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By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,meredith.cohn@baltsun.com | February 2, 2009
It's cold outside. And as people shovel snow, scrape car windows or just spend time in the frigid air, some find that their hands and feet become numb or painful. Better get indoors or warm up, because this could mean frostbite or, more likely, frostnip, says Dr. John Wogan, attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. What is frostbite? Frostbite is what happens when exposure to severe cold temperatures reduces blood flow and causes ice-crystals to form inside body tissues, leading to serious, even irreversible, damage.
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By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,meredith.cohn@baltsun.com | February 2, 2009
It's cold outside. And as people shovel snow, scrape car windows or just spend time in the frigid air, some find that their hands and feet become numb or painful. Better get indoors or warm up, because this could mean frostbite or, more likely, frostnip, says Dr. John Wogan, attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. What is frostbite? Frostbite is what happens when exposure to severe cold temperatures reduces blood flow and causes ice-crystals to form inside body tissues, leading to serious, even irreversible, damage.
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SPORTS
By NANCY NOYES | January 9, 1994
The wind gods weren't kind to some members of the Annapolis Yacht Club's fleet of racers in the first half of the club's annual Frostbite Series.Bitter cold and high winds forced cancellation of two weekends worth of racing before the series came to an end with a two-race day on Dec. 19.That meant that the series, which began the first Sunday in November, was left at only 10 races completed, two short of the required number for worst-race throw-outs.For...
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December 4, 2008
Dec. 13: Howard County Winter Track Festival @ Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex, 9 a.m. Dec. 29: Frostbite Invite @ Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex, noon Jan. 10: Montgomery Invitational @ Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex, 9 a.m. Jan. 16: MIAA/IAAM championships @ Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex, 3 p.m. Feb. 16-17: State championships @ Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex, 11 a.m. (first day), 4 p.m. (second day)
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By Nancy Noyes | February 20, 1991
In a virtual repeat of the one-day December series, the February J/22 Frostbite Series became a one-day, three-race affair after frigid cold and brisk winds prevented the fleet from competing last Saturday,the scheduled second week of the series."
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By NANCY NOYES | April 3, 1994
The Annapolis Yacht Club's Frostbite Series (Second Half) got off to a weak start in January, with only a single Sunday afternoon of racing before the ice set in and the boats went nowhere.Icy conditions lasted well into February, so postseason make-up weekends of racing in March were scheduled to bring the total of races sailed from January's paltry two to a full complement of 12 -- complete with two worst-race throw-outs.During these final two add-on weekends, three races were completed each Saturday, with two more each Sunday.
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By Nancy Noyes | March 3, 1991
What's a sailing addict to do? The Annapolis Yacht Club's popular Frostbite Series has come to a close for the year, and there's no more organized big-boat racing until mid- to late April.The second half of AYC's Frostbite Series, scored separately from the first half inNovember and December, started Jan. 6, and continued uninterrupted until it closed out last Sunday with 14 races sailed.Of the 95 boats registered in the series, more than 60 continued to compete regularly through the second half, and about 35 of those were out on the race course every week.
FEATURES
By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,Staff Writer | December 29, 1993
While it was snowing hard yesterday, 4-year-old Matthew Smith got ready to hit the Baltimore slopes. He donned snuggly wool socks from Santa and new waterproof mittens that would prolong his wintry frolic."
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By Nancy Noyes | December 19, 1990
The new Saturday J/22 Frostbite Series got off to a truncated start this month, with three races completed on the first day's sailing Dec. 8. The second day of competition, Dec. 15, was canceled in the face of pouring cold rain and very little wind.Although the fleet consisted of only five boats and spinnakers were disallowed in the gusty 15- to 18-knot air that greeted the fleet when it met on the Severn River, racing was exciting and competitive. When it was all over, the clear winner was Annapolis sailor Jim Hayes and his team on Cheap Seats, with three straight bullets.
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By Nancy Noyes | December 22, 1991
The first half of Annapolis Yacht Club's popular Frostbite Series, which began Nov. 3, came to an end last Sunday with two brisk and breezy contests for the six-division fleet.Since the tally of races completed came to only 10 of a possible 14 over the seven-week series,there will be no worst-race throw-outs. So, many of those who gambled by staying home for a race or two, or who suffered a disqualification, penalty, or a weak finish or two, will have to keep those expensive point scores in their accounting.
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By Chris Emery and Chris Emery,Sun staff | February 16, 2007
The snow, subfreezing temperatures, sleet and ice that swept through Maryland this week can lead to a host of weather-related injuries and health problems, doctors warn. Dr. Bill Howard, the director of sports medicine at Union Memorial Hospital, said injuries vary with the type of weather. But this time around, people are most likely to be injured from falls on ice. Besides bumps and bruises, he said, broken wrists and concussions are common. Elderly people, he added, sometimes suffer broken hips - which can begin a downward spiral in their overall health.
