Ray Fini

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Robert Millar: A peloton at two speeds and a new breed of climbers

<b>The following feature forms part of our 'I love the 1990s series' and sees Robert Millar recount the 1991 season. It was the year everything …

A history of sanctuary cities: How Black Americans protected fugitive slaves

Frederick Douglass called on free and enslaved people to defy state and federal laws that protected slavery<p>Barbara Krauthamer<p>February 9, 2017 4:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>Over the past few days, the national climate has grown increasingly tense over the …

Black History

America’s Oldest Political Insult

Presidents have always been ‘kings’ to their enemies.<p>Of course President Barack Obama is “ an unaccountable monarch.” Of course he's “ an emperor.” It’s not that Ted Cruz and John Boehner, respectively, are right about the president’s immigration order—it’s that the presidency itself is built to …

Pro Peloton Racing in a Board Game? Cycling Party Makes it Happen

Forget Mario Party, the hot new game is all about cycling. That’s what newly formed board game publishing company Snake Eyes Games is hoping at …

Wingsuit Flying: Incredible Thrill, But 'No Second Chance'

"There is no second chance ... there is no margin of error whatsoever."<p>That's why, says Dr. Omer Mei-Dan, he and others who enjoy base jumping and wingsuit flying are grieving but aren't surprised by the recent deaths of two high-profile extreme sports enthusiasts.<p>Mark Sutton, the English …

Daylighting Takes Off as Cities Expose Long-Buried Rivers

The latest trend in urban renewal involves opening up underground streams.<p><b>There's likely an underground stream in your city, but it may soon be seeing the light.</b><p><b>Uncovering buried streams has had huge impacts in places as diverse as Seattle, Washington, Kalamazoo, Michigan, and even Seoul,</b> …

September 2012

Geography in the News: Iconic Route 66, An Adventure

Changing Planet<p>(This is an abbreviated version of a <i>Geography in the News</i> article, GITN 1122 “Route 66: A Pop Culture Icon” for Maps.com, first written in 2011 and modified with an abbreviated version for posting here on David Braun’s NGS NewsWatch blog.)<p>On Nov. 11, 1926, U.S. Highway 66 became one …