Greek mound excavators: No tours please, too busy

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Archaeologists excavating a large burial mound in northern Greece have asked politicians and others seeking guided tours of the site to leave them in peace. The Culture Ministry appealed for “understanding” Thursday while the Amphipolis excavation proceeds. The partially uncovered tomb, from the end of Greek …

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 27, the 239th day of 2014 with 126 to follow. The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Mercury and Saturn. Those born on this date are under the sign of Virgo. They include German philosopher Georg Hegel …

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Troy Simon, 21, said two nonprofit groups played an essential role in his journey from a chaotic childhood to Bard College.   “No one is going to talk openly and say, ‘Oh, we’re not making low-income students a priority.’ But enrollment management is so sophisticated that they know pretty clearly …

Celeb birthdays for Aug. 27, 2014

Actor Tommy Sands is 77. Bluegrass singer-musician J.D. Crowe is 77. Musician Daryl Dragon is 72. Actress Tuesday Weld is 71. Actor G.W. Bailey is 70. Rock singer-musician Tim Bogert is 70. Country musician Jeff Cook is 65. Actor Paul Reubens is 62. Rock musician Alex Lifeson (Rush) is 61. …

Norwegian Cruise’s New All-Inclusive Fares Include Unlimited Booze – Businessweek

For decades, cruise lines have promoted themselves as a comprehensive vacation: lodging, abundant dining options, port stops, and on-board entertainment—all in the fare. What’s left? Plenty, according to Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCLH), which is introducing “all-inclusive” pricing for 2015 cruises it sells this month. The package is priced according to the length of the …