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By Jeff Tully | August 12, 2009
BURBANK ? Playing against some of the finest teams in the nation, the Burbank Major Softball Little League All-Star team more than held it own in the Western Regional Tournament. Behind solid pitching and timely hitting ? with a few comebacks thrown in ? the team of 11- and 12-year-olds went 4-2 in the event in Vancouver, Wash. and advanced to Saturday?s semifinals. However, Burbank fell one run short of making it to the championship game, and a chance to advance to this week?
NEWS
March 3, 2001
Karen S. Kim AIRPORT DISTRICT -- Alaska Airlines was forced to cancel two of its nonstop afternoon and evening flights Wednesday after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake rattled the Seattle area Wednesday morning. The airline was able to successfully complete one flight to Seattle from the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Wednesday morning before the earthquake but could only complete one flight to Washington in the afternoon that rerouted its layover into Portland instead of Seattle -- its scheduled destination.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene@tchekmedyian@latimes.com | October 3, 2012
Alaska Airlines released a statement Wednesday saying the company was “deeply saddened” by the death of a 55-year-old veteran pilot who was found dead along an off-ramp of the 5 Freeway in Burbank. The man, Lee Morris of Richland, Wash., was a 26-year, “highly respected” pilot for the airline, Gary Beck, vice president of flight operations for Alaska, said in the statement. Morris landed at Bob Hope Airport on Monday and was scheduled to fly out at 7 a.m. Tuesday, but didn't report to work, Alaska Airlines spokesman Paul McElroy said.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene@tchekmedyian@latimes.com | December 13, 2012
The 55-year-old veteran Alaska Airlines pilot found dead on a 5 Freeway offramp in Burbank in October died of natural causes, authorities said Thursday. The man - Lee Morris of Richland, Wash. - died of atherosclerotic heart disease, said Los Angeles County Coroner spokesman Craig Harvey. The disease results in a build-up of plaque in the arteries. Morris had no external injuries and there was no indication of foul play, Harvey said. The 26-year pilot had passed regular physical check-ups and appeared to be in good health, Alaska Airlines spokesman Paul McElroy said shortly after Morris' death.
THE818NOW
October 3, 2012
A 55-year-old man found dead along an off-ramp of the 5 Freeway in Burbank was an Alaska Airlines pilot, sources said Wednesday. A passerby spotted the body along a fence at the Scott Road off-ramp about 6 p.m. Tuesday and called authorities, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. Paramedics arrived and pronounced the man dead. He was identified as Clifford Morris of Richland, Wash., Ryburn said. Sources confirmed Morris was an Alaska Airlines pilot who was in town on business.
THE818NOW
October 8, 2012
Four Alaska Airlines departures were delayed at Bob Hope Airport on Monday because of a system-wide software outage that snarled the carrier's flight schedules across the country for hours. The delays rolled on even after the system was back online by the afternoon. A departure slated for 11:15 a.m. to Seattle actually took off at 1:49 p.m. , according to the website flightstats.com. Later, a 2:18 p.m. flight to Portland didn't depart until 2:58 p.m. The biggest expected delay was a 6:55 p.m. departure to Seattle that was rescheduled to leave at 9:37 p.m., the website indicated Monday afternoon.
THE818NOW
October 4, 2012
Los Angeles County coroner's officials say the death of a 55-year-old Alaska Airlines pilot found dead along the 5 Freeway in Burbank does not appear to be suspicious based on initial autopsy results. The man, Lee Clifford Morris of Richland, Wash., was a 26-year veteran pilot for the airline. His body was discovered along the southbound Scott Road off-ramp Tuesday evening by a passerby. Morris landed at Bob Hope Airport on Monday and was scheduled to fly out at 7 a.m. Tuesday, but when he didn't report to work, airline officials contacted the hotel where he was staying.
NEWS
October 10, 2012
More than 400 loved ones gathered in Washington on Sunday to remember Alaska Airlines Captain Lee Morris - found dead in Burbank last week - as a fun-loving grandfather with a love for golf, the Seattle Mariners and camping on the Columbia River. “Our really close group was devastated by this,” said John MacDonald, Morris' longtime friend, former roommate and co-pilot. “But we also know he was a gift in our life.” Family members, high school, college buddies and fellow pilots came in from as far as Texas, Florida, New York and Wyoming for the remembrance.
BUSINESS
By Melanie Hicken | March 10, 2010
BOB HOPE AIRPORT — After a year of falling passenger numbers, Bob Hope Airport in January saw a slight increase in traffic compared with the same period last year, officials reported Monday. Nearly 360,000 passengers traveled through the airport in January, up 1.6% from January 2009, according to a report to the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday. The passenger increase came despite a 7.1% decline in the number of flights. Last year’s passenger numbers were the lowest in eight years, falling from 5.3 million in 2008 to 4.6 million in 2009.
