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Tag Archives: Tourism

Eisenhowers want memorial redesigned

WASHINGTON — President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s family wants a memorial in the nation’s capital redesigned, saying the current plans overemphasize his humble Kansas roots and neglect his accomplishments in World War II and the White House. Architect Frank Gehry has ...

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National Aquarium’s stingray tank may get gussied up

Even stingrays ought to have new digs. That’s the theory behind a loan request scheduled to come before the Baltimore City Board of Estimates on Wednesday. The board is poised to vote on a request for $500,000 by officials of the National Aquarium ...

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Like walking? Try the Himalayan range, all of it

In the shadow of Mount Everest and its magnetic lore, a cross-border route with a grand name, the Great Himalaya Trail, is being touted as an epic, untapped alternative to the bucket-list trek to base camp on the world’s highest ...

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Letters to the Editor – 1/6/12

On Dec. 27, The Daily Record published an editorial suggesting that the Maryland Stadium Authority “should be legislatively reformed to return to its original purpose — running Camden Yards” (“Editorial Advisory Board: Reforming the Maryland Stadium Authority”). As one who ...

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SoCal desert camping offers stark beauty in winter

LOS ANGELES — In spring and fall, desert camping attracts thousands of tourists in Southern California. Joshua trees curve up out of the dry ground like spiky sculptures, and Mojave rattlesnakes sunbathe on rocks. Temperatures can peak into the triple ...

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Viennese cafe icon Hawelka dead at 100

VIENNA — Andy Warhol stopped by for a cup of his coffee. So did princes, paupers, playwrights, poets and untold thousands for whom a visit to Vienna was unthinkable without a cup of steaming brew served by the bow-tied little ...

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