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By NEWSDAY | May 26, 1997
SANTIAGO XALITZINTLA, Mexico -- In this impoverished farming village at the foot of the Popocatepetl volcano, shaman Antonio Analco takes residents on mountainside pilgrimages with offerings of fruit, wine and music.They chant, scream and shout in homage to the majestic 17,887-foot Popocatepetl, which means "smoking mountain" in TC their native Nahuatl, then trek back to indigenous communities where the elderly still speak the language of the Aztec empire. According to local lore, the spirit of Popocatepetl is married to Ixtaccihuatl, which means "Mountain of the white woman," a smaller, dormant volcano north of here.
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By Nayana Davis and Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | May 28, 2014
Two people were arrested in connection with a large fight that broke out outside a Baltimore County high school graduation Monday. The violence erupted after the ceremony about 12:30 p.m. outside Towson University's SECU Arena, where the event took place, according to the college's police department. Dante Smith, 23, of the 2300 block of Tucker Lane in Woodlawn faces charges of assault and resisting arrest, police said. Natanya Johnson, 33, of the 3400 block of Retlaw Road in Gwynn Oak was charged with two counts of disorderly conduct.
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By Tomas Alex Tizon and Tomas Alex Tizon,LOS ANGELES TIMES | September 30, 2004
SEATTLE - Mount St. Helens, the volatile mountain that blew its top in spectacular fashion 24 years ago, has been grumbling again, and scientists said yesterday that a small to moderate eruption was possible in the next few days. Such an event could spew rock and ash thousands of feet in the air, but the fallout likely would not go beyond the volcano's crater or flanks. At worst, scientists say, some debris could travel three miles - nowhere near the closest towns of Cougar and Toutle.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2012
The Towson melee that left one person wounded in a shooting and led to seven people being charged came after a charity clothing drive brought a capacity crowd to the Recher Theater. Baltimore County police said today that several fights broke out early Sunday among people who were unable to get into the event. Four were arrested for disorderly conduct or failing to follow a lawful order; three were arrested for assaulting officers. Theater owner Brian Recher said the event, sponsored by fraternity Theta Mu Mu, featured a DJ and a clothing drive to benefit Goodwill.
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By Vincent J. Schodolski and Vincent J. Schodolski,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | October 5, 2004
MOUNT ST. HELENS NATIONAL MONUMENT, Wash. - One minute the cloud of steam and ash wasn't there and the next minute it was. For about 30 minutes at midmorning yesterday, the Mount St. Helens volcano rumbled to life, filling a crystal blue early autumn sky with more evidence of the seismic activity within the crater. "It was awesome," said resident Sandra Harrington. She was standing with a crowd of about two dozen onlookers on a roadside about 10 miles from the volcano. The mood among the crowd was light, as long-range lenses were snapped onto digital cameras and the zooms of video cameras closed in on the plume of steam and ash. "It can get tedious," said area resident Ed Baxter.
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By Usha Lee McFarling and Usha Lee McFarling,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 8, 2001
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK - When the volcano here blew, it obliterated a mountain range, felled herds of prehistoric camels hundreds of miles away and left a smoking hole in the ground the size of the Los Angeles Basin. Modern Yellowstone doesn't dwell on its cataclysmic past or its potential for another monster eruption. Rangers tell people to keep their distance from bison and steaming geysers. But there are no signs, aside from nature's bubbling mud pots and geysers, that visitors are wandering through the caldera of one of the largest active volcanoes in the world.
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By David Holley and David Holley,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 7, 2001
NICOLOSI, Sicily - Anna D'Agada knows there's a chance that a river of lava from Mount Etna will destroy her home in the next few weeks or months. But that doesn't stop her from admiring Europe's largest and most active volcano. "Frankly, I'm not afraid, because we live here, we were born here," she says. "Every once in a while, it gives off a little smoke and gives us some positive energy. "I like it." Mount Etna has put on a spectacular show since mid-July, when it began one of its periodic eruptions, pouring out lava, spewing up ash and roaring with explosions.
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By New York Times News Service | June 13, 1991
TOKYO -- With a powerful midnight explosion that hurled stones more than three miles, a Japanese volcano erupted yesterday for the second time in nine days, and scientists warned that a new and far more dangerous blast was in prospect.The second eruption of Mount Unzen, near Shimabara in southwestern Japan, smashed windows and roof tiles but was not reported to have caused any injuries.But scientists said their instruments had detected a swelling of the volcano, indicating a buildup of pressure within the 4,450-foot peak, and they counted 18 tremors near the mountain yesterday.
