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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2011
After a one day delay due to the weather, and another brief delay Wednesday night, the ORS-1 satellite was launched into orbit from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Virginia's Wallops Island. The Air Force launched the battlefield imaging satellite atop a four-stage, solid-fuel 70-foot-tall Minotaur 1 rocket, the largest ever launched from the Delmarva peninsula. The launch, which happened shortly after 11 p.m., was expected to be visible across the Mid-Atlantic region, with past launches seen as far away as New York, South Carolina and West Virginia.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2011
After a one day delay due to the weather, and another brief delay Wednesday night, the ORS-1 satellite was launched into orbit from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Virginia's Wallops Island. The Air Force launched the battlefield imaging satellite atop a four-stage, solid-fuel 70-foot-tall Minotaur 1 rocket, the largest ever launched from the Delmarva peninsula. The launch, which happened shortly after 11 p.m., was expected to be visible across the Mid-Atlantic region, with past launches seen as far away as New York, South Carolina and West Virginia.
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By Michael Pakenham | February 6, 2000
The Doctor and the Detective: A Biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle" by Martin Booth (St. Martin's Minotaur, 371 pages, $27.95) Though his immensely varied and phenomenally constructive life was often eclipsed by his virtually miraculous Sherlock Holmes story, Doyle was a sublime Victorian polymath. Martin Booth, author of 12 novels and, among other books, a history of opium, has produced a biography that gives fair, balanced and fascinating measure to the whole man. A delightful exploration even for readers indifferent to Holmes -- if such people exist.
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By Frank D. Roylance, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2011
If skies are clear and all goes well Tuesday evening, observers throughout Maryland and much of the Mid-Atlantic region should be able to watch a big rocket launch from Virginia's Wallops Island. The Air Force will attempt to launch a battlefield imaging satellite into orbit from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport. The ORS-1 satellite will ride atop a four-stage, solid-fuel Minotaur 1 rocket, the largest ever launched from the Delmarva peninsula. Previous Minotaur launches have been seen from as far away as southern New England, eastern North Carolina and the eastern half of West Virginia.
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By Frank Roylance and Frank Roylance,Sun reporter | December 11, 2006
WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. -- Forecasters at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility said there was only a 10 percent chance that approaching clouds would delay the planned launch this morning of a Minotaur 1 rocket, one of the largest ever hurled into space from this seaside pad. Liftoff for the 69-foot, four-stage, solid-fuel vehicle was set for 7 a.m., shortly before sunrise. Hotels in nearby Chincoteague reported that they were booked solid with people hoping to watch a spectacular dawn launch. If skies are clear enough, the rocket's rise toward orbit could be visible for hundreds of miles.
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By a Baltimore Sun staff writer | May 7, 2009
Sometime after 8 o'clock Thursday night, the Air Force hopes to put five small satellites into orbit with a rare launch from Virginia's Eastern Shore. If skies clear, the rocket's climb to orbit could be visible throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. The U.S. Air Force TacSat-3 satellite is set for liftoff sometime between 8 and 11 p.m. from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility. It will ride atop a four-stage Minotaur 1 rocket. A launch attempt Tuesday night was scrubbed because of clouds and a threat of rain.
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By Sarah Weinman and Sarah Weinman,Special to The Sun | February 4, 2007
The Grave Tattoo Val McDermid Bermuda Schwartz Bob Morris St. Martin's Minotaur / 308 pages / $23.95 Comic crime novels are exceedingly difficult to pull off, especially as the inevitable Leonard/Hiaasen comparisons set up expectations that disappoint -- and that's before reader tastes about humor kick in. But Morris gets things very right in his third novel, which marks the return of football hero-turned-adventurer Zach Chasteen. This time, he and his longtime girlfriend Barbara are in Bermuda visiting her aunt when trouble, in the form of disappeared money and possible buried treasure, finds Zach in a very big way. It takes quick thinking, much charm and the help of his sidekick Boggy to discern what a slew of crooks (some inept, some dangerously lethal)
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Sun reporter | November 25, 2006
The Dec. 11 blastoff of one of the most powerful rockets ever launched from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia could also boost the region's ambition to become a commercial spaceport. With good weather, the morning flight of the 69-foot, four-stage Minotaur I rocket should be visible for hundreds of miles as it rises to place two satellites into an orbit 254 miles high. If it's successful, the spacecraft will be the first in 21 years to reach orbit from Wallops Island, just south of Assateague Island.
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By Martin Kerrigan and Martin Kerrigan,Baltimoresun.com Staff | April 28, 2005
PlayStation 2 owners jealous of the superb, Xbox-only action title "Ninja Gaiden" now have their own high-budget hack 'n slasher to brag about. "God of War" blesses gamers with a visual, aural and gameplay feast unlike anything previously seen on PS2. Set in ancient Greece, you play as Kratos, a brutal warrior. Your life is saved on the battlefield by the god Aries. In return, you're morphed into a nigh-invincible walking slaughterhouse, and you seek to destroy the god to escape your personal hell.
