PHL-CAW
10/18/2004
  Campaign Extra! ---
What is going on in New Jersey, Delaware and in Pennsylvania? Read all about PHL “reality” and how it will impact the many races this fall in the Philadelphia region @ www.phl-caw.org. Want some dirt? We got that too. Read all about Fedex's Roger Wall and the RTCA's Free Flight Select Committee (thanks to NJCAAN) and about how Reps. Weldon and Castle sold out their electorates last year during the FAA reauthorization. Think they deserve 2 more years?

Kerry Specter Working for Families.

We all thought the the GOP was about local control for the states? Maybe someone should remind them --Specter, [Kerry is now GOP ?] and Bush as well? The Delaware politicians should not be worried about the guy from Trenton that just moved in next door –the text should have read --ask the guy who just moved in from Drexel Hill!! Stay tuned we will posting more maps and info. on how we are organizing in NJ, DE, PA.

All politics is local.

Stephen Donato
www.phl-caw.org


Delaware -- It's up for grabs, and no one cares.
By Josh Levin --Slate -MSN
Posted Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, at 8:45 AM PT
If you want to figure out where the First State's headed now, ask the guy from Trenton who just moved in next door.

Haverford joins chorus against runway project
The Daily Times - Oct 17 , 2004
HAVERFORD -- Residents at the October board of commissioners meeting sent out a call-to-action to halt the proposed expansion of Runway 17-35 at Philadelphia International Airport. Sal Ferraro urged all concerned about the impact of "more and larger aircraft flying over our community" to contact local legislators -- state Sen. Connie Williams, state Rep. Greg Vitali, U.S. Rep. Curt Weldon and Senators Arlen Spector and Rick Santorum -- asking them to take a stand against the project.

Good times over for US Airways' crew
Philadelphia Inquirer PA - Oct 17 , 2004
A 26-year employee wonders if pay cuts will leave enough to sustain her family.
In the cozy world of the Philadelphia International Airport - a mishmash of strangers to travelers, but a close-knit community to its workers ---Smith, who lives in Prospect Park, Delaware County, just 15 minutes from the airport, has multiple sclerosis, and her husband, Bob, a former US Airways worker, is disabled. Sometimes, he said, she calls him from work, crying. But when sociologists talk about the erosion of the middle class, the Smith family's experience is what they mean. "The American dream, it's not going to happen for us," said Smith's husband. "We were there, and it got chipped away.

Concerns over airport plan heard by U.D. school board
LINDA REILLY Times Correspondent 10/16/2004
UPPER DARBY -- A Drexel Hill resident concerned about the expansion of Philadelphia International Airport’s Runway 17-35 brought it to the attention of school district and township officials. Marcia Brunelli, of Agnew Drive, presented the Upper Darby School Board with a map depicting the route. Brunelli announced joining the efforts of the Coalition of Communities Against Runway 17-35 and circulating information on the project to interested persons and officials...

Airplanes over Brandywine Hundred create an unlikely activist

By AL MASCITTI 09/12/2004 -- The News Journal
"They want to point a runway at you and you have no recourse? That's crap," he says, his voice rising like an outgoing airliner. "Flying jets over an area with a population density of 9,000 people a square mile is wrong. It's brutal. It's inhuman." And unless he keeps fighting, Donato figures it will never stop.

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