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By JOAN FELDMAN and JOAN FELDMAN,Special to the Sun | August 28, 2005
A Memorable Place Petra, the hidden city built by nomadic Arab traders called Nab-ataeans, had always been one of my fantasy destinations, so I was thrilled when my daughter, Marian, asked me to travel through Jordan with her before she participated in a workshop for Iraqi scholars. More than 2,000 years old, Petra was the main attraction for us, and the site exceeded our expectations. We approached the vast complex of ruins through the Siq, a narrow gorge winding through lofty cliffs for about three-quarters of a mile.
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By JOAN FELDMAN and JOAN FELDMAN,Special to the Sun | August 28, 2005
A Memorable Place Petra, the hidden city built by nomadic Arab traders called Nab-ataeans, had always been one of my fantasy destinations, so I was thrilled when my daughter, Marian, asked me to travel through Jordan with her before she participated in a workshop for Iraqi scholars. More than 2,000 years old, Petra was the main attraction for us, and the site exceeded our expectations. We approached the vast complex of ruins through the Siq, a narrow gorge winding through lofty cliffs for about three-quarters of a mile.
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NEWS
By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,Gilbert Lewthwaite is a correspondent for The Sun | October 21, 1990
Petra, Jordan--Perhaps it was Ismail's desire to put a modern spin on ancient history.Standing in front of the sun-baked Treasury, the most famous of this fabled city's monuments, he told a story of how the Romans had driven the Nabateans out of this mountainous stronghold in the second century.They had, he said, used a blockade, a primitive but effectiv version of what the United Nations is currently applying against Iraq, which is just across the shimmering sands. The Romans' masterstroke was to cut the Nabateans' water supply, a sophisticated system of channels carved through the mountains and pipes made of fine ceramics.
NEWS
June 1, 2005
On Monday, May 30, 2005, ROBERT "Rob" ANDREW SIMON of Henderson, MD, formerly of Pasadena; son of Petra "Toni" Simon; husband of Debra Ann; father of Wanda Kehring and husband Jerry , Bobbie Garzon and husband Ivan, and Cassie Goetz and husband Jeff; brother of Angel Torres, Sr., and Angel Torres, Jr., Aida Bastien, Paula Simon, and Shirley Romanowski; grandfather of four, plus one expected grandchild. Visitation will be held at Fleegle and Helfenbein Funeral Home, P. A on both Wednesday June 1, 2005 and Thursday June 2, 2005 from 7 to 9 P.M. where the service will be held Friday, June 03, 2005, at 11 A.M. Interment will follow in the Greensboro Cemetery.
NEWS
By John Kifner and John Kifner,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | November 12, 2003
NEW YORK - Petra, that Jordanian "rose-red city half as old as time," is a spectacular place where a narrow, dark ravine suddenly opens into a vista of massive temples with Hellenic columns and pediments carved into red sandstone cliffs. It was the capital of the Nabateans, whose sophisticated trading culture flourished from the first century B.C. to the third century A.D., then vanished. "It's truly awe-inspiring," said Craig Morris, co-curator of a major exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History, Petra: Lost City of Stone, which is to opened recently.
NEWS
March 12, 2003
Suddenly, on March 7, 2003; LYNN K. JOHNSON. Beloved daughter of Clarence and Mary Johnson. Leaves to cherish her memory her daughter Petra; god-mother and other close relatives and friends. On View Thursday from 1 to 8 PM at the Joseph G. Locks Funeral Home, 1304 N. Central Avenue. Wake, Friday 10 AM. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 AM at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church at Caroline and Oliver Streets. Interment in Western Cemetery on Edmondson Avenue.
