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  • Malaysian Tioman Island shirks most development, thrives on natural beauty

    Malaysian Tioman Island shirks most development, thrives on natural beauty
    Even when you tell people where Tioman Island is — that it's a patch of jungle off the east coast of peninsular Malaysia — you'll still get no glimmer of comprehension. Fine with me, because that makes Tioman everything I want in a castaway...
  • The Siren's Call: Bigfoot and secret societies

    The Siren's Call: Bigfoot and secret societies
    Remember Robert Bly's bestselling 1990 book "Iron John: A Book About Men"? It was the manifesto for a movement -- a call for men to get back in touch with their primal selves. Go out in the woods, strip off your shirt, bang on a drum and howl at the moon....
  • Oh, Holy Land: Israel awaits the return of tourists

    Oh, Holy Land: Israel awaits the return of tourists
    JERUSALEM - For once in my life, I am having trouble describing a country. The religious sites are gloomy and far different than I imagined - except for the Sea of Galilee, which is a Bible picture postcard. The atmosphere of Israel is bustling and...
  • Thoughts From Dr. Joe: The Admiral of the Ocean Sea

    Thoughts From Dr. Joe: The Admiral of the Ocean Sea
    There was a time when the New World did not exist. The sun set in the west in an ocean where no man dared to venture. The leading geographers of the day believed that monsters guarded the edge of the world and that it was impossible to cross an ocean of...
  • The holidays: time to sparkle

    The holidays: time to sparkle
    This time of year the outpouring of flash and sparkle is unavoidable; basic black velvet and silk, inevitable. We are encouraged to dress up with silver in the form of bugle beads or bangles that flash at the wrist. And gold? Don't get us started with the...
  • "Mr. Duck Means Business" by Tammi Sauer

    "Mr. Duck Means Business" by Tammi Sauer
    "Mr. Duck Means Business" By Tammi Sauer, illustrated by Jeff Mack Paula Wiseman Books, $15.99, ages 4-6 Lately, we've seen a number of picture books about stubborn individuals. Mr. Duck is another one: "Mr. Duck lived by himself at the pond. / Each...
  • Esa-Pekka Salonen among classical Grammy nominees

     
    Amid all of the Grammy hubbub this evening surrounding Beyonce, the Black Eyed Peas and other mega-stars, it's easy to forget that classical music is an important part of the annual nominations, accounting for 13 categories and spanning the field......
  • Kelly Slater will try for tenth ASP World Tour title

     
    The 2010 ASP World Tour kicks off this week with the Quiksilver Pro, scheduled to begin Saturday on Australia's Gold Coast. Nine-time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater will be back, seeking an unprecedented 10th title. With one victory last year......
  • Kelly Slater starts strong in Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast

     
    The Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast got underway at Australia's Snapper Rocks, and Kelly Slater wasted no time asserting his dominance, posting the highest heat total of the day -- a 17.77 out of a possible 20 -- including the day’s......
  • Chelsea Hedges dominating Rip Curl Women's Pro Bells Beach

     
    Australia's Chelsea Hedges continues to dominate the competition at the Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach, the second event of the 2010 ASP Women’s World Tour. On challenging 1- to 2-foot waves through the Bells Bowl and the Rincon section......
  • Marco Polo Brand Shrimp Snacks recalled because of undeclared milk and soy

     
    Golden Pacific Foods is recalling Marco Polo Brand Shrimp Snacks sold as Original, Onion & Garlic and Bar-B-Que, because they may contain undeclared milk and soy. People who have allergies to milk and soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening...