Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Mitchell Zuckoff April 11, 2019 A salty breeze from Boston Harbor greeted Michael Woodward when he exited the train at Airport Station on September 11, 2001, but that was the last he expected to see of the outdoors until the end of a long day. At 6:45 a.m., dressed in a gray suit and a burgundy tie, he walked to his office in the bowels of Logan Airport’s Terminal B, one level below the passenger gates. More than 6 feet tall and 200-plus pounds, Michael had a gentle face and a razor wit. Thirty years old, bright and ambitious, he’d risen from ticket agent to flight service manager for American Airlines, a job in which he ensured that planes were properly catered and serviced, and equipped with a full complement of flight attendants.Michael remained friends with many of the more than 200 flight attendants he supervised. Outside his office, flight attendants … [Read more...] about ‘We have some planes’: Inside the hijacking of Flight 11
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Reporting from Ein Zivan, Golan Heights — As far as Yoav Levy is concerned, the Golan Heights are Israeli and forever shall be. But that doesn’t mean Levy is applauding President Trump’s decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the land seized from Syria 52 years ago.“This will wake up the bear,” said Levy, a vintner who produces $40 bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon on his Golan farm, Moshav Kidmat Zvi. “And for what?”“It is provocative,” agreed his companion Yael Pudik.Many of the estimated 25,000 Israeli Jews who settled in the Golan Heights — as well as some of the roughly same number of Druze Arabs living there — concur that the lush hills, tented date farms and sizable agricultural production here is better off in Israeli hands.For one, who would it be returned to? A Syria devastated and reeling from civil war? Syrian President Bashar Assad, a pariah in much of the world?What makes them nervous, … [Read more...] about Trump’s recognition of an Israeli Golan Heights draws little enthusiasm from those who live there
More on IndyCar Five things to know about St. Petersburg Sebastien Bourdais hopes another fast start at St. Pete can last Five Things to watch for this IndyCar season ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The first IndyCar race of the season will see both A.J. Foyt and paralyzed driver Robert Wickens back at the track. Wickens suffered a spinal cord injury in a crash last August and has been rehabilitating in Denver the last several months. The Canadian said he will be part of IndyCar’s driver autograph session and participate in a fan event Sunday before the race in St. Petersburg, Florida. Coverage of the race begins Sunday at 1:30 p.m. on NBCSN or the NBC Sports app. A feature interview of Wickens and his recovery will air before the race. Wickens made his IndyCar debut on the streets of St. Petersburg last year, starting from the pole and leading every lap until he was spun by Alexander Rossi with two laps remaining. He had four podium finishes and was sixth in the standings … [Read more...] about Robert Wickens, A.J. Foyt both to attend St. Petersburg race
Jenna Fryer, Ap Auto Racing Writer Published 3:43 pm CST, Wednesday, March 6, 2019 FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2019, file photo, former race car driver A.J. Foyt speaks at a news conference before the start of the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Fla. The first IndyCar race of the season will mark returns to the track for both A.J. Foyt and paralyzed driver Robert Wickens. Foyt has not been to an IndyCar race since June because of poor health. The four-time Indianapolis 500 winner had back surgery in July and then acquired a staph infection, the third for the 84-year-old Texan. less FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2019, file photo, former race car driver A.J. Foyt speaks at a news conference before the start of the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, ... more Photo: Terry Renna, AP … [Read more...] about IndyCar welcomes A.J. Foyt and Robert Wickens back to track
Samantha Lopez, Houston Chronicle Updated 5:28 pm CST, Friday, February 15, 2019 Photo: Houston Chronicle Illustration Photo: Houston Chronicle Illustration Image 1 of / 29 Caption Close Image 1 of 29 Photo: Houston Chronicle Illustration What's happening at the Houston rodeo? 1 / 29 Back to Gallery The main events begin on Feb. 25, but there is a whole schedule of things to do leading up to day one of the rodeo. Events for the next week include: Feb. 16: Conroe Parade from 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. at the City of Conroe. Boots & Bling Dinner/Dance from 7:00–11:59 p.m. at Pearland KC Hall. Feb. 17: Rodeo Uncorked! Roundup & Best Bites Competition from 6:30-10:00 p.m. … [Read more...] about What’s happening at the Houston rodeo?