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September 10, 2000

Travel midweek this fall, book online and get up to 44% off Eurostar train fares. Between London and Paris or London and Brussels, the Eurostar Fall Special one-way fare is $89 in standard class and $149 in first class. By comparison, the trip costs $119 standard and $199 first class under so-called leisure fares (limited refundability) and $159 standard and $239 first class under full fares (refundable and exchangeable). The Fall Special, good Mondays through Thursdays only, must be booked by Oct. 31 and is good for travel Thursday through Nov. 15. The Internet site is

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The colorful and compact "Mark Twain's Hartford" brochure profiles 17 sites in Hartford, Conn., associated with the life of the author, who lived there for 20 years. It also has a map and information on the sites' hours and admission fees. Order from the Mark Twain House, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, CT 06105; telephone (860) 247-0998, Ext. 40.

This Week's Holidays

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: Egypt, Ethiopia, Gibraltar, Pakistan

Tuesday: Cape Verde, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan

Wednesday: Greece, Macao, Sri Lanka

Thursday: Nicaragua

Friday: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Japan, Nicaragua, Slovakia

Saturday: Mexico, Papua New Guinea

Sunday: Angola

Source: Thomson Financial Publishing

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