THE818NOW
October 3, 2012
Alaska Airlines released a statement Wednesday saying the company was “deeply saddened” by the death of a 55-year-old veteran pilot who was found dead along an off-ramp of the 5 Freeway in Burbank. The man, Lee Clifford Morris of Richland, Wash., was a 26-year, “highly respected” pilot for the airline, Gary Beck, vice president of flight operations for Alaska, said in the statement. Morris landed at Bob Hope Airport on Monday and was scheduled to fly out Tuesday morning 7 a.m., but didn't report to work, Alaska Airlines spokesman Paul McElroy said.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene@tchekmedyian@latimes.com | December 13, 2012
The 55-year-old veteran Alaska Airlines pilot found dead on a 5 Freeway offramp in Burbank in October died of natural causes, authorities said Thursday. The man - Lee Morris of Richland, Wash. - died of atherosclerotic heart disease, said Los Angeles County Coroner spokesman Craig Harvey. The disease results in a build-up of plaque in the arteries. Morris had no external injuries and there was no indication of foul play, Harvey said. The 26-year pilot had passed regular physical check-ups and appeared to be in good health, Alaska Airlines spokesman Paul McElroy said shortly after Morris' death.
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NEWS
October 10, 2012
More than 400 loved ones gathered in Washington on Sunday to remember Alaska Airlines Captain Lee Morris - found dead in Burbank last week - as a fun-loving grandfather with a love for golf, the Seattle Mariners and camping on the Columbia River. “Our really close group was devastated by this,” said John MacDonald, Morris' longtime friend, former roommate and co-pilot. “But we also know he was a gift in our life.” Family members, high school, college buddies and fellow pilots came in from as far as Texas, Florida, New York and Wyoming for the remembrance.
THE818NOW
October 8, 2012
Four Alaska Airlines departures were delayed at Bob Hope Airport on Monday because of a system-wide software outage that snarled the carrier's flight schedules across the country for hours. The delays rolled on even after the system was back online by the afternoon. A departure slated for 11:15 a.m. to Seattle actually took off at 1:49 p.m. , according to the website flightstats.com. Later, a 2:18 p.m. flight to Portland didn't depart until 2:58 p.m. The biggest expected delay was a 6:55 p.m. departure to Seattle that was rescheduled to leave at 9:37 p.m., the website indicated Monday afternoon.
THE818NOW
October 4, 2012
Los Angeles County coroner's officials say the death of a 55-year-old Alaska Airlines pilot found dead along the 5 Freeway in Burbank does not appear to be suspicious based on initial autopsy results. The man, Lee Clifford Morris of Richland, Wash., was a 26-year veteran pilot for the airline. His body was discovered along the southbound Scott Road off-ramp Tuesday evening by a passerby. Morris landed at Bob Hope Airport on Monday and was scheduled to fly out at 7 a.m. Tuesday, but when he didn't report to work, airline officials contacted the hotel where he was staying.
THE818NOW
October 3, 2012
A 55-year-old man found dead along an off-ramp of the 5 Freeway in Burbank was an Alaska Airlines pilot, sources said Wednesday. A passerby spotted the body along a fence at the Scott Road off-ramp about 6 p.m. Tuesday and called authorities, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. Paramedics arrived and pronounced the man dead. He was identified as Clifford Morris of Richland, Wash., Ryburn said. Sources confirmed Morris was an Alaska Airlines pilot who was in town on business.
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene@tchekmedyian@latimes.com | October 3, 2012
Alaska Airlines released a statement Wednesday saying the company was “deeply saddened” by the death of a 55-year-old veteran pilot who was found dead along an off-ramp of the 5 Freeway in Burbank. The man, Lee Morris of Richland, Wash., was a 26-year, “highly respected” pilot for the airline, Gary Beck, vice president of flight operations for Alaska, said in the statement. Morris landed at Bob Hope Airport on Monday and was scheduled to fly out at 7 a.m. Tuesday, but didn't report to work, Alaska Airlines spokesman Paul McElroy said.
THE818NOW
October 3, 2012
Alaska Airlines released a statement Wednesday saying the company was “deeply saddened” by the death of a 55-year-old veteran pilot who was found dead along an off-ramp of the 5 Freeway in Burbank. The man, Lee Clifford Morris of Richland, Wash., was a 26-year, “highly respected” pilot for the airline, Gary Beck, vice president of flight operations for Alaska, said in the statement. Morris landed at Bob Hope Airport on Monday and was scheduled to fly out Tuesday morning 7 a.m., but didn't report to work, Alaska Airlines spokesman Paul McElroy said.
BUSINESS
By Melanie Hicken | March 10, 2010
BOB HOPE AIRPORT — After a year of falling passenger numbers, Bob Hope Airport in January saw a slight increase in traffic compared with the same period last year, officials reported Monday. Nearly 360,000 passengers traveled through the airport in January, up 1.6% from January 2009, according to a report to the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday. The passenger increase came despite a 7.1% decline in the number of flights. Last year’s passenger numbers were the lowest in eight years, falling from 5.3 million in 2008 to 4.6 million in 2009.
SPORTS
By Jeff Tully | August 12, 2009
BURBANK ? Playing against some of the finest teams in the nation, the Burbank Major Softball Little League All-Star team more than held it own in the Western Regional Tournament. Behind solid pitching and timely hitting ? with a few comebacks thrown in ? the team of 11- and 12-year-olds went 4-2 in the event in Vancouver, Wash. and advanced to Saturday?s semifinals. However, Burbank fell one run short of making it to the championship game, and a chance to advance to this week?
NEWS
March 3, 2001
Karen S. Kim AIRPORT DISTRICT -- Alaska Airlines was forced to cancel two of its nonstop afternoon and evening flights Wednesday after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake rattled the Seattle area Wednesday morning. The airline was able to successfully complete one flight to Seattle from the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Wednesday morning before the earthquake but could only complete one flight to Washington in the afternoon that rerouted its layover into Portland instead of Seattle -- its scheduled destination.
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