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By Robert Lee and Robert Lee,Staff writer | February 26, 1991
"Bud" says his story is typical.The first time he tried it was back in 1972, lured by the promise of quick, easy money.Soon he found he was spending more and more money for bigger "beeps" and better highs. "Bud" soon abandoned all hope of ever breaking even. He fooled himself into believing that he was "just doing it torelax" or "to take his mind off of work."Twenty years later, "Bud" can be found most days wandering around a playground or hanging around in the shadows in the park "looking for something . . . anything."
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October 9, 2012
I can appreciate that when discussing the "When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors" policy, Donna Franklin, Lightning Safety Program Lead for the National Weather Service, would expound on the dangers associated with lightning (letter, Sept. 20). After all, that is her government job. However, she totally missed the point of the need for a cost/benefit and effectiveness analysis of the "cure" versus the cost. I do not begrudge the cost of putting up a few signs as long as they do not add to sign pollution nor overload.
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December 25, 2005
SIERRA CHINCUA, Mexico -- With assault rifles over their shoulders and body armor strapped to their chests, Roberto Paleo and his 17 officers are among the world's most heavily armed park rangers. Yet they guard one of nature's most delicate creatures - the monarch butterfly. The rangers say they need the weapons to protect the winter nesting grounds of millions of orange and black winged butterflies from armed gangs of illegal loggers in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. The monarchs are not listed as endangered, but scientists say the deforestation could threaten their existence.
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2012
When county park rangers decided to form a union of 14 people this year, Anne Arundel County Councilman Jerry Walker decided he had reached his limit. Thirteen unions, he said, are more than enough. "At this point, any nine, 10 or 11 people could get together and decide to bargain collectively with the county," said Walker, a Republican from Gambrills. "We've got three groups just for the police. Why should we sit down with three government groups when we could sit down with one?"
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By Karen Brooks and Karen Brooks,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | October 2, 2003
FORT WORTH, Texas - On a routine patrol through Big Bend National Park on the Texas-Mexico border, law officer Cary Brown pulled over a speeding pickup truck and found an antsy driver with a two-way radio - and more than $2 million worth of marijuana. Narcotics interdiction is a major part of Brown's job, but the 26-year law-enforcement veteran doesn't work for the U.S. Border Patrol or any other agency typically connected with such a mission. Brown is a National Park Service ranger, and it has been a long time since he and the 40 other park rangers have been able to focus on illegal camping and other such violations as they patrol about 300 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | November 7, 1995
Jessica Marion blows by a defender and sends the ball ahead to 5-foot-11 Shannon Chaney who runs through everybody and sticks the ball in the net.Carina Sonberg dribbles around three people and gets the ball to Kristin Briggs who bolts through a crowd for a high percentage shot that disappears into the goal.Jill Harrison, Alicia Curran and Julie Tice control the midfield with amazing regularity.This is not a dream or a wild fantasy.These highly celebrated Anne Arundel county girls are actually playing on the same club soccer team every weekend these days.
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February 8, 2005
IN BALTIMORE COUNTY Assateague rangers search for Cockeysville woman ASSATEAGUE ISLAND - Park rangers were looking yesterday for a 24-year-old Cockeysville woman last seen with a man whose body was found on an Assateague Island beach early Sunday. Surfers found the man's body near a Hummer mired in the sand. Park rangers think the driver was driving off-road when the Hummer crashed and flipped over. Missing is Jennifer Holly Ashe, 24, of Cockeysville. Police said that according to witnesses, Ashe was last seen leaving to go driving with the man who was found dead.
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By Laura Sullivan and Laura Sullivan,SUN STAFF | October 23, 2001
A Naval Academy midshipman charged with possessing a homemade bomb on Assateague Island is scheduled to appear before a federal magistrate next month in Salisbury, federal authorities said. The midshipman, Freeman E.B. Tidaback, 20, drove with classmates Brian W. Ackerson, 19, and Alexander J. Eli Powell, 20, to the Eastern Shore island Saturday, where they built a large campfire on the beach. When park rangers approached the group, they found alcohol and a plastic container filled with gasoline and an electrical "ignition system," law enforcement officials said.
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Sports on TV | December 27, 2011
TUESDAY'S TELEVISION HIGHLIGHTS F1 Grand Prix of China (T) SPEEDNoon M. bask. Winthrop@Georgia CSN7 Pittsburgh@Notre Dame ESPN27 Providence@St. John's MASN7 Minnesota@Illinois BIGTEN7:30 Wisconsin@Nebraska ESPN29 Providence@St. John's (T) MASN11:30 Minnesota@Illinois (T) BIGTENMidnight NBA Lakers@Sacramento (T)
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2012
When county park rangers decided to form a union of 14 people this year, Anne Arundel County Councilman Jerry Walker decided he had reached his limit. Thirteen unions, he said, are more than enough. "At this point, any nine, 10 or 11 people could get together and decide to bargain collectively with the county," said Walker, a Republican from Gambrills. "We've got three groups just for the police. Why should we sit down with three government groups when we could sit down with one?"
