MILWAUKEE

Mummy exhibit to open

The largest traveling exhibition of mummies ever assembled is coming to Milwaukee later this year.

“Mummies of the World” will be at the Milwaukee Public Museum from Dec. 17 through May 30.

It features a collection of 150 real human and animal mummies and objects from South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Egypt.

The items include one of the oldest mummy infants ever discovered, a mummified family, a German nobleman discovered in a family crypt and Egyptian animal mummies. It will also explain how mummification occurs.

DALLAS

Air fares are on the rise

If you think air fares have been rising, it’s not your imagination.

Figures just released from the government, while a bit dated, show that airline prices in the first three months of this year rose nearly 5 percent from a year earlier. And that doesn’t include baggage fees and other extras.

But if you take a step back, air travel still looks like a bargain. Average fares are 25 percent lower than they were in 1999 after adjusting them for inflation, the government says.

The numbers were contained in a report issued Wednesday by the Department of Transportation.

The average domestic fare in the first quarter of 2010 rose to $328. Since 2001, the average price for the first quarter was higher only once — in 2008, when it hit $333.