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2011-06-27 11:00:00

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The wait is finally over to experience one of the most anticipated motion-picture trilogies of all time like never before when Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III debut as a trilogy set on Blu-ray(TM) October 25, 2011 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Acclaimed filmmaker Steven Spielberg's award-winning cinematic franchise, based on the best-selling book by Michael Crichton, generated nearly...

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2011-04-20 06:00:00

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com As we count down the days until Earth Day, April 20 falls on the one year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe that brought on the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. The irony of the date is uncanny, but the true story regarding this anniversary is how well the Gulf of Mexico has recovered from this incident. Analysts continued to anticipate the worst last year as the oil kept gushing into the Gulf, closing federal waters and leaving...

2010-11-10 00:00:42

Author Rick Goeld notes striking similarities between assurances in New York Times article and Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park. Scottsdale, AZ (Vocus) November 9, 2010 Fiction author Rick Goeld has noted a striking similarity between assurances in a recent New York Times article and Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park. In late September, the Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee met to advise the Food and Drug Administration regarding the safety of genetically engineered salmon developed by...

2010-05-07 11:09:00

DALLAS, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- A Dallas attorney's childhood fascination with dinosaurs and love of the movie "Jurassic Park" has led to an exciting new exhibit at The Museum of Nature & Science in Fair Park. Beginning tomorrow, visitors will be able to get an up-close look at the original seven-foot scale model that was used to create the Tyrannosaurus Rex for Steven Spielberg's Academy Award-winning movie "Jurassic Park." (Photo:...

2009-10-16 13:29:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Taylor Crichton filed papers in the Los Angeles Probate Court in connection with a petition Taylor intends to file seeking to remove Mrs. Sherri Crichton as a Co-Trustee of her late husband Michael Crichton's trust. Adam Streisand, partner of Loeb & Loeb and Mrs. Sherri Crichton's attorney, commented: "Taylor Crichton has absolutely no legal or factual basis to make any claim that Mrs. Crichton has done anything other than faithfully...

2009-10-13 16:03:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Taylor Crichton filed papers in the Los Angeles Superior Court to challenge the paternity of Michael Crichton's eight-month old son, John Michael Todd Crichton, in order to block him from obtaining his rightful inheritance from his father. Michael Crichton was in the process of updating his estate plan to include John Michael but was unable to complete revisions before he passed away. As a matter of public policy, the law provides for a child...

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2009-08-28 15:13:13

Hollywood's DreamWorks Studios has acquired the rights to the late Michael Crichton's last manuscript, a 17th century pirate yarn. Variety said Steven Spielberg will produce and may direct the big-screen adaptation of Pirate Latitudes, a novel to be published Nov. 24. Crichton, the author of The Andromeda Strain, Jurassic Park and Congo, died last November. David Koepp, who penned the movies The Paper, Mission: Impossible, Spider-Man, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Angels...

2009-04-16 17:10:00

LOS ANGELES, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- "Loeb & Loeb, on behalf of the firm's client Sherri Crichton, widow of Michael Crichton and the mother of their newborn son John Michael Todd Crichton, today filed a routine petition in Probate Court requesting the Court's blessing that she will not be violating the terms of her late husband's will or trust by acting on their son's behalf to establish his clear legal right to share in his father's estate, as Michael Crichton intended," stated Adam...

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2009-04-07 15:13:42

Two novels U.S. author Michael Crichton was working on before his death are to hit book sellers within the next 18 months, publisher HarperCollins said. The scribe who penned The Andromeda Strain and Jurassic Park died of cancer last November. His publishing company told The New York Times it will release on Nov. 24 Pirate Latitudes, an adventure story set in 17th century Jamaica and completed before Crichton's death. HarperCollins, which published Crichton's previous three books, said it...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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