CHARLESTON, W.Va. — First time flyer Gianni Shortt, of St. Albans, says he’s heading to Florida to be with his family this Memorial Day weekend.
“This is my first time flying. My dad has flown before and my brother and sister have, but I have never flown,” he said.
Shortt, 14, told MetroNews it hasn’t been an easy journey so far. He and his dad were scheduled to catch a flight out of West Virginia International Yeager Airport (CRW) to Washington Dullus International Airport Friday morning, but they were by about six hours.
“My dad got me a window seat. I was excited, but we got delayed a lot,” Shortt said.
More than 700 flyers passed through the TSA checkpoint Thursday, the busiest travel day of the week, according to airport spokesperson Rachel Urbanski.
The start of the holiday weekend comes as the same time the airport kicks off events to celebrated their 75th anniversary of commercial flights.
“We have historical aircraft. It’ll be a B-17 Yankee Lady coming in today and tomorrow. We also have some other dates schedule in June, July, August and October,” she said.
Many flyers were delayed Friday due to storms in the Washington, D.C. area where most had connecting flights. William Bailey is originally from Poca and said he was trying to get to his new home in Maine.
“Found out they got tornado warnings there,” Bailey said. “All D.C. flights are canceled for the best because of safety and so now I’m trying to find a flight to get back to Maine.”
Travel is expected to be busy throughout the weekend with a lot of return flights on Monday.
Urbanski said a lot of people depend on the airport to get to where they need to be. Over the years, they’ve opened a U.S. Customs facility to increase international travel.
“We’ve become more attractive to international business and helping with that local economic impact as well,” Urbanski said.
She also noted a lot has changed in the last 75 years, including a name change and full re-brand.
“We’re really proud just how far we’ve come, but we’re really proud that we’ve maintained our roots while also being steadfast in our journey for the future of aviation,” she said.
The airport has several planned events to mark the milestone anniversary, including hosting a Business After Hours in the Bill Noe Flight School’s hangar in June. There will be historic aircraft visits at the outdoor viewing area or playground located off Eagle Mountain Road.
Below are the list of events planned this year:
• May 28 – 29 Memorial Day Weekend: B-17 Yankee Lady
• June 18-19: C-47 Hairless Joe
• July 2-4: DC-3 Flagship Detroit
• July 2: Marshall’s Bill Noe Flight school open house
• August 13-14: B-25 Rosie’s Ripley
• October 25-30: CAF Red Tail Exhibit
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(NEXSTAR) – Authorities have identified the three U.S. tourists who died at a Sandals Resort in the Bahamas after falling mysteriously ill. Samples taken from all three tourists have been sent to a U.S. lab to help determine what happened.
Officers were called to the Sandals Resort on the island of Exuma Friday morning after one of the tourists, a man, was found unresponsive in a villa, the Royal Bahamas Police Force said in a statement.
On their way to the resort, officers were told two more unresponsive tourists, a woman and a second man, had been found in a separate villa. All three were pronounced dead at the resort, with the woman and second man both showing “signs of convulsion,” local officials said.
A fourth tourist, a woman, was flown to a hospital.
The three victims have been identified as Michael and Robbie Phillips of Tennessee and Vincent Paul Chiarella of Florida. Chiarella’s wife, Donnis, was the woman flown to a hospital. She has been airlifted to Florida but remains in serious condition.
The Tennessee couple is from Maryville, where they ran a travel agency that worked with Sandals, Nexstar’s WATE has learned. The agency has been recognized with multiple awards and accreditations from the Sandals Travel Agency Recognition Awards.
A Facebook post from Thursday, purportedly posted by Robbie Phillips, even shared admiration for the views in the Bahamas.
Samples were taken from the tourists, their rooms, and the nearby property to help identify whether any contaminants were present.
Health Minister Michael Darville said Saturday that some hotel guests went to a clinic Thursday with nausea and vomiting, were treated and left. He said initial investigations indicate it was an isolated incident.
Chiarella’s son, Austin, spoke with ABC News last week and said his parents had been staying at the resort for their anniversary. Donnis told her son she fell ill Thursday but felt “she was alright” after leaving the clinic, ABC News reports.
Acting Prime Minister Chester Cooper issued a statement Friday saying that police are investigating and foul play “is not suspected.”
Minister of Health and Wellness Dr. Michael Darville told Eyewitness News Bahamas the team investigating these deaths “have a theory” regarding what happened but are still working to determine the exact cause. Authorities continue to believe these are isolated cases.
The U.S. State Department is monitoring the investigation and is “ready to provide all appropriate consular assistance,” a spokesperson told The Hill.
In a statement to Eyewitness News Bahamas, a representative for Sandals said, “Nothing is more important to Sandals Resorts than the safety of our guests. It is with deep sadness that we confirm the passing of three of our guests at Emerald Bay Resort on May 6, 2022. A health emergency was initially reported and following the protocols, we immediately alerted emergency medical professionals and relevant local authorities to provide support and investigate the situation.”
The company said it is cooperating with the investigation.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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How to survive a harsher Tamriel in the Anniversary Edition.
Survival Mode in Skyrim is a particularly unforgiving experience, but for players who like a challenge, it’s a great way to experience something new in the 2021’s Anniversary Edition.
This page explains everything you need to know about Survival Mode in Skyrim, such as how to enable Survival Mode, survival mode differences – including changes to travel and camping – as well as our Skyrim survival mode tips.
A feature which ties nicely into the addition of survival mode is fishing – which you can also use in a non-survival mode playthrough.
On this page:
How to enable survival mode in Skyrim, and what to do if not in settings explained
Survival mode can be found in the Settings are of the menu, by selecting Gameplay then enabling Survival Mode.
