Miss USA 2006, the 55th Miss USA pageant, was held at the 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, Maryland on April 21, 2006. Fifty-one state titleholders competed for the title, which was won by Tara Conner of Kentucky. Conner was crowned by outgoing titleholder Chelsea Cooley of North Carolina. This was the second consecutive year that the pageant was held in Baltimore, although the venue changed from the Hippodrome Theater to the larger 1st Mariner Arena. Delegates arrived in the city on 2 April 2006, and were involved in three weeks of events, appearances and preliminary competitions before the final competition. This included a trip to New York City to attend a book launch for The Miss Universe Guide to Beauty and make media appearances on Regis and Kathy, The Early Show and Total Request Live. The pageant hosts were Nancy O'Dell (who had hosted the pageant in 2004 and 2005) and Drew Lachey. For the first time Queer Eye for the Straight Guy star Carson Kressley provided commentary. Special guest performers were the East Village Opera Company. The finals were broadcast by NBC, with 7.77 million viewers, the second-lowest viewership ever recorded.
Four million captivated viewers watched Charley Boorman complete his last adventure - LONG WAY DOWN - which took him from John O'Groats to Cape Town. Along with Ewan McGregor he achieved not only this amazing feat, but also circumnavigated the globe on the LONG WAY ROUND. In between these two incredible journeys, he found the time to compete in the Dakar Rally, telling his story in his bestselling book RACE TO DAKAR.Charley's passion for travel and adventure continues in his new challenge - BY ANY MEANS. Travelling from his home town in Co Wicklow all the way to Sydney, he will use any means he can to reach his destination, via transport as diverse as steam train, horse, boat, kayak, truck, and tuk-tuk. And of course his beloved motorbike! Whether crossing the Black Sea, trekking through Tibet, riding an elephant in India or hiking through the forests of Papua New Guinea, this will be a unique opportunity to meet fascinating people and explore extraordinary places. With trademark enthusiasm, dedication and good humour, Charley's new trip is set to be his most challenging yet.
SILENT WITNESS TO MURDER A Fictional Novel At the conclusion of the author's first book of this series, Friends and Betrayals, and as Silent Witness to Murder opens, John Ryan and his wife B.J. decided to renew their wedding vows by enjoying a second honeymoon vacation at Freeport, Bahamas. On the final day of their stay at the resort hotel, while B.J. was packing for their trip home in Kansas City, John decided to turn on T.V. to find out what was happening in the news. He and B.J. were shocked as Liz Bollinger of Worldwide Cable News, broadcasting from Kansas City, informed the viewers of a gangland-execution-style shooing, in which John's friend Frank Genovo was the intended target and John's dad Harry Ryan was an unintended victim. Only one witness saw the shootings, a neighbor who lived across the street from John's mother and father. She was walking her dog late on the night of the incident, and she was able to see and remember everything clearly, and exactly as it happened. However, she was afraid for herself and her pet, and when she was interviewed by the police she told them it was too dark and she was unable to see anything. Two Kansas City police detectives go about gathering evidence, but their police captain doesn't like the direction the evidence is heading, so he intentionally diverts the detectives on a different path. The two detectives abandon their previous investigation, and they eventually arrest a good friend and client of John and B.J., by the name of Chuck Robertson. Chuck claims innocence, and he pleads with John and B.J. to help him. B.J. reluctantly agrees to represent him on his criminal defense. B.J. hires a private investigator, who proceeds to dig up evidence the detectives conveniently hide or ignore. As the investigation unfolds, John and B.J. assist his mother in locating a home and in providing for her security. B.J. and John learn they are to be parents, and they purchase a new home for themselves and their new expectant
In recent years, Carl Warner&#8217;s photographs have been unofficially circulating on the Internet and in mass e-mailings, to the pleasure of thou¬sands upon thousands of viewers. Now, these images and many new ones are collected in one volume. In the spirit of Play with Your Food, Carl Warner&#8217;s Food Landscapes is a colourful and fantastically imaginative collection of landscapes constructed entirely from fruits and vegetables, cheeses, breads, fish, meat and grains. The book offers a trip around the world in 25 international tableaux constructed from appropriate regional ingredi¬ents. Each photo is spectacular on its own, but the effort of constructing it is equally fascinating. Every image in the book is followed by an essay about the creative process and stories from the photo shoots, as well as behind-the-scenes material such as preliminary sketches, making-of photos, detail shots and a list of the ingredients and their position in the final picture.
In the thirty years since viewers first visited Nelson Mandela House, Only Fools and Horses has won countless awards and is still Britain's most-watched and best-loved sitcom. Del Boy's overwhelming popularity has even inspired the Oxford English Dictionary to include a selection of his most famous words and phrases, such as 'lovely jubbly' and 'twonk'. In this fascinating, entertaining and meticulously researched book, acclaimed biographer Graham McCann goes behind the scenes to tell the inside story of Britain's most enduring comedy. With major contributions from the people who wrote, produced and starred in the programme and with material drawn from the BBC archives, it's time to take one last trip down Hooky Street . . .
