Our solar system has a lot of borders. One is the orbit of Neptune, which marks the edge of the realm of the planets.
For all the tens of billions of dollars that the nation has spent on screening passengers and their bags, few airports made a comparable investment to secure the airplanes themselves.
The location of one of the last Borders bookstores still open in the Bay Area, directly across from the Apple store on University Ave., seems an obvious answer to why the chain hopes to close all of its remaining stores by the end of the week.
Bookseller Borders, which helped pioneer superstores that put countless mom-and-pop bookshops out of business, filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday, sunk by crushing debt and sluggishness in adapting to a rapidly changing industry.
A national bookstore chain with several outlets in the Bay Area is on the brink of bankruptcy.