lOAThe Daily Tar HeelMonday. August 24, 1981
Strike had little effect
FAA attempts predictability
By GARY DAVIS
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Major airlines worked with Federal Aviation Ad
ministration officials late last week on September
flight schedules to make air service
in North Carolina thrown into ' ? I
disarray by the nationwide air con
trollers strike last month more
Meanwhile, officials at Raleigh
Durham Airport and Douglas Mu
nicipal Airport in Charlotte said the
strike had had little effect on daily
"We are certainly running, with
out question, a safe airport and a safe system," said
Tom McDowell, executive director of Raleigh-Durham
Travel agencies in the Triangle said the walkout
had not hurt business. Pam Benes, a consultant with
Circle Travel, Inc., in Chapel Hill, said there had
been few flight cancellations since the first week of
"Most of our people are still going," she said re
cently. "Some of the flights were cancelled and we've
had to rearrange some times, but other than that
we're not having much of a problem at all."
To make flight schedules more dependable, FAA ;
and major airline officials are working on September .
flight schedules that maintain and, in some cases in- .
crease, flight services to the 22 ma
jor air centers in the United States.
FAA spokesman Fred Farrar
said the FAA would be working on
a more extended schedule once
September's was completed..
"What we really want to have is
something that everybody knows is
' there on paper to plan on
' without any basic changes. We're
not at all saying we're going to get
back to 100 percent."
Roger Myers, assistant public affairs officer with
the FAA's Atlanta office, said Friday the nation's
airports were handling about 79 percent of their flight
capacity last week.
In Raleigh, McDowell said the airport was flying
48 of 58 regular flights by national airlines and all 35
regularly scheduled commuter flights.
In Charlotte, Assistant Airport Manager Jerry Orr,
said Douglas Municipal was flying about 96 percent
of its regularly scheduled flights. .
Bernard Groseclose, chief of Charlotte's air traffic
control tower, said 31 controllers and supervisors
manning the tower shifts were having no problems.
About 40 air controllers worked the tower before
the strike, he said, and 26 were fired when they failed
to return to work under the deadline set by President
Ronald Reagan. . . .
In Raleigh, Armand Estrada, Raleigh-Durham
Airport deputy chief controller, said, "We're handling
the traffic just like before the strike."
FAA officials said New Bern's Simmons-Nott Air
port was the only airport to have its tower shut down,
a move that would have happened anyway because
there was little flight service coming in the airport,
Fired air controllers were appealing their dismissals
last week befoEe FAA officials, but officials of the
Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization,
the controller's union, and the FAA said the appeals
were really a formality.
"As far as the government's concerned," said
Myer, "the strike is over. We're just rebuilding the
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'VHY DO THE HEATHEN RAGE?'
Psalm 2:1 and Acts 4:25
Webster says a heathen is "one who does not believe in the God of the
Bible." They rage to get rid of God's Word, the Bible, its Laws and
Commandments for men. An easy and sure way to get rid of the Bible is to
neglect, quit reading and remain ignorant! Christ said: "TO HIM THAT HATH
SHALL BE GIVEN, BUT FROM HIM THAT HATH NOT SHALL BE TAKEN
AWAY THAT WHICH HE SEEMETH TO HAVE!" Fail to use your possessions
and opportunities and lose them! Doubtless this explains the loss of the
Bible, the Ten Commandments, and the Lord's Prayer from our schools. It is
not just the fault of the Supreme Court and others in high authority, but also
on account of the neglect and resulting ignorance of probably a large percent
of our citizens who call themselves Christian.
The secret of Luther's great life and power was the result of finding the
Word of God and "esteeming it more than his necessary food," indeed, he
offered his body to be burned in order to be obedient!
Luther said: "THAT THE BIBLE IS GOD'S WORD AND BOOK I PROVE
ZHU&ALLTHINGS THAT HAVE BEEN, AND ARE.TN THEWORLDi ANDTHE
MANNER OF THEIR BEING, ARE DESCRIBED IN THE FIRST BOOK OF
MOSES ON THE CREATION: EVEN AS GOD MADE AND SHAPED THE
WORLD, SO DOES IT STAND TO THIS DAY. INFINITE POTENTATES HAVE
RAGED AGAINST THIS BOOK AND SOUGHT TO DESTROY AND UPROOT IT
. . . BUT THEY PREVAILED NOTHING: THEY ARE GONE AND VANISHED,
WHILE THE BOOK REMAINS, AND WILL REMAIN FOREVER AND EVER,
PERFECT AND ENTIRE, AS IT WAS DECLARED AT FIRST. WHO HAS THUS
HELPED IT WHO HAS THUS PROTECTED IT AGAINST SUCH MIGHTY
FORCES? NO ONE, SURELY, BUT GOD HIMSELF, WHO IS MASTER OF ALL
How long has your favorite author or columnist or commentator been
living, writing or talking? How much longer do you think he will live? How
long do you suppose his notions, ideas, and writings will survive? Will they
upset and overthrow one "jot or tittle" of God's Word? Christ said it would be
easier for heaven and earth to pass away! Would it not be wise for you, me,
and all of us like Job to "ESTEEM THE WORDS OF GOD'S MOUTH MORE
THAN OUR NECESSARY FOOD LAY IT UP IN OUR HEARTS THAT WE
MIGHT NOT SIN AGAINST HIM?"
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What appears to be a long, probably slow-moving
line is the drop-add line as'it was this past Friday
morning. Actually, the drop-add line usually moves
fairly quickly but for upper-classmen at 7 a.m. it
may not have seemed so quick. Some stare blankly
wishing they were still Sn bed, others study their
schedules figuring out what to do, while others are
awake enough to actually make conversation with
others in line. But, perhaps you were fortunate
enough not to have to alter your schedule. Or, if a
change had to be made, perhaps it could have been
done later in the afternoon when the process is
much faster and less frustrating. As many students
have discovered, dropping a course is no trouble
it's the adding that can be so time consuming and
sometimes futile! Up above is one of the many
students seen agonizing over the class schedule
hoping to come up with some solution to a bad
schedule. Waiting at one table for hours on end for
one person to drop one couse can seem hopeless,
but occasionally it pays off and you get the course
you need! Other times, you discover the only way
to get the course is to go and beg the professor to
let one more person in.
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