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August 15, 2004 | Ellen Barry, Times Staff Writer
At midmorning on Ocean Boulevard, the carnival music had stilled and the Log Flume was not taking customers. There was a strange silence Saturday in this resort town, after 150,000 tourists and 30,000 natives evacuated in advance of Hurricane Charley. Then Charley swept in with winds that reached 75 mph. It peeled large panels of drywall off the side of the Sailfish resort complex, scattering damp candy-pink clumps of insulation across a three-block radius. Palm trees began to be ripped apart.
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April 26, 2014 | By Cindy Carcamo
JACKSON, Wyo. - Just a few years after Thomas Ralston moved to town, a chimney fire burned down his home. Last month, he was driving when a 3,000-pound boulder fell from a mountain onto the roof of his brand-new truck. So when a police officer visited his condo a few weeks ago to tell him he had an hour to evacuate because a landslide was threatening the building, he responded the only way he could. He sort of laughed. "What are you going to do?" he said to himself and shrugged.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 8, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Greg Rodriguez, big-game hunting expert and host of TV's "A Rifleman's Journal," has been shot to death. Rodriguez was killed near the resort town of West Glacier, Mont., while visiting a local woman, according to an Associated Press report. Police believe the shooter was the woman's husband, who later returned to his home and killed himself. Rodriguez, 43, was married with two children. "Rifleman's Journal" on the Sportsman Channel focuses on Rodriguez's specialty, big-game hunting in exotic locations all over the world, along with marksmanship tips to viewers.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 2014 | By Mark Olsen
When people talk of "main street" in their coverage of the Sundance Film Festival, it's not a metaphor, as the small ski-resort town really does have a main thoroughfare that is central to much of the action. It's also the most obvious example of the tension between the growing glitz and the small-town quaintness that is part of the fabric of the event. As the film festival celebrates its 30th anniversary, these photos are a reminder of how truly intimate the event once was - and also how exciting the meetings it creates can be, bringing together critic Roger Ebert with provocateur Michael Moore, or maverick filmmakers such as John Sayles and Robert Altman.
WORLD
October 6, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Tropical Storm Norbert strengthened well off Mexico's southern Pacific coast and could become a hurricane today, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Norbert was centered 250 miles south of Zihuatanejo, a resort town north of Acapulco. It had winds of 60 mph. But its northwestern path was taking it farther from land, said Jamie Rhome, a hurricane specialist with the Miami-based center.
TRAVEL
April 7, 2013 | By Sasha Vasilyuk
COLONIA DEL SACRAMENTO, Uruguay - Straddling the crest of a sand dune, my back to the Atlantic Ocean, I watched a Uruguayan boy net fish in a river lagoon. He waded through the chest-high water, dragging behind him the reflection of the setting sun. The world was still drying from an earlier rain, but a young couple managed to sled down a damp dune onto the empty beach. Perched on the highest point between two fishing villages in this corner of eastern Uruguay, I felt as though I had stepped off the map and disappeared.
NATIONAL
April 26, 2014 | By Cindy Carcamo
JACKSON, Wyo. - Just a few years after Thomas Ralston moved to town, a chimney fire burned down his home. Last month, he was driving when a 3,000-pound boulder fell from a mountain onto the roof of his brand-new truck. So when a police officer visited his condo a few weeks ago to tell him he had an hour to evacuate because a landslide was threatening the building, he responded the only way he could. He sort of laughed. "What are you going to do?" he said to himself and shrugged.
NEWS
May 3, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A crowd of 200 unarmed Christian civilians formed a human buffer between rival Christian forces for the second straight day in a bid to stop months of bitter fighting in Lebanon. The Christian Maronite residents of the resort town on Qlaiaat, 12 miles northeast of Beirut, set up a makeshift church in the middle of town and prayed loudly for peace along the battle front line. Troops loyal to the Christian strongman, Maj. Gen.
NEWS
October 12, 1993
Israeli and Palestine Liberation Organization negotiators meet in Egypt starting Wednesday to work out detailed plans for implementation of the historic accord on self-government in the West Bank and Gaza Strip that they signed in Washington last month.
SPORTS
May 29, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
British cyclist Chris Walker, racing alone for the last 46 miles, won the first stage of the Milk Race by more than a minute over teammate and compatriot Dave Rayner. Walker finished the 114-mile stage from Land's End to Plymouth in 4 hours, 42 minutes, 50 seconds. He is also the overall leader by 54 seconds over Briton Cayn Theakston, who won Sunday's prologue.
