<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:16:08 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[A look at Chicago's Tribune Tower as it changes hands]]> http://gazette.com/a-look-at-chicagos-tribune-tower-as-it-changes-hands/article/feed/403521?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/a-look-at-chicagos-tribune-tower-as-it-changes-hands/article/feed/403521?custom_click=rss

CHICAGO (AP) — A 36-story Chicago landmark, the Tribune Tower, has been sold — gargoyles, flying buttresses and all.

Tribune Media Co. announced Wednesday that it closed the sale of the tower and two other properties this week. The company has received $430 million in gross proceeds for the assets, and may receive up to an additional $45 million in contingent payments.

The Tribune Tower, purchased by CIM Group, sits on three acres along Chicago's Michigan Avenue.

Here are some features of the historic edifice that make it significant:

MONUMENT TO 'THE COLONEL'

News mogul Robert R. McCormick, known as the Colonel, became president of Tribune Company in 1911.

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]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:20:10 -0600 <![CDATA[Air rage incidents reported by airlines on the rise]]> http://gazette.com/air-rage-incidents-reported-by-airlines-on-the-rise/article/feed/403473?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-rage-incidents-reported-by-airlines-on-the-rise/article/feed/403473?custom_click=rss WASHINGTON (AP) — Incidents of unruly passengers on planes are increasing, and more effective deterrents are needed to tackle the problem, a global airline trade group said Wednesday.

There were 10,854 air rage incidents reported by airlines worldwide last year, up from 9,316 incidents in 2014, according to the International Air Transport Association. That equates to one incident for every 1,205 flights, an increase from one incident per 1,282 flights the previous year.

Incidents have been rising almost consistently since 2007, when the association began tracking the issue. That year airlines reported 339 incidents to the association.

A majority of incidents involved verbal abuse, failure to follow crew instructions a

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]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:56:04 -0600 <![CDATA[It was a MACnificent night for the arts in Manitou]]> http://gazette.com/it-was-a-macnificent-night-for-the-arts-in-manitou/article/1586595?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/it-was-a-macnificent-night-for-the-arts-in-manitou/article/1586595?custom_click=rss

Startled guests stepped into the lobby of the Cliff House and looked up. And up and up. And laughed.

It was a MACnificent evening and the personable greeter was Xavier Fretard, 10-foot-tall "stilts dude" who dwarfed the hotel's elevator door, red top hat touching the second-floor railing.

He was part of the fun at the Manitou Arts Center's Sept. 23 fundraising gala, sharing the bill with belly dancer Mahisha Doss, body painter Meridith Hyland, Modbo Cabaret's Claire Anderson, Lauren Ciborowski and Solveig Olsen, pianist Eva Cavaillé-Coll and Sublime Resonance.

Easels and silent auction tables held colorful works by MAC artists.

Such are the arts, which guest speaker David Siegel said had changed his life.



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Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:29:28 -0600
<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Dream Centers' ministry for homeless/low-income women celebrates anniversary]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-dream-centers-ministry-for-homelesslow-income-women-celebrates-anniversary/article/1586594?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-dream-centers-ministry-for-homelesslow-income-women-celebrates-anniversary/article/1586594?custom_click=rss

For five years Dream Centers has been quietly helping local women, "bringing health and hope one life at a time," in the words of executive director Matthew Ayers.

A sunny Colorado Saturday at The Broadmoor was time to celebrate with a Hope for the City Ladies Tea, a time for friends, some hats, tiny tea sandwiches, scones with Devonshire cream and delicate cups of fragrant tea.

The more than 400 women were there on Sept. 24 to invest in the centers' work and because, said Brenda Rogers, "when women join together we can do great things."

Rogers is the director of Mary's Home, the faith-based community for homeless single mothers and their children which offers housing and long-term services as they work toward the root



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Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:19:05 -0600
<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Reader-submitted Colorado fall color images]]> http://gazette.com/photos-reader-submitted-colorado-fall-color-images/article/1586589?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/photos-reader-submitted-colorado-fall-color-images/article/1586589?custom_click=rss

There's no shortage of gold in the mountains in late September around Colorado. Thanks to all who've shared fall color photos with us.



