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April 22, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
It turns out there are consequences to befriending white supremacists. Especially if you're a public official. Mayor Dan Clevenger of Marionville, Mo., handed in his resignation letter Tuesday morning after an uproar among residents and in national media over remarks he made about Jewish people shortly after the April 13 shootings outside two Jewish centers near Kansas City. Clevenger, 59, is an acquaintance of Frazier Glenn Cross Jr., 73, an avowed hater of Jews who has been charged with killing three people in Overland Park in what officials have deemed a "hate crime.
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April 22, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
It turns out there are consequences to befriending white supremacists. Especially if you're a public official. Mayor Dan Clevenger of Marionville, Mo., handed in his resignation letter Tuesday morning after an uproar among residents and in national media over remarks he made about Jewish people shortly after the April 13 shootings outside two Jewish centers near Kansas City. Clevenger, 59, is an acquaintance of Frazier Glenn Cross Jr., 73, an avowed hater of Jews who has been charged with killing three people in Overland Park in what officials have deemed a "hate crime.
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June 16, 2013 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times
I've visited many theme parks in the United States over the last few years as the theme park blogger for The Times' Travel website, but this summer's crop of rides already has me updating my bucket list. Here's a look at some of the biggest new roller coasters, dark rides, live shows, water slides and themed lands planned for this summer at theme parks across the country. Outlaw Run Silver Dollar City, Mo. If I could visit only one theme park this summer, I'd head to Silver Dollar City in Branson, Mo., to climb aboard the triple-inversion Outlaw Run hybrid (wood and steel)
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June 16, 2013 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times
I've visited many theme parks in the United States over the last few years as the theme park blogger for The Times' Travel website, but this summer's crop of rides already has me updating my bucket list. Here's a look at some of the biggest new roller coasters, dark rides, live shows, water slides and themed lands planned for this summer at theme parks across the country. Outlaw Run Silver Dollar City, Mo. If I could visit only one theme park this summer, I'd head to Silver Dollar City in Branson, Mo., to climb aboard the triple-inversion Outlaw Run hybrid (wood and steel)
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July 17, 1985 | JENNINGS PARROTT
--Every day in Chicago after the final school bell rings, Sister Ann Heintz's kids go to work--investigating gangs, the cocaine trade and once, even, a pornography ring. The kids are amateur reporters. Their boss is a nun. And their monthly newspaper, New Expression, is a citywide tabloid for and about teen-agers that boasts a readership of 120,000. But "this is a real-world newspaper," Sister Heintz said. "It's not a high school newspaper."
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October 30, 1988 | JUDITH MORGAN, Morgan, of La Jolla, is a magazine and newspaper writer
Deep in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri, where ash trees moan and rivers run clear and wide, I came upon Garrison Keillor's long-lost sister. Her name, she told me, is Judy Dockrey Young. She has his compelling gaze and shoe-polish brown eyes. She has his dark eyebrows and simple haircut and wire-rim spectacles. Most of all, she has his voice: searing, tantalizing, tender.
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November 24, 1996 | HANK KOVELL
Signature Tours, a Southern California tour operator, packages tours exclusively for seniors. All Signature tour prices include round-trip air transportation from Southern California cities, hotel accommodations, entry fees for listed attractions and most meals. Also included are gratuities, airport transfers and small gifts such as photo albums and T-shirts. All tours are escorted. Prices are per person based on double occupancy.
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April 27, 1997 | HANK KOVELL
Trieloff Tours, which has been packaging tours for mature travelers for 15 years, is offering 20 tours this summer and fall: from New England's autumn leaves show to country-and-western clubs in Branson, Mo. The trips--many with multiple departure dates--include round-trip air fare from Los Angeles and other Southwest cities, including San Francisco, San Diego and Phoenix. Prices are quoted are per person, double occupancy. Single supplements are available.
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October 25, 2012 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times staff writer
The first volleys of the next roller coaster revolution have been fired in the forested Idaho panhandle, the emerging epicenter of thrill ride innovation. Located in the small town of Hayden, Idaho, Rocky Mountain Construction has burst onto the ride manufacturing scene seemingly out of nowhere, shaking the theme park industry like a rumbling coaster train rocketing along a rickety old track with plans to build two looping wooden coasters in 2013. > Photos: Rocky Mountain and the history of looping wooden coasters Not since the coaster wars of the 1980s and '90s have the possibilities for thrill rides, new and revamped,   seemed so promising.
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November 14, 2011 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times staff writer
At first I thought it was too early to look ahead at the new attractions coming to U.S. theme parks in 2013, but then I realized a number of big rides have already been announced and many more are already in the planning stages. > Photos: Most anticipated new U.S. theme park rides for 2013 It already seems like 2013 is shaping up as a good year for ride enthusiasts and theme park fans. Big industry players have announced major projects, and several smaller parks are planning to roll out significant additions.
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April 7, 1991 | MARCIDA DODSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER; Dodson is a reporter for The Times ' Orange County Edition. and
There is a quiet that envelopes the pristine, gentle countryside comprising two Civil War battlefields on the edge of the Ozarks. But in the silence, one can almost hear the boom of cannons, the crack of rifle fire, the yells of charging soldiers. It was on simple hills and cornfields such as these that a nation was truly born, when the United States ceased to be plural and became singular.
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September 8, 1996 | From Associated Press
The screams from carnival rides can be heard at the entrance to a tranquil crafts village. Shari Lewis and her puppets are singing with the Andy Williams orchestra. And the cave that once held square dances now is hosting a National Children's Festival. Branson has found a fountain of youth, of sorts. Its source? Grandparents.
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