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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Staff Writer | August 15, 1993
For the collector who picked up a commemorative All-Star baseball this summer and wants souvenirs of previous games, the place to go is Anaconda Sports. Ditto for World Series balls.Anaconda, which began as a manufacturer of sports equipment and promotional items, is now in the memorabilia business. It has an exclusive contract with Rawlings for all leftover All-Star Game and World Series balls that are available the year after the event. It stocks World Series balls from 1978 and All-Star balls from 1979.
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | December 22, 2004
WASHINGTON - In a horrifying way, the explosion that tore apart the giant tent that served as a dining hall at an American military base near Mosul, Iraq, was neither unusual nor unexpected. Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Marez south of Mosul had already described in e-mails to their families their unease about the safety of the dining hall - a long, high tent pitched atop a concrete pad - and the ability of Iraqi insurgents to target the base. Easter Sunday was particularly bad, as Adam Szafarn, a 23-year-old specialist with the Maine National Guard, told his family.
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By Chris Kridler and Chris Kridler,SUN STAFF | April 11, 1997
Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?Indiana Jones might ask that of "Anaconda." The answer is, it didn't. It could have been anything. "Velociraptor." "Shark." "Piranha." "Limbaugh." This is such a formula monster movie that it could have been made 40 years ago, without the computer-generated reptiles.Jennifer Lopez goes from "Selena" to snake bait as the star of this forlorn flick. She's a documentary director who joins up with guide Eric Stoltz and cameraman-rapper Ice Cube to locate and film a shy tribe in the Amazon jungle.
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | October 11, 2004
LSA ANACONDA, Iraq - This sprawling supply base on a dusty stretch about 50 miles northwest of Baghdad is officially known as a "logistical support area." But some of the thousands of soldiers and contractors who suffer daily mortar and rocket attacks have another name for it: "Mortaritaville." At least a half-dozen soldiers and contractors have been killed and nearly 100 wounded here since April. There have been about two attacks a day since July. Three weeks ago, a young airman lost both legs and his right hand when a mortar shell slammed into the base.
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By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN STAFF | June 3, 2000
The 15-foot-long snake that was the star attraction of the National Aquarium's new Amazon River Forest exhibit was found dead in its tank yesterday. Researchers believe the 13-year-old anaconda, which was born in the Bronx Zoo, died from a bowel obstruction, said Jill Galloway, the aquarium's public relations manager. "This is a real tragedy," said Galloway. Although the aquarium has a second anaconda in a storage tank, biologists want to make sure there's nothing wrong with the exhibit before replacing the snake, Galloway said.
BUSINESS
By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | February 23, 2000
Baby-sitting a 17-foot-long green anaconda is not part of Ken Majkas regular job description, but thats exactly what the creative director for a Baltimore advertising agency found himself doing last weekend during the filming of a commercial for the National Aquarium. My job at one point was to make sure the anaconda didnt escape, said Majka, of Richardson, Myers & Donofrio Inc., who wrote the spot that will launch the aquariums Amazon River Forest exhibit. I was actually assigned that.
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | October 11, 2004
LSA ANACONDA, Iraq - This sprawling supply base on a dusty stretch about 50 miles northwest of Baghdad is officially known as a "logistical support area." But some of the thousands of soldiers and contractors who suffer daily mortar and rocket attacks have another name for it: "Mortaritaville." At least a half-dozen soldiers and contractors have been killed and nearly 100 wounded here since April. There have been about two attacks a day since July. Three weeks ago, a young airman lost both legs and his right hand when a mortar shell slammed into the base.
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By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN STAFF | November 28, 1999
Amid the restaurants of Fells Point, a note hangs on a warehouse wall warning waiters of the finicky dining habits of a slender young visitor from Suriname.9/29/99. Served duck. She refused it.10/14/99. Live duck. Refused.10/20/99. Dead rat. Refused."We haven't yet found the item that she likes," sighed Jack Cover. "So next we'll try a small pig."Cover, a curator at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, is talking about a 16-foot-long anaconda being held in a tank in a storage building on South Wolfe Street.
NEWS
By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | December 22, 2004
WASHINGTON - In a horrifying way, the explosion that tore apart the giant tent that served as a dining hall at an American military base near Mosul, Iraq, was neither unusual nor unexpected. Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Marez south of Mosul had already described in e-mails to their families their unease about the safety of the dining hall - a long, high tent pitched atop a concrete pad - and the ability of Iraqi insurgents to target the base. Easter Sunday was particularly bad, as Adam Szafarn, a 23-year-old specialist with the Maine National Guard, told his family.
FEATURES
By Chris Hewitt and Chris Hewitt,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | August 27, 2004
Stop me if you've heard this one ... Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid is a The Thing/Alien knockoff in which a band of adventurers battle a voracious creature. Centered on the search for a miracle plant, it's a familiar song and it goes a little something like this: "We are talking about a pharmaceutical equivalent of the Fountain of Youth."/"It only blooms for two more weeks."/"Everything gets eaten out here. It's the jungle."/"That was either the bravest or the stupidest thing I've ever seen."
