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Train to nowhere? High-speed Vegas line stirs controversy

Privately held DesertXpress is on the verge of landing a $4.9 billion loan from the Obama administration to build the 150 mph train, which could be a lifeline for a region devastated by the housing crash or a crap shoot for taxpayers weary of Washington spending. The vast park-and-ride project hinges on the untested idea […]

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Foraging: In Portugal, a Street in Porto Finds Its Groove

In recent years, discount clothing shops and dingy dining spots have pretty much been the extent of consumer options on Rua do Rosário, in Porto. But with the emergence of nearby Rua Miguel Bombarda  as the premier art-gallery strip in Portugal’s second-largest city , the Rua do Rosário  is benefiting from a spillover effect. As […]

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InsuranceCalculator.net Now Provides Competitive Insurance Rates and Quotes to Illinois Residents

Residents in Illinois can now use InsuranceCalculator.net to obtain insurance quotes instantly online. InsuranceCalculator.net works with the top auto, home, health, life, business, and travel insurance companies in Illinois to help consumers save money on insurance. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) March 27, 2012 Residents in Illinois can now use InsuranceCalculator.net to obtain insurance quotes instantly online. […]

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Really cool getaway ideas for an upcoming long, hot summer

<!–Saxotech Paragraph Count: 10–> Spring break has just ended, but the kids in my neighborhood are already swimming in the backyard pools. I must admit some of these last few days almost make me believe summer is just around the corner, too. Whereas I dread the arrival of the long hot days of summer, the […]

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Where would you travel if you won the lottery?

With today’s announcement that ticketholders in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland will share a record-breaking $640 million jackpot, several lucky buyers will spend the weekend dreaming about how to spend their windfalls – and I’d wager that travel will be part of the fantasy. “Buy an island near Hawaii,” noted one Facebook wag when USA TODAY […]

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Heads Up: In New Orleans, Hotels Upgrade Their Bars to Attract Locals

“Anything y’all wanna hear?” he asked the 60-odd patrons at the Windsor Court Hotel’s new Cocktail Bar after leading his jazz trio through a selection of New Orleans classics. “Anything at all.” A voice rose from a cluster of blue-clad University of Kentucky fans in town for a basketball tournament, “Something by Fleetwood Mac.” Mr. […]

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3 Nelson teachers win travel scholarships

This summer, three Nelson County teachers will be able to see their lesson plans come alive through the Smyth Teacher Travel Award. “The travel award allows teachers to broaden their horizons and deepen their understanding on the material that they’re coming back to teach,” said Peggy Williams, the assistant to the president and the associate […]

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Management takeover at exclusive Miami hotel

Guests at one of Miami’s most expensive oceanfront resorts – the Setai South Beach – woke up this morning in a hotel under entirely new management. The owners of the serene hotel staged an unusual, middle-of-the-night takeover, ousting the current management company and installing a new one that specializes in luxury hotels, lawyer William Brewer […]

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Footsteps: St. Helena, ‘Cursed Rock’ of Napoleon’s Exile

After a five-day sail and one day in the port of Cape Town because of engine trouble, we had reached our destination, St. Helena island. This basalt outcropping of land in the South Atlantic, surrounded by thousands of miles of water and not much else, was where, after years of searching the haunted houses of […]

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Trinidad follows Barbados, pulls REDjet’s license

The Associated Press Posted: 10:41 a.m. Saturday, March 31, 2012 Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad — The government of Trinidad and Tobago has revoked the license of the Caribbean’s first discount airline as it struggles to survive. Transport Minister Devant Maharaj said Friday that the island’s Civil Aviation Authority believes REDjet cannot provide reliable […]

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