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November 18, 2012 | By Ryan Ritchie
Motorists have plenty of reasons to stop in Las Vegas, but for those whose final destination is Ely, Nev., the most important is gas. That's because the three-hour drive north on U.S. 93 is filled with so much nothing that they'll start to ask themselves two questions: First, have those scientists who claim our planet is overpopulated ever driven this route? Second, does Ely, a town of about 4,000, really exist? The answer to the latter, thankfully, is yes. The bed Upon check-in at the Hotel Nevada & Gambling Hall (501 Aultman St.; [775]
June 29, 1987 | HEIDI YORKSHIRE
The first Girl Scout camping trip in 1913 was a far cry from this weekend's 13,000-girl Diamond Jubilee Roundup, according to Mildred Guckenheimer Kerr, 94, of Savannah, Ga., one of the "guide-mistresses" (leaders) who accompanied the Scouts on a two-week excursion to Ossabaugh Island, off the Georgia coast. "It was the biggest mess, when you think of it," Kerr recollects in her soft Savannah drawl.
August 25, 2005 | Scott Timberg, Times Staff Writer
SOMEWHERE between a dorm-room poster of Monet's waterlilies and the Robert Rauschenberg painting owned by Eli Broad is another level -- the beginnings of an art collection that can be built by anyone with a few grand to spend.
Playing private detective for a day, state Sen. Tom Hayden's staff captured Gov. Pete Wilson's director of fish and game and one of his top deputies on videotape as they fished during business hours last week with a lawyer who is trying to loosen the state's endangered species protection laws.
February 1, 1989 | BETTINA BOXALL and MILES CORWIN, Times Staff Writers
The search continued Tuesday for the missing companion of a young woman killed in a shark attack last week, while news of the UCLA graduate student's violent death stunned classmates and faculty members on the Westwood campus. Members of Roy Jeffrey Stoddard's family were arriving at his Malibu home, still hopeful that he would be found alive, even though it has been more than five days since he set out from Malibu on a short morning kayaking excursion with his girlfriend, Tamara McAllister.
February 2, 1992
A man on a family fishing excursion was swept off the rocks at Rancho Palos Verdes on Saturday and drowned as five relatives looked on in horror. Dead is George Robinson, 57, of Los Angeles. "We were down there fishing and the water just came and knocked us all," said Robinson's son, Althea, crying near the spot where his father had disappeared. "I looked up and there was my father in the water, caught in the surge, hollering for help.
January 21, 2010
California State Park Rangers lead 2 1/2 -hour boat trips into the Pacific on a search for gray whales at Malibu Pier Whale Watching Excursions . The noble creatures are in the midst of their annual trip between Mexico and the northern Arctic seas. You could also catch a glimpse of dolphins, sea lions, pelicans and other marine life. Malibu Pier, 23000 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Sat. and Sun. $30-$45. (310) 456-8031.
January 1, 1998
Migrating Pacific gray whales are on the move along the coast of California. Naturalists from Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will be on board to kick off a season of whale-watching trips to explain behavior and migration habits. Two- to three-hour trips scheduled today depart Redondo Sportfishing in Redondo Beach at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Catalina Cruises in Long Beach at 10 a.m.; and an all-day excursion leaves Sea Landing in Santa Barbara at 8 a.m.
Just to be clear, Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Nile" is and is not the stage version of her 1937 novel "Death on the Nile," which was the basis for the movie in 1979. Just to be clear, the basic murder plot and double-crosses and twists are more or less preserved by Christie from her novel (which she considered her best work set in a locale other than England), and the novel's all-European passengers are almost all here.
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