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By Maria Newman and Maria Newman,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 13, 2000
Nathan A. Schomber probably learned a lesson at a wilderness park last month, when he picked up a rattlesnake and was bitten. And a further lesson when he had an allergic reaction to the antivenin and spent several days in an intensive care unit. But the National Park Service is driving the lesson home: It is fining Schomber $50 for picking up the snake to begin with. Schomber, 26, who is from Alloway in southern New Jersey, picked up the snake on July 18 in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, even though signs and park officials warn visitors not to. He was attending the Appalachian Mountain Club wilderness awareness school, and had taught wilderness classes himself, officials say he told them.
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By Beverly Beyette and Beverly Beyette,CATALINA, ARIZ | December 17, 2006
CATALINA, ARIZ. / / The bedtime "mint" on my pillow was a small, green card with a Chinese symbol and the word "joy." Flipping it over, I read, "Joy is inside you ... the simple feeling that lies within you" -- in short, "Life in Balance," the mantra of Miraval Health Spa Resort in the Sonoran Desert about 20 miles north of downtown Tucson. The literature in my room told me that the "i" in Miraval is me, that the spa's goal is to relax me, make me feel cared for and thus able to see things more clearly and be better prepared for life's challenges.
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By Elizabeth Large and Elizabeth Large,SUN RESTAURANT CRITIC | May 17, 1998
Because of a computer error, the ratings in Sunday's review of Ashley M's Restaurant in the Home & Family section were incorrect. They should have read: food:***, service: ***, atmosphere: ***The Sun regrets the errors.Am I missing something, or is there a reason Ashley M's doesn't draw a crowd every night? This pleasant, moderately priced restaurant is the newest venture of Ed Rogers, chef and owner of La Tesso Tana. It has the relaxed feeling of a neighborhood spot; but with its white tablecloths and good-looking decor, Ashley M's is nice enough for a special occasion.
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By Eric Hand and Eric Hand,Knight Ridder / Tribune | July 8, 2005
Paco has a killer poker face. The young timber rattlesnake, coiled and camouflaged beside a log in the Tyson Research Center near Eureka, Mo., offers a steely stare. He doesn't give up his position with a rattle or a tongue flicker. And he can't blink. For sheer cold-blooded indifference, rattlesnakes are unrivaled. They can remain motionless for days. But track 28 of the venomous pit vipers for six years, as Washington University researchers have, and the snakes reveal slightly more flamboyant behavior.
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By Dr. Simeon Margolis | November 20, 1990
Q: While on a camping trip in Western Maryland, we were surprised by a large snake lying across the trail. We did not know if the snake was poisonous, and no one was bitten, but we realized that we did not know whether there are poisonous snakes in Maryland or what to do in case of a snakebite.A: Two types of poisonous snakes are found in Maryland: the timber rattlesnake in the western third of the state and in a small area north of Baltimore, and the copperhead found throughout the state except in the central part of the Eastern Shore.
NEWS
July 22, 1991
RIDDLE: What's worse than finding a rattlesnake in your Baltimore-area backyard?Answer: Finding an adolescent rattlesnake.Knockdown: Ha. You don't have to worry about rattlesnakes in metro Baltimore. Out in the Western Maryland mountains; that's another matter, though.Perspective: Lots of folks who grew up in the Baltimore Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area heard that piece of nature lore early. Local scouts are still being taught the same thing.Twist: Don't believe quite everything you hear as a kid.Improved Research: Except for two places, rattlesnakes don't live on the Piedmont Plateau, which includes all of metropolitan Baltimore, says Herbert S. Harris, curator of herpetology for the Natural History Society of Maryland and, it so happens, rattlesnake researcher.
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By Ray Sasser and Ray Sasser,Dallas Morning News | April 28, 1991
CAMP VERDE, Texas -- The big rattlesnake's wake resembled the trail of a sinuous motorboat cutting through the clear water of the Cypress Springs Ranch lake in Kerr County about 100 miles west of Austin, Texas.Occasionally, the sinister reptile would lift its head a foot or so out of the water, apparently to take bearings on the distant bank, about 300 yards away. Why did the rattler cross the lake? That's a mystery. Why didn't the snake simply crawl around the adjacent dam? That's an even bigger mystery.
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Staff writer | December 19, 1990
MANCHESTER - Some gravesites in an obscure High Street backyard date almost to the beginnings of this 225-year-old town.But town historical officials are trying to lift those old gravesites and the small, former church cemetery out of obscurity."
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By Pat Brodowski and Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 7, 2001
THE "RATTLESNAKE RIDGE" march is so new, it will debut as a highlight in the Sousa Style Concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the auditorium of Westminster High School. Eighth-grade instrumentalists at Shiloh Middle School composed the snappy march from a group of melodies they wrote and scored for band in a music composition "mini-course" taught by Philip Stephenson, instrumental music instructor at the school. Glenn Patterson conducts a professional band that assembles once each year to give the Sousa Style Concert.
NEWS
August 5, 1991
'The Red Man Had Heroes, Too'Editor: Bill Rettburg's letter of July 10 decries the proposed re-naming of the Custer Battlefield National Park to the Little Big Horn National Park as revisionist history. There is nothing wrong in revising history to reflect factual interpretation rather than emotional response of the moment.The battle of the Little Big Horn was not only Custer's last stand, it was also the Indians' last stand. Never again did the Indians gather in such strength to offer major resistance.
