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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | July 16, 1999
A 30-foot crocodile?A flying cow?A Golden Girl who curses like a "South Park" kid on crack?Who writes stuff like this, anyway? David E. Kelley, of course.No longer content to write some of the quirkiest material on television, Kelley has loosed his fateful pen on the screenplay of "Lake Placid," a thriller that is not quite as thrilling as it could be or as clever as it thinks it is.Don't misunderstand. "Lake Placid" has its share of terrifying moments. And Kelley is too accomplished a writer not to produce snappy dialogue from time to time.
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By Mike Klingaman and The Baltimore Sun | February 6, 2014
She hails from a family of Baltimore firefighters, but Summer Britcher's life runs counter. She battles the ice. One of the youngest members of the Olympic luge team, Britcher, 19, is competing in her first Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Opening ceremonies are Friday and come Monday she'll lay on her back and rattle her sled down a frozen track with 17 banked turns for nearly one mile at speeds exceeding 80 miles an hour. Sans brakes. "It's terrifying, but I'm hooked," Britcher said.
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By MIKE MORAN | February 15, 2005
THE MEMORIES, some of them at least, are as misty as the damp, cold afternoon of February 13, 1980, at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games in tiny Lake Placid. Some 30,000 spectators huddled in temporary stands at the refurbished Lake Placid Horse Show grounds under cheerless Adirondack skies to see the 175-person United States Olympic team and delegation enter the stadium as the sun began to sink slowly behind the frosted hills ringing the stadium. Just minutes before, the crowd had hushed as the massive Soviet delegation had entered the stadium, clad in its trademark sable coats and hats and marching in stony unison behind its red banner, along with the East Germans, the most powerful team in the world.
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The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2013
Chase Winter , who recently finished his playing career as a Johns Hopkins midfielder, had four goals and an assist and was named Most Valuable Player of the Men's Open 1 championship game at the Lake Placid Summit Classic in North Elba, N.Y. on Sunday. Winter led Power-Tek, a team that featured 2012 Tewaaraton Award winner Peter Baum and several other players with Colgate ties, to a 13-10 win over the Big Red Steelheads for their second straight Open 1 title. It was Winter's first time playing in the event, which has been held annually since 1990.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | February 4, 2004
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - The tiny padded bundles chug across the ice like miniature fire plugs on skates. Teetering on the edge of gravity, one little player lifts his stick and shoots. The puck makes a lazy, wobbling trip through the crease and past the sprawling goalie before it arrives, exhausted, at the back of the net. Another miracle on ice is born. Hollywood is taking a second crack at re-creating the original miracle: the 1980 Olympic hockey game between a scrappy U.S. squad and the four-time defending gold medal Soviet team, named the greatest sports moment of the 20th century by Sports Illustrated.
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By CANDUS THOMSON and CANDUS THOMSON,SUN REPORTER | February 2, 2006
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- At one point in its infancy, the luge track in this most Olympic of U.S. towns was dubbed a death trap by the sport's best athlete. Georg Hackl, a five-time Winter Games medalist, packed his sled and went home to Germany, refusing to take part in the 2000 Goodwill Games. Others, including a two-time silver medalist and a world champion, agreed and also pulled out. The same concerns were raised last February during a test event at Turin's newly finished luge run after 14 athletes crashed and nine of them required hospitalization.
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By Melissa Harris and Melissa Harris,Sun Reporter | February 17, 2008
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- This was no roller coaster. The half-mile ride required a liability waiver: Bobsledding "is a hazardous act, which could cause personal injury or damage," according to the only capitalized sentence in a forest of fine print. After swearing not to sue, my boyfriend, Eric, and I ascended to the starting point in a minivan, pulled on helmets and wedged between the sled's driver and a stranger. The countdown began as the brakeman rowed the fiberglass sled back and forth, heaved forward and vaulted into the back.
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By Deborah Williams and Deborah Williams,Special to the Sun | April 30, 2000
After swimming about 100 yards on my way across Mirror Lake, I had to stop and revel in my surroundings. It was a hot summer day in the heart of New York's Adirondack High Peaks area, but the brisk water temperature was invigorating. Mountains were in the distance. A lone canoeist hugged the craggy shore, and behind me was a Lake Placid classic, the white clapboard Mirror Lake Inn. Tucked in the northeastern section of New York state's Adirondack wilderness, the village of Lake Placid is a year-round resort area, with skiing in the winter, a pleasant summer climate and the sparkle of Olympic gold to add to its image.
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December 30, 2005
Bridget Fonda (above) plays a scientist who is in over her head trying to stop a huge killer crocodile in Lake Placid (9 p.m.-11 p.m., A&E).
