<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life >> travel]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life/travel Fri, 27 Mar 2015 02:22:04 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Arkansas House backs changes to lottery-funded scholarships]]> http://gazette.com/arkansas-house-backs-changes-to-lottery-funded-scholarships/article/feed/217767?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/arkansas-house-backs-changes-to-lottery-funded-scholarships/article/feed/217767?custom_click=rss LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas House has approved two major changes to the way lottery-funded scholarships are awarded.

By a 64-23 vote, the House approved legislation that would cut the scholarships incoming freshmen would receive and base eligibility solely on standardized testing. A separate proposal to award the scholarships based on the number of credit hours earned by college students was approved on a 77-0 vote.

Both measures head to the Senate. The bill changing eligibility would take effect in the 2016-2017 school year, and the sponsor of the other measure said he'll amend it to take effect at the same time.

Arkansas voters approved the lottery in 2008 to raise money for scholarships.

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]]> LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas House has approved two major changes to the way lottery-funded scholarships are awarded.

By a 64-23 vote, the House approved legislation that would cut the scholarships incoming freshmen would receive and base eligibility solely on standardized testing. A separate proposal to award the scholarships based on the number of credit hours earned by college students was approved on a 77-0 vote.

Both measures head to the Senate. The bill changing eligibility would take effect in the 2016-2017 school year, and the sponsor of the other measure said he'll amend it to take effect at the same time.

Arkansas voters approved the lottery in 2008 to raise money for scholarships.]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:30:47 -0600 <![CDATA[Mexico double-transplant patient eyes US humanitarian entry]]> http://gazette.com/mexico-double-transplant-patient-eyes-us-humanitarian-entry/article/feed/217485?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mexico-double-transplant-patient-eyes-us-humanitarian-entry/article/feed/217485?custom_click=rss

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A young Mexican man who is urgently trying to travel to the Mayo Clinic for a double-organ transplant has filed a third application for entry into the United States after twice being denied a visa.

Jose Chua, 20, who suffers from a life-threatening condition, was turned down Tuesday for the second time for a tourist visa, the normal manner in which foreigners seek medical treatment in the U.S.

The U.S. Department of State has not explained why, citing visa applications as confidential.

Chua was born with only one ventricle in his heart, causing circulation problems that mean blood reaches only one of the four chambers.

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]]> MEXICO CITY (AP) — A young Mexican man who is urgently trying to travel to the Mayo Clinic for a double-organ transplant has filed a third application for entry into the United States after twice being denied a visa.

Jose Chua, 20, who suffers from a life-threatening condition, was turned down Tuesday for the second time for a tourist visa, the normal manner in which foreigners seek medical treatment in the U.S.

The U.S. Department of State has not explained why, citing visa applications as confidential.

Chua was born with only one ventricle in his heart, causing circulation problems that mean blood reaches only one of the four chambers.]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:45:55 -0600 <![CDATA[Mentally stable at 38,000 feet: Can you trust your pilot?]]> http://gazette.com/mentally-stable-at-38000-feet-can-you-trust-your-pilot/article/feed/217748?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mentally-stable-at-38000-feet-can-you-trust-your-pilot/article/feed/217748?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — Airline pilots are supposed to be the ones we trust.

They greet us at the door of the plane in their crisp, military-style uniforms, then welcome us aboard with that familiar soothing drawl over the PA system as we buckle ourselves in. When there's turbulence, they offer reassurance. And when the plane safely touches down, they invite us to fly with them again.

Now, that feeling of security has taken a hit.

Investigators say the co-pilot of a Germanwings airliner locked the pilot out of the cockpit and deliberately crashed the jet in the French Alps, killing all 150 people aboard.

"In the near term, pilots will be looked at with a bit more suspicion," said former US Airways pilot John M.

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]]> NEW YORK (AP) — Airline pilots are supposed to be the ones we trust.

They greet us at the door of the plane in their crisp, military-style uniforms, then welcome us aboard with that familiar soothing drawl over the PA system as we buckle ourselves in. When there's turbulence, they offer reassurance. And when the plane safely touches down, they invite us to fly with them again.

Now, that feeling of security has taken a hit.

