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By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,Staff Writer | May 30, 1992
John Gregory had built many boats in his 80 years, but this was different. When he slouched into the barn in southern Anne Arundel County that winter morning with his tools in a wooden box and his wire-rims perched on his nose, he faced one of the more motley boatbuilding crews ever assembled on the Chesapeake Bay.He slid open the barn door, walked in without a word and saw a barn full of about 40 children, some parents, and hardly a one of them knowing a...
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By Ana Arana | October 28, 1990
Bogota, Colombia--Scientists working with humpback whalesoff the Pacific coast of Colombia have obtained valuable electrocardiograms that can be used in human heart research.Working near the Pacific island of Gorgona, Colombian scientistaccompanied by U.S. and European cardiologists and marine biologists followed the tempestuous whales, known for their frantic jumps out of the water. The whales come to the Pacific coast every year to mate, with the males engaging in a loud mating ceremony.
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By ROBERT LEE HOTZ and ROBERT LEE HOTZ,LOS ANGELES TIMES | February 7, 2006
In one of Asia's most isolated jungles, the Foja Mountains of western New Guinea, naturalists have discovered a vast unexplored preserve of exotic species new to science. Among the previously unknown species researchers found during a 15-day expedition in December were more than 20 species of frogs, five palms and four butterflies. They also found hundreds of rare birds and giant rhododendrons with white blossoms the size of bread plates, believed to be the largest on record. All told, the 3,700 square miles of mist-shrouded tropical forest might be the most pristine natural area in Asia and the Pacific, Conservation International announced in Indonesia today.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,Sun Reporter | July 22, 2008
Robert J.M. Wilson, former president of Adams Express Co. and of Petroleum & Resources Corp., who as a youth participated in the historic Fahnestock Expedition to the South Pacific, died of pneumonia Wednesday at the Charlestown Retirement Community. He was 88. Mr. Wilson was born in Millbrook, N.Y., and was raised in Greenwich, Conn., and Rumson, N.J. He was a 1938 graduate of the Choate School and earned a bachelor's degree in sociology at Yale University in 1942. "Instead of attending his freshman year at Yale, he joined a yearlong expedition to the South Seas on the Fahnestock Expedition," said his daughter, Olivia Wilson Welbourn of Owings Mills.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | August 2, 2002
The Himalayas have given up another secret. Climbers attempting to reach the summit of K2 in Pakistan have found the bones of Dudley Wolfe, a wealthy Boston socialite who 63 years ago became the first climber to die on the slopes of the world's second-highest mountain. Chubby, clumsy and out of his element, Wolfe nonetheless insisted on being a member of the American-German expedition trying to be the first to conquer the 28,250-foot behemoth nicknamed "The Savage Mountain." His motive was simple: He hoped to win back the affections of his ex-wife by impressing her with the headlines that would follow.
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May 26, 1992
A man making his way back from a North Pole expedition was found recently, alive after 16 days out, wandering off course and seven days off schedule. Bob Mantell, 37, of Ely, Minn., was spotted by a helicopter pilot 15 miles northwest of his destination, a Canadian island in the Arctic Ocean off northwestern Greenland."He was fine. He didn't perceive himself to be in any trouble," expedition manager Liane Benoit said by telephone from Ottawa, Ontario, after Mr. Mantell was picked up by a Canadian army and police team.
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By Knight-Ridder Newspapers | January 15, 1993
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The American Women's Trans-Antarctic Expedition has made history by becoming the first team of women explorers to reach the South Pole on their own power.A science station at the South Pole radioed to expedition officials in St. Paul that the expedition arrived there yesterday.The team members are the first women to reach the bottom of the world without dogsled or motorized vehicles. They also are attempting to become the first expedition of women explorers to cross the continent.
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May 16, 1995
Burglars who entered a Severn home through an unlocked sliding door Friday morning stole $450 worth of property while a resident of the house slept, county police said.Joyce Marie Lechliter, 67, reported the burglary about 7:30 a.m. Saturday. The burglary occurred between 4:20 a.m. -- when her husband left the house to go fishing -- and 7 a.m., when she woke up and found the videocassette recorder missing from the living room, police said.A container of coins and several earrings also were stolen from the couple's bedroom, police said.
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By Chicago Tribune | November 23, 1993
BEIJING -- Among the sand dunes and the ruins of once flourishing oases on China's legendary Silk Road, archaeologists have dug up an ancient city that may have been inhabited by dropouts from Alexander the Great's army.The rediscovery of the mysterious city of Niya came 90 years after British explorer Sir Aurel Stein was led by villagers to its remains in 1903 and, according to the official New China news agency, "pillaged Greek-style furniture and ancient documents written in the long-dead Kharoshthi language."
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | May 26, 2001
An international team of climbers completed the highest-ever rescue of victims from the dangerous north side of Mount Everest yesterday. The four stricken climbers --- an American and a Guatemalan from one expedition and two Russians from another team - were moved down to a lower altitude where they are being treated. The rescue mission began overnight Wednesday just below the 29,035-foot summit and played out on the ice and crumbling rocks as guides, Sherpas and clients formed a human chain to ferry supplies and fresh manpower to the effort.
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