<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life >> travel]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life/travel Mon, 02 May 2016 19:29:16 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Cleveland delays tearing down gazebo where Tamir Rice killed]]> http://gazette.com/cleveland-delays-tearing-down-gazebo-where-tamir-rice-killed/article/feed/344386?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cleveland-delays-tearing-down-gazebo-where-tamir-rice-killed/article/feed/344386?custom_click=rss

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland has agreed to a request from the Smithsonian's new African-American history museum to delay the demolition of a gazebo where 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot to death by police.

City officials decided Monday to hold off on demolition for 30 days.

Workers expected to begin dismantling the structure this week. It became a makeshift memorial after Rice's death in 2014, which became part of a national outcry over fatal confrontations between black people and white police officers. Rice, who was black, was playing with a pellet gun when a white rookie patrolman, responding to a call about a man waving a gun, fatally shot him.

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]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 20:05:12 -0600 <![CDATA[Metallics reigned on Met Gala red carpet]]> http://gazette.com/metallics-reigned-on-met-gala-red-carpet/article/feed/344396?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/metallics-reigned-on-met-gala-red-carpet/article/feed/344396?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — Gladiator-worthy metallics and sparkly embellishments, along with a show of feathers and chunky boots, swept the red carpet at the Met Gala on Monday night.

The event celebrates the Met's new exhibit opening Thursday, "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology," which celebrates the convergence of man and machine.

Who better to take on that vibe than Lady Gaga, in towering platform shoes, fishnet stockings and a silvery Versace bodysuit paired with an equally silvery short jacket.

Grande dame Anna Wintour was the first to arrive, in a fringed, white body-hugging gown by Chanel. She acknowledged her life is not a great example of the evening's theme.

"Me? I can't cook.

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]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 19:25:25 -0600 <![CDATA[The Might of Mickey: Orlando still top US destination]]> http://gazette.com/the-might-of-mickey-orlando-still-top-us-destination/article/feed/344271?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-might-of-mickey-orlando-still-top-us-destination/article/feed/344271?custom_click=rss ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It's a crowded world after all — at least in Orlando's hotels and theme parks.

Tourism officials announced Monday that the number of visitors coming to Orlando last year jumped 5.5 percent to more than 66 million visitors.

That figure sets a record for tourists in Orlando and helps the central Florida city hang onto its bragging rights as the top tourist destination in the United States for the second year in a row.

The head of Orlando's tourist marketing bureau says a combination of factors contributed to the increase, including momentum from new theme park rides that had opened the previous year, such as Universal Studios' Harry Potter ride, Diagon Alley, and Walt Disney World's revamped Fanta

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]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 15:47:55 -0600 <![CDATA[Outrage over college's plans to sell political memorabilia]]> http://gazette.com/outrage-over-colleges-plans-to-sell-political-memorabilia/article/feed/344040?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/outrage-over-colleges-plans-to-sell-political-memorabilia/article/feed/344040?custom_click=rss

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — One of America's largest troves of political and campaign memorabilia is headed for the auction block, spurring protests from some who do not want to see it divided up and sold to private collectors.

The University of Hartford plans to hire an auction house and sell off more than 70,000 items, many of them donated by the late J. Doyle DeWitt, a former chairman of the Connecticut-based Travelers Cos. who spent decades amassing letters from presidents, campaign posters, buttons and advertisements dating to the 18th century.

The artifacts include a pin worn by George Washington at his inauguration and torchlights used by a political group, The Wide Awakes, which marched at night in northern states during

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]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 15:21:44 -0600 <![CDATA[Cheering Cubans greet first cruise ship from US in decades]]> http://gazette.com/cheering-cubans-greet-first-cruise-ship-from-us-in-decades/article/feed/344118?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cheering-cubans-greet-first-cruise-ship-from-us-in-decades/article/feed/344118?custom_click=rss

HAVANA (AP) — Greeted with rum drinks and salsa dancers, the first passengers to cruise from the U.S. to Cuba in nearly 40 years streamed Monday into a crowd cheering the rebirth of commercial travel on waters that served as a stage for a half-century of Cold War hostility.

