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August 17, 2002
TO STROLL TOWARD the northernmost tip of Assateague Island is to approach an unusually stark and instructive dividing line. There, the Ocean City Inlet -- a 200-foot-wide path of powerful sea -- firmly separates a beach on steroids from the virtually undeveloped barrier island. To the north loom the resort city's signature Ferris wheel, its parade of beach-fry stands and its seemingly endless succession of high-rises. To the south, well into Virginia, are some 35 miles of open sand, waving seagrass and wild ponies, a beach often considered among the nation's very finest.
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By Chris Anderson and Special to The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2014
Editor's note: Each week, InsideMdSports.com provides this blog with a Maryland recruiting feature that previously appeared as premium content on its site. It was no secret that St. Thomas Aquinas High (Fla.) running back Deltron Sands wanted to be a Terp. He had announced more than a month ago that he likely would commit after his spring game. But just this past week, he decided against that. Or so he thought. On Friday night, he changed his mind again and decided to commit to Maryland, as originally planned.
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NEWS
January 7, 1992
State officials said the Ocean City sand dune replenishment program did its job when the resort city was hit by a northeaster on Saturday. Federal and state funds financed the project, and plans called for jointly spending $12 million to $13 million every four years or so repairing "normal" erosion.The Evening Sun wants to know if you think money should continue to be spent on this program.Call SUNDIAL, The Baltimore Sun's telephone information system, on a Touch-Tone phone. The call is local, and answers will be registered between 10 a.m. and midnight.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 13, 2014
By midmorning Tuesday, Naval Academy Midshipman Kevin Saxton had been awake for eight hours, tackled an obstacle course, survived an endurance run and beat his classmates with pugil sticks. Sweat dripping down his face as he scarfed down trail mix, Saxton said his day at the annual academy Sea Trials was already a success - a sweaty, sandy, muddy good time with his band of classmates in Annapolis. "It's a lot of fun. Pretty physically challenging," said Saxton, a systems engineering major from Grand Rapids, Mich., who aspires to be a Marine Corps pilot.
FEATURES
By TOM HORTON | July 17, 1994
Though it's a cool day for late spring and not even the weekend, vacationers' cars are pouring across the bridges into Ocean City. Dennis Dare, the resort's town manager, is feeling good about the state of his beach. "Clean and safe," he says, when asked the first words that come to mind to describe the 10-mile sand spit. To keep it that way, O. C. spends more than $1.5 million a year on lifeguards and nightly trash pickup and sand grooming.If Mr. Dare wanted to make a bad pun, he might say his town is feeling "pumped" about its future.
NEWS
By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff Writer | August 19, 1992
OCEAN CITY -- Inclement weather during the past week has once again delayed completion of a $12.5 million beach-replenishment project."We had severe northeast winds and torrential rain," said Nancy Howard, a state Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman. "We couldn't get anything done."The weather forced crews to stop pumping sand from the ocean for the resort's beaches, which were ravaged by a winter storm, Ms. Howard said.Pumping is expected to resume in several days and the project should be finished by September, Ms. Howard said.
NEWS
October 7, 1993
An Edgewater property owner has proposed building seven stone groins -- low walls to reduce shoreline erosion -- and dumping 95 cubic yards of new sand along the South River waterfront adjacent to the Londontowne Public House.Harikant C. Shah, who owns property in the 800 block of Londontown Road, has asked the Army Corps of Engineers for a permit to disturb the waterfront. The Corps will accept public comment on potential environmental or navigational impacts until Oct. 18.For more information, call Rebekah Hicks at 962-6012.
FEATURES
By Linda Geeson and Linda Geeson,Ocean City Bureau of The Sun | June 28, 1991
Ocean City -- They say it's all in fun, that they're just in it to have a good time. But you don't spend six hours of your vacation sweating like a pig, getting sunburned and lugging buckets of water on the beach without some dreams of glory."
ENTERTAINMENT
By Lori Sears | June 13, 2002
Think you're pretty good at making sand castles? Pretty confident with that little plastic shovel and bucket, are you? Well, how about seeing some real pros take to the sand? Eight teams of architects will compete to build awe-inspiring sand sculptures at "City Sand 2002" at the Harborplace Amphitheatre Saturday. Their goal will be to build creative and imaginative sculptures in celebration of our nation's flag. The public is invited to watch the architects build from start to finish.
SPORTS
By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,London Bureau of The Sun | March 9, 1995
BIRMINGHAM, England -- Romance collided with mathematics. And for a change, romance won.That's the simplest way to explain how American pairs skaters Jenni Meno and Todd Sand found themselves on a victory platform last night with matching World Championship bronze medals draped around their necks."
