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July 18, 2013 | By Anne Harnagel
Scuba divers interested in immersing themselves in history as well as the deep blue sea will want to head to Bermuda this fall for an unusual adventure. As part of the four-day excursion Oct. 24-28, divers can search for a missing Civil War gunrunner, the Roanoke , which was abandoned and burned in 1864 off the coastal island town of St. George's.   Besides two Roanoke dives, participants will also explore the wrecks of Confederate gunrunners, the Mary-Celestia and the Montana/Nola.
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July 18, 2013 | By Anne Harnagel
Scuba divers interested in immersing themselves in history as well as the deep blue sea will want to head to Bermuda this fall for an unusual adventure. As part of the four-day excursion Oct. 24-28, divers can search for a missing Civil War gunrunner, the Roanoke , which was abandoned and burned in 1864 off the coastal island town of St. George's.   Besides two Roanoke dives, participants will also explore the wrecks of Confederate gunrunners, the Mary-Celestia and the Montana/Nola.
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NEWS
April 4, 1986 | MICHAEL STROUD, Stroud lives in Portola Valley. and
Kids watching prime-time television in Kern County these days see more than Bill Cosby and "Miami Vice." They see a cool guy in shades and black leather jacket slide out of a sports car and mingle with partying teen-agers. Girls eye him as he refuses a drink and karate kicks a beer can. The message in the 30-second spot is clear: It's hip not to drink and drive. The kids don't know it, but they are part of an experiment.
NEWS
November 29, 2009 | By Jenn Garbee, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
During a recent visit to my husband's hometown, we watched as a colorful local character saunter into the downtown Roanoke coffee shop where we were refueling. "Slow," as he prefers to be called, was decked out in a leather and leopard-print ensemble that stood out among the local Christmas tree sweater-set crowd. Yet his eye-catching appearance seemed the ideal complement to the city's new Frank Gehry-inspired museum looming outside the window. And, for the first time in years, dozens of tourists were bustling about.
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March 31, 1985 | United Press International
It keeps millions of people awake each night while others sleep, it strains countless marriages, and it can signal life-threatening medical problems--but doctors say snoring can usually be controlled with proper treatment. The word snore comes from a Middle English term that means "to snort." The characteristic rattle and wheeze generally occurs in the deepest stages of sleep when the jaw falls open and the breath rushing through the mouth causes the soft tissues of the throat to vibrate.
TRAVEL
November 29, 2009 | By Jenn Garbee
THE BEST WAY From LAX, connecting service (change of planes) is available on US Airways, Delta, United and Northwest. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $288. Roanoke is an easy drive from several major Southern travel destinations, including Charlotte, N.C., and Richmond, Va. It's about a four-hour drive from Washington, D.C. WHERE TO EAT Table 50, 309 Market St., Roanoke; (540) 904-2350, www.table50roanoke.com. Modern bistro with crab bisque ($7)
NEWS
June 26, 1988 | MARTIN MURPHY, United Press International
Hunters and biologists speak in reverent tones of the Roanoke River bottomlands, a paradise for game and a modern-day miracle of undisturbed hardwoods. Indians called the Roanoke "the river of death" for its treacherous floods. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sees it as an artery of life and hope for the threatened black duck and other species.
NEWS
November 29, 2009 | By Jenn Garbee, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
During a recent visit to my husband's hometown, we watched as a colorful local character saunter into the downtown Roanoke coffee shop where we were refueling. "Slow," as he prefers to be called, was decked out in a leather and leopard-print ensemble that stood out among the local Christmas tree sweater-set crowd. Yet his eye-catching appearance seemed the ideal complement to the city's new Frank Gehry-inspired museum looming outside the window. And, for the first time in years, dozens of tourists were bustling about.
NEWS
April 14, 1988 | From a Times Staff Writer
Claiming descent from the fabled English colonists who vanished from Roanoke Island in the 1500s, the proud Lumbee Indians have spent centuries trying to carve a place for themselves between the white man's world and the Indian's. Dutch settlers entering this swampy inland valley in the early 1730s were astonished to discover a tribe of Indians living in wooden houses, practicing Christianity and speaking a form of Elizabethan English.
NATIONAL
December 17, 2007 | David Zucchino, Times Staff Writer
It seemed like a good idea at the time. This ailing textile town, seeking an economic boost, decided two years ago to build a $21-million theater and pay a country singer named Parton to fill it with customers. Alas, the singer wasn't Dolly Parton. It was her obscure, striving younger brother, Randy Parton. And that was the beginning of a true country tale of woe in this idyllic spot near the Virginia border.
TRAVEL
November 29, 2009 | By Jenn Garbee
THE BEST WAY From LAX, connecting service (change of planes) is available on US Airways, Delta, United and Northwest. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $288. Roanoke is an easy drive from several major Southern travel destinations, including Charlotte, N.C., and Richmond, Va. It's about a four-hour drive from Washington, D.C. WHERE TO EAT Table 50, 309 Market St., Roanoke; (540) 904-2350, www.table50roanoke.com. Modern bistro with crab bisque ($7)
NATIONAL
December 17, 2007 | David Zucchino, Times Staff Writer
It seemed like a good idea at the time. This ailing textile town, seeking an economic boost, decided two years ago to build a $21-million theater and pay a country singer named Parton to fill it with customers. Alas, the singer wasn't Dolly Parton. It was her obscure, striving younger brother, Randy Parton. And that was the beginning of a true country tale of woe in this idyllic spot near the Virginia border.
NEWS
June 26, 1988 | MARTIN MURPHY, United Press International
Hunters and biologists speak in reverent tones of the Roanoke River bottomlands, a paradise for game and a modern-day miracle of undisturbed hardwoods. Indians called the Roanoke "the river of death" for its treacherous floods. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sees it as an artery of life and hope for the threatened black duck and other species.
NEWS
April 4, 1986 | MICHAEL STROUD, Stroud lives in Portola Valley. and
Kids watching prime-time television in Kern County these days see more than Bill Cosby and "Miami Vice." They see a cool guy in shades and black leather jacket slide out of a sports car and mingle with partying teen-agers. Girls eye him as he refuses a drink and karate kicks a beer can. The message in the 30-second spot is clear: It's hip not to drink and drive. The kids don't know it, but they are part of an experiment.
NEWS
March 31, 1985 | United Press International
It keeps millions of people awake each night while others sleep, it strains countless marriages, and it can signal life-threatening medical problems--but doctors say snoring can usually be controlled with proper treatment. The word snore comes from a Middle English term that means "to snort." The characteristic rattle and wheeze generally occurs in the deepest stages of sleep when the jaw falls open and the breath rushing through the mouth causes the soft tissues of the throat to vibrate.
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