Some decry padlocks of love in Paris

...Notre Dame from bridges over the River Seine?Concerns about scenery are clashing with...has been made ugly" by the locks and the Seine has been polluted by thousands of keys...the Louvre with incomparable views of the Seine's Ile de la Cite island. Locks also...

Officials end season for shrimp

...off shore, as well as commercial and recreational shrimpers working inland waters and the shoreline with cast nets or beach seines. Kenny Atwood, president of Georgia Shrimpers Association, said the harvest has remained poor, although it picked up slightly...

Disfigured by pollution, Paris bridges get a facelift

...itself, and many of the others spanning the Seine, were falling apart. Slabs of centuries-old...multi-million dollar project to repair many of the Seine's 34 bridges. Work began in 1990 and...years, divers plunge into the polluted Seine to check on the foundations of the bridges...

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Travel briefs

...Paris Beach, a lengthy stretch of trucked-in sand along the Seine River. Now in its third year, Paris Plage, as it is known...capital during vacation season. The sand will remain along the Seine until Aug. 20. This year's installation included construction...

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New exhibition focuses on creation of 'La Grande Jatte'

...about 40 people, three dogs and one monkey on an island in the Seine just outside Paris on a sun-drenched afternoon. Put them...one. "Bathing Place" shows some youths relaxing along the Seine. Significantly, most of them are gazing toward La Grande Jatte...

Williams sisters pick their colors for French Open

...arrived in France, the Williams sisters got serious. No sightseeing, no museums, no leisurely walks along the banks of the Seine for the teenage tennis stars. Just plenty of time on the practice courts in preparation for the French Open that begins Monday...

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Car-free zone keep Paris perfect for walking

...cropping up all over the city ? especially near the river Seine.Enjoy walks on the arty left bank, which was transformed...you'll be able to walk down a 2-mile car-free stretch of the Seine's right bank ? past Notre Dame cathedral, the beautiful...

Shrimp season begins

...inside each state's 3-mile limit. It also opens the commercial and recreational shrimping season for cast nets and beach seines. State biologists in Georgia and South Carolina have been monitoring the shrimp population since January and recommended the...

State extends shrimping season through January

...shrimpers who trawl the state's territorial waters up to 3 miles offshore. It also affects cast-netters and people using beach seines inshore, Mr. Holcomb said. He approved the extension on the recommendation of department biologists in consensus with shrimpers...

Romantic dining for sweethearts in Paris

...a bottle of wine under a bridge by the Seine. Nobody notices when you are stealing...yet spacious, restaurant between the Seine and the Odeon. It belongs to Jacques Cagna...little oyster-shellfish bar between the Seine and the Invalides might not seem a romantic...

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