August 9, 2012 |
LONDON -- If there were an Olympic award for courage in competition, Manteo Mitchell would get a strong nomination. Mitchell ran the opening leg of the U.S. men's 1,600-meter relay Thursday and seemed to labor, unable to hand over the lead to Josh Mance after a leg of 46.1 seconds. Afterward, Mitchell said he had a cramp in his foot. But his struggles didn't seem to matter because Mance, Tony McQuay and Bryshon Nellum rallied to get the U.S. to the finish line in 2 minutes 58.87 seconds, tying the Bahamas for the fastest qualifying time.
March 25, 2012
The Bahamas await you for $475, round trip, including taxes and fees, on AirTran from LAX to Nassau. The fare is subject to availability for travel between April 16 and May 30. There is no minimum stay. Info: AirTran , (800) 247-8726 Source: Airfarewatchdog
December 16, 2011 |
The notorious "Barefoot Bandit" was sentenced to 7½ years in prison Friday for an improbable odyssey of burglaries, thefts and stolen-aircraft joy rides across eight states that turned him into a cult hero around the world — and in the remote wooded islands where he grew up, an object of fear. Judge Vickie Churchill declined to impose the full 10 years sought by prosecutors for Colton Harris-Moore, 20, citing the young defendant's offer to make restitution to his victims, his expressions of remorse and a dramatic history laid out in court of a childhood full of abuse, neglect, poverty and alcoholic parents that led him to begin stealing food and shoes from neighbors at age 13. "It's a tragedy that he had to steal food because he had nothing to eat as a young boy. That he had to bear the taunts and jeers of classmates who ridiculed him because he lived in a derelict mobile home.
November 20, 2011
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Mammoth Mountain bus getaway The drive from Southern California to the Mammoth Mountain ski resort can be tough on busy holiday weekends. Pacific Sports Tours offers a bus trip over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend for skiers and boarders (and families too) that might take the angst out of getting there. Dates: Jan. 13-16 Price: $279 a person, based on four to a room (two queen-sized beds) at Sierra Nevada Lodge; also, $299 a person for a triple and $369 a person for a double.
November 14, 2011 |
Andros Island in the Bahamas offers a kick-back experience with year-round bonefishing in the tropical shallow waters of the Caribbean. Frontiers Travel takes anglers on four-day trips to a lodge at Kamalame Cay with a discount of $815 a person for February departures. Relax at the lodge and go fly-fishing with a guide to find dorado, wahoo, king mackerel, tuna, grouper and marlin. Date: Trips leave year-round, but February trips are discounted. Price: $2,955 a person (with discount)
August 23, 2011 |
Hurricane Irene grew into a Category 2 storm that is forecast to strengthen as it moves toward the Bahamas and possibly the Carolinas and the Northeast U.S. Irene's maximum sustained winds remained at 100 miles per hour, up from 80 mph yesterday. It may become a major hurricane later today, according to an advisory. The storm's winds may increase to 111 mph, according to a statement yesterday. "I don't see any roadblocks to intensification over the next four or five days," said Jeff Masters, co-founder of Weather Underground Inc. in Ann Arbor, Michigan.