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Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:28:28 -0600
<![CDATA[Around the house: Homeowner faces a screwy problem]]> http://gazette.com/around-the-house-homeowner-faces-a-screwy-problem/article/1586386?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-the-house-homeowner-faces-a-screwy-problem/article/1586386?custom_click=rss

Dear Ken: I have a small screw stuck in the disposer, and I can't get it to move. Any ideas? - Dave

Answer: Most disposers come with a crank. Typically, it's a six-edged gizmo formed into an S-shaped angular tool that fits into a hole in the unit's underside. They're also sold at the hardware store.

Unplug the unit. Stick the crank in the hole and move it back and forth. If it won't break loose, tap it forcefully with a hammer.

If that doesn't work, use brute force from above to free the turntable and blades. A broom handle or even a pry bar inserted into the sink-side opening likely will allow you to apply enough sideways force to rotate the mechanism. Don't forget to grab that pesky screw with needle-nose



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Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:53:31 -0600
<![CDATA[Dear Donna: Husband doesn't need to manage all the finances]]> http://gazette.com/dear-donna-husband-doesnt-need-to-manage-all-the-finances/article/1586388?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dear-donna-husband-doesnt-need-to-manage-all-the-finances/article/1586388?custom_click=rss

Dear Donna,

I am engaged to be married in a few months. We have been together for almost four years and my fiance recently surprised me by telling me he plans to handle our finances once we are married.

I have been taking care of my own finances for 10 years and doing a great job. I want us to keep separate checking accounts and open a joint account for shared expenses. He wants all of our money to go into one account, and he wants to pay the bills.

I don't want to rock the boat just before the wedding, but he is insisting we do it his way and I am not sure what to do. - Sara

Dear Sara,

There is an old saying that goes "whoever controls the money controls the relationship." I would encourage you to



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Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:53:07 -0600
<![CDATA[This Frozen Bulletproof Coffee is creamy without the cream]]> http://gazette.com/this-frozen-bulletproof-coffee-is-creamy-without-the-cream/article/feed/403430?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/this-frozen-bulletproof-coffee-is-creamy-without-the-cream/article/feed/403430?custom_click=rss

I love coffee. My standard order is simple: coffee with milk, no sugar. I don't veer off into milkshake-land or over-sweetened hot-chocolate-type drinks with folds of fluffy whipped cream.

So when bulletproof coffee — usually a mug of joe blended with butter — became trendy a few years ago, it was a non-issue for me. Why mess with 30 years of simple coffee-drinking perfection?

Proponents claimed bulletproof coffee helped them lose weight (I was skeptical), and it gave them more energy (wasn't that the point of caffeine?). And then I tried it: it was downright delicious; lusciously creamy.

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]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:56:20 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs has authentic British tea room]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-has-authentic-british-tea-room/article/1586558?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-has-authentic-british-tea-room/article/1586558?custom_click=rss

Donned your frilly dress? Check.

Have your fancy hat? Check.

White gloves at the ready? Check.

Then you're all set to experience an authentic afternoon tea without the cost of an airline ticket to London.

You can thank Maria Uribe, who had one goal in mind when she bought Willy's Emporium in Old Colorado City: "I wanted to bring an authentic British tea room to the store," said Uribe, who grew up in Brighton, Sussex.

And that's exactly what you will find in her English Rose Tea Room 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, located in the back of the store.

For the uninitiated, aside from the finger sandwiches and savory pastry offered on the high tea, the dessert selection may be a little confusing.



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Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:38:21 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs cooking school plans to expand by year's end]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-cooking-school-plans-to-expand-by-years-end/article/1586530?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-cooking-school-plans-to-expand-by-years-end/article/1586530?custom_click=rss

Blandine Brutel, owner of The French Kitchen cooking school, has a big plan for expanding her business. During the past four years, she has taught more than 2,000 clients in very small, hands-on classes in her home kitchen, covering everything from appetizers to soups to fancy cakes. I've taken several of her classes and have always learned new techniques and recipes. She does a fine job of instruction, and it's fun to listen to her distinctive French accent.

There is such demand for her classes that they are booked out months ahead, so it makes perfect sense for her to branch out. She has secured a larger retail space at 4771 N. Academy Blvd., in the strip mall on the southeast corner of Flintridge Drive and Academy, and her



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Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:37:02 -0600
<![CDATA[Boy uses art to draw attention to effects of global warming]]> http://gazette.com/boy-uses-art-to-draw-attention-to-effects-of-global-warming/article/feed/403384?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/boy-uses-art-to-draw-attention-to-effects-of-global-warming/article/feed/403384?custom_click=rss GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — An 11-year-old western Michigan boy is using art to draw attention to the effects of global warming and boost efforts to save polar bears.

