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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | September 21, 2000
HYDE PARK, N.Y. -- On a road with suburban homes, swimming pools and minivans, a 12,000-year-old mastodon has turned a quiet backyard pond into a pit of scientific inquiry. Last summer, after Larry Lozier, 40, decided to dredge and deepen the pond in his backyard on Haviland Road here, he came upon what looked like a large muddy log. Under the mud, however, Lozier discovered a knobby joint. "I thought, `Oh my God, there is something really unusual here,'" he recalled. It turned out to be a piece of an unusually well-preserved mastodon skeleton, which is attracting the attention of scientists from around the country to a backyard in Dutchess County.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | February 4, 2013
Dr. Carlyn Buckler, director of the Mastodon Matrix Project in Cornell, N.Y., visited the Bel Air library Jan. 7 to share her enthusiasm for mastodons with replicas of a few finds her team had excavated in New York. Teeth and tusk examples were the highlights of the evening as she explained to more than 50 audience members how important it is for regular citizens to get involved in citizen science projects. Buckler was invited to Harford County to kick off the library's involvement in the Mastodon Matrix Project in which Harford residents will help trained investigators sort through and analyze the sediment or "matrix" found around the bones from a real mastodon dig and submit their results to the Museum of the Earth.
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March 18, 1991
BESIDES NOVELS about novels and plays within plays are museums about museums. The city's Peale Museum on Holliday Street, the nation's oldest in discontinuous operation, has a sparkling new exhibit about the birth of the museum in America that is largely its own history.It contrasts markedly, in its republicanism, with a show of quite different museum origins, in the private cabinets of kings and dukes, that the Walters Art Gallery mounted some years ago.The Peale, part of the City Life Museums, has joined the big leagues in one respect: You gain admittance through the gift shop.
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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2012
Because of the success of the Backstreet Boys - New Kids on the Block double tour , some of the members are now going on tour on their own. Thanks everyone who paid for that! Nick Carter is at Rams Head Live Friday, and his 80s counterpart Jordan Knightwill be at the Fillmore Silver Spring March 25. The concert was one of several the venue announced recently, including Guns N' Roses . Knight is touring in support of new album "Unfinished. " Tickets, at $35, are already on sale.
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Special to The Sun | June 1, 1994
The Memorial Day weekend opening of "The Flintstones" was a major box-office success, which partly justifies tonight's TV schedule, which anticipated that favorable reaction by scheduling several positively prehistoric entertainment options. ABC begins presenting new episodes of its "Dinosaurs" sitcom, TBS has "Weird Al" Yankovic presenting old "Flintstones" cartoons in a format called Mastodon Theatre, and MTV presents an episode of "Unplugged" starring Tony Bennett.* "Dinosaurs." (8-8:30 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13)
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By Jacques Kelly | November 29, 1990
History settled long ago into a comfortable residency at Baltimore's Peale Museum.The Federal-style Holliday Street building, just north of City Hall, indeed feels like the oldest building constructed as a museum in the Western Hemisphere.It's one of Baltimore's glories, a cabinet of curiosities full of oddments and surprises, every day and Sunday-only objects, the rare and the common, always reflecting the city's history.The Peale Museum's latest offering is a new show entitled "Mermaids, Mummies & Mastodons: The Evolution of the American Museum."
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By VINCENT DeMARCO Did Gun-Ban Lobby Cook Up This Furor? | January 1, 1995
David Keen says his Rhino bullets will cause baseball-size wounds. Lawmakers want to ban them. The National Rifle Association says they may be a hoax. Meanwhile, Mr. Keen says he will delay release of a bullet that will pierce bullet-proof vests, but he will continue work on another Rhino bullet. Here are two views of the controversy.Technology, Violence Must Be Stopped NowThis past week, David Keen, manufacturer of the new killer handgun ammunition called "Rhino," bragged to the world that when someone is shot with a Rhino, "There is no way to stop the bleeding."
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | February 4, 2013
Dr. Carlyn Buckler, director of the Mastodon Matrix Project in Cornell, N.Y., visited the Bel Air library Jan. 7 to share her enthusiasm for mastodons with replicas of a few finds her team had excavated in New York. Teeth and tusk examples were the highlights of the evening as she explained to more than 50 audience members how important it is for regular citizens to get involved in citizen science projects. Buckler was invited to Harford County to kick off the library's involvement in the Mastodon Matrix Project in which Harford residents will help trained investigators sort through and analyze the sediment or "matrix" found around the bones from a real mastodon dig and submit their results to the Museum of the Earth.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2012
Because of the success of the Backstreet Boys - New Kids on the Block double tour , some of the members are now going on tour on their own. Thanks everyone who paid for that! Nick Carter is at Rams Head Live Friday, and his 80s counterpart Jordan Knightwill be at the Fillmore Silver Spring March 25. The concert was one of several the venue announced recently, including Guns N' Roses . Knight is touring in support of new album "Unfinished. " Tickets, at $35, are already on sale.
