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Akron–Canton Airport

Akron–Canton Airport is a commercial airport in the city of Green, in southern Summit County, about 10 miles southeast of Akron. It is jointly operated by Stark County; the airport is a "reliever" airport for Northeast Ohio and markets itself as "A better way to go", emphasizing the ease of travel in comparison to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Over 75% of its traffic is general aviation; the 2300-acre airport has two runways: 1/19 is 7,601 feet long and 5/23 is 8,204 feet long. The airport has a maintenance base for PSA Airlines, a regional carrier that flies under the American Eagle brand for American Airlines. Public funds for construction of the airport were allocated during World War II for defense purposes, but construction stalled over a controversy relating to whether public funding of airport construction would be appropriate; as a result, private funding was essential to the initial construction of the airport in purchasing the land. The airport was dedicated on October 1946, as the Akron -- Canton -- Massillon Airport.

Passenger air service began in 1948 when American, United and Eastern airlines moved from the Akron Fulton International Airport. A permanent terminal was built in 1955 and expanded in 1962. During the mid-2000s, the airport was one of the fastest-growing airports in the Midwest, attracting passengers from the Akron/Canton area and Cleveland metropolitan area; the airport's passenger count doubled between 2000 and 2006, with several new routes added by AirTran Airways and Frontier Airlines. The airport experienced its busiest year in 2012, with 1.83 million passengers flying out. Since 2012, passenger traffic has decreased. Following the acquisition of AirTran Airways the airport's largest carrier, by Southwest Airlines in 2011, Southwest reduced AirTran's presence at the airport. Several other low-cost carriers, including JetBlue, Frontier Airlines, Spirit Airlines, established new routes from nearby Cleveland Hopkins, lowering average airfares at that airport and reducing demand for Cleveland-based travelers to fly out of further-away Akron.

In 2017 Southwest dropped Akron and consolidated operations at Cleveland Hopkins, as did Allegiant Air the same year. By 2017, the airport's passenger traffic sank to its lowest level since 2004; as of May 2018, the airport had the 2nd fastest declining passenger count of any US airport. In 2006 the airport completed an expansion and renovation of the terminal, including the addition of a new wing off the main concourse, it brings the number of gates to 11, provides new baggage areas, a food court, better aesthetics. The new wing was home to Southwest. In 2011 the expanded TSA screening area was completed, it has four lanes for screening, with the ability to open two more. Along with the expanded screening area, Advanced Imaging Devices were installed and a TSA Precheck lane was added; the airport initiated CAK 2018, its 10-year, $110 million Capital Improvement Plan in March 2008. The plan is the most ambitious capital improvement plan in Akron–Canton Airport's history and calls for 10 projects in the next 10 years.

One of those projects, a runway expansion, has been completed. Runway 5/23 was extended from 7,600 ft to 8,200 ft; the runways will allow aircraft to fly non-stop to anywhere in the U. S. and throughout Mexico and Canada. Other projects include expanding aircraft parking and general aviation area, replacing aircraft rescue and firefighting maintenance facility, a new customs and border patrol facility, expand auto parking lots, a widened entrance road, expanded ticket wing, TSA screening area, expanded upper-level concourse and the construction of Port Green Industrial Park, 213 acres will be developed into 10-12 business sites. Akron–Canton Airport has a number of taxicab and shuttle services, it is served by one route from each of the region's two public transit providers, Akron Metro Regional Transit route 110, Canton-based Stark Area Regional Transit Authority route 81. The SARTA route provides service every hour for most of the day Monday through Saturday, serves both Canton and Akron via Interstate 77, including transit centers in both downtown Canton and downtown Akron.

The Akron Metro route is a 5 times-per-day Monday through Friday local route through Southern Summit County, but does serve the downtown Akron Transit Center. On November 4, 1949, a Harrington's Inc. DC-3, a cargo flight, crashed at CAK short of runway 36 in light snow and limited visibility, hitting trees and landing inverted east of the runway, killing all 3 occupants; this is the worst crash on airport property in its history. On August 2, 1979, a Cessna Citation 501 piloted by New York Yankees catcher, Thurman Munson stalled and crashed 870 feet short of runway 19 killing Munson; the two other people in the plane with him were able to escape the plane. Official website Route Map FAA Airport Diagram, effective February 27, 2020 FAA Terminal Procedures for CAK, effective February 27, 2020 Resources for this airport: AirNav airport information for KCAK ASN accident history for CAK FlightAware airport information and live flight tracker NOAA/NWS weather observations: current, past three days SkyVector aeronautical chart for KCAK FAA current CAK delay information

Starling (1802 ship)

Starling was built at Harwich in 1802. She traded with Smyrna for some years and became a West Indiaman. In 1810 a French privateer captured her. After the British East India Company lost its monopoly on the trade between Britain and India, Starling started trading to the Cape of Good Hope, she wrecked in 1815 off the English coast. Starling first appeared in Lloyd's Register in 1803 with W. Britton and owner, trade London–Smyrna. On 15–16 January 1806 a gale at Portsmouth resulted in some damage to vessels there, including Starling, master. Starling, master, arrived in the Downs on 22 December, having sailed from Smyrna on 13 October. Lloyd's Register for 1810 showed Starling's master changing from Leigh to C. Coulson, her owner from Capt. & Co. to Barnes & Co. and her trade from London–Curacoa to London–Martinique. On 25 July 1810 Starling, master, was returning to London from Martinique and St Lucia when she encountered the French privateer Dame Ernouf, of 18 guns and 130 men, nine days into a cruise from Brest.

