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January 10, 1992 | By Desmond Ryan, Inquirer Movie Critic
In the nearly 10 years since Lawrence Kasdan defined the anxieties and dashed hopes of a generation in The Big Chill, we have come to worry about global warming. Nonetheless, the temperature is much colder and the world an infinitely harsher place in Grand Canyon. Because Kasdan's ambitious film is a free-ranging ensemble piece that gives a pivotal role to Kevin Kline, the temptation to regard it as a companion volume to The Big Chill is inevitable. But Grand Canyon reaches farther without having the grasp of the earlier film, whose many merits include the launching or boosting of several major movie careers (Kline, William Hurt, Jeff Goldblum, JoBeth Williams and Glenn Close)
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July 19, 1987 | By Dorothy Brown, Inquirer Staff Writer
I'm not sure where I was colder or more exhilarated: at House Rock Rapid on the Colorado River when a gigantic wave drenched me with 47-degree water, nearly tossing me out of the raft, or on the climb into Silver Grotto, requiring swims though a series of bone-chilling pools. Or where I felt more at peace: gratefully devouring a huge plate of hot lasagna after an exhausting day on the river, or snuggling down into my sleeping bag on a white sand beach in the Grand Canyon under a starry sky. Or where I felt more awed: upon reaching, on the fifth day, the dark, jagged 1.7-billion-year-old walls of the inner gorge; or watching lightning bolt across the canyon as I sat precariously on a narrow ledge near ancient Indian granaries.
SPORTS
March 23, 1988 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Rodney Johns scored a career-high 41 points, including the game-winning basket with two seconds remaining in overtime, to lead Grand Canyon (Ariz.) to an 88-86 victory over Auburn-Montgomery (Ala.) last night in the championship game of the 51st NAIA tournament in Kansas City, Mo. Johns, who was voted the tournament's most valuable player, had 39 points in Grand Canyon's semifinal win over Waynesburg (Pa.), in which he also hit the winning shot. The title was the third in five years for the 11th-seeded Antelopes (37-6)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 1994 | By Carrie Rickey, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
As an action adventure, it's hard to beat the thrills of Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets, the IMAX film that rides the Colorado River rapids slicing through nature's most majestic chasm. "At one point, I felt like I was water-skiing with a drunk driver," reported my companion Morgan, nearly 9, at a preview screening. So effective are the film's you-are-there perspectives that you wipe away imagined whitewater from your brow when you're not holding onto your armrest for dear life.
SPORTS
August 27, 1994 | Daily News Wire Services
Ottawa Senators left wing Phil Bourque likely will be sidelined at least two months after suffering facial fractures and two fractured neck vertebrae in a rock-climbing accident near the Grand Canyon. Bourque had climbed about 350 feet up a 500-foot cliff Saturday at Lone Rock Canyon off Lake Powell, north of the Grand Canyon, when he fell about 30 feet and landed on a rock-strewn terrace, authorities said. It took four hours to rescue Bourque from the cliff by helicopter.
NEWS
June 22, 1986 | By Eric Harrison, Inquirer Staff Writer
Vultures - a familiar sight - were circling in the canyon. Solitary and strangely majestic, the carrion hunters soared over the Colorado River gorge within sight of the trail that follows the canyon's southern rim. Tourists stood at the top of the canyon, their cameras trained on colorful rock formations and steep walls, as other tourists not far away were queuing up for helicopter and airplane rides over the scenic wonder. Two days after a De Havilland Otter twin-engine plane and a Bell Jet Ranger helicopter collided in midair, killing 25 people, visitors continued to flock to the popular attraction.
NEWS
January 20, 2012 | Staff Report
A hiker whose body was found near Yaki Point in the Grand Canyon National Park was that of 41-year-old Peter Reichner of Glenside, Pa., officials said. The National Park Service said Reichner's body was found Jan. 12, next to the South Kaibab Trail about one-third mile from the trailhead located near Yaki Point on the South Rim. Reichner died of injuries sustained in a fall, the Park Service said, adding the investigation is ongoing. Additional details are not yet available.
NEWS
July 9, 1986
The June 23 editorial "Chaos at Grand Canyon: Put limits on aircraft" was one of the most ill-informed and misleading pieces on air safety I have read. To the uninformed, the term "uncontrolled" airspace presents a picture of thousands of airplanes vying for the same airspace and indiscriminately crashing into one another everywhere you look. All it really means is pilots' keeping distance between each other using their vision and common sense rather than relying on air traffic controllers to tell them where to be and where other aircraft are. As a user of both controlled and uncontrolled airports (with myself piloting the aircraft)
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June 24, 2013 | By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER GORGE, Ariz. - Florida aerialist Nik Wallenda completed a tightrope walk that took him a quarter mile over the Little Colorado River Gorge in northeastern Arizona on Sunday. Wallenda performed the stunt on a two-inch-thick steel cable, 1,500 feet above the river on the Navajo Nation near the Grand Canyon. He took just more than 22 minutes, pausing and crouching twice as winds whipped around him so that he could get "the rhythm out of the rope. " "Thank you Lord.