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By Angela Winter Ney and Angela Winter Ney,Sun Staff Writer | February 10, 1994
A new cache of scrolls that may shed light on the early Christian church was unearthed two months ago in Petra, Jordan, a Dead Sea scrolls expert told an Anne Arundel church this week.P. Kyle McCarter, the William Foxwell Albright Professor of Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at Johns Hopkins University, spoke Sunday in the last of four lectures he presented recently at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church in Severna Park.Experts believe the find -- 40 to 50 unopened, fire-charred papyrus scrolls -- may contain the private papers of a fourth- to fifth-century Christian bishop, Flavianus, who apparently was exiled for heresy to Petra for the last six years of his life.
NEWS
March 5, 2004
On March 2, 2004, WENDEL JOSE VILLACARLOS SR.; beloved husband of Melanie Ann (nee Chaillou); devoted father of Lauren E. and Wendel J. Villacarlos Jr.; loving stepfather of J.R. Perez; dear son of Raphael and Petra Villacarlos; loving son-in-law of Leo and Deborah Chaillou. Also survived by five brothers, one sister, and many dear relatives and friends. Funeral Services will be held at the family owned Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk, Inc., 7922 Wise Avenue, on Saturday at 5 P.M. Interment private.
FEATURES
By STEPHEN HUNTER and STEPHEN HUNTER,SUN FILM CRITIC | February 16, 1996
"When Night Is Falling" is a glitzy, near-porn film the Charles has brought in to rotate with the refined "Shanghai Triad." It's a lesbian seduction drama, filmed by Patricia Rozema in the gauzy, opulent style of the kind of high-end porn that you don't have to wrap in brown paper.The movie is very programmatic: repressed Camille (Pascale Bussieres) is a theology professor at a conservative Protestant college in Canada, sharing a not terribly passionate affair with co-professor Martin (Henry Czerny)
NEWS
June 1, 2005
On Monday, May 30, 2005, ROBERT "Rob" ANDREW SIMON of Henderson, MD, formerly of Pasadena; son of Petra "Toni" Simon; husband of Debra Ann; father of Wanda Kehring and husband Jerry , Bobbie Garzon and husband Ivan, and Cassie Goetz and husband Jeff; brother of Angel Torres, Sr., and Angel Torres, Jr., Aida Bastien, Paula Simon, and Shirley Romanowski; grandfather of four, plus one expected grandchild. Visitation will be held at Fleegle and Helfenbein Funeral Home, P. A on both Wednesday June 1, 2005 and Thursday June 2, 2005 from 7 to 9 P.M. where the service will be held Friday, June 03, 2005, at 11 A.M. Interment will follow in the Greensboro Cemetery.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Cromelin and Richard Cromelin,LOS ANGELES TIMES | March 20, 2005
It's not exactly that Petra Haden isn't taking this thing seriously. It's just that it was really a private project taken on as an exercise, and she had no intention of playing it for anyone except friends, primarily Mike Watt, the Los Angeles musician who challenged her to try it in the first place. Anyway, who in the world would want a start-to-finish, home-recorded re-creation of the Who's classic 1967 album The Who Sell Out, done entirely a cappella, with Haden's multi-tracked singing emulating every instrumental and vocal line of the original?
FEATURES
February 4, 2005
In the News Harry Potter and the Internet credit card scheme J.K. Rowling says Internet hucksters who claim to be selling electronic copies of her latest Harry Potter saga are actually running a scheme to steal credit card numbers and bank information. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince won't be published until July 16 and is not available as an e-book, the writer warned. Her legal team shut down one fraudulent Web site but fears others may surface. Police suspect organized crime gangs from Eastern Europe are behind the scheme.
NEWS
March 5, 2004
On March 2, 2004, WENDEL JOSE VILLACARLOS SR.; beloved husband of Melanie Ann (nee Chaillou); devoted father of Lauren E. and Wendel J. Villacarlos Jr.; loving stepfather of J.R. Perez; dear son of Raphael and Petra Villacarlos; loving son-in-law of Leo and Deborah Chaillou. Also survived by five brothers, one sister, and many dear relatives and friends. Funeral Services will be held at the family owned Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk, Inc., 7922 Wise Avenue, on Saturday at 5 P.M. Interment private.
