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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2013
More than three months after playing the final football game of a storied 17-year career, Ray Lewis has apparently found his next challenge. The former Ravens linebacker said today on his Twitter page that he will climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to raise money and awareness for clean water projects in East Africa. Lewis will undertake the mission, which he has billed TackleKili, next month. Kilimanjaro is the highest free-standing mountain in the world and is over 19,000 feet above sea level.
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By Karen Mawdsley and The Baltimore Sun | February 8, 2014
For Becky Perlow, the next destination looms 19,341 feet above sea level. The goal? Reaching the top of Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro, located 3 degrees south of the equator and deemed by many the highest free-standing and "walkable" mountain in the world. That's easier said than done, but Perlow's father, Howard, said he thinks his daughter will make it. "When she sets a goal, she usually finds a way to complete that goal," he said. Since 1991, Kilimanjaro-goers have been legally required to climb with a guide, so Perlow, 26, is hitting the hillside with the travel organization Adventures Within Reach and three other climbers, excluding the guides.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Sun Staff Writer | October 2, 1994
To help warm up students who are cool to the subject of rocks, teacher Garry vom Lehn puts it in the context of his own climb up Mount Kilimanjaro.The Mount Airy Middle School science teacher shows his class a slide of him and his climbing party on the spot where Kilimanjaro spewed molten lava to form igneous rock some 700,000 years earlier.An avid hiker since he was a teen-ager, Mr. vom Lehn graduated to mountain climbing in 1984, starting with the mountains in Scotland, where he spent part of his childhood.
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Sports Digest | July 5, 2013
Ravens Ray Lewis climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Retired Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis embarked Wednesday on a climb of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa at an elevation of 19,340 feet. Lewis is joined on the trip by Doug Pitt , the brother of actor Brad Pitt and a goodwill ambassador in Tanzania, and retired Pro Bowl Chicago Bears defensive lineman Tommie Harris . Lewis is raising money and awareness about the need for clean water in East Africa. The climb is scheduled to continue through Monday.
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By Sherry Spitsnaugle and Sherry Spitsnaugle,Contributing Writer | August 2, 1992
t is midnight, and Kibo Hut is drenched in moonlight when our guide delivers hot tea to wake us for the final ascent of our climb. At 15,520 feet, my reflexes are sluggish and I struggle to lace the ill-fitting boots I had rented, remembering the day I agreed to attempt this 19,340-foot peak, the highest on the continent of Africa: Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.Our travel plans for Africa had not included this quest, but after our first glimpse of the majestic, snow-capped mountain looming alone on the plains, my companion and I were hooked.
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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,Sun reporter | April 15, 2008
Ken Huff spent most of his football career at the bottom of piles. But for his 55th birthday, he was on top of the world. Huff, a former No. 1 draft pick of the Baltimore Colts and an NFL offensive guard for 11 seasons, celebrated the milestone in February by scaling Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the world's tallest peaks. In football parlance, the four-day trek was akin to climbing the steps to the nosebleed seats - 1,000 times over. The scene at the summit of the 19,340-foot mountain in Africa topped the view in any stadium.
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October 21, 1996
Police logOakland Mills: 9400 block of Kilimanjaro Road: Someone stole a Hewlett-Packard printer Wednesday night from a computer room at Oakland Mills High School.Pub Date: 10/21/96
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March 3, 1994
POLICE LOG* Long Reach: 8100 block of Old Montgomery Road: Televisions and a VCR were stolen from a home Monday afternoon after someone broke a glass side door to enter.* Oakland Mills: 9400 block of Kilimanjaro Road: Three hand computer controllers, valued at $160 each, were stolen from the media room at Oakland Mills High School Monday.
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January 28, 1993
* Oakland Mills: 9500 Kilimanjaro Road: Someone smashed the driver's side window of a 1983 Chevrolet Cavalier between 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday.* Owen Brown: 7000 Cradlerock Way: Someone severed the antenna of a 1988 Ford Escort between 7:30 p.m. Friday and 4:55 a.m. Saturday.* Kings Contrivance: 10000 Cape Anne Drive: Someone shattered the light bulb of a lamppost between 9 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday.