Bryce Madder of Kent County's Ada Township held an event this week at the Grand Rapids Children's Museum to promote the nonprofit Polar Army. His effort includes a website where children can create and post artwork related to saving polar bears.

A broader goal of the effort, however, is to help educate children about the effects of global warming on the Arctic. And in a statement, he says: "My vision is to use art to change the world, and at the same time, inspire a new generation of leaders."

Bryce plans to bring his Polar Army presentation to schools, c

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]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:46:48 -0600 <![CDATA[SeaWorld mixes virtual reality in roller coaster]]> http://gazette.com/seaworld-mixes-virtual-reality-in-roller-coaster/article/feed/403089?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/seaworld-mixes-virtual-reality-in-roller-coaster/article/feed/403089?custom_click=rss ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. on Tuesday unveiled a new virtual reality experience on a roller coaster, a new presentation on orcas, and a shareable entrance pass.

The Orlando-based company has faced falling attendance and revenue as people's feelings about using animals for entertainment has soured. SeaWorld has been under fire from animal rights activists over its treatment of killer whales in captivity, and it announced earlier this year it would end its killer whale breeding program and that stop using killer whales for theatrical performances.

The new orca presentation will focus on how the killer whales live, and not on the splashy theatrics that once defined SeaWorld.

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]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:25:14 -0600 <![CDATA[Indonesia evacuates tourists after Mount Barujari eruption]]> http://gazette.com/indonesia-evacuates-tourists-after-mount-barujari-eruption/article/feed/403307?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/indonesia-evacuates-tourists-after-mount-barujari-eruption/article/feed/403307?custom_click=rss

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities say they have evacuated most tourists from Mount Barujari on Lombok island after it spewed a massive column of ash into the atmosphere.

The volcano, a popular attraction that is known as the Child of Rinjani because it sits within the Mount Rinjani caldera, erupted without warning on Tuesday afternoon, delaying flights from the international airport on nearby Bali. The ash column reached 2,000 meters (6,560 feet).

Heronimus Guru, deputy operations chief at Indonesia's Search and Rescue Agency, said Wednesday that the remaining tourists, about 50 people who are mostly foreigners, were heading down the mountain.

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]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:21:48 -0600 <![CDATA[Golden milk is a sweet treat]]> http://gazette.com/golden-milk-is-a-sweet-treat/article/1586523?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/golden-milk-is-a-sweet-treat/article/1586523?custom_click=rss

Turmeric, the day-glow Indian spice, is one of the hotter ingredients around at the moment - and turmeric latte, or "golden milk," is a delicious recipe for incorporating it into your diet.

A mild spice, turmeric in its powdered form can be added to most things unobtrusively. At home, when cooking Indian food, we use it in its powdered version in every main meal a quarter of a teaspoon at a time. In small quantities, you barely notice the flavor. It's mild, mellow and earthy.

Infused into warm milk, like in this turmeric latte, it tastes sweet and zingy. For me (and many Indians), it is the taste of childhood, of a few days off school, tucked up in bed and being looked after.

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]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:05 -0600 <![CDATA[It's a smart substitution for ground beef, and it's nuts]]> http://gazette.com/its-a-smart-substitution-for-ground-beef-and-its-nuts/article/1586524?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/its-a-smart-substitution-for-ground-beef-and-its-nuts/article/1586524?custom_click=rss

When I was a kid, ground beef tacos were on my mother's regular dinner rotation. Any time-stressed cook knows why: All she had to do was fry up some ground beef, grate some cheese, chop an onion and set out bowls of all those plus some salsa, sour cream and taco shells, and let her kids make their own.

Is there an equivalent vegetarian taco filling, something as easy and satisfying? I think I've found it: coarsely ground and heavily spiced walnuts, whose crumbly texture resembles that of ground beef.

The filling is raw - in fact, it's a thing in vegan cooking circles - and requires nothing more than to be blitzed together in a food processor.

