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"Town Hall Aerial" showing at the Senior Activities Center for the month of June, 2015.

ABOUT WESTON
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Web-contact, click here: margaret@aboutweston.com

"About Weston" provides original research on Weston, Connecticut, links to official sources, and expresses the opinions of this Weston, CT website.

We attend many town board and commission meetings, observing via Town Channel and School Channel at times.  In order to find our reports, please type in name of board or commission in the search box above - and instantly, you can find unbiased information about Town of Weston activities, as long ago as December 1998, when we began covering the Weston government meetings scene, online.  CENTRAL PART OF TOWN and SUSTAINABILITY are our most recent planning exercises...



ABOUT TOWN'S "STRATEGIC PLAN" - Need for being truly committed to sustainability.  Our process independent of whatever will be discussed officially:

                


Sustainability means, among other things, spending money or resources wisely.  And planning is an activity that should assist in making choices when resources are limited (or in this case, when natural resources are perhaps, limiting).

For more on sustainability, please visit our page begun in 2012:  http://www.aboutweston.com/SustainableStudy2012.html





LATEST "ABOUT TOWN" SHOW:  

"ABOUT TOWN" PRESENTS A VERY SPECIAL INTERVIEW WITH THE HONORABLE GAIL LAVIELLE, CONNECTICUT STATE REPRESENTATIVE, 143rd DISTRICT:

The Honorable Gail Lavielle, CT State Representative for the 143rd District, reports on what the Legislature has been up to during its 2015 biennial "Long Session."  Her exceptionally informative comments about critical issues involving the State budget, transportation, taxes, and some particularly worrisome bills that have been proposed, should not be missed! 






AND SOME NOTABLE PREVIOUS SHOWS:


"ABOUT TOWN" INTERVIEWS LYN KIMBERLY, AMERICAN WANDERER, LLC, AND CAMP BERGER OF THE CONNECTICUT STATE GRANGE:

Lyn Kimberly and her husband Chris Kimberly founded and run a unique camp-on-wheels for young people, called American Wanderer.   Prepare to be amazed at the sights of some of the most spectacular scenery you've ever seen, in the National Parks of our American West!  Hear about this, and about how they are also revitalizing Camp Berger of the Connecticut State Grange, a very special summer camp for kids.

And for more, visit their websites, www.americanwanderer.com and www.campberger.com

For Windows Users (best viewed via Internet Explorer, which will automatically open Windows Media Player and begin playback without waiting for the entire file to download):

    http://www.aboutweston.com/Kimberly11-19-14.wmv

For Windows or Apple/Mac users (depending on the software you are using, playback may not begin until the entire file has downloaded, which may take several minutes or more depending on the speed of your internet connection):

    http://www.aboutweston.com/Kimberly11-19-14.mp4


WATCH NOW!


"ABOUT TOWN" INTERVIEWS KAREN TATARKA, DIRECTOR OF THE WESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY:
Do you think that librarians and public libraries are becoming less useful in this digital age?  Think again!  Find out some of the many reasons why that is not at all true, in this exceptionally informative interview with the director of the Weston (Connecticut) Public Library.  WATCH NOW!



Connecticut Plan of Conservation and Development 2013-2018:
Daniel Morley and Dimple Desai, of the Intergovernmental Policy Division of Connecticut's Office of Policy and Management, discuss the draft 2013-2018 Plan of Conservation and Development for Connecticut, which is now undergoing public review and comment.  Watch this informative two-part interview about matters that affect every one of Connecticut's 169 towns and cities.  WATCH NOW!




"ABOUT TOWN" INTERVIEWS ALLEN SWERDLOWE, AIA, CHAIRMAN OF THE BUILDING COMMITTEE, TOWN OF WESTON:

Distinguished architect Allen Swerdlowe, AIA, of  "Design Seven Architects", serves as chairman of the Building Committee of the Town of Weston, and also as a member of the Town's Global Facilities Committee.  In this highly informative interview he fills us in on the status of recent and ongoing construction projects involving Weston's school and town facilities, and on visions for the future of central Weston.  In the process we learn about how the dedicated architects, builders, HVAC specialists, and other construction professionals who serve on the Committee, as unpaid volunteers, have managed to accomplish every project in recent memory on time, on budget, and with beautiful and high quality results.  WATCH NOW!