NEWS
By John Kifner and John Kifner,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | November 12, 2003
NEW YORK - Petra, that Jordanian "rose-red city half as old as time," is a spectacular place where a narrow, dark ravine suddenly opens into a vista of massive temples with Hellenic columns and pediments carved into red sandstone cliffs. It was the capital of the Nabateans, whose sophisticated trading culture flourished from the first century B.C. to the third century A.D., then vanished. "It's truly awe-inspiring," said Craig Morris, co-curator of a major exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History, Petra: Lost City of Stone, which is to opened recently.
NEWS
By Karen Klages and Karen Klages,Special to the Sun | June 1, 2003
Knitting, pleating, embroidery, quilting -- you would think this was a craft fair. And in a way, the 15th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair, which was held recently in New York and featured more than 450 exhibitors as well as a slew of design events around the city, was something of a touch fest. As contemporary and modern design goes, there are periods when austerity prevails. Sharp lines and right angles define products. Texture is viewed as excessive. Machine is god. And then there are moments when the opposite is true and curves return.
SPORTS
By Charles Bricker and Charles Bricker,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 29, 2003
PARIS - Maybe it wasn't the shriek heard round the world, but it couldn't have been missed in any part of the bullring-shaped No. 1 court at Roland Garros. "My ears are still ringing," agent Jill Smoller said jokingly yesterday, a half-hour after Ashley Harkleroad had pulled the first big upset of the women's tournament at the French Open. Harkleroad, an 18-year-old USTA ingenue, whipped No. 9 seed Daniela Hantuchova, 7-6 (2), 4-6, 9-7, in a 3-hour, 8-minute match that was so filled with ups and downs it felt at times like an 80-mile-an-hour ride on a ribbon road.
NEWS
By Dan Fesperman and Dan Fesperman,Staff Writer | October 3, 1993
AMMAN, Jordan -- For the past 45 years, the desert kingdom of Jordan has looked west and seen a curious mirage. Its effect has been powerful, making commercial airliners fly the wrong way for hundreds of miles, causing mail and phone calls to disappear into oblivion and making travelers spend days crossing a muddy old river no wider than a creek.It has even confused mapmakers. The mapmakers here still claim in big bold letters that Jordan's western neighbor is the nation of Palestine, stretching clear to the Mediterranean Sea.This is not some kind of Bermuda Triangle mystery.
FEATURES
By New York Times News Service | September 3, 1995
Q: My wife and I would like to combine a visit to Israel and Jordan, particularly Petra, in December or January. Is there any way to do so from New York?A: You won't have difficulty making arrangements from New York, particularly at the time of year you are traveling. Almost immediately after Jordan and Israel made peace in 1994, several U.S. tour companies began devising itineraries that included stops in Israel and Jordan.Petra, an ancient complex of temples, dwellings and tombs chiseled out of rose-colored rock, is often listed as a stop.
NEWS
March 12, 2003
Suddenly, on March 7, 2003; LYNN K. JOHNSON. Beloved daughter of Clarence and Mary Johnson. Leaves to cherish her memory her daughter Petra; god-mother and other close relatives and friends. On View Thursday from 1 to 8 PM at the Joseph G. Locks Funeral Home, 1304 N. Central Avenue. Wake, Friday 10 AM. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 AM at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church at Caroline and Oliver Streets. Interment in Western Cemetery on Edmondson Avenue.
SPORTS
By Glenn P. Graham and Glenn P. Graham,SUN STAFF | March 24, 2002
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Maybe nobody told the Harrisburg Heat it had been eliminated from the Major Indoor Soccer League playoffs the previous night. And maybe somebody should tell the Blast that while it currently holds the fourth and final spot, nothing can be taken for granted - particularly a last-place Heat team that came into last night's game with some added incentive. Fresh off a character-building win over the Philadelphia KiXX 24 hours before, the Blast was unable to sustain the positive swing, falling behind early last night and never challenging in a back-to-square-one 22-13 loss to the Heat before 4,282 at the Farm Show Arena.
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