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]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:05 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area cooking classes and events starting Sept. 28, 2016]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-cooking-classes-and-events-starting-sept.-28-2016/article/1586559?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-cooking-classes-and-events-starting-sept.-28-2016/article/1586559?custom_click=rss WHAT'S COOKING

CLASSES

ONGOING

The French Kitchen - 2515 Oak Hills Drive. Call for cost. Registration: 694-4016, tfkcc.com. - Soups 1, 9 a.m.-noon or 5:30- 8:30 p.m. Friday. - Teatime, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 6. The Seasoned Chef - 999 Jasmine St., Suite 100, Denver. Registration: 1-303-377-3222, theseasonedchef.com. - Signature Fish and Seafood Favorites, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Monday, $85. - Marvelous Meals in Minutes: Under Pressure, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 5, $79.

EVENTS

THURSDAY

Portuguese Wine Dinner - Jake and Telly's Greek Taverna, 2616 W. Colorado Ave., Suite 24. Call for times and costs. Reservations: 633-0406.

National Coffee Day - Medium cup of coffee for 66 cents, local Dunkin' Donuts

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]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:02 -0600 <![CDATA[An end-of-summer soup]]> http://gazette.com/an-end-of-summer-soup/article/1586525?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/an-end-of-summer-soup/article/1586525?custom_click=rss

With the lingering summer warmth and the plethora of garden vegetables at the market, this shoulder season calls for something fresh and light for dinner. But the cooler nights and demanding daily routines that have set in beckon for something comforting and filling that can be made in advance.

This soup of fresh corn, succulent crab meat, colorful vegetables and herbs has it all covered.

The corn, which gives the soup a golden, hearty base and delightful sweetness, is used in multiple ways. Some of the kernels are pureed to provide a sumptuous creaminess, while the rest are left whole to add texture and chew; the cobs are simmered in chicken broth before being discarded, to extract the full depth of the vegetable's flavor.

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]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 04:55:14 -0600 <![CDATA[Wine Guy: Look "Down Under" for over-the-top value]]> http://gazette.com/wine-guy-look-down-under-for-over-the-top-value/article/1586529?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/wine-guy-look-down-under-for-over-the-top-value/article/1586529?custom_click=rss

Sometimes overlooked, wines of the Southern Hemisphere are worthy of attention, especially from consumers looking for value.

New Zealand wine has exploded in popularity in the U.S. in recent years, mostly on the strength of its unique style of sauvignon blanc, now second in the U.S. among imported varietal wines.

New Zealand wines include:

- 2015 Giesen Sauvignon Blanc ($15). This well-regarded winery from Marlborough has fashioned a wine that displays light touches of green fruits (gooseberry and lime) with a crisp finish.

- 2014 Kim Crawford Unoaked Chardonnay ($17). The fourth largest wine brand priced above $14 in the U.S. here expresses tropical and citrus fruits unencumbered by oak, yet still with enjoyable

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]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 04:55:02 -0600 <![CDATA[New public viewing area of state's largest gold mine opens in Teller County]]> http://gazette.com/new-public-viewing-area-of-states-largest-gold-mine-opens-in-teller-county/article/1586360?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/new-public-viewing-area-of-states-largest-gold-mine-opens-in-teller-county/article/1586360?custom_click=rss

A public view of a gold mining pit that's 3,500 wide, 4,500 feet long and nearly 600 feet deep will be unveiled Tuesday at the state's largest gold mine, the Cripple Creek-Victor Gold Mining Co.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Grassy Valley Mining Overlook will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday on Teller County Road 82, between Colorado Highway 67 and Teller County Road 81.

"It will be a great opportunity for people to have an active view of mining operations and be able to see the equipment from a safe access," said Lisa Becker, external relations manager for Newmont Mining Corp., which owns the mine.

Onlookers can watch the activity of the Wild Horse Extension Surface Mine, including mammoth 250-ton haul trucks, excavating



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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:32:47 -0600
<![CDATA[3 Legislature seats filled for possible Vegas stadium vote]]> http://gazette.com/3-legislature-seats-filled-for-possible-vegas-stadium-vote/article/feed/403245?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/3-legislature-seats-filled-for-possible-vegas-stadium-vote/article/feed/403245?custom_click=rss

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Three people whose votes could determine whether a nearly $2 billion stadium is built to lure the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas were appointed Tuesday to vacant seats in the Nevada Legislature.

The three northern Nevada residents, including a former Stanford football player, will join other state lawmakers for a special session the governor is expected to convene next month to consider raising hotel room taxes in the Las Vegas area to help finance a 65,000-seat, domed stadium that could be home to the NFL team.

