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UF Expert: Tourists can track Whale Shark Patterns

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Whale sharks may be the world’s largest fish, but the body of scientific knowledge surrounding them is surprisingly small. Now, a University of Florida expert says tourists … Continue reading

February 21, 2013

Throwback Thursday: When Spielberg considered ‘Bridges’

Director Visited  ‘Madison County’ Prior to Eastwood ‘s Arrival By DONNA PARKER — Steven Spielberg is in talks to direct the screen version of the best-seller “The Bridges of Madison County” for … Continue reading

February 21, 2013

Business Booming at Second-Hand Stores

By DONNA BALANCIA CENTRAL FLORIDA — The high cost of gas and a slumping economy have been a boost to one sector of the retail industry. The resale business — … Continue reading

February 20, 2013

Throwback Thursday: LaMarr Hoyt

By DONNA BALANCIA SAN DIEGO — So my sports editor told me “The Padres got a new pitcher and he reported today, go get an interview with LaMarr.” LaMarr Hoyt, … Continue reading

February 14, 2013

Throwback Thursday: UPI Sports NYC

By DONNA BALANCIA PHILADELPHIA — I covered the San Diego Padres at San Diego Stadium in the mid-1980s but I loved working the baseball desk at UPI headquarters in The … Continue reading

February 14, 2013

Throwback Thursday: My days as a baseball writer in NYC


February 14, 2013

Woody Allen Draws the Line at Colorizing

Love him or not, Woody Allen is a great interview always.  In 1995 he told me exactly how he felt about colorization. By DONNA PARKER NEW YORK — Adding his … Continue reading

February 10, 2013

Rocket Crafters: Suborbital Transportation is the Niche

Business travelers can get across the world in a fraction of the time By DONNA BALANCIA  TITUSVILLE — Ron Jones, the president and chief technology officer of Titusville-based Rocket Crafters … Continue reading

February 6, 2013

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