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By Eric Hyypia | February 3, 1991
I could almost feel the spirits of an ancient tribe whispering in the rushes as I softly pushed through the thick undergrowth. Ahead, a faint path wound among the red boulders and up the steep, sandy slope to the cliff face. The ripple of the river and the sighing of the breeze faded to silence as I climbed into the echoing, open cave of sandstone, 30 feet high and 100 feet long. Low adobe walls rose in memorial their creators who lived and died here nearly a thousand years ago.I had found the home of the Anasazi.
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By David Horsey | February 11, 2014
The severe drought in California and much of the West is a reminder that civilized life is a paper-thin veneer that overlays the deep upheavals of nature. Humans carry on blithely, holding fast to the illusion that the natural world can be tamed and exploited with no unavoidable consequences, and then we get slammed by a hurricane, a flood, a tornado, a wildfire, a drought or a freezing polar vortex that lets us know how wrong we are. Yet, after each disaster, we forget again -- which is the reason so few of us give any sustained attention to the climate change peril.
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FEATURES
December 15, 1998
Be a 4Kids DetectiveVisit these Web sites to find the answers, then go to http://www.4Kids.org/detectives/How many years have dinosaurs been extinct?(Go tohttp:// dinosaurs.eb.com/ for the answer.)What does the word "renaissance" mean in French?What type of structure was an Anasazi "great house" ?The Spirit of FlorenceThe Renaissance remains one of the most memorable eras of European history. Meet the explorers, philosophers and architects who brought Europe out of the Middle Ages and into an age of intellectual freedom and adventure.
NEWS
June 17, 2001
Next Sunday's race and walk in Columbia Gateway Center to benefit Damien's Recovery Inc. is a combination athletic event and, in a sense, a counseling session. The Massellas planned it that way. Athletes into serious running can "smoke" the mostly flat, 3.1-mile course. Last year, nine of Howard County's best runners broke 17 minutes. Ralph Massella - who says running helped save his sanity after two of his children died - wants to encourage competition. This year, he has put up $100 for record-breakers - the men's mark is 15 minutes, 27 seconds; for women it's 18:44.
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By John Dorsey | October 8, 1998
The word somata refers to the body or the physical part of an organism as distinguished from the mind or the soul. "Somata" is also the title of a show of works by Maria Anasazi at Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, but the description of her work makes it sound as much about the mind as the body.She takes old books and folds and adds to them to create new works that combine the books and aspects of her own history. She calls her works "containers of memory of some sensual feeling that has long been forgotten."
NEWS
By David Horsey | February 11, 2014
The severe drought in California and much of the West is a reminder that civilized life is a paper-thin veneer that overlays the deep upheavals of nature. Humans carry on blithely, holding fast to the illusion that the natural world can be tamed and exploited with no unavoidable consequences, and then we get slammed by a hurricane, a flood, a tornado, a wildfire, a drought or a freezing polar vortex that lets us know how wrong we are. Yet, after each disaster, we forget again -- which is the reason so few of us give any sustained attention to the climate change peril.
FEATURES
December 13, 1998
An Anasazi connection; My favorite placeI believe in love at first sight, because it's happened to me twice. Once, with my husband. Second, Arizona. The combining of these two connected me to the Anasazi, the "ancient ones," in a way I never expected.It was my second trip to Arizona, having coaxed my husband into going there on our honeymoon. The red rocks of Sedona had done me in on the first trip, and I wanted to savor both of my loves together.At Wupatki Ruins, in search of petroglyphs, we asked a ranger for advice.
NEWS
By Georgie Anne Geyer | August 13, 1993
Chicago -- No ONE who reads the papers needs to be reminded that we face a future of ethnic and tribal wars and the disintegration of one stable nation-state after another. No one has to be reminded that those fearsome wraiths followed immediately upon the collapse of communism.But I have done on-the-spot coverage of most of these new "little wars" -- from Lebanon to Yugoslavia to Azerbaijan -- and what troubles me deeply is that the predominant analyses of their causes are so flawed that our responses to them so far also have been fatally flawed.
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By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,Staff writer | April 2, 1991
Steve Carr is a firm believer in learning from the mistakes of the past.The Anasazi Indians once thrived along the Grand Canyon, building cities that rivaled their European counterparts. Abruptly, the Arizona tribe and its culture disappeared 600 years ago."Was it a natural disaster? Was it pestilence? Was it some man-made environmental disaster?" wonders Carr, a National Forest Service archaeologist and Annapolis native. No one knows for sure.Carr, who has spent the past decade combing the Kaibab National Forest for clues, believes the Anasazi brought their demise upon themselves.
NEWS
June 17, 2001
Next Sunday's race and walk in Columbia Gateway Center to benefit Damien's Recovery Inc. is a combination athletic event and, in a sense, a counseling session. The Massellas planned it that way. Athletes into serious running can "smoke" the mostly flat, 3.1-mile course. Last year, nine of Howard County's best runners broke 17 minutes. Ralph Massella - who says running helped save his sanity after two of his children died - wants to encourage competition. This year, he has put up $100 for record-breakers - the men's mark is 15 minutes, 27 seconds; for women it's 18:44.