"ABOUT TOWN" INTERVIEWS COLLEEN PALMER, Ph.D., SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS FOR THE WESTON (CONNECTICUT) PUBLIC SCHOOLS:
What is happening
in the Weston Public Schools, to which 80% of our municipal tax dollars are directed?   How do we achieve that delicate balance between maintaining educational excellence and minimizing taxpayer impact...as well as assuring safety for students and staff?  What are Common Core Standards all about?  And how can our school facilities serve as a resource for the broader community?  Dr. Palmer addresses all of these issues and more in a very special two-part interview.  Dr. Palmer is active in the regional association of education leaders in Southwestern Connecticut, and has much experience in the Hartford area as well as having served as Deputy Executive Director of CREC (Capitol Regional Education Council).  She also serves on a task force created in 2013 by the State Legislature to identify opportunities to offer relief to public schools from mandates that may be negatively affecting their ability to provide the best possible education to students.
We learned a lot!!!  WATCH NOW!

How do Connecticut's financial problems affect the future of public education?  Watch the 2013 winner of "Friend of the Gifted" award report on the Legislative Session!
In this very special "About Town" interview Senator Toni Boucher tells us the latest about legislative matters that affect all of us.  Special focus is given to the relationship between Connecticut's budget problems and education. 
Don't miss the very special insights she provides.  WATCH NOW!!!

FOOD FOR THOUGHT...
Amy Kalafa serves on the Town Committee overseeing the future of one of the most beautiful properties in the beautiful Town of Weston, Connecticut.  Her exceptionally diverse and distinguished background also includes authoring of the book "Lunch Wars:  How to Start a School Food Revolution and Win the Battle for Our Children's Health"; creation of the documentary film "Two Angry Moms:  Fighting for the Health of America's Children"; and establishment of the related website www.angrymoms.org.   She has produced award winning films and television programs, and has written magazine articles related to health education for more than 25 years, and has been featured on Good Morning America, Rachael Ray, Fox News Live, and in USA Today and The New York Times.  Don't miss this very special interview!  WATCH NOW!

CLIMATE CHANGE
Dr. Floyd Lapp, F.A.I.C.P., is the Executive Director of the South Western Regional Planning Agency (SWRPA).  This program provides an informative look at current regional planning issues and activities, with special focus on Hurricane Sandy, and how good planning must address the effects of climate change.  WATCH NOW!

PROTECTING YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE!
The Honorable Denise Merrill, Connecticut Secretary of the State, visits "About Town" to discuss what has gone on since she and the administration of Governor Malloy took the helm after the unfortunate voting travesty in Bridgeport on Election Day 2010.  Learn about how Secretary Merrill has responded with ideas that can make our democracy here in Connecticut work better!   WATCH NOW!!!

Vision and design in the built environment.
Distinguished architect Allen Swerdlowe, AIA (www.d7architects.com) serves as Chairman of the Building Committee and the School Building Committee of the Town of Weston, CT.  In this very special interview he presents valuable insights into Weston-specific issues, as well as into the important role that good architectural and urban design can play in both the educational process and in making cities and towns better places to live.  WATCH NOW!

Public Safety to the fore!
It has been three years since we previously spoke with the Chief of Police of the Town of Weston, John Troxell.  How have some important police initiatives gone since then, what is on deck, and what does the future hold for traffic, public safety, and community building in this small part of Connecticut?  How about pedestrian circulation initiatives?  Traffic signals?  WATCH NOW!


