Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport's average ticket price is the lowest in modern history – but several top destinations from CVG remain sky-high.Flights to Boston, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Portland, Oregon all cost $600 or more, compared to CVG's $342 average ticket price.Airport officials declined to provide a detailed "wish list" of specific routes where they'd like to enhance competition – so The Enquirer analyzed federal air fare and traffic data and built our own.Here's some answers:CVG's map of lingering sky-high fares provides a hit-list of where the airport needs to nab its next low-cost carrier service. Airport officials – and expanding low-cost carriers – say they're looking at those routes too.The data also points to obvious low-cost carriers that could meet local competition needs.For example, Boston is a hotbed of low-cost carrier service, serving as a focus city for JetBlue Airways and Spirit … [Read more...] about What pricey CVG destinations are about to get cheaper?
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Whether you’re a teacher or not, you’ve likely heard some variation on the theme of “teachers are underpaid.”Given what all that they do and the power that they hold over the education of children, teens, and adults alike, this is a very true statement — especially when you factor in all of the unpaid hours of prep and care that go into a teaching career outside of the classroom.But while teachers will always be comparatively underpaid in a world where Kardashians get multi-million-dollar endorsement deals, the good news is that if you are a teacher, you can seek out regions and cities with higher-paying opportunities.Teacher salaries can vary pretty widely across states — according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the highest-paid 10 percent of high school teachers earn more than $92,920, while the lowest-paid 10 percent of high school teachers earn $38,180. For reference, the national median annual salary for secondary teachers is $58,030. … [Read more...] about Teacher pay: The top-paying cities for educators
Black Friday, the traditional start to the holiday shopping season, has lost its frenetic edge as holiday sales promotions creep into Thanksgiving, and some stores plan to open on Thanksgiving Day.Retailers such as Amazon and Target are offering deals even earlier than Black Friday. Also, Cyber Monday, the Monday after the first holiday sales weekend, has become a prime shopping day, as online shopping has surged at the expense of brick-and-mortar retailers.Even so, Black Friday should still be the busiest shopping day of the Thanksgiving Day weekend, according to the National Retail Federation. The retailer association expects 115 million people to shop that day, according to a survey released on Tuesday. That estimate is still well above the 78 million who plan to shop on Cyber Monday.While the shift to online shopping has disrupted the retail industry, many retailers still rely on foot traffic. In the U.S., an estimated 3.8 million retail establishments support around 42 million … [Read more...] about Black Friday: Best retail locations to shop, state-by-state
This development would be cool as ice. A "significant change" in a massive Antarctic ice shelf could lead to the formation of one of the largest icebergs ever, according to scientists. Researchers with Project Midas announced Tuesday that a crack in the ice shelf is showing a new branch. Once the crack shears off, it could result in an iceberg larger than Rhode Island, according to USA Today. "Although the rift length has been static for several months, it has been steadily widening, at rates in excess of a meter per day," the Project Midas team writes. "This widening has increased noticeably since the development of the new branch, as can be seen in measurements of the ice flow velocity." Examining ice shelves is crucial because they "hold back the glaciers that 'feed' them," Project Midas wrote in February. "When they disappear, ice can flow faster from the land to the ocean and contribute more quickly to sea-level rise." … [Read more...] about ‘Significant change’ in Antarctic ice shelf could lead to formation of iceberg the size of Rhode Island
CHALK TALK Kansas SHOOTING STAR The 5-11 senior has been a major part of the turnaround for the Cowboys, another one of the more entertaining offensive teams to watch in the tournament under first-year coach Brad Underwood, who previously used the same attractive style at Stephen F. Austin. PRINTABLE 2017 NCAA TOURNAMENT BRACKET LOCAL FLAVOR Iona THE SLIPPER Rhode Island LOTTERY TICKET Josh Jackson, Kansas The 6-8 freshman forward has had some minor brushes with the law this season, but that hasn’t affected his game. Yet, if national player of the year candidate Frank Mason is Kansas’ most important player, Jackson is 1A. The one-game suspension for not reporting leaving the scene of a fender bender led to Kansas’ early ouster at the Big 12 tournament. He averages 16.4 ppg, 7.2 rpg and 3.1 apg for a team many expect to make it to Glendale for the Final Four. COACH'S CORNER … [Read more...] about Breaking down the Midwest Region: Can anyone stop Kansas?