The current informal proposal on the table would tax only hotel guests in Las Vegas and Clark County, with no direct impact on Washoe County, Reno or Sparks.

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]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:46:15 -0600 <![CDATA[Advocates say hunts, slaughter threaten Yellowstone bison]]> http://gazette.com/advocates-say-hunts-slaughter-threaten-yellowstone-bison/article/feed/403118?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/advocates-say-hunts-slaughter-threaten-yellowstone-bison/article/feed/403118?custom_click=rss HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife advocacy groups are suing to force the U.S. government to look again at whether the hunting and slaughter of bison that wander outside of Yellowstone National Park threaten the survival of one of the last genetically pure populations of the national mammal.

Buffalo Field Campaign, Western Watersheds Project and Friends of Animals filed the lawsuit against the Interior Department and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Monday in U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia. They are asking a judge to order federal wildlife officials to re-examine whether the Yellowstone bison should be listed as a threatened or endangered species.

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]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:10:52 -0600 <![CDATA[The Latest: California bars travel to protest anti-gay laws]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-california-bars-travel-to-protest-anti-gay-laws/article/feed/403231?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-california-bars-travel-to-protest-anti-gay-laws/article/feed/403231?custom_click=rss SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on action by California Gov. Jerry Brown (all times local):

4 p.m.

California will limit publicly funded travel to states that have laws restricting the rights of gay and transgender people under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

The Democratic governor said Tuesday he's approving AB1887.

The bill by Democratic Assemblyman Evan Low of Campbell bars non-essential travel to states with laws that sanction or require discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

It also blocks California state agencies from requiring their employees to travel to those states. The bill applies to state agencies and the University of California

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]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:05:49 -0600 <![CDATA[Earl Grey lemon teacakes offer dessert without much guilt]]> http://gazette.com/earl-grey-lemon-teacakes-offer-dessert-without-much-guilt/article/1586460?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/earl-grey-lemon-teacakes-offer-dessert-without-much-guilt/article/1586460?custom_click=rss

I love dessert. I also love being healthy. So over the years, I've created some great strategies for getting some dessert in my life while also honoring my body, which frankly does not need as much sugar as my palate seems to crave.

If you (or your family) loves baked goods too, go ahead and preheat that oven and listen in - I've got some tips for keeping dessert alive while staying reasonable.

First: Make your own. I have a lot more leeway with homemade treats than with the packaged and processed versions from the store.



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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:17:11 -0600
<![CDATA[Rebounding state parks system plans to add 100 rental cabins]]> http://gazette.com/rebounding-state-parks-system-plans-to-add-100-rental-cabins/article/feed/403155?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rebounding-state-parks-system-plans-to-add-100-rental-cabins/article/feed/403155?custom_click=rss

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's rebounding state parks system plans to more than quadruple the number of rental cabins at parks statewide, one of several major projects on the drawing board to improve and expand parks facilities less than a decade after the system struggled to keep parks open during the Great Recession.

A legislative oversight committee's recent endorsement of the plan set the stage for Arizona State Parks to solicit proposals from private vendors for 100 additional cabins at six parks.

The plan would have the park system pay a fraction of the cabins' up-front costs, with most of the costs paid by a vendor who would provide the cabins. The state and the vendor then would share the rental revenue.

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]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:13:10 -0600 <![CDATA[Live Well: What is ChiRunning? How can it heal, prevent running injuries?]]> http://gazette.com/live-well-what-is-chirunning-how-can-it-heal-prevent-running-injuries/article/1586461?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/live-well-what-is-chirunning-how-can-it-heal-prevent-running-injuries/article/1586461?custom_click=rss

When it comes to running, there's a wide gap between Phoebe on "Friends" and Olympic star Allyson Felix.

You might recall the former's outlandish technique that involved thrashing her arms and legs as she maneuvered through New York's Central Park. I'm a far cry from that, but I also know my running (OK, more like jogging or maybe slogging) form leaves a lot to be desired.

When I stumbled across ChiRunning, I was intrigued. I like chi, or what Eastern disciplines identify as life force energy (and what yogis call prana), and I used to like running until it gifted me with plantar fasciitis and bunions and made my knees ache anytime I used stairs.



