Alaska Airlines Says Wing Damage Note Was “Inappropriate”

At least one passenger was concerned when they saw a part of the wing missing on an Alaska Airlines flight, and the words “We know about this” scrawled beside the apparent damage. A spokesperson for the Seattle-based airline said there was no danger, and the note was drawn on the wing by ground crew personnel to let the flight crew know about an approved trim repair to the corner flap on the right wing.

Which leaves the only unanswered question: why is a company called “Alaska Airlines” based in a city in Washington State?

Caster Semenya Is Back – And The Olympics Has…Them!

Three years after a gender controversy at the world championships in Berlin stopped…uh…their career in its tracks, South African runner Caster Semenya made, um – their Olympic debut Wednesday. Semenya has progressed to the semifinal of the 800m at the Olympics after finishing second in, ah…their qualifying heat.