Many watching the festive arrival praised a Cuban government decision to drop a longstanding ban on Cuban-born people returning to their homeland by sea, a step that allowed 16 Cuban-Americans to make the journey from Miami.

"This is history," said Mercedes Lopez, a 54-year-old nurse who waited for hours to see Carnival Cruise Line's 704-passenger Adonia pull up to Havana's two-berth cruise terminal. "We Cubans must unite, all of us.

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]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 14:34:43 -0600 <![CDATA[Cruise ship stomach bug: CDC investigates after 97 fall sick]]> http://gazette.com/cruise-ship-stomach-bug-cdc-investigates-after-97-fall-sick/article/feed/344272?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cruise-ship-stomach-bug-cdc-investigates-after-97-fall-sick/article/feed/344272?custom_click=rss ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The CDC is investigating an outbreak of a stomach bug aboard the Disney Wonder cruise ship last week.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 92 passengers and 5 crew members reported falling ill.

The ship had almost 2,700 passengers and almost 1,000 crew members. It left Miami last Wednesday and returned Sunday after going to the Bahamas.

A spokeswoman says Disney Cruise Line implemented added sanitation measures such as continuous cleaning of handrails. Self-service stations at buffets and ice cream stations also were discontinued to limit passenger contact with food.

The ill passengers were confined to their rooms for 24 hours, and cruise activities weren't affected. The

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]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 14:32:49 -0600 <![CDATA[Germany wants to extend border controls for another 6 months]]> http://gazette.com/germany-wants-to-extend-border-controls-for-another-6-months/article/feed/344117?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/germany-wants-to-extend-border-controls-for-another-6-months/article/feed/344117?custom_click=rss

BERLIN (AP) — Germany and some other EU countries are planning to ask the European Commission for an extension of border controls within the Schengen passport-free travel zone for another six months because they fear a new wave of migrants.

Interior Minister Thomas de Maizere's spokesman says a letter is being sent Monday asking for an extension of the controls on the German-Austrian border, which were implemented last year when thousands of migrants crossed into Germany daily.

De Maizere has expressed concern before that an increasing number of migrants will try to reach Europe this summer by crossing the Mediterranean Sea from lawless Libya to Italy, then travel north to Austria and Germany.

Germany registered nearl

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]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 14:18:42 -0600 <![CDATA[Met fashion exhibit explores dialogue between hand, machine]]> http://gazette.com/met-fashion-exhibit-explores-dialogue-between-hand-machine/article/feed/344285?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/met-fashion-exhibit-explores-dialogue-between-hand-machine/article/feed/344285?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, argues Andrew Bolton, the star curator of blockbuster fashion exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, we've all been looking at fashion through a flawed prism. We've assumed, he says, that hand-made garments are better, purer, fancier, more luxurious. And that machine-made garments are inherently inferior, even mediocre.

We're wrong, Bolton says, and his new Met exhibit opening this week, "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology," seeks to prove that the machine is an "equal protagonist" to the hand in creating the best fashions of our recent past, our present and our future.

"To me, it doesn't matter if a good designer makes a garment by hand or by machine," he said in a recent int

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]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 13:58:37 -0600 <![CDATA[National Wrestling Hall of Fame revokes Hastert's awards]]> http://gazette.com/national-wrestling-hall-of-fame-revokes-hasterts-awards/article/feed/344276?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/national-wrestling-hall-of-fame-revokes-hasterts-awards/article/feed/344276?custom_click=rss STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — The National Wrestling Hall of Fame said Monday that it has revoked all honors for Dennis Hastert after the former House speaker was accused of sexually abusing teenagers decades ago.

The Oklahoma-based organization said its Board of Governors approved the revocation after its ethics committee found that Hastert's actions were "detrimental to the ideals and objectives" of the Wrestling Hall of Fame. Executive Director Lee Roy Smith said the organization decided to wait for the outcome of Hastert's criminal case before taking any action.