A Rhode Island man with autism tirelessly worked in an Applebee’s kitchen for a year — but never got a single paycheck. Caleb Dyl, 21, was never paid for his part-time job at the Middletown restaurant between August 2014 and July 2015, his father said. “He was enjoying the job, so we really weren’t focused on the income so much,” dad Bob Dyl told WPRI. “But after that amount of time, you kind of wonder what’s going on.” The 21-year-old got the job though Resources for Human Development, a government-funded nonprofit that helps people with disabilities find work. Caleb Dyl first worked in an unpaid RHD training program — but he was supposed to start getting checks after Applebee’s hired him as a prep cook in August 2014. RHD work coaches accompanied Caleb Dyl to the kitchen, documenting his time on the job and evaluating his work. “One young man told … [Read more...] about Rhode Island Applebee’s cook with autism worked for year, never got paid: family
As New Yorkers braced for Hurricane Sandy on Monday, the memory of another superstorm swirled in the air - The Great Hurricane of 1938, which devasted Long Island and the Eastern Seaboard 74 years ago this fall. That storm, known as the “Long Island Express” or “The Great New England Hurricane of 1938,” was initially expected to hit Miami, but surprised the East Coast after it changed direction and started speeding towards New York and New England on Sept. 21 with winds moving between 60 and 70 mph. HURRICANE SANDY STORM TRACKER: LIVE UPDATES Hurricane warnings weren’t even issued at first, and many residents didn’t know about the danger until they saw the winds pick up or their homes begin flooding. HOW DOES SANDY STACK UP? HURRICANES IN HISTORY The storm, also dubbed the Yankee Clipper, claimed 700 lives - including 10 in New York City - and injured 708. Sam Platnick/New York Daily News One of the many homes wrecked in … [Read more...] about Hurricane Sandy not the first to hit New York: 1938 storm ‘The Long Island Express’ pounded the Eastern Seaboard
The scene: The oyster bar is an old tradition among American restaurants, but the genre has recently experienced a renaissance, with new offerings from San Francisco to Greenwich Village and every place in between. Island Creek is leading this revival, and accordingly, does not resemble your grandfather's oyster bar. It is a sea of gleaming stainless-steel surfaces and smooth leathers with a slightly Asian aesthetic, more sushi bar than oyster bar. With its sleek, hanging light fixtures and a "mixology"-focused cocktail bar, everything about the space is hip and urban.Island Creek is located in Boston's Hotel Commonwealth, an ingeniously designed boutique hotel on the edge of the Back Bay neighborhood that features two restaurants, a high-end cocktail lounge, and several stores built into a façade that appears to be separate from the hotel. Island Creek has its own entrance from the street and if you were not staying at the Commonwealth, you would never know it was part of it … [Read more...] about Amazing oysters at Boston’s Island Creek
Two college seniors from New York City have won Rhodes Scholarships, the nation's most prestigious academic award for new graduates. Congratulations to Zujaja Tauqeer and Zachary Frankel for bringing home the honors.Frankel, from Brooklyn, is a product of Stuyvesant High School and Harvard, rarefied precincts that, as traditional homes to the best and the brightest, have scored a more than healthy share of such distinguishments. You've got to be darn good to be at the top of the top.Tauqeer, on the other hand, is an up-and-comer from an up-and-comer: Brooklyn College, by way of Pakistan's Punjab region.Not that long ago, Tauqeer's doctor parents served their patients out of a van converted into a medical office. Harassed by authorities, they found their way to the United States, settling in Staten Island.Tauqeer attended Brooklyn Tech and then stayed close to home at the Macaulay Honors College - a Brooklyn College program meant to attract the city's brightest students.Well, it worked. … [Read more...] about Hometown kids score Rhodes scholarships for Brooklyn College and Harvard
The Anti-Saloon League helped make Danny Walsh rich. A first-generation Irish-American, Walsh was working a $5-a-day job in a Rhode Island mill town in 1919 when bluenoses came up with the screwy idea to outlaw alcohol. Walsh stepped into a new occupation created by Prohibition: the risk-and-reward business of delivering illegal intoxicants. By the time the Roaring Twenties were half gone, Walsh was as rich as a Rockefeller and as powerful as any man in Rhode Island. The Ocean State had taken Prohibition personally. Rhode Island was about as Catholic as Vatican City, and many callous-kneed papists regarded Prohibition as a Protestant connivance against the boom of immigrant Catholics, many of them Italian, Irish and Polish. Rhode Island joined Connecticut as the only states to refuse to ratify the 18th Amendment, thumbing noses at Billy Sunday, Carrie Nation and the rest of the anti-saloon crowd. By yawning at the National Prohibition Act, it earned a reputation as the … [Read more...] about Rhode Island rumrunner