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By Pat Brodowski and Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 7, 2001
THE "RATTLESNAKE RIDGE" march is so new, it will debut as a highlight in the Sousa Style Concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the auditorium of Westminster High School. Eighth-grade instrumentalists at Shiloh Middle School composed the snappy march from a group of melodies they wrote and scored for band in a music composition "mini-course" taught by Philip Stephenson, instrumental music instructor at the school. Glenn Patterson conducts a professional band that assembles once each year to give the Sousa Style Concert.
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By Maria Newman and Maria Newman,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 13, 2000
Nathan A. Schomber probably learned a lesson at a wilderness park last month, when he picked up a rattlesnake and was bitten. And a further lesson when he had an allergic reaction to the antivenin and spent several days in an intensive care unit. But the National Park Service is driving the lesson home: It is fining Schomber $50 for picking up the snake to begin with. Schomber, 26, who is from Alloway in southern New Jersey, picked up the snake on July 18 in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, even though signs and park officials warn visitors not to. He was attending the Appalachian Mountain Club wilderness awareness school, and had taught wilderness classes himself, officials say he told them.
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By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | September 15, 1998
More than a dozen people from Spa Cove and surrounding communities showed up at Annapolis City Hall last night to support and to oppose a city measure that would be one of the strictest pit bull laws in the nation.The measure, introduced at the Annapolis City Council meeting last night, would require pit bull owners to be at least 25 years old, carry $500,000 in liability insurance, pay registration fees and report the birth of any puppies.A public hearing on the bill is scheduled Oct. 5 in City Council chambers.
FEATURES
By Elizabeth Large and Elizabeth Large,SUN RESTAURANT CRITIC | May 17, 1998
Because of a computer error, the ratings in Sunday's review of Ashley M's Restaurant in the Home & Family section were incorrect. They should have read: food:***, service: ***, atmosphere: ***The Sun regrets the errors.Am I missing something, or is there a reason Ashley M's doesn't draw a crowd every night? This pleasant, moderately priced restaurant is the newest venture of Ed Rogers, chef and owner of La Tesso Tana. It has the relaxed feeling of a neighborhood spot; but with its white tablecloths and good-looking decor, Ashley M's is nice enough for a special occasion.
FEATURES
By Rob Kasper | October 1, 1997
WHILE I HAVE long believed the adage that "the best fruit is at the top of the tree," I have rarely put this belief into practice. I wasn't willing to climb very high or work very hard to get the good stuff.I figured that if a fruit chose to reside in some hard-to-reach location, it was a sign that the fruit, like Greta Garbo, wanted to be left alone. I was content to feast on life's conveniently-located fruit.Until last weekend. That was when I tasted wild blueberries fetched from a remote island in the middle of a distant New Hampshire lake.
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By Carl Schoettler and Carl Schoettler,SUN STAFF | October 26, 1995
Brother Carl Porter lugged a thick, melancholy, yellow-phase timber rattlesnake as big as they come into the homecoming meeting at the Old Rock House Holiness Church on Sand Mountain in Alabama."
TRAVEL
By Beverly Beyette and Beverly Beyette,CATALINA, ARIZ | December 17, 2006
CATALINA, ARIZ. / / The bedtime "mint" on my pillow was a small, green card with a Chinese symbol and the word "joy." Flipping it over, I read, "Joy is inside you ... the simple feeling that lies within you" -- in short, "Life in Balance," the mantra of Miraval Health Spa Resort in the Sonoran Desert about 20 miles north of downtown Tucson. The literature in my room told me that the "i" in Miraval is me, that the spa's goal is to relax me, make me feel cared for and thus able to see things more clearly and be better prepared for life's challenges.
FEATURES
By Rob Kasper | October 1, 1997
WHILE I HAVE long believed the adage that "the best fruit is at the top of the tree," I have rarely put this belief into practice. I wasn't willing to climb very high or work very hard to get the good stuff.I figured that if a fruit chose to reside in some hard-to-reach location, it was a sign that the fruit, like Greta Garbo, wanted to be left alone. I was content to feast on life's conveniently-located fruit.Until last weekend. That was when I tasted wild blueberries fetched from a remote island in the middle of a distant New Hampshire lake.
NEWS
August 5, 1991
'The Red Man Had Heroes, Too'Editor: Bill Rettburg's letter of July 10 decries the proposed re-naming of the Custer Battlefield National Park to the Little Big Horn National Park as revisionist history. There is nothing wrong in revising history to reflect factual interpretation rather than emotional response of the moment.The battle of the Little Big Horn was not only Custer's last stand, it was also the Indians' last stand. Never again did the Indians gather in such strength to offer major resistance.
NEWS
July 22, 1991
RIDDLE: What's worse than finding a rattlesnake in your Baltimore-area backyard?Answer: Finding an adolescent rattlesnake.Knockdown: Ha. You don't have to worry about rattlesnakes in metro Baltimore. Out in the Western Maryland mountains; that's another matter, though.Perspective: Lots of folks who grew up in the Baltimore Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area heard that piece of nature lore early. Local scouts are still being taught the same thing.Twist: Don't believe quite everything you hear as a kid.Improved Research: Except for two places, rattlesnakes don't live on the Piedmont Plateau, which includes all of metropolitan Baltimore, says Herbert S. Harris, curator of herpetology for the Natural History Society of Maryland and, it so happens, rattlesnake researcher.
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