Guaranteed to liven up your winter!  Mystery, the drama of reality, PLUS endangered species!
"About Town" interviews author and journalist Jessica Speart.  Part 1 focuses on her career and how she became a writer of mystery novels.  This covers a fascinating journey from theatre and TV to environmental journalism to mystery writing!  Ms. Speart's protagonist, a Fish and Wildlife biologist, and essentially an alter-ego, saves endangered species.  In Part 2, Ms. Speart describes how her writing evolved to non-fiction and how her first book in this genre, "Winged Obsession," which will appear in print in April, not only explores a fascinating criminal subject as the central figure, but delves into the intrigues of international derring-do!
  All of which puts us in the mood to challenge a snowy winter with a good read!  WATCH PART 1 and WATCH PART 2

Leadership in tough times
How to keep the "ship of state" afloat in these difficult economic times is perhaps the biggest challenge for Hon. Gayle M. Weinstein, First Selectman of Weston.  Perhaps equally as significant is the need to respect and listen to all voices, and permit the greatest possible number of Westonites to have a say in government.  WATCH NOW!


WE'VE GOT A NEW PLAN!  How is implementation going?

The Town of Weston, Connecticut has just completed the once per decade update of its Plan of Conservation and Development, as mandated by Connecticut state law.  We are privileged to present this valuable interview with Stephan Grozinger, Esq., chairman of Weston's Planning & Zoning Commission, who tells us all about the process and its results!   WATCH NOW!


GET TO KNOW THE WESTON WESTPORT HEALTH DISTRICT!  As the eighth year of "About Town" interviews begins, a three-part series on our health gets underway.  The WWHD was one of the first groups we interviewed, just after September 11, 2001.  Eight years on, the role of the WWHD has expanded, and for some of its functions, the District's borders have widened!  Learn about H1N1 flu, water quality, environmental health, emergency management, and many other topics that are fundamental to maintaining our health, our environment, and even the value of our homes! - GO TO LINKS and watch now!




ON FILE - SEE THESE AGAIN!  
          

 

"ABOUT TOWN" INTERVIEWS HON. ROB SIMMONS, CONGRESSMAN 2001-2007 AND CANDIDATE FOR U.S. SENATE 2010:  The Honorable Rob Simmons, who represented Connecticut's 2nd Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives from 2001 to 2007, is an especially distinguished guest.  Mr. Simmons was a candidate for the Republican nomination for United States Senator, in the 2010 election.  Learn more about Mr. Simmons' distinguished career of service to his state and country - Watch here!

The Honorable Woody Bliss, shown above at the left, served as Weston's First Selectman from 2001 to 2009, was a member of the Board of Selectmen for ten years, and served as chairman of Connecticut's South Western Region Metropolitan Planning Organization.  He chose not to seek re-election in November, 2009.  Watch an exceptional interview with him, in which he reflects on his years of service, and provides valuable insight into the issues facing Weston.
Watch now!

Watch this two-part interview with Westonite Jim Lomuscio, shown above second from left, who draws on his distinguished career as a non-fiction author, journalist, editor, and teacher, to provide us with truly unique insights into the field of writing, and the state of journalism today.  Mr. Lomuscio's books include "Village of the Dammed:  The Fight for Open Space and the Flooding of a Connecticut Town" (finalist for the 2006 Connecticut Book Award in Nonfiction), and the McGraw Hill college writing textbook "Writing with Your Head & Your Heart:  Balancing Logic and Emotion to Create Powerful Nonfiction."  He currently serves as Full Time Professor of Writing in the Department of Writing, Linguistics, and Creative Process, at Western Connecticut State University.  Watch now!

Keeping educational costs down and standards up isn't easy in 2010!  Find out about how Weston's public school system achieves a balance between continuously improving educational excellence and fiscal responsibility, from our Superintendent of Schools and from the school system's Director of Finance & Operations.  Watch now!  And for their informative rundown on the previous year's budget preparation process, Watch now!

CT State Senator Toni Boucher (R-26th) provides important insight, perspective, and wisdom concerning the major issues facing Connecticut residents in these challenging times.  Watch "About Town" on YouTube here!

One of our best interviews yet!!!  Weston's new Police Chief, John Troxell, gives us a rundown on traffic control planning, safety measures for all forms of vehicles, and the outlook for “street life” or pedestrian-friendly improvements for 21st century Weston, among many other interesting things! - Watch now!

Director of Public Works for the Town of Weston, Joe Lametta, brings us up-to-date on the responsibilities of DPW as we update the Town Plan!

