"We the Airport" --United we stand, Divided we fall
--- Well folks you heard here first back in May and I quote ---"Our voices will be heard over the loud constant drone of planes from PHL. Make no mistake about it -- the 2004 presidential race will be decided by the voters of the Philadelphia Tri-State region. We have the long hot summer to get the word out."

Airforce One parked on PHL 17/35

My letter dated April 15th asked Jim Beyers of the FAA (at the meeting in Ridley, PA) to please make sure President Bush gets my message. Did President Bush ever read my letter?

The outcome of the 2004 Presidential Election will be decided by the voters the Philadelphia suburbs as reported by Philadelphia radio (KYW1060 AM) . Fact is, President Bush is behind in the polls despite the voter registration edge that favors his party in Pennsylvania? Hmmm… maybe these voters are upset with the Bush executive order that is responsible for the streamlining of the PHL 17/35 runway extension project environmental reviews? Last time I heard we (NJ, DE, PA) all stated that we want flight patterns that would mandate the use of the Delaware River for aircraft in and out of PHL.

Maybe the next time a presidential candidate comes to town the press will not ignore the PHL expansion (it is an election issue) and will ask about the controversial flight patterns and permitting process used by the FAA at PHL. We do not have to take this abuse and be removed from the process. It does not have to be that we lose regardless of who wins. Senator Kerry wants Joe Biden to be our Secretary of State? Then they must answer our questions. President Bush wants four more years? Then he must answer our questions. Why should both of the candidates ignore this issue and then take our votes for granted? How convenient, that the candidates decided to pass on the opportunity to debate at Swarthmore College. My message to the voters of NJ, DE, and PA --United we stand, Divided we fall.

Stephen Donato

That stink is political corruption.....
His voice rising, a fired up Alan Keyes on Tuesday claimed that the multi-billion dollar issue of airport expansion in Illinois has been paralyzed by political corruption and "this stink is in everybody's nostrils." "There is something that hangs like a cloud over the politics of this state," the Republican U.S. Senate candidate told a news conference when asked about the airport issue. "It's sort of like you're sitting in a room and off in a corner of the room is a deeply smelly toad that is filling the room with a nasty odor," Keyes said. "And everybody is holding their cocktails and wearing their ties and they're not talking about this smelly toad but the room is filled with the stink of it." "That stink is political corruption," he said. "That stink is the willingness to undermine what needs to be done for the people so that you can serve your power interest and your political interest. And this stink is in everybody's nostrils."

In Depth: Proposed changes at Philadelphia International may have a far-reaching impact on Delco. By ANTHONY J. SANFILIPPO , 02/23/2004
"Watch out Concordville," warned Stephen Donato, an information technologies director and former Upper Darby resident who has now spearheaded a citizens’ Federal Aviation Administration watchdog group in northern Delaware. "If the FAA has its way - and it usually does - then all the planes flying in and out of Philadelphia will pass over Concordville instead of along the Delaware River.

Noise from expanding airport causes worry --Amy A. Winnemore , EDITORIAL ASSISTANT-- 08/12/2004
Concerned over possible increases in noise due to the Philadelphia Airport Expansion project, the Swarthmore Environmental Advisory Committee will meet to discuss the affects of the expansion to their community

Presidential Hopes May Hang on Philadelphia Suburbs
A prominent Pennsylvania pollster and political analyst says the Philadelphia suburbs are shaping up as make-or-break for the presidential candidates vying for the state's electoral votes. "If President Bush can somehow pull out a substantial lead there, or a lead closer to his voter registration edge, which the Republicans hold, then I think President Bush could win the state."

Bush visits Boeing plant Ridley,PA -- 32nd visit to PA since he has been President and he is aking for your vote. -- Audio. - WDEL News 1150 am, Chris Carl narrates.

In Depth: Rise and fall of a Boeing project. Why the Pentagon scrapped orders for Comanche helicopter, By TIMOTHY LOGUE , 02/29/2004
To its critics, the Comanche helicopter had become dead weight - an expensive and unnecessary relic from the Cold War era designed to pick off Soviet tanks. "For 20 years the Army pitched the Comanche as transformational and Boeing and Sikorsky, to their credit, made modification after modification to keep it relevant," said Jay Korman, a defense analyst with DFI International in Washington, D.C.

It's about PHL, Stupid.
Yes, In order for us to have a chance we all need to stand together. This is an election year and if certain individuals would like to take office they need to listen to the people and fly them over the river. I was outside this evening playing with my child and some of the planes were flying so low that my child said to me that they better be careful or they might hit a tree or even a house. Well enough is a enough let's end this NOW.
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Stop the Noise --
The word Noise, on the other hand, is derived from the Latin word, noxia, meaning injury or hurt. It is defined by the National Institute of Public Health as being "Any sound - independent of loudness - that may produce an undesired physiological or psychological effect in an individual and that may interfere with the social ends of an individual or group." | Effects of Noise on Children's Learning and Health -- Claire Matz

Editorial : No Change In Airnoise --
By FAA definition, we do not have a noise problem... Like other Federal agencies, the FAA is beyond control. Unless and until Mr Castle, Mr Carper, and Mr Biden get together enough support to withhold significant funds from the FAA, they will ignore us. | The Brandywine Community News, DE - April 7, 2003

Residents Ask FAA For More Information --
Gail Van Gilder, of Delaware Greenways, said the FAA already has their minds made up to approve the expansion. She said they need to answer questions from an air noise study conducted in December 2001.| The Brandywine Community News, DE - August 23, 2003

Editorial : Philly’s Airport ; Delaware County’s Problem--
It’s called Philadelphia International Airport, but, truth be told, Delaware County has greater claim to the name. | The Delaware County Times, PA - Mar 10, 2004

West Deptford residents raise noise over runway expansion --
Most homes would be impacted by the noise and air pollution. During the FAA reauthorization last year, Lautenberg and the NJ delegation...

Cheap Air Fares Land In Philly -
It's summer, it's humid and you have vacation days to spare. You're ready for a getaway but, unfortunately, your wallet isn't. Out of luck? ...| The Delaware County Times, PA - Mar 8, 2004

In Depth: Proposed changes at Philadelphia International may have a far-reaching impact on Delco. -
The study into the possible expansion of Philadelphia International Airport may still be in its formative stages, but that doesn’t prevent the controversy surrounding such an idea to continue to evolve. | The Delaware County Times, PA - Feb 23, 2004

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