Military personnel

February 8, 2008 - 10:38am

• The House of Representatives of the 110th Congress adjourned in mid-December. However, to keep President Bush from making recess appointments, the Senate conducted “pro forma” sessions that lasted only minutes. By the time Congress adjourned, there had been 2,531 bills introduced in the Senate and 4,930 in the House. According to the Library of Congress, the 110th Congress passed 155 bills.

February 8, 2008 - 10:38am

• The House of Representatives of the 110th Congress adjourned in mid-December. However, to keep President Bush from making recess appointments, the Senate conducted “pro forma” sessions that lasted only minutes. By the time Congress adjourned, there had been 2,531 bills introduced in the Senate and 4,930 in the House. According to the Library of Congress, the 110th Congress passed 155 bills.

January 31, 2008 - 5:47am

At a time when many companies put American flags and “we support our troops” slogans on their advertising, food giant H.J. Heinz of Pittsburgh opted for less fanfare and more substance. According to Jack Kennedy, Heinz’s general manager of strategic communications, on April 5 the company Gulfstream IV flew the family of ex-POW Jessica Lynch from the U.S. to Germany to be with their daughter.

January 31, 2008 - 5:47am

At a time when many companies put American flags and “we support our troops” slogans on their advertising, food giant H.J. Heinz of Pittsburgh opted for less fanfare and more substance. According to Jack Kennedy, Heinz’s general manager of strategic communications, on April 5 the company Gulfstream IV flew the family of ex-POW Jessica Lynch from the U.S. to Germany to be with their daughter.

January 14, 2008 - 4:54am

President Bush last month nominated two new members to the NTSB and designated long-time board member John Hammerschmidt as the agency’s new vice chairman.

Retired Coast Guard Capt. Richard Healing will fill the remainder of a term expiring on Dec. 31, 2006, and Gen. Mark Rosenker will serve a term expiring on Dec. 31, 2005. Because the NTSB does not currently have a chairman, Hammerschmidt will serve as the acting chairman.

December 11, 2007 - 6:48am

• The 108th Congress became history at the end of last year and its pending legislation died on the vine. Legislators in the 109th Congress, which was due to convene after the January 20 presidential inauguration, may consider which of the dead bills merit reconsideration and reintroduction. Legislator benefit by way of pleasing constituents comes first, and doing what is best for the country has a somewhat lower priority.

December 7, 2007 - 5:47am
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Dr. Frederick Tilton has been named the FAA’s new federal air surgeon, replacing Dr. Jon Jordan, who retired last December. Tilton had been the deputy federal air surgeon since 2000 and became acting federal air surgeon when Jordan retired.

October 9, 2007 - 9:09am

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has raised its estimates of budget deficits. Earlier this year, the prediction was for a deficit of $46 billion for the current fiscal year. However, individual tax receipts were recently projected to run some $40 billion below expectations, and that has caused experts to guess that the deficit could go upwards of $70 billion.

October 8, 2007 - 6:49am

They called them “libbers” back in 1973. Any women who presumed to take on a profession normally associated with males were generally assumed to be radical members of the then-new “women’s liberation” movement. Kathy Kusner was one of them. She was the first woman to fly for Executive Jet Aviation, one of the largest charter operators in the country at that time.

June 20, 2007 - 11:14am

The UK is wheeling out the big guns at the show this year, led by chief of the air staff, air chief marshall Sir Glenn Torpy. Alan Garwood, head of the Defence Export Services Organisation, and air vice marshal Gavin Mackay, senior military adviser to DESO, are joining him here in Paris.

 
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