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By Steve Friess and Steve Friess,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | September 10, 2007
Minden, Nev. -- An experienced pilot takes off in a single-engine plane on a clear day for a short flight in the Sierra Nevada region and is never heard from again. Officials look for him without success, and his family is tormented by the questions about his fate that nobody can answer. It's a familiar tale, of course, because the headlines have been flooded with the search for millionaire aviator Steve Fossett, who took off Sept. 3 and remains missing in northern Nevada. But this case isn't a week old; it happened 43 years ago. And the hunt for Fossett might help resolve the enduring mystery surrounding Charles Ogle, then 41, who lifted off from Oakland, Calif.
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SPORTS
Sports Digest | May 28, 2013
Et cetera AACS' Murray chosen to U-16 national hoops team Taylor Murray (Annapolis Area Christian School) was named to the 12-player USA Basketball women's under-16 national team after four days of trials that began with 124 players on the court at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. DeJanae Boykin , a Springdale native who attends Charles H. Flowers High in Prince George's County, also made the squad. The team will reassemble for training camp June 10-16 at the USOTC before departing for the FIBA Americas U16 Championship, which will be played June 19-23 in Cancun, Mexico.
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NEWS
October 16, 1994
Carl W. Sharsmith, 81, the oldest ranger in the National Park Service and Alpine botanist in the Sierra Nevada, died of cancer in Fresno, Calif., on Friday after 63 years in Yosemite National Park. Mr. Sharsmith, whose high Sierra nature walks and discussions attracted thousands of visitors since the 1930s, died in San Jose. Mr. Sharsmith was professor emeritus at San Jose State University, where he taught and tended the botany collection in winters from 1950 to 1972.Dr. Paul V. Trad, 41, a child psychiatrist, teacher and prodigious writer, died of a brain tumor on Oct. 5 in Berkeley, Calif.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2010
Nate Foster felt a joy unlike anything he'd experienced in his 17 years as the mist broke to reveal the endless blue of the Pacific Ocean. For six days, the Reisterstown teenager had glided over mountains and deserts in his two-seat, Piper Super Cub aircraft. The flight began in Ocean City and finally, on Saturday morning, another coast was in sight. "It's indescribable how happy I felt to see the Pacific," he said Monday after a commercial flight home from California, where he completed his cross-country flight in the seaside town of Monterey.
TRAVEL
By SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS | April 30, 2006
I am thinking about going to a dude ranch this summer. Do you have any suggestions or Web sites I can check out? If you want to live the City Slickers experience, look for a ranch that includes a cattle or horse drive in its itinerary (not all do). For instance, Rock Creek Pack Station, south of Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada (rockcreekpackstation.com), offers four-day drives in which guests help move horses between ranges in June and September. It also has trail rides of three days or longer that include fishing and camping.
NEWS
By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2010
Nate Foster felt a joy unlike anything he'd experienced in his 17 years as the mist broke to reveal the endless blue of the Pacific Ocean. For six days, the Reisterstown teenager had glided over mountains and deserts in his two-seat, Piper Super Cub aircraft. The flight began in Ocean City and finally, on Saturday morning, another coast was in sight. "It's indescribable how happy I felt to see the Pacific," he said Monday after a commercial flight home from California, where he completed his cross-country flight in the seaside town of Monterey.
NEWS
By Norman Allen | September 8, 2004
IT IS OFTEN said that a teacher learns more from his pupils than he imparts. The adage was proved true for me this summer as I led 19 San Francisco teenagers through a five-week exploration of writing, theater, movement and voice. We gathered in a tiny theater with the mission of developing a play about folks who feel shut out - from cliques, from society, from the norm. We would address the gulf between artistic and athletic prowess, between economic sectors, between the privileged and the repressed.
FEATURES
By Michael Sragow | June 7, 2001
(A full review ran May 25 in Today, the date the film was scheduled to open.) Unfolding on the harsh slopes of the Sierra Nevada 20 years after the 1849 California Gold Rush, "The Claim" which opens tomorrow gets almost as much out of snow as "Lawrence of Arabia" got out of sand. The director, Michael Winterbottom, and his screenwriter, Frank Cottrell Boyce, set one man's hubris on a collision course with history. In this movie, snow is the poetic embodiment of emotions so compressed and long-lasting they take on glacial force.
SPORTS
Sports Digest | May 28, 2013
Et cetera AACS' Murray chosen to U-16 national hoops team Taylor Murray (Annapolis Area Christian School) was named to the 12-player USA Basketball women's under-16 national team after four days of trials that began with 124 players on the court at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. DeJanae Boykin , a Springdale native who attends Charles H. Flowers High in Prince George's County, also made the squad. The team will reassemble for training camp June 10-16 at the USOTC before departing for the FIBA Americas U16 Championship, which will be played June 19-23 in Cancun, Mexico.
