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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 1, 1998
Officially, the double-crested cormorant is a protected species, its safety guarded by federal law. But on the Lake Ontario shoreline west of Watertown, N.Y., the long-necked black birds have become a pest to anglers, who say the growing colonies of cormorants are devouring smallmouth bass and, along with them, the livelihood of people who sell bait and run charter fishing trips.This week, wildlife officials visiting an island nesting ground discovered an unusually shocking environmental crime: more than 800 cormorants slaughtered by shotgun fire.
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By FRANK ROYLANCE and FRANK ROYLANCE,Sun Reporter -- Weather Blogger | February 23, 2008
Joe Bollinger of Glen Burnie read that Lake Erie had frozen. "Which of the remaining four Great Lakes would be the next to freeze, and has it ever happened?" Lake Erie is the first to freeze because it's the shallowest. Old timers in Erie, Pa., recall driving across the ice to Canada. Lake Ontario would be next. The Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab says 90 percent of the five lakes' surface has frozen in extreme winters, such as the three beginning in 1976-77.
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By FRANK ROYLANCE and FRANK ROYLANCE,Sun Reporter -- Weather Blogger | February 23, 2008
Joe Bollinger of Glen Burnie read that Lake Erie had frozen. "Which of the remaining four Great Lakes would be the next to freeze, and has it ever happened?" Lake Erie is the first to freeze because it's the shallowest. Old timers in Erie, Pa., recall driving across the ice to Canada. Lake Ontario would be next. The Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab says 90 percent of the five lakes' surface has frozen in extreme winters, such as the three beginning in 1976-77.
TRAVEL
August 26, 2007
10 FOR THE ROAD Top spots to reel 'em in The top 10 places to go fishing with your family, according to cable TV's Sportsman Channel: 1. Clear Lake, Calif. (bass) 2. Sitka, Alaska (salmon, halibut) 3. Ecofina Creek, Fla. (catfish) 4. Lake Sinclair, Ga. (crawfish, crappie) 5. Guntersville Lake, Ala. (bass) 6. Venice, La. (red fish, trout) 7. Lake Ontario, N.Y. (salmon, lake trout) 8. Clinton Lake, Ill. (largemouth bass) 9. Cape Cod, Mass. (Atlantic striper) 10. Rogerson, Idaho (walleye, trout)
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By Richard Perez-Pena and Richard Perez-Pena,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | July 28, 2002
TUG HILL PLATEAU, N.Y. - A stretch of these northern New York highlands will remain forever wild, open to the public for recreation but preserved from development, under an agreement reached by Gov. George E. Pataki, the Nature Conservancy and a timber company. The complex $9.1 million deal covers 44,650 often stunning and ecologically important acres between the Adirondacks and Lake Ontario. It is New York's second-largest land preservation pact since the 1980s, and by far the largest outside Adirondack Park.
TRAVEL
August 26, 2007
10 FOR THE ROAD Top spots to reel 'em in The top 10 places to go fishing with your family, according to cable TV's Sportsman Channel: 1. Clear Lake, Calif. (bass) 2. Sitka, Alaska (salmon, halibut) 3. Ecofina Creek, Fla. (catfish) 4. Lake Sinclair, Ga. (crawfish, crappie) 5. Guntersville Lake, Ala. (bass) 6. Venice, La. (red fish, trout) 7. Lake Ontario, N.Y. (salmon, lake trout) 8. Clinton Lake, Ill. (largemouth bass) 9. Cape Cod, Mass. (Atlantic striper) 10. Rogerson, Idaho (walleye, trout)
FEATURES
By DAVE BARRY | July 26, 1992
This summer millions of Americans are traveling by air, sometimes all on the same flight. This is the result of the airfare war that occurred recently when major U.S. airlines, in the continuing industrywide effort to go bankrupt, started offering unbelievable bargains, like $29 round-trip tickets between any two cities with electric lights. Fares were reduced still further by the traditional airline discount of 40 percent for people who can prove that they are dumber than mud, which is designed to ensure that every flight has passengers who believe that they can fit garment bags the size of mature bison into the overhead luggage compartment.
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By DAVE BARRY | March 15, 1992
In this crucial election year, with the nation's economic future hanging in the balance, it is more vital than ever that you, the American voters, be informed of recent developments concerning the Giant Mystery Zebra Mussel Brassiere.As you no doubt recall, we recently reported that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation was trying to determine the ownership of a very large brassiere that had been pulled out of Lake Ontario with a colony of zebra mussels clinging to it. Zebra mussels are a new environmental menace that is spreading around the country at an alarming rate.
TRAVEL
By Special to the Sun | September 5, 2004
A Memorable Place Lighthouse hostel: a tempting treat By Peggy Rowe SPECIAL TO THE SUN On Cape Vincent, N.Y., my husband, John, and I came upon the end of a narrow, country road running along the St. Lawrence River and saw a beautiful sight -- the Tibbetts Point lighthouse, overlooking where Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence come together. When we saw a sign that the former lightkeeper's house was actually a hostel, John remarked, "We've never spent the night in a hostel." "It's for young travelers who can't afford a motel," I said.
