Lisa Chamberlain, New York Times Published 4:00 am PDT, Sunday, June 17, 2007 Along Route 66, which connected Chicago to Los Angeles from 1926 to 1985, roadside motels and their signature neon signs have been celebrated in books, songs and movies, as motoring west became an expression of American independence and freedom. Since Route 66 was decommissioned as a federal highway, however, many motels have been lost to the wrecking ball, while others have stood vacant, ready to be revitalized by a movement to create a heritage corridor along the historical highway. Route 66 aficionados hope that the restoration of one of the most famous stops for travelers along the highway, Roy's Motel and Cafe in Amboy (San Bernardino County) will anchor a revival of motel culture and Route 66 tourism. Roy's, about three hours east of Los Angeles, was bought by a San Bernardino restaurateur, Albert Okura, who acquired not just the motel and cafe but also the entire town. He promised the … [Read more...] about Restoring some famous stops along Route 66 / History buffs get their kicks creating a heritage corridor
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Know thy classmates! Know thyself! Culminating in: The great comebacks DebK of Rosemount reports: “These days, I’m hardly ever the youngest one in a crowd. But at Sunday’s gathering of Taxman’s high-school classmates, I was the (comparative) spring chicken. “I enjoyed that status — and my role, which was to prepare the evening meal for the reunees (which isn’t a word, but should be) while Taxman and his co-host, St. Roger the Farmhand, kept folks hydrated. “Having extensively observed attendees through my kitchen window, I am able to report that members of the Class of ’62 are holding up well. Oh, there have been changes since the last reunion: hair color, certainly, and a reported increase in familiarity with the medical establishment. But their essential qualities are unchanged. Which is a very good thing. “Taxman’s graduating class was always a small one, owing to its coming into the world during the final years of … [Read more...] about Sunday Bulletin Board: The first-wave baby boomers always bring three things to a party: (1) themselves, (2) their ailments, and (3) … ?
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Dick Feagler, who viewed life with a bemused scowl as Cleveland's curmudgeonly columnist and commentator for 50 years, died Sunday. He was four weeks shy of his 80th birthday, but in Feagler's world he was always the little kid of 1948 -- listening to his trusty Philco radio as the Indians battled in the World Series, shopping the downtown department and five-and-dime stores, or tossing a battered baseball wrapped in friction tape around the neighborhood sandlot. To Feagler, it was a nice time to live in, an even better one to periodically revisit in print, and the gauge he used to measure and cynically skewer succeeding generations. When asked why, Feagler once replied, "Because I understand that world, and I don't understand today's world." Regular readers joined Feagler on those periodic perusals of his childhood -- which began with his birth in the front bedroom of his grandmother's house on Anderson Avenue. His family later moved to the Harvard-Lee area where … [Read more...] about Columnist Dick Feagler, voice of Clevelanders for five decades, dead at 79
Caroline Simon USA TODAY Published 12:00 p.m. UTC Jun 25, 2018 Debbie Gatzek Kratter, a California attorney with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, wants to die on her own terms. She's had chemotherapy treatment, but at a point, it will stop working. She doesn't know if she'll be able to. Under current California law, Kratter will soon qualify for medical aid in dying — a procedure by which physicians prescribe lethal medications to patients with terminal illnesses who are at least 18 years old and have a prognosis of six months or less to live. But that law is in jeopardy. So is a similar law in Washington, D.C. And medical aid in dying — a controversial subject that's sparked contentious debate since the first law allowing it was passed in 1997 — is back in the spotlight. In California, an appeals court put the End of Life Option Act temporarily back in place after a trial judge ruled it constitutional in May. … [Read more...] about With D.C. and California laws in jeopardy, a fresh debate over medical aid in dying
In a live YouTube show recently, newly-elected Whitman County precinct committee officer James Allsup called for a temporary halt to all immigration.Facebook Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. The election of self-described “pro-European nationalist” James Allsup to a Republican Party post in Whitman County, Washington, has sparked local outrage and raised key questions about how party officials can oust troublesome or embarrassing members who legitimately earned their positions. At issue is whether Allsup can remain a precinct committee officer (PCO), a position weak in power but symbolically important as the first rung on a ladder toward political legitimacy. The job itself is far from glamorous. For just a few hours a week, PCOs assist in handing out flyers, knocking on doors to distribute campaign materials, and voting for local party leaders. But once it became clear that Allsup won the uncontested slot, the local and … [Read more...] about A Republican Who’s a White Nationalist Won a County Post in Washington State