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By Ernest F. Imhoff and Ernest F. Imhoff,SUN STAFF | June 13, 1998
A year and a half ago, Kent P. Swanson Jr., a 25-year-old mountain guide who grew up in Baltimore County, was killed in a helicopter crash in the Canadian Rockies on the way to learn more about the complex techniques of avalanche rescue.His father, Kent P. Swanson, 53, a Phoenix businessman, took up climbing as a memorial to his son after meeting many of Kent Jr.'s climbing friends at his funeral last year in Monkton. Since then, he has hiked twice on Oregon's Mount Hood and once on California's Mount Shasta, but caution learned from his son caused the father to turn back each time because of bad weather.
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February 26, 2010
Kudos to the Maryland legislature for recognizing the health risks associated with exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) and taking action to prevent children from being exposed to this chemical ("Senate OKs BPA ban in bottles and cups for young children," Feb. 25). Unfortunately, BPA exposure does not only affect our children but can also have negative health impacts on both women and men across their lifespan. As a nurse-midwife, I am especially concerned about the possible impacts of fetal exposure to this chemical that is used in so many products.
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By Gary Dorsey and Gary Dorsey,SUN STAFF | September 26, 2000
MOUNT RAINIER, Prince George's County - Autumn leaves speckle the ground at 3210 Bunker Hill Road. Sparrows sweep across the grass. A dog barks. Children have left chalk drawings of hearts and sweet messages scrawled on posts and beams of the gazebo: JESUS RULES, PEACE & LOVE, ROSE & JEFF. For almost 30 years, this tranquil place was known as "the devil's house," the dark portal where a fallen spirit penetrated the psyche of a fragile 13-year-old. "I passed that house every day on the way to school," said 53-year-old Vernon Sears, a lifelong resident of Mount Rainier.
SPORTS
By Sam Farmer and Sam Farmer,Tribune Newspapers | July 10, 2009
SEATTLE -- In the end, for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, climbing Mount Rainier was every bit as hard as he thought it would be. And much more. Goodell, who made it to the summit of the 14,411-foot peak Wednesday morning, called the accomplishment the most difficult "physical, emotional and probably mental" challenge of his life. He said he gave serious consideration to giving up just into the middle-of-the-night, 4,000-foot final push from base camp to the top. "It was a battle, a constant battle," he said after arriving back at base camp.
NEWS
February 2, 2006
MILDRED C. GOHEEN, age 92, on Monday, January 30, 2006. Born in Mt. Rainier, MD she is the beloved aunt of Karen Benson (Douglas), John D. (Cecilia), Robert J. (Bernadette) and Gary T. (Stephanie) Engelstad. Also survived by eight great-nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, February 3, 2006 at St. James Catholic Church, 3628 Rhode Island Avenue, Mount Rainier, Maryland. Visitation at church will begin at 10 a.m. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Washington, DC.
NEWS
October 15, 2000
In Montgomery County Michigan woman struck, killed while crossing road MONTGOMERY VILLAGE - A Michigan woman was killed when she was struck by a car as she crossed a Montgomery County road, police said yesterday. Virginia Ann Peterson, 48, was crossing Clubhouse Road in the Montgomery Village area about 8:30 p.m. Friday when she was struck by a 1988 Honda Accord driven by Edward Dickson Kendrick III, 36, of Gaithersburg, police said. Police said the woman, who had been house-sitting in the area, was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where she was pronounced dead.
TRAVEL
By Randi Kest | July 18, 1999
A higher level of celebrationMount Rainier National Park in Washington state turned 100 this year and is celebrating with a slew of events in and around the park. Established March 2, 1899, Mount Rainier became the fifth national park right behind Yellowstone, Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon. The mountain is a dormant volcano whose summit -- at 14,410 feet -- can be seen from 100 miles away.The park's expansive variety of flora and fauna, forests, glaciers and meadows attract close to 2 million people annually.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 25, 2004
Annapolis police have arrested four local men in connection with yesterday's early morning shooting of an Eastport man. Michael Lee Davis, 22, was found in the 1300 block of Tyler Ave. around 2 a.m. yesterday with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. He was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was listed in critical condition yesterday. Davis was standing with a group of people in the Robinwood housing community when several men got out of a Buick and asked if anyone had marijuana, police said.
FEATURES
By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,Sun Staff | May 10, 1998
They are ominous and beautiful at the same time. Volcanic peaks capture nature at its muscle-flexing best, a fierceness only thinly veiled by a blanket of wildflowers or pristine snow.The Cascade Mountains, a 1,000-mile-long rocky spine that runs from British Columbia to northern California, has enough volcanoes, craters and ancient lava flows to occupy visitors for two weeks. They form the eastern edge of "The Ring of Fire," the volcanic mountain ranges that encircle the Pacific Ocean. The number of volcanoes and the variety of activity in the Pacific Northwest are such that the U.S. Geological Survey has its research center in Vancouver, Wash.
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By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | March 6, 1999
WASHINGTON -- After a frustrating 20-month investigation into the shooting deaths of three young employees at a Starbucks in this city's upscale Georgetown neighborhood, police arrested a Washington man yesterday who they believe acted alone and charged him with murder.A District of Columbia superior judge issued an arrest warrant for Carl Derek Havord Cooper, 29, charging him with murder.Yesterday, police from the district and Prince George's County, along with FBI investigators, said their collaborative efforts led to the arrest, which came despite little evidence and no known witnesses to the July 1997 slayings.
