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August 20, 2000

At $193.50 per day, it's not cheap, but the Fall Savings rate for a two-day Canadian Rockies train trip is 18% lower than peak summer rates--and gives you fall colors too. The total package from Rocky Mountaineer Railtours is $387 per person, double occupancy, and includes an all-daylight rail journey between Vancouver and either Banff or Jasper, an overnight stay in a Kamloops hotel and daily breakfast and lunch; dinner is extra. Air fare to Canada is not included. The price is good in October and for selected September dates. By comparison, the trip costs $475 per person in the peak summer season. Telephone (800) 665-7245, Internet

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"California Driving Tours" outlines 24 car trips with itineraries varying from one day to a week, organized by region. Each tour has directions, a map and descriptions of attractions along the way. Tel. (800) GO-CALIF, Internet (click on "Driving Tours").


Banking and government offices will be closed or services curtailed in the following countries and their dependencies this week because of national and religious holidays:

Monday: Colombia

Thursday: Liberia, Ukraine

Friday: Ukraine, Uruguay

Saturday: Namibia

Sunday: Moldova

Source: Thomson Financial Publishing

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