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After 50 years, big changes coming to Cuba tourism

...Department, including detailed justification for all activities to prove they are sufficiently educational. That might help cut the costs for trips that can cost much as a good used car back home.For Americans who don't have family on the island or...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-12-27/after-50-years-big-changes-coming-c
Frugal skiers flock to Maine for $20 tickets and 25-cent coffee

...that caters in large part to those with money and more uppity tastes. But former three-time Olym pian Julie Parisien, who cut her teeth at Lost Valley, a small ski area in her hometown of Auburn, said Europe's covered with little places like this...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-12-27/frugal-skiers-flock-maine-20-ticket
Vail welcomes options for skiers

...ranges from $39-$114 per day.In southern Utah, Brian Head Resort is unveiling a new high speed quad chair lift that will cut ride time up the mountain in half. At nearby Eagle Point Resort, they have expanding the terrain park and installed a new lift...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-12-27/vail-welcomes-options-skiers
Tony Gwynn, Jean Beliveau were among sports greats who died in 2014

...unyielding as its nickname would suggest. JACK RAMSAY, 89: He was the consummate student and instructor of basketball. He cut his teeth in coaching at St. Joseph's and then had NBA stints in Philadelphia and Buffalo before landing in Portland. His...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-12-27/tony-gwynn-jean-beliveau-were-amo
In 2014, US economy began shaky, finished strong

...nearly 3 million jobs, the most in 15 years. Sinking oil prices cut gasoline costs to their lowest levels since May 2009. Auto sales...got significantly cheaper. Crude oil prices were essentially cut in half from this year's high. The slowing economies in Europe...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-26/2014-us-economy-began-shak
Independence Bowl teams trying to avoid losing season

...comes down to that."The weather forecast for today's game calls for plenty of rain. "You've got to cut off the correct foot. Don't cut off the wrong foot or you're going to fall on your fanny," Spurrier said.WHO WANTS TO BE HERE...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-12-26/independence-bowl-teams-t
Oddities not rare in sports in 2014

...bestowed with countless gifts as he left baseball. Even the Earth itself paid tribute. A cornfield in central New Jersey was cut in such a way to present an image of the Yankee captain's face, along with a baseball and his No. 2. "This was just something...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-12-26/oddities-not-rare-sp
Overtime

...invitation to major league spring training.Uggla played in only four games with the San Francisco Giants this year after being cut by the Atlanta Braves after the All-Star break. The Braves still owe him $13 million for 2015.The 34-year-old Uggla...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-12-26/overtime
Freshman Josh Hicks leads Rutgers to bowl victory

...attack that produced 188 yards.UCF's Justin Holman threw for 291 yards, including TD passes of 6, 14 and 2 yards to Josh Reese, who had six receptions for 75 yards. Reese's second touchdown cut it to 34-20 with 11 minutes remaining.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-12-26/freshman-josh-hicks-leads
Chelsea, Manchester City post commanding wins in Premier League

...Since losing 2-1 at Newcastle to end its unbeaten start to the campaign, Chelsea has rediscovered its fluency and the leaders cut down to size a West Ham team enjoying its best season in nearly three decades, arriving at Stamford Bridge in fourth place...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-12-26/chelsea-manchester-c