"In the 40 years since it was founded, the National Wrestling Hall of Fame has never had to remove an individual who had received one of its highest awards," Smith s

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]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 13:54:44 -0600 <![CDATA[Foam Home: Plastic replica of Stonehenge to be relocated]]> http://gazette.com/foam-home-plastic-replica-of-stonehenge-to-be-relocated/article/feed/344156?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/foam-home-plastic-replica-of-stonehenge-to-be-relocated/article/feed/344156?custom_click=rss

NATURAL BRIDGE, Va. (AP) — "Foamhenge," a life-sized plastic foam replica of England's famous Stonehenge monument, has made appearances in TV shows and attracted curious visitors from around the world.

Now, more than a decade after it was installed in Rockbridge County as an April Fool's Day stunt, Foamhenge needs a new home.

Artist Mark Cline must move the monument before Aug. 1 because it sits on property that will become part of the new Natural Bridge State Park, news outlets reported.

Foamhenge, a replica of the configuration of huge, upright stones in Wiltshire, England, has served as a local tourist landmark since it was unveiled 12 years ago.

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]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 13:03:43 -0600 <![CDATA[Olafur Eliasson creates waterfall in Versailles palace show]]> http://gazette.com/olafur-eliasson-creates-waterfall-in-versailles-palace-show/article/feed/344219?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/olafur-eliasson-creates-waterfall-in-versailles-palace-show/article/feed/344219?custom_click=rss

PARIS (AP) — Artist Olafur Eliasson is vowing to turn visitors into explorers in his summer project at the palace of Versailles outside of Paris.

The renowned 49-year old artist, who grew up in Iceland and Denmark, presented his June 7-Oct. 30 exhibition on Monday.

In the palace's famed 17th-century gardens, Eliasson will have three water-related installations. One will create a spectacular waterfall in front of the palace, reviving the initial vision —never realized— of Andre Le Notre, principal gardener to King Louis XIV.

"The waterfall is an attempt to finalize, to make the impossible possible, to make the dreams come true," he said.

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]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 12:24:22 -0600 <![CDATA[Chinese police patrol in Italy to make tourists feel safer]]> http://gazette.com/chinese-police-patrol-in-italy-to-make-tourists-feel-safer/article/feed/344242?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/chinese-police-patrol-in-italy-to-make-tourists-feel-safer/article/feed/344242?custom_click=rss ROME (AP) — Chinese policemen are in Italy to start patrols with Italian officers in Rome and Milan in a two-week experiment.

Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said Monday that the aim is to make Chinese tourists feel safe and noted that it's the first time China sent police to Europe for such a project.

Starting Tuesday, two Chinese uniformed policemen will patrol with Italian counterparts in Rome, while two others will patrol with Italian police in Milan. For the second week, the Chinese will switch cities.

The Chinese, who speak Italian, received training from Italian officials in Beijing. Three million Chinese tourists visit Italy annually.

Italy has scarcely drawn on its relatively-new immigrant communities

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]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 12:12:54 -0600 <![CDATA[A brokered convention, 3 candidates, 2 factions: GOP in 1880]]> http://gazette.com/a-brokered-convention-3-candidates-2-factions-gop-in-1880/article/feed/344234?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/a-brokered-convention-3-candidates-2-factions-gop-in-1880/article/feed/344234?custom_click=rss

CLEVELAND (AP) — It was a brokered convention with three candidates and two factions. Republican Party leaders hoped for unity, but once the delegates began voting, consensus proved elusive.

Welcome to the presidential nominating convention of 1880. After round upon round of votes, the delegates finally nominated a dark horse from Ohio on the 36th ballot. The candidate nobody saw coming was James A. Garfield, a congressman and Civil War veteran. He went on to win the presidential election.

Garfield was shot by an assassin four months after taking office, and without a legacy, his story has faded.

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]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 11:55:23 -0600 <![CDATA[Guide highlights Native American link to historic Route 66]]> http://gazette.com/guide-highlights-native-american-link-to-historic-route-66/article/feed/344197?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/guide-highlights-native-american-link-to-historic-route-66/article/feed/344197?custom_click=rss

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new story is unfolding along historic Route 66 thanks to a yearlong project coordinated by a tourism group with help from the National Park Service and American Indian tribes along America's Mother Road.

