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SORRY, COME BACK LATER The terminal was crowded with families of the 55 passengers arriving on the afternoon flight. And there was the plane, circling - again and again - but making no attempt to land even though the runway was clear. Nor was there any explanation as 15 minutes went by, then 20, then 30. Finally, after an uproar ensued, officials on Benbecula island, off Scotland's west coast, admitted they have only one air-traffic controller. National aviation rules require her to take a break every two hours. So, because the flight was late in leaving Glasgow, she took advantage of the opportunity to go off and have lunch.


If you're keeping score at home, the official new tallest living thing is the 367.5-foot "Mendocino Tree" near Ukiah, Calif. It had been No. 2, but a winter storm lopped 10 feet off the previous record-holder, another redwood.

Arthur Miller, his 'Salesman' steal the Tony Awards show

"Death of a Salesman," the Arthur Miller classic, won Broadway-season honors for best revival of a play, best leading actor, best director, and best featured actress at the 53rd Tony Awards in New York Sunday. "Salesman" first won a Tony for best new play on Broadway 50 years ago. In addition, Miller won a Tony for lifetime achievement in the theater. Actress Uta Hagen was also honored for her life-time achievements. Other major Tony Awards:

Play: "Side Man"

Musical: "Fosse"

Revival-Play: "Death of a Salesman"

Revival-Musical: "Annie Get Your Gun"

Book of a Musical: Alfred Uhry, "Parade"

Original Score: Jason Robert Brown, "Parade"

Actor-Play: Brian Dennehy, "Death of a Salesman"

Actress-Play: Judi Dench, "Amy's View

Actor-Musical: Martin Short, "Little Me"

Actress-Musical: Bernadette Peters, "Annie Get Your Gun"

- Associated Press

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