NEWS
February 2, 2006
MILDRED C. GOHEEN, age 92, on Monday, January 30, 2006. Born in Mt. Rainier, MD she is the beloved aunt of Karen Benson (Douglas), John D. (Cecilia), Robert J. (Bernadette) and Gary T. (Stephanie) Engelstad. Also survived by eight great-nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, February 3, 2006 at St. James Catholic Church, 3628 Rhode Island Avenue, Mount Rainier, Maryland. Visitation at church will begin at 10 a.m. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Washington, DC.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | September 11, 2005
New Orleans was warned. Years before Hurricane Katrina's storm surge poured over their levees, the city's leaders and residents were told the dikes could not withstand a Category 4 storm. They knew the worst was inevitable, given enough time. What other natural disasters have scientists warned the U.S. about? And how well is it preparing for the inevitable? There's no question that public officials nationwide are looking at natural hazards in their surroundings with fresh eyes these days.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 25, 2004
Annapolis police have arrested four local men in connection with yesterday's early morning shooting of an Eastport man. Michael Lee Davis, 22, was found in the 1300 block of Tyler Ave. around 2 a.m. yesterday with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. He was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was listed in critical condition yesterday. Davis was standing with a group of people in the Robinwood housing community when several men got out of a Buick and asked if anyone had marijuana, police said.
FEATURES
By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN OUTDOORS WRITER | May 6, 2003
BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio - In death, Jack Longacre is duplicating the feat that defined his life. On hillsides and mountaintops in all 50 states - the loftiest spot in each - Longacre's friends are gathering this year to memorialize the founder of the Highpointers Club by carrying out his last wish. They are scattering Jack. Here on Campbell Hill at the top of a grassy slope behind a vocational school, about a dozen people gather for an informal ceremony. Some know each other from happier get-togethers.
NEWS
October 15, 2000
In Montgomery County Michigan woman struck, killed while crossing road MONTGOMERY VILLAGE - A Michigan woman was killed when she was struck by a car as she crossed a Montgomery County road, police said yesterday. Virginia Ann Peterson, 48, was crossing Clubhouse Road in the Montgomery Village area about 8:30 p.m. Friday when she was struck by a 1988 Honda Accord driven by Edward Dickson Kendrick III, 36, of Gaithersburg, police said. Police said the woman, who had been house-sitting in the area, was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where she was pronounced dead.
FEATURES
By Gary Dorsey and Gary Dorsey,SUN STAFF | September 26, 2000
MOUNT RAINIER, Prince George's County - Autumn leaves speckle the ground at 3210 Bunker Hill Road. Sparrows sweep across the grass. A dog barks. Children have left chalk drawings of hearts and sweet messages scrawled on posts and beams of the gazebo: JESUS RULES, PEACE & LOVE, ROSE & JEFF. For almost 30 years, this tranquil place was known as "the devil's house," the dark portal where a fallen spirit penetrated the psyche of a fragile 13-year-old. "I passed that house every day on the way to school," said 53-year-old Vernon Sears, a lifelong resident of Mount Rainier.
NEWS
March 16, 2000
THE National Park Service spends more than $3 million a year rescuing endangered mountain climbers and hikers, averaging 5,000 missions annually. It's a mounting cost, financial and human, that is often avoidable. The issue is not just money. It's about preventing needless deaths and injuries to the aggressively stupid -- and to the rescuers who bravely come to their aid. Unpredictability of weather can play a role. So can truly unforeseen circumstances. But the vast majority of rescue cases involves ignorance, inadequate equipment and training, and a willful bliss to seek adventure.
NEWS
February 26, 2010
Kudos to the Maryland legislature for recognizing the health risks associated with exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) and taking action to prevent children from being exposed to this chemical ("Senate OKs BPA ban in bottles and cups for young children," Feb. 25). Unfortunately, BPA exposure does not only affect our children but can also have negative health impacts on both women and men across their lifespan. As a nurse-midwife, I am especially concerned about the possible impacts of fetal exposure to this chemical that is used in so many products.
NEWS
March 16, 2000
THE National Park Service spends more than $3 million a year rescuing endangered mountain climbers and hikers, averaging 5,000 missions annually. It's a mounting cost, financial and human, that is often avoidable. The issue is not just money. It's about preventing needless deaths and injuries to the aggressively stupid -- and to the rescuers who bravely come to their aid. Unpredictability of weather can play a role. So can truly unforeseen circumstances. But the vast majority of rescue cases involves ignorance, inadequate equipment and training, and a willful bliss to seek adventure.
TRAVEL
September 5, 1999
MY BEST SHOTA hawk through the hazeBy Janet Cherrix, BerlinIn March, I was in the Galapagos Islands off Ecuador. As I disembarked at dawn from a skiff on the back of Isla Floreano, I took this photo of a Galapagos hawk and its prey, a marine iguana.A MEMORABLE PLACEMount Rainier vistasBy Jack Propf : SPECIAL TO THE SUNAt the tender age of 65, and to the amazement of family and friends, I indulged myself in a dream I had held for many years. With the leaves in my back yard just beginning to turn, I flew from Maryland to Seattle.
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