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USA Today Issues Winter Challenge

March 9th, 2007 · No Comments · News

USA Today has joined the movement to go social. That story is being thoroughly examined. I can’t add much to it except to say I like Kayak too for travel purchases and I refuse to register for another site.

With our clocks changing this weekend, they’ve highlighted two stories to help their gentle readers:

Time change could catch businesses snoozing

10 great places to enjoy that extra hour in the sun

The first story is all about how a “Baby Y2K” may occur because many computers have not been updated for the amended time change:

It doesn’t boast the doomsday drama of the Y2K computer bug, but a looming new software snafu could become a nuisance for consumers and costly for some businesses.

The second story gives some suggestions with what to do with the extra daylight we are about to enjoy:

As we head into daylight-saving time this weekend, make the most of the extra hour of light by heading outdoors to explore these glorious parks.

Thanks for the pick, but please do you homework before you publish.

One of their suggestions is this:

Adirondack Park – New York

“A ‘forever wild’ clause in the state Constitution protects nearly half of this 6-million-acre park in the Adirondack Mountains,” Manuel says. There is no gatehouse or entry fee because 54% of the park is on private land. Having towns throughout the park is a plus for combining wilderness adventure with the comfort of restaurants and hotels. Drive up the Memorial Highway to the summit of White Face Mountain for spectacular views of the High Peaks region near Lake Placid. 518-327-3000;

It really is easy to copy and paste some stuff to create an “article” these days. You might be able to ski up the road and the extra hour of light may actually help, but Athan Manuel of the Sierra Club won’t be there to help you get your car out of the snowdrifts. The Whiteface Memorial Toll Road is NOT open to vehicles during winter. Depending on conditions, the road opens for vehicular traffic around Memorial Weekend. Also, contact ORDA for information regarding the road, NOT the Adirondack Park Visitor Interpretive Centers. Personally, I think unicycle is the way to go.

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