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December 17, 2007
On December 12, 2007, CANYON A. MILES; beloved son of Cristina Smith and Tyree Miles. Friends may visit the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue, 410-542-2400, on Tuesday after 1 P.M., where the family will receive friends on Wednesday at 1:30 P.M., at which time funeral services will begin.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
Seventy miles off Ocean City , scientists aboard the federal research vessel Henry B. Bigelow are exploring a lush underwater landscape that until recently few would have imagined - colorful corals clinging to the rocky slopes of deep-sea canyons. On this and other research cruises, remotely guided submersible cameras have captured scenes of bubblegum corals, sea whips and more growing in the dark, hundreds to thousands of feet below the Atlantic Ocean's surface. Other smaller patches dot the ocean floor in shallower waters closer to shore.
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By Anita Finkel and Anita Finkel,Special to The Sun | September 17, 1995
"The Tortilla Curtain," by T. Coraghessan Boyle. New York: Viking, 355 pages. $23.95It says a lot about T. Coraghessan Boyle's new novel that so many generations of great satirists come to mind when reading it -- from Swift to Twain to Waugh to Woody Allen. Boyle specifically evokes Voltaire: "The Tortilla Curtain" presents a pair of protagonists, one rich, one poor; the poor one, a Mexican illegal immigrant is, tellingly, named "Cndido." And by the end, the picaresque adventures of the new Candide - woeful, well-intentioned, unbelievably unlucky - stack up very well indeed alongside the revered 18th-century predecessor.
SPORTS
By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2013
When Nik Wallenda attempts to traverse the Grand Canyon some 1,500 feet above the Little Colorado River on Sunday, those watching on television will benefit from the technical expertise of a Maryland-based company that will outfit the 34-year-old self-described "King of the Wire" for his latest midair adventure. Peter Larsson co-founded Broadcast Sports Inc. four years after Wallenda was born and moved from his native Australia, where he and partner John Porter worked for a television station, to Connecticut.
NEWS
By Michael Martinez and Michael Martinez,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | July 1, 2004
RANGE CREEK CANYON, Utah - High in eastern Utah's rocky cliffs, the ruins of an ancient Indian settlement stand in pristine condition, frozen in time for about 1,000 years and virtually untouched by humans. Though locals have known about the tract for decades, it was just yesterday that state officials unveiled what they are calling a national treasure for its unspoiled condition and historic significance. The site features skeletal remains, rock burial mounds, arrowheads, beads made of Pacific seashells, pottery fragments, cliffside granaries, collapsed sandstone dwellings, and panels of rock paintings and carvings.
NEWS
December 21, 2003
Americans eat 700 million pounds of peanut butter each year. That's enough to cover the Grand Canyon's entire floor. -- Time magazine
NEWS
By MICHAEL OLESKER | April 23, 1991
The phone has been ringing all morning. The line is backed up to the staircase. The woman signing autographs at the Sweden video store on The Block is wearing something clingy and polka-dotted and everybody can't wait to embrace her."See this guy?" says Sam Greenberg, pointing to a man whose arms are laden with erotica. "He's been in line four times. He's bought the pictures; he's bought the magazines; he's bought the calendar; he's bought the videos. I don't know what else to sell him."He'll come up with something.
SPORTS
May 6, 1991
1988 -- Rick Stiner went 6-for-8 with 11 RBI and 3 home runs, and Matt Hyde was 6-for-9 with seven RBI and two homers, as Grand Canyon College set a college scoring record with a 45-15 victory over Denver.
NEWS
July 21, 2003
HELEN OLSEN, age 88, died on July 18, 2003. Helen was born in Olyphant, PA., to Dan and Mary Sych Kalowsky, one of nine children and relocated to Grassy, PA. She graduated from Olyphant High School and Scranton business College. During the war, she came to Baltimore, Maryland, where she lived with her sister's family and worked for Westinghouse Corporation. She was married to William Olsen until 1968. During the 1970's she worked for the State of Maryland Department of Motor Vehicles, until her retirement.
FEATURES
By Martin Pflieger and Martin Pflieger,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 5, 1995
GRAND GULCH PRIMITIVE AREA, UTAH -- Not in a lifetime would I have chosen this remote desert canyon in southeastern Utah as a vacation destination.But that's why I leave my Western wilderness travel plans to a Colorado friend. Jim Burrus has never failed to find the trail that is a lot less traveled.He did it again in June, leading our trio into this little-known but starkly beautiful canyon south of the more popular -- and usually crowded -- Canyonlands National Park and Natural Bridges National Monument.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2012
This zinfandel is incredible fun, but it's really not a great food-pairing wine. Yes, it's dry and one can serve it with food, but it's likely to overwhelm anything but fairly simple fare. In fact, it's delicious all by itself. Some good bread, manchego cheese, cold cuts — heaven. It's an intense, full-bodied wine with a lot of the flavors of Porto but without the technical sweetness. I say technical because there's so much ripe fruit it gives a sweet impression — part of the reason it stands alone so well.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Alice Fallon Yeskey | August 16, 2012
This week, the chefs leave the comfy confines of their climate controlled Vegas kitchen for a more rustic setting. But first, Curtis introduces the Quickfire by revealing a huge salad bar that the chefs will use to compose a salad. "Here's your salad bar," he says. "It's as big as a whale. And you've got eight minutes to make it set sail. " The chefs dash into the challenge horrified at the short time limit, without getting his musical reference. Der. Eight minutes is indeed a crazy short time, and they are more frenzied than normal.