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2012
Neighbors around Patterson Park are making an uproar over a plan that could add a paved road and nearly 100 parking spaces inside the park - changes city health and parks officials call "improvements" that may be needed to accommodate a new senior center and renovated recreation center. Hundreds signed a petition Tuesday and "liked" a Facebook page urging the city to reject or revise the proposal, arguing that it goes against past pledges to limit vehicle traffic in the park and promote green space.
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May 27, 2012
Fly and light-tackle tourney Saturday Coastal Conservation Association Maryland Kent Narrows Fly and Light Tackle Tournament, Jetty Dock Bar, 201Wells Cove Road, Grasonville. Information: ccamd.org or eliccione@atlanticbb.net . Deep Creek cleanup SaturdayJune 2 , 9 a.m.-noon. Join park rangers and the Garrett Trails' crew as they clean and enhance area trails. Volunteers will meet at the upper overflow parking lot off State Park Road. Bring water, insect repellant, sunscreen, weather-appropriate clothing and a snack.
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By Scott Dance | April 19, 2012
It seemed to drizzle all day Wednesday, with wet, cold, overcast conditions throughout. But the rain failed to measure more than a quarter of an inch. The official count for the region, measured at BWI Marshall Airport, was 0.16 inches, more than twice the 0.06 inches recorded in April before yesterday. Some parts saw slightly more, according to backyard rain gauges reported to CoCoRaHS : 0.22 inches around Loch Raven Reservoir in Baltimore County, 0.27 inches near Columbia and Bel Air. BWI's rain gauge is 4.99 inches behind normal for the year, 6.91 inches observed versus 11.9 inches expected.
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Sports on TV | December 27, 2011
TUESDAY'S TELEVISION HIGHLIGHTS F1 Grand Prix of China (T) SPEEDNoon M. bask. Winthrop@Georgia CSN7 Pittsburgh@Notre Dame ESPN27 Providence@St. John's MASN7 Minnesota@Illinois BIGTEN7:30 Wisconsin@Nebraska ESPN29 Providence@St. John's (T) MASN11:30 Minnesota@Illinois (T) BIGTENMidnight NBA Lakers@Sacramento (T)
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | November 4, 2011
The reproduction tall ship Pride of Baltimore II returned Friday to Baltimore's Inner Harbor after sailing the Chesapeake Bay, the East Coast and the Great Lakes for five months. The ship, which was built to look like a "1812-era topsail schooner privateer," will sail two more times — from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday — before ending its 2011season. Tickets are $45 for adults and $30 for children 12 and under. Free dockside tours of the deck will also be given between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. On Sunday, park rangers from Fort McHenry will be present on the ship and dressed in period uniforms to learn about the ship's operations from the crew.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2011
Earlier this month, the five-member lifeguard team from Sandy Point State Park won the annual state competition. It was the third time in the past five years that the Anne Arundel County park's lifeguard team won. Ranger Mike Travers, in his second year at Sandy Point, spoke to The Sun about the competition and about the tragedy that occurred at the park July 4. Obviously it's a fun event, but is there a sense of pride involved in being part of...
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February 5, 1995
Two women arrested after shop is damagedEDGEWOOD -- Sheriff's deputies arrested two women on burglary, theft and malicious destruction charges Tuesday night after several witnesses said a woman drove a brown pickup truck through a chain gate at Nelson & Wrenn Inc., an auto repair center near Routes 7 and 755, a sheriff's spokesman said yesterday.Howard Nelson, the repair shop's owner, recognized the description of the truck and driver that witnesses had given deputies, said Sgt. Edward Hopkins.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Staff writer | March 3, 1992
Spaghetti saved the summer concerts in Downs Memorial Park. Or maybeit was the salad and garlic bread.One thing's for sure: Local residents and regulars at Cookie's Kitchen on Mountain Road consumed about 400 spaghetti dinners Saturday night at a fund-raiser that nettedsome $4,000 -- enough to keep folk, jazz and big band melodies floating over the Chesapeake Bay one more summer.Since soon after the Pasadena park on Pinehurst Road opened 10 years ago, hundreds of concert-goers, stargazers and picnickers have gathered Sunday nights at the band shell overlooking the bay. There, they've been entertained by barber shop quartets, military bands and even Hawaiian dancers.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | May 28, 2011
Maybe I'll get it right this time. Maybe it won't hurt as much as last year — it couldn't, could it? Docile bugs, less bloodshed, lower temperatures and a more well-rounded diet, that's what I'm hoping for as I once again take on the Maryland Park Service's Park Quest adventure beginning Wednesday. Park Quest, now in its fourth year, is a family adventure in which teams tackle challenges at up to 24 selected state parks. Participants hike, paddle and pedal their way to solving quests that include map and compass reading, geocaching, puzzle-solving and word scrambles.
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April 2, 2011
Ned Colburn of Havre de Grace writes: In 2002, when I turned 62 years old, I was delighted to be eligible for a Golden Age Pass from the Maryland Park Service. Specifically, this pass was obtained at The Susquehanna State Park, which is nearby and allowed me to use the boat launching ramp at no cost. Following renovation of that launch ramp in 2010, I and many others were shocked to find out (often by finding a warning on our windshields) that our Golden Age Passes were no longer useable for this ramp (and the boat launching fee doubled)
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