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  • Shutdown closes Catoctin Mountain Park

    Shutdown closes Catoctin Mountain Park
    Maryland's Catoctin Mountain Park is closed to the public and 30 park employees have been furloughed as part of the federal government shutdown that began on Tuesday, National Park officials said. The park closed at noon with just a few roads...
  • Horticultural antidote to ugly: vines

    Horticultural antidote to ugly: vines
    Frequently, friends and family ask me for horticultural advice. The questions range from the mundane -- why won't this or that houseplant bloom? -- to complicated design issues such as what to plant to screen a yard from the neighbors. Most of the...
  • Feds: Pullman historic district should be a national park

    Feds: Pullman historic district should be a national park
    A federal study has determined the Pullman Historic District on the Far South Side is worthy of being considered as a national park, officials announced today. Pullman residents, local and national historic groups, along with Sens. Mark Kirk and Dick...
  • Bobcat bill approved by state Legislature would set no-trapping zones

    Bobcat bill approved by state Legislature would set no-trapping zones
    A bobcat protection bill approved this week by the California Legislature would establish no-trapping zones around Joshua Tree National Park and other public parks and wildlife refuges throughout the state. The measure would also prohibit trapping of...
  • 'Pilgrim's Wildnerness' highlights conflicts of public-private rights'

    'Pilgrim's Wildnerness' highlights conflicts of public-private rights'
    No matter your stance on the issue, there is no disputing how the intersection of personal property rights and government oversight are etched on the American narrative. Nowhere is this collision course more prominent than in the 49th state. In...
  • NBCUniversal's Steve Burke says NBC lags in profitability

    NBCUniversal Chief Executive Steve Burke said Comcast Corp. inherited a media company that was an industry laggard in key financial measures, particularly at the NBC broadcast network. The NBC broadcast network earns $500 million to $1 billion less each...
  • Now that it's September, enjoy some elbowroom at the theme parks

    Now that it's September, enjoy some elbowroom at the theme parks
    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...
  • Universal wants to add thousands of hotel rooms

     Universal wants to add thousands of hotel rooms
    Universal Orlando is likely to add thousands more hotel rooms in coming years as Central Florida's No. 2 theme-park resort continues an aggressive expansion, a top executive said Wednesday. "We've done a study that says we could have 10,000 or 15,000...
  • Family-friendly hiking trails in Maryland

    Family-friendly hiking trails in Maryland
    It was pretty much a given that Joe Vogelpohl's kids would love hiking. As a ranger at Patapsco Valley State Park, Vogelpohl spends most of his days on trails and often takes his children, Isaac, 4, and Cecelia, 1, along on weekends. Cecilia is usually...
  • Glendale residents asked to step up, lobby for Los Angeles River restoration

    Glendale residents asked to step up, lobby for Los Angeles River restoration
    Advocates for restoring natural areas along the Los Angeles River are calling on Glendale residents to lobby federal officials for inclusion of the city’s Verdugo Wash area in habitat rehabilitation plans. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday...
  • J.K. Rowling to revisit Harry Potter's world in new film series

     J.K. Rowling to revisit Harry Potter's world in new film series
    Warner Bros. is hoping "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling has another magic trick up her sleeve. More than two years after the last film in the eight-picture franchise about the boy wizard hit theaters, the studio announced it would release a series...