October 16, 2012 |
It was Oct. 16, 1987, when a toddler who would become known as Baby Jessica was pulled from a Texas well and cheers erupted throughout the country. Events that unite a nation -- particularly those with a happy ending -- are rare, and the rescue of Jessica McClure, 18 months, was one of those. As the Los Angeles Times wrote at the time, hundreds of bone-weary rescuers and onlookers cheered in triumph when the girl was pulled out of an abandoned well after a 58 1/2-hour ordeal.
October 2, 2005
See autumn colors and get a good deal at the same time when you stay in Zion National Park in southwestern Utah. The special rates are available Nov. 1-21 at Zion Lodge. Guests who stay one night receive a second night for 50% off. Regular rates start at $131.95 a night for a standard room for two. From Dec. 1 through March 9, prices fall to $79 a night for a Sunday- through-Thursday stay and $89 for a weekend night. For information, call (888) 297-2757 or visit www.zionlodge.com.
July 20, 1997 |
These places offer exceptional quiet, according to the National Park Service: Arizona Chiricahua National Monument Fort Bowie National Monument Grand Canyon (off-season) Tonto National Monument California Death Valley Colorado Dinosaur National Monument Hawaii and Samoa Haleakala National Park Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Kalaupapa National Historical Park National Park of American Samoa, Tau and Tutuila Units Nevada Lake Mead National Recreation Area New Mexico Aztec Ruins Chaco Culture
December 5, 2010
In the past five years, 32 Boy Scouts, adult leaders and invited guests have died in outdoor activities. The list was compiled from news accounts, law enforcement reports, lawsuits and other public records. It excludes other deaths that involved occupational accidents, heart failures that occurred during nonstrenuous activities and transportation accidents. 1. Ian Joshua Miller, 2010, Coudersport, Pa. Sledding: head injury 2. Corey Buxton, 2010, Zion National Park, Utah. Hiking: lost, hyperthermia 3. Anthony Alvin, 2010, Gemini Bridges, Utah.
June 3, 2001 |
Botched elections, tumbling stock markets, falling employment and soaring energy costs. America could use a little pick-me-up, and some of us would do well to get a taste of the wonders that made our ancestors love this land. When it comes to seeing your homeland anew, there's no better way than with the fresh eyes of a tourist. Even better, see it cheaply, in the company of foreigners. For that, you can't get much closer to the ground than a Green Tortoise tour.
August 5, 2001 |
Monumental stone cathedrals and spectacular cliffs in brilliant oranges and reds await hikers in the Kolob Canyons, the northwestern corner of Zion National Park in Utah, which offers the region's natural wonders minus the crowds. The Finger Canyons of the Kolob, as they're sometimes called, have some of the most spectacular scenery in the Southwest, but many visitors to Zion never see them because they're not accessible from Utah Highway 9 and the central part of the park.