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By Linda Geeson and Linda Geeson,Ocean City Bureau of The Sun | June 16, 1991
In Ocean City, a resort town almost completely surrounded by water, you can find water sports anywhere -- even on Coastal Highway, where rainy day drivers will attest that just traveling the puddle-scarred road is one kind of water sport.Vacationers with more traditional recreational aims will find Ocean City full of people who want to get them in, on or over the ocean or bays, usually in the form of parasailing, jet skiing or windsurfing.Joe and Tracey Emm operate Island Watersports (289-2896)
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2013
John R. Duffy, a retired Baltimore police officer and Navy veteran who witnessed the Japanese surrender that ended World War II, died Wednesday of a heart attack at Ivy Hall nursing home in Middle River. The longtime Perry Hall resident was 87. The son of a Baltimore police officer and a homemaker, John Robert Duffy was born in Baltimore and raised on Linwood Avenue near Patterson Park. After graduating in 1944 from Patterson High School, Mr. Duffy entered the Navy. He was assigned to the battleship USS Missouri, where he was a gunner's mate and coxswain.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff Writer | July 12, 1992
Call me a soldier of fortune -- at least where the water is concerned. Having done nothing more than wade in the surf after spending several weeks here along the Atlantic, I decided, like Ishmael in Melville's "Moby Dick," that I would "sail about a little and see the watery part of the world" -- well, at least of Ocean City.No vacation at the shore is a vacation unless you spend some time playing in the water. And water sports are as much a part of the resort as the beaches, the T-shirt shops and amusement parks.
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The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2012
This is the first in a monthly series in which we put local fitness and recreational opportunities to the test. "This is the best thing I've ever done!" a woman called out, smiling broadly as she skimmed across the water, standing up straight, paddle in hand. It was a sunny Saturday morning at Gunpowder Falls State Park in eastern Baltimore County. We were there for Ultimate Watersports' stand-up paddling class. To begin, instructor Josh Finch rounded up the 14 of us (ranging from teenagers to people in their 50s)
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May 21, 2006
Olive Garden sends manager to Italy Elsayed Ragab, a Bel Air resident and the general manager of the Olive Garden on Perry Hall Boulevard in Baltimore, was recently selected to train at the company's Culinary Institute of Tuscany in Italy. The weeklong training program, now in its sixth year, is designed to expose 100 Olive Garden managers to Italian dining experience. The managers learn traditions of Italian cooking, such as layering sauces and cooking al dente pasta. Patty's certified as a female business Patty's Gifts and Baskets LLC, a corporate gift consulting firm, has been recertified as a Women's Business Enterprise by the Women Presidents' Educational Organization-Washington, D.C. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51 percent owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.
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By Matt Slovin and The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2012
The Olympics are expanding and have been for decades. Ancient Olympians would hardly recognize the international competition for what it once was. While the slate of events for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro is mostly set, the drawing board is full of possibilities for 2020. The host city hasn't yet been named for 2020 - it's between Istanbul, Tokyo and Madrid. Also yet to be determined is which sports, if any, will be added to the ever-growing list of events. Baseball certainly has a strong case to return.
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By Audrey Haar and Audrey Haar,Staff Writer | July 18, 1993
Water sports may sound intimidating to the non-athletic, but you don't have to be an Olympian to have fun splashing in the warm bay waters."People think there is a great mystery to water sports," says Patti Miller, who owns Sailing Etc. on 53rd Street with her husband, Peck. "Once they discover the bay, they are hooked."Whether people try a Waverunner (the sit-down version of Jet Skis), parasailing, windsurfing or catamaran sailing, the shallow bay water is a perfect learning environment, says Ms. Miller.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2013
John R. Duffy, a retired Baltimore police officer and Navy veteran who witnessed the Japanese surrender that ended World War II, died Wednesday of a heart attack at Ivy Hall nursing home in Middle River. The longtime Perry Hall resident was 87. The son of a Baltimore police officer and a homemaker, John Robert Duffy was born in Baltimore and raised on Linwood Avenue near Patterson Park. After graduating in 1944 from Patterson High School, Mr. Duffy entered the Navy. He was assigned to the battleship USS Missouri, where he was a gunner's mate and coxswain.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sam Sessa and Sam Sessa,Sun Reporter | January 18, 2007
Some years ago, when Ryan Davis wakeboarded for a living, the crowds had to come to him. Now, he helps run Step Up Productions, a company that takes the sport on the road to the public around the country. At the Baltimore Boat Show, which starts Saturday, Step Up Productions will organize a wakeboarding event inside the Baltimore Convention Center. Called Rail Jam, the event features professional wakeboarder Alex Brown and professional wakeskater Clint Tompkins doing tricks while riding down one of two rails into a large landing pool.
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By Dan Thanh Dang jlB | July 9, 1991
Grover C. "Peanut" Corkran III of Preston, who died alone on the water Sunday afternoon as a violent thunderstorm moved through Dorchester County, had been an avid boater for more than 10 years."