A wonderful lecture concerning Art and Painting, by a noted authority and a really great teacher!  See David Dunlop (website www.daviddunlop.com) discussing "New Materials, New Patterns, New Histories:  The Future for Painting."  This lecture was presented on March 1, 2009, at the Silvermine School of Art, of the Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT:

    If you are using a cable or dsl connection, click here:  http://www.aboutweston.com/Silvermine-Dunlop3-1-09CableVersion.wmv   (File size is 208 megaBytes; the lecture comprises 1 hour 39 minutes)
    If you are using a dial-up modem connection, click here:  http://www.aboutweston.com/Silvermine-Dunlop3-1-09ModemVersion.wmv   (File size is 37 megaBytes; the lecture comprises 1 hour 39 minutes)

Nichole Peyreigne, Mezzo-Soprano, and Grace Heaphy, Pianist, are two extraordinary young talents in the field of classical music.  Watch them perform in a very special concert to benefit pediatric brain tumor research via the Making Headway Foundation, to help support the research of distinguished neuro-oncologist Dr. Jeffrey Allen of NYU Medical Center.  Watch now!

"ABOUT TOWN" interviews Dr. Jeana Wirtenberg, Director of External Relations and Services at the Institute for Sustainable Enterprise of Fairleigh Dickinson University: In this very special two-part edition of "About Town," a leading authority tells us all about Enterprise Sustainability, and how corporations can and in some cases are implementing "win-win-win" strategies that are good for the environment, for society, and for themselves.--Watch now!

MAGIC!  So you want to learn to make some?
Watch now!  Also, see "Art Through A Poet's Eye," featuring Adele Kamp, as well as all three parts of the Weston High School tour: click here!


INQUIRING MINDS WOULD LIKE TO KNOW:  MIGHT THERE BE A SPECIAL TOWN MEETING CALLED THIS SUMMER TO APPROVE EMERGENCY SERVICES COMPLEX?  SHOULD THERE BE?
The "Global Facilities Committee" - our "picture stories" and dates:  March 30, 2015November 4, 2014October 30, 2014June 20, 2014March 20, 2014October 25, 2013June 21, 2013June 10, 2013.


TABLE OF CONTENTS: 


T O P   S T O R Y   T O D A Y ;  

Introduction and topics of interest;  

Unofficial notice of Public Meetings
  we plan to attend and our Board of Selectmen's notes;  GLOBAL FACILITIES COMMITTEE;  Tri-Board Meetings...and turning the page with a real planner...

ANNOTATED RECENT MEETING ACTIONS

Bankrupt cities, states and...here.  What will the Supreme Court get into this in the 2014-2015 Session?

Town of Weston

Link direct to property transfers;
this is most recent sales info online.
Previous reassessment:
  Check here
CENTRAL PART OF TOWN 2012/13 Plan;  what is the GLOBAL FACILITIES committee and what is it doing - picking up the "central part of town" task!
Find 
police speed-hump policy;

PROMOTIONAL VIDEO/  
Education:  New Sheff agreement;  QUICK LINK TO BIRTHS/ENROLLMENT AND THE FULL REPORT 2014;  QUICK LINK 2012 school population history and projections.  And a HISTORY LESSON:  Demographics of Higher Education:  http://www.nebhe.org/thejournal/is-our-aging-population-a-threat-to-education/

Connecticut Government:

Where is the legislative process now?  OMG the bills are out on the floor!  http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGATodayFileCopies/CGAAllPA.asp

http://www.ct.gov/
STATE TAX PANEL NEWS
STATE TRANSPORTATION FINANCE PANEL
REGULATIONS OF CT AGENCIES;  NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT REGULATIONS:
  http://www.sots.ct.gov/sots/cwp/view.asp?a=4431&q=520270
Research page
CT Senate Districts map and street list for Weston; 
CT-N the Legislative news network.
State of Connecticut "Responsible" Planning:

