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  • Six Flags amusement parks prepare for thematic makeovers

    Six Flags amusement parks prepare for thematic makeovers
    Wham! Bam! Ka-Pow! A bruising brawl involving comic-book superheroes, Saturday morning cartoon characters and extreme sports icons will change the ride and roller coaster landscape of Six Flags' 11 U.S. amusement parks in 2011. An intellectual...
  • Top 10 new theme park rides for 2011

    Top 10 new theme park rides for 2011
    It already feels as if 2011 is shaping up as a tweener ye ar for new rides and attractions at U.S. theme parks. Last year saw the blockbuster debuts of Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal's Islands of Adventure in Florida and the "World of...
  • Top 10 roller coasters at Six Flags Great Adventure

    Top 10 roller coasters at Six Flags Great Adventure
    Reporting from Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey-- Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, N.J., has a long and winding roller coaster history that's filled with as many twists and turns as the amusement park's many record-breaking rides....
  • A road trip across America's Coaster Belt

    A road trip across America's Coaster Belt
    I’m setting off on a road trip across America's "Coaster Belt," hitting eight theme parks in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Jersey in just 10 days. Along the way, I'll visit some of the oldest amusement parks in the world and climb aboard classic wooden...
  • A 9/11 street teacher at the scene of the crime

    A 9/11 street teacher at the scene of the crime
    The passengers from New Jersey spill out of the train station and across the blistering sidewalks of Lower Manhattan, oblivious to one another as they steamroll toward their destinations. One rider stands out from the pack: a broad-shouldered man wearing...
  • Day of terror in New York: Pages from a reporter's 9/11 journal

    Day of terror in New York: Pages from a reporter's 9/11 journal
    The brown-leather journal is my passport to Sept. 11, 2001. When I hold it in my hands, images and memories are no further away than yesterday. I had no notebook with me when my husband and I dropped our children, 8 and 4, at school that morning. Then...
  • The Real Housewives of New Jersey

  • HBO bets big on Prohibition-era 'Boardwalk Empire' series

    HBO bets big on Prohibition-era 'Boardwalk Empire' series
    NEW YORK -- Steve Buscemi does not bear much physical resemblance to Enoch "Nucky" Johnson, the tall, broad-shouldered political boss whose 30-year rule of Atlantic City inspired HBO's new Prohibition-era drama "Boardwalk Empire." But that ended up...
  • The Emmys: HBO is nominations king

    The Emmys: HBO is nominations king
    Looking over the Emmy nominations announced Thursday morning, you'd almost think that the TV academy was honoring two separate industries. For drama and made-for-TV movies and miniseries, it's HBO and its basic-cable cousins. For everything else, it's...
  • Unused sick days add up to big payouts

    A few years into John Butts' superintendent job in DuPage's Lake Park High School District 108, a lucrative perk showed up in his contract: 300 sick days. In an amendment to his contract, the school board signed off on 150 sick days in 2006-07 —...
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain aims to reclaim coaster crown with Green Lantern in 2011

    Six Flags Magic Mountain aims to reclaim coaster crown with Green Lantern in 2011
    Six Flags Magic Mountain will reclaim the Roller Coaster Capital of the World title with the addition of two coasters in spring 2011, including a first-of-its-kind ride in the U.S., amusement park officials said. The Green Lantern will bring Magic...