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New Mexican (Newspaper) - October 2, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico n L W Earnhardt immortalized in wax A tribute to NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt has been unveiled at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas in the form of a meticulously created wax fig ure iii a driving uniform The figure is part of the Nevada wax museums newest interactive attraction called SPEED dedicated to auto racing Earnhardt died in an accident on the final lap of the 43rd Daytona 500 In February 2001 He was instrumental in introducing the sport of auto rac ing tomillions and his presence best represents the countrys fastestgrow ing spectator said Adrian Jones general manager of Madame Tussauds Las Vegas Jones said additional wax figures of famous sports and racing legends are planned for the site Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is in The Venetian hotelcasino Womens events commg up Wisdom and wellness are among the themes of several womens events being held at spas in October The events recommended by Spa magazine in its issue are Gathering of Wise Women a monthlong lecture series at Lake Austin Spa Resort in Austin Texas 800 847 5637 or Womens Wellness Week seminars scheduled for Oct 1623 at CalaVie Vista 866 7724283 The Powerful Womens Weekend Oct 1215 led by author and life coach Maureen Moss at Red Mountain Resort Spa in Ivins Utah 800 4073002 Celebrate jazz in San Francisco San Franciscos Jazz Festival will be held from Oct 19 to Nov 6 Proceeds from the openingnight concert fea turing jazz singer Abbey Lincoln will be donated to the New Orleans Musi cians Collective for Hurricane Katrina relief The New York Times has called Lincolns voice one of the most finely tuned instruments of honesty in the his tory of In addition other vocal performers include Etta James Lalah Hathaway Keren Ann Tiemey Sutton Jacqui Nay lor Mose Allison and Patricia Barber Also playing will be American jazz greats Omette Coleman Yusef Lateef Dave Douglas Bill Charlap Don Byron Denny Zeitlin George Cables with Gary Bartz Jeff Tain Watts Eric Revis Bobby Hutcherson Poncho Sanchez Kenny Werner and Bill Bell Toots Theilemans of Belgium and musicians from the Congo Kyrgyzstan Benin Chile Cuba Sweden Brazil Peru and France are on the performance list as well Go to or 800 850 7353 for more information See Hawaii in the fall Autumn is the slowest season of the year in Hawaii but tourism officials hope to change that by luring activity seeking travelers to the islands this fall A new Web site has an interactive itin erary feature that allows users to plan their vacations by choosing from more than 180 activities and adventures on six Hawaiian islands Activities include kayaking at Huleia National Wildlife Refuge on Kauai rid ing mules on Molokai searching for hid den treasures along Lanais Shipwreck Beach dining on Maui taking a surf lesson in Waikiki and swimming with manta rays off the Big Island Hawaii welcomed a record million visitors in the first half of this year 7 percent more than the first six months of 2004 officials said Hit the road in California If youre visiting California you might want to get a copy of The Best of California Drives 2005 to help your trip The booklet has maps and suggested routes for itineraries ranging from the 185mile Redwood Coast drive to the 261mile Bakersfield Loop which takes visitors from the agri cultural Central Valley to the Kern River Valley and Lake Isabella The guide also includes a California Fun Spots card which offers discounts at various attractions around the state from Legoland to the Monterey Bay Aquarium to the San Diego Zoo and Universal Studios Hollywood You can order the guide online at Staff and wire reports SUNDAY Enjoy it all week long HAHVKST MIIIIN B s HilEDOWN MODERN WESTERN CIVILIZATION PER PERSON CALL 4717780 FOR TICKETS ITS AT GAMP A 20 MINUTE DRIVE ON SCENIC OLD SANTA FE TRAIL 10 OLR AM C f SPONSORS e LAS t SANTA FE 1 r aipfiaflpajinics S A S Kevnokls Insurance Int IOI The New Mexican magazine Oct 28 2005 SUNDAY U ;