News Arts Music Food Movies Calendar Guides SFR Fun Contests About By Julie Ann Grimm | 39 minutes ago I was ready to make fun of Forrest Fenn. There had been just enough national media this spring about his purported hidden treasure to make me freshly annoyed. I suspected the whole deal was a stunt and he was starving for attention. It's been eight years since the famed Santa Fe art dealer published his autobiography, The Thrill of the Chase, and invited people to look for what he says is a chest full of gold and jewels hidden for the taking. At least three treasure hunters have died trying. It's getting on summer now, and more are likely to try. I waited weeks for my backordered copy of the book to arrive, and then shamefully didn't read more than half of it before our meeting. But not long after I set foot into his office just a few steps from his front door on Santa Fe's east side, my defenses melted. Turns out, Fenn is rather charming … [Read more...] about The Legend of Fenn’s Gold
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CLEVELAND, Ohio - Pass by Bill Boor sitting at a table at Great Lakes Brewing Co., and you will see a guy in neatly coiffed goatee and button-down shirt. He looks like a relaxed businessman having lunch, laughing with colleagues. Not necessarily a guy who helps run the state's largest craft brewery. Not only is Great Lakes the largest brewery in Ohio, it is the state's first craft brewery, and it will turn 30 this September. As the milestone approaches, Boor is not sitting around waiting for customers to walk through the door. In this ever-changing, highly competitive brewing world, he can't. With this week's announcement that the brewery is launching an Employee Stock Ownership Plan and this year's purchase of land in the Scranton Peninsula near the Cuyahoga River, Great Lakes Brewing Co. is positioning itself to remain an integral piece of the craft-beer industry. The brewery has been coy about the land - what it paid as well as its specific plans - but it's a good bet a … [Read more...] about Great Lakes Brewing Co. at 30: Where does Cleveland’s original craft brewery go from here?
Sanctuary Church — whose proper name is World Peace and Unification Sanctuary, but which also goes by the more muscular-sounding Rod of Iron Ministries — stands inconspicuously on a country road that winds through the village of Newfoundland, Pa., 25 miles southeast of Scranton. The one-story, low-slung building used to be St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. Before that, it was a community theater, which is why there are no pews, only a semicircle of tiered seats facing the old stage, now an altar. On a Sunday morning in late February, 38-year-old Pastor Hyung Jin “Sean” Moon, son of the late Rev. Sun Myung Moon, entered stage right wearing a white hoodie and cargo pants. He strapped on a leather headband and picked up a microphone. “Okay, take it away,” he said to the electric pianist and two female vocalists who function as the choir. They launched into the first of four songs: “O, light of grace, shining above / lighting my dim shadowed way … [Read more...] about Two sons of Rev. Moon have split from his church — and their followers are armed
Two commercial fisheries open each spring at Upper Cook Inlet that attract little notice and few participants, but each pays big bucks to fishermen. The first is a food and bait herring fishery that runs from April 20 through the end of May. The 150 ton catch quota is small compared to most of Alaska’s other herring fisheries, but the payout is far higher than all others. “They get $1 to $1.50 a pound, or $2,000 to $3,000 for a short ton, and the herring goes primarily into the halibut commercial bait fishery or the sport bait fishery,” said Pat Shields, regional manager for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Soldotna. In contrast, the statewide average price for roe herring at places like Sitka, Kodiak or Togiak is just 12 cents a pound, and fishermen make between $100 to $350 a ton. The Cook Inlet herring fishery serves a small, local market provided by 10 to 20 fishermen. The fish is captured in gillnets by 10-20 salmon setnet fishermen who are trying to get … [Read more...] about Where does the money come from?
By TIME Staff 11:41 PM EDT Fired FBI Director James Comey spoke out for the first time Sunday night in an exclusive interview with ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos. The sit-down comes ahead of the publication of his new book, A Higher Loyalty, on Tuesday. Read the full transcript of Comey’s interview: GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Thank you for doing this. JAMES COMEY: Oh, it’s my pleasure. Thanks for coming. GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Simple start. Why did you write this book? JAMES COMEY: I r– I was never going to write a book. But I decided I had to write this one to try and be useful. That was my goal after I was fired, to be useful. And it occurred to me maybe I can be useful by offering a view to people, especially to young people, of what leadership should look like and how it should be centered on values. And so– GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: You lay out qualities of an ethical leader. What are they? JAMES COMEY: First and foremost, it’s someone who … [Read more...] about Read the Full Transcript From James Comey’s ABC Interview