STAFF BLOG NIE ROCKS! Iceberg Sinks Titanic April 15, 1912
She collided with an iceberg and sank during her maiden voyage 100 years ago. Despite the short duration of her presence on the high seas just five days or the century thats passed since her sinking... Posted on 4/9/12 at 8:00 AM
STAFF BLOG GRAND FORKS GOURMET Titanic's Last Lunch Menu Up For Auction at $150K
An original copy of the Titanic's last lunch menu is on the auction block and is expected to fetch over $150,000.
The sale is being held by the auctioneers to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the... Posted on 2/24/12 at 9:53 PM
James Cameron has shored up his position as king of the worldwide box office. Cameron's 1997 blockbuster "Titanic" sailed beyond the $2 billion mark in lifetime ticket sales, thanks to a 3-D re-release of the film that was timed to the centennial of the ship's sinking.
It was the news story that forever changed the way news was shared.
One hundred years ago, when a “tweet” was simply the sound a bird made, the story of the Titanic’s sinking spread across the globe via a network of amateurs who used a then-cutting-edge radio technology.
Tammy Swift and Associated Press
, April 15, 2012
With remembrances and exhibits planned from San Diego to Singapore, places with few or little-noted connections to the Titanic are showing the power the tragedy holds worldwide 100 years after the vessel sank April 15, 1912, and took more than 1,500 people to their deaths.
After an entire century that included two high-profile government investigations and countless books and movies, we're still debating what really caused the Titanic to hit an iceberg and sink on that crystal-clear chilly night.
Operators of a memorial cruise retracing the route of the Titanic 100 years since it sank say it has been slightly delayed because of high winds. A spokeswoman for the Titanic Memorial Cruise said the MS Balmoral arrived Monday at the town of Cobh, on Ireland's southern coast, about two hours later than scheduled due to the bad weather.
Titanic resurfaces in its extraordinary way over this week with TV specials timed to the 100th anniversary of its sinking this month. Deep-sea explorer Bob Ballard, who in 1985 found the luxury liner's dismembered corpse strewn across acres of the North Atlantic's floor, brings one of the best for those intrigued by the disaster in “Save the Titanic” (9 p.m. Monday, National Geographic Channel).
Epic disasters — the anguished cries, the stories of heroism — are the central narratives of our age, both enthralling and horrifying. And our obsession began a century ago, unfolding in just 160 terrifying minutes, on a supposedly unsinkable ship, as more than 1,500 souls slipped into the icy waters of the North Atlantic. And the band played on. It was the Titanic. And ever since, we’ve been hooked on disasters, in general — but the tale of the great luxury liner, in particular. And the approaching 100th anniversary of the sinking has merely magnified the Titanic’s fascination.
Even as her husband, H.F. Chaffee, helped her slip between the ship railings into a lifeboat below, Titanic passenger Carrie Chaffee believed everything would be fine. It’s going to be alright, her husband assured her. You’ll be rowed back to the ship in just a few minutes. As the 100th anniversary of the epic disaster nears, some may not realize that one of North Dakota’s most prominent men was among the 1,488 passengers who didn’t make it. Chaffee, a successful bonanza farmer and financial wizard, was just 47 at the time of his death.
‘You can be blasé about some things, Rose,” Cal Hockley (Billy Zane) pretentiously sniffs about the big, doomed ship, “but not about Titanic!” And so it is with the movie about that famous ship. Love it or hate it, there’s little to be blasé about regarding the biggest screen hit of all time.
15-16 years ago, actor Bill Paxton had “an incredible front row seat” to the making of an epic, a film that became the biggest blockbuster ever at the time. It was “Titanic,” now back in theaters in 3-D for the 100th anniversary of the great ship's sinking. And Paxton, longtime pal of director James Cameron, was one of its stars.
Interest in the Titanic sails on as the 100th anniversary of its April 15, 1912, sinking draws near. Museums, theaters and even hotels are preparing special menus to mark the centennial. Some organizers took menu cues from “Last Dinner on the Titanic: Menus and Recipes from the Great Liner” by Rick Archbold and Dana McCauley (Madison Press, $25.95).
Eleven-year-old John Payne has been a student of the Titanic since kindergarten. He has scrupulously re-searched the ship, built a model out of Lego freehand and successfully lobbied his fifth-grade teacher in suburban Chicago to let him mark the disaster's centennial with a multi-media presentation for his class.
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