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Titanic News For 14 Nov 2011

1. Inside The Titanic Brings New Insight To Old Story (11 Nov 2011, National Post)
Curiosity: Inside the Titanic doesn’t provide unexpected or undiscovered research, but it does tell the story of the ship in a different way: by recreating the events of April 15, 1912, using first-hand stories of the survivors. The two-hour film, a drama-umentary of sorts, includes a fair bit of explanatory work, as befits a show that’s on the Discovery channel, showing how a handful of decisions in the moments after the Titanic sideswiped an iceberg pushed the great ship’s situation from grave to doomed. But the Canadian-British co-production adds some edge to the anodyne technical stuff by showing how real-life folk dealt with a situation that went from curious to disastrous in a hurry.

2. 92-Year-Old Titanic Buff Visits Gould School (10 Nov 2011, Patch.com)
When fourth-grade Gould School reading teacher Susan Kappock had students complete an assignment on the search for the Titanic, she noticed one child gave very detailed answers. After inquiring about student Sajid Quraeshi’s interest, Kappock learned his 92-year-old great uncle, Jack Mafcola, has had a lifelong fascination with the ocean and has become an unofficial expert on the sinking of the Titanic 100 years ago. Mafcola, along with his wife Emily, visited Gould School Tuesday to share with fourth graders the lessons learned from one of history’s greatest peacetime maritime disasters.

Harold Lowe

3. Plaque For Titanic Officer Will Be At Harbour After All(10 Nov 2011, Cambrian News)Barmouth councillors have made a U-turn on the location for a commemorative plaque for Titanic hero Harold Lowe – after complaints from campaigners. A town council sub-committee decided on Tuesday that the plaque to honour Titanic’s Fifth Officer Harold Lowe would be placed on a wall outside the harbourmaster’s office and a unveiling ceremony would be held on 15 April 2012 – exactly 100 years after the disaster.

4. Record Attendance at Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at ArtScience Museum (10 Nov 2011, eTravelBlackboard – Asia Edition)
Over 18,500 visitors have experienced the RMS Titanic in the first 10 days of opening Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition is fast proving to be a hit among visitors of the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands with over 18,500 visitors in its first 10 days of opening. The use of authentic artifacts and extensive room re-creations combined with the compelling stories of the passengers and crew has captured the imagination of visitors both local and overseas alike.

5. Titanic Exhibit At Natural Science Center Extended (9 Nov 2011, WFMY News 2)
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition has been extended at the Natural Science Center in Greensboro. Center officials said due to popular demand the exhibit which was supposed to wrap up this month will be extended until January 8.

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Titanic News Stories for 17 Oct 2011

1. Titanic Exhibit On Display In Greensboro (16 Oct 2011,Spartanburg Herald Journal)
Next April marks 100 years since the Titanic had its tragic rendezvous with an iceberg. The sinking still fixates the imagination, and the subject is drawing travelers to Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at the Natural Science Center of Greensboro. Titanic runs through Nov. 27. The museum is at 4301 Lawndale Drive. General admission is $21 for adults and $20 for children 3 to 13. For more information, visit www.natsci.org/Titanic.html or call 336-288-3769.

2. Replicas Give Access To Iconic Sites Closer To Home (16 Oct 2011, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review )
Cedar Bay Entertainment in Branson, Mo., has raised not one but two half-scale replicas of the Titanic. The first has drawn 3 million visitors since it opened in Branson in 2006. The second opened last year in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Both are landlocked, but the owners have thought of everything. “What we have done with both of the ships is we created a pool of water with concrete,” spokesman Rick Laney says. “Under the water at the bow of the ship, two jet engines force the water up. It looks like the Titanic is actually moving forward.”

3. First Class Titanic Tie To Tragedy (14 Oct 2011, This Is Hampshire.net)
A Titanic deck plan owned by an elderly couple who were depicted in the hit movie lying in bed together as the ship sank is set to sell for £50,000. The deck plans were only handed out to the 324 first class passengers when they arrived on the liner in Southampton on April 10, 1912. It is believed only three of them exist today, two in private collections and this one now on the open market. It was owned by the Straus’s maid Ellen Bird who survived the disaster in which 1,495 people died.