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Dolly Parton plans theme park in Nashville

Country singer Dolly Parton has announced plans for a new $50 million water and snow park to open in Nashville in 2014. The project is a joint venture involving Pigeon Forge, Tenn.-based Dollywood and Gaylord Entertainment Co., which owned the Opryland USA theme park, shuttered in 1997. The new, as yet unnamed park will be […]

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36 Hours : 36 Hours: Hamburg, Germany

Friday 4:30 p.m.1. SIGHTS AND SHOPS Plant yourself in front of the Rathaus, Hamburg’s stunning architectural centerpiece and, fittingly, city hall. A neo-Renaissance-style sandstone structure, it sprawls and swirls across an entire city block, offering a first hint of Hamburg’s longstanding vanity and ambition. Hamburg is not only a major port but also the capital […]

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Travel costs since ’04 stun activists – Wilkes Barre Times

Wilkes-barre city officials Posted: January 22Updated: Today at 2:50 AM Travel costs since ’04 stun activists $113,000 spent on travel in last six years, according to a credit card statement review. By Terrie Morgan-Besecker tmorgan@timesleader.comLaw Order Reporter   |   Terrie Morgan-Besecker on Facebook   |   @TLTerrieMorgan on Twitter WILKES-BARRE – One month before […]

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Ship search finds 12th body, captain’s documents

Hoping for a miracle — or at least for the recovery of bodies from the ship that has become an underwater tomb — relatives of some of the 20 missing appealed to survivors of the Jan. 13 shipwreck to offer details that could help divers reach loved ones while it is still possible to search […]

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Heads Up: Saxapahaw, N.C., Middle of Somewhere, Becomes a Draw

This jarring contrast of farm-fresh food and service-station atmosphere is part of the appeal of the place where I was dining: the Saxapahaw General Store (1735 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Road; 336-376-5332; saxgenstore.com), a no-frills convenience store and restaurant that has sparked a revival in the former mill town of Saxapahaw in central North Carolina. When its […]

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Making a case for travel insurance in the wake of the Concordia disaster

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‘Innovation advisers’ chosen for ideas to improve health care, cut costs

The advisers are meeting in Baltimore starting Monday for initial training and orientation as part of a year-long commitment, officials said. The health professionals include doctors, nurses, hospital executives and public health and policy experts from institutions in 27 states and the District. The home organizations receive stipends of up to $20,000 to cover some […]

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Brazen killing at Vancouver’s Sheraton hotel

Did you hear about last week’s shocking shooting at Vancouver’s Sheraton Wall Centre? The upscale hotel was the scene of a brazen gangster slaying at about 8:45 p.m. Tuesday. The Toronto Star says the man was gunned down while sitting in the hotel’s Cafe One restaurant. It was the same hotel, the Associated Press had […]

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Win a chance to attend Chicago hotel opening

Hey Chicagoland readers, or anyone who will be in the Windy City next Thursday. I’m going to be in Chicago to attend the splashy grand opening of the hip new Radisson Blu, and I’d like to take one of you along as my plus-one. The hotel opening invite promises the “party of the year.” PHOTO […]

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Journeys: Singapore Hawker Stalls Move Indoors

Mr. Lee himself slogs it out all week — not behind a hawker stand, but at his restaurant, the Candlenut Kitchen, which specializes in Peranakan food, a labor-intensive traditional style of cooking that is generally considered Singapore’s true indigenous cuisine. We were at the Singapore Food Trail at the Singapore Flyer, a huge Ferris wheel […]

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