FEATURES
December 15, 1998
Be a 4Kids DetectiveVisit these Web sites to find the answers, then go to http://www.4Kids.org/detectives/How many years have dinosaurs been extinct?(Go tohttp:// dinosaurs.eb.com/ for the answer.)What does the word "renaissance" mean in French?What type of structure was an Anasazi "great house" ?The Spirit of FlorenceThe Renaissance remains one of the most memorable eras of European history. Meet the explorers, philosophers and architects who brought Europe out of the Middle Ages and into an age of intellectual freedom and adventure.
FEATURES
December 13, 1998
An Anasazi connection; My favorite placeI believe in love at first sight, because it's happened to me twice. Once, with my husband. Second, Arizona. The combining of these two connected me to the Anasazi, the "ancient ones," in a way I never expected.It was my second trip to Arizona, having coaxed my husband into going there on our honeymoon. The red rocks of Sedona had done me in on the first trip, and I wanted to savor both of my loves together.At Wupatki Ruins, in search of petroglyphs, we asked a ranger for advice.
ENTERTAINMENT
By John Dorsey | October 8, 1998
The word somata refers to the body or the physical part of an organism as distinguished from the mind or the soul. "Somata" is also the title of a show of works by Maria Anasazi at Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, but the description of her work makes it sound as much about the mind as the body.She takes old books and folds and adds to them to create new works that combine the books and aspects of her own history. She calls her works "containers of memory of some sensual feeling that has long been forgotten."
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | November 18, 1996
University of Colorado archaeologist Stephen Lekson was wrestling with archaeological maps a few years back, trying to align a map of northern Mexico with one of the southwestern United States, when he noticed something striking.The three biggest and most important U.S. and Mexican archaeological ruins in the region stood in a laser-straight line that stretched across 460 miles of mountains, canyons and desert.Not just any line. Casas Grandes -- a 600-year-old adobe ruin in northern Chihuahua, Mexico -- was built on the exact same north-south line of longitude as both Chaco Canyon and Aztec Ruins, two slightly older sandstone ruins to the north in northwestern New Mexico.
NEWS
By Georgie Anne Geyer | August 13, 1993
Chicago -- No ONE who reads the papers needs to be reminded that we face a future of ethnic and tribal wars and the disintegration of one stable nation-state after another. No one has to be reminded that those fearsome wraiths followed immediately upon the collapse of communism.But I have done on-the-spot coverage of most of these new "little wars" -- from Lebanon to Yugoslavia to Azerbaijan -- and what troubles me deeply is that the predominant analyses of their causes are so flawed that our responses to them so far also have been fatally flawed.
NEWS
By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,Staff writer | April 2, 1991
Steve Carr is a firm believer in learning from the mistakes of the past.The Anasazi Indians once thrived along the Grand Canyon, building cities that rivaled their European counterparts. Abruptly, the Arizona tribe and its culture disappeared 600 years ago."Was it a natural disaster? Was it pestilence? Was it some man-made environmental disaster?" wonders Carr, a National Forest Service archaeologist and Annapolis native. No one knows for sure.Carr, who has spent the past decade combing the Kaibab National Forest for clues, believes the Anasazi brought their demise upon themselves.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | November 18, 1996
University of Colorado archaeologist Stephen Lekson was wrestling with archaeological maps a few years back, trying to align a map of northern Mexico with one of the southwestern United States, when he noticed something striking.The three biggest and most important U.S. and Mexican archaeological ruins in the region stood in a laser-straight line that stretched across 460 miles of mountains, canyons and desert.Not just any line. Casas Grandes -- a 600-year-old adobe ruin in northern Chihuahua, Mexico -- was built on the exact same north-south line of longitude as both Chaco Canyon and Aztec Ruins, two slightly older sandstone ruins to the north in northwestern New Mexico.
NEWS
January 27, 2006
In a three-week program, Maria Anasazi, artist-in-residence at Thunder Hill Elementary School in Columbia, is teaching fifth-graders how to make "visual-sculptural" books. The pupils are using mixed-media techniques - including paper, fabric, paint, stamping and collage - to create their individual projects. A grant from the Maryland State Arts Council contributed $1,650 toward the program, and the Thunder Hill PTA matched that amount. A small group of pupils is also working to create six sculptural books, one representing each grade at Thunder Hill, to be on display permanently at the school.
FEATURES
By Eric Hyypia | February 3, 1991
I could almost feel the spirits of an ancient tribe whispering in the rushes as I softly pushed through the thick undergrowth. Ahead, a faint path wound among the red boulders and up the steep, sandy slope to the cliff face. The ripple of the river and the sighing of the breeze faded to silence as I climbed into the echoing, open cave of sandstone, 30 feet high and 100 feet long. Low adobe walls rose in memorial their creators who lived and died here nearly a thousand years ago.I had found the home of the Anasazi.
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