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March 16, 1997 | HUGH A. MULLIGAN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Between "The Parade" and "The Book," this gracious, old Southern city, with its shady jasmine-scented squares, has become hotter than a pepper sprout. "The Parade" is Savannah's St. Patrick's Day Parade, which dates back to 1813 and now ranks as the world's second-largest. A bash of Donnybrook Fair proportions, the celebration goes on for several days, draws a half-million spectators, generates $8 million in business and decimates pyramids of beer kegs along the cobblestoned riverfront.
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March 15, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
When it comes to St. Patrick's Day, we know that Chicago and New York are big names. But who would have dreamed that Savannah, Ga., hit No. 3 in Orbitz's picks for the top 10 St. Patrick's Day destinations? And with good reason. Savannah starts its celebrations in earnest in mid-February with an Irish festival, a Celtic cross ceremony on March 1 and many lesser parades and events leading up to its big St. Patrick's Day Parade, said to be the second-largest in the U.S. This year, hotels are booked, and the city of 125,000 is expecting 1 million spectators to line its historic streets.
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November 14, 1996 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Scientists have realized that you can't observe an experiment without affecting its outcome. The same applies to writing about real-life characters. Lives change. Take The Lady Chablis--her full legal name--of Savannah, Ga.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 1997 | JOHN LEE HANCOCK
It's unusual for a screenwriter to participate in the shooting of a movie, but at the invitation of director Clint Eastwood, I spent last spring on the set of "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" helping re-create events that occurred in Savannah, Ga., 15 years ago.
NEWS
March 15, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
When it comes to St. Patrick's Day, we know that Chicago and New York are big names. But who would have dreamed that Savannah, Ga., hit No. 3 in Orbitz's picks for the top 10 St. Patrick's Day destinations? And with good reason. Savannah starts its celebrations in earnest in mid-February with an Irish festival, a Celtic cross ceremony on March 1 and many lesser parades and events leading up to its big St. Patrick's Day Parade, said to be the second-largest in the U.S. This year, hotels are booked, and the city of 125,000 is expecting 1 million spectators to line its historic streets.
NEWS
December 17, 1995 | JOAN KIRCHNER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Three days after this regal coastal city elected its first black mayor, the campaign manager warned the staff: Beware of all packages delivered to the office. No one had threatened violence but "we can't take any chances," he said. In a majority black city that has thrived on all-white social clubs, segregated neighborhoods and separate debutante balls for each race, residents are adjusting to the latest shattered racial barrier.
NEWS
October 14, 1994 | From Associated Press
Flooding from at least 14 inches of rain in two days closed streets and schools Thursday and forced the evacuation of about 200 homes. In downtown Savannah, children played in streets where floodwaters began to recede after rising to five feet. Children rode their bicycles into the water, and a group of about eight played on a fishing boat. "We're having fun for once," said 12-year-old Kelly Pringle. Adults had a different view.
NEWS
July 21, 1994 | KEN McALPINE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Six days from now, Emmy Klassen will straddle a bicycle outside a Holiday Inn in Irvine. Around her people will hurry about, occupied by important matters. Banners will sag in the morning quiet. There will be a final few words of encouragement, only half heard. Klassen will lift her head and peer into a distance she can't see, her mind's eye reeling through scrubby deserts, mountain passes and sweeping seas of dust-brown grass and two-lane roads that turn into blackness spotted by fireflies.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 1997 | JOHN LEE HANCOCK
It's unusual for a screenwriter to participate in the shooting of a movie, but at the invitation of director Clint Eastwood, I spent last spring on the set of "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" helping re-create events that occurred in Savannah, Ga., 15 years ago.
TRAVEL
January 31, 2010 | By Christopher Reynolds
Every year, millions of people find themselves craving a vacation from greater Los Angeles. Many of these people don't want to cross state lines or climb mountains or contend with deserts, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, redwoods, Gold Country or Mickey Mouse. Which leaves them facing this question: San Francisco or San Diego? Or, as some people would phrase it: Think or swim? It is a per-capita fact that one city has more surf shops and the other has more college graduates. But there's more to this choice than that.
NEWS
March 16, 1997 | HUGH A. MULLIGAN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Between "The Parade" and "The Book," this gracious, old Southern city, with its shady jasmine-scented squares, has become hotter than a pepper sprout. "The Parade" is Savannah's St. Patrick's Day Parade, which dates back to 1813 and now ranks as the world's second-largest. A bash of Donnybrook Fair proportions, the celebration goes on for several days, draws a half-million spectators, generates $8 million in business and decimates pyramids of beer kegs along the cobblestoned riverfront.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 1996 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Scientists have realized that you can't observe an experiment without affecting its outcome. The same applies to writing about real-life characters. Lives change. Take The Lady Chablis--her full legal name--of Savannah, Ga.
NEWS
December 17, 1995 | JOAN KIRCHNER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Three days after this regal coastal city elected its first black mayor, the campaign manager warned the staff: Beware of all packages delivered to the office. No one had threatened violence but "we can't take any chances," he said. In a majority black city that has thrived on all-white social clubs, segregated neighborhoods and separate debutante balls for each race, residents are adjusting to the latest shattered racial barrier.
NEWS
October 14, 1994 | From Associated Press
Flooding from at least 14 inches of rain in two days closed streets and schools Thursday and forced the evacuation of about 200 homes. In downtown Savannah, children played in streets where floodwaters began to recede after rising to five feet. Children rode their bicycles into the water, and a group of about eight played on a fishing boat. "We're having fun for once," said 12-year-old Kelly Pringle. Adults had a different view.
NEWS
July 21, 1994 | KEN McALPINE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Six days from now, Emmy Klassen will straddle a bicycle outside a Holiday Inn in Irvine. Around her people will hurry about, occupied by important matters. Banners will sag in the morning quiet. There will be a final few words of encouragement, only half heard. Klassen will lift her head and peer into a distance she can't see, her mind's eye reeling through scrubby deserts, mountain passes and sweeping seas of dust-brown grass and two-lane roads that turn into blackness spotted by fireflies.
NEWS
May 17, 1992 | Associated Press
A single-engine airplane crashed Friday in a wooded area after taking off in dense fog, killing five people, authorities said. The Piper Cherokee PA 32 plane was bound for Savannah, Ga.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 2003
Making plans: Actor Ben Affleck and his actress-singer fiancee, Jennifer Lopez, have bought two houses, both 10,000 square feet, on Hampton Island, 35 miles south of Savannah, Ga.
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