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By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,Evening Sun Staff | December 1, 1990
The "Feejee Mermaid," P.T. Barnum's infamous hoax, has dropped in from Harvard for a long sabbatical. An ancient sarcophagus, once home to the Western Hemisphere's first resident mummy, has returned in a large wooden shipping crate marked "fragile," 166 years after its last appearance in Baltimore.The fiberglass, 18-foot-long mastodon skeleton arrived along with its own assembly team last summer from the Illinois State Museum.In word and in eccentric breadth, "Mermaids, Mummies Mastodons: The Evolution of the American Museum," is finally complete.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | September 21, 2000
HYDE PARK, N.Y. -- On a road with suburban homes, swimming pools and minivans, a 12,000-year-old mastodon has turned a quiet backyard pond into a pit of scientific inquiry. Last summer, after Larry Lozier, 40, decided to dredge and deepen the pond in his backyard on Haviland Road here, he came upon what looked like a large muddy log. Under the mud, however, Lozier discovered a knobby joint. "I thought, `Oh my God, there is something really unusual here,'" he recalled. It turned out to be a piece of an unusually well-preserved mastodon skeleton, which is attracting the attention of scientists from around the country to a backyard in Dutchess County.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | October 4, 1997
Scientists now believe that the buried cypress grove unearthed last winter during excavations for the Ravens football stadium in downtown Baltimore flourished 34,000 years ago, at a time when mastodon foraged in Maryland's woods.Maryland's climate was cooling rapidly then, in advance of the last Ice Age, and the deepening cold may have killed off the warm-weather cypress, geologists said.The date was established by radiocarbon tests, and reinforced by a careful study of pollen found in clay samples recovered by the Maryland Geological Survey.
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By VINCENT DeMARCO Did Gun-Ban Lobby Cook Up This Furor? | January 1, 1995
David Keen says his Rhino bullets will cause baseball-size wounds. Lawmakers want to ban them. The National Rifle Association says they may be a hoax. Meanwhile, Mr. Keen says he will delay release of a bullet that will pierce bullet-proof vests, but he will continue work on another Rhino bullet. Here are two views of the controversy.Technology, Violence Must Be Stopped NowThis past week, David Keen, manufacturer of the new killer handgun ammunition called "Rhino," bragged to the world that when someone is shot with a Rhino, "There is no way to stop the bleeding."
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Special to The Sun | June 1, 1994
The Memorial Day weekend opening of "The Flintstones" was a major box-office success, which partly justifies tonight's TV schedule, which anticipated that favorable reaction by scheduling several positively prehistoric entertainment options. ABC begins presenting new episodes of its "Dinosaurs" sitcom, TBS has "Weird Al" Yankovic presenting old "Flintstones" cartoons in a format called Mastodon Theatre, and MTV presents an episode of "Unplugged" starring Tony Bennett.* "Dinosaurs." (8-8:30 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13)
NEWS
March 18, 1991
BESIDES NOVELS about novels and plays within plays are museums about museums. The city's Peale Museum on Holliday Street, the nation's oldest in discontinuous operation, has a sparkling new exhibit about the birth of the museum in America that is largely its own history.It contrasts markedly, in its republicanism, with a show of quite different museum origins, in the private cabinets of kings and dukes, that the Walters Art Gallery mounted some years ago.The Peale, part of the City Life Museums, has joined the big leagues in one respect: You gain admittance through the gift shop.
FEATURES
By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,Evening Sun Staff | December 1, 1990
The "Feejee Mermaid," P.T. Barnum's infamous hoax, has dropped in from Harvard for a long sabbatical. An ancient sarcophagus, once home to the Western Hemisphere's first resident mummy, has returned in a large wooden shipping crate marked "fragile," 166 years after its last appearance in Baltimore.The fiberglass, 18-foot-long mastodon skeleton arrived along with its own assembly team last summer from the Illinois State Museum.In word and in eccentric breadth, "Mermaids, Mummies Mastodons: The Evolution of the American Museum," is finally complete.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | October 4, 1997
Scientists now believe that the buried cypress grove unearthed last winter during excavations for the Ravens football stadium in downtown Baltimore flourished 34,000 years ago, at a time when mastodon foraged in Maryland's woods.Maryland's climate was cooling rapidly then, in advance of the last Ice Age, and the deepening cold may have killed off the warm-weather cypress, geologists said.The date was established by radiocarbon tests, and reinforced by a careful study of pollen found in clay samples recovered by the Maryland Geological Survey.
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By Dave Barry and Dave Barry,Knight Ridder / Tribune | January 28, 2001
I'm a big fan of technology. Most guys are. This is why all important inventions were invented by guys. For example, millions of years ago, there was no such thing as the wheel. One day, some primitive guys were watching their wives drag a dead mastodon to the food-preparation area. It was exhausting work; the guys were getting tired just watching. Then they noticed some large, smooth, rounded boulders, and they had an idea: They could sit on the boulders and watch! This was the first in a series of breakthroughs that ultimately led to television.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly | November 29, 1990
History settled long ago into a comfortable residency at Baltimore's Peale Museum.The Federal-style Holliday Street building, just north of City Hall, indeed feels like the oldest building constructed as a museum in the Western Hemisphere.It's one of Baltimore's glories, a cabinet of curiosities full of oddments and surprises, every day and Sunday-only objects, the rare and the common, always reflecting the city's history.The Peale Museum's latest offering is a new show entitled "Mermaids, Mummies & Mastodons: The Evolution of the American Museum."
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