Travel From boom to bust and back again, Astoria appeals as gateway to the Oregon coast By ALEX PULASKI Chicago Tribune LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story July 30, 2018 04:00 AM ASTORIA, Ore. Founded a little over 200 years ago as America's first settlement in the West, this port city finds itself buoyed these days by a tourist-fueled revival. Yet history lingers here, palpable and powerful, just a two-hour drive from the state's metropolitan center of Portland. At the apex of Coxcomb Hill, the mural-wrapped Astoria Column traces the area's evolution, from Capt. Robert Gray's 1792 discovery of the Columbia River (named for his ship, the Columbia Rediviva) to the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the railroad's arrival in the late 1800s. At the Columbia River Maritime Museum, vivid exhibits paint a cycle of risk and reward. The river's violent collision with the ocean at the Columbia River Bar spins a constant tale of … [Read more...] about From boom to bust and back again, Astoria appeals as gateway to the Oregon coast
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"Why isn't there a good deli in the Gold Coast area where you can get a good corned beef or chicken soup. A big deli like New York has or LA," Susan Wolf wrote into our reader-driven series, "What's the Story?"First, the easy part. There is, in fact, a good deli where you can get both a good corned beef sandwich and chicken soup in the Gold Coast area of Chicago.The Goddess and Grocer at 1127 N. State St., near the triangular convergence of State, Rush and Cedar streets, may be the biggest surprise of a deli in a tiny gem of a shop. They will make a corned beef sandwich to order, but there's a so-called Mile High Reuben ($12) on the menu. The sandwich is lovely but relatively petite, compared with the giant deli sandwiches we've come to expect. It has simply a few slices of shaved corned beef or turkey pastrami, plus Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing, all on marble rye. A monthly calendar lists soups of the day, but one notable chicken soup is available every day: … [Read more...] about What happened to the big Jewish delis in Chicago?
The Springbok Women's Sevens hopes of earning core status on the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series were dashed in Hong Kong on Friday after the last hurdle proved too steep with the side going down 31-14 against China in the final. Twelve teams battled it out for one spot in the 2018/19 World Series, but after defeating Wales and Kenya on their way to the final, South Africa could only manage second place. Springbok Women's Sevens coach Paul Delport commended China on their achievement and said: “Congratulations to China, they were definitely the most consistent team over the two days. “With regard to our team, I feel for the squad because it was not due to a lack of effort. We were beaten by a better side in the final. “It is tough because we really wanted this, and unfortunately we came up short at the same stage last year.” Delport suggested a bigger squad to work with and more tournaments as potential moves to improve his team’s competitiveness. … [Read more...] about Bok Women’s Sevens go down in Hong Kong final
The Prince of Wales will officially open the Commonwealth Games tonight on behalf of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.The Palace confirmed previous year that Charles would represent the Queen at the Commonwealth Games, and although it was initially thought Camilla would skip the whirlwind tour, Clarence House later confirmed the pair would make the trip together.Dressed in a light grey suit, the prince shook hands and exchanged greetings with young and old who had come to welcome them to Queensland.For those who want to meet the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, they will touch down in Queensland on Wednesday as part of their royal tour in Oz.Prince Charles stopped to speak to Vanessa Cull from Runcorn, asking about the Girl Guides, asking whether it was hard to find leaders these days. "As far as the republic is concerned, or Australia's constitutional arrangements, as the prince has always said and indeed the queen has always said, it's a matter for Australians", Turnbull told Australian … [Read more...] about Prince Charles and Camilla flying into Gold Coast from regional NSW
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Prince Charles and his wife Camilla landed under a gray sky that threatened rain in Brisbane city on Wednesday on the heir to the British throne's 16th visit to Australia.The visit equals his mother Queen Elizabeth II's tally of 16 royal tours of the former British colony and comes as the 91-year-old monarch winds back her international travel commitments.Her 69-year-old eldest child arrived in Australia while the country's relationships with Britain and its monarchy are under renewed scrutiny. For the first time in the 117 years since Australia became a self-governing country, both the prime minister and the opposition leader agree that the British monarch should be replaced by an Australian citizen as the Australian head of state.While the queen is an immensely popular among Australians, her heir is less so.Before entering politics, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull led a public campaign to persuade Australia to severe its constitutional ties with the … [Read more...] about Prince Charles lands in Australia for Commonwealth Games