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March 30, 2003
The Edinburgh Science Festival, a 12-day series of more than 100 interactive exhibits, workshops and tours designed to be educational and fun, takes place in Scotland beginning April 11. Topics include everything from veterinary science to space travel and gemology. Visitors are encouraged to explore the diverse ecology of southern Scotland, from marine wildlife at the Scottish Seabird Center east of the city to soil structure at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh. Tropical forest and arid desert habitats can be sampled in the botanic garden's Glasshouse Experience.
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By Erica Green, The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2011
At-risk youth in Baltimore city will have an opportunity to join an international network of young people in taking on a royal challenge to improve their lives by participating in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award-Young American's Challenge. Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, the youngest child of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip and seventh in line to the British throne, visited Tuesday with students of the Living Classrooms Foundation to announce that Baltimore would join 132 countries, and 20 states and Washington, D.C., in the program.
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By Carl Schoettler and Carl Schoettler,London Bureau | December 1, 1993
EDINBURGH, Scotland -- Drug abuse, prostitution, HIV and AIDS fall outside the tourist vision of a Scotland of kilts and bagpipes, shepherds and crofters, Harris tweeds and plaid woolens, fine whisky and golf at St. Andrews.Edinburgh, Scotland's capital, is a stately city of gray and red stone, pinnacles and turrets and crenelations. It is a cultured city renowned for its theater festival.It is not the sort of place you'd expect to find a rampant AIDS problem and some of the world's most progressive programs for the prevention and treatment of AIDS.
TRAVEL
March 30, 2003
The Edinburgh Science Festival, a 12-day series of more than 100 interactive exhibits, workshops and tours designed to be educational and fun, takes place in Scotland beginning April 11. Topics include everything from veterinary science to space travel and gemology. Visitors are encouraged to explore the diverse ecology of southern Scotland, from marine wildlife at the Scottish Seabird Center east of the city to soil structure at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh. Tropical forest and arid desert habitats can be sampled in the botanic garden's Glasshouse Experience.
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December 12, 1994
Gen. Stanislaw Maczek, 102, the last surviving senior Allied commander in World War II, died yesterday in Edinburgh, Scotland, Polish diplomats said. General Maczek was one of the leading Polish commanders during the war, having created and commanded the Polish 1st Armored Division, which fought with the Allies in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and northern Germany. General Maczek settled in Edinburgh after the war and was stripped of Polish citizenship and accused of treachery when the Communists took power.
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By HOWARD LIBIT and HOWARD LIBIT,SUN STAFF | October 18, 1995
Wlde Lake High School drama students will be singing and dancing at the world's largest arts festival in August, the only school in Maryland -- and one of a dozen nationwide -- selected for the event.The 48-student cast and crew will be performing "Smile" -- this year's fall musical -- in Edinburgh, Scotland, as part of the Scottish capital's annual arts festival."It's an amazing opportunity to perform in front of so many people and to see all of the other performances," said drama club president and senior Michelle Dvoskin, 17, who's portraying Miss Sacramento in the musical about a California beauty pageant.
FEATURES
By Anne Whitehouse and Anne Whitehouse,Contributing Writer | June 28, 1993
In this absorbing, intelligent and judicious memoir, Muriel Spark examines the first 39 years of her life, from her birth in 1918 in Edinburgh, Scotland, to the publication of her first novel, "The Comforters," in London in 1957. The author of 19 novels, as well as short stories, poems, three critical studies and a play, Ms. Spark brings the same powers of critical observation, dispassionate insight and concision that have distinguished her fiction to this "picture of my formation as a creative writer."
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By Mary Carole McCauley | April 14, 2002
Da da kamera's In On It is like a set of Russian dolls: There's a story within a story within a story. In this case, a dying man makes his final plans, two gay lovers work through their relationship and two men put together a play. If that sounds elliptical, it is, but it's not inaccessible. Toronto playwright Daniel MacIvor has been described by a critic as "the Bertolt Brecht of his generation" and In On It has received raves in such theater-savvy cities as London, New York, Washington, Philadelphia, Toronto and Edinburgh, Scotland.
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By William A. Davis and William A. Davis,Boston Globe | August 4, 1991
Edinburgh -- The 1 o'clock gun caught me by surprise.I was leaning over the parapet of Edinburgh Castle, admiring one of the British Isles' grandest views, when a lone sergeant marched by with as much panache as a parade. A sturdy man in dress uniform with a florid face and splendid old-fashioned military mustache, he swung one arm in the regulation British Army manner but carried a cannon shell under the other.With an ease that bespoke much practice, the sergeant slipped the blank shell into the breech of an artillery piece pointing over the city; consulted a pocket watch; and pulled the lanyard.