OPM ON COG

OUR REPORTS:  WESTERN CT COG ABOUT TOWN UNOFFICIAL MEETING NOTES AND PICTURE STORIES
PLEASE VISIT SITE UNDER CONSTRUCTION FOR WCCOG:  http://www.westernctcog.org/
MORE victorious and good luck to them:  http://www.housedems.ct.gov/MORE/
SWRPA and HVCEO no longer exist as governmental entities:  January first of 2015 only COGs in CT:
SWRPA (Regional Plan of C&D 2006-2015) now part of an18-town WCCOG - website under construction - link to new entity's meetings here.
No longer part of an 8-town region, Weston has abandoned traditional Regional Planning. OPM, long wanting to get rid of SWRPA, has won. 
Similarly initialed organizations in the 50 states: (ME) http://www.wccog.net/ and (PA) http://wccog.us/ as well as several others.


Planning ideas and matters from elsewhere


Environment:  as in "weather events."


SUSTAINABILITY - ABOUT WESTON'S STUDY AND NEWS HERE.
INVASIVE SPECIES IN WESTON?
  http://www.eddmaps.org/distribution/
CENTRAL PART OF TOWN 2012 - earlier;  Bioswale explanation here:  http://www.grownyc.org/openspace/green-infrastructure-toolkit/bioswales
COASTAL RESILIENCE
http://coastalresilience.org/
LOW IMPACT DEVELOPMENT REGS IN ISLAND COUNTY, WA
Another one of our studies going on...CENTRAL PART OF TOWN:  IS THERE A PLAN FOR THE FUTURE?
When or if it rains, it pours, in CT, department - some ideas in run-off detention here
CLIMATE policy relates to CT DEEP here. 
CT Stream Flow Regs update here.
NEED A MAP OF ANYWHERE IN CT?  http://ctecoapp1.uconn.edu/aerialviewer/viewer.htm

From Washington, D.C.:  State of the Union?  Supreme Court 2014-2015;  Check up on Congress here;  Census Bureau report on income, poverty and health care.  Redistribution of the wealth...

From Across the Pond:


WHAT CONSTITUTES AN EMERGENCY IN THE UNITED STATES?   Start here.   GLOBALLY?  And what about migration Africa to Europe, for example?

 

ADAP:

HAZARDS OF ALL KINDS, NATURAL AND MAN-MADE: 


WESTON POLICE DEPARTMENT here;  AND A MORE RECENT RELATED LINK;

WWHD here

Weston Emergency Management page here

Icelandic ash over Europe (remote sensing map) and frontpage portrait of the ash as it moves along high above...

WEST NILE VIRUS IN THE AREA;  HOW ABOUT LYME DISEASE?  AND NATURAL DISASTERS?


NOTES AND E-SOURCES: 

Annotated bibliography...please remember that this WEBsite is not official; it views events of the day as may impact good planning ...regional comparisons or examples provided...and:
A direct link to the newspaper who's main office is closest to the Legislature -  Hartford Courant;
Internal links organized in "biblio" page here!
Link to "About Town" television program information; 



OTHER: 


Watercolors by Hannah Ferenbach

"Foggy Dune"




CL&P Power outage info, left;  some CT summer "events" and 2014 London. far right; "extreme weather" advice (link to article).
Now EVERSOURCE: 

OUTAGE MAP:  https://www.eversource.com/clp/outage/outagemap.aspx
REPORT OUTAGE:  https://www.eversource.com/clp/customer/outage/outagelogin.aspx
SAFETY TIPS:  https://www.eversource.com/Content/ct-e/residential/safety
CL&P:  http://www.cl-p.com/home.aspx   

Storm Center:  http://www.cl-p.com/stormcenter/default.aspx  
Outages:  http://www.cl-p.com/outage/default.aspx  
Outages Map:  http://www.cl-p.com/stormcenter/outagemap.aspx
CL&P: Statewide outage chart

And here is a link to United Illuminating (the area in grey on CL&P map):  http://www.uinet.com

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EMERGENCY: COULD BE TRAFFIC OR MASS TRANSIT, COULD BE WEATHER:  Never too much weather background

WEATHER REPORTS:

http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/okx/
FORECAST FROM ACCU WEATHER

From the National Weather Service (simple local report),
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - LOCATE DETAILED FORECAST HERE: http://www.weather.gov/
How much snow?

