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  • Animals

    AUDUBON SOCIETY'S CENTER FOR BIRDS OF PREY: conservation, education and raptor rehabilitation facility: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday (except holidays); 1101 Audubon Way, Maitland; $5 adults, $4 ages 3-12; 407-644-0190. BLACK HAMMOCK ADVENTURES:...
  • Picture history in museum talk

    Explore how artists portray the same historical person or event in very different ways during "Picturing History," a slideshow/lecture Saturday at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum. One artist, for example, might choose to paint a patriotic scene with...
  • 'Friendship Nine's' convictions for lunch counter civil rights sit-in vacated

    'Friendship Nine's' convictions for lunch counter civil rights sit-in vacated
    The old men walked into the courtroom with halting steps, grayer and a bit slower than when they were young. They had been hauled into a nearby courtroom here 54 years ago this week. That time, a white judge, B. Drennan Hayes, convicted them of...
  • Fugitive treasure hunter found at hotel in West Boca Raton, feds say

    Fugitive treasure hunter found at hotel in West Boca Raton, feds say
    A treasure hunter accused of cheating his investors out of their share of one of the richest hauls in U.S. history — $50 million in gold bars and coins from a 19th-century shipwreck — was captured at an upscale West Boca Raton hotel after more...
  • Museums reflect on lower attendance in 2014

    Museums reflect on lower attendance in 2014
    If you've ever tried to go to, say, Shedd Aquarium or the Museum of Science and Industry on the Sunday of a school vacation week, you'll agree that fewer museum visitors isn't necessarily a bad thing. By that standard, Chicago's museums did well in...
  • Attendance dips at major Chicago museums in 2014

    Attendance dips at major Chicago museums in 2014
    Attendance at a consortium of 15 leading Chicago cultural institutions was down slightly in 2014, in large measure due to the "polar vortex" weather that began the year, but blockbuster year-end exhibitions about a rock star and a year in history kept the...
  • 2014 in review: Scholars take hard look at Evanston founder's role in massacre

    2014 in review: Scholars take hard look at Evanston founder's role in massacre
    Concerns were raised in recent years about what role John Evans — one of the founders of Northwestern University and the city of Evanston’s namesake — had played in the infamous Sand Creek Massacre which left an estimated 150 Native...
  • Historian Elena Conis takes a look at decades of vaccination skepticism

    Historian Elena Conis takes a look at decades of vaccination skepticism
    Last year saw more U.S. measles cases than in any other year in nearly the last quarter century, and 2015 isn't looking a whole lot better, after someone at Disneyland infected people who infected other people in what has become a seven-state outbreak....
  • Attorney Lee Stapleton third women in Orange Bowl history to be named committee president

    Attorney Lee Stapleton third women in Orange Bowl history to be named committee president
    Attorney Lee Stapleton has been named the 77th president of the Orange Bowl and chairwoman of the bowl committee for the 2015-16 football season. Stapleton is the third woman in the bowl's history to serve as president of the committee. The Orange...
  • Oak Park author researches dark, little-known chapter in history

    Oak Park author researches dark, little-known chapter in history
    Greg Archer knew that his mother and her siblings had endured horrifying experiences and nearly unbearable conditions when they were children but the professional journalist resisted exploring his family's history. "I wrote an article about it over...
  • GPS, cellphone data led to serial-killing confession, authorities say

    GPS, cellphone data led to serial-killing confession, authorities say
    A convicted felon confessed to authorities that he and a fellow sex offender strangled four prostitutes in Orange County and dumped their bodies in trash bins, according to grand jury testimony revealed Monday. The case, which baffled authorities for...