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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2011
A young red river hog named Thomu, an animal which is also known as a bush pig, stands next to his mother, Dagamba in their habitat at the Berlin zoo on August 12. The piglet was born at the zoo on July 16. In the wild, red river hogs typically live in herds of six to 20 members led by a dominant boar. Photo by TOBIAS KLEINSCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images.
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2011
A young red river hog named Thomu, an animal which is also known as a bush pig, stands next to his mother, Dagamba in their habitat at the Berlin zoo on August 12. The piglet was born at the zoo on July 16. In the wild, red river hogs typically live in herds of six to 20 members led by a dominant boar. Photo by TOBIAS KLEINSCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | June 4, 2004
Howard Hawks' Red River, playing tomorrow at noon and Thursday at 9 p.m. at the Charles, memorializes the epic cattle drives of the post-Civil War United States in elating images of vast herds thundering through swirling, unspoiled landscapes. The movie is impressive both as a celebration of the Old West and a tough, ambivalent depiction of a ruthless pioneer. Range baron Tom Dunson (John Wayne) spearheads the first drive in history from Texas to the northern states and becomes the Captain Bligh of the Great North American Prairie, shunning people who disagree with him and shooting them for disloyalty.
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February 22, 2009
1 Fishin' for Dollars: Start your Sunday early like a real fisherman and see how the pros do it by watching taped highlights from Day 2 of the Bassmaster Classic on Louisiana's Red River (6 a.m., 8 a.m. ESPN2). 2 Penguins at Caps: These teams are headed in opposite directions, but Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin are always worth at least a quick look while you're channel surfing (12:30 p.m., Ch. 11). 3 ACC men's rematch: No. 8 Wake Forest tries for a regular-season sweep of No. 9 Duke (7:30 p.m., Comcast SportsNet)
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By MICHAEL SRAGOW | December 30, 2005
If the all-too-sane and tasteful Brokeback Mountain has whet your appetite for a gay cowboy movie, go out now and rent or buy Howard Hawks' magnificent Red River. Hawks couldn't resist toying with the emotions churning at the core of a homosocial world like that of cattle hands, and he sent these feelings hurtling to the surface in one hilarious milestone scene. John Ireland plays gunman Cherry (!) Valance. After he signs up to help Tom Dunson (John Wayne) bring off the first cattle drive from Texas to Missouri, he immediately engages Dunson's foster son and right-hand man, Matt Garth (Montgomery Clift)
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April 22, 1997
AS THE RED River raged over makeshift dikes futilely erected against its wrath in North Dakota, drowning cities beneath a column of water 26 feet above flood level, meteorologists were hard pressed to describe its magnitude in human chronology.A 500-year flood, some call it, a catastrophic weather event that would have occurred only once since Christopher Columbus arrived on the shores of the New World. Whether it could be termed a 700-year flood or a 300-year flood is open to question.The flood's size and power are unprecedented.
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By DALLAS MORNING NEWS | June 1, 1999
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Texas and Oklahoma finally have drawn a line in the sand -- literally -- in their decades-old feud over the Red River border.The two states formally agreed last week that their dividing line is the river's south bank, at the point where vegetation commences. Both legislatures endorsed the new state line. Gov. George W. Bush has signed the Texas measure into law.If Gov. Frank Keating approves the Oklahoma version, it's up to Congress to give final approval to the new boundary, aimed at ending jurisdictional confusion that long hampered law enforcement, wildlife officials and taxing authorities, among others.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | April 22, 1997
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Sitting in the emergency shelter, knowing that everything back home might be lost to the Red River flood, Deb Storey looked at her hand, gasped and began to cry.She had forgotten to wear the wedding ring her mother had left to her."So much has been lost," said Ms. Storey, 40, a bank employee, "and we don't know where it's going to end."The Red River crested at about 54 feet yesterday, nearly twice the flood stage. Officials said that it will be at least three weeks before residents can return.
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By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,SUN STAFF | June 14, 2002
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Just how deep was the Red River of the North in 1997 when it washed over this city and neighboring East Grand Forks, Minn.? Step inside the Grand Forks Herald's clock tower, built after the flood, and look up. Its ceiling stands at 54 feet - the river's depth at its worst. Or visit East Grand Forks' new Monticello-inspired City Hall across the river. Not to be outdone, the city put 54-foot ceilings in the lobby and adorned the building with 54 white columns. Both buildings are 97 feet tall, for the year of the flood.
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By Mary Corey and Mary Corey,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | April 13, 1997
FARGO, N.D. -- When the moment they feared most came and the Red River finally reached its crest yesterday, the town of Fargo was still standing. But people here didn't stop to celebrate. As usual, they worked.But in between manning water pumps and shoring up dikes, they allowed themselves a newfound luxury: hope. After months of punishing blizzards, ice storms and now floods, this stoic community began to warily believe that its endurance test against the elements may soon be won."I compare it to a pregnancy without the good outcome," says Yvonne Gunderson, 34, a homemaker who has volunteered with the flood effort.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | May 18, 2007
In John Wayne's best-loved non-Western, John Ford's 1952 The Quiet Man, he plays a boxer afraid of his own strength because he once killed a man in the ring. He does one of the slowest burns in film history, expressing the splutter with a hitch in his rolling walk and the way he dispatches a butt like a spear to the ground as if to say he finally means business. And his reluctance to be violent makes him likable, even noble. Look beneath the weathered surface and raucous high jinks of Wayne's trademark Westerns, and even the tortured complexities of Howard Hawks' Red River (1948)
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By Ted Gregory and Ted Gregory,Chicago Tribune | April 22, 2007
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- By virtually every barometer, this northern outpost that gave the world Cream of Wheat and a perennial college hockey powerhouse is on a run that makes real estate agents and urban planners salivate. In the past decade, the region added almost 12 percent more jobs. All the public schools are nearly new or rehabbed. A new river greenway twice the size of New York City's Central Park is a short walk from sold-out condos being built downtown. And, this afternoon, the city is hosting a free rib dinner in its stunning, multi-use arena.
