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By FRANK ROYLANCE and FRANK ROYLANCE,frank.roylance@baltsun.com | November 23, 2008
Ed Stawinski writes from Perry Hall: "The Great Lakes give off 'lake-effect snow.' Why doesn't the Chesapeake Bay give off 'bay-effect snow?'" It can, and it has, but rarely. Ideally, lake-effect snows require cold winds across broad, open water, then rising terrain to lift and cool the air, forming snow. The bay is small, with flat terrain on the lee side. Still, north winds down the bay have dropped snow on Norfolk.
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By Erica L. Green, Liz Bowie and Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | February 22, 2014
- Newly named to head Baltimore's public schools, Gregory E. Thornton has unfinished business in the district he is leaving behind after 31/2 tumultuous years. Wearing a red T-shirt, he arrived Friday at a school where, to peals of laughter, the 59-year-old would join kids in a "jump rope-a-thon. " But, as so frequently happened during his tenure, there were political hoops to jump through first. "How are we doing?" Thornton asked a state senator he spied in the welcoming crowd.
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December 10, 2006
BEST OF THE MOUNTAINS Here is an unscientific list, drawing on reputation, personal experiences and best-of lists from a variety of sources, of what some ski areas are best-known for. WEST COAST Best powder -- Steamboat Springs, Colo. Best terrain park -- Echo Mountain Park, Colo. The whole place is a terrain park. Best lifts -- Snowbasin, Utah. Its gondolas let skiers avoid the cold and wind on the ride up. Best deal -- The Colorado Pass, which gets you unlimited lift access to Keystone, Breckenridge and Arapahoe Basin, plus 10 days at Vail or Beaver Creek (restricted)
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2013
For most of John Ruppert's career, metal sculpture has been a major focus, but he has added photography to his pursuits lately. Some of the results can be sampled and savored in an exhibit at C. Grimaldis Gallery titled "The Iceland Project. " The Massachusetts-born artist, who has a studio in Druid Hill, was one of the first winners of the $25,000 Baker Prize in 2009. He has been a faculty member at the University of Maryland, College Park, since 1987 and chair of its art department for the past 15 years.
TRAVEL
July 23, 2006
Few landscapes can be more different from Central Maryland than the desiccated, wind- and water-sculpted terrain of Badlands National Park in South Dakota. So it came as a pleasant surprise to my wife and I to find these doughty black-eyed Susans standing their ground against the fierce sun and strong wind, with the serrated rampart of the Badlands Wall as their backdrop. Jefferson M. Gray Reisterstown
NEWS
By Eric Siegel and Eric Siegel,SUN STAFF | April 4, 2000
The city's Planning Commission has unanimously approved a revised plan by Struever Rouse Homes Inc. to build 19 single-family homes on a wooded parcel in North Baltimore that is one of the city's most desirable undeveloped tracts. The commission's action followed a staff report that praised Struever Rouse Homes for taking an "environmentally responsible approach" to developing the 9.2-acre site near Falls Road and Lake Avenue south of the Baltimore County line that includes hilly terrain and a stream.
NEWS
April 21, 1999
The Boston Globe said in an editorial Monday:AMERICA's Western landscape is a unique natural asset, dazzling in its grandeur and fragile despite its massive structures, vulnerable to intrusions that disrupt wildlife, terrain and the simple quality of unspoiled vistas. A good program for protecting such lands by designating them as wilderness areas has already helped a lot. It should be extended to other areas in need of a shield against desecration.Utah is a dramatic case in point. The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance has been engaged in a diligent cataloging of that state's terrain to nominate it for congressional designation as wilderness.
NEWS
September 16, 1993
Three decades are just a blip the way Asian history is usually measured, so the border dispute between China and India hardly ranks as ancient. Still, it has been one of the more intractable disputes on that continent. Word that it is apparently on its way to peaceful resolution is welcome news.The two giants of Asia fought a short but bloody border war in some of the world's roughest terrain in 1962. With one important exception, all of the factors that led to that conflict appear to have been eliminated.
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February 14, 2012
Gunpowder Falls State Park ranger Robert Bailey will lead a Mill Hike on Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Winter is the best time of year to see the ruins of mills that once operated along the Gunpowder Falls. The hike begins at the Paper Mill Road parking lot of the Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail. Participants will visit the site of Ashland Furnace, an anthracite-fired furnace active in the mid-19th century, as well as other buildings from that same time period. Bailey will have old photographs showing the area in its prime.
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By Dan Leeth and Dan Leeth,Special to the Sun | November 12, 2006
I'm not sure DeBeers would exactly approve, but last year I gave my wife, Dianne, the gift of diamonds for Christmas. Black diamonds, that is. North American ski areas use colors and shapes to signify the difficulty of runs. Green circles indicate easy trails suitable for novices. Blue squares grace intermediate slopes steeper in pitch. The most vertical terrain, those gnarly drops that help orthopedic surgeons afford exotic vacation retreats, garner black diamond designation. Although an avid skier, Dianne's favorite slope-sign color has always been blue.
