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Wed., Jan. 2, 2013, 11:57 a.m.

High Noon: Airlines Play Lost & Found

From cellphones to prosthetic limbs, passengers have a habit of leaving everything imaginable behind on airplanes and at airports, forcing some airports and airlines to put systems in place to try to reunite lost items with their owners. Earlier this year the situation became so unmanageable for Southwest Airlines that the airline launched its own sophisticated computer software to match travelers with their wayward belongings. “It really is mind-boggling the amount of things that are coming through,” said Robert Lehr, manager of central baggage services for Southwest. “The volumes are just staggering. “Basically, if you can carry it on a plane, it’s been left on a plane”/Joe Taschler, McClatchy-Tribune. More here. (AP file photo: Smartphones are No. 1 item lost on airplanes and at airports)

Question: The last thing I've lost? My clip-on sunglasses. How about you? What is the last thing that you've lost?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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