Spotty Wi-Fi is a frequent complaint of those who pass through KCI, which began offering the service a decade ago. Since then, there have been upgrades, but not enough to keep up with demand. Now the city’s Aviation Department says upgrades to the system will be complete in early 2015.
The air is hot and sultry, weighted with smoke and sea salt and the heady balm of pig fat. It's not exactly soup weather. It's the rainy season, July, when I'm in Zihuatanejo, which doesn't translate to any actual rain but rather a steamy, lazy heaviness that's boxed in by an unrelenting sun, with the Pacific Ocean in front and the Sierra Madre del Sur behind.
Wending our way to the Old Chatham Sheepherding Company, we cross a creek, meander down a country road, then come to a farm with red barns, split-rail fences and flocks of sheep grazing in the green pastures.
Our third of 16 #PaperChiefs action figures, Travis Kelce, is out Friday in the Chiefs Extra section of The Star's print edition. Tweet your most creative photos with the hashtag #PaperChiefs or email them to email@example.com for a chance to win upcoming prizes (we gave away a TV on Thursday, Sept. 18th). Check out our photo gallery of some of the best submissions so far:
Picture the Blue Ridge Parkway as a crooked spine running through the Appalachian Mountains. Government stewardship of public lands is splashed across the map in confusing variety - a national park at either end, national forests, historic sites, monuments and state parks along its 469 miles.
Attention, California fourth-graders. If you want to make a model of a handsome, historic California building that was built for a simple purpose and produced entirely positive results, consider a lighthouse.
Most of us spend nearly the whole day with some sort of technology - in front of a computer, an app on our cell phones, watching the TV to unwind - and that might be why our minds and bodies crave time outdoors so badly that we find ourselves edgy, depressed, agitated. Just in general out of sorts. When you feel nature calling, answer it.
A quickening breeze off the Adriatic brings a spray of rain sweeping across the city's grand plaza, empty on this late July morning. A two-hour train ride away, the smaller Saint Mark's Square in Venice is filled with U.S. tourists, but I hear no American accents here, mostly the harsh Triestino dialect, a blend of Italian, Slovenian and German.
Anyone who goes looking into California mission stories that were written decades ago is likely to come upon some language that's jarring, if not downright offensive, words such as "savage," referring to Native Americans.
You can, in fact, go through the hundreds of pictures on your digital camera and not go into photo overload. Organization and editing are key to helping you sort through them and — yes, it’s possible! — put them on display.
Seems like every time I take a trip to the shore, which is as often as I can during the summer, I can't resist buying a postcard, magnet or some other souvenir featuring the image of a lighthouse. Whenever I look at them, I'm reminded of the sea and the intriguing concept of a beacon of hope and safety shining out in the dark.
When in the Brooks Camp part of Alaska's Katmai National Park, do spend hours on the Brooks Falls platform. But don't expect them to be all in a row. There's room for only 40 people on that platform. When it's busy, rangers limit visitors to an hour per session and keep a sign-up list. Park info: www.nps.gov/katm/index.htm. Brooks Camp concessionaire info: www.katmailand.com.