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8 travel disasters that left passengers stranded

Wow Air announced Thursday that it has ceased operations and cancelled all flights. Stranded passengers described “pandemonium” at airport gates,Planes were stuck on the tarmac for seven hours.Inside the dark airport, people used their phone flashlights. The Federal Aviation Administration declared a ground stop, bringing all Atlanta-bound flights to a halt.

About 30,000 people were affected by the outage. 6/An engine fire on a Carnival cruise ship left passengers and crew stranded off the coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula for nearly a week in 2013.Passengers spell out the word “HELP” aboard the disabled Carnival cruise ship Triumph.The ship’s fire extinguishing system put out the fire and prevented a deadly disaster, but 3,143 passengers and 1,086 crew members were left adrift for almost a week.CNN reported that the ship lost power and that toilets, elevators, and air conditioning stopped working, resulting in “sewage running down the walls and floors.” Tugboats towed the cruise ship to Mobile, Alabama, for rescue.

 

7/One month later, another Carnival cruise lost power.Passengers of the Carnival Dream cruise ship wait at the international airport to check in for flights back to the US in March 2013.In March 2013, toilets and elevators stopped working halfway through a seven-day cruise on the Carnival Dream, leaving 4,300 passengers and 1,300 crew members stuck on the ship in the Caribbean, CNN reported. “There’s human waste all over the floor in some of the bathrooms and they’re overflowing and in the staterooms,” passenger Gregg Stark told CNN of the incident.Carnival cruise lines had to fly passengers back to Florida. They received a three-day refund and a half-price cruise in the future.

8/Zoom Airlines left around 4,500 British passengers stranded when it ceased operations in 2008.A Zoom Airlines plane.Martin J.Galloway/Wikimedia Commons/Creative Commons The Guardian reported that in total, 40,000 customers in the UK and Canada were affected.Zoom cited rising oil prices as the source of the company’s financial difficulties. Stranded passengers said they were told flight delays were due to “mechanical failures” until they were eventually instructed to get off the plane and found police waiting at the gate.

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Meet the 2019 All-State girls basketball teams

This year's Alabama Sports Writers Association All-State girls basketball teams feature plenty of star power. Headlining the honorees are Pisgah's Annie Hughes, an Auburn signee and the Gatorade Alabama Player of the Year; Rutgers signee Joiya Maddox …

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Bo Bartlett receives South Arts State Fellowship award

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL)- Local artist and Columbus native, Bo Bartlett, received the 2019 South Arts State Fellowship award for Georgia. The South …
(WRBL)- Local artist and Columbus native, Bo Bartlett, received the 2019 South Arts State Fellowship award for Georgia.
The South Arts Southern Prize and State Fellowships celebrate and support the highest quality artistic work being created in the American South. Over 800 visual artists submitted their work this year for the fellowships.
Nine state fellows were selected for the award and will represent their state for the Southern Prize award. News 3 spoke with Bartlett about the award.
I feel sort of accountable to Georgia and responsible for being the representative from Georgia, said Bartlett. He also said that he was honored to receive the award and looked at it as an opportunity to celebrate all art.
The thing is about art is if you are competing in art then you dont really understand what art is all about, said Bartlett. Bartlett said that he gathered inspiration from living in Columbus and that many of his paintings are set in Midtown where he lived as a child.
He said there was a field not far from his home where he learned to appreciate time, nature and existence. Bartlett gives back to the community that helped inspire his art through several outreach programs with the homeless, those in the Muscogee County jail, and students in the Muscogee County School District.
Its about being in the community and not separating oneself, said Bartlett.He also said these programs are not so much about teaching others art as it is a chance for them to express themselves.
Bartlett encourages young artist who are trying to find their way through the creative process to trust their own instincts and intuition. As an artist you have to have many many many hours, years of believing in yourself when no one else is believing in you, said Bartlett.
Bartletts work will be on exhibit with the other eight State Fellows at the 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, South Carolina, from March 21 to May 5. The Southern Prize will be awarded to one of the finalists on April 15.
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As News 3 discovered, this hero hunter also wears an Auburn Police Division uniform. Read More » Alabama prison officials want to consolidate prisons Alabama proposed prison plan: three mega regional facilities.

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