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By Tim Warren and Tim Warren,Sun Travel Editor | June 30, 1991
One of the best things about Washington is that it's easy to escape from. You can reach the mountains or the beach in a few hours -- given there's no backup on the Capital Beltway, of course. Or you can simply retreat to the middle of the city to the peace and quiet of Rock Creek Park.The park is where Washingtonians have gone for more than 100 years. This forested oasis of 1,754 acres (an additional 4,193 acres of Rock Creek Park lie in Montgomery County) features hiking, biking, horseback riding, picnicking, golf and tennis, but perhaps what it offers offers best is the opportunity to enjoy a true wooded getaway right in the heart of Washington.
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By Liz Clarke and The Washington Post | April 26, 2012
The Legg Mason Tennis Classic, a staple of the late-summer sporting scene in the Washington area for more than four decades, is getting a dramatic makeover that will include a new title sponsor, stadium upgrades and shared billing with an existing tournament for rising women's players. The key development driving the changes is a new title sponsor in Citigroup, which will replace Baltimore-based Legg Mason after an 18-year association with the hard-court classic. To be known as the Citi Open, the tournament will remain at Washington's William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center in Rock Creek Park.
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By Richard Rainey and Richard Rainey,LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 25, 2004
WASHINGTON - For several months, people had been seeing them among the trees, most often in the long light of dusk: lithe, clandestine creatures slinking over the hillsides that mark the city limits. "I was driving up Oregon Avenue with my son, and somewhere about 7 in the evening, we both saw this dog-like mammal," said Frank Buchholz, who lives in the Chevy Chase section of Northwest Washington. "We both said, `Coyote.'" Buchholz questioned his assumption for days, until National Park Service ranger Ken Ferebee spotted a furry interloper Sept.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | January 16, 2011
A man was stabbed Sunday afternoon in Pasadena, but his injuries are not expected to be life-threatening. The stabbing occurred about 4:30 p.m. near 62 Bar Harbor Road, which is close to Rock Creek Park. The victim was being treated for his injuries at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, but a spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Police Department said he is expected to survive. Further information was not immediately available. mary.mccauley@baltsun.com
SPORTS
July 20, 1998
Where: FitzGerald Tennis Center, Rock Creek Park, 16th and Kennedy streets, NW, Washington, D.C.When: Sessions 4 and 7 p.m. daily today through Friday; semifinals Saturday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.; championship Sunday at 4 p.m.Field: 56 men's singles; 28 men's doubles.1997 champion: Michael Chang.Purse: $700,000. $90,000 to winner.Tickets: Available for all sessions at the gate or by calling 410-481-SEAT.Pub Date: 7/20/98
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | January 16, 2011
A man was stabbed Sunday afternoon in Pasadena, but his injuries are not expected to be life-threatening. The stabbing occurred about 4:30 p.m. near 62 Bar Harbor Road, which is close to Rock Creek Park. The victim was being treated for his injuries at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, but a spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Police Department said he is expected to survive. Further information was not immediately available. mary.mccauley@baltsun.com
NEWS
January 28, 1993
Tax power sought to pay for playground repairsThe communities of Pine Grove Village and Cottage Grove Beach are seeking status as special tax districts to pay for erosion-damage repairs to the community playground.An ordinance creating the Pine Grove Shore Erosion Control District -- for both communities -- will be considered at a public hearing at the County Council meeting Monday.The state will provide the county with an interest-free loan of $33,300 for the design and construction of timber bulkheading to prevent further erosion at the Pine Grove Village Playground, in the 100 block of Sandy Beach Drive.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 17, 2001
WASHINGTON - District and U.S. Park police swarmed through tall grass yesterday in a park where Chandra Levy often jogged, but they found only suspected animal bones after a long day of searching. The latest move by police came after the revelation by investigators that Levy apparently had used her laptop computer to scan a Web site about the Klingle Mansion section of Rock Creek Park on May 1, the day after she was last seen in public. The park area is about two miles north of the apartment where she lived.
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By Howard Henry Chen | August 7, 1994
Ancient tombsVisitors to the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan can see for the first time the excavations of the Moche tombs of Sipan, Peru. The Moche were a pre-Inca civilization that dominated northern Peru from A.D. 100 to 800. Some of the artifacts, which include glittering gold scepters, headdresses and jewelry, had been on the black market for years, plundered by looters.A raid of suspected looters' homes by Peruvian authorities led to scientific excavation near the village of Sipan beginning in 1987.
NEWS
By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | May 23, 2002
WASHINGTON - A man walking his dog in heavily wooded parkland yesterday came upon the remains of Chandra Levy, police said, ending a yearlong hunt for the former government intern but failing to resolve the mystery surrounding her death. Levy's remains were found scattered on a steep hill in Rock Creek Park at 9:30 a.m., when a man hunting for turtles was led by his dog to a skull obscured by leaves and dirt. Early yesterday evening, District Police Chief Charles H. Ramsey announced that medical examiners had confirmed the identity of the remains by comparing them with Levy's dental records.
