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  • Cruising on small ships in Indonesia

    Cruising on small ships in Indonesia
    Cruisers tired of megaships sailing the Caribbean or Mediterranean can try something completely different with the Sailing Indonesia: Bali, Komodo & Flores cruise from AdventureSmith Explorations. For starters, these are very small ships. There's the 138-foot, 28-guest Ombak Putih or the 131-foot, 14-guest Katharina. Both are designed as traditional Indonesian sailing ships but with modern touches. Cabins on both vessels have bathrooms with showers and individually controlled air conditioning. Then there's the itinerary. The seven-day/six-night cruises start by exploring little-visited regions of East Bali before moving on to Lombok, where there is a visit to a pottery village and a dance performance followed by snorkeling on a coral reef. Succeeding days are spent visiting a volcanic lake; a village of boat builders; Komodo National Park, where you may spy one of the famous Komodo dragons; and more snorkeling and wildlife viewing. The cruise is priced from $2,380 per person double occupancy. Info: 877-620-2875, tinyurl.com/mdyq98d
  • Fire at Six Flags causes nearly $60,000 in damage

    Fire at Six Flags causes nearly $60,000 in damage
    No one was injured in a fire Wednesday at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee that officials said caused nearly $60,000 in damage. The fire, which erupted about 9 p.m., destroyed a wooden employee break area near the park's Grand Music Hall and...

    Park Junior High graduation set back by cold

     Park Junior High graduation set back by cold
    La Grange's Park Junior High School will hold its graduation ceremony a week later than previously planned as a result of recent class cancellations, School District 102 announced Thursday. Graduation will be held June 4 instead of May 29, District...

    'Insane Coaster Wars' takes thrill riders on a virtual world tour

    'Insane Coaster Wars' takes thrill riders on a virtual world tour
    "Insane Coaster Wars" would be the ultimate road trip for any ride enthusiast who had about $100,000 to drop on a single vacation and the fortitude to travel around the world. Photos: 28 thrill rides competing in 'Insane Coaster Wars' Premiering at 8:...

    Great A-scare-ica: A grandmother complains and the amusement park responds

     
    A reader got in touch this morning: We took our grandkids to Great America on Columbus Day--our first visit there in a couple of decades. We knew the Halloween theme would be prominent, and we knew some park employees would...