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By PETER SCHMUCK | January 29, 2008
If you love great football, you're probably wondering why the NFL chose to put this season's Super Bowl in Arizona. If you love a great cactus, however, this desert wonderland is the place to be. There are hundreds of varieties of cacti and succulents dotting the arid landscape that surrounds the Phoenix metropolitan area, including the classic saguaro cactus that can grow to heights of more than 50 feet. For some strange reason, however, cactus climbing has never caught on here. The locals enjoy golf, tennis and telling people how to get to the Grand Canyon, but they are also proud of the striking desertscapes burned into our collective consciousness by the many Western movies and television shows set here.
NEWS
December 17, 2007
On December 12, 2007, CANYON A. MILES; beloved son of Cristina Smith and Tyree Miles. Friends may visit the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue, 410-542-2400, on Tuesday after 1 P.M., where the family will receive friends on Wednesday at 1:30 P.M., at which time funeral services will begin.
TRAVEL
By Harry Shattuck and Harry Shattuck,Houston Chronicle | September 30, 2007
AS A 10-TIME WINNER OF CONDE NAST Traveler magazine's best destination spa award, Canyon Ranch health resorts in Massachusetts and Arizona are renowned for pampering guests. Meanwhile, Cunard Line's Queen Mary 2 is one of the most elegant ocean liners afloat. CANCUN & THE YUCATAN: DAY BY DAY Frommer's / Wiley / $12.99 People continue to flock to these regions of Mexico for many reasons, but perhaps a lot of it has to do with the white sandy beaches and pre- Columbian ruins. If your time is limited, authors Irene and Bill Sunley offer the best of the Yucatan in three days, as well as one-week and two-week durations.
TRAVEL
By Christopher Reynolds and Christopher Reynolds,Los Angeles Times | April 15, 2007
HUALAPAI, ARIZ. Ladies and gentlemen, boys, girls and bored gamblers: Let me remind you of a new opportunity to be among the first (thousand or so) to slide on booties and tread upon the Hualapai Nation's wacky new tourist attraction, the glass-floored Skywalk, which juts out over a western edge of the Grand Canyon, about 120 miles east of Las Vegas. Of course, if you don't find the Wile E. Coyote perspective or the $74.95 price tag tempting, you may be inclined to turn away. But walk with me anyway, for a few miles, in Hualapai booties.
TRAVEL
By Special to the Sun | August 21, 2005
A Memorable Place A splashy hike up a 'slot' canyon By Scott H. Krieger SPECIAL TO THE SUN My family visited Zion National Park in Utah last fall. Because thunderstorms threatened during our first two days there, we postponed what many consider the park's signature hike until day three. Our destination was the Narrows, a "slot" canyon carved by the north fork of the Virgin River. Armed with a nearly perfect weather forecast and fueled by a hearty breakfast, we visited an outfitter just outside the park to rent special boots and socks, and walking sticks (all recommended for hiking in cold water across slippery rocks)
FEATURES
By Jeff Miller and Jeff Miller,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 15, 1996
"Tourists are like Christopher Columbus," Peter Swan said with a smile. "When they leave home, they don't know where they're going; when they get there, they don't know where they are; and when they get home, they don't know where they've been."As a guide for White Mountain Adventures, he was leading our group of ice walkers through snow-filled Johnston Canyon between Banff and Lake Louise in Canada's Alberta province. While we enjoyed his humor, it was his understanding of the outdoors that we really appreciated.
TRAVEL
By Jane Engle and Jane Engle,LOS ANGELES TIMES | October 1, 2006
Grand Canyon National Park will start taking applications today for self-guided rafting permits on the Colorado River, using a new lottery that replaces a 26-year-old wait-list system. The lottery will allocate permits for private trips as opposed to those run by commercial outfitters. Private, or noncommercial, trip permits, which have attracted more than 1,000 applicants a year, are among the most coveted and hardest to obtain in the national parks. Whether the lottery will make the permits easier to get is debatable.
TRAVEL
By LARRY BLEIBERG and LARRY BLEIBERG,DALLAS MORNING NEWS | August 20, 2006
GRAND CANYON, ARIZ. Visitors usually come to the Grand Canyon to look down. CRAP VACATIONS: 50 TALES OF HELL ON EARTH HarperCollins / $11.95 Think you've had bad vacations? After reading this fascinating, if curiously masochistic, collection of first-person accounts from people around the world, you might just thank your lucky stars. For example, there's the one about the American who visited Stonehenge with his beloved, intending to make his marriage proposal there. Then things went horribly wrong.
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