NYC event celebrates British, U.S. unity

NYC event celebratesBritish, U.S. unity
With its name changed from UKinNY to UKwithNY, the British are still coming to New York with daily events through next Sunday to celebrate the solidarity between the United Kingdom and the United States.
The centerpiece of the festival will be "Great Expectations," the largest exhibition of its kind mounted in New York, according to spokeswoman Shelley Clark. The interactive exhibition in Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall will showcase British design and innovation, including fashion, film and media trends, a glowing oversized chair and table set, an e-mail pen, talking paper clips and "a definitive doghouse for the 21st century," Clark said.
A highlight will be Children's Day, in Vanderbilt Hall at 42nd Street. Kids treats include stories by Sir Timothy Ackroyd, British cartoons, drama workshops and highland fling lessons from the Scottish Loch Leven Dancers. Visit on the Web for more information.
Yellowstone plansprograms on wolves
The Yellowstone Association Institute is going to the dogs -- wolves, actually. The group is introducing a series of programs about the reintroduction and impact of wolves on the ecology of the country's first national park. The courses will be taught by some of the country's top wolf experts.
Programs include "The Wolf: A Global History," Jan. 23-25, $135 per person; "Wolf Biology and Interactions With Prey," Feb. 20-21, $150 per person; "Wolf Watching in Yellowstone," Feb. 22-24, $170 per person; "Wolf Social Behavior," March 6-8, $145 per person; "Scavenger Hunt: Wolf-Scavenger Relationships," March 11-13, $170 per person; and "Yellowstone's Wolves," March 15-17, $150 per person.
The courses are based at the Lamar Buffalo Ranch Field Campus, which features a common building with classrooms, kitchen and showers, and log guest cabins. A variety of other winter courses also are available through the institute.
To receive a course brochure or to participate, call (307) 344-2294 or visit on the Web.
Midway Airlines to giverefunds for tickets
Midway Airlines, which filed for bankruptcy protection in August, then decided to close its doors after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, said $20 million was being held in reserve to refund unused passenger tickets.
The airline said passengers with tickets issued by travel agencies should contact the agency for a refund. Passengers with tickets bought directly from Midway can follow these procedures: For electronic tickets, also known as Easy Ticketing, requests for refunds can be submitted to Midway by e-mail at; by fax at (919) 468-1193, addressed to Refunds Department; or by mail to Midway Airlines, Refunds Department, 2801 Slater Rd., Suite 200, Morrisville, N.C. 27560.
For paper tickets, the airline said to return the unused tickets or coupons to Midway Refunds Department at the above address.
Tickets bought with a credit card will be refunded to that same card. Tickets bought with cash or a check will be refunded by check.
Midway served two dozen cities, mostly along the Eastern Seaboard, from its hub in Raleigh/Durham, N.C.
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