An advance wave
of 54 writers, reporters and tour operators arrived several days before the conference and experienced southwestern and northwestern Arkansas via what the industry calls "familiarization tours." Two groups visited DeGray, Hot Springs, Mount Magazine, Altus, Petit Jean, Heifer Village and nearby attractions.
"We tend to be on the advance wave
of things that are going to influence things." Happy anniversary, Unity - and may there be many, many more of them.
New York City is suffering the advance wave
of a national diabetes epidemic, according to a chilling series in The New York Times earlier this year.
A rock star's look has always been the advance wave
of his or her sound, the early-warning system of what is about to reach your ears.
With a stationary garrison and a mobile scout, Pathfinder is just the advance wave
of an intelligence-gathering force that was to have included Russia's Mars 96.