TRAVEL
By New York Times News Service | December 17, 2006
It's official - freezing is in fashion. Last month in Paris, the Four Seasons Hotel George V opened a luxury ice bar, bringing a Gallic twist to a Nordic novelty. The bar was built entirely of ice in a refrigerated cube in the hotel's courtyard. Guests were given a black rabbit-fur Kaufman Franco poncho for their 30-minute session inside the boudoir-style interior, which is kept at a frosty 18 degrees. While the hors d'oeuvres won't cure frostbite (ice bars and sorbet), the flavored vodkas (ginger, cinnamon and vanilla among others)
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By FRANK ROYLANCE and FRANK ROYLANCE,Sun Reporter -- Weather Blogger | December 14, 2006
Dennis Mangold writes from Ten Hills: "With the winter chill now in the air, my border collie, Jackson, still likes to play in the water. Can he get hypothermia?" (Hey, I'll tackle anything that's not particle physics.) Pets forced to stay out in cold air or water can suffer hypothermia and frostbite. But Dr. David Grant of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine says healthy dogs will quit the water on their own when they're too cold. Just get Jackson dried off and back indoors.
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March 22, 2006
BOYS TRACK AND FIELD PERFORMER OF THE YEAR Keith Brown Jr. McDonogh The senior took home four gold medals at the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association championships, pacing the No. 1 Eagles to back-to-back conference titles. Brown swept the 55 meters (6.64 seconds) and the 55 hurdles (7.74) and ran legs of the triumphant 800 and 1,600 relay squads. His best event was the 55 hurdles, which he won at the Hall of Fame Classic (7.51), the Bishop Loughlin Games (7.55), the Montgomery Invitational (7.56)
ENTERTAINMENT
By ANNA EISENBERG | January 26, 2006
ELECTRIC FOOTBALL This weekend, join hundreds of others who have discovered electric football. The annual Official Electric Football Super Bowl and Convention attracts electric-football fans from across the country looking for some friendly competition. Visitors can watch the pros play, participate in clinics and enter to win a raffle prize. ....................... The Electric Football Super Bowl and Convention takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Embassy Suites Hotel Baltimore North, 213 International Circle in Hunt Valley.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee | March 21, 2005
BOYS FIRST TEAM Jason Allen Mount Hebron The junior swept the high jump at the Howard County (6 feet), Class 3A-2A West regional (6-1) and state (6-2) championships. His best mark in the high jump took place at the Howard County Winter Track Festival when he cleared 6-3, tying the best height by a metro athlete. Allen, the Howard County Performer of the Year, finished second in the 300 at the regional and state meets, and won the long jump (21-3) at the county championships. Ryan Callahan Old Mill The junior rewrote Anne Arundel County records in the 55- and 300-meter dashes at the county championships with times of 6.2 seconds in the 55 and 35.5 in the 300. Callahan claimed the 55 in 6.68 and placed second in the 300 at the Class 4A-3A Central Region meet.
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By Nancy Noyes | December 26, 1990
The first half of the Annapolis Yacht Club's popular Sunday afternoon Frostbite Series came to a close last weekend, after a virtually perfect seven-week schedule that began Nov. 4.With about 90 boats registered in the six-class series, 13 of a possible 14 races were completed by the time the half ended Dec. 16."We were lucky this year," said Special Events Race Committee chairman Dan Spadone, who manages the annual series. "We got in just about all of the races, and we had just about everything in terms of wind.
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By Nancy Noyes | October 27, 1991
The "official" sailing season for handicap and cruising one-design racers has come to an end for another year for just about everybody.The Glenmar Sailing Association's Frigid Digit series over Nov. 2-3is the last sanctioned event listed in the CBYRA Green Book countingtoward annual High Point scores.But this hardly means that the year's sailing is over.The interesting thing about November on the Chesapeake is that the water still retains some warmth, and the days are often quite temperate beforethe thermometer takes a drop at sunset.
SPORTS
By KEN MURRAY | December 27, 2004
ON A WEEKEND of giddy revivals, heroic coronations and sad passings, the NFL's big winners were the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers. These two teams have control of their playoff future in the postseason shakedown that arrives next week. Not so for the Ravens or Jacksonville Jaguars, who essentially are playoff exiles unless their AFC stars align perfectly in Week 17. Yesterday began with the news of former great Reggie White's death at 43, saw Peyton Manning finally pass Dan Marino, and, in the end, produced only a few resolutions to the league's playoff quagmire.
NEWS
By Sarah Lesher and Sarah Lesher,SUN STAFF | March 22, 2004
Art Libby recalls the wintry day a fellow sailboat racer went overboard into frigid Annapolis harbor. Libby's companion was jibing -- turning away from the wind -- which caused the mainsail to shift sides abruptly, and the man didn't let go of the line attached to the sail. "He held on, and before I knew it, his upper body was over the side," said Libby, a veteran winter sailer. Libby's fellow sailer racer was rescued, cold and wet, but unharmed. It was all in a day's outing for the hardy folks who each year take part in the annual Annapolis frostbite racing series, held by Annapolis Yacht Club and Severn Sailing Association.
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