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July 3, 1991
WASHINGTON -- Amelia Earhart is still missing, but they might have found her luggage.On the 54th anniversary of Earhart's disappearance, a team of explorers announced yesterday that this fall they will conduct a sea and land search of a remote Pacific atoll where they believe the pioneering pilot landed her plane and then died of thirst.The searchers are following up on a 1989 discovery of a small aluminum box on the island they believe could be the map case from her plane.A photo specialist said yesterday the box "is approximately the right size" as the map case seen inside Earhart's plane in a fuzzy photograph taken four days before Earhart vanished.
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By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,SUN STAFF | November 3, 1999
A Maryland undersea exploration company and the NOVA television program hope to solve one of the great mysteries of the century by finding the plane in which Amelia Earhart vanished over the Pacific Ocean 63 years ago."We think we have a pretty high probability of success," said David Jourdan, founder and president of Nauticos Corp., which has a track record of locating difficult-to-find wrecks, such as the Dakar, the Israeli submarine that was lost 20 years ago in the Mediterranean. Earhart, a celebrated aviator and icon of the 1930s, and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared July 2, 1937, while on an around-the-world flight.
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By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,SUN STAFF | November 3, 1999
A Maryland undersea exploration company and the NOVA television program hope to solve one of the great mysteries of the century by finding the plane in which Amelia Earhart vanished over the Pacific Ocean 63 years ago."We think we have a pretty high probability of success," said David Jourdan, founder and president of Nauticos Corp., which has a track record of locating difficult-to-find wrecks, such as the Dakar, the Israeli submarine that was lost 20 years ago in the Mediterranean. Earhart, a celebrated aviator and icon of the 1930s, and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared July 2, 1937, while on an around-the-world flight.
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July 3, 1991
WASHINGTON -- Amelia Earhart is still missing, but they might have found her luggage.On the 54th anniversary of Earhart's disappearance, a team of explorers announced yesterday that this fall they will conduct a sea and land search of a remote Pacific atoll where they believe the pioneering pilot landed her plane and then died of thirst.The searchers are following up on a 1989 discovery of a small aluminum box on the island they believe could be the map case from her plane.A photo specialist said yesterday the box "is approximately the right size" as the map case seen inside Earhart's plane in a fuzzy photograph taken four days before Earhart vanished.
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May 24, 2011
Perhaps you are right that peace negotiations based on Israel's pre-1967 boundaries, though perhaps arbitrary, are basically "what has to happen" to end the Israel-Palestine conflict ("Obama and the Arab Spring," May 19). But you should firmly tell our president that in order to demonstrate his moral leadership and credibility, he should have the U.S. first pull back from all its occupied territories. First, the territories won in World War II: Guam, Wake Island, the Marianna Islands and Midway Island.
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September 10, 2001
Computers have narrowed the search for the remains of Amelia Earhart. Last spring, Nauticos, the a marine exploration company based in the Anne Arundel County community of Hanover, announced it would attempt to solve one of the great mysteries of the 20th century - the 1937 disappearance of the aviator in the South Pacific as she was attempting to circle the globe with her navigator, Fred Noonan. Nauticos is not the only one looking for Earhart, but the company is convinced it has computed all the variables of the crash and narrowed the search area to fewer than 500 square miles off uninhabited Howland Island, about halfway between Hawaii and Australia.
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By New York Times News Service | March 16, 1992
WASHINGTON -- The most tantalizing and enduring mystery in aviation history, the fate of the pioneering pilot Amelia Earhart, has yielded one of its central secrets, according to investigators who say they found fragments of her plane on a deserted Pacific island.Amid the coconut palms of Nikumaroro, an island about halfway between New Guinea and Hawaii, a search party from the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery found a sheet of metal that they say is from the plane's fuselage.
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By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN | November 15, 2009
Amelia Earhart's name is back in the news these days with the recent release of the Hollywood biopic "Amelia," starring Hilary Swank as the ill-fated flier, and Richard Gere as George Putnam, her husband, publisher and public relations executive. Critics have not exactly given soaring reviews to this film treatment of the pioneering aviator's life and accomplishments. "The filmmakers spend so much time turning her into a dopey romantic figure that they never give her the animating, vital will or even much of a personality that might explain how a Kansas tomboy turned Boston social worker took to the skies and then, through her deeds and words, encouraged other women to chart their own courses," Manohla Dargis wrote last month in The New York Times.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 2, 1998
American researchers have discovered evidence, long buried in British military archives, suggesting that famed U.S. aviator Amelia Earhart died on Nikumaroro Island in the Polynesian Republic of Kiribati.British soldiers found bones on the island, then called Gardner Island, in 1940, and suspecting they might be those of Earhart, sent them to British headquarters in Tarawa.A physician there concluded that they were the bones of a male. A report was forwarded to England, but Americans were never notified of the discovery.
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By ELLEN GOODMAN | March 20, 1992
Boston -- The detectives have come back with their evidence. One rubber heel for a woman's size 9 shoe. A threaded top from a bottle that once held stomach medicine. A piece of aluminum skin from the fuselage of a pre-World War II plane.These are now offered up as proof that Amelia Earhart died on an inhospitable atoll in the South Pacific. The 39-year-old pilot and her navigator attempting to add yet another first to her list -- The First Pilot to Circle the Globe near the Equator -- missed Howland Island.
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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 10, 1995
As a New York actress and a devout reader of books about great women in history, Jeanne Latter is always on the lookout for interesting female roles. And when she read the Laura Shamas play "Amelia Lives!," her interest was piqued.For good reason. The award-winning entry at the world-famous Edinburgh Festival recounts the life of Amelia Earhart, the American aviator whose disappearance over the South Pacific in 1937 still has the experts debating where she went down and why."I was immediately attracted to her courage and determination," said Ms. Latter, who will perform extensive excerpts from "Amelia Lives!"
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | May 6, 2009
Bowen Pattison Weisheit Sr., a retired Harford County real estate lawyer and author who wrote of his World War II experiences as well as the disappearance of flier Amelia Earhart, died of heart failure April 29 while shad fishing on the Susquehanna River. The longtime Bel Air resident, who was pronounced dead at Harford Memorial Hospital, was 90. Mr. Weisheit, the son of a lawyer and West Towson developer, was born in Baltimore and raised in Hamilton. He was a 1936 graduate of City College and earned a bachelor's degree in 1940 from St. John's College in Annapolis.
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