Investigators say the co-pilot of a Germanwings airliner locked the pilot out of the cockpit and deliberately crashed the jet in the French Alps, killing all 150 people aboard.

"In the near term, pilots will be looked at with a bit more suspicion," said former US Airways pilot John M.]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:46:10 -0600 <![CDATA[Gazette travel: A taste of India]]> By Mark Reis mark.reis@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/gazette-travel-a-taste-of-india/article/1548373?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/gazette-travel-a-taste-of-india/article/1548373?custom_click=rss

India is almost too much.

A trek through the country offers an all-out assault on the senses, with overpowering smells, tastes and colors, and constant noise, congestion and chaos. Its beauty and people, though, make it a photographer's dream - especially a photographer who prefers things over the top.

I don't normally track the number of photos I take, but on this two-week trip I fired off more than 10,000 frames. India is bursting with vibrant visual treats and its people are welcoming and incredibly open to photography.

An assignment teaching photography brought me to northern India. The tour was led by Mahan Rishi Singh Khalsa, an American Sikh, and offered a steady course of spirituality as well as a photographic



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India is almost too much.

A trek through the country offers an all-out assault on the senses, with overpowering smells, tastes and colors, and constant noise, congestion and chaos. Its beauty and people, though, make it a photographer's dream - especially a photographer who prefers things over the top.

I don't normally track the number of photos I take, but on this two-week trip I fired off more than 10,000 frames. India is bursting with vibrant visual treats and its people are welcoming and incredibly open to photography.

An assignment teaching photography brought me to northern India. The tour was led by Mahan Rishi Singh Khalsa, an American Sikh, and offered a steady course of spirituality as well as a photographic

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<![CDATA[Tribe turns to international commission in ski resort fight]]> http://gazette.com/tribe-turns-to-international-commission-in-ski-resort-fight/article/feed/217668?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/tribe-turns-to-international-commission-in-ski-resort-fight/article/feed/217668?custom_click=rss

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation has turned to an international human rights commission that has dealt with death penalty cases and foreign killings in its effort to draw attention to a northern Arizona mountain that tribes consider sacred.

Getting the case considered by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights could be a long shot.

Between 80 percent and 90 percent of the petitions the Washington, D.C.-based commission receives are rejected because they do not comply with requirements, such as exhausting all remedies in the domestic justice systems, commission spokeswoman Maria Isabel Rivero said.

More than 9,000 petitions are awaiting an initial study that often takes years, including 310 filed from wi

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]]> FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation has turned to an international human rights commission that has dealt with death penalty cases and foreign killings in its effort to draw attention to a northern Arizona mountain that tribes consider sacred.

Getting the case considered by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights could be a long shot.

Between 80 percent and 90 percent of the petitions the Washington, D.C.-based commission receives are rejected because they do not comply with requirements, such as exhausting all remedies in the domestic justice systems, commission spokeswoman Maria Isabel Rivero said.

More than 9,000 petitions are awaiting an initial study that often takes years, including 310 filed from wi]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:16:49 -0600 <![CDATA[Denver Art Museum offers free admission to kids]]> http://gazette.com/denver-art-museum-offers-free-admission-to-kids/article/feed/217612?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/denver-art-museum-offers-free-admission-to-kids/article/feed/217612?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — Every day is now a free day for kids at the Denver Art Museum.

Anyone 18 and under— whether on a school trip or visiting on their own — can now get into the museum for free. The museum says it will also help pay for school bus trips to the museum and offer $5 youth tickets to its special exhibitions.

The Free for Kids program, announced Wednesday, is being funded by Kaiser Permanente Colorado and museum board member Scott (RYE-man) Reiman, the founder of the private investment company Hexagon.

Some other art museums across the country, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, also offer free admission to children of varying ages.

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]]> DENVER (AP) — Every day is now a free day for kids at the Denver Art Museum.

Anyone 18 and under— whether on a school trip or visiting on their own — can now get into the museum for free. The museum says it will also help pay for school bus trips to the museum and offer $5 youth tickets to its special exhibitions.

The Free for Kids program, announced Wednesday, is being funded by Kaiser Permanente Colorado and museum board member Scott (RYE-man) Reiman, the founder of the private investment company Hexagon.

