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  • March 7: Meet these eats

    Don't be intimidated. Break out of your Italian/Chinese/Tex-Mex mold with these far-flung offerings. --John Houser III Not so long ago, Italian, Chinese and Greek food were considered delicacies. Now they're take-out (and even chain restaurant) fodder,...
  • Japanese whaling group intends to resume its hunts

    TOKYO (Reuters) - The group that conducts Japan's whaling says it expects to resume scientific whaling in the Antarctic after this year's hunt was canceled following an order by an international court. Last month's judgment by the International Court...
  • Orlando Bloom on His Career as he Gets His Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

    "For a kid in london, Hollywood seems like such a mythical place," says Orlando Bloom, who is set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 2 after limning parts in two of the biggest mythical franchises the company town has ever produced....
  • U.N. court rules Antarctic whaling by Japan illegal, orders halt

    U.N. court rules Antarctic whaling by Japan illegal, orders halt
    The United Nations' highest court on Monday ruled that Japan's Antarctic whaling operations are not for "scientific purposes" as Tokyo claims and ordered an immediate halt to the practice. In a 12-4 ruling, the International Court of Justice said ...
  • Sean 'Stanley' Leary dies at 38; mountain adventurer

    When Sean "Stanley" Leary's friends heard he'd gone missing in Utah's Zion National Park, they drove hundreds of miles to help. Leary was well-known in the tight-knit world of mountain adventurers. At Yosemite National Park, he was an old hand, with...
  • Review: 'The Sixth Extinction' by Elizabeth Kolbert

    Review: 'The Sixth Extinction' by Elizabeth Kolbert
    Much as we like to think our legacy will be the sum of our great works of art and science, humans might go down in geologic history as the force behind a tiny, extraordinary line of dirt. Even a casual observer of the fossil record looking back 100...
  • SeaWorld kicks off 50th anniversary campaign

    SeaWorld kicks off 50<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> anniversary campaign
    SeaWorld kicked off its 50th anniversary celebration on Friday morning with an event at SeaWorld Orlando, formally launching an 18-month "Sea of Surprises" campaign that will feature extra entertainment throughout the company's marine parks. Orlando-...
  • Leopold Zelones: Orlando photographer loved traveling

    Leopold "Leep" Zelones' camera came with him just about everywhere he went. He was a commercial photographer and also documented his world travels on film. Zelones, of Orlando, died Sunday of thyroid cancer. He was 82. "He was a very talented, gifted...
  • View From History: Dialing Antarctica

    View From History: Dialing Antarctica
    As part of our 250th celebration, I'll be posting selected historical cartoons from The Courant's files every Thursday. Today's is a cartoon by John Cassel of the New York Evening World. Henry McNulty, who is our informal historic authority on all...
  • SeaWorld Orlando: Just for Kids events start Saturday

    SeaWorld Orlando: Just for Kids events start Saturday
    SeaWorld Orlando is kicking off its Just for Kids program, which will run Saturdays through April 12. The event has a range of family-oriented activities, from dance parties to educational activities. New this year is the Rockin' Rockhopper Party in the...
  • Volcanic heat helped Antarctic life survive the ice age

    Volcanic heat helped Antarctic life survive the ice age
    If an ice age is coming and you are a lichen in Antarctica, you better hope you live near a volcano. A new study suggests organisms native to the South Pole survived ice ages by huddling in pockets of warmth created by the heat of underground volcanoes....
  • SeaWorld Orlando: Couple who married in park's Antarctica met in the real place

    SeaWorld Orlando: Couple who married in park's Antarctica met in the real place
    A man and woman who met in Antarctica were married Friday at SeaWorld Orlando's version of Antarctica. Susanne Grieve and Jeff Rawson went to the icy continent in 2012 on work assignments. Their trip to Orlando was all about wedded bliss as they were...