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By Dennis McLellan and Dennis McLellan,LOS ANGELES TIMES | January 11, 2008
Sir Edmund Hillary, the mountain-climbing New Zealand beekeeper who became a mid-20th century hero as the first person to reach the summit of Mount Everest, has died. He was 88. Sir Edmund, who made his historic climb to the top of the world's highest mountain with the Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay of Nepal, died yesterday at a hospital in Auckland, according to an announcement from the office of New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark. The cause of death was not immediately announced.
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By Dennis McLellan and Dennis McLellan,LOS ANGELES TIMES | January 11, 2008
Sir Edmund Hillary, the mountain-climbing New Zealand beekeeper who became a mid-20th century hero as the first person to reach the summit of Mount Everest, has died. He was 88. Sir Edmund, who made his historic climb to the top of the world's highest mountain with the Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay of Nepal, died yesterday at a hospital in Auckland, according to an announcement from the office of New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark. The cause of death was not immediately announced.
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May 29, 2006
May 29 1943: Norman Rockwell's portrait of "Rosie the Riveter" appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post. 1953: Mount Everest was conquered as Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tensing Norkay of Nepal became the first climbers to reach the summit.
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May 29, 2006
May 29 1943: Norman Rockwell's portrait of "Rosie the Riveter" appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post. 1953: Mount Everest was conquered as Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tensing Norkay of Nepal became the first climbers to reach the summit.
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By New York Times News Service | April 3, 1995
DHAKA, Bangladesh -- Hillary Rodham Clinton has practiced law, raised a daughter and tried to change the American economy by reshaping health care.But within 24 hours she had ridden a bull elephant with Secret Service radio escort and met the man responsible for making her a Hillary with two l's.At an airstrip in Katmandu, Nepal -- just after an overnight tiger safari and just before her departure for this poverty-ridden pocket of South Asia -- Mrs. Clinton...
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By CARL SCHOETTLER and CARL SCHOETTLER,SUN STAFF | March 29, 1999
The sun rises big and bright and wintry and the wind blusters cold off the low fields when Charlie Stine dons his waders and stomps through the last thin ice on Massey Pond like Indiana Jones in search of the Lost Ark.On this clear sharp morning as winter ends, the Eastern Shore landscape has the spare beauty of a Rembrandt etching of Holland in winter. Charlie Stine -- Dr. Charles J. Stine in the catalog of the Johns Hopkins University School of Continuing Studies -- loves this place. He's been coming to this corner of Kent County for nearly 50 years, drawn by the mysterious ways of the very elusive Eastern tiger salamander.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | April 26, 2000
Mount Everest. Top of the world. Goddess of the sky. Theme park? It's hard to keep the players straight this year on the world's highest mountain. More than 500 people -- climbers and support staff -- are on Everest's slopes, sizing up the competition and trying to find a way to distinguish their assaults from those of the other 50 or so teams. There is no end to the hype, the attempts to be first at something, as if simply climbing a mountain with a "death zone" at its 29,035-foot summit weren't enough of an accomplishment.
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November 10, 1998
Joseph H. Schwartz,98, national commander of the Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A., died Thursday in Sun City West, Ariz. He was elected head of the federally chartered veterans group in 1996. Membership dropped from about 24,000 three years ago to an estimated 3,000 this year.Virginia Docking,96, who wrote a newspaper column about her life while her husband was governor of Kansas and whose son later became governor, died Friday in Kansas City, Kan.She was married to the late George Docking, who served as governor from 1957 to 1961.
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By CANDUS THOMSON | November 24, 2005
The days get colder and shorter and many of us move inside to do the bunker hunker until spring. Put that time to good use by reading Reaching the Summit (DK Publishing, 232 pages, $30), a biography of Sir Edmund Hillary, who with Tenzing Norgay were the first men to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Now 86, Sir Edmund's life has been more than just conquering the world's highest mountain. He has explored remote corners of the globe and returned to the Himalayas to help the Sherpa people.
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September 28, 1994
Barry Bishop, 62, a National Geographic Society official and member of the first American team to reach the summit of Mount Everest, was killed Saturday in an auto accident in Bozeman, Mont. He recently retired as chairman of the society's committee on exploration and research. He was the official glaciologist and climatologist on Sir Edmund Hillary's 1960-1961 Himalayan expedition.Teddy Buckner, 85, a jazz trumpeter who emulated the style of his idol, Louis Armstrong, died Thursday in Los Angeles.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | April 26, 2000
Mount Everest. Top of the world. Goddess of the sky. Theme park? It's hard to keep the players straight this year on the world's highest mountain. More than 500 people -- climbers and support staff -- are on Everest's slopes, sizing up the competition and trying to find a way to distinguish their assaults from those of the other 50 or so teams. There is no end to the hype, the attempts to be first at something, as if simply climbing a mountain with a "death zone" at its 29,035-foot summit weren't enough of an accomplishment.
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By CARL SCHOETTLER and CARL SCHOETTLER,SUN STAFF | March 29, 1999
The sun rises big and bright and wintry and the wind blusters cold off the low fields when Charlie Stine dons his waders and stomps through the last thin ice on Massey Pond like Indiana Jones in search of the Lost Ark.On this clear sharp morning as winter ends, the Eastern Shore landscape has the spare beauty of a Rembrandt etching of Holland in winter. Charlie Stine -- Dr. Charles J. Stine in the catalog of the Johns Hopkins University School of Continuing Studies -- loves this place. He's been coming to this corner of Kent County for nearly 50 years, drawn by the mysterious ways of the very elusive Eastern tiger salamander.
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By New York Times News Service | April 3, 1995
DHAKA, Bangladesh -- Hillary Rodham Clinton has practiced law, raised a daughter and tried to change the American economy by reshaping health care.But within 24 hours she had ridden a bull elephant with Secret Service radio escort and met the man responsible for making her a Hillary with two l's.At an airstrip in Katmandu, Nepal -- just after an overnight tiger safari and just before her departure for this poverty-ridden pocket of South Asia -- Mrs. Clinton...
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Reporter | July 22, 2007
Ella Nora S. Clarke, an avid conservationist and former city schoolteacher, died July 13 of complications from dementia at Fairhaven Retirement Community in Sykesville. The longtime Beckleysville resident was 90. Born Ella Nora Shank, she attended city schools and graduated from Forest Park High School. She earned bachelor's degrees from Western Maryland College, now McDaniel College, and the Johns Hopkins University, and she earned a master's degree from Columbia University. She taught mathematics for 20 years, initially at Hamilton Junior High and then at her alma mater, Forest Park.
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By CANDUS THOMSON | November 10, 2005
With me as quartermaster and official packer, Charles Lindbergh would have never gotten off the ground, Sir Edmund Hillary would still be rooted to the foot of Mount Everest and Christopher Columbus' three ships would be at the bottom of some Spanish harbor. Let's just say I don't travel light. For the fisherman who has everything and insists on taking it with him or her, Shimano has produced the "Blackmoon," a bag that hauls everything. The top part is a backpack with multiple pockets for gear, beverages and a rain jacket or sweater.
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