LIVELY NEW EXHIBIT AT RIPLEY’S AQUARIUM OF THE SMOKIES


African Black Footed Penguins to March in March GATLINBURG, Tenn. – Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies has announced the opening of “Ripley’s Penguin Playhouse,” a new indoor/outdoor multi-million dollar habitat featuring a colony of African Black Footed Penguins. The exhibit is scheduled to open in March of 2010. The 4,000-square-foot exhibit features a habitat thatContinue reading “LIVELY NEW EXHIBIT AT RIPLEY’S AQUARIUM OF THE SMOKIES”

Middle Tennesseans Evacuated from Haiti


Missionaries from Woodmont Christian Church safely arrived in Santa Domingo NASHVILLE—Volunteers from the Woodmont Christian Church from Tennessee have safely arrived in Santa Domingo in the Dominican Republic. They have been given a fresh set of clothes, and are currently making travel plans to fly to Miami. They are expected to be back in NashvilleContinue reading “Middle Tennesseans Evacuated from Haiti”

Iglesia Católica ayuda a Haiti


Knoxville-El Obispo Richard F. Štika de la Diócesis de Knoxville ha pedido a las 47 parroquias del Este de Tennessee hacer una colecta especial el 16 y 17 de enero para ayudar a las victimas de Haití y a los esfuerzos humanitarios de los Servicios Católicos de Socorro en ese país. Él ha pedido especialmenteContinue reading “Iglesia Católica ayuda a Haiti”

New evidence shows caloric restriction affects longevity in monkeys


The new research was published in Science and traces its origins to 1989, when the study began with 30 adult monkeys. Another 46 monkeys were added in 1994. Half the monkeys were fed a low-calorie diet, and the other half a standard diet. All were closely monitored, with researchers regularly measuring their body composition, bloodContinue reading “New evidence shows caloric restriction affects longevity in monkeys”