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  • As elephants eat at Lexington Market, group protests Ringling Bros.

    As elephants eat at Lexington Market, group protests Ringling Bros.
    The parent company for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has announced that it will remove Asian elephants from its traveling shows by 2018. But for a group concerned about the welfare of the mammals, that's not soon enough. About a dozen...
  • Ringling circus rolls into Allentown, elephants and all

    Ringling circus rolls into Allentown, elephants and all
    The version of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus coming to Allentown's PPL Center this week offers a twist. Called "Built To Amaze," performers unpack the circus from colorful crates at the start of the show. More than 110 performers,...
  • Letters: Guns on campus, SeaWorld and Obamacare

    Letters: Guns on campus, SeaWorld and Obamacare
    Don't deputize students Thursday letter-writer Joerg Jaeger states that issues such as allowing guns on college campuses should be decided with common sense. I agree, but would go a bit further in claiming that our Legislature’s zeal to arm...
  • Wandering Eye: SPLC updates its Maryland 'Hate Map,' PETA protests the circus at RoFo Arena, and more

    Wandering Eye: SPLC updates its Maryland 'Hate Map,' PETA protests the circus at RoFo Arena, and more
    The Southern Poverty Law Center's "Hate Map" has been updated for 2015, and finds that six of Maryland's 15 hate groups are here in Baltimore: Crew 38 (non-member supporters of the white-supremacist Hammerskins), the Israelite Church of God in Jesus...
  • East Hampton Man Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter In Girlfriend's Death

    East Hampton Man Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter In Girlfriend's Death
    MIDDLETOWN — An East Hampton man pleaded guilty Tuesday to manslaughter and tampering with evidence in the 2012 death of his girlfriend, a plea deal struck in order to avoid a potential murder conviction. Anthony Garofalo, 42, faces the possibility...
  • Sarasota, arte e historia circense

    Sarasota, arte e historia circense
    Siempre había oído que la ciudad de Sarasota era más que playa. Como fanático de la arquitectura, sabía de la "Escuela de arquitectura de Sarasota", variante regional del estilo modernista de la posguerra que perdura allí en importantes edificaciones....
  • Former Hollywood Commissioner Anderson honored for animal-rights work

    Former Hollywood Commissioner Anderson honored for animal-rights work
    Former Hollywood City Commissioner Cathy Anderson was honored Sunday for her pioneering work in banning animal acts, now that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has announced plans to phase out the use of elephants. In 1989 Anderson persuaded her...
  • Pastures for pachyderms

     Pastures for pachyderms
    One of the historic logos of the Oakland Athletics is an elephant balancing on a large ball, brandishing a baseball bat. The decoration evoked familiar images of the circus, where dancing elephants were long a major draw. But they'll no longer be a draw...
  • Santa Monica poised to keep exotic animals from public spots

    Santa Monica poised to keep exotic animals from public spots
    Howard Kaminsky stood in Palisades Park at the top of the Santa Monica Pier ramp, gently tossing Violet, his red-feathered eclectus parrot, from hand to hand. The self-styled "bird man of Santa Monica" then flipped the bird into the air and, as she...
  • Elephants and rhinos face extinction

    Liberating elephants from inhumane circuses is a major success (The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase elephants out of its shows by 2016.)   Unfortunately, a much bigger crisis is the relentlessly heinous massacre of elephants and...
  • Congress can learn from circus

    The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus recently announced that it will retire all of the elephants from its shows in three years. The American people need to take a page from that book and retire another group of elephants: the Washington-based...