The World: Sounding Off at Two Airports

The skies may be friendly enough, but the folks on the ground can be decidedly hostile to the prospect of giant jet aircraft descending in their midst. Although they are 14 hours apart as the 747 flies, protesters in Narita, Japan, and certain neighbors of New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport have similar grievances: the former do not want any jets at all in their bailiwick, while the latter oppose the supersonic, supernoisy Anglo-French Concorde. Last week the battle between planes and people was joined on both fronts:

— In Narita, 40 miles east of Tokyo, the government suspended...

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