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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | July 25, 2012
With the extreme heat, and even in less extreme temperatures, those who spend any time outside must stay properly hydrated. Some drinks are better than others, and some people need more fluids than others, says Dr. Marc I. Leavey, an internist at Mercy Medical Center and Lutherville Personal Physicians. Should people drink mineral/vitamin waters or Gatorade? And what about energy drinks (i.e., Red Bull, Rockstar): Are they dangerous? What about alcoholic drinks? For dehydration from exercise and heat, cool water is still the best.
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Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
Everyone has a remedy to beat the summer heat, from a trip to the pool to a snowball from a shack. At Midnight Sun, we prefer the tried, true and futile practice of complaining about unrelenting humidity over cold drinks at a comfortable bar. It accomplishes little besides a buzz, and that's just fine. On a recent Friday evening, Le Garage Beer Bar & Frites - which opened in May on Hampden's West 36th Street, better known as the Avenue - offered a low-key backdrop for such sweat-induced grumbling.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | June 13, 1998
For 41 years, until its closing in 1947, Bay Shore Park was the place Baltimoreans traveled to by open-air streetcar to beat the searing summer heat and humidity.The 12-mile trip from downtown by No. 26 streetcar took nearly an hour as it swayed and clanged through East Baltimore and then by way of Eastern Avenue to Dundalk and Turner's Station.Zipping across Bear Creek Bridge to Ninth and D streets at Sparrows Point, revelers then transferred to a three-car "jerkwater" which delivered them, after a 10-minute ride, to Bay Shore Park at the edge of Chesapeake Bay.Commissioned by United Railways and designed by Otto Simonson and Theodore Wells Pietsch, the park's three distinctive casino-like structures -- confections with broad porches and verandas -- resembled those found in Cape May. Here day-trippers caught the balmy breezes and cooled off in the waters of the bay or sat on a white, sandy beach.
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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | July 25, 2012
With the extreme heat, and even in less extreme temperatures, those who spend any time outside must stay properly hydrated. Some drinks are better than others, and some people need more fluids than others, says Dr. Marc I. Leavey, an internist at Mercy Medical Center and Lutherville Personal Physicians. Should people drink mineral/vitamin waters or Gatorade? And what about energy drinks (i.e., Red Bull, Rockstar): Are they dangerous? What about alcoholic drinks? For dehydration from exercise and heat, cool water is still the best.
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November 22, 2000
What's for dinner? Snow leopards hunt wild sheep, goats, deer and small mammals. Winter white cats... One of the rarest species of cats, snow leopards live in the mountains of Asia. It is hard to see a snow leopard in the wild because they are shy and their coats help them hide in their snowy surroundings. The snow leopard's white coat also protects it from summer heat and freezing winters.
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August 3, 2002
As we swelter in the summer heat, a recent report has found that U.S. cars and light trucks produce one-fifth of the country's carbon emissions that contribute to global warming and at least as much carbon dioxide as all sources in Japan, India and Germany generate. Do you favor restrictions or taxes on large vehicles and SUVs to promote fuel efficiency and limit emissions? Responses are due by Aug. 26. We are looking for 300 words or less. Letters become the property of The Sun, which reserves the right to edit them.
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August 13, 2010
The tragic loss of six young lives in Louisiana last week is a stark reminder of the dangers associated with something that so many of us take for granted – a cooling swim on a hot summer day. As it turned out, none of these children could swim. Sadly, this is hardly a unique or new problem. It's been reported that Commodore Wilbert Longfellow engaged in a virtual one-man crusade for water safety in the early 1900's. In 1914 he enlisted the support of the American Red Cross to ensure the success of his aim, "the waterproofing of America.
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June 28, 1998
IT SOUNDS pretty incredible now. But just decades ago, Baltimoreans routinely beat the summer heat by sleeping outside in the comparative coolness of public parks. Whole families felt safe doing so, escaping their sweltering rowhouses with cots and linens.Home air conditioners have been common in Maryland for about 40 years -- enough time to lose many traditions of keeping cool. Local amusement parks and once plentiful Chesapeake Bay beach resorts are long gone. So are sleeping porches and colorful awnings that kept the sun from scorching living spaces.
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The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | July 3, 2012
WEATHER The National Weather Service is calling for Tuesday mostly sunny in the Baltimore area, with a high near 94 and south winds around 6 miles per hour. Forecasters warn that isolated thunderstorms are possible Tuesday afternoon and evening and that a few thunderstorms may produce large hail and damaging winds.Tuesday night is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a low around 80, with a 30 percent chance of precipitation. Wednesday (July 4) is expected to be partly sunny, with a high near 97 and a 40 percent chance of precipitation.
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By ROB KASPER | July 9, 1997
AHHHHHH, APRICOTS. I find myself saying this every July as I fall into my annual apricot trance.I can't resist the fruit. I like their blushing, yellow-orange color, their gracefully sloping sides, their smooth, sensual skin. I even like their seeds. In your mouth, apricot seeds feel much smoother, for example, than the rough, unwelcoming edges of peach seeds. And apricots seeds are almost symmetrical, making them excellent ammunition for slingshots.The slingshot angle attracted me some years ago, when I was a restless youth.
