By DAN BERGER | June 15, 1993
Canada's new prime minister is a first in gender, generation and geography. Otherwise, ho-hum.Don't worry about Judge Breyer. Only women lawyer nominees for high legal office are obliged by the Senate Judiciary Committee to pay Social Security taxes for domestics, not men lawyer nominees. He'll make it yet.The Western peace-keeping role in genocide is to herd the Muslims into small target areas where incompetent Serb gunners have a better chance of hitting them.If the Somalis don't behave, all the rest of the U.N. will leave the Pakistanis in charge.
November 27, 1992
Deer hunting season begins tomorrow in Maryland with a bang. The firearms season is doubled to two weeks to encourage hunters to reduce a deer population that threatens to mushroom out of control. Wildlife officials expect a total kill of nearly 50,000 whitetail, out of a statewide herd estimated to number almost 200,000.But as Sun outdoors columnist Peter Baker explained this week, even a longer hunting season with more liberal bag limits this year will not achieve the major goal of game managers -- stabilizing the deer population to pre-1990 levels.
By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | March 12, 1993
Any movie about Africa has one thing going for it: Africa. And one thing going against it: It's a movie.In "A Far Off Place," the latter overwhelms the former. Despite the often stunning beauty of its setting and the majesty of its creatures great and small, the movie quickly settles into dreary formula and becomes as much an ordeal to watch as it must have been to make.Derived from two novels by the South African writer Laurens van der Post, it tries hard to be eco-correct -- it's bravely against machine-gunning elephants -- but suffers the fate of many enterprises that are rigidly doctrinaire: While getting the conservation issues right, it's so blind to human reality that it comes dangerously close to racism.
By Dan Morse and Dan Morse,SUN STAFF | June 27, 1997
An Ellicott City attorney has vowed to launch a letter-writing campaign to head off possible deer hunts in Columbia."I'm going to try my best to save our little deer," said William Wright, 53, who fought similar battles against public smoking in the 1970s.Wright, who said he's never been an active animal rights activist, was reacting to a published report this week that Howard officials may allow controlled deer hunts in Middle Patuxent Environmental Area -- a 630-acre county park between the Columbia villages of River Hill, Hickory Ridge and Harper's Choice.
October 9, 2008
GIRLS SOCCER No. 9 South River @ No. 5 Archbishop Spalding WHEN: : Monday, 6 p.m. OUTLOOK:: The host Cavaliers have not slowed despite graduation hits and are right in the hunt for the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference crown. South River is loaded with senior experience and is in contention for the Anne Arundel County title and a Class 4A state crown. The Cavaliers are led by senior Erica Page and the Seahawks by senior Sarah Pfundstein. Spalding has a young, highly skilled technical team surrounding Page, while the Seahawks are smart, aggressive and fast.
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,Sun Movie Critic | December 22, 2006
On a rainy night in November 1970, an airplane crash took the lives of 75 people, including nearly every member of Marshall University's Thundering Herd football team. One year later, with a team composed almost exclusively of freshmen, the squad - renamed the Young Thundering Herd - pulled off one of the great victories in collegiate sports history. We Are Marshall is the story of that tragedy, that team and that victory. It's a story of grief, of moving past loss, of honoring the departed by not neglecting those who remain.
By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,Ocean City Bureau of The Sun | July 28, 1994
CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. -- Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice Robert Bonham held the flare aloft, pulling out the string. Thick orange smoke spiraled high above the water, signaling the cowboys waiting on nearby Assateague Island to begin the 69th annual pony swim to Chincoteague.As the smoke dispersed into a faint pink haze, more than 100 ponies came into view on Assateague. At first barely discernible through the early morning mist, they ran in a straight line toward the channel, hesitating only slightly when they splashed into the water just after 8 a.m. yesterday.
By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,SUN STAFF | April 24, 1996
Manatees have been on Earth about 45 million years, far longer than the humans who study them. But much about the prehistoric endangered sea cow remains shrouded from human view.Now, scientists are probing a new mystery: What is killing so many of the manatees in southwest Florida? Since March 5, 149 manatees have died of an inexplicable lung infection."It's going to be a bad year for manatees," Beth Wright says gloomily. She coordinates the radio tracking of southwest Florida manatees for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and her husband, Scott, is the FDEP veterinary pathologist who is performing necropsies on the dead manatees in an effort to discover the cause of the die-off.
December 27, 1999
No. 11 Marshall (12-0) vs. BYU (8-3)When: Today, 1: 30 p.m.Where: Pontiac, Mich.TV: ESPNLine: Marshall by 3Outlook: Marshall has played in every Motor City Bowl since the game began in 1997, losing the first to Mississippi, 34-31, and winning the second over Louisville, 49-29. Chad Pennington has been the Thundering Herd's quarterback in each one. Pennington passed for 3,799 yards and 37 touchdowns while leading the Herd to the Mid-American Conference championship this season, and finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy voting.
October 21, 1999
HUNTERS ARE now thinning deer herds in the 1,018-acre Middle Patuxent Environmental Area in Howard County. Faced with overgrazing that might have permanently altered the park's ecological balance, county officials had little choice but to allow a managed hunt to thin the herds.County officials hope to kill about 120 deer out of a herd estimated at more than 350. On the first three days this week, 50 were killed. Even organizers were surprised by the tally, an indication of the high degree of overpopulation.
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