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March 17, 2002
Susan Spano is on leave. The Her World column will resume shortly.
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January 8, 2012
A pronounced omission, oui ? I was surprised after reading "Adventures on Tintin's Turf" [by Susan Spano, Jan. 1] not to have found any reference to the correct pronunciation of Tintin's name. As a retired associate professor of Spanish and a frequent visitor to France and Belgium, I noticed this. Americans pronounce it as in "Rin Tin Tin," but the correct pronunciation is more or less "Tantan," with the difficult nasal "n" at the end, as in "coq au vin," because, of course, the name is French.
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February 24, 2002
The "Her World" column will resume shortly.
TRAVEL
June 6, 2010 | By Susan Spano, Special to the Los Angeles Times
By Susan Spano Frederik Mayet, who shares the role of Jesus with Andreas Richter in the 2010 "Passion Play" at Oberammergau, remembers exactly how he felt on April 19, 2009. A crowd had gathered around a blackboard on the porch of the theater, waiting and watching as town scribe Willi Hassler chalked in the names of villagers beside the roles they had been cast to play. When the leads were written in, people clapped. "I was flying high," recalled Mayet, a 30-year-old native Oberammergauer with a passion for snowboarding.
TRAVEL
February 20, 2005
Susan Spano is on assignment. The Her World column will resume next week.
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July 15, 2007
I don't mind reading about Manchester, England, ["Manchester's New, True Grit," July 1], but I am getting sick and tired of articles about Las Vegas every week. Oh, how I miss Susan Spano. KAREN PRICE Mission Viejo Editor's note: Stories by staff writer Susan Spano will begin appearing in August.
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May 24, 2009
I enjoyed reading about Susan Spano's passion for buffalo mozzarella ["Where the Mozzarella Roams," May 10]. My husband's family comes from the Salerno area and eating le Vannulosita, as we call those delicacies, is one of the highlights of our summer vacations. Our family saying is that Vannulo mozzarella is "proof of the existence of God." Gabriella C. Marino Rome I swear I could taste the grass that the buffalo grazed on just by reading Susan Spano's story. And yes, even reading about mozzare can make you happy.
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June 6, 2010 | From The Los Angeles Times
Colette draws them to Paris Susan Spano has done it again! What a great article on Colette ["Chez Colette," May 30]. It made me want to rush to the local bookstore and then catch a plane to Paris, taking along a book bag. I plan to take Spano's story along on my next trip to the City of Light. It will be a great guide. Richard Mason, Redondo Beach Thank Susan Spano for the fascinating article about Colette's life in Paris. For more than one reason, it made me eager to return to Paris.
NEWS
February 7, 2010
Rental agencies pull Toyotas You may have to look hard if you hope to get a Toyota from your favorite car rental agency these days. Late last month, as news of the recall heated up, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Alamo and National announced that they would pull all affected Toyota models and GMC Pontiac Vibes (which share the engineering DNA of the Toyota Matrix) from their rental inventory. Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty followed suit. The vehicles won't be rented until they have been repaired.
TRAVEL
January 31, 2010
Rental agencies pull Toyotas You may have to look hard if you hope to get a Toyota from your favorite car rental agency these days. Late last month, as news of the recall heated up, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Alamo and National announced that they would pull all affected Toyota models and GMC Pontiac Vibes (which share the engineering DNA of the Toyota Matrix) from their rental inventory. Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty followed suit. The vehicles won't be rented until they have been repaired.
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November 8, 2009
Susan Spano did a great job of taking us along to England with Adams and Jefferson ["Chasing the Founding Fathers," Oct. 25]. Makes one want to take the trip. Winston Churchill was born in Blenheim Palace in 1874 and is buried in a very plain site in the small Bladon Church, across the street from the very elegant palace. Quite a statement about his elegance. Dick Mason Redondo Beach :: I was born and raised in England of American parents. I enlisted and served in the U.S. Navy at the American Embassy in London during 1942-43.
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October 11, 2009 | Chris Erskine; Susan Spano; Leslie Anne Wiggins; Judi Dash
Snow coming early to SoCal Southern California ski areas are gearing up for an early season. Snow-making is already taking place at Mountain High (above, photographed last week), thanks to the October cold snap. Meanwhile, Big Bear and Mammoth are awaiting the real stuff as more storms were predicted this week. For Mountain High, where wildfires threatened just a week ago, the snow-making was the earliest ever. "We . . . will open as soon as possible," says John McColly, the resort's director of marketing.
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August 16, 2009
Susan Spano is a fine travel writer, which is why I was so surprised when I read her article on bicycling in Denmark ["On Bicycle, See the Sights at a Sane Pace," Aug. 2], and she remarked that "no one batted an eyelash when I made two sandwiches for lunch from the breakfast provender." Hotels and restaurants base their prices on the agreement that they are to include only one meal for the customer. It is never appropriate to take food from a buffet. Maybe no one batted an eyelash because they were too polite, but you can bet that they laughed about it later.
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July 19, 2009
Arthur Frommer says our embargo on Cuba is "farcical" ["The Wide World of Arthur Frommer," by Susan Spano, July 12]. What is really farcical is his liberal double standard. Don't go to Burma [Myanmar] or Libya, but by all means go to Cuba and China. After all, left-wing tyrants are much more preferable than right-wing ones. I wonder if Frommer's guide on Cuba points out the jails where political prisoners are rotting, or advises visitors not to speak disapprovingly of the Castro brothers because they may see their vacation cut short.
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July 19, 2009
I have been slowly catching up on the Travel sections of The Times, particularly those that take me back to places fondly remembered ["Nature Studies" on Barbizon, France, by Susan Spano, May 31]. I have taught at Insead (the French business school in Fontainebleau) since the mid-'90s, and my wife and I have had the fortune to spend lots of time in its environs. This is our first summer spent in the States since 1990, so it was nice to watch this morning's Tour stage and then take your journey to places we know well.
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