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November 25, 2013
The Maryland men's basketball team's trip to St. Thomas for the Paradise Jam wasn't strictly business. In this behind-the-scenes video, players spend some down time snorkeling and hanging out on a catamaran.
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November 25, 2013
The Maryland men's basketball team's trip to St. Thomas for the Paradise Jam wasn't strictly business. In this behind-the-scenes video, players spend some down time snorkeling and hanging out on a catamaran.
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By Frank D. Roylance, The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2010
A 71-year-old Reisterstown woman on an ocean cruise from the port of Baltimore has died while snorkeling off Freeport, Bahamas. Carol Martin Olson was a passenger aboard the Carnival Pride, which sailed from Baltimore April 25. A spokeswoman for Carnival Cruise Lines said Monday that "a female guest" died on April 30, but declined to confirm the victim's name "in deference to their personal privacy." Olson's identity was provided by another passenger on the excursion, and a Reisterstown funeral home said Olson died in "a snorkeling accident in Freeport, Grand Bahama."
NEWS
By Dan Morse, The Washington Post | August 15, 2011
Aruban authorities said Sunday that they intend to pursue criminal charges against Gary Giordano, the Gaithersburg man whose female companion disappeared on the island this month. Aruban Solicitor General Taco Stein called Giordano a "suspect in a suspicious death. " Giordano told officials that Robyn Gardner, 35, failed to return to the beach after the pair went snorkeling Aug. 2, but officials have questioned his account. Her body has not been found. In Maryland, federal agents began sifting through documents seized during their raid of Giordano's $1.1 million home Friday night.
FEATURES
By Eileen Ogintz and Eileen Ogintz,LOS ANGELES TIMES SYNDICATE | February 22, 1998
Jane Shahmanesh was in a quandary. The single mom didn't want to miss one of the Caribbean's most famous snorkeling reefs, but she didn't want to spring for an expensive excursion her 7-year-old would hate, either.She took a chance -- that's what vacations are for, after all -- and signed herself and her daughter Allison up for an all-day boat trip to Buck Island National Reef Monument. The mostly underwater national park is six miles off St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands and is famous for its marine gardens.
FEATURES
By Christopher Reynolds and Christopher Reynolds,LOS ANGELES TIMES | April 20, 1997
Eilat, many an Israeli will tell you, isn't the real Israel.It's too new, too comfortable. In spirit and in geography, Eilat can seem far removed from the struggles that have defined Jerusalem, Gaza and the disputed territories at the northern end of the country.But Eilat, Israel's southern toehold on the Red Sea, is almost certainly the country's comfort capital. Israelis and foreigners come for its resort hotels, its beachfront promenade, its top-notch diving and snorkeling.And on Eilat's inland side, they can find the red, beige and gray expanses of the Negev desert, dotted by the occasional kibbutz.
FEATURES
By Christopher Reynolds and Christopher Reynolds,LOS ANGELES TIMES | April 20, 1997
Eilat, many an Israeli will tell you, isn't the real Israel.It's too new, too comfortable. In spirit and in geography, Eilat can seem far removed from the struggles that have defined Jerusalem, Gaza and the disputed territories at the northern end of the country.But Eilat, Israel's southern toehold on the Red Sea, is almost certainly the country's comfort capital. Israelis and foreigners come for its resort hotels, its beachfront promenade, its top-notch diving and snorkeling.And on Eilat's inland side, they can find the red, beige and gray expanses of the Negev desert, dotted by the occasional kibbutz.
TRAVEL
September 2, 2007
After a morning of snorkeling at the Marinarium nature preserve in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, in July, a storm was fast approaching. The darkness of the looming skies and the reflection of the sun off the water really made the turquoise water pop. It was a beautiful scene, and this picture captures it perfectly. Jen Zeman, Rising Sun
TRAVEL
By CHRIS JUSTICE and CHRIS JUSTICE,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 18, 2005
When my wife and I journeyed through Belize, I bought a T-shirt depicting a kaleidoscopic snapshot of underwater treasures, the kind that certifies Belize as an aquatic paradise. On the sleeves was the phrase, "Seeing is Belizing." That T-shirt has gotten many holes since our trip, and my wife has frequently urged me to "get rid of that shirt already!" But I decline, and my refusals are because of the 7-foot nurse shark I almost swam into while snorkeling one evening off Ambergris Caye.
NEWS
By Dolly Merritt and Dolly Merritt,Contributing Writer | December 16, 1992
Never mind tourist destinations like Cancun and Nassau. It's far-away places with strange-sounding names that keep calling to 74-year-old Virginia Huffer.Thumbing through one of her four atlases like a Sears catalog, she points to spots all over the world where she has traveled: remote points in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, China and Egypt."I enjoy most everything about traveling," she said. With the exception of one "boring" bus ride in Turkey, she said, "I can't think of anything I ever disliked.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance, The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2010
The death of a Reisterstown woman during a snorkeling tour while cruising in the Bahamas has been ruled a drowning. Autopsy results released Friday by the Royal Bahamas Police Force said that Carol Olson, 71, drowned last week while snorkeling off Grand Bahama Island. Olson had been on a cruise with a group from Trinity Lutheran Church in Reisterstown aboard the Carnival Pride, which sailed April 25 from Baltimore. Olson and her husband, Harry T. Olson, were both on the April 30 snorkel tour off Freeport, which they booked through Carnival.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance, The Baltimore Sun | May 4, 2010
A cruise passenger who tried to revive a dying Reisterstown woman said the snorkelers who entered the water off the Bahamas last Friday were quickly overwhelmed by strong currents. "I am in fairly decent condition," said 52-year-old Robert Limmer of Timonium, a passenger aboard the Carnival Pride. But he and others who had joined the snorkeling tour off Grand Bahama found they were tiring as they tried to fight the current. "I knew after 20 minutes in the water I needed to return to the boat."
