| Mar 6, 2012
Actress Jada Pinkett Smith is appealing directly to Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on behalf of elephants.
In a letter dated Tuesday, the actress said she was appealing to the mayor "as a mother and proud Baltimore native."
| Mar 7, 2012
| 10:44 AM
A day after Jada Pinkett Smith sent a heartfelt letter to Baltimore's mayor, pleading for her to stand up for circus elephants she believes are being abused, circus officials called the actress "completely misguided."
"She doesn't know the first thing...
| Mar 10, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Ringling Bros. Circus spokesperson Stephen Payne would rather go into a cage of hungry tigers than admit the days that it was considered acceptable to haul animals around in boxcars and beat them into submission are long over ("Circus: Pinkett-Smith...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 3:46 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake wasn't exactly jumping when Jada Pinkett Smith asked for her help in protecting elephants earlier this week.
The mayor more or less says she had bigger fish to fry -- that and the actress didn't help her out when the city...
| May 8, 2012
| 6:49 AM
They open by reminding us that next week is the semifinals — can't believe we're there already! It's been a quick season. After the staircase introductions, we find out there will be two dances for each couple tonight and a double elimination...
| May 20, 2012
| 5:00 AM
It is irresponsible to claim, as the letter writer from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) does, that eating meat is equivalent to smoking cigarettes ("Unhealthful foods kill more Americans every year than tobacco," May 13). In...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 8:39 AM
PETA wants to take a Baltimore City councilman up on his budget-balancing idea to put ads on fire trucks.
And the ad the group has in mind could start some fires all by itself.
The group, known for its attention-getting tactics, sent a letter to City...
| May 23, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Tom opens calling it the "hardest fought season ever." I'm not sure about that, but I will say that this is one with a lot of strong competitors, few loathsome personalities, and a satisfying final three.
It starts with the pro dancers (the "real" pro...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 4:22 AM
Hello, again. It’s Bucky here, back and refreshed after a week’s vacation (to the Cactus League, in the Phoenix area.) Thanks to SKK for covering for me last week, which could have been a key week, what with Andrea falling......
| Apr 6, 2011
| 4:59 PM
An animal-rights group contends that an elephant performing in Baltimore with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus poses a health risk to the public because she has tested positive for tuberculosis, but circus and government health officials...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 9:50 PM
I am too tired to go crazy about this. And there really are so many hugely more important things going on the world practically every day.
I cannot let the addition of HLN host Nancy Grace to the lineup of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" pass...
| Oct 23, 2011
| 12:59 PM
Before big games in Ravens Country, we see the most enthusiastic fans changing into purple clothes, flying the team colors on their cars, layering on beads and painting their faces. They order colored cupcakes, decorate their homes and shake pompoms at...