Royal Caribbean’s “The Anthem Of The Seas” ship is billed as the most technologically advanced cruise vessel ever. It boasts fast internet speeds, an all-digital check-in process, a skydiving simulator at sea and the first bumper cars at sea.
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A year ago, at the start of the climbing season for Mount Everest, 16 Sherpas died in an avalanche on the world’s tallest mountain. The season was over for foreign climbers, and the disaster led to demands for better pay for the locals who make the ascents possible, and larger payouts to the families of those who were killed. A new season is about to begin, and the lost are remembered in Nepal.
When it comes to doll repair, Sandy Hohne can do it all, and quickly, too. She sculpts, paints, patches, makes wigs, and replaces eyes and teeth. In her Cockeysville work room, Hohne repairs dolls made in the early 1800’s up to the present. Her tools include a drill press and band saw for replacing doll parts, even surgical clamps for restringing the arms and legs.
A crew of cooks in Sarajevo is making a monster pot of food
Todd Richissin, The Sun’s London correspondent, reported this story by, in part, following the footsteps of a Sun correspondent who traveled with American troops during World War II, the late Lee McCardell. It was initially published in May 2005.
McCardell arrived in Neunburg with the 11th U.S. Armored Division and parts of the 3rd Army in April 1945, and filed a lengthy article about the mass funeral organized by the Americans, along with photographs of those events.
Richissin, 60 years later, interviewed many of the surviving participants.
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The Baltimore-Washington area played a central role in the events of April 1865. Lincoln, besides governing for more than four years out of Washington, traveled through Baltimore on his way to his first inauguration (and was the target of a foiled assassination plot at the time, many historians believe). His eventual assassin, John Wilkes Booth, was born in Bel Air. After he shot Lincoln, Booth escaped on a route that took him through Southern Maryland. And when the president’s body made its long journey back to his home in Illinois, Baltimore was the first city to hold a public funeral service.
Photos from the home openers for all 30 Major League Baseball teams.
On April 12, 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 63, died unexpectedly of a cerebral hemorrhage. Vice President Harry S. Truman took the oath of office as President two hours and 34 minutes later.
According to a Baltimore Sun story at the time, Roosevelt’s last words were, “I have a terrific headache.”
Archival photos depict a grieving nation at the loss of the president, serving his fourth term, who died at the “little White House” in Warm Springs, Georgia. More