'In the Heat of the Night' Turns 50: Why This Police Classic Still Thrills — TCM Fest
Mirisch jumped at the opportunity of making “Night” (based on a 1965 novel by John Ball) with the very hot Poitier, who broke the color barrier by winning the Best Actor Oscar the previous year for “Lilies of the Field.” He developed the movie with ...
Poop-flinging chimp at John Ball Zoo has history of 'behavioral issues'
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - John Ball Zoo's now-famous, poop-flinging chimpanzee has a history of erratic behavior. Zoo officials said the chimp, the subject of a viral video in which it threw feces that landed on guest's nose, has had behavioral issues to the ...
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Spring break fun: Maranda feeds an Argentine Tegu at John Ball Zoo
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) – John Ball Zoo is open for exploration and fun opportunities for children and the young at heart. Packed with Spring Break fun this week, Maranda headed over to check it out. One exhibit that's fun to see is the reptiles.
HISTORY: A tale of two priests who perished on both sides of Peasants' Revolt
John Ball, was born in Peldon around 1330, and trained in the priesthood at St. Mary's Benedictine Abbey in York, which had a connection to St. John's Abbey in Colchester. He returned to Colchester around the year 1360 and was one of the priests at St ...