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By Matt Slovin and The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2012
The Olympics are expanding and have been for decades. Ancient Olympians would hardly recognize the international competition for what it once was. While the slate of events for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro is mostly set, the drawing board is full of possibilities for 2020. The host city hasn't yet been named for 2020 - it's between Istanbul, Tokyo and Madrid. Also yet to be determined is which sports, if any, will be added to the ever-growing list of events. Baseball certainly has a strong case to return.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2011
They were called "beach boys", the natives who would teach the tourists how and where to surf in Hawaii. They would paddle out into the Pacific Ocean standing up, reading the next big wave for the surfers to ride the way as a caddie would a double-breaking 50-foot putt. In those grainy black-and-white surfing movies of the 1960s, they were clearly not the stars. Stand-up paddleboarding needed its own identity, its own star, to be considered a sport. It took decades, but Laird Hamilton helped achieve both.
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By Sam Sessa and Sam Sessa,Sun Reporter | January 18, 2007
Some years ago, when Ryan Davis wakeboarded for a living, the crowds had to come to him. Now, he helps run Step Up Productions, a company that takes the sport on the road to the public around the country. At the Baltimore Boat Show, which starts Saturday, Step Up Productions will organize a wakeboarding event inside the Baltimore Convention Center. Called Rail Jam, the event features professional wakeboarder Alex Brown and professional wakeskater Clint Tompkins doing tricks while riding down one of two rails into a large landing pool.
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May 21, 2006
Olive Garden sends manager to Italy Elsayed Ragab, a Bel Air resident and the general manager of the Olive Garden on Perry Hall Boulevard in Baltimore, was recently selected to train at the company's Culinary Institute of Tuscany in Italy. The weeklong training program, now in its sixth year, is designed to expose 100 Olive Garden managers to Italian dining experience. The managers learn traditions of Italian cooking, such as layering sauces and cooking al dente pasta. Patty's certified as a female business Patty's Gifts and Baskets LLC, a corporate gift consulting firm, has been recertified as a Women's Business Enterprise by the Women Presidents' Educational Organization-Washington, D.C. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51 percent owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | January 28, 2001
Patrick Joseph Pugh, a retired Baltimore County teacher and avid windsurfer, died Tuesday of kidney cancer at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. He was 64 and lived in Joppatowne. During his 26 years in the Baltimore County school system, he taught at Glenmar, Logan, and Norwood elementary schools, and Golden Ring Middle School. "Students knew he was as much their friend as he was their teacher," said Rick Bavaria, a friend and former Baltimore County school official who lives in Guilford.
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,SUN STAFF | July 29, 2000
Heeding the call to "raft up," the kayakers draw near to share the moment they've all been waiting for. Their vessels - red, yellow, green, colorful in a kindergarten sort of way - bob and sway beneath stunning lavender clouds. The sun sinks from view. "I don't think I've seen water reflect the pinkness of the sky like that," says Barbara Miller, a speech pathologist who spent a recent Saturday evening on the waters of eastern Baltimore County for a two-mile, two-hour tour. She savors one last taste of a horizon washed in fuchsia, then turns to paddle back to shore.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | January 28, 2001
Patrick Joseph Pugh, a retired Baltimore County teacher and avid windsurfer, died Tuesday of kidney cancer at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. He was 64 and lived in Joppatowne. During his 26 years in the Baltimore County school system, he taught at Glenmar, Logan, and Norwood elementary schools, and Golden Ring Middle School. "Students knew he was as much their friend as he was their teacher," said Rick Bavaria, a friend and former Baltimore County school official who lives in Guilford.
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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,Staff Writer | November 26, 1992
HONOLULU -- When the hala trees blossom here, native Hawaiians are apt to say, "Ai naki ka mano" -- the shark is snapping its jaws.Throughout the Hawaiian islands this past month, the hala trees have bloomed their white spiney flowers. And the sharks?They have bared their teeth in a spate of chilling encounters with surfers and body boarders that has prompted a public outcry for a massive shark hunt to rid the aquamarine waters off Oahu of the snub-nosed predators.The attacks -- including one recently that left an 18-year-old man dead -- sent fishermen out to sea with baited hooks to catch the culprits.
FEATURES
By Carol Bidwell and Carol Bidwell,LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS | May 26, 1996
Tell people you're going to visit San Diego, and most willassume you'll spend your time swimming, boating, fishing, water skiing or just basking in the sun around the pool.But the bustling city boasts plenty of other things to do once you're body's tanned and tired. And any trip should include a visit to at least a couple of the town's many museums.With only a short time to spend on a recent trip, I ignored Balboa Park, which has a dozen museums, and instead tried to visit as many other museums as I could.
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By Audrey Haar and Audrey Haar,Staff Writer | July 18, 1993
Water sports may sound intimidating to the non-athletic, but you don't have to be an Olympian to have fun splashing in the warm bay waters."People think there is a great mystery to water sports," says Patti Miller, who owns Sailing Etc. on 53rd Street with her husband, Peck. "Once they discover the bay, they are hooked."Whether people try a Waverunner (the sit-down version of Jet Skis), parasailing, windsurfing or catamaran sailing, the shallow bay water is a perfect learning environment, says Ms. Miller.
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