Some other art museums across the country, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, also offer free admission to children of varying ages.]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:47:31 -0600 <![CDATA[Vermont House defeats $2 hotel occupancy fee]]> http://gazette.com/vermont-house-defeats-2-hotel-occupancy-fee/article/feed/217618?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/vermont-house-defeats-2-hotel-occupancy-fee/article/feed/217618?custom_click=rss MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont House has soundly rejected a proposal to raise about $10 million in new revenue with new $2 occupancy fee on hotel rooms.

Rep. Susan Davis of Washington proposed the amendment as part of a revenue bill, saying the money would enable the state to avoid layoffs of up to 350 state workers.

Reps. Oliver Olsen of Londonderry and Heidi Scheuermann ('Sherman') of Stowe — both from tourism-dependent areas of the state — spoke against the hotel charge, saying that it would hurt Vermont's lodging industry in the face of global competition for tourism dollars.

The 124-to-16 vote against the measure was one of the first tallies in what's expected to be a long day of House debate on tax and s

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]]> MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont House has soundly rejected a proposal to raise about $10 million in new revenue with new $2 occupancy fee on hotel rooms.

Rep. Susan Davis of Washington proposed the amendment as part of a revenue bill, saying the money would enable the state to avoid layoffs of up to 350 state workers.

Reps. Oliver Olsen of Londonderry and Heidi Scheuermann ('Sherman') of Stowe — both from tourism-dependent areas of the state — spoke against the hotel charge, saying that it would hurt Vermont's lodging industry in the face of global competition for tourism dollars.

The 124-to-16 vote against the measure was one of the first tallies in what's expected to be a long day of House debate on tax and s]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:15:56 -0600 <![CDATA[Teton motorists asked to be careful of migrating wildlife]]> http://gazette.com/teton-motorists-asked-to-be-careful-of-migrating-wildlife/article/feed/217470?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/teton-motorists-asked-to-be-careful-of-migrating-wildlife/article/feed/217470?custom_click=rss MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Motorists in and around Grand Teton National Park are being asked to be cautious over the next few weeks as wildlife migrate from wintering areas toward summer ranges.

Park officials say that with the receding snowpack, elk on the National Elk Refuge have begun to fan out across the sagebrush flats north of the Gros Ventre River. Various other groups of elk can be found scattered across the area.

In addition, several moose are roaming the sage flats between the Gros Ventre Junction and Moose Junction. And bison and mule deer will soon be migrating to their summer ranges.

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]]> MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Motorists in and around Grand Teton National Park are being asked to be cautious over the next few weeks as wildlife migrate from wintering areas toward summer ranges.

Park officials say that with the receding snowpack, elk on the National Elk Refuge have begun to fan out across the sagebrush flats north of the Gros Ventre River. Various other groups of elk can be found scattered across the area.

In addition, several moose are roaming the sage flats between the Gros Ventre Junction and Moose Junction. And bison and mule deer will soon be migrating to their summer ranges.]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:31:07 -0600 <![CDATA[House committee approves bill to reopen mining museum]]> http://gazette.com/house-committee-approves-bill-to-reopen-mining-museum/article/feed/217331?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/house-committee-approves-bill-to-reopen-mining-museum/article/feed/217331?custom_click=rss PHOENIX (AP) — A House committee has passed a bill to reopen the Mining and Mineral Museum that closed in 2011.

The proposal by Republican Sen. Gail Griffin of Hereford transfers the stewardship of the museum from the Arizona Historical Society to the Arizona Geological Survey.

The bill allocates more than $428,000 for operation and maintenance costs in the budget year beginning July 1.

Griffin says the Arizona Historical Society is already spending money earmarked for the museum on the empty building so it might as well use it to educate children and adults.

Legislative analysts estimate reopening the museum could cost more than $2 million.

The House Appropriations Committee passed Senate Bill 1200 on a 1

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]]> PHOENIX (AP) — A House committee has passed a bill to reopen the Mining and Mineral Museum that closed in 2011.

The proposal by Republican Sen. Gail Griffin of Hereford transfers the stewardship of the museum from the Arizona Historical Society to the Arizona Geological Survey.