Three days on 28 July, HMS Seine recaptured Starling off Brest. Lloyd's Register for 1813 showed Stirling with R. Sharp, changing to W. Thorp, to R. Stamp, her trade was London–Gibraltar. On 18 January 1814 Starling, master, was two days away from Madeira on a voyage from London to the Cape. On 24 January she put into Santa Cruz de Tenerife to repair weather damage, she sailed on the 29th for the Cape. Lloyd's Register for 1815 showed Starling with R. Stamp, Sinclair & Co. owner, trade London–CGH. On 10 February 1815 Lloyd's List reported that Starling, master, from Batavia, Mary Ann, master, from Madras and Île de France, both via the Cape of Good Hope and Saint Helena, had arrived in the Downs, having earlier parted from their convoy. On the 13th Starling stranded at Birling Gap, near Beachy Head, her crew were saved. Most of her stores were saved, as were 2100 bags of coffee, some sugar, it was expected that the ebony she was carrying would be saved. Citations References Hackman, Rowan. Ships of the East India Company.

Gravesend, Kent: World Ship Society. ISBN 0-905617-96-7

Luigi Vollaro

Luigi Vollaro was a member of the Camorra and founder of the Vollaro clan from Portici and San Sebastiano al Vesuvio. He founded the Vollaro clan during the mid-seventies. During his tenure as a Camorra boss, Vollaro earned the nickname "'o Califfo" for his alleged unlimited sexual potency; when he was arrested in 1982, the police found that Vollaro was living in a concubinage with 17 women and had 27 children. When asked by the judge whether he belonged to the Camorra, he replied: "What is the Camorra? A criminal organization, they say. I belong only to my family. I mate only with my women."In 1982, Luigi Vollaro was arrested after spending three years on the run and was charged with the murder of Giuseppe Mutillo in 1980. Vollaro was sentenced to life imprisonment for this murder. In 2003, Vollaro received a second life sentence for the murder of Carlo Lardone in 1977. In 1992, Vollaro was subjected to the harsh Article 41-bis prison regime, thus having the distinction of being one of the first Camorra bosses to be subjected to this regime.

For a short period after his arrest, the management of his illegal businesses went to his sons Pietro and Raffaele. Another son, Antonio who had dissociated from the family business early on, was wrongly detained years for a murder committed by his brother Ciro. Ciro admitted to the murder after becoming a pentito and with his confessions, dealt a massive blow to the clan's activities. Jacquemet, Marco. Credibility in Court: Communicative Practices in the Camorra Trials, Cambridge University Press ISBN 0-521-55251-6

Douglas Watt (critic)

Douglas Benjamin Watt was an American theater critic who spent nearly six decades covering Broadway theatre — and Off Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway — for the Daily News and reported on classical music and opera for The New Yorker. He helped establish Porgy and Bess as a classic after it failed in an earlier Broadway run and helped foster the careers of playwrights such as Eugene O'Neill and Tennessee Williams. Watt was born on January 1914, in the Bronx, he grew up in both Hackensack and Ridgewood. After graduating early from high school, he enrolled at Cornell University and graduated at age 19. Watt was hired as a copy boy by the Daily News in 1936. One of his first tasks at the paper was to transport images to the Daily News offices in Manhattan from the Lindbergh kidnapping trial in Flemington, New Jersey. Beginning in the paper's drama department, he worked his way up to become its theater critic and he remained with the Daily News for over 50 years. After seeing a New Jersey revival of Porgy and Bess in 1941, he encouraged producer Cheryl Crawford to bring the show back to Broadway in a second run that doubled the length of its failed 1935 Broadway debut, helped earn the play "its landmark place in theater history".

He served in the United States Army during World War II, stationed on Okinawa as a reporter for Stars and Stripes. William Shawn of The New Yorker tried to hire Watt for the New Yorker in 1945 however Watt was unwilling to give up his beat as a newspaper theater critic and Shawn gave him a column at the New Yorker as a music critic. In 1971 a favorable review from Watt of Jesus Christ Superstar helped director Andrew Lloyd Webber overcome a negative review from The New York Times and led the play to a lengthy run. Watt not only covered Broadway, he was a pianist and songwriter whose songs "After All These Years" and "Heaven Help Me" were recorded by Doris Day and Frankie Laine, he worked with Duke Ellington on a play adapted from George Bernard Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra. He was friends with composers Frank Loesser, Richard Rodgers and Kurt Weill, helped spur the careers of Eugene O'Neill and Tennessee Williams. During his career at the Daily News, he was able to attend the 1949 debut of Death of a Salesman starring Lee J. Cobb in the title role of Willy Loman, as well as the 50th-anniversary production of the play with Brian Dennehy in the lead.

One of the founders of the Drama Desk Awards, Watt served on the nominating committee for both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Awards. Watt died at age 95 on September 29, 2009, in New York because of pneumonia. At the time of his death, he resided in both Manhattan, he was survived by his second wife, the former Ethel Madsen, as well as by two daughters, two sons, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. His first marriage had been ended by divorce

54 Broadway

54 Broadway sometimes known as Broadway buildings is an office building in Broadway, London. The building, which has a prominent mansard roof, was completed around 1924, when it became the main operating base for the Secret Intelligence Service. During the Second World War it had a brass plaque identifying it as the offices of the "Minimax Fire Extinguisher Company". Sir Stewart Menzies, Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service, had access to a tunnel, which connected 54 Broadway to his private residence in Queen Anne's Gate. Kim Philby, who worked in the building during the war, described it as a dingy building, a warren of wooden partitions and frosted glass windows served by an "ancient lift"; the building has been used as overflow facility by London Underground, based at 55 Broadway, since the Secret Intelligence Service moved out to Century House in 1964. Berkeley, Roy. A Spy’s London. London: Leo Cooper. ISBN 978-1473827202