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By Michael Shelden and Michael Shelden,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 20, 1997
The weather is awful, the beaches are overcrowded, the hammock sags, and you're going to scream if you see one more article about UFOs or Bill Gates' billions. The expensive cure for such troubles involves whitewashed cottages, grape arbors, and Mediterranean sunsets. The cheap solution is to take a leisurely cruise through a bookstore.As you sail through the soft air-conditioned breezes of your bookstore, keep a sharp eye out for Dennis McFarland's exquisitely spooky novel "A Face at the Window" (Broadway Books, 309 pages, $25)
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By a Baltimore Sun staff writer | May 7, 2009
Sometime after 8 o'clock Thursday night, the Air Force hopes to put five small satellites into orbit with a rare launch from Virginia's Eastern Shore. If skies clear, the rocket's climb to orbit could be visible throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. The U.S. Air Force TacSat-3 satellite is set for liftoff sometime between 8 and 11 p.m. from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility. It will ride atop a four-stage Minotaur 1 rocket. A launch attempt Tuesday night was scrubbed because of clouds and a threat of rain.
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By Sarah Weinman and Sarah Weinman,Special to The Sun | April 13, 2008
DIRTY MONEY -- By Richard Stark Grand Central Publishing / 293 pages / $24 I've long imagined that Dortmunder, the character created by Donald Westlake, and Parker, created by his alter ego Richard Stark, were conjoined twins whose forced separation caused them to develop into skewed tragicomic mirror images of each other. Which is to say that the Parker novels, especially lately, have come perilously close to Dortmunder's comedic misfortunes, but they stay on the side of darkness because they move fast, do not possess any ounce of literary fat, and most of all, Parker is simply not allowed to express a single iota of humor.
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By Sarah Weinman and Sarah Weinman,Special to The Sun | February 4, 2007
The Grave Tattoo Val McDermid Bermuda Schwartz Bob Morris St. Martin's Minotaur / 308 pages / $23.95 Comic crime novels are exceedingly difficult to pull off, especially as the inevitable Leonard/Hiaasen comparisons set up expectations that disappoint -- and that's before reader tastes about humor kick in. But Morris gets things very right in his third novel, which marks the return of football hero-turned-adventurer Zach Chasteen. This time, he and his longtime girlfriend Barbara are in Bermuda visiting her aunt when trouble, in the form of disappeared money and possible buried treasure, finds Zach in a very big way. It takes quick thinking, much charm and the help of his sidekick Boggy to discern what a slew of crooks (some inept, some dangerously lethal)
NEWS
By Frank Roylance and Frank Roylance,Sun reporter | December 11, 2006
WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. -- Forecasters at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility said there was only a 10 percent chance that approaching clouds would delay the planned launch this morning of a Minotaur 1 rocket, one of the largest ever hurled into space from this seaside pad. Liftoff for the 69-foot, four-stage, solid-fuel vehicle was set for 7 a.m., shortly before sunrise. Hotels in nearby Chincoteague reported that they were booked solid with people hoping to watch a spectacular dawn launch. If skies are clear enough, the rocket's rise toward orbit could be visible for hundreds of miles.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Sun reporter | November 25, 2006
The Dec. 11 blastoff of one of the most powerful rockets ever launched from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia could also boost the region's ambition to become a commercial spaceport. With good weather, the morning flight of the 69-foot, four-stage Minotaur I rocket should be visible for hundreds of miles as it rises to place two satellites into an orbit 254 miles high. If it's successful, the spacecraft will be the first in 21 years to reach orbit from Wallops Island, just south of Assateague Island.
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By SARAH WEINMAN and SARAH WEINMAN,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 27, 2005
Facing Rushmore David Lozell Martin Simon & Schuster / 260 pages David Martin is a writer who defies pigeonholing. He's tried his hand at a sweeping love story, a serial-killer thriller and an erotic New Orleans tale, but Facing Rushmore may be his weirdest, most audacious book. It begins conventionally enough with FBI agent Charlie Hart's interrogation of John Brown Dog, a Native American dissident who may be implicated in the mysterious, seemingly causeless destruction of the St. Louis Gateway Arch.
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By Sarah Weinman and Sarah Weinman,Special to The Sun | April 13, 2008
DIRTY MONEY -- By Richard Stark Grand Central Publishing / 293 pages / $24 I've long imagined that Dortmunder, the character created by Donald Westlake, and Parker, created by his alter ego Richard Stark, were conjoined twins whose forced separation caused them to develop into skewed tragicomic mirror images of each other. Which is to say that the Parker novels, especially lately, have come perilously close to Dortmunder's comedic misfortunes, but they stay on the side of darkness because they move fast, do not possess any ounce of literary fat, and most of all, Parker is simply not allowed to express a single iota of humor.
NEWS
By Martin Kerrigan and Martin Kerrigan,Baltimoresun.com Staff | April 28, 2005
PlayStation 2 owners jealous of the superb, Xbox-only action title "Ninja Gaiden" now have their own high-budget hack 'n slasher to brag about. "God of War" blesses gamers with a visual, aural and gameplay feast unlike anything previously seen on PS2. Set in ancient Greece, you play as Kratos, a brutal warrior. Your life is saved on the battlefield by the god Aries. In return, you're morphed into a nigh-invincible walking slaughterhouse, and you seek to destroy the god to escape your personal hell.
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