The result is a guidebook and website detailing the histories of more than two dozen tribal communities along the 2,400-mile byway and their relationship to the road that helped change the West.

Stretching from Chicago to California, more than half the route cuts through Indian Country.

Those behind the project say their work is aimed at filling the gap between reality and the stereotypes once used to lure travelers along the route, from the billboards that featured Indian figures wearing wa

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]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 10:55:10 -0600 <![CDATA[Great Smoky Mountains National Park 2015 benefits released]]> http://gazette.com/great-smoky-mountains-national-park-2015-benefits-released/article/feed/344087?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/great-smoky-mountains-national-park-2015-benefits-released/article/feed/344087?custom_click=rss GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — The National Park Service says Great Smoky Mountains National Park provided nearly $874 million in economic benefit to communities near the park last year and supported more than 13,000 jobs in the area.

A report from the National Park Service said more than 10.7 million visitors traveled to the park and spent time in local communities for lodging, meals and entertainment.

Nationwide, the report said there was $16.9 billion of spending by 307.2 million park visitors in communities within 60 miles of a national park. The spending supported 295,000 jobs nationally, with a cumulative benefit to the U.S. economy of $32 billion.

An interactive tool and the report are available online at https://www

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]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 10:30:05 -0600 <![CDATA[Best of the Springs: Top 10 bed and breakfasts]]> http://gazette.com/best-of-the-springs-top-10-bed-and-breakfasts/article/1574879?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/best-of-the-springs-top-10-bed-and-breakfasts/article/1574879?custom_click=rss

Here is a list of the Pikes Peak region's best bed and breakfasts, using reader voting from the Best of the Springs magazine and TripAdvisor.com rankings.

For the list of all the 2016 Best of the Springs winners visit: thebestofthesprings.

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<![CDATA[Colorado travel calendar starting May 1, 2016]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-travel-calendar-starting-may-1-2016/article/1575164?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-travel-calendar-starting-may-1-2016/article/1575164?custom_click=rss Colorado Calendar

Be sure to call before you go. Many events are free; some charge admission or require tickets. Events are subject to change. Phone numbers without a designated area code are 719.

Friday - Durango, Narrow Gauge Day, music, food and more, Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad; durango.org.

Friday-May 8 - Hotchkiss, Sheep Camp Stock Dog Trials; deltacounty colorado.com.

May 8 - Pueblo, Free Day, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., free admission; sdc-arts.org.

May 9-11 - Denver, Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 6:40 p.m. May 9 and 10, 1:10 p.m. May 11, Coors Field, 2001 Black St.; coloradorockies.com.

May 14 - Denver, Valverde

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Colorado Calendar

Be sure to call before you go. Many events are free; some charge admission or require tickets. Events are subject to change. Phone numbers without a designated area code are 719.

Sunday - Durango, Home and Ranch Show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., La Plata County Fairgrounds; durangohrs.com.

Sunday - Pueblo, Steel City of Lights: An International Sculpture Day, 7 p.m., Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave.; sdc-arts.org.

Monday-Thursday - Denver, Colorado Rockies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 6:40 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 1:10 p.m. Thursday, Coors Field, 2001 Black St.; coloradorockies.com.

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<![CDATA[Colorado travel calendar starting April 17, 2016]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-travel-calendar-starting-april-17-2016/article/1574300?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-travel-calendar-starting-april-17-2016/article/1574300?custom_click=rss Colorado Calendar

Be sure to call before you go. Many events are free; some charge admission or require tickets. Events are subject to change. Phone numbers without a designated area code are 719.

Sunday - Salida, Chaffee County Home & Garden Show, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Chaffee County Fairgrounds, 10165 County Road 120; buenavista colorado.org.

Sunday - Gunnison, Headwaters Poetry Festival, Gunnison Center for the Arts; gunnisoncrestedbutte.com.

Saturday - Grand Junction, Southwest Arborfest, entertainment, food, demonstrations and more, noon- 5 p.m., Lincoln Park; visitgrand junction.com.

Saturday- Loveland, Mixed

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