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  • Missouri History Museum hosts Ferguson town hall

    Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Missouri History Museum in Forest Park is hosting a town hall meeting Monday night on the Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown. The event is hosted by New York activist and author Kevin Powell. The St. Louis museum is calling the free event a "safe space for...

  • Miami Dade College museum opens cultural gallery

    Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dade College Museum of Art and Design will inaugurate its new Cultural Legacy Gallery with an exhibit of photographs of Cubans. The exhibit, "Cuba Out of Cuba," features portraits of composers, designers, writers and artist. Among those featured: Bebo Valdez,...

  • Solo in Peru: hiking, climbing, good food and fantastic vistas

    By AMY MCMILLIN Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    "Did you go to Machu Picchu?" Typically, this is the first question that I get when I mention that I went to Peru. No, I did not visit the iconic city of the Incan Empire, the 500-year-old archaeological treasure trove of clues about what life was like in the area before the...

  • Student assistance group to help with books

    Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    WINOOSKI, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Student Assistance Corp. has announced a new $50,000 program to help low-income high school students cover the costs of books, fees and travel associated with dual enrollment courses. Dual enrollment allows some students to take two college classes while...

  • Colorado Springs man part of project aiding Haitian children

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    The Spirit Airlines red-eye from Denver to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, connects through Miami, one of the richest cities in the world, and two hours later touches down in one of its poorest. "If you want to help people, there's an opportunity and you don't have to go to Africa or New...

  • 'A vision to serve every child in need'

    Published: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    CASA of the Pikes Peak Region is among the biggest and brightest CASA programs in the country. It's such a force that sometimes it implements cutting-edge programs "almost before we think of them," said national CASA CEO Michael Piraino, chuckling. The head of Court Appointed Special...

  • Clarification: College Football Hall of Fame story

    Updated: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — In a story Aug. 22, The Associated Press reported that on a normal business day, no more than 800 guests will be allowed in the new College Football Hall of Fame. The facility will allow up to 800 guests to enter per hour.

  • Airlines on alert as eruption begins in Iceland

    Updated: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano burst forth with a small eruption Saturday under the ice of Europe's largest glacier, scientists said, prompting the country to close airspace over the area. Thousands of small earthquakes have rattled the volcano, located deep...

  • Chicago's Pullman site could become national park

    Updated: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — It was a different kind of company town. Chicago's Pullman neighborhood, built by industrialist George M. Pullman in the 19th century, was a sort of blue-collar utopia for people who worked at his state-of-the-art factory, where they built luxurious railroad sleeping...

  • Noise from the sky is buzzkill in ritzy Hamptons

    Updated: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — It's summertime in the Hamptons and the biggest buzz is coming from the sky. Complaints about noise coming from aircraft ferrying visitors and locals to and from one of America's best-known playgrounds for the rich and famous have more than tripled over last...

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