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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:59:54 -0600
<![CDATA[3 contractors picked for Penn Station overhaul]]> http://gazette.com/3-contractors-picked-for-penn-station-overhaul/article/feed/403169?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/3-contractors-picked-for-penn-station-overhaul/article/feed/403169?custom_click=rss NEW YORK (AP) — Three contractors have been picked to work on the expansion and transformation of Manhattan's Penn Station, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday, a key step in the construction of what he called a "world class, 21st-century transportation hub."

The three companies selected for the work are Skanska AB, Vornado Realty LP and Related Companies.

The project involves redeveloping the historic Farley Post Office into the 255,000-square-foot Moynihan Train Hall to serve passengers on Amtrak and Long Island Rail Road trains. The facility will also have substantial office and retail space.

Plans are also underway to overhaul the existing Penn Station. In January, the state projected the combined project

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]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:46:22 -0600 <![CDATA[Lawmaker seeks safeguards for Yellowstone-area grizzly hunts]]> http://gazette.com/lawmaker-seeks-safeguards-for-yellowstone-area-grizzly-hunts/article/feed/403117?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/lawmaker-seeks-safeguards-for-yellowstone-area-grizzly-hunts/article/feed/403117?custom_click=rss BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A high-ranking Democratic lawmaker says he opposes removing federal protections for Yellowstone-area grizzly bears without more stringent restrictions on future hunts for the animals.

A decision on protections for grizzlies in the Yellowstone region of Montana, Wyoming and Idaho is expected by year's end.

U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva said in a Tuesday letter to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Director Dan Ashe that he wants grizzly hunting prohibited in areas adjacent to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.

The Arizona lawmaker is the ranking Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee.

He says he's heard concerns from parks administrators that state-sponsored hunting could kill bears that

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]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:10:14 -0600 <![CDATA[Unhappy Target customers send strong message on pill bottles]]> http://gazette.com/unhappy-target-customers-send-strong-message-on-pill-bottles/article/feed/402997?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/unhappy-target-customers-send-strong-message-on-pill-bottles/article/feed/402997?custom_click=rss

Longtime customers of Target's pharmacies are finding a change in pill bottle design hard to swallow.

After CVS began operating Target's drugstores earlier this year, distraught customers have been asking — in some cases begging — the drugstore chain to bring back the retailer's red prescription bottles, which came with color-coded rings, labeling on the top and prescription information that was easier to read.

Some customers also took more drastic steps.

Vivian Ruth Sawyer went fishing through her trash to rescue the old Target bottles soon after opening her stapled prescription bag to find the dowdy, white-capped amber vials that are common in most medicine cabinets.

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]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:24:43 -0600 <![CDATA[Iraq opens new antiquities museum in Basra]]> http://gazette.com/iraq-opens-new-antiquities-museum-in-basra/article/feed/402959?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/iraq-opens-new-antiquities-museum-in-basra/article/feed/402959?custom_click=rss

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq opened a new antiquities museum in the southern city of Basra on Tuesday with pottery, coins and other artifacts dating back more than 2,000 years.

Only one hall was opened due to a shortage of funds, Qahtan al-Obaid, the museum director, told The Associated Press by telephone. It will showcase artifacts dating back to 400 B.C. that tell the history of the oil-rich city on the Persian Gulf.

He said there are plans to open other wings that would exhibit Babylonian, Assyrian and Sumerian artifacts from across Iraq dating back to 3,300 B.C. Iraq is currently in the grip of an economic crisis linked to the plunge in global oil prices and the war against the Islamic State group.

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]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:50:40 -0600 <![CDATA[Qatar to set up desert tent camp to house World Cup fans]]> http://gazette.com/qatar-to-set-up-desert-tent-camp-to-house-world-cup-fans/article/feed/402956?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/qatar-to-set-up-desert-tent-camp-to-house-world-cup-fans/article/feed/402956?custom_click=rss DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The committee organizing the 2022 World Cup in Qatar plans to try out a "fan village" that could house up to 2,000 soccer spectators in Arabian desert tents.

The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy said Tuesday it is seeking bids to develop a pilot project near the Sealine Beach resort south of the capital, Doha.

It will offer different types of accommodation in 350 temporary tents and 300 permanent tents, along with big viewing screens and other entertainment options. A total of five fan villages could eventually be built.

Qatar is racing to build hotels and other infrastructure needed to host the games. Visitor accommodation in Qatar is currently dominated by higher-end hotel

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