Posts Tagged Recreation and leisure

San Francisco to mark World Series win with parade

San Francisco Giants mascot Lou Seal waves to the crowd during the victory parade for the 2014 World Series baseball champions on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco became the Valley of the Giants for the third time in five years Friday as hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets for a confetti and rain-soaked parade honoring the World Series champions.

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Rural Tennessee museum a success in first year

A bunch of Halloween pumpkins sits in front of the entrance to Discovery Park of America on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 in Union City, Tenn. The museum, which opened last November in rural West Tennessee, has attracted more than 270,000 visitors in its first year. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz).

UNION CITY, Tenn. (AP) — When Discovery Park of America opened on a cornfield in rural Tennessee, its founders expected the museum described as a “mini-Smithsonian” to draw about 150,000 visitors in its first year.

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Review: ‘Civilization’ shoots for the stars

This video game image released by 2K Games shows a scene from "Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth." (AP Photo/2K Games)

Our planet isn’t in very good shape. The good news, according to “Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth” (2K Games, for the PC, $49.99), is that we’ll be able to hang around for another 500 years or so. The bad news: After that, we’d better start looking for a new home.

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Deer gun season opening in November

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Hunters are beginning to get antsy. Even though the bow season for deer is open, they are waiting for the biggest of them all: gun season.

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Wildlife agency drops hunter confidentiality plan

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife officials are dropping plans for legislation that would make confidential the names of hunters and trappers who kill wildlife, a Fish, Wildlife and Parks spokesman said Wednesday.

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