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10 great places for spiritual reflection

PHOTOS: Experience some sacred sites MORE: Expert picks and themed lists Grace Cathedral  San Francisco  This Episcopal church sits atop Nob Hill with sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay. The building itself offers exquisite architecture, stained glass and two labyrinths – one is modeled on a path found at France’s Chartres Cathedral. The doors […]

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Bites : Joe Cipolla, Milan, Italy — Restaurant Review

The name comes from a (possibly apocryphal) gangster, an Italian-American with a passion for cooking who ran St. Louis in the 1920s, at least according to the restaurant’s telling. (The restaurant is so enamored of the mafia aesthetic that its Web site begins with an animation of mobsters in chef’s toques firing off machine guns.) […]

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More travel insurances taken out before Christmas period

ORANJESTAD — Boogaard Assurances sold more travel insurances before the Christmas period than last year, which is also due to the specific attention from AZV, said Boogaard-director Celestino Dabian. “People may say that the economy is not flourishing on Aruba, but we’ve sold a large number of travel insurances.” Last year’s number hadn’t been that […]

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LINDA C. BLACK HOROSCOPES, For release 12/24/11

Linda Black Horoscopes Tribune Media Services December 24, 2011

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TSA helpline caters to fliers’ medical needs

The Transportation Security Administration has launched its “TSA Cares” helpline on Thursday. The agency says the toll-free number is designed to assist travelers with disabilities and medical conditions before they head to the airport. Passengers can call the number (1-855-787-2227) prior to traveling to ask questions about screening policies, procedures and about what to expect […]

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Heads Up: Candidate-Peeping in New Hampshire

With a glance at candidates’ itineraries on their Web sites and some quick mapping, it’s easy to get immersed in the spectacle. Manchester is a good place to start. The morning after the Iowa caucuses, the Center of New Hampshire becomes the hub of the political world. The Radisson Hotel (700 Elm Street; 603-625-1000; radisson.com/manchesternh), […]

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AP Enterprise: Nonprofits aiding Paul blur a line

Between the 2008 and 2012 campaigns, both nonprofits were stocked with Paul aides and relatives. Ivers served as Paul’s Iowa campaign chairman in 2008 and holds the same position again this year. The Campaign for Liberty’s president, John Tate, was paid a total of $338,000 by the group in 2009 and 2010. He is now […]

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The joys of collecting ornaments on the road

A note to readers: Hope you enjoy this holiday tale, written nearly a decade ago. My newest addition comes from last month’s trip to Iceland: an ornament depicting one of the country’s 13 “Yule Lads,” who predate Santa by centuries and come down from the mountains, one by one, from December 12th until Christmas. Every […]

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 Next Stop: Nazareth as a Culinary Destination

This stylish restaurant, opened in Israel’s largest Arab city last November, is deservedly popular with the younger generation of Nazarenes. In the last few years they have seen the dining scene in their city, which is known primarily for being the childhood home of Jesus, evolve from one offering mainly fast food, like falafel and […]

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Fireman’s Fund Offers Tips to Prepare Your Auto for Winter Travel

NOVATO, Calif., Dec 23, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The cold-snap has arrived and the stormy winter days and dark evenings are here. It is time to prepare your car for the winter months to minimise the risk of a breakdown. Such breakdowns could be avoided by carrying out regular checks, so motorists are advised to […]

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