FEATURES
By Paige Williams and Paige Williams,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | June 1, 1998
This article is based on Montana and North Carolina court records, hearing transcripts, interviews, newspaper archives, and Charles Kuralt's books "A Life on the Road," "On the Road With Charles Kuralt" and "Charles Kuralt's America."On his sickbed in New York in the summer of 1997, Charles Kuralt thought of Montana, a place he had loved for a great many years for its natural wonders, far away from his life in the city.Down by a riverside, he built a log cabin. It reminded him of his native North Carolina, but most of all it gave him a place to disappear.
NEWS
By Steve Friess and Steve Friess,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | September 10, 2007
Minden, Nev. -- An experienced pilot takes off in a single-engine plane on a clear day for a short flight in the Sierra Nevada region and is never heard from again. Officials look for him without success, and his family is tormented by the questions about his fate that nobody can answer. It's a familiar tale, of course, because the headlines have been flooded with the search for millionaire aviator Steve Fossett, who took off Sept. 3 and remains missing in northern Nevada. But this case isn't a week old; it happened 43 years ago. And the hunt for Fossett might help resolve the enduring mystery surrounding Charles Ogle, then 41, who lifted off from Oakland, Calif.
TRAVEL
By SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS | April 30, 2006
I am thinking about going to a dude ranch this summer. Do you have any suggestions or Web sites I can check out? If you want to live the City Slickers experience, look for a ranch that includes a cattle or horse drive in its itinerary (not all do). For instance, Rock Creek Pack Station, south of Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada (rockcreekpackstation.com), offers four-day drives in which guests help move horses between ranges in June and September. It also has trail rides of three days or longer that include fishing and camping.
NEWS
By Norman Allen | September 8, 2004
IT IS OFTEN said that a teacher learns more from his pupils than he imparts. The adage was proved true for me this summer as I led 19 San Francisco teenagers through a five-week exploration of writing, theater, movement and voice. We gathered in a tiny theater with the mission of developing a play about folks who feel shut out - from cliques, from society, from the norm. We would address the gulf between artistic and athletic prowess, between economic sectors, between the privileged and the repressed.
FEATURES
By Michael Sragow | June 7, 2001
(A full review ran May 25 in Today, the date the film was scheduled to open.) Unfolding on the harsh slopes of the Sierra Nevada 20 years after the 1849 California Gold Rush, "The Claim" which opens tomorrow gets almost as much out of snow as "Lawrence of Arabia" got out of sand. The director, Michael Winterbottom, and his screenwriter, Frank Cottrell Boyce, set one man's hubris on a collision course with history. In this movie, snow is the poetic embodiment of emotions so compressed and long-lasting they take on glacial force.
NEWS
October 16, 1994
Carl W. Sharsmith, 81, the oldest ranger in the National Park Service and Alpine botanist in the Sierra Nevada, died of cancer in Fresno, Calif., on Friday after 63 years in Yosemite National Park. Mr. Sharsmith, whose high Sierra nature walks and discussions attracted thousands of visitors since the 1930s, died in San Jose. Mr. Sharsmith was professor emeritus at San Jose State University, where he taught and tended the botany collection in winters from 1950 to 1972.Dr. Paul V. Trad, 41, a child psychiatrist, teacher and prodigious writer, died of a brain tumor on Oct. 5 in Berkeley, Calif.
FEATURES
By JOE BURRIS and JOE BURRIS,SUN REPORTER | August 17, 2006
Beth Alt's husband, Jeff, was right: Hiking in California's Sierra Nevada mountain range was just what she needed while grieving the suicide death of her brother Mike. With each glance, the Cincinnati resident grew more immersed with everything the trail had to offer: The tall pines that stretched to the sky, the still lakes reflecting jutted, snow-frosted mountains, the black bear lurking toward her. The black bear lurking toward her? If you go Beth and Jeff Alt will be at the REI in Timonium, 63 W. Aylesbury Road, at 7 tonight to talk about his book.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2014
A Mississippi-based Anheuser-Busch wholesaler has agreed to purchase Winner Distributing Co., the Anheuser-Busch distributor for Baltimore and parts of Baltimore County, and an interest in F. P. Winner Ltd., a distributor in Maryland for brands such as Corona, Pabst and Sierra Nevada. Mitchell Distributing did not disclose terms of the deal. It plans to operate both Winner and F.P. Winner from a single warehouse instead of two separate facilities. Winner had notified Maryland's labor department in late January that it was laying off 125 workers at the end of February and closing the warehouse on Canton Center Drive in eastern Baltimore County.
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