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By Will Englund and Will Englund,Moscow Bureau of The Sun | October 4, 1994
MOSCOW -- The eruption of the remote Klyuchevsky Sopka volcano in Russia's Far East is starting to subside now, but at its height it was a stupendous display of sheer, raw power.Over the weekend, the 15,584-foot volcano threw lava fountains as high as three miles above the crater rim and ash nearly 13 miles into the atmosphere, geologists said."That's spectacular," said Tom Miller, a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Anchorage, Alaska. In a telephone interview, Dr. Miller said that he had been keeping in close touch with Russian geologists near the scene.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | June 28, 1992
PHILADELPHIA -- The woods were densely foliated, and the sun had reached its highest point of the year, so what Jim Wagner saw last week was absolutely incongruous.Snow was reported at two Canadian weather stations well south of where it should have been snowing. The morning before, a freezing temperature was recorded in the atmosphere not far above Washington.Mr. Wagner, a more-than-casual observer given that he is senior forecaster for the government's Climate Analysis Center, said he couldn't recall such a reading so late in June.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | March 23, 2012
He stands on a grassy slope, right arm extended upward with an alfalfa treat, addressing his 4-ton companion in the tones of a tender friend. "You're a sweetie, aren't you? You're special," Mike McClure says. And Dolly plucks the treat from his hand, curls it into her mouth and emits a guttural rumble. That's the sound of a pachyderm purring, says McClure, the director of animal programs at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore and an internationally known handler of elephants. Dolly, 36, is an African elephant.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2012
The opening of Charm City Puppies, a store in Columbia that sells purebred and other boutique puppies, as well as pet accessories, has prompted an online protest by some area residents. The family-owned store, which displays expensive puppies in cribs, has galvanized a local movement against puppy shops. The shops, opponents say, help keep "puppy mills" in business at a time when an overabundance of dogs at shelters is forcing those animals to be euthanized. The owner of the store says the animals he sells have been bred and handled humanely.
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By Erica L. Green and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2011
Every morning before school, Principal Camille Bell turns on the news and anxiously listens for word of deadly violence in Northeast Baltimore. On Wednesday, she heard the news she dreaded. Four teenagers had been shot on a corner not far from the Montebello Elementary/Middle School she leads, and she learned that one of young students, a 12-year-old seventh-grader, had been struck in the chest. The boy was clinging to life and was not expected to survive, police said Wednesday night.
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Dan Rodricks | April 18, 2011
I stepped into his City Hall office to ask William Donald Schaefer, the mayor of Baltimore, a question. He was watering his African violets and did not appear to be soothed by that labor of love. In fact, he was upset about the reason for my visit — an audit had turned up lots of billing errors at what was then called City Hospital, now Bayview — and he avoided eye contact with me. I was there to get a quote. A special auditor had resigned, saying the books at City Hospital were a mess and that the Schaefer administration had not been cooperative with his inquiry.
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By Jeff Seidel, Special to The Baltimore Sun | April 9, 2011
The Boys' Latin baseball team enjoyed getting picked to participate in the inaugural President's Cup tournament because it gave the players a chance to play a on bigger stage. Mike Gillespie made sure the Lakers' first performance earned some good reviews. Gillespie started and struck out seven in two innings of work in the first-round game on Saturday. He also had four RBIs — three of which came on a bases-loaded double — and scored three runs as Boys' Latin routed Mervo, 13-2, in a five-inning game at Johns Hopkins.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2010
Firefighters rescued a man from inside a vacant row house in West Baltimore that caught fire early Saturday morning, officials said. The one-alarm fire ignited about 6:30 a.m. in the basement of the home in the 200 block of S. Gilmor Street and extended into the first and second floor, said Capt. Roman Clark, a spokesman with the fire department. Firefighters heard the man's calls for help and rescued him. He was taken to the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, but Clark did not know the extent of his injuries Saturday night.
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By Paige Bierma and Paige Bierma,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 19, 1998
MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's famed Popocatepetl volcano would not erupt without first telling Don Antonio Analco. He's quite certain of it.Analco is a holy man from the village of Santiago Xalitzintla, which lies just seven miles east of the powerful volcano he calls Don Gregorio. Analco says he talks regularly to the volcano, which he believes to be a powerful deity that controls not only rainfall but the destiny of the people who inhabit the lands around Popocatepetl."The day of the great eruption will come, but it will be forewarned," says Analco, whose thick black hair and dark angular face belie his 52 years.
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By Douglas Birch and Douglas Birch,American Geophysical UnionStaff Writer | May 19, 1992
WASHINGTON -- Mount Pinatubo's eruption in June had a profound effect on global climate, blocking out 2 percent of light from the sun and lowering global temperatures by perhaps a half-degree Fahrenheit, a group of scientists said yesterday.The Philippine volcano shot a plume of sulfuric acid into the upper atmosphere that is cooling the planet so effectively, they said, that it has overshadowed the warming from this winter's El Nino, a periodic increase in the surface temperature of the equatorial Pacific.
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By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2010
Fire officials are investigating an early morning blaze at an abandoned apartment building in the Parkview/Woodbrook neighborhood of Baltimore. The fire at the three-story building in the 3400 block of Auchentoroly Terrace occurred around 4:15 a.m., fire Capt. Paul Demme said. The building was completed gutted he said; the walls on several sides collapsed. No one was injured in the fire, Demme said. The cause remains under investigation.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2010
A 24-year-old woman was found guilty Tuesday of stabbing to death a stripper outside Norma Jean's Gentleman's Club in Baltimore in November 2008. Shontay Lane, 24, of the 3100 block of Westmont Court was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and carrying a deadly weapon with the intent to cause serious injury in the stabbing death Takira Leray Johnson-Bey, 27, outside The Block strip club. The incident began inside Norma Jean's on Custom House Avenue, spilling out between the club and the neighboring Glass Slipper, according to city state's attorney's office.
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