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March 14, 2012 |
David W. Kenney, SeaWorld's first veterinarian, who played a key role in bringing the original Shamu to the San Diego amusement park as well as a gray whale believed to be the first raised by humans, died Feb. 14 in Montrose, Colo. He was 77. The cause was cancer, said his sister, Meredith Maler. Kenney was hired by the park a few weeks before its 1964 opening and over the next several years displayed an ingenuity and dedication that helped the fledgling tourist attraction build and maintain an impressive collection of marine animals.
September 26, 2008
Re "Palin makes her debut on the international stage," Sept. 24 Sarah Palin's photo-op with so many world leaders is truly an inspiration. I think I'll make a trip to SeaWorld and arrange for a picture with Shamu. I've always wanted to be a wild-animal trainer. Nancy A. Cox Palm Desert
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 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.
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.