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  • Six Flags amusement parks prepare for thematic makeovers

    Six Flags amusement parks prepare for thematic makeovers
    Wham! Bam! Ka-Pow! A bruising brawl involving comic-book superheroes, Saturday morning cartoon characters and extreme sports icons will change the ride and roller coaster landscape of Six Flags' 11 U.S. amusement parks in 2011. An intellectual...
  • Top 10 new theme park rides for 2011

    Top 10 new theme park rides for 2011
    It already feels as if 2011 is shaping up as a tweener ye ar for new rides and attractions at U.S. theme parks. Last year saw the blockbuster debuts of Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal's Islands of Adventure in Florida and the "World of...
  • Universal Studios Hollywood unveils mazes for Halloween Horror Nights 2011

    Universal Studios Hollywood unveils mazes for Halloween Horror Nights 2011
    Universal Studios Hollywood has announced plans for haunted attractions based on "The Thing," "The Wolfman," "Scream," "Hostel" and "House of 1000 Corpses" films as well as shock rocker Alice Cooper and the La Llorona folk legend while continuing to...
  • Ask Tom why: What is the status of the drought in the southern United States?

    Dear Tom, What is the status of the drought in the southern United States? —Jason Tilly Dear Jason, The drought continues and is intensifying in much of the affected area in the South. The U.S. Drought Monitor classifies moisture deficit...
  • Unused sick days add up to big payouts

    A few years into John Butts' superintendent job in DuPage's Lake Park High School District 108, a lucrative perk showed up in his contract: 300 sick days. In an amendment to his contract, the school board signed off on 150 sick days in 2006-07 —...
  • New ISAT lets kids pass with more wrong answers

    New ISAT lets kids pass with more wrong answers
    Illinois has been cutting the number of points required to pass annual achievement exams, allowing children to flub more questions but still be deemed "proficient." Back in 2006, it took 36 of 56 points — about 64 percent — to pass the fifth-...
  • City may put a lid on latest eco-trend

    City may put a lid on latest eco-trend
    Just as Chicago consumers get the hang of reusable grocery bags, a new movement has sprouted to make local grocery shopping even greener: reusable containers. Called BYOC — bring your own container — by its fans, the process involves carrying...
  • UCF lands another juco star in Navarro DE Cam Henderson

    UCF lands another juco star in Navarro DE Cam Henderson
    Junior college defensive end Cameron Henderson confirmed in a phone interview with the Orlando Sentinel that he has committed to UCF. Henderson announced the news at his family’s home in Birmingham, Ala., Tuesday night. Henderson originally...
  • Hagerty QB Jeff Driskel still committed to Gators despite coaching change

    Hagerty QB Jeff Driskel still committed to Gators despite coaching change
    Finding out a few weeks before his arrival at Florida that coach Urban Meyer was resigning wasn't in the plans for Jeff Driskel. But the Oviedo quarterback says he committed to the school, not the coaching staff, and will enroll for the spring semester....
  • Under Armour All-America: Tennessee could snag Miami decommit Marcus Jackson

    Under Armour All-America: Tennessee could snag Miami decommit Marcus Jackson
    The biggest advantage Marcus Jackson has over most fellow teammates and opponents during practices for the Under Armour All-America game is that he’s used to the heat. A product of Vero Beach High, Jackson knows what kind of humidity Florida...
  • Dee Hart just trying to have fun with difficult life decision

    Dee Hart just trying to have fun with difficult life decision
    Here we go again with Dee Hart. The Dr. Phillips running back said Thursday evening that he is currently not committed to any school. He's been committed to Michigan and Alabama for about four days and now, no one. Despite video to the contrary by...