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Special Information for the week of June 06, 1998

South African Train Tour

Bookings can be made through travel agents or by contacting Rovos Rail directly by post, phone, e-mail or fax.

Other South African luxury/steam trains:

The Blue Train
A modern luxury train running between Pretoria/Johannesberg and Cape Town. You can get on and off at different stops if you don't want to take the whole 25-hour journey. Blue Train bookings can be made in:
Johannesberg 011-27-11-774-4469
Cape Town 011-27-21-218-2672
Pretoria 011-27-12-315-2436
Durban 011-27-31-361-8425
Departures are on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The train leaves Johannesberg at 10:10 am and arrives at Cape Town at noon the next day. Northbound, it leaves Cape Town at 11 am. The train is popular and reservations are recommended.

Union Ltd Steam Rail Tours
A division of Spoornet, the company that runs South Africa's public train system. Runs restored steam trains on six-day tour from Cape Town along the coast to Oudtshoorn and back. Fifteen-day trips also offered.
Phone: 011-27-21-405-4391 Fax: 011-27-21-405-4395

Out & About Interview

Billy Kolber Stewart is the editor of the gay travel newsletter Out and About.

Basketball Hall of Fame

Original Hall of Fame founded in 1949 by National Association of Basketball Coaches, and opened in 1968 at Springfield College (where it was invented in 1891 by James Naismith). Current building opened in 1985. To date, there have been 222 individuals and four teams enshrined in Hall of Fame through 1997's class. Of those, only 13 were women, and nine were from other countries.

The Hall of Fame is located off Interstate 91, Exit 4 in Springfield, Massachusetts at 1150 W. Columbus Ave, Springfield, MA 01105.
Phone: 413-781-6500
Admission: adults $8, seniors $5, students ages 7-15 $5

Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday (in the spring and summer). Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

Deal of the Week

Q & A II -- General Questions

Rudy mentions:

Alpenglow Massage & Spa in the Big Sky, located on the grounds of the Big Sky Resort: 406-995-4211

Dominican Tourist Information Center 800-752-1151
Puerto Rican Tourism Company 800-866-5829

Himalayan Travel Adventures
800-225-2380 www.gorp.com/himtravel/thailand.htm

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