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  • Scale will matter for success of New York casinos

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Racino revenue is down. Casinos are closing in Atlantic City, while new ones are opening in Maryland and Massachusetts. Yet New York is just now getting into the game, with more than a dozen groups lining up to open upstate casinos. The state's late arrival at the...

  • Take a dip at Grand Cayman Island

    By bill vogrin bill.vogrin@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND - After pulling on my snorkel mask and fins, I plunged face-first into the Caribbean Sea. Immediately, a few feet from shore, I was surrounded by an array of colorful tropical fish. I felt like I'd dropped into a scene from "Finding Nemo." I swam to a nearby...

  • Olympic National Park bans drones amid US order

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — Following a nationwide directive, Washington state's largest national park has joined the list of those banning drones. Olympic National Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum last week approved rules barring unmanned aircraft within park boundaries. Earlier this summer,...

  • Company plans entertainment resort near Ga. coast

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    KINGSLAND, Ga. (AP) — The Kingsland City Council recently approved an agreement that could lead to the groundbreaking of a $350 million, 495-acre amusement resort on Interstate 95 in the spring of 2015. "I'm optimistic," City Manager Lee Spell said. "We have taken a huge step forward....

  • Youth ministries serve "church of tomorrow"

    By Steve Rabey Religion Correspondent -
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    As students head back to school, another seasonal ritual is also underway: Thousands of area young people will seek out youth groups organized by local churches and parachurch organizations. One local Protestant congregation has emphasized youth ministry for more than a century,...

  • 43 to become US citizens in Yellowstone ceremony

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park sees plenty of foreign visitors who come to see its unique natural features. But this week, 43 foreigners will be coming to the park to become U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony at Mammoth Hot Springs. The...

  • Vermont history group buys home for museum

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — A group working to build a museum and history center in St. Johnsbury has a home, and portions of the St. Johnsbury History and Heritage Center museum that will display local artifacts could be open by the end of the year, officials said. "We're over the...

  • lIFE & TRAVELLIFE & TRAVEL

    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

  • Colorado Springs world travelers offer tips on avoiding pickpockets

    By JOE HIGHT joe.hight@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    Three experienced Colorado Springs travelers, who have been to more than 100 countries between them, offered their experiences and tips to avoid being pickpocketed after my Aug. 17 story about my misadventure on a Barcelona subway. Bill Stanley, Terry Mitchell and Tom Stockman wrote...

  • Book signings and such for Aug. 31, 2014

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    SIGNINGS Author Signings - Charleeda Sprinkle will sign "Preparing to Stand" and Angela Hollis will sign "Soul Journey," 1-3 p.m. Friday, 
225 Coffee Shop and Venue, 225 N. Weber St.; 884-6225, cafe-225.com. LITERARY EVENTS Open Critique - Provides a critique experience for...

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