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Titanic Liner Replica Being Constructed In China

Of course, the new ship is never intended to make it to the ocean, because the building site is more than 700 miles away from the nearest water. It will serve as some kind of amusement park in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. That’s 850 miles from Hong Kong and 940 from Beijing. The finished project is expected to welcome its first visitors in about a year.

With this kind of tragic historic remembrance, would there be plans elsewhere to do similar disaster reproductions? There’s already a replica of Noah’s Ark in Kentucky. How about Napoleon’s Retreat From Moscow, Custer’s Last Stand, the L.A. Dodgers in the 2017 World Series and Hillary’s Presidential Campaign? For more info, go to  www.cnn.com/travel/article/china-titanic-sichuan

JetBlue brings aboard former NYC cops in blue PDF Print E-mail

Old cop photo

This has nothing to do with the JetBlue attendant who went ballistic on a flight when a passenger hit him with her carry-on bag. However, don't be surprised if the burly flight attendant on your next JetBlue flight is a former New York City police officer or firefighter.

According to the Wall Street Journal, over its ten-year history, JetBlue has hired many former New York City cops and firefighters. These employees are among the best of the airline’s mature and reliable workers. Many of the veteran JetBlue flight attendants are fully-qualified EMTs, and came to the job with years of real-life experience in security, emergency procedures and working under stressful condtions.

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Old sailor back on gun mount of QMI PDF Print E-mail

Gun mount, QMI

The ocean liner Queen Mary I is permanently moored in Long Beach CA. It now serves as a hotel, restaurant, historic museum, meeting destination and tourist attraction. During WWII, the Queen took more than a million GIs to the European battles and back home again. The twin 40mm anti-aircraft guns, still stationed on the liner's deck, were protection from German bombers. For more information, go to www.queenmary.com

 
Beautiful beach at Maui, Hawaii PDF Print E-mail

Beach at Maui, Hawaii

Doncha wish you were here right now!

 
Destination: Alcatraz Island CA PDF Print E-mail

Alcatraz Island CA

The former Federal maximum prison is a nice place to visit in beautiful San Francisco Bay, but you wouldn’t want to live there.

 
How long should seniors continue to drive? PDF Print E-mail

Old touring car

Planning your annual autumn cross-country road trip? Driving all night to see the grandkids 500 miles or so down the coast? If you'd ask, the most favorable transportation option for older adults is to drive their own cars. However, as people age, the inevitable moment arrives when they should no longer be on the road alone. Usually sometime after age 70 to 75, family members have to keep close touch with them, making sure elderly relatives are still capable of driving. Eyesight, mental alertness, reaction times and other skills should be checked carefully and frequently.

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