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Report on traffic.

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Need a calendar?  http://www.timeanddate.com/

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Focus on our neighbor to the south?  Read about Westport now...other stuff?

Silvermine Guild and Art School here...
Sound Cycling.

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N o w   a   G O O G L E   a d v i s o r . . .


News of Matthew Zachary: http://matthewzachary.com/#concertpianist 
PRACTICE-A-THON '08
Is it, in the end, all about the economy?
I.M.F:  http://www.imf.org/external/
Debt Clock
Associated Press
Reuters
OPM "Fiscal Indicators" (most recent online)
CT newspaper other than CTNEWSJUNKIE with a "presence" in D.C.:  http://ctmirror.org/
CT sources:  http://www.aboutweston.com/CONTENTS.htm#ctap



DCNEWSJUNKIE-Weston connection...NEW

 
 

Or roll your own?  Remember this?

White smoke on tax deal might require cigarette tax
CT MIRROR
By: Keith M. Phaneuf | May 30, 2015

Struggling to close a budget deal, legislative leaders and members of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration have spent much of the past two days engaged in a balancing act that’s one part finances, one part politics.

Still needing a relatively small amount of revenue – tens of millions of dollars in a two-year budget of more than $40 billion -- negotiators have struggled to find acceptable sources that will yield dollars without costing votes.

And sources familiar with the process say one option examined closely over the past two days involves raising once again what traditionally has been among the politically safest taxes, the one on cigarettes...story in full:  http://ctmirror.org/2015/05/30/white-smoke-on-tax-deal-might-require-cigarette-tax/




MOST RECENT MEETINGS OF INTEREST ATTENDED AT LEFT:

Uncharted Charter territory?  Referendum #2 decides end of Budget Process 2015...on to local Election Season?
 

                 

Selectmen on May 21st did a few things...passed Dog Ordinance (rev);  decided how to move forward with "options" now that North House is to be "mothballed" and "Kinderland" to be kept in use for 8 years until consolidation at WMS for administration can be effectuated ("back to 2 slices" as that is where the administrative offices were prior to 2001 School Construction Referendum).  How to make this all work?  One option is be sure Power Point device works all the way through a presentation.  How to avoid sewers - an opinion here;  research here: http://www.aboutweston.com/selectworkbook.htm

REFERENUM story.

Board of Finance...made a cut, by 6-1 vote, of $100k.  We thought they wouldn't.  Meanwhile, second Referendum scheduled for Saturday, May 16, 2015, from 9-5 at the Town Hall Meeting Room - absentee balloting available at the Town Clerk's Office during business hours (9-4:30) ending Friday May 15th, we assume.


Global Facilities Committee about to become...a 15-member "Strategic Planning" Committee with lots of Sub-Committees and a two-year limit to come up with a plan???  Deja vu all over again???

WCCOG We were at April 16, 2015 meeting - next one set for May 21st at 12:30pm in Newtown but we don't know where in Newtown. 


Lighted Fields:  The story.

Tri-Board Meetings:  Run up to January 27th...we watched at home on the streaming Board of Education Meeting sight!

Historic District Commission Wednesday, July 23rd (2014) special meeting, allowing public questions.  Bank withdrawsQUESTION:  If there is going to be a planning exercise begun for the central part of town, how does this relate to HDC?


THROUGH THE YEARS, OUR FAVORITES FROM I-BBC:

A NEW PAGE - OIL AND WATER:  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/americas/2010/oil_disaster/default.stm
History of earthquakes here.

...ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/8133835.stm
G-20 news: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/business/2009/g20/7897719.stm
MAKING CHANGE IN U.S. LESS FUZZY:  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7657473.stm
GLOBAL CREDIT CRUNCH TIMELINE: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7521250.stm
THE 'BIG BANG' SUPERCOLLIDER STORY IN FULL HERE
Global warming sidelight:  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7494305.stm
GREEN:  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/documentary_archive/7075560.stm
Confused over the names of countries?  Changing world here.
Big ships: the pix;  how about the Titanic?  the present story:  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/6377633.stm


From across the pond:




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