If it is not in the settings, then you are likely in a new save – and you have to complete the tutorial of Skyrim first.
Once you complete the ‘Unbound’ intro quest with either Hadvar or Ralof, you’ll receive a pop-up notification about Survival Mode. It gives you a brief explanation on what to expect from the mode: such as you needing to eat, to be more wary about catching diseases, the need to sleep, etc before asking you whether you want to enable it or not. If that sounds like fun, you select yes.
From there on out, you’ll be playing Skyrim on Survival Mode – which means it’s a fair bit harder, but who doesn’t love a good challenge?
Nonetheless, if Survival Mode turns out to be too difficult, it’s easy to turn off. Head to Settings, go to Gameplay and you’ll be able to disable it without having to worry about any consequences.
The opposite of this is also true, as you’re able to enable Survival Mode on any previous saves you have started or imported into the Anniversary Edition.
What is survival mode in Skyrim? Survival mode changes, including fast travel, explained
Survival Mode in the Anniversary Edition is a new, exciting way to make your time in the continent of Skyrim a little more challenging and fun.
When enabling Survival Mode, players will need to meet certain requirements in order not to get sick and die. These requirements are: be well-fed, warm, physically well, and well-rested.
However, these requirements won’t always be easy to meet as Survival Mode puts a heapload of restrictions on you. These are:
- No Fast Travel: You want to just do a quick trip to Riften to pick up something you forgot? That’s no longer possible in Survival Mode. You’ll have to walk!
- Reduced Carry Weight: Skyrim’s carry weight restrictions are already pretty unforgiving at times, this makes it so you really do need to just pack the essentials.
- Level Up via Sleeping: In vanilla Skyrim you can level up wherever and whenever, but here you can only do so after you sleep.
- Reduced Stamina/Mana: If you’re hungry, cold or fatigued, you’ll suffer from a reduction of Stamina or Mana, represented by the darkening of the Stamina/Mana bar.
- Warm/Cold Meters: Depending on whether you’re hot or cold, you’ll be shown a Snowflake or a Sun at the top of your HUD. This can affect you to the point you can die if you don’t cool down or get warm.
- Health: When in Survival Mode, health doesn’t come back after waiting for a little while. You’ll need to eat, sleep or use a health potion in order to get back to tip-top shape.
Skyrim survival mode tips and tricks, from survival mode camping to cooking
There’s a lot of factors to consider with survival mode – here are some tips and tricks to help you along the way:
- Want to know what’s affecting you right now? Head to Active Effects in the Magic menu and you’ll see what being hungry, tired and cold does to affect your gameplay.
- Don’t enter water when cold – you’ll more than likely catch a disease and there’s a high chance you can die and lose your progress.
- Warm soup can heat you up – In the frozen tundra with nowhere to go for another 10 miles? Don’t fret, eat some soup. It’ll not only keep you fed, but will keep you nice and toasty. If that doesn’t work, there’s always a torch to keep your bones warm.
- Cook your food – sometimes it gets desperate when you’re in a dungeon and there’s no food to eat but the raw fish you caught outside, but it’s always better to cook your food before eating it. Just like real life, eating raw food can lead to food poisoning in Skyrim.
- Fishing is the best way to get food quickly and easy, as long as you know where the best fishing spots are.
- Craft camping gear – Included in the Anniversary Edition content through the Content Creation Club, crafting camping gear will make it so you’re able to set down camp in the wilderness, giving you a warm fire, a place to cook and a place to settle in for the night.
- The colder you get, the slower you are. It also affects your stamina and how fast you swing your weapons and the effectiveness of your stealth.
- Travelling in a horse and cart to far off places will make you tired and hungry, so don’t get into one if you’re already pretty fatigued and hungry, otherwise you risk dying on the journey to your location.
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(CNN) — It changed acres and acres of orange groves. It changed Orlando. It changed Florida. It changed an already legendary company. And it changed the entire theme park industry.
Back in ’71, there was just the one theme park, Magic Kingdom, along with a couple of adjacent golf courses and resorts.
The Florida park was actually the second baby in the Disney bunch. It came 16 years after Southern California’s Disneyland, which opened on July 17, 1955.
But sibling No. 2 didn’t stay in the shadows.
Walt Disney World’s influence
Guests board Runnamuck Railroad as part of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, which opened in 2020.
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“Obviously, WDW has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world in its short 50-year history,” said Martin Lewison, an associate professor of business management at Farmingdale State College on Long Island, New York, in an email interview.
“Just as the 1955 opening of Disneyland in California convinced other entrepreneurs that theme parks were a good investment … the opening of Walt Disney World in 1971 led to another spurt of theme park building in the USA,” he said.
Lewison noted some of the major amusement parks that followed soon after: Kings Island in Ohio in 1972, Carowinds on the North Carolina-South Carolina border in 1973, Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey in 1974 and Kings Dominion and Busch Gardens in Virginia in 1975.
“WDW has led the industry in many areas: ride design and technology, entertainment, resort development, transportation systems, special events, dining experiences, ticket pricing, queue products, merchandising [and] conservation,” Lewison said.
Professor Roller Coaster plans to visit the park for the first time since 2019 in November for the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attraction Expo.
His favorite rides include the classics such as Pirates of the Caribbean and the Haunted Mansion and some of the newer rides such as Avatar Flight of Passage.
He said he’s looking forward to his first ride on Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, among others.
Changes and traditions at the park
Guests take a spin on Dumbo, the Flying Elephant at Magic Kingdom Park. This signature ride has been with the park since its open in 1971.
How Disney will celebrate the anniversary
Disney’s 50th anniversary party starts on Friday, but it’s hardly going to be a one-day affair.
This is going to be an 18-month party. And celebrations will be held not only in the Magic Kingdom but at the other three of the resort’s theme parks.