The bill allocates more than $428,000 for operation and maintenance costs in the budget year beginning July 1.

Griffin says the Arizona Historical Society is already spending money earmarked for the museum on the empty building so it might as well use it to educate children and adults.

Legislative analysts estimate reopening the museum could cost more than $2 million.

The House Appropriations Committee passed Senate Bill 1200 on a 1]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:15:35 -0600 <![CDATA[Aging LA eyesore to be briefly transformed into work of art]]> http://gazette.com/aging-la-eyesore-to-be-briefly-transformed-into-work-of-art/article/feed/217322?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/aging-la-eyesore-to-be-briefly-transformed-into-work-of-art/article/feed/217322?custom_click=rss LOS ANGELES (AP) — Its days might be numbered, but if LA's seedy, long-abandoned Sunset Pacific Hotel is going out, it will at least be doing so in style.

French experimental artist Vincent Lamouroux plans to bathe the aging Sunset Boulevard structure and its surrounding trees in special white paint starting April 20. The work, titled "Projection," will be unveiled April 26.

"It revisits our existing landscape with new eyes and envisions the building's surfaces as screens for the projections of our desires," the artist said Wednesday in a statement.

But it will only do so for a couple of weeks. Lamouroux plans to use ecologically sensitive materials that will quickly erode, returning the building and its surrounding t

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]]> LOS ANGELES (AP) — Its days might be numbered, but if LA's seedy, long-abandoned Sunset Pacific Hotel is going out, it will at least be doing so in style.

French experimental artist Vincent Lamouroux plans to bathe the aging Sunset Boulevard structure and its surrounding trees in special white paint starting April 20. The work, titled "Projection," will be unveiled April 26.

"It revisits our existing landscape with new eyes and envisions the building's surfaces as screens for the projections of our desires," the artist said Wednesday in a statement.

But it will only do so for a couple of weeks. Lamouroux plans to use ecologically sensitive materials that will quickly erode, returning the building and its surrounding t]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:02:17 -0600 <![CDATA[Icy commute Wednesday for residents in parts of North Dakota]]> http://gazette.com/icy-commute-wednesday-for-residents-in-parts-of-north-dakota/article/feed/217142?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/icy-commute-wednesday-for-residents-in-parts-of-north-dakota/article/feed/217142?custom_click=rss BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Recent freezing rain and snow led to an icy commute for residents in parts of North Dakota.

The state Transportation Department issued a travel alert for the south central and northeastern parts of the state due to the road conditions early Wednesday. The alert meant motorists could still travel but were urged to be aware of the conditions and use caution.

Officials in the Canadian province of Manitoba on Wednesday morning closed a stretch of Highway 75 due to blowing snow and poor visibility. The highway was closed from St. Agatha to the U.S. border, where it becomes Interstate 29. The road was reopened about midday.

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]]> BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Recent freezing rain and snow led to an icy commute for residents in parts of North Dakota.

The state Transportation Department issued a travel alert for the south central and northeastern parts of the state due to the road conditions early Wednesday. The alert meant motorists could still travel but were urged to be aware of the conditions and use caution.

Officials in the Canadian province of Manitoba on Wednesday morning closed a stretch of Highway 75 due to blowing snow and poor visibility. The highway was closed from St. Agatha to the U.S. border, where it becomes Interstate 29. The road was reopened about midday.]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:31:25 -0600 <![CDATA[Take a dive at Natural History Museum, manta ray included]]> http://gazette.com/take-a-dive-at-natural-history-museum-manta-ray-included/article/feed/217179?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/take-a-dive-at-natural-history-museum-manta-ray-included/article/feed/217179?custom_click=rss

LONDON (AP) — If you've ever wanted to see coral reefs but don't fancy getting wet then London's Natural History Museum may be the place for you.

The museum's new show plunges into the underwater world, featuring a "virtual dive" that provides a 180-degree view of five coral reefs controlled by a joystick, including one vista with a manta ray in Komodo Island, Indonesia.

"We know more about outer space than we do about the oceans," said Miranda Lowe, the museum's collections manager for marine invertebrates.

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]]> LONDON (AP) — If you've ever wanted to see coral reefs but don't fancy getting wet then London's Natural History Museum may be the place for you.

