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March 21, 2007
On March 20, 2007, MARGARET A. GORGE (nee Redemann); beloved wife of the late John W. Gorge; devoted mother of William J. Gorge Sr.; dear grandmother of Barbara Vinson and William Gorge Jr.; dear great-grandmother of Buffie and Kimberly Gorge, and Kristie Vinson; great-great-grandmother of Shaun and Tristin Gorge. Funeral Services will be held at the family owned Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk, Inc., 7922 Wise Avenue, on Friday at 1 p.m. Interment Oak Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2013
A teenage boy died Monday after disappearing in the waters of Rocky Gorge Reservoir near North Laurel. The 15-year-old was swimming in the Scott's Cove area of the reservoir when bystanders on shore heard him cry for help about 4 p.m., according to the county fire department's Twitter feed. Scott's Cove is on the north side of the reservoir in southern Howard County and includes a boat ramp and recreational area. He was found in the chilly waters about three hours later, at 7:08 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the department.
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By KATIE ZEZIMA and KATIE ZEZIMA,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | July 16, 2006
RICHMOND, Vt. -- Huntington River Gorge may be one of the most beautiful spots in Vermont. It is also one of the deadliest. At least 20 people, most in their 20s or 30s, have died, and hundreds have been injured while swimming in the gorge over the past four decades. Seemingly placid waters mask strong currents that quickly sweep over waterfalls and into whirlpools. Last year, the chief of the state's public safety commission called the gorge the "single most deadly place in the state."
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June 6, 2012
The Rocky Gorge Rugby Football Club, of Columbia, mounted a second-half comeback to win the Emirates Airline USA Rugby DII Men's Club National Championship on its first crack at the title. The club had made an appearance in the round of 16 last year before elimination. Having topped Santa Rosa in a lightning-delayed match on the first day of the championships, Rocky Gorge was out to prove a point on the second day. Rocky Gorge faced off against a Wisconsin club that was riding high of a last-second victory in the semifinals.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Donna M. Owens and Donna M. Owens,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 1, 2005
The story goes that when Pennsylvania businessman Larry Woodin laid eyes on Pine Creek Gorge in the 1920s, he was so struck by its beauty he dubbed it "Pennsylvania's Grand Canyon." The name stuck -- and remains popular in these parts and beyond. Annually, nearly a half-million visitors journey to this region of north-central Pennsylvania, perhaps seeking vistas as lovely as those that mark the natural wonder out West. While they won't find quite the same precipitous drops and etched crevasses of its famous namesake, this gorge is endowed with its own unique beauty and splendor.
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By Tim Craig and Tim Craig,SUN STAFF | November 2, 2001
Baltimore County police said yesterday that they have arrested a Northpoint man suspected of strangling his 80-year-old grandfather and a Glen Burnie resident accused of smothering a woman during a burglary at her home. Jason Harry Gorge, 22, of the 4000 block of St. Augustine Lane in Northpoint was charged yesterday with first-degree murder in the death of Harry Gorge. Police were called to Harry Gorge's house in the 7600 block of Old Battle Grove Road in Dundalk on Tuesday and found that he had been asphyxiated.
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By Stephanie Hanes and Stephanie Hanes,SUN STAFF | November 13, 2002
In a drug-sick haze last year, 22-year-old Jason H. Gorge killed and robbed his grandfather in Dundalk, ingested more heroin and drove in the dead man's van to Pennsylvania, where he slit his throat in a suicide attempt. Those are the facts everyone acknowledges. What jurors in Gorge's murder trial in Baltimore County Circuit Court must determine is whether the killing of 80-year- old Harry R. Gorge was "willful, deliberate and premeditated" - murder in the first degree. In her opening statement yesterday, public defender Gayle Robinson assured the jury that it was not. "You will hear more than you want to about a young life destroyed by drugs, the destruction of a family," she told jurors.
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By Maura Reynolds and Maura Reynolds,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 14, 2002
MOSCOW - A day after launching what it called a peacekeeping operation, Russia retreated yesterday from a volatile buffer zone near the separatist Georgian region of Abkhazia after sharp protests from Georgia and the United Nations. Russian officials had said they moved into the upper Kodori Gorge on Friday to re-establish a security checkpoint. But a day later, they said their "patrolling" had been completed. Georgian officials had denounced the Russian operation as an invasion. The U.N. observer mission in the region described it as "aggressive" and "combative" and demanded an immediate withdrawal.
NEWS
January 8, 1993
Get ready to gorge yourself on more legalized gambling.With keno now firmly in place in the Schaefer administration's galaxy of games, state port and tourist officials have set their eyes on another wager: cruise-ship casino betting. And behind that new venture is another legislative proposal to bring riverboat gambling to Maryland's rivers.Will it never end?Apparently not any time soon. General Assembly leaders, with a handful of exceptions, displayed little backbone as Gov. William Donald Schaefer rammed keno through without any legislative input.
NEWS
January 24, 2006
On January 21, 2006, DOROTHYFLANIGAN GORGES, beloved wife of the late James H. Gorges, dear aunt of F. David Mc Namara, Edward P. Mc Namara of Naples, FL, and E. Jeanne Mitcherling, also survived by 11 grand nieces and nephews and 20 great grand nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the family owned Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home Inc., 6500 York Rd (at Overbrook) on Tuesday 5 to 8 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be offered Wednesday 10 A.M. at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen. Interment New Cathedral Cemetery.