NEWS
By Michael Hawthorne and Michael Hawthorne,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | December 19, 2006
CHICAGO -- The idea of turning the Great Lakes into a giant shooting range didn't sit well with boaters, anglers or politicians, especially since it almost happened with little public notice. Surrendering to a barrage of complaints, the U.S. Coast Guard yesterday dropped plans to conduct routine target practice with boat-mounted machine guns in 34 areas throughout the lakes. Coast Guard officials said they made a mistake by not adequately informing the public about their proposal, which was so unusual it required changes to a treaty with Canada that dates to the War of 1812.
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By Michael Hawthorne and Michael Hawthorne,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | December 19, 2006
CHICAGO -- The idea of turning the Great Lakes into a giant shooting range didn't sit well with boaters, anglers or politicians, especially since it almost happened with little public notice. Surrendering to a barrage of complaints, the U.S. Coast Guard yesterday dropped plans to conduct routine target practice with boat-mounted machine guns in 34 areas throughout the lakes. Coast Guard officials said they made a mistake by not adequately informing the public about their proposal, which was so unusual it required changes to a treaty with Canada that dates to the War of 1812.
TRAVEL
By Special to the Sun | September 5, 2004
A Memorable Place Lighthouse hostel: a tempting treat By Peggy Rowe SPECIAL TO THE SUN On Cape Vincent, N.Y., my husband, John, and I came upon the end of a narrow, country road running along the St. Lawrence River and saw a beautiful sight -- the Tibbetts Point lighthouse, overlooking where Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence come together. When we saw a sign that the former lightkeeper's house was actually a hostel, John remarked, "We've never spent the night in a hostel." "It's for young travelers who can't afford a motel," I said.
NEWS
By Richard Perez-Pena and Richard Perez-Pena,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | July 28, 2002
TUG HILL PLATEAU, N.Y. - A stretch of these northern New York highlands will remain forever wild, open to the public for recreation but preserved from development, under an agreement reached by Gov. George E. Pataki, the Nature Conservancy and a timber company. The complex $9.1 million deal covers 44,650 often stunning and ecologically important acres between the Adirondacks and Lake Ontario. It is New York's second-largest land preservation pact since the 1980s, and by far the largest outside Adirondack Park.
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 1, 1998
Officially, the double-crested cormorant is a protected species, its safety guarded by federal law. But on the Lake Ontario shoreline west of Watertown, N.Y., the long-necked black birds have become a pest to anglers, who say the growing colonies of cormorants are devouring smallmouth bass and, along with them, the livelihood of people who sell bait and run charter fishing trips.This week, wildlife officials visiting an island nesting ground discovered an unusually shocking environmental crime: more than 800 cormorants slaughtered by shotgun fire.
FEATURES
By DAVE BARRY | July 26, 1992
This summer millions of Americans are traveling by air, sometimes all on the same flight. This is the result of the airfare war that occurred recently when major U.S. airlines, in the continuing industrywide effort to go bankrupt, started offering unbelievable bargains, like $29 round-trip tickets between any two cities with electric lights. Fares were reduced still further by the traditional airline discount of 40 percent for people who can prove that they are dumber than mud, which is designed to ensure that every flight has passengers who believe that they can fit garment bags the size of mature bison into the overhead luggage compartment.
FEATURES
By DAVE BARRY | March 15, 1992
In this crucial election year, with the nation's economic future hanging in the balance, it is more vital than ever that you, the American voters, be informed of recent developments concerning the Giant Mystery Zebra Mussel Brassiere.As you no doubt recall, we recently reported that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation was trying to determine the ownership of a very large brassiere that had been pulled out of Lake Ontario with a colony of zebra mussels clinging to it. Zebra mussels are a new environmental menace that is spreading around the country at an alarming rate.
FEATURES
By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | October 31, 1998
It's got a nice beat, and you can dance to it.That's the way the teen guests on "American Bandstand" used to review records, and maybe that's the way we should review made-for-TV miniseries like "The Temptations," airing for four hours tomorrow and Monday nights on NBC."The Temptations" is the Hollywood version of the story of the famed and troubled Motown singing group that scored its first hit in 1964. For 10 points, baby boomers, can you name the tune?In the film, founder Otis Williams (Charles Malik Whitfield)
NEWS
September 19, 1998
HORRIFIC, deliberate slaughter of protected migratory birds is challenging the nation's wildlife laws and its ethics of conservation.Recently, an Arkansas subdivision builder leveled a woodlands containing hundreds of egret nests and a Texas town bulldozed a large nesting ground of herons and egrets. Hundreds of legally protected birds were wantonly killed.The most heinous act of destruction occurred on a private island in eastern Lake Ontario, when more than 900 cormorants were systematically exterminated by a shotgun killer.
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