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Renovations on Embassy Theatre Should Be Finished by March

By Ellie Bogue The News-Sentinel FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Renovations at the Embassy Theatre and the Indiana Hotel are on schedule for the expansion to open in early March. Kelly Updike, executive director of the Historic Embassy Theatre Foundation, said the ballroom, being built on the sixth and seventh floors of the Indiana Hotel, […]

Clark County Museum to Be Part of Bicentennial Project

By Aprile Rickert JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The Clark County Museum is moving closer to becoming a reality in time for Indiana’s bicentennial next year. The project, which has been in the works for several years, was recently accepted as an Indiana Bicentennial Legacy Project by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission. The museum in Jeffersonville is […]

Used Bookstores Help Tell Stories Along Historic Route 66

By Russell Contreras ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Travelers along historic Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles have no problem finding their fix of fake American Indian jewelry and vintage Elvis posters. But along this path motorists also will discover something once declared dead: the used bookstore. There’s the Chicago bookstore with a cat and […]

Hepburn Estate Owner Buys Saybrook Breakwater Lighthouse

By Kenneth Gosselin OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. (AP) — The New York builder who bought and renovated Katharine Hepburn’s shoreline estate and then constructed a beach house on the property has now turned his sights out to sea — and the Saybrook Breakwater Light. Frank J. Sciame Jr. said he is the buyer who placed the […]

Challenger, Columbia Wreckage on Public Display for 1st Time

By Marcia Dunn CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is offering up wreckage from the Challenger and Columbia for public view after hiding it from the world for decades. A new exhibit at Kennedy Space Center features two pieces of debris, one from each lost shuttle, as well as poignant, personal reminders of the 14 […]