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February 14, 2012
Gunpowder Falls State Park ranger Robert Bailey will lead a Mill Hike on Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Winter is the best time of year to see the ruins of mills that once operated along the Gunpowder Falls. The hike begins at the Paper Mill Road parking lot of the Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail. Participants will visit the site of Ashland Furnace, an anthracite-fired furnace active in the mid-19th century, as well as other buildings from that same time period. Bailey will have old photographs showing the area in its prime.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2011
Aelred Geis tried to make the world better for birds and people, in that order. He studied ways to coax birds back into urban areas, helped persuade Jim Rouse to set aside 1,000 acres of prime Howard County real estate for a nature preserve, turned his Clarksville farm into a wildlife sanctuary and not only built a better bird feeder, but also filled it with superior seed that he developed. Geis could be loud and confrontational with a touch of arrogance when the circumstances warranted it, his friends fondly remember.
NEWS
September 26, 2011
Riding an all-terrain vehicle can be fun and even useful under some circumstances. Also known as four-wheelers or quads, ATVs are not unlike snowmobiles for dry land. Users like to take them through forests and across streams and open meadows, places that other motor vehicles can't reach. That makes them a thrill for off-road recreation, but they can also be helpful in yardwork and around the farm, slogging through mud and standing water. Small wonder there is a growing interest in ATVs and in all-terrain vehicle parks and trails to accommodate them.
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June 15, 2011
Send sports notices a minimum of two weeks before the requested publication date to Patuxent Publishing/TT Sports Notices, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; email tworgo@patuxent.com . Include date, time, location, contact information and subsection. Competitive Thunder Soccer Club holds tryouts for boys and girls teams ages, U8-U18, in June. http://www.thundersoccerclub.org. Towson Spartans football registration continues for new players.
NEWS
By Julie Bykowicz, The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2010
Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. doesn't have to break away from running the state to hit the campaign trail. He no longer has to defend the war in Iraq or the policies of his party's unpopular president. But he does face questions about how he spent his four years out of office. Martin O'Malley cannot run as the Annapolis outsider or count on a national wave to carry him to victory. He must carve out time from his day job to meet with voters. After four years in office, he has a record to tout — and, where critics are concerned, defend.
BUSINESS
By Marie Gullard, Special to The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2010
Steve Appler, a company director of Goodier Builders in Columbia, had misgivings when it came to the construction of his own home, the fourth he would build for himself and his wife. "Penny found the lot for sale," the 46-year-old builder said about the rugged chunk of land coming in at just under an acre in hilly Oella in Baltimore County. "She said it had a feel about it." The land overlooks the Patapsco River and Ellicott City's Main Street, just across the bridge into Howard County.
FEATURES
By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Staff Writer | May 9, 1992
A geography quiz:What land mass is, on average, three times higher than any other continent? Has air drier than the Sahara desert? Sees just one sunrise a year?Some have likened it to the moon, and NASA has even used its terrain to test equipment destined for a landing on Mars.The new film opening today in the big-screen IMAX theater of the Maryland Science Center provides the answer: "Antarctica.""Antarctica reminds us once again we have scarcely begun to understand our planet," intones the narrator midway through the film.
TRAVEL
By Chicago Tribune | March 29, 2009
Name: : The Kiddyap What it is:: A backpack-style kid carrier designed for preschoolers who tire out during long walks (think amusement parks, hikes, sightseeing treks). It's designed for children 31/2 or older, up to 60 pounds. How it works: : You wear it like a backpack, with straps around your shoulders and a belt that distributes the child's weight to your hips rather than your shoulders. But unlike a backpack, the Kiddyap features a saddlelike seat for the child to straddle and no sides or back, so the child feels (and is)
NEWS
By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,scott.calvert@baltimoresun.com | July 12, 2009
As it rumbled down a steep hill at the Aberdeen Test Center, the huge armored troop carrier hit a bump and briefly caught air. Thanks to a modified suspension, the 22-ton truck did not land with a bone-jarring clatter. Instead, its knobby front tires seemed to glide back to the dirt road. "That speed would almost definitely bend the axles on the original suspension," automotive engineer Adam Vittum shouted over the engine noise. "We would all be in a lot of pain and very possibly have broken something on the vehicle."
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By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,stephanie.desmon@baltsun.com | June 29, 2009
OAKLAND - On four hours of sleep after a late-night emergency C-section, after resuscitating the newborn who wasn't breathing, Dr. Ken Buczynski is back on the maternity ward at 7:30 a.m. with another woman about to deliver. Before the end of the day comes 14 hours later, he'll leave and return several times, to administer the epidural himself and later to bring dark-haired Miley Welch into the world. He will visit a hospitalized elderly man who is having part of his foot amputated. And he'll see more than two dozen other patients in his office, from a 6-month-old with a bump on his eyeball to a 62-year-old struggling to control her diabetes.
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