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Janell Sutherland and For The Baltimore Sun | November 18, 2013
Last week, teams raced to Abu Dhabi, where it was hot. I decided to cheer for the Bunny Wives, and they came in last place. But they were saved by a non-elimination round. What will happen tonight? Still in Abu Dhabi, teams have to drive themselves to some sand dunes. But first! Remember the bag of Viking coins that they dug up in Norway? If they arrange the coins in the order that they're stenciled on the bag, and then turn them over, they'll have the numeric code to unlock their car. Do you know who already cracked the code?
NEWS
Thomas F. Schaller | October 15, 2013
House Republicans shut down the government to prevent the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The GOP controls neither the White House nor Senate, and Republicans enjoy their House majority despite collectively receiving more than 1 million fewer votes nationwide in 2012 than Democratic House candidates did. The House GOP is a minority masked as a majority, one that has used its control of one branch to hold the rest of the government hostage...
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By Chris Kaltenbach and The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2013
Sadly, The Force may be of no help here... A massive sand dune, racing across the Tunisian desert at some 15 meters a year, is threatening the Tatooine village of Mos Espa -- or at least the movie set that doubled for a young Anakin Skywalker's village in the 1997 film, "Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. " Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory researcher Ralph Lorenz, writing for The Planetary Society, says the set is in danger of being swallowed up what scientists call a barchan -- a massive, moving crescent of sand.
NEWS
By Mike Tidwell | July 17, 2013
I'm walking from Camp David to the White House starting Friday - 100 miles in the July heat. I'm doing this to honor the 19 firefighters who died fighting a wildfire near Prescott, Ariz., on June 30. These men died particularly horrifying deaths doing particularly heroic deeds. I'm also walking to honor the 50 men and women who died during the oil tanker train explosion this month in Lac-Megantic, Canada. My eight-day walk - joined by scores of other Marylanders and citizens from around the nation - will serve to memorialize these people as victims of tragically interconnected factors.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2013
The advertising executive behind the "Show Your Soft Side" anti-animal abuse campaign sued the city Tuesday in federal court, alleging that city officials are trying to take ownership of her idea, jeopardizing her plans to expand it to other cities. In the federal complaint, Sande Riesett alleged that city lawyers threatened to sue her over the ownership of the campaign's slogans. The complaint asks a federal judge to declare that Riesett is the sole owner of the campaign. The suit does not ask for monetary damages.
TRAVEL
By Aviva Woolf, The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2013
Ocean City Wine in the Park Saturday morning drinking in your bathrobe at home might be frowned on, but drinking at 11 a.m. at the Wine in the Park Festival is perfectly OK. Try new wines and microbrew beers while enjoying live music by Bird Dog and the Road Kings and other local musicians. Vendors will display items that include cigars and sunglasses. Hire a baby sitter or bring the kids along - those under 12 get in free. A designated driver program is also available.
NEWS
By Laura Sullivan and Laura Sullivan,SUN STAFF | October 2, 1998
Lured by a sweeping, unobstructed view of the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the Patapsco River, relatives looking for a dramatic eternal resting place have been littering the beachfront at Venice on the Bay with the cremated ashes of loved ones.Residents of the little waterfront community don't like it.Six times in the past six weeks, they say, people have thrown ashes -- a human's cremated remains usually fill a gallon jug -- in the water residents swim in, sometimes while they are swimming.
NEWS
By Staff Report | August 15, 1993
Baltimore County schools and parks can obtain sand for play areas tomorrow, the day after customers and local celebrities demolish Westview Mall's 40-ton sand sculpture of Oriole Park at Camden Yards.Public institutions can pick up sand from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. Monday. Arrangements: 744-5650.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Laura Lefavor, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2013
You say Rover wants to roam, but your postage-stamp backyard isn't cutting it? Clearly, you and your pooch need to take advantage of the nearest friendly neighborhood dog park. Not that every neighborhood has one, or that they're all created equal. Some technically aren't "dog parks" at all. But people bring their dogs there anyway. The classic dog park is a fenced-in area where dogs and their people are welcome, but leashes are strictly verboten. Some are urban oases, some are within larger parks, and some are even on the beach, where sticks tossed into the water don't stand a chance.
NEWS
By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | May 4, 2013
It was just after noon Saturday and a large blue-crab-mobile was drifting out into the harbor with four students from Arbutus Middle School aboard and unable to steer. The problem? A thrown sock puppet that had damaged their controls. The absurd moment captured the spirit of the annual Kinetic Sculpture Race, now in its 15th year, even down to the puppet as the source of mischief — carrying one is a requirement of the competition. School principal Michelle Feeney watched anxiously from a pier at Canton Waterfront Park as a pair of kayakers paddled out to tow the middle-schoolers back to shore, so they could continue on their way. "All they care about is who threw the sock puppet," Feeney said.
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