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Balloon tidbits before Thanksgiving parade tune-in

Balloon tidbits before Thanksgiving parade tune-in

For many families, the parade characters are like the cousins that float around grandma's house: They're familiar, but not everyone at the table knows the backstory.

November 22, 2012 12:00 am
Camera launched in Chicago lands in LaPorte County farm

Camera launched in Chicago lands in LaPorte County farm

LAPORTE COUNTY | Robert Tibbs said the large white objects he discovered Monday morning on his farm were a snowman or even a bomb, but it turned out to be a camera attached to large white helium balloons that lifted off from Chicago.

September 20, 2012 6:37 pm Photos

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VU balloon launch studies storm

VU balloon launch studies storm

VALPARAISO | While most folks were hunkering down to wait out the snowstorm Tuesday, students at the Valparaiso University weather center were launching a balloon to study the storm.

February 01, 2011 4:43 pm Photos

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OFFBEAT: 'Shrek' taking over Macy's and Chicago as Sunday's big opening looms

OFFBEAT: 'Shrek' taking over Macy's and Chicago as Sunday's big opening looms

I've always wanted to make it to the famed Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

July 23, 2010 9:00 am Related
Green Scene

Green Scene

GREEN SCENE - - Shrek has taken on many forms, from film star and Broadway musical title character to this hot air balloon featured each year in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade. The Shrek balloon will make a weekend appearance on July 24 and 25, 2010 at Macy's on State Street in Chicago.

July 23, 2010 12:00 am
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