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By Les Picker, Special to The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2011
Ah, the quintessential time-honored family road trip. Maui's Road to Hana? Sure, a nice family drive. The breathtaking Mount Blanc circuit of France, Italy and Switzerland? Without doubt, a family bucket list candidate. But for my tastes nothing can hold a candle to the diamond ring of family circuit routes. Leaving from Vancouver, British Columbia, this fantabulous trip northeast to the Canadian Rockies, then west to the Pacific Ocean and then by ferry back to Vancouver will squeeze reluctant oohs and aahs from the moodiest, most text-addicted teen.
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By Stacy St. Clair and Tribune Olympic bureau | February 11, 2014
SOCHI, Russia - U.S. luger Summer Britcher competes in an individual sport, but these Games have been all about the team for the Baltimore-born teen and her fellow American sliders. Britcher - who finished 15th in the women's event, which concluded Tuesday - celebrated teammate Erin Hamlin's historic bronze medal almost as if she had made the podium herself.  She struggled to contain her emotions as she described what the Olympic medal - the first for the United States in a singles luge event -  would mean both to her friend and her federation.
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By Neal R. Peirce | August 12, 1996
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- It's tough to imagine a U.S. metropolis with the courage or political will to promise -- with clear figures -- how it will be more livable 25 years down the road.Would a Baltimore or New Orleans region ever get up the nerve, for example, to guarantee a 20 percent reduction in its prospective highway traffic loads in 2021?Could a Tampa Bay region promise to cut back vehicle pollution 37 percent? Or Cleveland pledge to reduce capital outlays for roads and transportation by 30 percent?
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By Peter Schmuck | June 17, 2011
News item: Rioting broke out in Vancouver after the Canucks were shut out by the Boston Bruins Wednesday night in the seventh game of the NHL Finals. Rowdy Canadians set cars on fire, looted shops and assaulted each other in the worst sports riot in the city since 1994. My take: I'm sure you're as appalled as I am. I mean, it's not like they lost to Duke. News item: In an upset that didn't seem to upset anybody outside of South Florida, the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Miami Heat in Game 6 Monday night to win the NBA championship.
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By New York Times News Service | January 26, 1992
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The influx of nearly 100,000 Asians over the last decade, many of them Chinese entrepreneurs from Hong Kong, has transformed the look and character of Canada's third-largest city and helped shield it from cold economic winds blowing across the rest of the country.As a result of new Canadian immigration policies and worries in Hong Kong about absorption by China in 1997, Vancouver, which now counts 15 percent of its 1.5 million people as ethnic Chinese, has emerged as a bustling Pacific Rim finance and trading center.
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By JACK GERMOND & JULES WITCOVER | April 6, 1993
WASHINGTON -- There is always a lot of mumbo jumbo written about foreign policy. Because it is a relatively arcane business, laymen -- including those in the press -- tend to invest it with more weight than it often deserves.That has never been clearer than in the high marks President Clinton has been receiving for his "performance" at the Vancouver summit meeting with Russian President Boris Yeltsin. Clinton, the foreign policy neophyte, managed to conduct himself without falling into the punch bowl, so the story becomes oh, the wonder of it all.In fact, aside from the development of a personal relationship between Yeltsin and Clinton, there was nothing substantive accomplished at Vancouver that might not have been done at the foreign secretary level.
SPORTS
By CANDUS THOMSON and CANDUS THOMSON,SUN REPORTER | February 27, 2006
TURIN, Italy -- Only 1,445 days to go before athletes begin writing the history of the next Winter Games. After a European vacation, the Olympics shift back to North America, taking up residence in Vancouver, British Columbia. The opening ceremony will be held Feb. 12, 2010. "The pressure is lifting from Torino and moving toward us," said John Furlong, head of the Vancouver Organizing Committee. "It's our time starting Monday to fly the flag of the Winter Games. Great things are expected of us."
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By Iain MacIntyre and Iain MacIntyre,Special to The Sun | September 27, 1990
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Maryland Bays goalkeeper Stephen Powers endured a 90-minute workout -- dive left, dive right. It nearly was enough to save the Bays.But Domenic Mobilio scored two minutes from the end of overtime to give the Vancouver 86ers a 3-2 victory in the first North American soccer club championship.Powers' efforts kept the Bays, champions of the American Professional Soccer League, in the game long enough for Jean Harbor to tie it in the 68th minute and send the contest into overtime.
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By Mary L. Sherk and Mary L. Sherk,Contributing Writer | March 29, 1992
Bolt upright amid blooming shrubs, the big-eyed totem pole clutches mute secrets to its red cedar heart. Two centuries ago, when Capt. James Cook sailed to present-day western Canada searching for the elusive Northwest Passage, carved histories of the Tlingit, Haida and Salish Indians guarded all village long houses. In the late 1870s, the Canadian Pacific Railway drove the final spike that linked Vancouver to the future, and the local economy went from fishing and hunting to coal and lumber.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | March 13, 1996
LANDOVER - Sitting eighth in the NHL's tight Eastern Conference playoff race, the Washington Capitals responded with the biggest shutout performance in team history and left the 13,172 fans at USAir Arena dazzled and screaming.Goalie Jim Carey turned in his league-leading seventh shutout of the season, blanking Vancouver, the third-most potent offensive team in the league, 9-0.While Carey was making 21 saves, the Capitals offense was turning in its biggest offensive performance since Dec. 17, 1993, when it beat Ottawa, 11-2.
