Saturday, May 24, 2008

African Hebrew Israelite's Celebrate New World Passover in Dimona Israel

Forty Years Plus One Since the Vision & Exodus from Captivity

"And it shall be when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying, What is this? that thou shalt say unto him, By strength of hand Yah brought us out from Egypt, from the house of bondage."

Exodus 13:14

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Photos Taken by: Ahk Shokaid B. Israel-KNN Staff Photographer

Anointed Leadership

Saints From the Original Detroit Exodus

Watermelon Feast

Friday, May 23, 2008

American Airlines announced Wednesday that it will start charging passengers $15 to check a bag

Checked Bag Fees: Money for Nothing
By Scott Mayerowitz
ABC NEWS Business Unit

Heading to the airport this holiday weekend? Well, if you're planning to check bags you'd better bring some extra cash.

American Airlines announced Wednesday that it will start charging passengers $15 next month to check a bag. The airline -- like many others -- had already announced plans to charge $25 to check a second bag.

But just because these airlines are charging you for what was once free, don't expect any improvements in service. Airline experts said there will still be plenty of lost bags.

Ray Neidl, an airline analyst with Calyon Securities, said because of high gas prices the airlines need cash and passengers shouldn't expect any change in how their bags are handled.

"The systems are still going to be the same," Neidl said.

Basically, he added, fuel prices are forcing the airlines to do something they might have done anyway.

"People want bare-bones ticket prices. They don't want to be subsidizing other passengers checking in bags," Neidl said.

Rick Seaney, CEO of and an columnist, also cast doubt about any improved baggage service.

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Fliers, experts expect complications from AA's new bag fee

Fliers have expressed surprise and outrage to the move
USA Today

A day after American announced it would add a $15 fee for a first checked bag, customers and industry observers are still gauging the fallout from the move.

Fliers have expressed surprise and outrage to the move, while industry observers warn the new fee could further complicate the flying experience. suggests "the new baggage fee is likely to create havoc in airports and jet aisles as travelers try to beat the system by squeezing all their belongings into carried-on bags, further straining overhead bins' capacity. And it won't just be seasoned travelers but also newer ones, who might not know they can't bring aboard water bottles, razors or nail files, which will hold up the lines at security checks."

"Everyone is going to try to beat the system," Henry Harteveldt, an airline analyst with Forrester Research, predicts to "When you can check your bags for free on Greyhound, but not on an airline, it's a sad comment on the state of the whole industry," he adds. The Chicago Tribune (free registration) writes AA "will rely on security screeners to remind passengers of restrictions that limit them to two carry-on items, and that the airline's workers also would be on the lookout for passengers toting overly large bags."

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More US Companies Move to 4-Day Work Week

Gas Prices Drive 4-Day Work Week
Fox 8 News

RAVENNA, Ohio -- With the price of gas these days, more companies are giving their employees the option to work four-day work weeks.

One of those is Neighborhood Development Services in Ravenna.Executive Director Dave Vaughan says it will really help employees save some money and cut down on gas consumption.

If more companies did this, the demand for oil would be less and that would result in lower fuel costs.Some custodial workers at Kent State University will also have the same option to go to four day work weeks this summer.

Spokesperson Scott Rainone says "this is probably the trend we'll see as more companies try to become a little more competitive and try to recruit workers.

You might see this spreading everywhere because gas doesn't look like it'll get any cheaper anytime soon."Rainone says if it works out well this summer, the University may expand it to include more employees in the fall.