Radio traffic reviewed in O’Hare close call


Radio traffic reviewed in O’Hare close call — The Federal Aviation Administration is reviewing radio traffic to help determine exactly why an Atlas Air Cargo flight nearly collided with a United Airlines passenger plane on a runway at Chicago’s O’Hare airport Sunday night. (Chicago Tribune) (Registration required)

Airline fires pilot removed from flight — A Continental Airlines captain removed from a flight because another employee smelled alcohol on his breath was fired Tuesday, the airline said. (AP)

Calif. blackout threat eases slightly — It looks as if the worst strain on the California power grid is over for this week, a spokesman for the California Independent System Operator said Tuesday evening. (Reuters)

Tips to help you stay safe abroad — From Indonesia to Iraq, developing countries can mean big new markets. But foreign locales can also be risky – as in physical danger. Whether it’s a mugging, flu outbreak, anti-American backlash, or military coup, business travelers tend to be unprepared when a sudden crisis hits. (Business 2.0)

Logjam on Idaho river strands rafters — A logjam on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River has temporarily blocked about 200 rafters from floating through a remote stretch of wilderness, outfitters say. (AP)

Comedian booted from flight — TV star Mo’Nique got kicked off a United Airlines flight Sunday after getting into a spat with a flight attendant, and this time the comedian isn’t laughing – she’s crying racism. (New York Daily News)

Boeing flips to loss — Boeing Co. on Wednesday reported a quarterly loss as it took $1.1 billion of previously announced charges to settle government investigations into its defense unit and to cover the costs of delayed surveillance aircraft. (Reuters)

B&B recreates Andy Griffith’s Mayberry home
— Guests at the Taylor Home Inn are greeted by a “Welcome to Mayberry” sign on the front door as the show’s theme song — “The Fishing Hole” with its distinctive whistling — plays in the background. (AP)

Carrie Charney, Christopher Elliott, John Frenaye, Charles Leocha, Marge Purnell, Valerie Schneider, Mary Staley, Stephanus Surjaputra, Richard Wong.