| Aug 17, 2013
| 10:35 AM
SeaWorld is freaking out. And understandably so.
The images in the new documentary "Blackfish" are downright harrowing.
One trainer is crushed between two killer whales. Another's arm is bitten, fractured to the point it's visibly disfigured. Yet...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 7:34 PM
Ryan Baker put one in the pond on the 168-yard 11th hole at Conway Farms. Then another. And a third.
By now, most golfers would have broken a club over a knee or sought refuge at the nearest beer hut.
Not Baker. The lead sports anchor for WBBM-Ch. 2...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 5:02 PM
Schools were an easy sell in Seminole County.
Last year Seminole voters overwhelmingly approved a property-tax increase to help keep their classrooms among the state's top performers.
Seminole looks at schools the way Orange sees Walt Disney World...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Now that we all know what twerking is, let's move on to the second-most important question about Miley Cyrus' act during MTV's Video Music Awards — what do we say to our kids?
Right now, for me, the answer is easy: Nothing. My kids are young and...
| Aug 16, 2013
The community came through with donations and the organizers of the annual For Our Kids Sake bus trip took three bus loads of area children to the Six Flags amusement park in Jackson, N.J., on Aug. 10.
The weather also cooperated as it was sunny but not...
| Sep 15, 2013
The tiff over the International Swimming Hall of Fame is getting livelier and more intriguing all the time.
Too bad it's a lot more lively than the Hall of Fame itself.
Here's the Cliff's Notes version: The city of Fort Lauderdale is building a new $32....
| Aug 15, 2013
| 5:31 AM
It's too dang hot to venture outside, so let's play a word game in the comfort of our air-conditioned homes.
I'll give you a list of items and you'll figure out what theme-park category they fulfill. It's kind of like the old "$100,000 Pyramid" bonus...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:55 AM
If the shopping and other obligations of the holiday season start to get you down, here are five theme-park events that are sure to get you in the spirit again:
The sounds of SeaWorld
SeaWorld Orlando may not be the most musical of theme parks, but it...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 6:33 AM
Several weeks ago, an editor asked how to beat the long line at Universal Studios' new Transformers ride. The answer was easy enough: Wait for September.
Well, ta-da, it's September, the month of breathing room. Since Labor Day, there have been...
| Jun 28, 2011
The backdrop for my favorite science-fiction novels, Frank Herbert's "Dune" series, is something called the Butlerian Jihad. Some 10,000 years before the main events of the story take place, humanity rebelled against "thinking machines" —...
| Aug 20, 2012
When Disneyland first opened to the public on a sweltering July day in 1955, the city of Anaheim wasn't much more than an orange grove. It had all of 15,000 residents and was known mostly for its Halloween parade.
More than half a century later, almost...