Welcome to this episode of the Real Fast Results podcast! Gina Henry is today's special guest. She is an expert when it comes to being able to travel and make money at the same time. In fact, when this episode was recorded, she was in Austin, Texas, traveling and visiting friends, but at the same time, she taught a group about how to travel and make money. So, Gina had actually been traveling and making money herself. Promise: How to Travel for Free Well, I think the importance of travel&#8230; I know in my life, and [that of] many of our listeners and viewers, it's stimulating. You're learning; you're seeing things differently; you're meeting new people; you're exposed to new cultures, even if you are here in the U.S. traveling. There's a stimulation, I think, and I get so much out of it. It helps me with my writing, my speaking, my business ideas, and my brainstorming. It gets you out of a rut. Sometimes, when we get too much routine in life and get sidetracked with laundry and chores, we just need to get our focus back. For me, travel is what does it. You can not only use your travel for inspiration, but also, at the same time, maybe work on the road. That can make part of your trip a business trip, and a possible tax reduction (part of it). But, the whole idea is that you're out there, getting inspiration, and you're coming up with new ideas.
Are you a member of the Tartan Army? Do you follow the national team's progress around the world or tune in regularly to watch the latest matches on TV? Would you like to find out more about the history of televised football in Scotland? If so you are certain to enjoy Ronnie McDevitt's latest book which combines his love of football with his knowledge of archive television. Take a trip down memory lane and relive all your favourite footballing moments as you learn about the people and places that have played a part in the beautiful game in Scotland and how football has been presented to the watching fans over the years. Both informative and entertaining, this book is guaranteed to prove a fascinating read.&quote;Except for Viewers in Scotland...&quote; is a must-have for all Scottish football supporters and anyone with an interest in the history of television in the UK, and specifically, north of the border. To find out how television history has impacted the viewing of football in Scotland order your copy now.
'Billow and breeze, islands and seas, Mountains of rain and sun.........' Since 18th-century Highland warrior Jamie Fraser and resourceful 20th century medic, Claire Randall first met on screen in 2014, millions of viewers have been swept away by the Outlander TV series to the wild hills and craggy castles of Scotland. Now you can follow in the footsteps of Claire and Jamie with this guide to the inspiring locations where Diana Gabaldon's novels were set and the hit tv show were filmed. From the ancient cobbled streets, gabled palace and herb garden of Culross, which became fictional Cranesmuir, to the iconic 1960s Pathfoot Building at the University of Stirling, which Claire's daughter Brianna visits on her first trip to Scotland, you can time-travel through centuries. In Scotland, different eras coexist and collide - just as they do in Outlander. Focusing on easy day trips from the characterful cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow - themselves jam-packed with Outlander locations - this guide will tell you about the most rewarding sights, when to visit them and how to get there.
The million-copy bestseller Lilac Girls introduced the real-life heroine Caroline Ferriday. Now Lost Roses, set a generation earlier and also inspired by true events, features Caroline's mother, Eliza, and follows three equally indomitable women from St. Petersburg to Paris under the shadow of World War I. 'Not only a brilliant historical tale, but a love song to all the ways our friendships carry us through the worst of times.'-Lisa Wingate, New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours It is 1914, and the world has been on the brink of war so often, many New Yorkers treat the subject with only passing interest. Eliza Ferriday is thrilled to be traveling to St. Petersburg with Sofya Streshnayva, a cousin of the Romanovs. The two met years ago one summer in Paris and became close confidantes. Now Eliza embarks on the trip of a lifetime, home with Sofya to see the splendors of Russia: the church with the interior covered in jeweled mosaics, the Rembrandts at the tsar's Winter Palace, the famous ballet. But when Austria declares war on Serbia and Russia's imperial dynasty begins to fall, Eliza escapes back to America, while Sofya and her family flee to their country estate. In need of domestic help, they hire the local fortune-teller's daughter, Varinka, unknowingly bringing intense danger into their household. On the other side of the Atlantic, Eliza is doing her part to help the White Russian families find safety as they escape the revolution. But when Sofya's letters suddenly stop coming, she fears the worst for her best friend. From the turbulent streets of St. Petersburg and aristocratic countryside estates to the avenues of Paris where a society of fallen Russian émigrés live to the mansions of Long Island, the lives of Eliza, Sofya, and Varinka will intersect in profound ways. In her newest powerful tale told through female-driven perspectives, Martha Hall Kelly celebrates the unbreakable bonds of women's friendship, especially during the darkest days of history. Advance praise for Lost Roses 'Epic . . . Kelly's gift is bringing to life and to light the untold stories of women and families far away from the war front yet deeply affected by the decisions of leaders and the efforts of fighters. Fans of historical fiction . . . and viewers of period dramas will want to clear their calendars when Lost Roses comes out.'-Booklist (starred review)