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NEWS in Brief – 10/06/09

The Tribune seeks unique pets, owners

Do you have a pet that is just too unique for words? Maybe a parrot that can recite the Gettysburg Address or a Siberian Tiger? How about a pet rat or rock? A cockroach? A bat? The Tribune wants to interview you for a story about strange and unique pets. Please contact Benita Heath at 740-532-1445 Ext. 19 and we will put you and your pet in the newspaper.

Replicas of ships to visit Huntington

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Replicas of two of Christopher Columbus’ ships are coming to Huntington.

The replicas of the Pinta and the Nina are scheduled to arrive at 2 p.m. Tuesday and to leave early Wednesday morning.

While docked at the Huntington Yacht club, the ships will be open for public tours. The self-guided tours cost $7 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and $5 for students. Admission is free for children under age 4.

The Pinta and the Nina were part of Columbus’ fleet when he sailed to the West Indies in 1492.

The wooden replicas are owned by the nonprofit Columbus Foundation.

ACTC to present ‘Blood Brothers’

Ashland Community and Technical College Theatre will open the 2009-10 Season with Blood Brothers-The Musical, one of the longest running musicals in theatre history. 

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 9, 10 and 16, 17 at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays, Oct. 11 and 18, at 2:30 p.m.  All performances are in the J. B. Sowards Theatre at the College Drive Campus.

Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students, seniors and groups of 10 or more. Tickets may be reserved with a major credit card through the Bookstore, 606-326-2014.  Unsold tickets will be available at the door for each performance.

 The musical has been running for more than 20 years in London’s West End. It premiered on Broadway in 1993, was nominated for six Tony Awards and ran for 840 performances. The Wall Street Journal called the show “a full bodied musical, a wonderful melodrama that is also a thoroughly modern ballad opera.”