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By MICHAEL SRAGOW | December 30, 2005
If the all-too-sane and tasteful Brokeback Mountain has whet your appetite for a gay cowboy movie, go out now and rent or buy Howard Hawks' magnificent Red River. Hawks couldn't resist toying with the emotions churning at the core of a homosocial world like that of cattle hands, and he sent these feelings hurtling to the surface in one hilarious milestone scene. John Ireland plays gunman Cherry (!) Valance. After he signs up to help Tom Dunson (John Wayne) bring off the first cattle drive from Texas to Missouri, he immediately engages Dunson's foster son and right-hand man, Matt Garth (Montgomery Clift)
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | June 4, 2004
Howard Hawks' Red River, playing tomorrow at noon and Thursday at 9 p.m. at the Charles, memorializes the epic cattle drives of the post-Civil War United States in elating images of vast herds thundering through swirling, unspoiled landscapes. The movie is impressive both as a celebration of the Old West and a tough, ambivalent depiction of a ruthless pioneer. Range baron Tom Dunson (John Wayne) spearheads the first drive in history from Texas to the northern states and becomes the Captain Bligh of the Great North American Prairie, shunning people who disagree with him and shooting them for disloyalty.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | August 1, 2003
Creative Alliance's "Baltimore Movie Museum" film series, a regular Wednesday night event programmed by George Figgs and Alana Roth, this week double-bills Howard Hawks' 1948 Red River and Nicholas Ray's 1954 Johnny Guitar under the title "Closet Hollywood." Ray's movie is a camp Western classic, but in Hawks' picture homosexual subtext is one element of an epic canvas. The key "gay" scene in Red River comes when John Ireland's gunslinger, after joining John Wayne's cattle drive, challenges Wayne's surrogate son and top lieutenant, Montgomery Clift, to a shooting contest.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | July 24, 2002
Chris Price is going where no Maryland angler has gone before: the BASS Masters Classic. The state has never been represented in what is called "the World Series of bass fishing," despite having some high-caliber reservoirs and rivers and a strong grass-roots network of fishing clubs. Even Japan and Zimbabwe managed to place competitors in the Classic before Maryland did. So it falls to Price, a roofing contractor from Church Hill, to plant the flag tomorrow in the 32nd Classic against 51 professional and top amateur anglers on Lay Lake, outside Birmingham, Ala. The three-day event has a top prize of $200,000 and endorsement deals that can increase the value to more than $1 million.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | August 1, 2003
Creative Alliance's "Baltimore Movie Museum" film series, a regular Wednesday night event programmed by George Figgs and Alana Roth, this week double-bills Howard Hawks' 1948 Red River and Nicholas Ray's 1954 Johnny Guitar under the title "Closet Hollywood." Ray's movie is a camp Western classic, but in Hawks' picture homosexual subtext is one element of an epic canvas. The key "gay" scene in Red River comes when John Ireland's gunslinger, after joining John Wayne's cattle drive, challenges Wayne's surrogate son and top lieutenant, Montgomery Clift, to a shooting contest.
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By Dana Klosner-Wehner and Dana Klosner-Wehner,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 25, 2002
LONG REACH resident Lt. Col. William S. Pachura, U.S. Air Force, retired, was honored at a reunion in Texas last month. But this reunion, May 28, was a little different than most - the retired fighter pilot was reunited with the plane he flew on 129 combat missions during the Vietnam War. Only about 200 of the 833 F-105s produced - the type of plane Pachura flew - survived the war, he said. Many of the pilots did not make it either. But this plane and this pilot survived. Pachura is described as modest and quiet by family members.
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By Dana Klosner-Wehner and Dana Klosner-Wehner,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 25, 2002
LONG REACH resident Lt. Col. William S. Pachura, U.S. Air Force, retired, was honored at a reunion in Texas last month. But this reunion, May 28, was a little different than most - the retired fighter pilot was reunited with the plane he flew on 129 combat missions during the Vietnam War. Only about 200 of the 833 F-105s produced - the type of plane Pachura flew - survived the war, he said. Many of the pilots did not make it either. But this plane and this pilot survived. Pachura is described as modest and quiet by family members.
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By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,SUN STAFF | June 14, 2002
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Just how deep was the Red River of the North in 1997 when it washed over this city and neighboring East Grand Forks, Minn.? Step inside the Grand Forks Herald's clock tower, built after the flood, and look up. Its ceiling stands at 54 feet - the river's depth at its worst. Or visit East Grand Forks' new Monticello-inspired City Hall across the river. Not to be outdone, the city put 54-foot ceilings in the lobby and adorned the building with 54 white columns. Both buildings are 97 feet tall, for the year of the flood.
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