The museum's new show plunges into the underwater world, featuring a "virtual dive" that provides a 180-degree view of five coral reefs controlled by a joystick, including one vista with a manta ray in Komodo Island, Indonesia.

"We know more about outer space than we do about the oceans," said Miranda Lowe, the museum's collections manager for marine invertebrates.]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:01:24 -0600 <![CDATA[2 frat members charged in ski resort vandalism waive hearing]]> http://gazette.com/2-frat-members-charged-in-ski-resort-vandalism-waive-hearing/article/feed/217143?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/2-frat-members-charged-in-ski-resort-vandalism-waive-hearing/article/feed/217143?custom_click=rss GAYLORD, Mich. (AP) — Two of three University of Michigan students charged after their fraternity was blamed for widespread vandalism at a ski resort during a wild weekend party in January have waived their initial court hearing.

Sigma Alpha Mu chapter president Joshua Kaplan and Zachary Levin face misdemeanor charges of allowing drug and alcohol use by minors. Their lawyer John Minock says the 19-year-olds waived their arraignment appearance in writing Tuesday and are awaiting their next court date.

The Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News report a third fraternity member who was charged with a felony, malicious destruction of a building, less than $20,000, is awaiting arraignment.

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]]> GAYLORD, Mich. (AP) — Two of three University of Michigan students charged after their fraternity was blamed for widespread vandalism at a ski resort during a wild weekend party in January have waived their initial court hearing.

Sigma Alpha Mu chapter president Joshua Kaplan and Zachary Levin face misdemeanor charges of allowing drug and alcohol use by minors. Their lawyer John Minock says the 19-year-olds waived their arraignment appearance in writing Tuesday and are awaiting their next court date.

The Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News report a third fraternity member who was charged with a felony, malicious destruction of a building, less than $20,000, is awaiting arraignment.]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 07:01:16 -0600 <![CDATA[Investment firm to acquire Madison-based water park chain]]> http://gazette.com/investment-firm-to-acquire-madison-based-water-park-chain/article/feed/217074?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/investment-firm-to-acquire-madison-based-water-park-chain/article/feed/217074?custom_click=rss MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin-based indoor water park chain is being sold to a private investment firm in New York City.

Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. announced Tuesday that it has entered into an agreement with an affiliate of Centerbridge Partners, LP. Although the terms of the deal haven't been disclosed, the company was purchased three years ago by Apollo Global Management for $798 million.

Great Wolf currently operates 12 indoor water park chains across the U.S. and Canada under the Great Wolf Lodge name. Another chain is under construction in California.

A spokeswoman tells the Wisconsin State Journal that the ownership change isn't expected to impact jobs in Madison, where the company's headquarters are located.

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]]> MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin-based indoor water park chain is being sold to a private investment firm in New York City.

Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. announced Tuesday that it has entered into an agreement with an affiliate of Centerbridge Partners, LP. Although the terms of the deal haven't been disclosed, the company was purchased three years ago by Apollo Global Management for $798 million.

Great Wolf currently operates 12 indoor water park chains across the U.S. and Canada under the Great Wolf Lodge name. Another chain is under construction in California.

A spokeswoman tells the Wisconsin State Journal that the ownership change isn't expected to impact jobs in Madison, where the company's headquarters are located.]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 02:16:17 -0600 <![CDATA[Lawsuit says Las Vegas Strip casinos hid resort fees]]> http://gazette.com/lawsuit-says-las-vegas-strip-casinos-hid-resort-fees/article/feed/217034?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/lawsuit-says-las-vegas-strip-casinos-hid-resort-fees/article/feed/217034?custom_click=rss LAS VEGAS (AP) — A class action lawsuit filed in a California federal court alleges The Venetian and The Palazzo casino-resorts hid daily resort fees from travelers booking rooms at the Las Vegas Strip properties.

The lawsuit filed earlier this month said Benjamin Brin of Studio City in Southern California booked a three-night stay at The Venetian last June but the nightly $209 room rate didn't include the daily resort fee. There was no mention of it until Brin received an emailed reservation confirmation that noted the fee would be added to each night's stay, the lawsuit said.

