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Route 66 filling station was refuge for African American travelers


The Threatt Filling Station, near Luther, Okla., was was the first black-owned business along Route 66. (KOKH)

The “Mother Road,” the “Main Street of America”, it was the roadway that brought America right through the Sooner State.

Fabled in song and story, Route 66 was the way to travel as it connected Chicago to Los Angeles. In between these major metropolitan areas was America, but it is not exactly the care free, easy going America we may want to picture.

For all the service stations, hotels and restaurants from St. Louis to Joplin, Missouri not everyone could just walk in and sit down.

“That was an absolute no no,” Edward Threatt recalled. He was just a child during the height of the popularity of Route 66, but his parents kept him from breaking both the…

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Angola bus firm opens Namibia route


By ARNALDO VIEIRA
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Angolan bus operator Macon has launched a route linking Luanda and Namibian capital Windhoek.

Macon’s commercial coordinator Armando Macedo told reporters in Luanda that 47 seater buses would ferry passengers from Luanda to Windhoek three times a week; on Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays.

The Windhoek to Luanda journey would take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Mr Macedo said further.

Mr Armando disclosed that passengers would pay $79 (Kwanzas 24.400) for the Luanda to Windhoek trip, with stopovers at several Angolan cities such as Sumbe, Benguela, Lubango and Ondjiva.

Macon has operated buses in Angola for 17 years, linking the country’s 18 provinces.

Angola shares a 1,100km border with Namibia in the provinces of Cunene, Namibe and Cuando…

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Surinam Airways must end mid-Atlantic route and focus on the Caribbean, says aviation expert


By Ray Chickrie
Caribbean News Now contributor

PARAMARIBO, Suriname — Surinam Airways (SLM) cannot compete with KLM on the Paramaribo-Amsterdam route, and hence the company needs to get rid of its A340-300 and outsource the route as a joint venture, focusing instead on where SLM can have a competitive advantage, “And that is the Caribbean right now,” the ‘aviation doctor’ Tomas Chlumecky suggested.

On the mid-Atlantic route, Chlumecky suggested that SLM seek a joint-venture with TUI or Turkish Airlines (TK). For example, TK can fly Istanbul-Amsterdam and then Paramaribo as a joint venture and split the profit, using a B777 or B787, and forget about wide body airliners.

Chlumecky has called on SLM to focus its renewal plan on expanding into Brazil, Guyana, Aruba,…

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African All Stars Transfer News & Rumours: Galatasaray offer Niasse escape route


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Galatasaray offer Niasse escape route


Galatasaray are set to offer Oumar Niasse an escape route after a torrid time at Everton this season, according to Fanatik via Talksport.

The Senegalese striker could be the Premier League farewell in JAnuary after falling down the pecking order in Marcos Niasse’s attacking options.

The 28-year-old has been limited to just six substitute appearances this season and Galatasaray are ready to bid again for him after the Toffees turned down a loan move in the summer.


Bakambu on Tottenham’s radar


Tottenham are interested in signing Beijing Guoan star Cedric Bakambu in the ‘very near future’, L’est Republican claims.

Spurs are said to see the…

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Funds go for fixes on Route 66


Traffic has been heavy on Route 66 lately.

Two of seven grants recently awarded by the National Park Service Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program were for projects in Oklahoma and one with Oklahoma connections.

The competitive grant program provides assistance for eligible historic preservation, research and educational projects with ties to historic Route 66.

This year’s grant awards went to:

• Threatt Filling Station Historic Structures Report, in Luther, $5,000 grant with a cost-share match of $5,000.

The grant will help pay for a history of the building, condition assessment and a preservation plan for restoration and creation of an interpretive center “that celebrates the history and contributions of the…

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Priority Bus Route partially opened to light vehicles


The Priority Bus Route has been partially opened to light vehicles ONLY between the intersections of Abbatoir Road, Port of Spain and Mount Hope intersection until further notice.

The announcement comes after reports of heavy traffic heading in and out of Port of Spain, due to the closure of the Beetham Highway this weekend.

The Beetham Highway was closed to all vehicular traffic on Friday as work on the placement of the Sea Lots Pedestrian Overpass superstructure got underway.

The disruption is between the Barataria Overpass, Beetham Highway and the Port of Spain Lighthouse on Wrightson Road and is in effect from 9:00 pm on Friday to 6:00 pm on Sunday.

 

 

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