March 1, 1987
Corky and Orky, the killer-whale couple that for two decades delighted crowds at Marineland, have been stripped of their "hokey" names by their new owners at Sea World in San Diego. Corky, a 10,000-pound female, has been renamed Namu, and Orky, her 14,000-pound former mate, now answers to Shamu. "I thought they were kind of hokey names," said Lanny Cornell, zoological director of Sea World, where the animals now live along with many other former Marineland inhabitants.
April 26, 2013 |
U.S. Olympic Committee Chief Executive Scott Blackmun said Friday that he is talking to 10 cities about a possible bid for the 2024 Summer Games and mentioned an intriguing pairing: A joint proposal from San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico. “We're in discussion with about 10 cities actively now,” Blackmun said. “The process is really working the way it was supposed to.” When asked specifically about the San Diego/Tijuana bid, Blackmun said, “That would have its challenges.
March 7, 1993 |
A child's favorite question may be "why?" But parents frequently don't know all the answers. CBS' new series How'd They Do That? may be coming to the rescue. Segments include the answer to "How do Tom and Sue Swick manage to lead a normal life when they have nine children under the age of 11?" In addition to providing a unique portrait of time management, this is a segment that could help parents appreciate smaller broods.
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January 23, 1985 |
Sea World of San Diego, whose five-year permit to capture Alaskan killer whales was declared invalid last week by a federal judge, will likely either appeal the judge's decision, file for a new permit or seek to import whales captured outside of U.S. territorial waters. That was the assessment offered Tuesday by David M.
July 4, 2002 |
SeaWorld shows traditionally feature killer whales, dolphins and other marine animals you wouldn't normally find roaming your neighborhood. But the San Diego park's new "Pets Rule!" show turns the spotlight on dogs, cats and other domesticated animals. "Pets Rule!" eschews SeaWorld's massive water tanks for a sun-drenched outdoor set made up to look like a giant backyard. It's an appropriate setting for this affectionate tribute. But don't forget to pack the sunscreen.
November 21, 1989 |
Anheuser-Busch has agreed to spend $1.1 billion to buy the Sea World parks from Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, but it may have to share the marketing rights to the parks' symbol, Shamu the killer whale. Orlando-based HBJ already has a licensing agreement with Watson General Pictures of La Jolla, which created the cartoon "Shamu--The Beginning," which has not yet appeared on television. Any proceeds from the animated special or merchandising spinoffs will be shared among Anheuser-Busch of St.