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  • State tourism offices

    States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible. Alabama: Alabama Tourism Department, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103; (800) 252-2262...
  • A chapter that's all but forgotten: When the Civil War came west

    A chapter that's all but forgotten: When the Civil War came west
    Things hadn't gone according to plan — do they ever in war? — and now, Lt. James Barrett was going to make them right. The cavalry officer and his dozen or so men would rescue his colleague, Capt. William McCleave, from those nettlesome rebels...
  • In New Zealand, less is a lot more

    In New Zealand, less is a lot more
    The fact many people know about New Zealand is that it has 10 sheep for each person. But what does that really mean to this island nation the size of Colorado and its 4 million people? First, there are no crowds, or weren't during our spring visit. Not...
  • Planning your trip to the International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell, N.M.

    THE BEST WAY TO ROSWELL, N.M. From LAX, nonstop service to Albuquerque is offered on United, Southwest and American and connecting service (change of planes) is offered on US Airways, Delta, United, Frontier and Southwest. From LAX to Lubbock, Texas,...
  • 'Top Chef': Inside the numbers from Season 8

    'Top Chef': Inside the numbers from Season 8
    Let's put a bow on this season of "Top Chef." Here's a look inside the numbers: Before the season started we rolled out the "Top Chef" Power Index, a formula to evaluate how the cheftestants did within their season. When we apply it to Season 8, here's...
  • The Bristol's Amanda Rockman chosen for 'Top Chef: Just Desserts' season 2

    The Bristol's Amanda Rockman chosen for 'Top Chef: Just Desserts' season 2
    The Bristol's Amanda Rockman will be among the pastry chefs competing in the second season of "Top Chef: Just Desserts." She was limited in what she could tell The Stew. "At this moment I can only say – with a big smile on my face – that I am...
  • Emmy nominations for foodie favorites

    Emmy nominations for foodie favorites
    UPDATED It was a good day for some foodie favorites as Bravo's "Top Chef" received four prime-time Emmy nominations and Travel Channel's "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations" also received four. "Top Chef" was nominated for outstanding reality-...
  • Omarr's Daily Astrological Forecast April 26, 2011

    BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Jordana Brewster was born in Panama City, Panama, today in 1980. This birthday gal earned her acting wings portraying Nikki Munson on "As the World Turns" from 1995-2001. She would go on to appear in film such as "The Texas...
  • Omarr's Daily Astrological Forecast April 24, 2011

    BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Eric Balfour was born in Los Angeles on this date in 1977. This birthday guy currently stars on the Stephen King inspired series "Haven." He also appears in a recurring role on "No Ordinary Family" and previously co-starred as Milo...
  • Gasoline prices in western states

    Gasoline prices per gallon in the West* Arizona$3.58 California 3.93 Colorado 3.66 Hawaii 4.04 Idaho 3.71 Montana 3.77 Nevada 3.71 New Mexico 3.61 Oregon 3.84 Texas 3.57 Utah 3.61 Washington 3.88 Wyoming 3.66 *Source: AAA; prices (rounded)...
  • Good times for San Antonio's River Walk

    Good times for San Antonio's River Walk
    Dining alfresco on the famed River Walk has its risks. Trust me. I know. One pleasantly temperate afternoon not long ago, while gearing up to ravage a plate of chicken enchiladas slathered in verde sauce, I unrolled my cloth napkin to fetch the...