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  • Ohio theme park's cancer campaign raises $186,000

    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    MASON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio amusement park has raised $186,000 for cancer research and support groups after events including a mass head-shaving and a soccer ball kick fundraiser. Kings Island on Sunday presented checks of $62,000 each to the Pink Ribbon Girls, The Dragonfly...

  • NY fishing touted in new TV tourism ads

    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's finest fishing waters from Long Island to the Thousand Islands are featured in a TV tourism ad unveiled by Gov. Andrew Cuomo over the weekend. Cuomo was in the Finger Lakes hosting the Bassmaster Governor's Challenge on Owasco Lake while the Bassmaster...

  • Upstate NY museum receives French print collection

    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A Texas law school professor has donated an extensive collection of 19th century French prints and books to a museum in upstate New York. The donation of 94 items from Tobin Sparling was the second major donation this year to the Hyde Collection of Glens...

  • Natural history museum scientists to ID rocks

    Published: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    GRAY, Tenn. (AP) — Tennesseans with fossils, rocks, mineral and artifacts can have their finds identified at "Fossil and Artifact ID Night." The event is sponsored by the East Tennessee State University and General Shale Natural History Museum and Visitor Center at the Gray Fossil...

  • Metroway bus service debuts in Va.

    Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Traveling to places between the Braddock Road and Crystal City Metro stations has gotten a little easier. A new Metro service called Metroway debuts Sunday and will use dedicated bus lanes along the Route 1 corridor. The five mile route currently includes 22...

  • 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...

  • State patrol 'saturating' El Paso, Teller counties to reinforce rules of the road

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    An increased force of Colorado State Patrol troopers are patrolling El Paso and Teller counties this weekend in an effort to crack down on unlawful driving. The enhanced patrols began at 6 p.m. Friday and continue until midnight Monday. This is the third of four "saturation patrols"...

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