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May 27, 1993
* Kings Contrivance: 7541 Murray Hill Road: Someone smashed the driver's side window of a 1988 red Chevrolet Cavalier. The shroud of the steering column was damaged in an attempt to steal the car. The incident occurred at 11 p.m. May 24.* Long Reach: 8700 block of Cloudleap Court, Long Reach Village Center: Someone stole a black wallet from a blue 1990 Pontiac Grand Am between 11 p.m. and midnight May 22. The wallet contained a Maryland driver's license, one...
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2013
More than three months after playing the final football game of a storied 17-year career, Ray Lewis has apparently found his next challenge. The former Ravens linebacker said today on his Twitter page that he will climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to raise money and awareness for clean water projects in East Africa. Lewis will undertake the mission, which he has billed TackleKili, next month. Kilimanjaro is the highest free-standing mountain in the world and is over 19,000 feet above sea level.
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By Bob Allen | August 15, 2011
With visible excitement, Chris Glass runs his finger across a large wall map of the world at the world headquarters of the nonprofit, IMA World Health, in New Windsor. He carefully traces his route to Tanzania, then taps his finger gently on Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest peak on the African continent. In a few weeks, Glass, a Westminster native and a communications officer with IMA World Health, will be climbing the 19,336-foot summit. His objective is to raise both awareness and funding to fight for Burkitt's lymphoma, a particularly aggressive form of childhood cancer for which IMA provides treatment in Tanzania and other Third World countries.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2010
Three disabled veterans. Three unfulfilled dreams. One distant mountaintop. When they open their eyes Monday morning, Kirk Bauer, Neil Duncan and Dan Nevins will climb from their tents, shoulder their packs and begin a weeklong quest to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro, at 19,340 feet, Africa's highest peak. "And we only have one good leg among us," says Bauer, 62, who has the good leg. To reach the top, they will pass through four climate zones, negotiate boulder fields and loose rock, and fight the thin air and effects of altitude sickness.
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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,Sun reporter | April 15, 2008
Ken Huff spent most of his football career at the bottom of piles. But for his 55th birthday, he was on top of the world. Huff, a former No. 1 draft pick of the Baltimore Colts and an NFL offensive guard for 11 seasons, celebrated the milestone in February by scaling Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the world's tallest peaks. In football parlance, the four-day trek was akin to climbing the steps to the nosebleed seats - 1,000 times over. The scene at the summit of the 19,340-foot mountain in Africa topped the view in any stadium.
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By CANDUS THOMSON | August 21, 2005
COURT GARY ought to have a T-shirt that reads, "I went to Kilimanjaro and all I got was a crummy headache." That would be funny and partially true. But even though they fell a wee bit short of their goal, the Mount St. Joseph High School graduate and his father, Mike, got a lot more from their attempted climb of the 19,340-foot peak, the highest in Africa. Let us count the ways: The Howard County residents raised more than $5,000 to help build the Children's House at St. Casimir in Baltimore that will provide long-term lodging for patients getting bone marrow transplants at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and their families.
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By Marie Gullard and Marie Gullard,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 9, 2003
Winding along the two-lane roads of Green Spring Valley offers a visit to a quieter place. Small farms have open acres encircled by wood fencing. Stone gates announce a private school at the top of a hill or a sprawling ranch-style home nestled among pine trees. One entrance guides the visitor to the development of Five Springs West. Here, contemporary-style homes are built far from the road, with generous space between each dwelling. At the road's end sits the fieldstone and cedar-shingled home of Dr. Robert and Cynthia Stoltz.
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June 12, 1998
Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes in Howard County.Elkridge: 6100 block of Washington Blvd.: A prowler smashed a side window of Nolan's Saloon and destroyed a Corona beer sign early Wednesday.Oakland Mills: 9400 block of Kilimanjaro Road: A bicycle was stolen Tuesday.Fulton: 7600 block of Greendell Lane: A prowler broke a basement window of a house Tuesday.Savage: 9300 block of Steeple Court: Someone stole a Dodge Caravan about 7 a.m. Wednesday.Pub Date: 6/12/98
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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,SUN STAFF | July 17, 2002
For Dagmar Slaven, there's little difference between Africa's tallest peak and a set of stairs without a banister: Both are equally impossible for her to climb. "My upper legs are so weak," she explained from her home in Weymouth, Mass. "I cannot handle any kind of steps unless there's a railing I can pull myself up with." She can't walk on the beach. She can't easily get out of a chair. She can't swallow reliably, and now she is starting to lose control of the fingers in her left hand.
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