TRAVEL
By Les Picker, Special to The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2011
Ah, the quintessential time-honored family road trip. Maui's Road to Hana? Sure, a nice family drive. The breathtaking Mount Blanc circuit of France, Italy and Switzerland? Without doubt, a family bucket list candidate. But for my tastes nothing can hold a candle to the diamond ring of family circuit routes. Leaving from Vancouver, British Columbia, this fantabulous trip northeast to the Canadian Rockies, then west to the Pacific Ocean and then by ferry back to Vancouver will squeeze reluctant oohs and aahs from the moodiest, most text-addicted teen.
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February 24, 2011
July 9, 1959: Brooks Robinson was recalled from Vancouver and became a mainstay at third base.
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By Philip Hersh and Tribune Olympic Bureau | March 1, 2010
VANCOUVER - In the beginning, on the morning of the Opening Ceremony, there was the death of an athlete pursuing his sport, a life snuffed out at 21 in a way so awful it will forever haunt the memory of the 2010 Winter Olympics. In the end, a few hours before the Olympic flame burning here for 17 days went out Sunday night, there was an athletic moment so brilliant it also will be an everlasting memory of these Games. In between, there were organizational problems that will be forgotten, the same way they disappeared after the first few days, when the sun came out in this glimmering city and sparkled over fresh mountain snow limned against an impossibly blue sky. Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili will live forever as a symbol of what can go horribly wrong when athletes push the limits under conditions that some say were questionable, from the design of a sliding track officials already knew was both unusually fast and dangerously unforgiving, to the relative inexperience of the athlete in a sport where split-second decisions at 90 mph are required.
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February 27, 2010
T his year's Winter Olympics in Vancouver have produced their share of drama and pathos, but perhaps no moment more moving than watching Canadian figure skater Joannie Rochette compete after her mother died suddenly last Sunday of a heart attack. The 24-year-old went on to win a bronze medal, an extraordinary and courageous accomplishment given the circumstances. Her transcendent performance and the outpouring of affection from the Canadian audience created a true lump-in-the-throat moment.
SPORTS
By Lisa Dillman and Tribune olympic bureau | February 12, 2010
Nothing quite like the stunning vision of Vancouver from an airplane. The arriving U.S. Olympic snowboarders spotted the usual breathtaking vistas this week: picture-perfect mountains, pristine valleys and water everywhere. And golfers. In February. "We were joking about maybe getting a tee time," said Nick Baumgartner of Iron River, Mich., who will be competing in men's snowboard cross. This is, quite clearly, not your father's Winter Olympics. Already, there have been jokes about the Winter/Summer Olympics in temperate Vancouver, and the Lithuanian team was cracking jokes about the Spring Olympics.
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By Kevin Cowherd | February 11, 2010
H ey, Vancouver, looking for a little snow for your Winter Olympics? Getting a little worried that things are too green and brown up there with the Opening Ceremony just one day away? Take some of our snow. Please. We've got so much snow in Baltimore, maybe we should be hosting these Olympics. Even as I type this, I'm looking out my window and the snow is falling and the wind is blowing and we've got a gen-u-ine whiteout raging. It's like the Swiss Alps out there.
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By Alan Abrahamson and Alan Abrahamson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 3, 2003
PRAGUE, Czech Republic - In a surprisingly tight election yesterday, the International Olympic Committee awarded Vancouver, British Columbia, the 2010 Winter Games. Vancouver, long the front-runner, defeated Pyeongchang, South Korea, in the second round of balloting, 56-53. Salzburg, Austria, was eliminated in the first round. Pyeongchang, a resort about two hours east of Seoul, made a strong presentation yesterday before the full IOC membership, suggesting that the games could help promote prospects for peace on the divided Korean peninsula, and led the voting after the first round.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | July 22, 1999
There was no sulking or frowning. Three weeks to the day after those actions by Steve Francis were the talk of the NBA draft, the former Maryland guard showed up in Vancouver yesterday and actually cracked a smile.Looking to make amends to a city that felt snubbed by his draft-day actions, when he was taken by the Vancouver Grizzlies with the draft's No. 2 pick, Francis said all the right things yesterday as he faced the media during a news conference at the team's home, General Motors Place.
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By Chris Dufresne and Tribune Newspapers | February 10, 2010
W hat's good for Bode Miller is good for America. What? Ridiculous as that reads, four years after his enfant terrible turn at the 2006 Turin Olympics, there might be a ski tip of truth to it. With the Vancouver Olympics opening Friday, we'd like to report Miller is reciting acts of contrition while negotiating a couch summit with Oprah to explain his boorish behavior in Italy, where he failed to win anything or anybody over - unless...
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