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Rundown for the Week of June 7, 2002

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Opening Of Show

Streetside Drama
"She told him he was rude, and he told her what he thought of that. She stood up, he got in her face, and it escalated -- then they were screaming at each other, and she swept the silverware off the table, threw the water at him, smashed the glass on the ground, and stormed off."
--Larry Massett witnessing a sort of "street drama" in the London theater district.

Traveler's Aid: India and Dangerous Places
--With the widespread violence occurring between India and Pakistan now, our Travel-Expert-in-Residence, Rudy Maxa, discusses U.S. State Department travel warnings, the possibility of canceling the trip to the area and travel insurance.

My Arabian Nights
"It may not have been a hand-delivered scroll with Arabic calligraphy, but even an e-mail invitation to Arabia is a pretty exciting message. So, with the help of Yahoo!, I became the guest of an Arabian princess -- and almost lost my life."
--Anne Marie Ruff, on the beginning of her adventures in the Gulf Coast, near the Middle East.

Local Station Break:

New Shoes
"I told the cops that it was a telegram for the Dalai Lama, and they asked me who that was. I said the Dalai Lama is the 10th reincarnation of Avalokishvara, the Tibetan God of Compassion, and they looked at me like I might be pulling their legs."
--Scott Carrier, whose journey back from India nearly ended with an arrest in a "hoods" 1974 Dodge Dart.

Traveler's Aid: Best Website for Booking Your Trip
--We talk with Bill McGee, editor of the Consumer Reports Travel Letter, and ask him, "How do you really find the best-priced airline ticket available?"

Local Station Break:

Deal Of The Week: Luxurious Canadian Getaways
--Our Travel-Expert-in-Residence, Rudy Maxa, unleashes his Deal of the Week: luxurious getaways in Canada through hotel association Relais & Chateaux.

Interview: Neil Steinberg
"I said we have to go to the Vatican, and my father said, 'but I`ve seen it.' When dad? He says in 1952. I said, 'You`re going to see it again.' It boggled my mind that he had been there and seen it, and didn`t care whether I saw it or not! "
--Author Neil Steinberg, on how his voyage with his father is not really a "warm and fuzzy" dad-and-lad tale.

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