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January 3, 2010 | From The Los Angeles Times
The year is a fresh slate before you, so it's time to start filling in those blanks. Here are five ideas for places to be or places to see that will turn your 2010 into a year to remember. And if you have something you think should be on readers' radars, write to us at travel@latimes.com. Oberammergau Passion Play, Germany It happens only once every 10 years and has been going on since 1634. The people of Oberammergau in the Bavarian Alps, fearing that bubonic plague would sweep the village, promised they would reenact the Passion every decade if God spared them.
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February 5, 2007 | From the Associated Press
The mammoth Queen Mary 2 ocean liner passed under the Golden Gate Bridge on Sunday, clearing the bottom of the span by 27 feet before the vessel began a nail-bitingly tight tour of San Francisco Bay. The ship was surrounded by scores of sailboats and other water craft as it slid slowly into the bay. The visit is one of the riskiest passages in modern maritime history -- and a chance for 2,638 passengers to glimpse the underside of the Golden Gate Bridge.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 23, 2014 | By Heller McAlpin
Judith Mackrell's "Flappers" is a juicy, energetic exploration of six dazzling iconoclasts who all flared to fame in the Roaring '20s. Unlike recent books such as Simon Winchester's "The Professor and the Madman" and Edward Ball's "The Inventor and the Tycoon," which explore closely intertwined lives, "Flappers" features multiple mini-biographies of women who interacted only minimally with one another, although they shared common unconventional impetuses...
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February 18, 1991 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Under a white and red banner, which read "Welcome Aboard Desert Shield Troops," a female soldier jogged past in form-fitting Lycra shorts and a T-shirt emblazoned with a distinctly unmilitary message: "Dare to Bare." "This is our love boat, our recreation ship," said a Marine guard toting an M-16 rifle, about the only person in sight wearing a uniform.
NEWS
October 28, 1986 | From Reuters
The Cunard ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 docked in the West German port of Bremerhaven on Monday to begin a $112-million refitting.
TRAVEL
October 31, 1999
If you're looking for a gift for your favorite traveler, here are a couple of new options. Preview Travel, the online travel reservation service, is offering gift certificates for $50, $100 or $150 for airline travel if you use Preview. The certificates are good for one year from date of issue for use on any airline. For information, http://www.previewtravel.com/gift. Cunard also is offering gift certificates for Cunard and Seabourn vessels. The certificates, good for two years, start at $1,000.
NEWS
April 6, 1996 | From Times Wire Services
Tugboats brought a Cunard luxury liner safely to shore in the resort of Sharm el Sheik after a collision with a coral reef ended a round-the-world cruise for the ship and 527 mostly American passengers. The Royal Viking Sun voyage was the second failed Cunard cruise for about 120 of the passengers, who had been aboard the MV Sagafjord in February when an engine room fire set it adrift in the South China Sea.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 2005
The British Academy of Film & Television Arts Los Angeles hosts the 2005 BAFTA/LA Cunard Britannia Awards. Elizabeth Taylor, Tom Cruise, Mike Newell and Ronald Neame receive top honors for the year.
NEWS
May 19, 1993
John Treasure Jones, 87, the last captain of the Cunard liner Queen Mary. He commanded the ship on its 1,000th and final voyage in 1967, from New York to Southampton, England, urging passengers: "Up with the spirits and down with the champagne." Jones also sailed the Queen Mary to its permanent berth in Long Beach, where it became a hotel and tourist attraction. Born in Wales, Jones went to sea at 16 on a tramp steamer.
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