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Larry Lipson - Costa Rica Wine Correspondent
Larry Lipson co-hosts "What's Cooking?"a restaurant, wine and food talk show that airs from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesdays nationally on Cable Radio Network (CRN) and National Radio Network (NRN), heard locally on KPXN-TV (ITV) Channel 30 SAP; Time Warner Santa Monica on C 74 SAP; Time Warner San Fernando Valley on Channel 1/97 SAP and 25; Time Warner West Valley on Channel 6 SAP and 960; AT&T on Channel 6 in the Valley and Channel 44 SAP in Los Angeles; Charter Communications on Channel 33 SAP; Time Warner Lancaster on Channel 37; Time Warner Simi Valley on Channel 8; Charter in Hidden Hills/Malibu/Agoura on cable FM 97.5; Avenue TV Cable Ventura on Channel 83; Charter San Gabriel Valley on Channel 34 SAP and Channel 56; Time Warner Canyon Country on Channel 960; Time Warner South Pasadena on Channel 6 and 960.
Eric Lamond - Director of Marketing - C3 Entertainment, Inc.
Eric M. Lamond, is the Director of Marketing for C3 Entertainment, Inc. Eric brings 25 years of corporate marketing management experience to C3 from the financial services and high tech fields including work with TGI, a global provider of high-speed satellite services, Transamerica and served as President of the California Health Maintenance Association’s Administration subsidiary. His association with The Three Stooges is both personal and professional, as he is Larry Fine’s eldest grandchild. His first screen credit was in 1955 in the Andy Clyde two reeler SCRATCH SCRATCH SCRATCH , directed by Jules White, and starring Dorothy Granger (who appeared in The Three Stooges short Punch Drunks). Eric worked with The Three Stooges throughout his youth, appearing in their feature films and in several of the live action filmed wrap arounds used in the 1965 animated Three Stooges cartoon series. His acting work mainly focused on television commercials until his mid teens. There were also several appearances with the Stooges on The Three Stooges Show Starring Don Lamond on KTTV in Los Angeles. Don Lamond is Eric’s father and was married to Larry’s daughter Phyllis. Mr. Lamond received Journalism and English degrees from the UC system and also studied at the University of Vichy in France.
Chef John Greeley - "21 Club" New York City
John Greeley’s sumptuous creations stem from a love of fine art, exceptional culinary skill and a passion for local ingredients. John’s formal training was conducted at New York City’s School of Visual Arts and Savannah (GA) College of Art and Design. John’s culinary career spanned the east coast from Nantucket Island to 45 South in Savanna before he found his home at ‘21’. Joining ‘21’ in 1995, he was quickly promoted to sous-chef. In 2002, he became opening sous-chef of The Upstairs at ‘21’, and is currently executive chef of ‘21’. John’s know-how with new American cuisine combined with his training in the fine arts provides a unique platform for his creations by using the freshest ingredients in tasty and visually exciting new ways. John’s wild game and fish dishes have wowed ‘21’ patrons for nearly 10 years. John is the media’s go-to-guy for holiday help: his untraditional wild turkey and breadless squash stuffing was syndicated in 2004 and 2005 by the Associated Press. When NBC’s TODAY Show needed a new twist on Christmas, John ably demonstrated his effortless “goof-proof” goose. He has appeared three times on CBS’s Saturday Early Show “Chef on a Shoestring” and has made chili with David Tutera on Discovery’s The Party Planner.
Becky Edwards - Public Relations State of Montana
Montana has become a major destination for food and wine enthusiasts, thanks to a rustic bonanza of organic growers and sophisticated bistros. A culture of burgers, ribeyes, t-bones and porterhouses is also alive and kicking. And nothing about your trip will say more to folks back home than a pair of split britches. For travelers seeking to recharge in the great outdoors, Montana is the promised land. The challenge is where to start. Raft, canoe or kayak on Montana’s storied rivers and lakes. Cast a caddis fly to wily rainbow trout or ply the depths for lunker walleye. Maybe you want to get in touch with your inner-cowboy so saddle up, dude. Anyone up for backpacking in the Bob Marshall Wilderness or Beartooth-Absaroka? How about a road bike spin on a lonely scenic byway or some deep forest single track on your fat tire steed? Like we said, the choices are as vast as our spectacular landscape. If the closest you've come to a cow is the milk in your latte, consider a Montana agricultural tour or Farmers' Market. Montana is a virtual barnyard - with vineyards, dairies, ranches and, well, cows. Whether you're looking to sharpen your culinary skills or just muddy up the boots, here's ample opportunity for both. Montana is well known for our huge mountains, exceptional snow, friendly faces and uncrowded slopes. And yet we also offer plenty of fine lodging, dining and shopping to please any traveler. But if that's not enough, take a look at these great offers from Montana's ski areas.
Las Vegas Monorail is a state-of-the-art, automated, driverless rail system that runs above the streets along the east-side of the Las Vegas Strip. It opened in 2004 and has become a popular way for commuters, tourists, and convention-goers to quickly travel the Strip in air-conditioned comfort and without traffic worries. Along a 3.9-mile route from the Sahara Hotel to the MGM Grand. There are seven stations: MGM Grand, Bally's/Paris Las Vegas, Flamingo/Caesars Palace, Harrah's/Imperial Palace, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas Hilton and Sahara. The original one-mile monorail between the MGM Grand and Bally's was built in 1993. The expansion to the current system was completed in 2004. The Las Vegas Monorail Company owns the Las Vegas Monorail. Bombardier Transportation, Inc. is contracted to operate and maintain the system. For your convenience there are several ticketing options to meet your needs. You can see a full list of ticket types on our Ticket Info page. Online in advance; at automated, touch-screen ticket vending machines (TVMs); and at TVMs at various locations within the station resort properties
It is the first driverless public monorail system in the world.
It is the first privately owned public transportation system in the nation to be funded only by fares and advertising.
It features one of the most entertaining, immersive advertising environments of any public transportation systems, elevating marketing to entertainment.
It boasts one of the smallest footprints of any elevated transit system.The Monorail travels the 3.9-mile, seven-station route in 15 minutes or less.
It reaches speeds of up to 50 miles per hour.
It is capable of moving 3,200 passengers per hour in each direction.
It operates 365 days a year,19 hours a day during the week and 20 hours a day Friday through Sunday.
Each train seats 72 passengers and offers standing room capacity for over 150 persons.
It has carried more than 30 million passengers.
In 2008, the Monorail aided in the annual removal of an estimated 3.4 million vehicle miles from Southern Nevada major roadways and reduced emissions by more than 61 tons of carbon monoxide (CO), volatile organic compounds (VOC) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) over the course of the year.