are gold in Central Florida's tourism-driven economy. On average travelers from abroad stay longer and spend more than their U.S. counterparts. Their regional economic impact has been measured at $2 billion a year. So it's no...
  • Smoother O'Hare landings face technical headwind

    Smoother O'Hare landings face technical headwind
    Landings on the most heavily used arrival runway at O'Hare International Airport will soon be safer and more accurate while also saving fuel and perhaps reducing jet noise over Chicago neighborhoods. But implementing the technology to make it happen is a...
  • Lake County deputies enforcing ban on texting and driving next week

    Lake County deputies enforcing ban on texting and driving next week
    Starting on Sunday, anyone who decides to take their eyes off the road while they’re driving and instead check their text messages needs to be prepared to suffer the consequences in Lake County. Texting and driving is a motor vehicle violation...
  • People Express delays plan to resume service

    People Express delays plan to resume service
    People Express will not resume service next week as it had planned and has no fixed date to do so, chief executive officer Jeffrey Erickson said Thursday. People Express was grounded Sept. 26 when the second of two planes it hired Nevada-based Vision...
  • A Lost Trip: Why Did Southwest Change Their AirTran Voucher?

    A Lost Trip: Why Did Southwest Change Their AirTran Voucher?
    An airline has no federally mandated obligation to compensate a passenger whose flight is canceled because of mechanical problems. In that respect, Michael and Ida Schnipper of Unionville were fortunate last September when they received two travel...
  • Airport officials cite People Express' impact on economy

    Airport officials cite People Express' impact on economy
    While it flew, People Express was an economic boon for the area, the Peninsula Airport Commission's executive director and chairman have been saying in recent days, as they wait to see if the start-up airline they subsidized can relaunch itself. But...