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By Janene Holzberg | November 30, 2011
When the second watershed cleanup in four weeks takes place this Saturday and Sunday at Rocky Gorge Reservoir, equestrians who have been prohibited from riding on horseback trails since May will again be working to clear the very access roads to which they were banned. Volunteers say they remain eager to help the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission patrol and maintain the land that buffers the drinking water supply, even as they fight to regain use of the trails. Yet, they are feeling "very conflicted" by WSSC's Nov. 16 verbal decree that violators will receive warnings instead of citations despite posted rules to the contrary.
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October 18, 2011
Students can earn service hours and help keep Rocky Gorge Reservoir beautiful at a community service day scheduled for Monday, Oct. 31, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Prince George's County public schools are closed for students that day. County students ages 11 to 18 can register to participate in the event, which is being held by the county's Police Athletic League and Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, which maintains the reservoir....
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By Janene Holzberg | August 19, 2011
Rays of sunlight filter down through a 200-foot-high canopy of tulip poplars and pines to dance across the forest floor at Rocky Gorge Reservoir. The dappled shade and serene setting draw recreational users to the watershed like deer to a salt lick. But horseback riders there say that they can't enjoy the woods as much these days since they've been banned from the decades-old equestrian trail nearer the water. In its place, they've been told to use an access road along the property's perimeter that they describe as "steep and rock-strewn.
TRAVEL
By Karen Nitkin, Special to The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2011
West Virginia's New River Gorge area was already a destination for adrenaline junkies, but now the thrill factor has reached new heights. Two hundred feet, to be precise. That's the height at the highest point of Gravity, the mile-long zip line that is the latest attraction at the growing Adventures on the Gorge vacation complex. Participants jump from platforms high in the trees, reaching speeds of 40 mph to 60 mph as they glide along zip lines that take them whizzing through the West Virginia forest.
NEWS
By Dan Rodricks | June 21, 2009
Bernie Fowler, the 85-year-old former Maryland state senator from Calvert County, held his annual wade-in last Sunday, a ritual in the Patuxent River that draws politicians and the press to his side as he crusades for cleaner, clearer water in the Chesapeake Bay. Once upon a time, Mr. Fowler would not lose sight of his feet until he'd waded into more than 50 inches of water. Last Sunday off Broomes Island, with the majority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives and the governor of Maryland joining him, Mr. Fowler marked the disappearance of his white tennis shoes at only 25.5 inches.
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By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,Sun reporter | March 6, 2008
Getting rid of trans fats in restaurant meals might be hip, but nutrition experts say it won't improve public health unless the ingredients that replace trans fats are a real improvement. "You don't want to eliminate the trans fat products and then exchange them for saturated fats. That would defeat the purpose," Dr. Michael Miller, director of the Center for Preventive Cardiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center, said yesterday after top Baltimore officials endorsed a ban on trans fats.
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By Dan Rodricks | June 21, 2009
Bernie Fowler, the 85-year-old former Maryland state senator from Calvert County, held his annual wade-in last Sunday, a ritual in the Patuxent River that draws politicians and the press to his side as he crusades for cleaner, clearer water in the Chesapeake Bay. Once upon a time, Mr. Fowler would not lose sight of his feet until he'd waded into more than 50 inches of water. Last Sunday off Broomes Island, with the majority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives and the governor of Maryland joining him, Mr. Fowler marked the disappearance of his white tennis shoes at only 25.5 inches.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Sun Staff Writer | May 28, 1995
When Dorothy Rowland bought her Baltimore County horse farm 25 years ago, the Piney Run stream, which starts in Hampstead, was a tiny creek that people simply stepped over to cross.Now, 15 years after Hampstead's sewage treatment plant began dumping about a half-million gallons of treated wastewater into the tiny stream each day, its banks have become nearly vertical from erosion, Ms. Rowland and other area property owners say.Earth has been washed away from the banks, pulling trees into the water and pushing large rocks far downstream with the force of more water than the small stream -- which used to go dry sometimes -- can handle, they say.Plans to increase that discharge into Baltimore County, from 500,000 gallons a day to the Hampstead plant's limit of 900,000, would only worsen the situation, property owners say."
NEWS
March 21, 2007
On March 20, 2007, MARGARET A. GORGE (nee Redemann); beloved wife of the late John W. Gorge; devoted mother of William J. Gorge Sr.; dear grandmother of Barbara Vinson and William Gorge Jr.; dear great-grandmother of Buffie and Kimberly Gorge, and Kristie Vinson; great-great-grandmother of Shaun and Tristin Gorge. Funeral Services will be held at the family owned Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk, Inc., 7922 Wise Avenue, on Friday at 1 p.m. Interment Oak Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
NEWS
By KATIE ZEZIMA and KATIE ZEZIMA,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | July 16, 2006
RICHMOND, Vt. -- Huntington River Gorge may be one of the most beautiful spots in Vermont. It is also one of the deadliest. At least 20 people, most in their 20s or 30s, have died, and hundreds have been injured while swimming in the gorge over the past four decades. Seemingly placid waters mask strong currents that quickly sweep over waterfalls and into whirlpools. Last year, the chief of the state's public safety commission called the gorge the "single most deadly place in the state."
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