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AAA: Gas prices continue decline

ATLANTA — There is finally some good news for motorists. The price of gas is continuing to decline, even if only slightly. Nationwide, the price of a gallon of gas stands at $3.863 per gallon, down from $3.907 per gallon a week ago, according to AAA. In Georgia, the price of a gallon of gas dropped 7 cents per gallon — to $3.760 per gallon, down from $3.831 per gallon a week ago, according to

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U.S. Airways looking to American for possible merger

U.S. Airways is courting American Airlines as a possible partner for a merger, according to published reports and a letter from U.S. Airways’ CEO. American’s parent company, AMR Corp., filed for bankruptcy last year, but is trying to re-emerge as a stand along carrier. The move, CEO Doug Parker said in a Friday letter to employees, would allow the airline to better compete against larger rivals, including Atlanta-based Delta air Lines. So far, U.S. Airways

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San Francisco repaints hydrant during earthquake remembrances

San Francisco last week commemorated the 106th anniversary of the devastating 1906 earthquake. Four people who survived the April 18, 1906, earthquake are still alive and were honored in last week’s events, according to published reports. One of the traditions takes place at the intersection of Church and 20th streets in the Mission District. Two days after the massive earthquake, much of San Francisco had burned, in part as a result of ruptured gas lines.

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Tips to help maintain a work-life balance during business travel

(ARA) – Companies have been pumping the brakes on business travel, but as the economy improves, employees are hitting the road again, realizing that investing in in-person meetings is worth the cost. As business travelers become acclimated again to a steady life back on the road, their next challenge is maintaining that illusive work-life balance. While productivity remains a priority, 61 percent of business travelers say time with family and friends is the biggest sacrifice

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NASA: Weather postpones Shuttle Enterprise flight To New York

NASA’s planned flight to New York City of space shuttle Enterprise atop a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) has been due to weather, the space agency said. “To ensure a safe flight for Enterprise and the SCA, NASA managers, in consultation with the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, decided Friday to delay the flight because of inclement weather predicted in both New York and Washington, where the flight will originate,” NASA said in a news

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National Parks waive fees for National Park Week

ATLANTA — This weekend and next week is the time to take advantage of a National Park. The National Park Service is waiving entrance fees at national parks April 21-29 for National Park Week. The week is part of 17 days in 2012 that feature free entry into National Parks; future fee free dates for 2012 are June 9 for Get Outdoors Day; Sept. 29 for National Public Lands Day; and Nov. 10-12 for Veterans

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South Georgia excursion train kicks off 2012 season

The SAM Shortline Excursion Train has kicked off its 2012 excursion season. The train begins and ends its trips in Cordele, Ga., but many of the season’s excursions include stops at towns along the way, often including Leslie, Americus and Plains. “We have all kinds of people on our train rides,” Train Manager Kathy Odom said in a news release. “It’s the kind of daytrip that is relaxing for some, because they just want to sit

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AAA: Gas prices drop slightly

ATLANTA — Well, don’t spend this all in one place. According to AAA, gas prices nationwide dropped 2 cents over the last week to $3.907 per gallon, down from $3.929 per gallon a week ago. In Georgia, prices dropped rough 3 cents per gallon, to $3.831 per gallon from $3.863 per gallon, according to AAA. “The seemingly amicable talks with Iran on Saturday are likely to further ease tensions over the concern Iran will block

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NPS launches Civil War site

The National Park Service has launched a new website aimed at highlighting Civil War stories and sites. The site — www.nps.gov/civilwar — includes local sites, such as the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History in Kennesaw, Ga.; state parks such as Sweetwater Creek State Park in Lithia Springs, Ga.; and and national parks such as Chattanooga National Cemetery in Chattanooga, Tenn. The NPS launched the site to coincide with the 150th anniversary of

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Andrews Raid sesquicentennial commemoration continues

KENNESAW, Ga. — Kennesaw continued its celebration of the Great Locomotive Chase sesquicentennial with a reenactment of Camp McDonald. Gov. Joseph E. Brown in June 1861 established Camp McDonald as a training camp for Confederate soldiers. The camp — named for former Georgia Gov. Charles J. McDonald — was situated in what was then known as Big Shanty (present day Kennesaw). As part of the weekend, a number of local reenactment groups are recreating and