FROM Larry Welk
Will a New Helicopter Noise Law Make Anyone Happy? When President Obama signed the federal budget, it included a new law that attempts to reduce the noise from helicopters in Los Angeles County. It exempts both fire and police helicopters from any restrictions. Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff is the author. He comes from Burbank and represents parts of the Hollywood Hills and the San Fernando Valley.
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.