October 30, 2010 - 9:15pm
Recent high school grad wows 'em in China at event's 60th annual pageant.
Louisville's Alexandria Mills (nope, never heard of her either) was crowned Miss World at the event's 60th annual pageant Saturday, Oct. 30 in Sanya, China.
From Mills's biography on the Miss World website:
October 19, 2009 - 3:55pm
Chinese city's growth--not Fourth Street Live!--is a real accomplishment
Some facts about Shenzhen, China, one of the world's largest cities you've never heard of:
Population in 1979: 25,000
Population in 2007: 14 million
Tallest building in 1979: 5-story military barrack
Tallest building in 2009: 69-story Shun Hing Square
Compound annual economic growth between 1979...
July 29, 2012 - 7:49pm
Knowledge of city needs to be converted to visits to it though
A conversation I had at lunch Saturday afternoon in Shenzhen, China, which, at 12 time zones away, is literally the other site of the world:
"Why have I heard of Louisville?"
"It hosts the Kentucky Derby."
If Louisville were not home to the world's most famous horse race, how would...