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance, The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2010
A 71-year-old Reisterstown woman on an ocean cruise from the port of Baltimore has died while snorkeling off Freeport, Bahamas. Carol Martin Olson was a passenger aboard the Carnival Pride, which sailed from Baltimore April 25. A spokeswoman for Carnival Cruise Lines said Monday that "a female guest" died on April 30, but declined to confirm the victim's name "in deference to their personal privacy." Olson's identity was provided by another passenger on the excursion, and a Reisterstown funeral home said Olson died in "a snorkeling accident in Freeport, Grand Bahama."
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,tim.smith@baltsun.com | November 26, 2009
Only cool-tempered Swedes could take a hot-blooded Italian expression like "Mamma mia" (imagine Anna Magnani saying it) and use it without any syllabic stress in a light, snappy song, as if the value of the two words derived from their alliterative appeal alone. But Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson knew just what they were doing in generating that song, and a whole bunch like it, for their famed group ABBA. The way those guys could match any string of words to magnetic melodic hooks proved magical in the 1970s and early 1980s, leading to a pop music phenomenon of global proportions.
NEWS
By Janet Gilbert and Janet Gilbert,Special to The Baltimore Sun | September 6, 2009
Imagine your doorbell rings and, to your surprise, it's a colorful school of 1,500 tropical fish. Actually, they wouldn't even bother to ring your doorbell - they would just stream in through your open windows and swirl around, staring at you while you're eating breakfast. or taking a shower or writing an absurd column on a home fish invasion. It would be alarming, to say the least. Their uninvited presence would seem intrusive, unnatural. This is because fish don't really belong in our world, just as I have concluded that I don't really belong in theirs.
TRAVEL
September 2, 2007
After a morning of snorkeling at the Marinarium nature preserve in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, in July, a storm was fast approaching. The darkness of the looming skies and the reflection of the sun off the water really made the turquoise water pop. It was a beautiful scene, and this picture captures it perfectly. Jen Zeman, Rising Sun
TRAVEL
February 28, 1999
MY BEST SHOTA 'tablecloth' on a mountainBy Claire Smith, BaltimoreTable Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, is one of the most photographed natural objects in South Africa. While preparing for my trip, I had read about the "tablecloth" that hovers over Table Mountain. On my last morning in Cape Town, I awoke to this view. The clouds draped over the top of the mountain, just like a "tablecloth." A view of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront adds to the scenery.MY FAVORITE PLACEA giant among parrotfishMary Jane MitchellSpecial to the SunHovering over a forest of elkhorn coral, watching the interplay of shadows and sunlight, and the choreographed movements of a large school of blue tangs, I suddenly spotted the largest midnight parrotfish I had ever seen.
NEWS
By Dan Morse, The Washington Post | August 15, 2011
Aruban authorities said Sunday that they intend to pursue criminal charges against Gary Giordano, the Gaithersburg man whose female companion disappeared on the island this month. Aruban Solicitor General Taco Stein called Giordano a "suspect in a suspicious death. " Giordano told officials that Robyn Gardner, 35, failed to return to the beach after the pair went snorkeling Aug. 2, but officials have questioned his account. Her body has not been found. In Maryland, federal agents began sifting through documents seized during their raid of Giordano's $1.1 million home Friday night.
TRAVEL
By CHRIS JUSTICE and CHRIS JUSTICE,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 18, 2005
When my wife and I journeyed through Belize, I bought a T-shirt depicting a kaleidoscopic snapshot of underwater treasures, the kind that certifies Belize as an aquatic paradise. On the sleeves was the phrase, "Seeing is Belizing." That T-shirt has gotten many holes since our trip, and my wife has frequently urged me to "get rid of that shirt already!" But I decline, and my refusals are because of the 7-foot nurse shark I almost swam into while snorkeling one evening off Ambergris Caye.
NEWS
By Rex Springston and Bill Godsil and Rex Springston and Bill Godsil,RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH | August 28, 2002
CLEVELAND, Va. - Snorkeling in the cool Clinch River, biologist Fred Huber pointed to an unusual creature resting on the bottom, a wavy-rayed lampmussel. The silver-dollar-size mollusk flaunted a thin, fleshy flap that extended from inside its shell. The flap resembled a minnow in its color, shape and fluttering motion. Huber pointed just inside the flap where baby mussels clung, ready to leave their mother. Hitching a ride Popping his head above water, Huber explained that baby mussels live part of their lives on the gills of fish.
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