IT WAS A SURREAL SCENE, SOMETHING RIGHT off the Sci Fi Channel. From the safety of their hardened shelter 50 mi. north of downtown Houston, Continental Airlines employees peered through inch-thick bulletproof glass as the world flew by, propelled by the 90-mph winds of Hurricane Ike. "The building was so secure you could not hear anything going on outside," says John Stelly, CO's MD-technology. Visual cues were the only way one knew something wicked this way came. Charged ...

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