Getting animals to dazzle on screen is a wild job

LOS ANGELES - For animal trainers on film sets, the job can be wild. Getting snakes on a plane takes a bit of heat or light, but cajoling a bear to perform for the camera can require buckets of fried chicken.Casey the bear, seen in Evan...

Fla.'s 'Gray Belt' a glimpse at nation's future

INVERNESS, Fla. - A billboard at the county line advertises home...care services. Local churches try to create a feeling of belonging for elderly members...Elderly residents get ferried to stores by a fleet of minivans.Welcome to Citrus County...

Brush fire closes Talatha Church Road for a time in Aiken

Aiken County firefighters battled a structure fire turned brush fire for more than an...Ellenton Fire Department.The fire, which started just a few miles outside Aiken city limits, shut down a portion of Talatha Church Road for several hours while...

US Women's Disc Golf Championships finish on a high note

...competitors from 21 states, all vying for a chance to tackle the rigors of both the...courses.In the end, it was Page Pierce, a two-time world champion, who earned the...Augusta is very lucky. The area has a lot of disc golf courses, including three...

A heated debate on climate

...climate-change policy Tuesday.If one were placing a wager, the smart money would be on President...present-day industrial output to solve a worldwide climatological problem that, based on computerized models, would have a near-negligible effect on global temperatures...

A century of service

...organizations, Rotary International was founded on a simple principle ? friendship.Chicago attorney...and camaraderie he enjoyed growing up in a small Vermont town when, in 1905, he invited...fellowship meetings.Harris and his friends ? a mining engineer, a coal merchant and a tailor...

That restroom should be a washroom

A friend of mine won't eat anything homemade and brought for a party or other social gathering."I've seen how women...trust them enough to have washed their hands before baking a batch of chocolate chip cookies.We can only hope, else...

Ironman of the day: Haley Chura

...competitorEXPERIENCE: Originally from Montana, Chura found a new home at the University of Georgia because of...accounting degree.Working as an auditor, Chura accepted a challenge from her boss to compete in a Half Ironman event. She was so enthralled by the...

Mississippi State holds on to end long losing streak to LSU

BATON ROUGE, La. - Dak Prescott highlighted a dynamic performance with two touchdown passes and 56-yard scoring run, and Mississippi State held off a wild rally by No. 8 Louisiana State for a 34-29 victory Saturday night that snapped the...

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People participate in a Baptiste-inspired Power Vinyasa Yoga class led by instructors from Dancing Dogs Yoga at Yoga in the Park, a free event featuring six classes at Pendleton King Park.