NATIONAL
August 31, 2013 | By Matt Hamilton
Most Americans know Seaside Heights as the town made famous by Snooki and her ilk in MTV's reality series “Jersey Shore.” Mike Loundy simply knows the resort town as home. His grandfather came to Seaside Heights in 1932. The family never left, and Loundy's two daughters, he proudly notes, are fourth-generation residents. The town Loundy calls home was among the many devastated when Hurricane Sandy roared up the eastern seaboard last October. Rain, wind and surging tides tossed a roller coaster from Seaside Heights' boardwalk into the Atlantic Ocean before pummeling homes and businesses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
The massive Mountain fire remained three to four miles away the mountain tourist resort of Idyllwild on Friday, with firefighters struggling to prevent the blaze from hitting the town. Authorities reported Friday that the fire had burned 24,818 acres and was 15% contained. More than 6,000 people have been evacuated from the community, and it's unclear when they can return. Those living in the Apple Canyon and Bonita Vista areas were permitted to head home Thursday night.
TRAVEL
April 7, 2013 | By Sasha Vasilyuk
COLONIA DEL SACRAMENTO, Uruguay - Straddling the crest of a sand dune, my back to the Atlantic Ocean, I watched a Uruguayan boy net fish in a river lagoon. He waded through the chest-high water, dragging behind him the reflection of the setting sun. The world was still drying from an earlier rain, but a young couple managed to sled down a damp dune onto the empty beach. Perched on the highest point between two fishing villages in this corner of eastern Uruguay, I felt as though I had stepped off the map and disappeared.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 8, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Greg Rodriguez, big-game hunting expert and host of TV's "A Rifleman's Journal," has been shot to death. Rodriguez was killed near the resort town of West Glacier, Mont., while visiting a local woman, according to an Associated Press report. Police believe the shooter was the woman's husband, who later returned to his home and killed himself. Rodriguez, 43, was married with two children. "Rifleman's Journal" on the Sportsman Channel focuses on Rodriguez's specialty, big-game hunting in exotic locations all over the world, along with marksmanship tips to viewers.
NATIONAL
June 29, 2012 | By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times
MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. - The state's runaway fires have so far spared this mountain resort town, but as the traditionally hectic Fourth of July holiday approaches - and the flames loom nearby - economic worries hang like wood smoke over the so-called gateway to Pikes Peak. Much of the Rocky Mountain foothills region south of Denver remains a disaster zone days after the Waldo Canyon fire swept through the Colorado Springs area, killing two people and destroying 347 homes - with tens of thousands of evacuees continuing to pack into emergency shelters and overflowing hotels.
WORLD
August 19, 2011 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
Gunmen near the southern Israeli resort town of Eilat launched attacks Thursday on several civilian and military targets, killing at least eight people and wounding 40, Israeli military officials said. The attacks shattered a period of relative calm along Israel's border with Egypt and heightened concerns about growing instability in Egypt's increasingly lawless Sinai peninsula. Israelis are also worried about a possible resumption of terrorist attacks as Palestinians prepare to push for statehood recognition from the United Nations next month.
NEWS
January 29, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Archbishop Valerian Trifa, head of the Michigan-based Romanian Orthodox Church before he was deported from the United States in 1984 for concealing his wartime links to the Nazis, died Wednesday after a heart attack, authorities said. He was 72. Trifa was head of the 35,000-member Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of North America when he was stripped of his U.S. citizenship and deported for lying about his role as a leader of the Nazi Iron Guard in Romania. The U.S.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 3, 2010
SUNDAY The new docu-soap "Secrets of Aspen" charts the lives of sexy single ladies Star, Erin, Shana, Robin, Laura and Brooke as they search for Mr. Right -- or Mr. Right Now -- among the male population of the tony but tiny Colorado resort town. (VH1, 10 p.m.) MONDAY Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert engages famous faces -- including Larry David (above), Alanis Morissette and Katie Couric -- as well as ordinary people in a discussion about how we feel in the three-night special "This Emotional Life."
BUSINESS
October 8, 2010 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
In a surprising turnabout, international tourism to Mexico showed a sharp increase this summer ? a sign that tourists may be putting aside worries about the economy and fears of drug-related violence, analysts say. Foreign visitors arriving by air to Mexico jumped to 7.1 million in the first eight months of the year ? up nearly 20% from the same period in 2009 ? with most visitors coming from the U.S. and Canada, according to Mexican tourism officials. The biggest rise came in July, when tourist numbers grew 27.5% over the same month last year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2010 | By Kate Linthicum and Cecila Sanchez
Bruce Beresford-Redman, a successful reality TV producer, and his wife, Monica, the owner of a popular Westside nightclub, left Los Angeles with their two children last week for a resort in Cancun, Mexico. Family members say the couple were trying to repair a marriage that had been fraying in recent months. Monica Beresford-Redman had recently discovered that her husband had had an affair, relatives say. The pair were scheduled to come home Thursday -- Monica's 42nd birthday.
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