A spokesman for Las Vegas Sands which owns the casinos declined to comment on the lawsuit.

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]]> LAS VEGAS (AP) — A class action lawsuit filed in a California federal court alleges The Venetian and The Palazzo casino-resorts hid daily resort fees from travelers booking rooms at the Las Vegas Strip properties.

The lawsuit filed earlier this month said Benjamin Brin of Studio City in Southern California booked a three-night stay at The Venetian last June but the nightly $209 room rate didn't include the daily resort fee. There was no mention of it until Brin received an emailed reservation confirmation that noted the fee would be added to each night's stay, the lawsuit said.

A spokesman for Las Vegas Sands which owns the casinos declined to comment on the lawsuit.]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:45:50 -0600 <![CDATA[MoMA to open NY exhibit on Latin American architecture]]> http://gazette.com/moma-to-open-ny-exhibit-on-latin-american-architecture/article/feed/217016?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/moma-to-open-ny-exhibit-on-latin-american-architecture/article/feed/217016?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — A new exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City will explore the architectural landscape of Latin America between 1955 and 1980.

The show features more than 500 works that have mostly never been exhibited, including architectural drawings and models, vintage photographs and films.

Some of the buildings examined include The Bank of London and South America in Buenos Aires, Argentina and The Plaza of the Three Powers in Brasilia, Brazil.

Museum representatives on Tuesday said the exhibit reveals the urban development in the region during a time of complex political shifts.

The exhibit, titled "Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980" will open March 29.

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]]> NEW YORK (AP) — A new exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City will explore the architectural landscape of Latin America between 1955 and 1980.

The show features more than 500 works that have mostly never been exhibited, including architectural drawings and models, vintage photographs and films.

Some of the buildings examined include The Bank of London and South America in Buenos Aires, Argentina and The Plaza of the Three Powers in Brasilia, Brazil.

Museum representatives on Tuesday said the exhibit reveals the urban development in the region during a time of complex political shifts.

The exhibit, titled "Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980" will open March 29.]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:01:14 -0600 <![CDATA[In Ireland, pilgrims and tourists climb St. Patrick's mountain]]> By HELEN O'NEILL The Associated Press - http://gazette.com/in-ireland-pilgrims-and-tourists-climb-st.-patricks-mountain/article/1547970?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/in-ireland-pilgrims-and-tourists-climb-st.-patricks-mountain/article/1547970?custom_click=rss

WESTPORT, Ireland - Shrouded in mist, the sacred mountain rises above the countryside, majestic, mysterious and a little foreboding.

Here, on this rocky west coast promontory overlooking the Atlantic, St. Patrick is said to have fasted for 40 days and nights as he wrestled with demons and banished snakes from Ireland.

Every March 17, the world throws a lavish celebration for the fifth-century preacher who tramped around Ireland converting its people and spinning endless miracles along the way. Revelers around the globe slurp green beer, host parades and wear silly hats. But those who truly want to honor the patron saint come to Croagh Patrick, a remote, rugged mountain in County Mayo, which draws over a million pilgrims and



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WESTPORT, Ireland - Shrouded in mist, the sacred mountain rises above the countryside, majestic, mysterious and a little foreboding.

Here, on this rocky west coast promontory overlooking the Atlantic, St. Patrick is said to have fasted for 40 days and nights as he wrestled with demons and banished snakes from Ireland.

Every March 17, the world throws a lavish celebration for the fifth-century preacher who tramped around Ireland converting its people and spinning endless miracles along the way. Revelers around the globe slurp green beer, host parades and wear silly hats. But those who truly want to honor the patron saint come to Croagh Patrick, a remote, rugged mountain in County Mayo, which draws over a million pilgrims and

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<![CDATA[Colorado travel calendar starting March 15, 2015]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-travel-calendar-starting-march-15-2015/article/1547971?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-travel-calendar-starting-march-15-2015/article/1547971?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.

Tuesday - Sedalia, St. Patrick's Day Tea Mixology, 1-3 p.m., Cherokee Castle and Ranch, 6113 N. Daniels Park Road, $50. Reservations: cherokeeranch.org.

