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  • 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...
  • L.A. a bullhook-free city for elephants -- in 3 years

    L.A. a bullhook-free city for elephants -- in 3 years
    The Los Angeles City Council smartly — and unanimously — passed a ban Wednesday on the use of bullhooks to manage elephants in performances and exhibitions in the city. Not only does the ban prohibit the sharp-edged fire-poker-like device that...
  • Letters: Elephant cruelty must be stopped

    Re "L.A. backs a bullhook ban," Oct. 24 Though I am thrilled that the bullhook will be banned in Los Angeles, the City Council's action still does not address the cruelty that these animals will endure. Yes, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey will...
  • Husband and wife lift each other up — literally — for Ringling Bros.

    Husband and wife lift each other up — literally — for Ringling Bros.
    Virginia Tuells and Ihosvanys Perez are your average married couple, except they take supporting each other to a whole other level. The two are circus performers who make up Duo Fusion, a hand-balancing act in "Built to Amaze," the new show from...
  • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus cats come to Amway Center

    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus cats come to Amway Center
    Today 4th and 5th grade students from the Lake Eola Charter School were invited to a big cat clinic with trainer and presenter Alexander Lacey, who would give them a demonstration on the training and care of lions and tigers traveling with the Ringling...
  • Hampton author fights for plight of captive elephants

    Hampton author fights for plight of captive elephants
    Debbie McFee has loved elephants since she first saw Nancy at the National Zoo in Washington in 1973. But it wasn't until a few years ago that a conversation with a friend turned her love into a new book called "Through the Eyes of Ernest: A Memoir to...
  • Summer camp guide 2014

    Summer camp guide 2014
    Anne Arundel County Abrakadoodle Art Education Various locations 410-381-5566 lmarianelli@abrakadoodle.com abrakadoodle.com/md04 June 23-Aug. 22 Ages 2-11 Art camps for children at local convenient locations. The most comprehensive art program that...