NEWS
By KAREN NITKIN and KAREN NITKIN,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 16, 2006
Not only was it a dark and stormy night -- it was muggy, too. But that didn't stop the recently formed Friends of Back Creek Park from going to work. Members of the nonprofit organization met for several hours Wednesday night during intermittent thunderstorms to plant native grasses in the small Back Creek Park in Annapolis. "We had nine hearty souls dancing around the lightning bolts," said Mel Wilkins, a group member. The grasses, planted along the shoreline that the group had recently rehabilitated, will serve several purposes: They will be food for ducks and a place for fish to lay eggs, and they will prevent erosion, Wilkins said.
NEWS
By Richard Rainey and Richard Rainey,LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 25, 2004
WASHINGTON - For several months, people had been seeing them among the trees, most often in the long light of dusk: lithe, clandestine creatures slinking over the hillsides that mark the city limits. "I was driving up Oregon Avenue with my son, and somewhere about 7 in the evening, we both saw this dog-like mammal," said Frank Buchholz, who lives in the Chevy Chase section of Northwest Washington. "We both said, `Coyote.'" Buchholz questioned his assumption for days, until National Park Service ranger Ken Ferebee spotted a furry interloper Sept.
NEWS
By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | May 23, 2002
WASHINGTON - A man walking his dog in heavily wooded parkland yesterday came upon the remains of Chandra Levy, police said, ending a yearlong hunt for the former government intern but failing to resolve the mystery surrounding her death. Levy's remains were found scattered on a steep hill in Rock Creek Park at 9:30 a.m., when a man hunting for turtles was led by his dog to a skull obscured by leaves and dirt. Early yesterday evening, District Police Chief Charles H. Ramsey announced that medical examiners had confirmed the identity of the remains by comparing them with Levy's dental records.
NEWS
By LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 17, 2001
WASHINGTON - District and U.S. Park police swarmed through tall grass yesterday in a park where Chandra Levy often jogged, but they found only suspected animal bones after a long day of searching. The latest move by police came after the revelation by investigators that Levy apparently had used her laptop computer to scan a Web site about the Klingle Mansion section of Rock Creek Park on May 1, the day after she was last seen in public. The park area is about two miles north of the apartment where she lived.
SPORTS
July 20, 1998
Where: FitzGerald Tennis Center, Rock Creek Park, 16th and Kennedy streets, NW, Washington, D.C.When: Sessions 4 and 7 p.m. daily today through Friday; semifinals Saturday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.; championship Sunday at 4 p.m.Field: 56 men's singles; 28 men's doubles.1997 champion: Michael Chang.Purse: $700,000. $90,000 to winner.Tickets: Available for all sessions at the gate or by calling 410-481-SEAT.Pub Date: 7/20/98
FEATURES
By Howard Henry Chen | August 7, 1994
Ancient tombsVisitors to the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan can see for the first time the excavations of the Moche tombs of Sipan, Peru. The Moche were a pre-Inca civilization that dominated northern Peru from A.D. 100 to 800. Some of the artifacts, which include glittering gold scepters, headdresses and jewelry, had been on the black market for years, plundered by looters.A raid of suspected looters' homes by Peruvian authorities led to scientific excavation near the village of Sipan beginning in 1987.
SPORTS
By Liz Clarke and The Washington Post | April 26, 2012
The Legg Mason Tennis Classic, a staple of the late-summer sporting scene in the Washington area for more than four decades, is getting a dramatic makeover that will include a new title sponsor, stadium upgrades and shared billing with an existing tournament for rising women's players. The key development driving the changes is a new title sponsor in Citigroup, which will replace Baltimore-based Legg Mason after an 18-year association with the hard-court classic. To be known as the Citi Open, the tournament will remain at Washington's William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center in Rock Creek Park.
NEWS
By KAREN NITKIN and KAREN NITKIN,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 16, 2006
Not only was it a dark and stormy night -- it was muggy, too. But that didn't stop the recently formed Friends of Back Creek Park from going to work. Members of the nonprofit organization met for several hours Wednesday night during intermittent thunderstorms to plant native grasses in the small Back Creek Park in Annapolis. "We had nine hearty souls dancing around the lightning bolts," said Mel Wilkins, a group member. The grasses, planted along the shoreline that the group had recently rehabilitated, will serve several purposes: They will be food for ducks and a place for fish to lay eggs, and they will prevent erosion, Wilkins said.
NEWS
January 28, 1993
Tax power sought to pay for playground repairsThe communities of Pine Grove Village and Cottage Grove Beach are seeking status as special tax districts to pay for erosion-damage repairs to the community playground.An ordinance creating the Pine Grove Shore Erosion Control District -- for both communities -- will be considered at a public hearing at the County Council meeting Monday.The state will provide the county with an interest-free loan of $33,300 for the design and construction of timber bulkheading to prevent further erosion at the Pine Grove Village Playground, in the 100 block of Sandy Beach Drive.
FEATURES
By Tim Warren and Tim Warren,Sun Travel Editor | June 30, 1991
One of the best things about Washington is that it's easy to escape from. You can reach the mountains or the beach in a few hours -- given there's no backup on the Capital Beltway, of course. Or you can simply retreat to the middle of the city to the peace and quiet of Rock Creek Park.The park is where Washingtonians have gone for more than 100 years. This forested oasis of 1,754 acres (an additional 4,193 acres of Rock Creek Park lie in Montgomery County) features hiking, biking, horseback riding, picnicking, golf and tennis, but perhaps what it offers offers best is the opportunity to enjoy a true wooded getaway right in the heart of Washington.
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