June 4, 1989 |
Soon the low roller will be cruising to Las Vegas in the same high style of the high roller. Cindy Tractman, who transported Eastern vacationers to Atlantic City during the '70s, will be delivering Southern Californians, door to door, to Las Vegas' new 332-room San Remo Hotel Casino & Resort by super-stretch limousines starting June 30. The $179 package will include round-trip transportation, three days/two nights at the San Remo. Tractman's limos will feature an open bar, videos and TV. The door-to-door limousine/hotel service is programmed for vacationers looking to be pampered without paying the hefty price.
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February 1, 2014 |
Liz Blackwelder saddled her horse in Pomona, put on her wide-brimmed hat and started riding east across the United States. She hit winter weather in Arizona and northern New Mexico, trudging on through snow and temperatures so low that icicles formed on the nose of her horse, Chungo. As the miles and months passed, she faced dust storms, rain and heat, sometimes depending on the kindness of strangers for a hot meal. Finally, six months later, she rode into Valley Forge, Pa., a distance of about 2,500 miles.
July 3, 1986 |
The Texas Sesquicentennial Wagon Train ended its six-month, 3,000-mile circle of the state Wednesday by meandering into town for a rendezvous with Gov. Mark White. The 150 wagons, many of them actual 19th-Century models that were refurbished for the trip, and 600 horseback riders reined into Gateway Park about 2 p.m. White arrived by helicopter an hour and a half later.
May 5, 1991 |
The carpeted bridge of the starship Enterprise was suddenly invaded by several dozen bald and sandaled beings attired in burnt-orange robes. Intrigued by the Lucite-and-halogen spectacle, they wandered about quietly, gently touching the flashing consoles, pointing to the padded chairs on which the famous starship captain and his officers usually sit and whispering among themselves in what seemed to be an alien language.
July 23, 1997 |
After 97 days of walking, riding, pushing handcarts and pulling wagons over more than 1,100 miles, the survivors came to the end of the trail Tuesday when they arrived at This Is the Place State Park. When Brigham Young uttered the words that gave the site its name 150 years ago, there was no welcoming party.
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December 30, 2000 |
When you think about it, Las Vegas is the one place these folks may not stand out. But they will be easy to spot at any other point along the 800-mile trail between Salt Lake City and San Bernardino. Just look for more than 200 Mormons, dressed in pioneer garb, traveling in covered wagons.
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December 14, 2002 |
Brad Dexter, an actor whose first film credit, "The Asphalt Jungle" in 1950, set the course of his career as a menacing villain on screen, died Thursday in Rancho Mirage. He was 85 and had been hospitalized with emphysema. Burly and handsome, he was often cast as a tough guy in supporting roles beside the superstars of their day: Burt Lancaster and Clark Gable in "Run Silent, Run Deep" in 1958, Frank Sinatra in "None but the Brave" in 1964.
May 21, 2002 |
Poor, poor little rich boy Gordon Clune. Poor little starving Gordon Clune. --excerpt from a PBS Net forum about "Frontier House" The widely seen PBS reality series "Frontier House" captured the many sides of Gordon Clune and his Malibu family. It caught their whining side, complaining side, feuding side and cheating side.
January 28, 1988 |
The widow of "Wagon Train" star Ward Bond died early today in a house fire tentatively blamed on her smoking in bed, authorities said. The fire that killed Mary Lou Bond, 73, left her present husband, John Diggs, 73, critically burned. Mrs. Bond, 77, kept the name of the actor who died in 1960.
May 1, 1990 |
Nearly a century after her death, a simple marker has been placed on the grave of a member of the Donner Party--pioneers trapped in a Sierra blizzard who ate the flesh of dead companions to stay alive. Mary Graves Clarke settled in Tulare County after the Donner ordeal. Forty-eight people survived the brutal winter of 1846-47 by resorting to cannibalism of 42 others who died. At 19, Clarke left Independence, Mo.