Content for Tuesday, June 21, 2011

News & Stories

On the Chesapeake: Easton, Maryland

As I drove east across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge at dusk, a Peregrine falcon rose from the water over the railing and above the car into the trusses above, a fish gripped firmly in its ...

Amsterdam, Netherlands, on Queen's Day

This might be hard to believe for the fun-loving Irish lads, but I dare any Irish person out there to out-party the Dutch. Not gonna happen – and I’m not sure you’d want to. In ...

Roswell, New Mexico

Located in the Pecos Valley, Roswell grew up around large cattle ranches on land previously occupied by Mescalero Apaches. From the development of Fort Stanton in 1855 to the closure of the Walker Air Force ...

Superintendent Jesus Gandara “Separated” From Sweetwater Union High School District

On June 20, about 400 people packed Southwest High School’s gymnasium for a Sweetwater Union High School board meeting. Several hundred people packed the meeting, many wearing “Stop Corruption” buttons. Community member Kathleen Cheers set ...

Gay-Themed Parade Draws Crowd in Tijuana

Gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transexuals, and intersexuals (GBLTI) cut loose with a big parade in downtown Tijuana on June 18. Perhaps a thousand-plus marchers and partiers arrived in the beds of pickup trucks and on tractor-trailers ...

Pick Up Artist

When it comes to finding love, look no further than the Money Pit in San Marcos. That's where I was yesterday when Cupid, forgetting for a cherubic moment that I was already taken, shot some ...

Ascona, Switzerland

In Ascona, one of Lago Maggiore’s many lakeside gems, foodie and sailing fanatics alike are sure to find bliss. Located on the Italian-speaking Swiss side of Lago Maggiore in the canton (state) of Ticino near ...

The Land of the Rude

A survey entitled “Land of the Rude: Americans in a New Survey Say Lack of Respect is Getting Worse,” by author Samantha DuPont for Public Agenda, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, reports that most Americans surveyed ...