"...In response, Web sites of all stripes published information about the attacks, some even creating mirror sites for news sources like NPR.org so that more people could tune in to the overburdened webcast. While mainstream media Web sites buckled and phone lines jammed, e-mail also helped pick up the slack, in some cases carrying the first news to Americans abroad: An American in Indonesia for whom the only sign that something was amiss was a dramatic drop in the dollar value, for example, was able to get information about the events only via e-mails written by New York eyewitnesses and then forwarded from around the world...."
"...Meanwhile, compulsory trip reduction is under fire in Congress and may be removed from the Clean Air Act entirely, eliminating much of the incentive for voluntary compliance and leaving open the question: Will Austinites ever willingly get out of their cars? Big Streets, Bad Jams Some Austinites may be willing to tolerate poorer air quality in exchange for the smoother traffic flow that they anticipate from traffic light synchronization and completion of the US183 and US290 freeways. But the bad news is that more roadway capacity not only worsens air pollution, but ultimately produces more traffic congestion as well, according to Anthony Downs, one of America's leading transportation experts..."
"...But while the rest of us have been stuck under that particular black cloud, composer Steve Parker has been molding the silver lining. The result is Traffic Jam, a punny name for the eccentric but thoughtful musical offering being presented at the Blue Starlite Drive-In on Saturday as part of the Fusebox Festival...."
"...By contrast, "Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405" is about a woman finding a new lease on life and being allowed to keep it. Frank Stiefel's portrait of artist Mindy Alper pulls no punches on her own troubled history of mental health, damaging and inappropriate mental health treatments, her dependence on her mother, and her dysfunctional, possibly violent relationship with her absentee father..."
"...Directed by: Marc Forster. Starring: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, Fana Mokoena, James Badge Dale, Ludi Boeken, Matthew Fox, David Morse, Elyes Gabel, Peter Capaldi, Pierfrancesco Favino, Ruth Negga, Moritz Bleibtreu, Sterling Jerins and Abigail Hargrove...."
"...Directed by: Asger Leth. Starring: Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackie, Genesis Rodriguez, Afton Williamson and Edward Burns...."
"...Watching director Luciana Kaplan’s documentary triptych on planetwide, perpetual gridlock is nearly as exhausting as finding oneself ensnarled in an actual traffic jam. Which is exactly the point of this calculatedly fly-on-the-windscreen film...."
"...Yeah, I'm one of those people who read Amy B's letters every week in the Chronicle and scream, "You go, Girl!" I do, however, hope that you devote equal time and space in your column to lampoon the sprawl that is engulfing us ... or are strip malls, asphalt-ocean parking lots, endless traffic jams, horrific air quality, and thousands of SUVs with cattle guards (CATTLE GUARDS!!!!?????) your idea of utopia?..."
"...Besides the bats, Parker tells us, the shells of giant mollusks are a big part of the composition. "And funnels," says the man who's also in charge of the SoundSpace events for the Blanton Museum of Art, the man responsible for last year's uproarious Traffic Jam concert that included community participants performing a chorus on their car horns..."
"...No kidding. The business of motor-vehicle storage for the Long Center was a source of contentious debate during its construction (neighborhood groups fought for a smaller garage than center supporters wanted), but that turned out to be a tea party compared to the firestorm ignited by a massive traffic jam on April 20, when thousands converged on the area for Austin Lyric Opera's Carmen and Austin Community College and ProArts Collective's Robert Johnson: Trick the Devil at the Long Center, the Gem and Jewelry Show at Palmer Events Center, and the Austin Reggae Festival at Auditorium Shores..."
"...Twenty years ago, driving north from McColl, South Carolina to Bartonsville, Vermont, at about 6am, in the deep dark of the early morning, we encountered stop-and-go traffic on the Beltway outside of Washington, D.C. Probably it was to be expected, a traffic jam in the still dark, near D.C., though not that close, but we didn't. Starting out the trip in the early evening, we had been taking advantage of the night, racing north..."
"...Traffic will increase by 48%, they say, necessitating added lanes. Heed their dire prophecies, and envision cars veiled in smog, stretching to the horizons amid a virtual block party of merchants and panhandlers, giving new meaning to the phrase "traffic jam."..."
"...Other dead-on giveaways of TLE are Carroll's writings of Alice's experiences with jamais vu and feelings of expanding and shrinking, both very common in TLE petit mal seizures. Understanding TLE should dismiss the suspicions surrounding the life of Lewis Carroll...."
"...Another minor detail which Ms. Babich conveniently overlooks is the fact that a traffic jam will result no matter where you put the garage..."
"...I moved to Austin after living in Columbus for six years. Columbus deserves it. During my six years in Columbus, I was never in a traffic jam on a Sunday..."
"...District 6: Partisan Traffic Jam..."
"...Topics for discussion include the forthcoming lawsuit, related fundraising needs, and an upcoming "Drive Away Wal-Mart" event to raise awareness of Wal-Mart's anticipated traffic impact, said RG4N's Jason Meeker. Activists plan to intentionally create a traffic jam at rush hour, on the streets surrounding Northcross, to vividly portray exactly what daily traffic could be like based on realistic traffic counts for similar stores if a Wal-Mart Supercenter is built at Northcross...."
"...Recently, New Orleans was evacuated for Hurricane Ivan. Everyone who had a car got into it, and a grand traffic jam was the result..."