The two spent hours hunched over laptops, immersing themselves in an accounting program that tracked every dollar that came into Big South Fork and how it got used. As other young seasonals cleared trails, Capozzi and Cohn pondered how Big South Fork could pull in (and save) more money. They analyzed trail maintenance: How much would it cost to make paths safe again in the wake of a Southern pine beetle infestation? They studied archaeological digs: If we invest more to educate parkgoers, will we save on site preservation? They also wound up spending a lot of time convincing park staff they weren't the spawn of the devil. "We try to emphasize that we aren't just pencil pushers from Washington. This isn't Office Space," says Capozzi, referring to the 1999 Mike Judge movie satirizing corporate dronedom. "This is figuring out ways this park can do its mission better. This isn't about eliminating jobs, or any of that unsavory stuff." … [Read more...] about National Parks Inc.
It is a 14 percent increase from the previous January offers in 2017 and 2016 when the three-day ticket cost $139 for Florida residents. However, there are no blockout dates this year, according to Disney. In 2017, a few days were blocked out at Animal Kingdom. … [Read more...] about Disney sells discounted Florida resident tickets; Orange County hotel tax revenue is up
Blagojevich is serving a 14-year prison sentence on numerous counts of corruption, including trying to sell the U.S. Senate seat that was vacated by Barack Obama. Stewart served a stint in federal prison after being convicted of charges related to a stock sale. … [Read more...] about The Latest: Trump pardons conservative commentator D’Souza
The Minnesota Student Association passed a resolution in March asking that the U rechristen the Minneapolis student union, which was named for Lotus Coffman, president from 1920-1938. The group cited Coffman’s refusal to allow black students to live at the all-white Pioneer Hall at a time when discriminatory housing was both illegal and uncommon at northern universities. … [Read more...] about No more ‘Coffman’ Union? UMN might rechristen buildings
Michael Phelps of the USA starts in the final of the 100m freestyle during the Santa Clara XLI International Swim Meet, part of the 2008 USA Swimming Grand Prix Series, on May 18, 2008 at the Santa Clara Swim Club in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)###Caption History:SANTA CLARA, CA - MAY 18: Michael Phelps of the USA starts in the final of the 100m freestyle during the Santa Clara XLI International Swim Meet, part of the 2008 USA Swimming Grand Prix Series, on May 18, 2008 at the Santa Clara Swim Club in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)###Notes:41st Toyota Santa Clara International Grand Prix Day 4###Special Instructions: less … [Read more...] about Swim Club Officials Allege Ceo Embezzled More Than $600K In Nonprofit Funds