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Calgary remains true to it's cowboy heritage, especially during the yearly Calgary Stampede. (©www.tourismcalgary.com ) Calgary remains true to it's cowboy heritage, especially during the yearly Calgary Stampede. (©www.tourismcalgary.com )
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    Searchers find body of Lawrence County woman

    Searchers find body of Lawrence County woman

    A Lawrence County woman is still missing after the boat she and her husband were fishing in capsized last night. Nancy E. List, of New Castle, was fishing in a small aluminum boat in a private pond in Scott Twp, Lawrence County with her husband Michael W. List also of New Castle when the vessel capsized. Michael says he saw his wife hanging on to the boat attempting to swim to shore when she went under water. He says after searching he went to a nearby residence to call for help. Pennsylvania...More >>
    A Lawrence County woman is still missing after the boat she and her husband were fishing in capsized last night. Nancy E. List, of New Castle, was fishing in a small aluminum boat in a private pond in Scott Twp, Lawrence County with her husband Michael W. List also of New Castle when the vessel capsized. Michael says he saw his wife hanging on to the boat attempting to swim to shore when she went under water. He says after searching he went to a nearby residence to call for help. Pennsylvania...More >>
  • Akron and YSU: "No pressure to compete for Tressel"

    Akron and YSU: "No pressure to compete for Tressel"

    University of Akrontrustees aremoving quickly in their search for the next university president, but say theyare under no pressure to act quickly because of competitionfor acandidate also being considered for the president's post at Youngstown State University.The sentiment is echoed by YSUtrustees, whoare expected toreveal soon if the remaining six applicants being considered for president includes former Ohio State and Youngstown State football coach Jim Tressel.The University ofAkronhas cu...More >>
    University of Akrontrustees aremoving quickly in their search for the next university president, but say theyare under no pressure to act quickly because of competitionfor acandidate also being considered for the president's post at Youngstown State University.The sentiment is echoed by YSUtrustees, whoare expected toreveal soon if the remaining six applicants being considered for president includes former Ohio State and Youngstown State football coach Jim Tressel.The University ofAkronhas cu...More >>
  • Suspect in Trumbull County jail hostage crisis facing death penalty case

    Suspect in Trumbull County jail hostage crisis facing death penalty case

    One of the three inmates identified as being involved in a hostage situation at the Trumbull County jail faces criminal charges that could bring the death penalty if convicted.  Authorities say that 29-year-old David Martin of Cleveland is awaiting trial for the murder of Jeremy Cole in Warren in October, 2012.Martin was a neighbor of Cole who was shot to death at a home on Oak Circle SW. A woman was also wounded during the crime.The Trumbull County Grand Jury handed up a ten countMore >>
    One of the three inmates identified as being involved in a hostage situation at the Trumbull County jail faces criminal charges that could bring the death penalty if convicted.  Authorities say that 29-year-old David Martin of Cleveland is awaiting trial for the murder of Jeremy Cole in Warren in October, 2012.Martin was a neighbor of Cole who was shot to death at a home on Oak Circle SW. A woman was also wounded during the crime.The Trumbull County Grand Jury handed up a ten count
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303km (188 miles) S of Edmonton, 788km (490 miles) W of Regina, 512km (318 miles) NW of Great Falls

Calgary dates only from the summer of 1875, when a detachment of the Northwest Mounted Police reached the confluence of the Bow and Elbow rivers. The solid log fort they built had attracted 600 settlers by the end of the year. Gradually, the lush prairie lands around the settlement drew tremendous beef herds, many of them from overgrazed U.S. ranches in the south. Calgary grew into a cattle metropolis and a large meatpacking center. When World War II ended, the placid city numbered barely 100,000.

The oil boom erupted in the late 1960s, and in one decade the pace and complexion of the city changed utterly. In 1978 alone, C$1 billion worth of construction was added to the skyline, creating office high rises, hotel blocks, walkways, and shopping centers so fast even locals weren't sure what was around the corner. In the mid-1990s, the oil market heated up again, and Alberta's pro-business political climate tempted national companies to build their headquarters here.

In February 1988, Calgary was the site of the Winter Olympics, giving it the opportunity to roll out the welcome mat on a truly international scale. The city outdid itself in hospitality, erecting a whole network of facilities, including the Canada Olympic Park, by the Trans-Canada Highway, some 15 minutes west of downtown.

Calgary (pop. 970,000) has an imposing skyline boasting dozens of business towers topping 40 stories. Despite this, the city doesn't seem urban. With its many parks and convivial populace, Calgary retains the atmosphere of a much smaller, friendlier town.

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