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  • Minor Wins, Major Losses: Pro Sports Franchise Dreams Dashed Over And Over

    Minor Wins, Major Losses: Pro Sports Franchise Dreams Dashed Over And Over
    The news arrived to readers of The Courant on the morning of March 8, 1877, seven weeks before the start of the second National League baseball season. Hartford, a charter member, was deemed unacceptable as a major league market. The city's "base ball"...
  • Review: What's old is old again for Disneyland's Big Thunder Mountain

    Review: What's old is old again for Disneyland's Big Thunder Mountain
    Only at Disneyland would they tear down an old and dilapidated gold mining town in order to build a new and identical gold mining town and make it look old and dilapidated again. "The goal was to bring it back to exactly the way it was," said David...
  • Miner has a nose for gold

     
    "Pretty good week, huh honey?" says Jess (Java) Coffey as he spills his diggings on the counter of USB bank in San Andreas in front of teller Vernagae Lee....
  • California couple finds $10M in gold coins buried in their yard

    California couple finds $10M in gold coins buried in their yard
    A California couple on their daily walk with their dog, a walk they've taken for years, discovered what may be the greatest buried treasures ever found in the U.S. The cache of rare Gold Rush-era coins is worth more than $10 million, a currency firm...
  • Time Inc.-Backed 120 Sports to Launch Internet Video Network with MLB and Other Leagues

    Startup venture 120 Sports is looking to create a kind of next-gen ESPN -- but without any live games, and lacking content from the NFL, the most popular sports league in America. The company, whose equity investors include Time Inc., MLB Advanced...
  • China now world's largest gold consumer, though world demand down

    China now world's largest gold consumer, though world demand down
    China took the gold medal last year in purchases of the precious metal, becoming the world's largest consumer even as overall world demand was down in the face of rising stock prices. Consumers bought a record 3,863.5 tons of gold jewelry, coins and...
  • Some antibacterials come with worrisome silver lining

     Some antibacterials come with worrisome silver lining
    Silver has long been known for its ability to kill some of the nasty microbes that can make people sick. In hospitals, it's used to help burn victims, to combat germs on catheters and even to wipe out dangerous "superbugs" that have grown resistant to...
  • Discovery Miniseries 'Klondike' Opens to 3.4 Million Viewers

    Discovery's first scripted project, the three-part miniseries "Klondike," opened to OK-but-unspectacular numbers Monday night. Nielsen estimates that the two-hour premiere of "Klondike" averaged 3.4 million viewers and powered the net to its most-watched...
  • Review: 'Klondike' mines for gold but often comes up empty

    Review: 'Klondike' mines for gold but often comes up empty
    The new miniseries "Klondike" is Discovery's attempt to stake its claim in the modern-day gold rush of scripted drama. Like its main characters, "Klondike" comes to a landscape both limitless and increasingly crowded. The series, which premieres Monday,...
  • Sundance Film Review: 'Marmato'

    The slow fallout of a Colombian gold rush is given detailed, deliberate scrutiny in "Marmato," a highly conscientious debut feature from erstwhile photojournalist Mark Grieco that is equal parts passion and compassion project. Filmed over six years in the...
  • TV Review: ESPN's 'The Price of Gold'

    After getting over the fact the Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan affair was 20 years ago, those watching "The Price of Gold" - an ESPN "30 for 30" documentary devoted to the story - will probably realize the project, while perfectly respectable, is...