I am in DCA and i certainly hope TWA survives too. I hear from good sources, about a little knowen option to preseve airline competition in the US. Under present US law no foreign airline can own more than a 25% stake. There are some people who think it is long past time to raise the limit to 49%. I have been told by people very very close to this situation that some consideration to introducing legislation to do just that, is being considered. The feeling is the time may be right in order to repserve airline competition, jobs, and the economic health of St. Louis. In the end it might be difficult to voe against it. Above all do not underestimate the influence and power that house minority leader Richard Gephardt could yeild in such a scenario. He is hard working, loyal and dedicated to his constituents and the city of St. Louis.