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By Chris Hewitt and Chris Hewitt,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | August 27, 2004
Stop me if you've heard this one ... Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid is a The Thing/Alien knockoff in which a band of adventurers battle a voracious creature. Centered on the search for a miracle plant, it's a familiar song and it goes a little something like this: "We are talking about a pharmaceutical equivalent of the Fountain of Youth."/"It only blooms for two more weeks."/"Everything gets eaten out here. It's the jungle."/"That was either the bravest or the stupidest thing I've ever seen."
NEWS
By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | March 19, 2002
WASHINGTON - A brutal U.S.-led battle against al-Qaida and Taliban fighters that raged on and off for two weeks in the snowy and rugged Afghan mountains south of Gardez has successfully come to a close, U.S. officials said yesterday, although they declined to say how many enemy forces had been killed. Meanwhile, Britain announced plans to send 1,700 more troops to Afghanistan, mostly commandos specializing in cold weather and mountain warfare. The additional troops, who will join the fight early next month, were requested by U.S. military leaders last week to help root out remaining al-Qaida and Taliban pockets throughout the country, officials said.
NEWS
By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN STAFF | June 3, 2000
The 15-foot-long snake that was the star attraction of the National Aquarium's new Amazon River Forest exhibit was found dead in its tank yesterday. Researchers believe the 13-year-old anaconda, which was born in the Bronx Zoo, died from a bowel obstruction, said Jill Galloway, the aquarium's public relations manager. "This is a real tragedy," said Galloway. Although the aquarium has a second anaconda in a storage tank, biologists want to make sure there's nothing wrong with the exhibit before replacing the snake, Galloway said.
BUSINESS
By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | February 23, 2000
Baby-sitting a 17-foot-long green anaconda is not part of Ken Majkas regular job description, but thats exactly what the creative director for a Baltimore advertising agency found himself doing last weekend during the filming of a commercial for the National Aquarium. My job at one point was to make sure the anaconda didnt escape, said Majka, of Richardson, Myers & Donofrio Inc., who wrote the spot that will launch the aquariums Amazon River Forest exhibit. I was actually assigned that.
NEWS
By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN STAFF | November 28, 1999
Amid the restaurants of Fells Point, a note hangs on a warehouse wall warning waiters of the finicky dining habits of a slender young visitor from Suriname.9/29/99. Served duck. She refused it.10/14/99. Live duck. Refused.10/20/99. Dead rat. Refused."We haven't yet found the item that she likes," sighed Jack Cover. "So next we'll try a small pig."Cover, a curator at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, is talking about a 16-foot-long anaconda being held in a tank in a storage building on South Wolfe Street.
FEATURES
By Chris Kridler and Chris Kridler,SUN STAFF | April 11, 1997
Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?Indiana Jones might ask that of "Anaconda." The answer is, it didn't. It could have been anything. "Velociraptor." "Shark." "Piranha." "Limbaugh." This is such a formula monster movie that it could have been made 40 years ago, without the computer-generated reptiles.Jennifer Lopez goes from "Selena" to snake bait as the star of this forlorn flick. She's a documentary director who joins up with guide Eric Stoltz and cameraman-rapper Ice Cube to locate and film a shy tribe in the Amazon jungle.
NEWS
By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | March 19, 2002
WASHINGTON - A brutal U.S.-led battle against al-Qaida and Taliban fighters that raged on and off for two weeks in the snowy and rugged Afghan mountains south of Gardez has successfully come to a close, U.S. officials said yesterday, although they declined to say how many enemy forces had been killed. Meanwhile, Britain announced plans to send 1,700 more troops to Afghanistan, mostly commandos specializing in cold weather and mountain warfare. The additional troops, who will join the fight early next month, were requested by U.S. military leaders last week to help root out remaining al-Qaida and Taliban pockets throughout the country, officials said.
NEWS
May 26, 2002
Army Sgt. Philip J. Svitak was 31 years old when he died March 4, killed in action in Afghanistan. He was one of seven Americans killed that day in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan when two U.S. helicopters carrying troops came under enemy fire. "Phil gave his life for his country," his brother-in-law, Sean Starmer, said at the funeral, according to an account in the Kansas City Star. "When one gives his life for his country, he should never be forgotten." Tomorrow, America observes Memorial Day, dedicated to remembering Svitak and all the others who have given their lives while serving their country.
SPORTS
By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Staff Writer | August 15, 1993
For the collector who picked up a commemorative All-Star baseball this summer and wants souvenirs of previous games, the place to go is Anaconda Sports. Ditto for World Series balls.Anaconda, which began as a manufacturer of sports equipment and promotional items, is now in the memorabilia business. It has an exclusive contract with Rawlings for all leftover All-Star Game and World Series balls that are available the year after the event. It stocks World Series balls from 1978 and All-Star balls from 1979.
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