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | January 23, 2005
You missed Salt Lake, and the weak dollar puts Turin, Italy, out of your price range next year. What's a Winter Olympics fan to do? Go to Lake Placid, N.Y., next month and relive the magic of 1980. The village of 2,600 tucked in the Adirondack Mountains is having a festival Feb. 12-27 to mark the silver anniversary of the 1980 Winter Games that includes activities at all of the original venues. Skate the outdoors rink where Eric Heiden won all five speed skating events. Cheer in the arena where a hockey "miracle" happened.
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The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2013
The Baltimore Crabs earned the under-19 boys division title at the 24th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic with a 9-6 victory over central New York squad Liberty on Wednesday afternoon in North Elba, N.Y. The Crabs led by as much as 8-3 in the win. Duke recruit Justin Guterding , who had a goal and four assists in the final, was named Crabs MVP. Also honored after the game was Connor Cannizzaro , who just graduated from Cazenovia (N.Y.)...
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The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2013
Fairfield will announce intentions to join the Colonial Athletic Association as an affiliate member in men's lacrosse for the 2015 season, sources said. On June 4, Fairfield athletic director Gene Doris issued a statement saying that the Stags would explore their options for a new conference for men's lacrosse. “Fairfield is committed to continuing that ascent and will explore all options available to secure our place amongst the upper tier of Division I lacrosse,” Doris said in the statement.
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Sports Digest | May 10, 2013
Men's soccer Former pro Woodward dies of cancer at 64 Former soccer player and coach Dennis "Otis" Woodward died of cancer Thursday morning. He was 64. Woodward was born in Highlandtown and lived there until his family moved to Perry Hall. He graduated from Poly in 1966, and worked for the City of Baltimore for nearly 45 years as a municipal employee. Woodward played amateur soccer for St. Elizabeth's, St. Gerard's, Dnipro, Tom's Produce and Casa Bianca from 1967 to 1977.
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By Rhiannon Walker and The Baltimore Sun | January 19, 2013
Alpine skiing coach Diane Mikulis watched as the body language of her Special Olympic athletes - including Marylander Jake Reynolds - transformed one day last month from mildly interested to awe-struck. They had just entered Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, N.Y., where international flags hung majestically from the rafters and where banners and murals honored historic athletic events. The skiers listened to a brief history of the venue and now were being told they were going to be allowed on the ice. They grinned widely, and a smile slowly crept onto Mikulis' face, too, as her skiers restlessly and excitedly waited to descend the stairs.
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Sports Digest | November 14, 2012
Colleges Johns Hopkins football piles up Centennial honors Johns Hopkins nearly pulled off a clean sweep of the Centennial Conference's major football awards, landing the league's Offensive Player, Defensive Player and Coach of the Year honors. Senior running back Jonathan Rigaud was named Offensive Player of the Year, while senior linebacker Taylor Maciow was named Defensive Player of the Year and Jim Margraff nabbed Coach of the Year honors for the second straight season.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2012
The world-class ice dancer accused of sexually abusing a teenage girl surrendered himself to New York State Police and was released on $50,000 bond, according to his attorney. Genrikh Sretenski, 50, a Russian-born Olympic competitor who has trained Olympic skaters, appeared in New York Friday morning and was arraigned on sex abuse and related charges stemming from sexual abuse allegations from a July 2011 incident in Lake Placid. The indictment lists the victim at 16-years-old at the time of the alleged abuse.
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By Newsday | July 26, 1992
Adirondack State Park is 6 million acres big. About the size of Connecticut. Which means nobody can see it all in a weekend, even a long weekend.So when the Adirondacks come to mind for a visit, think specific. There are more than three dozen mountains to climb -- some of the highest east of the Mississippi -- hundreds of trails to hike and about 1,400 lakes within the park boundary, and you can't swim in all of them.Veteran travelers who head this far north in New York plan their destinations and vacations ahead of time.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | October 22, 1995
This isn't the sequel to "Cool Runnings," but the story behind Jim Arcilesi's newfound career might turn out to be the stuff of Olympic dreams.It all began when Arcilesi, then a student at Towson State, took a nine-month sports science internship at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, N.Y., during the summer of 1993."
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2012
World-class ice dancer and coach Genrikh Sretenski will be allowed to leave the jail where he has been held since last week, a judge ruled Monday, provided that he surrender himself to New York authorities within 72 hours on criminal charges of sexual abuse and endangering a child. Under conditions set by Howard County District Judge Sue-Ellen Hantman, Sretenski, 50, will have to surrender his passport and post as bond the Clarksville home that he and his wife own. If he doesn't go to New York within three days of leaving the county jail, his family could lose the home.
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By Steven Petrella, The Baltimore Sun | July 14, 2012
For most Americans, vacation doesn't involve a 2.5-mile swim, 112-mile bike, and a marathon, all in a 17-hour window. But then again, Jane and Michael Bryant aren't your typical American father-daughter duo. The pair will compete in its first Ironman triathlon together next Sunday, July 22, in Lake Placid, N.Y. It will be Michael Bryant's fourth Ironman, all of which have been in Lake Placid, but it will be the first time he will be joined...
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