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  • Big-time mini-golf

    Big-time mini-golf
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — My competition was cute. Very, very cute. She wore wide glasses and a long blue dress, and on that sunny 80-degree day, she was turning 7. It was also the first time she had played miniature golf. Madelyn Dwyer and her...
  • 10 things you might not know about elephants

    10 things you might not know about elephants
    The popularity of the movie "Water for Elephants" provides an excuse for this parade of powerful pachyderm facts: 1. African and Asian elephants are different species. The African savanna elephant is taller and heavier, has bigger ears and a concave...
  • 'Water for Elephants'

    'Water for Elephants'
    A circus provides the setting for this slow-paced but well-acted adaptation of Sara Gruen's best-seller, casting "Twilight" fan favorite Robert Pattinson as a Depression-era veterinary student who goes AWOL after his parents die. He hooks up with a...
  • Ringling circus settles USDA charges on animal care

    Ringling circus settles USDA charges on animal care
    The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has agreed to pay a $270,000 fine to settle charges it violated federal animal welfare laws. Feld Entertainment Inc., of Vienna, Virginia, did not admit wrongdoing or violating U.S. Department of...
  • Ringling Brothers Circus fined record amount by USDA

    Ringling Brothers Circus fined record amount by USDA
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has slapped the parent company of the "Greatest Show on Earth" with a record penalty for alleged animal rights violations. Feld Entertainment Inc., which produces the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, has...
  • Around the world in 23 days

    Around the world in 23 days
    Phileas Fogg went around the world in 80 days. I did it in 23. And I bet I visited more amazing sites than he — India's Taj Mahal, Easter Island, Tibet, Cambodia's Angkor Wat, the African plains, to name a few — all without having to endure...
  • Woman Jumps Barriers, Pets Elephants at L.A. Zoo

    Woman Jumps Barriers, Pets Elephants at L.A. Zoo
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) -- A visitor at the Los Angeles Zoo Tuesday apparently liked elephants so much she decided to get as close them as possible. The woman, who has not yet been identified, crossed ditches and climbed fences -- barriers...
  • Woman jumps barriers, pets elephants at L.A. Zoo

    Woman jumps barriers, pets elephants at L.A. Zoo
  • Woman climbs into elephant enclosure at L.A. Zoo

    A woman somehow managed to climb into the elephant enclosure Tuesday at the Los Angeles Zoo, where she walked right up to the animals and petted them. The woman, who has not yet been identified, was able to cross ditches and climb fences to get into...
  • No security changes at L.A. Zoo after woman hops elephant fence

    No security changes at L.A. Zoo after woman hops elephant fence
    The Los Angeles Zoo said it had no plans to increase security at the elephant exhibit a day after a determined visitor climbed over multiple barriers and petted the pachyderms. The enclosure that separates the elephants from visitors is surrounded by...
  • Smart meters, parade floats and political upsets: 2011 in review

    Smart meters, parade floats and political upsets: 2011 in review
    Coyotes and Capote, political comebacks and smart meters, as well as controversy and intrigue in the quaint, but not-so-sleepy community of Montrose, gave us a year that included a fascinating set of story lines that will continue to reverberate into...
  • Past Tense: Johnny Rizzo's A Comic's Journey opens at Bridgeport's Bijou Theatre on Jan. 10

    Past Tense: Johnny Rizzo's A Comic's Journey opens at Bridgeport's Bijou Theatre on Jan. 10
    If you could rig up some sort of scale to measure the emotional toll one of those famous memory-lane trips takes on an individual, “A Comic Journey,” the hour-long, self-produced documentary by comedian and Bridgeport native Johnny Rizzo,...