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November 14, 1993 | MARLA CONE, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER
Threatening an unprecedented confrontation on the high seas reminiscent of the plot of the movie "Free Willy," animal rights activists have vowed to launch a flotilla of protesters to block Chicago's world-renowned Shedd Aquarium from capturing dolphins off Southern California. To expand its exhibit of ocean creatures, the aquarium will attempt to collect three Pacific white-sided dolphins between the coast of California and Santa Catalina Island, setting sail perhaps as early as Friday.
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May 31, 2009 | William Mullen
After admiring the beauty of fish from all over the world, about 40 guests will retire to a room at the Shedd Aquarium today to learn how to slice 'em up and eat 'em raw. This is no weird, secret undertaking. Nor is it some kind of punishment for sea critters that don't perform well. It's actually a service that makes the Chicago aquarium quite proud. As one of the more unusual parts of its 79-year mission to protect the world's ocean life, the Shedd is offering a class in making sushi.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1993
Packed in water-filled carriers and tucked away in a bright yellow rental truck, three dolphins have completed their journey from the coast of California to the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. The Pacific white-sided dolphins arrived at Shedd to the accompaniment of protests by animal rights activists. The dolphins were collected in the waters off Catalina Island on Nov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1993
Packed in water-filled carriers and tucked away in a bright yellow rental truck, three dolphins have completed their journey from the coast of California to the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. The Pacific white-sided dolphins arrived at Shedd to the accompaniment of protests by animal rights activists. The dolphins were collected in the waters off Catalina Island on Nov.
NEWS
November 29, 1993 | LARRY GORDON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Chicago aquarium's ship evaded a flotilla of animal rights activists and captured three Pacific white-sided dolphins off Santa Catalina Island during the weekend without the anticipated confrontation at sea, the Coast Guard said Sunday. The dolphins--two females and one male--were transferred to a holding tank on the San Diego waterfront, where they are to be acclimated to captivity, perhaps for months, before being flown to the John G. Shedd Aquarium on the shore of Lake Michigan in Chicago.
NATIONAL
May 31, 2009 | William Mullen
After admiring the beauty of fish from all over the world, about 40 guests will retire to a room at the Shedd Aquarium today to learn how to slice 'em up and eat 'em raw. This is no weird, secret undertaking. Nor is it some kind of punishment for sea critters that don't perform well. It's actually a service that makes the Chicago aquarium quite proud. As one of the more unusual parts of its 79-year mission to protect the world's ocean life, the Shedd is offering a class in making sushi.
TRAVEL
September 17, 2000 | TIMES STAFF AND WIRES
Turkish police barred some passengers on a gay-oriented cruise from visiting the ancient ruins of Ephesus this month. In Kusadasi, after letting several buses with some of the Olympic Voyager's 800 passengers leave for Ephesus, police turned back at least two buses and chased others into the nearby town of Selcuk, forcing one to turn back, the tour organizer said. The move apparently came after police realized the passengers were gay, some tourists and crew members said.
NEWS
October 3, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Museums and other cultural attractions around the country are reeling from a drop in air travel and tourism and some are laying off employees. In Washington, the Smithsonian Institution is getting less than half the usual number of visitors. About 32,000 people visited on Sunday, down from more than 70,000 on the same Sunday a year ago. Shop and restaurant owners at the museums reported layoffs.
NEWS
August 28, 1996
An improved economy, new jobs, a lower budget deficit--those are the accomplishments of President Clinton touted most often by aides. But earlier this week, Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman sought to put the spotlight on the revamped meat inspection program that the administration recently adopted. And he picked an appropriate setting--a breakfast meeting of California's convention delegation. "We need to know that the sausage you ate today is safe," he said.
NEWS
November 13, 1999 | From Associated Press
The bodies of three men killed when their twin-engine plane crashed into Lake Michigan were recovered Friday, still strapped into their seats inside the plane. The King Air 200 turboprop plunged into the water about 8:30 p.m. Thursday while attempting to take off from Meigs Field, a single-runway airport along the lake and near downtown Chicago. Killed were R. Roydon Ricks of Granger, Ind., an executive for apparel maker Hartmarx Corp.
NEWS
November 29, 1993 | LARRY GORDON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Chicago aquarium's ship evaded a flotilla of animal rights activists and captured three Pacific white-sided dolphins off Santa Catalina Island during the weekend without the anticipated confrontation at sea, the Coast Guard said Sunday. The dolphins--two females and one male--were transferred to a holding tank on the San Diego waterfront, where they are to be acclimated to captivity, perhaps for months, before being flown to the John G. Shedd Aquarium on the shore of Lake Michigan in Chicago.
NEWS
November 14, 1993 | MARLA CONE, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER
Threatening an unprecedented confrontation on the high seas reminiscent of the plot of the movie "Free Willy," animal rights activists have vowed to launch a flotilla of protesters to block Chicago's world-renowned Shedd Aquarium from capturing dolphins off Southern California. To expand its exhibit of ocean creatures, the aquarium will attempt to collect three Pacific white-sided dolphins between the coast of California and Santa Catalina Island, setting sail perhaps as early as Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1993
Regarding "Free Flipper," Nov. 14: It is ironic that just minutes before I read the portion of the article stating how few Pacific white-sided dolphins have been seen in the area this year, I was enjoying watching close to 100 of the species feeding off the Palos Verdes Peninsula. In the 200-plus hours I spent this year observing and recording cetaceans in the San Pedro channel area, I actually sighted more Pacific white-sided dolphins than in past years. I care little for the politics of the various participants in the dolphin capture debate; I do feel that the public deserves accurate information.
HEALTH
September 26, 2005 | From Times wire reports
Men are dirtier than women. So scientists have confirmed by spying in public restrooms. Wednesday's results mark the American Society of Microbiology's latest look at how many people take what is considered the single easiest step to staying healthy: spending 20 seconds rubbing with soap under the faucet. Back in 1996, the society first studied how often people wash up after using the toilet.
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