VIENNA — In Austria, the hills are again alive with a particular sound of music. The Alpine country has inaugurated a new hiker’s path where participants are invited to let loose with an occasional melodic mountain yodel.
Organizers say it’s push-button easy: At rest stops along the way, hikers press a knob and hear a recorded yodel in two-part harmony. They can listen to each part separately and decide which one to try.
A local yodeler/hotel owner came up with the idea “to get people to loosen up a bit.”
HONOLULU — A flight attendant is landing in the Guinness Book of World Records after ending 63 years of moving about the cabin.
Ron Akana, 83, finished his career as the longest-serving flight attendant for any U.S. carrier recently on a United Airlines flight from Denver to Kauai, Hawaii. The Honolulu-born Akana plans to spend his retirement traveling. Akana was one of the first male flight attendants at United.
BAY CITY, Mich. — Hundreds lined the shore recently to watch the arrival of a 418-foot destroyer that’s expected to become the centerpiece of a ship museum.
The Edson, which served in the Cold War and Vietnam, arrived in Michigan from Philadelphia. It will be part of a floating ship museum about 90 miles northwest of Detroit on the Saginaw River.
The Edson was launched in 1958 and is recognized as a national historic landmark. Turning it into a museum is expected to cost $1.4 million.
Ownership was transferred to the Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum.