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5. COLORADO SPRINGS

Eric Peterson FrommerMedia ePub

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COLORADO SPRINGS

Magnificent scenic beauty, a favorable climate, and dreams of gold have lured visitors to Colorado Springs and neighboring Pikes Peak Country for well over 100 years. And, while the gold mining has nearly disappeared, the beauty and weather remain prime lures to this day.

In 1806, army Lt. Zebulon Pike led a company of soldiers on a trek around the base of an enormous mountain. He called it “Grand Peak,” declared it unconquerable, and moved on. Today, the 14,110-foot mountain we know as Pikes Peak has been conquered so often that an auto highway and a cog railway take visitors to the top.

Unlike many Colorado towns, neither mineral wealth nor ranching was the cornerstone of Colorado Springs’ economy during the 19th century—tourism was. In fact, Colorado Springs, founded in 1871, was the first genuine resort community west of Chicago. Gen. William J. Palmer, builder of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, established the resort on his rail line, at an elevation of 6,035 feet. The state’s growing reputation as a health center, with its high mountains and mineral springs, convinced him to build at the foot of Pikes Peak. In an attempt to lure affluent easterners, he named the resort Colorado Springs, because most fashionable eastern resorts were called “springs.”

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53. Hormone Health: Melatonin

Klatz M.D. D.O., Ronald Basic Health Publications ePub

Melatonin is most notably known as the hormone of sleep: it is produced in the dark by the pineal gland in the brain. Melatonin production peaks when we are age ten or younger, and decreases sharply as we age.

Melatonin supplementation has been shown to:

• Be valuable in resetting the biological clocks of international and transcontinental travelers. As a result, melatonin can combat jet lag and restore restful sleeping patterns in frequent flyers.

• Act as a natural sleeping aid. Compared with prescription sleeping medications, melatonin does not suppress dream (REM-cycle) sleep.

• Lower blood cholesterol in people with elevated cholesterol levels.

• Be a potent scavenger of free radicals, thereby demonstrating value against heart disease, stroke, and cancer.

• Improve sexual drive and performance.

• Increase levels of DHEA (see Tip 46) and IGF-1 (a marker of HGH, see Tip 43).

The New Anti-Aging Revolution: Stopping the Clock for a Younger, Sexier, Happier You! by Ronald Klatz and Robert Goldman (Basic Health Publications, 2003) shares insights on preventive tactics that may promote longevity.

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Chapter 11: Transport and Transition

Sarah Byrn Rickman University of North Texas Press PDF

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Transport and Transition

o date, there was no transport system in place to return ferry pilots to their home base after they delivered a plane, which meant that days could be wasted as these pilots made their way home by any means possible. Male ferry pilots were allowed to hop—or hitch—a ride in a military airplane.

WAFS were required to return via commercial airliner, train, or some other mode of public transportation.

The regulation specified that WAFS were not “to solicit rides in bomber-type aircraft either for local flying or for crosscountry flying without specific authority from the Group Commander.” This was to protect their reputations. The problem was not concern over the moral character of the WAFS, rather that the newspapers would publicize this fact and give gossipmongers a chance to question the women’s reputations.1

“If the WAFS are to succeed, our personal conduct must be above reproach,” Nancy Love told her women pilots early on.

“There cannot be the faintest breath of scandal. Among other

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3 The Airport

George Gmelch Indiana University Press ePub

3    THE AIRPORT

On islands, the airport is the gateway for most travelers. Other than cruise-ship passengers and the small number who arrive on private boats, everyone arrives by air. The airport in Barbados, Grantley Adams International, is named after the island's elder statesman, Grantley Adams (1898–1971), who was instrumental in modernizing the antiquated system of government in Barbados in the 1940s and ‘50s and in moving the country from domination by a white planter class to a democracy. The airport, which is on the south coast, was opened in 1939, modernized and expanded in 1979, and modernized again in 2007. For many years a steel band would greet arriving passengers as they made their way from the tarmac into the large immigration hall. Although it is one of the largest and most efficient facilities in the Caribbean, immigration formalities can take time. A lot of time. The delays getting through immigration, which are of considerable concern to people in the tourism industry, are unfortunate for a country that spends millions of dollars in advertising to entice people to visit Barbados.

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