• State won't investigate failure of theme park ride

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. (AP) — The state won't investigate the failure of a ride at a Wisconsin Dells theme park. Earlier this month, a large cable snapped on the Catapult ride just seconds before it was supposed to launch two people into the air at Mount Olympus Water and Theme Park....

  • USM dedicates 'Ray Guy Way' on Hattiesburg campus

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A street on the University of Southern Mississippi campus has been renamed in honor of USM football legend and NFL Hall of Fame punter Ray Guy. "Ray Guy Way" runs outside the Duff Athletic Center on the Hattiesburg campus. It was previously called Black and...

  • Pikes Pub: Blue moon the perfect occasion to celebrate with a beer

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    If you only drink once in a blue moon, Friday is your day. July 31 brings the second full moon of the month, a phenomenon called a blue moon. That happens about once every three years. The timing is perfect for Golden's Blue Moon Brewing Co. They're planning to celebrate the...

  • Summer snow turns Wyoming mountains into winter wonderland

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    TETON VILLAGE, Wyo. (AP) — The middle of summer looked like the middle of winter in the mountains of western Wyoming. A cold front that moved through Monday afternoon dumped heavy rain on the valleys and snow above 9,000 feet. Officials at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort say they saw...

  • One-at-a-time cocktails kill a summer party. Think pitchers!

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    A summer party is no time for mixing individual cocktails. That's what's called a buzzkill. Warm weather festivities demand easy food and even easier drinks. And we've got you covered. We suggest starting with six baking sheets. Cover each with tortilla chips. Now start piling on...

  • The flavors of ceviche and shrimp cocktail, together at last

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Growing up North Carolina where seafood is plentiful, I tended to take shrimp in summer for granted. It — and all seafood, for that matter — was just a delicious part of life. And even though I moved away, I've never lost my taste for summer seafood, particularly shrimp. It is one of...

  • Activists warn of refugee housing crisis in German capital

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    BERLIN (AP) — A thousand refugees may be sleeping outside in Berlin each night because authorities in the German capital are overwhelmed with the sharp rise in asylum-seekers this year, an activist group said Wednesday. The problem is compounded by bureaucratic rules that prevent more...

  • Lifetime TV to feature several touring Broadway shows

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Lifetime TV's "The Balancing Act" will feature several touring Broadway shows this summer, including behind-the-curtain peeks on "Kinky Boots," ''Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella," ''If/Then" and "Cabaret." The shows will be included in a six-part "Broadway Balances...

  • Unique Ukrainian folk art on view at NYC museum

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — An exhibition of Ukrainian folk art inspired by an ancient ornamental painting tradition of home exteriors and interiors in central Ukraine is on view in New York City. Thirty-five paintings by 17 artists are being shown in the United States for the first time at the...

  • Colorado Springs area cooking classes and events starting July 29, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    WHAT'S COOKING CLASSES ONGOING The Cañon City Queen Anne Tea House - 813 Macon Ave., Cañon City. Registration: 275-5354. - Homemade Dressings and Salads, 2 p.m. Aug. 8, $40. Colorado Springs Senior Center - 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Registration: 387-6000, csseniorcenter.com. - Low-Carb...

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