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  • Tom Thumb's 'Raucous Adventures' Become The Tale In New Novel

    Tom Thumb's 'Raucous Adventures' Become The Tale In New Novel
    Tom Thumb was one of the first international entertainment celebrities. P.T. Barnum's legendary tiny song-and-dance man, a Bridgeport native, made both commoners and kings giddy with delight at his unusual small stature, his talent and his elaborate...
  • Hundreds of clowns yuk it up at convention in Orlando

    Hundreds of clowns yuk it up at convention in Orlando
    Don't bother sending in the clowns: They're already here.  More than 175 clowns are expected to be in Orlando this week for the annual Clowns of America International convention.  See the video: Clowns abound in Orlando at clown convention Now in...
  • No joke: U.S. facing clown shortage

    No joke: U.S. facing clown shortage
    While it might sound like a joke, Clowns of America International says a national clown shortage is no laughing matter.  The Florida-based organization is the country's largest trade organization for clowns. Clowns of America International President...
  • Corporate boards look to high-profile directors

    Corporate boards look to high-profile directors
    When T. Rowe Price Group looked to add a director to its board last month, the Baltimore money manager chose someone with widespread name recognition: former Sen. Olympia J. Snowe of Maine. Earlier this year, Price added another notable figure to its...
  • Review: 'Balance' by Nik Wallenda

    Review: 'Balance' by Nik Wallenda
    Last June, Nik Wallenda walked across Niagara Falls on a cable, just as he did last week in a stunning act a quarter mile above the Little Colorado River. -------------------- This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to Printers Row...
  • Send in the clown

    Send in the clown
    The circus has come to town! And it’s the clown, jokes Greg May, who is running the business. A Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College graduate and former member of its circus troupe, May is the clown in question, and the Center Ring...
  • How A Customer Became A Sucker And Then Got Mad

    "There's one born every minute." That's what they say about the pushovers and poor saps who fall for bait-and-switch deals. It's what they say about folks who believe they're being treated fairly by strangers who promise them amazing offers. American...
  • Elephant bullhooks? Not in L.A.

    Elephant bullhooks? Not in L.A.
    As human understanding of elephants has evolved, so has our treatment of them. Zoos decades ago freed these largest of land mammals from standing for hours in chains on arthritis-inducing concrete. Also gone from many zoos is the bullhook, an instrument...
  • No waffling, customers approve

    No waffling, customers approve
    For the first seven years of his life, Paul Hortobagyi never tasted a waffle. Then one day he found himself surrounded by them. The Fountain Valley resident was strolling through the streets of Liege, Belgium, with his parents when he encountered...
  • Letters: In defense of circus elephants

    Re "Of elephants and bullhooks," Editorial, Oct. 22 Every year since 1922, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey has performed for circus fans in Los Angeles. Elephants have always been an integral part of Ringling Bros., providing an up-close way for...
  • L.A. Council prepares to ban use of bullhooks on circus elephants

    L.A. Council prepares to ban use of bullhooks on circus elephants
    The Los Angeles City Council took action Wednesday to ban bullhooks used by elephant trainers in traveling circuses, becoming the first U.S. metropolis to outlaw a tool that critics say inflicts pain. Voting unanimously, the council asked the city...