Tuesday - Denver, Stevie Wonder, 8 p.m., Pepsi Center, 100 Chopper Circle Denver, $39.50-$149.50; altitudetickets.com.

Tuesday - Steamboat Springs, Torchlight Parade, 8 p.m., base of Steamboat Ski Area in Gondola Square; steamboat-chamber.com.

Wednesday-March 24 - Denver, Garth Brooks, with Trisha Yearwood, 7 p.m., Pepsi Center, 100 Chopper Circle Denver;

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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.

Tuesday - Sedalia, St. Patrick's Day Tea Mixology, 1-3 p.m., Cherokee Castle and Ranch, 6113 N. Daniels Park Road, $50. Reservations: cherokeeranch.org.

Tuesday - Denver, Stevie Wonder, 8 p.m., Pepsi Center, 100 Chopper Circle Denver, $39.50-$149.50; altitudetickets.com.

Tuesday - Steamboat Springs, Torchlight Parade, 8 p.m., base of Steamboat Ski Area in Gondola Square; steamboat-chamber.com.

Wednesday-March 24 - Denver, Garth Brooks, with Trisha Yearwood, 7 p.m., Pepsi Center, 100 Chopper Circle Denver;]]> Sun, 15 Mar 2015 04:30:27 -0600 <![CDATA[At last, a theory about why Denver is a mile above sea level]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/at-last-a-theory-about-why-denver-is-a-mile-above-sea-level/article/1547902?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/at-last-a-theory-about-why-denver-is-a-mile-above-sea-level/article/1547902?custom_click=rss

DENVER — Geologists may finally be able to explain why Denver, the Mile High City, is a mile high: water.

A new theory suggests that chemical reactions, triggered by water far below the Earth's surface, could have made part of the North American plate less dense many millions of years ago, when the continents we know today were still forming.

Because plates float on the Earth's mantle, parts of the Western United States might have risen, like an empty boat next to one with a heavy cargo, pushing the vast High Plains far above sea level, according to the theory formulated by geologists Craig Jones and Kevin Mahan at the University of Colorado-Boulder.



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DENVER — Geologists may finally be able to explain why Denver, the Mile High City, is a mile high: water.

A new theory suggests that chemical reactions, triggered by water far below the Earth's surface, could have made part of the North American plate less dense many millions of years ago, when the continents we know today were still forming.

Because plates float on the Earth's mantle, parts of the Western United States might have risen, like an empty boat next to one with a heavy cargo, pushing the vast High Plains far above sea level, according to the theory formulated by geologists Craig Jones and Kevin Mahan at the University of Colorado-Boulder.

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<![CDATA[Colorado travel and events calendar starting March 8, 2015]]> By Carlotta Olson, The Gazette http://gazette.com/colorado-travel-and-events-calendar-starting-march-8-2015/article/1547523?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-travel-and-events-calendar-starting-march-8-2015/article/1547523?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.

Monday - Denver, Denver Nuggets vs. New York Knicks, 7 p.m., Pepsi Center, 100 Chopper Circle. Go online for ticket prices: nba.com/nuggets.

Tuesday - Buena Vista, Buena Vista Old Tyme and Celtic Jam, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Creekside Gathering Place, 203 Cedar St.; buenavista colorado.org.

Tuesday - Denver, Colorado Avalanche vs. Los Angeles Kings, 7 p.m., Pepsi Center, 100 Chopper Circle. Go online for ticket prices: avalanche.nhl.com.

Wednesday - Denver, Denver Nuggets vs. Atlanta Hawks, 7 p.m., Pepsi



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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.

Monday - Denver, Denver Nuggets vs. New York Knicks, 7 p.m., Pepsi Center, 100 Chopper Circle. Go online for ticket prices: nba.com/nuggets.

Tuesday - Buena Vista, Buena Vista Old Tyme and Celtic Jam, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Creekside Gathering Place, 203 Cedar St.; buenavista colorado.org.

Tuesday - Denver, Colorado Avalanche vs. Los Angeles Kings, 7 p.m., Pepsi Center, 100 Chopper Circle. Go online for ticket prices: avalanche.nhl.com.

Wednesday - Denver, Denver Nuggets vs. Atlanta Hawks, 7 p.m., Pepsi

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