January 6, 2008
JANUARY 11-13: Liverpool, England -- Cultural Capital Opening Weekend. Starring Ringo Starr, with a little help from his friends. 17-27: Park City, Utah -- Sundance Film Festival. The pick of indie flicks. 20-27: St. Paul, Minn. -- U.S. Figure Skating Championships. America's sharpest blades battle on the ice. 24-27: Quesnel to Wells, British Columbia -- Gold Rush Trail Dog Sled Mail Run. Trailblazer for B.C.'s 150th anniversary. 25-Feb. 5: New Orleans -- Mardi Gras. America's ultimate street party.
November 12, 2007
Interstate 95 is the primary artery of East Coast transportation. At times of heavy use, such as the Thanksgiving holiday that looms, arteriosclerosis sets in. Nevertheless, many thousands of motorists are magnetically drawn to the clot-ridden and toll-plagued highway at times of peak travel - unaware of the existence of alternate routes that could spare them time, money, aggravation, ugliness and Delaware. This year, the Superfluous State has given Maryland motorists added incentive to find a better way to the Northeast by raising the cost of sitting in interminable traffic jams at the Delaware Toll Plaza to $4. No matter; for every person who avoids the extortion, many more will pay the tribute.
May 20, 2007
All of Canada is a delight in summer and each province of Atlantic Canada -- New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador -- offers something special. Here is a sampling: St. Andrews by-the-Sea, New Brunswick, is one of the most charming towns in Canada. The people are friendly, the shops are unique, and whale watching is a popular activity. The landmark Fairmont Algonquin hotel offers the Bay of Fundy Sea Kayaking Package, which includes a night's accommodation and a three-hour sea kayaking excursion on the bay. The package, valid through Sept.
September 1, 2004
Price of oil drops to $42.12 a barrel, down by 16 cents The price of oil slid toward $42 a barrel yesterday despite confusion about the status of Iraqi exports, indicating that the market has become less worried about the global balance of supply and demand. With the busy summer driving season nearing an end, the demand for oil from refineries is expected to taper off - and that contributed to the decline in prices, traders said. The government releases its weekly energy supply report today, and most analysts expect commercially available supplies of oil and gasoline to grow or remain flat.
April 4, 2004
Charles F. Efford, a retired engineer who spent nearly 40 years toiling in engine rooms of Baltimore tugboats and later volunteered aboard the Liberty ship John W. Brown, died of asbestosis Wednesday at Locust Lodge, a Pasadena assisted-living facility. He was 84. "No matter what kind of vessel he was on, Charley always made her do her best. And he was always so proud of that," said Herbert Groh, a retired Curtis Bay Towing Co. captain and harbor pilot, who often worked with Mr. Efford.
March 22, 2004
Harrison McCain, 76, a Canadian billionaire whose family-owned business began in a cow pasture in New Brunswick and grew into one of the world's largest producers of frozen french fries, died Thursday at a Boston hospital after a long illness. Mr. McCain, a straight-talking son of a seed potato exporter, applied his prodigious ability as a salesman to an idea for a product that would become a global commodity and a calling card of American culture: the frozen french fry. In 1957, together with his three brothers, Wallace, Robert and Andrew, he opened a french-fry processing plant in his hometown, Florenceville, a hamlet of fewer than 1,000 people in western New Brunswick, less than 10 miles from the U.S. border.