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The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2012
Hot enough for you? Though it's cooled off some, it's safe to assume there will be nasty days ahead. And even if though temperatures may be about the same in the city and the 'burbs, it always feels hotter in the city. The only real way to cool off is to flee. But where? These five spots are all less than a tank of gas from the city, and offer a respite from the sweltering Baltimore summer. Tubing Gunpowder Falls State Park, a 45-minute drive from Baltimore, has hiking and biking trails and various campgrounds.
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The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | July 3, 2012
WEATHER The National Weather Service is calling for Tuesday mostly sunny in the Baltimore area, with a high near 94 and south winds around 6 miles per hour. Forecasters warn that isolated thunderstorms are possible Tuesday afternoon and evening and that a few thunderstorms may produce large hail and damaging winds.Tuesday night is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a low around 80, with a 30 percent chance of precipitation. Wednesday (July 4) is expected to be partly sunny, with a high near 97 and a 40 percent chance of precipitation.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2012
A second wave of summer heat is bearing down on Baltimore — one that could last a week or more. A high of 90 degrees Wednesday at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport marked the start of what could be at least a seven-day stretch with highs in the 90s or above. The National Weather Service is predicting temperatures in the upper 90s through at least Tuesday, but other forecasters expect the heat to linger much longer. That has health officials ready to open cooling centers and Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. expecting a surge in power use. The heat wave could be the longest in a year, but would have to last for weeks to set a record.
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By Scott Dance | June 1, 2012
Summer-like heat waves throughout the past three months have made it the warmest meteorological spring on record at BWI Marshall Airport. A stubborn rainfall deficit made it the sixth-driest spring on record, to boot. Unseasonably hot temperatures struck each month, with high temperatures of 81 in March, 90 in April and 93 in May. Normal highs are in the 50s in March, 60s in April and 70s in May. Compound those anomalies, and the spring warmth record isn't a surprise. This, of course, follows the sixth-mildest winter on record.  Altogether, the warmth this year has gotten the allergy season off to an early start, contributed to massive algae blooms and fish kills in the Chesapeake Bay, and encouraged earlier-than-normal plant and crop growth.
NEWS
August 13, 2010
The tragic loss of six young lives in Louisiana last week is a stark reminder of the dangers associated with something that so many of us take for granted – a cooling swim on a hot summer day. As it turned out, none of these children could swim. Sadly, this is hardly a unique or new problem. It's been reported that Commodore Wilbert Longfellow engaged in a virtual one-man crusade for water safety in the early 1900's. In 1914 he enlisted the support of the American Red Cross to ensure the success of his aim, "the waterproofing of America.
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By Jill Wendholt Silva and Jill Wendholt Silva,McClatchy Newspapers | August 18, 2007
Got plenty of ice? Summer is all about cool drinks. Sangria just screams summer. We suggest using a Spanish white wine as a base. We tested this recipe using Vega Sindoa, a Spanish chardonnay. For added color, use red and green apple bits. Super White Sangria Makes 8 servings 1 (750-milliliter) bottle dry white wine, such as chardonnay 1 (6-ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate 1/2 cup light rum 1/2 cup orange-flavored liqueur, such as a triple sec 1 (15.25-ounce) can pineapple tidbits packed in natural juices 1 large apple (about 1 1/4 cups diced)
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By Robert Guy Matthews and Robert Guy Matthews,SUN STAFF | June 8, 1996
Federal investigators have opened an inquiry into the Quarantine Road Sanitary Landfill just months after a city worker was ousted from his job for publicly raising questions about potentially hazardous pollution caused by shoddy repairs at the landfill.Several current and former employees of the Baltimore Department of Public Works have been interviewed by the FBI -- some more than once -- and subpoenas have been issued for records relating to the questionable repairs.Sources familiar with the investigation say two high-ranking public works officials were asked to chronicle the repairs, which cost nearly twice the $62,000 estimate.
SPORTS
By Bill Madden and Bill Madden,New York Daily News | August 7, 2007
NEW YORK -- Buddy Bell, the 55-year-old Kansas City Royals manager, was standing behind the batting cage before the game Sunday, discussing why he is stepping down after the season to spend more time with his family. Bell, who had a health scare last year when it was discovered he had a cancerous tonsil, talked about his daughter, who has Down syndrome, and his 80-year-old mother as primary reasons for wanting to go home to Cincinnati and get out of the all-consuming managerial rat race.
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By Kevin Cowherd and Kevin Cowherd,Sun Columnist | July 16, 2007
I know how some of you like to whine about the heat and humidity, as if you live in Lake Tahoe or something and this kind of weather comes as a total shock. Stop deluding yourself. This is Baltimore, hon. Hell's Waiting Room in the summertime. You have to suck it up and deal with it. OK, here's what you do to beat the heat: Stay inside, grab the remote and click on Ice Road Truckers, a reality series on The History Channel that follows six lunatics as they drive their big 18-wheelers over "ice roads" carved on frozen lakes, hauling supplies to remote diamond mines near the Arctic Circle in Canada's Northwest Territories.
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