NEWS
By Ashley Gray and Ashley Gray,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | October 1, 1995
Pianist Duke Thompson of Havre de Grace and Scotland's Edinburgh String Quartet will take the stage with the Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra during its 1995-1996 season.Mr. Thompson makes his debut Nov. 4 with the symphony in a concert titled "The Romantic Spirit." It is the first of four concerts in the season.The world premiere of "Gulliver's Travels," by James McVoy, will be featured in the second concert, "Glad Tidings."The 70-member orchestra will perform with local choirs for the Christmas concert Dec. 9, said Dawn Sacks, business manager for the orchestra.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Carole McCauley | April 14, 2002
Da da kamera's In On It is like a set of Russian dolls: There's a story within a story within a story. In this case, a dying man makes his final plans, two gay lovers work through their relationship and two men put together a play. If that sounds elliptical, it is, but it's not inaccessible. Toronto playwright Daniel MacIvor has been described by a critic as "the Bertolt Brecht of his generation" and In On It has received raves in such theater-savvy cities as London, New York, Washington, Philadelphia, Toronto and Edinburgh, Scotland.
NEWS
By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | December 6, 2000
LONDON - Here he is: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich, better known as the world's most famous royal spouse. Husband of the queen of England, father of the next king (maybe), rides in luxury cars, lives in some of the grandest homes in the realm and doesn't have to worry about a mortgage. So how does he like it? "I suppose I'm a pragmatist," Prince Philip said yesterday. "I'm here and I might as well get on with it. It's no good saying `what if' all the time."
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By Lorraine Mirabella | October 3, 1999
On a rare sun-soaked summer day in Edinburgh, the mood turned festive along the steep, cobbled streets of the Royal Mile.Visitors thronged the sidewalks, shedding jackets -- standard garb in a place where locals joke that summer came on a Wednesday last year. Tourists strolled in and out of pubs, museums and shops. University students with matching haircuts and sun-reddened faces broke out singing as they strode along in groups.Outside St. Giles Cathedral, a lone bagpiper played for the tourists.
NEWS
By HOWARD LIBIT and HOWARD LIBIT,SUN STAFF | October 18, 1995
Wlde Lake High School drama students will be singing and dancing at the world's largest arts festival in August, the only school in Maryland -- and one of a dozen nationwide -- selected for the event.The 48-student cast and crew will be performing "Smile" -- this year's fall musical -- in Edinburgh, Scotland, as part of the Scottish capital's annual arts festival."It's an amazing opportunity to perform in front of so many people and to see all of the other performances," said drama club president and senior Michelle Dvoskin, 17, who's portraying Miss Sacramento in the musical about a California beauty pageant.
NEWS
By Ashley Gray and Ashley Gray,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | October 1, 1995
Pianist Duke Thompson of Havre de Grace and Scotland's Edinburgh String Quartet will take the stage with the Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra during its 1995-1996 season.Mr. Thompson makes his debut Nov. 4 with the symphony in a concert titled "The Romantic Spirit." It is the first of four concerts in the season.The world premiere of "Gulliver's Travels," by James McVoy, will be featured in the second concert, "Glad Tidings."The 70-member orchestra will perform with local choirs for the Christmas concert Dec. 9, said Dawn Sacks, business manager for the orchestra.
NEWS
December 12, 1994
Gen. Stanislaw Maczek, 102, the last surviving senior Allied commander in World War II, died yesterday in Edinburgh, Scotland, Polish diplomats said. General Maczek was one of the leading Polish commanders during the war, having created and commanded the Polish 1st Armored Division, which fought with the Allies in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and northern Germany. General Maczek settled in Edinburgh after the war and was stripped of Polish citizenship and accused of treachery when the Communists took power.
TRAVEL
By Lorraine Mirabella | October 3, 1999
On a rare sun-soaked summer day in Edinburgh, the mood turned festive along the steep, cobbled streets of the Royal Mile.Visitors thronged the sidewalks, shedding jackets -- standard garb in a place where locals joke that summer came on a Wednesday last year. Tourists strolled in and out of pubs, museums and shops. University students with matching haircuts and sun-reddened faces broke out singing as they strode along in groups.Outside St. Giles Cathedral, a lone bagpiper played for the tourists.
NEWS
By Erica Green, The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2011
At-risk youth in Baltimore city will have an opportunity to join an international network of young people in taking on a royal challenge to improve their lives by participating in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award-Young American's Challenge. Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, the youngest child of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip and seventh in line to the British throne, visited Tuesday with students of the Living Classrooms Foundation to announce that Baltimore would join 132 countries, and 20 states and Washington, D.C., in the program.
NEWS
By Carl Schoettler and Carl Schoettler,London Bureau | December 1, 1993
EDINBURGH, Scotland -- Drug abuse, prostitution, HIV and AIDS fall outside the tourist vision of a Scotland of kilts and bagpipes, shepherds and crofters, Harris tweeds and plaid woolens, fine whisky and golf at St. Andrews.Edinburgh, Scotland's capital, is a stately city of gray and red stone, pinnacles and turrets and crenelations. It is a cultured city renowned for its theater festival.It is not the sort of place you'd expect to find a rampant AIDS problem and some of the world's most progressive programs for the prevention and treatment of AIDS.
FEATURES
By Anne Whitehouse and Anne Whitehouse,Contributing Writer | June 28, 1993
In this absorbing, intelligent and judicious memoir, Muriel Spark examines the first 39 years of her life, from her birth in 1918 in Edinburgh, Scotland, to the publication of her first novel, "The Comforters," in London in 1957. The author of 19 novels, as well as short stories, poems, three critical studies and a play, Ms. Spark brings the same powers of critical observation, dispassionate insight and concision that have distinguished her fiction to this "picture of my formation as a creative writer."
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