NEWS
April 8, 2012 | By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Generations of Navajo families have grazed livestock on a remote but spectacular mesa that overlooks the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado Rivers. This is the East Rim of the majestic Grand Canyon - the last with no significant development. But ancestral tradition and the tranquillity of the landscape could be subject to change if the Navajo government's plans are realized for a resort and aerial tramway that would ferry tourists from cliff tops to water's edge.
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February 10, 2015 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
Following a national trend to pair pretty public places with healthier, tastier food choices - beyond the usual fare of hamburgers, hotdogs, and ice cream - New Jersey officials are seeking vendors to bring "high quality" food service to Island Beach State Park this summer. "We're basically just looking to enhance the Island Beach experience for our park-goers," said Bob Considine, a spokesman for the state Department of Environmental Protection. "You have people who go there because it's a destination and you have people who go every weekend to be on the beach.
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November 10, 2014 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
ARE THE visions of greatness in the desert a mirage or is Arizona for real? There's the Duke freshman who carries the memory of his mom and the Duquesne kid who has licked cancer. The annual college basketball preview is rolling through and the only thing that we're willing to stop for is a performance by the Yale kid who is taking a year off to get his Whiffenpoof on. What's a Whiffenpoof? See No. 9. 1 Kentucky might have more first-round picks on its roster than the Sixers.
NEWS
July 31, 2014 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
As David and Betty Hasiuk rode through the clouds in a small airplane delivering mail to a remote Alaskan wilderness last month, the Bucks County couple realized the adventure was one of their most unusual. The plane was the only way to reach Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, which had been among the few national parks that the retired Warrington Township couple had not yet visited. When the plane landed, they saw a handful of local residents waiting on the tiny runway for letters and packages.
TRAVEL
July 21, 2014 | By Judd Kruger Levingston, For The Inquirer
'Did you make it to the bottom?" everyone asked when we got back from the Grand Canyon. "Of course we did," I answered - but it took five days and a father-son journey to get there. My son Ivan and I have enjoyed backpacking in the Pennsylvania wilderness, and our appetite for the Southwest was whetted four years ago on a family trip to Grand Canyon National Park. Ivan and I hiked most of the way down until an early sunset and common sense led us to pledge to come back to celebrate my 50th birthday with a father-son backpacking trip.
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July 10, 2014 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there Seven years ago in August, Sue was at home in Phoenixville, clicking through Match.com bachelors. One was handsome, with an exceptionally witty profile. He was also a decade younger - not who she usually went for - but Match has this flirty little wink thing that requires no words and seemed fun and harmless. "What the heck," Sue thought. On the other end of the Internet, Mark, who lived in Malvern, looked up the profile of the winking woman. It was well-written and funny, and her picture was beautiful.
TRAVEL
July 7, 2014 | By Phil Goldsmith, For The Inquirer
When our friends Iris and Howard asked whether we wanted to join them on a weeklong whitewater rafting and camping trip in the Grand Canyon in honor of her 70th birthday, my wife and I jumped at the chance. Iris is a great planner. We aren't. So we wouldn't have to do anything but show up. Still, my wife Essie had reservations about the trip. And for good reason. Camping, like planning, is not our forte. The only time we went camping was three decades ago with a group of friends.
TRAVEL
January 27, 2014 | By Deborah Cascarino, For The Inquirer
I stopped for a moment on a curve of the switchback trail in Bryce Canyon, Utah. My fellow hikers had vanished from sight around the next bend, and I stood alone in complete silence. It was an eerie silence I had never experienced before: not a whisper of breeze, not a rustle of tree leaf, no human voice, no trickle of water. For that brief moment, I felt alone in the world. Suddenly, a single sound broke the spell: It was the call of the canyon wren that I had been waiting to hear for the first time.
NEWS
July 16, 2013 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
  This time last year, Andrew Forsthoefel was in northern Arizona, camping along the edge of the Grand Canyon. He walked there. From his mother's house in Chadds Ford, about 2,400 miles away. He had been walking for 10 months, having set out across the country on foot in what he called his "coming-of-age journey. " The Delaware County native, now working on a book about his cross-country trip, was walking and meeting strangers, asking for advice about how to move into adulthood, and recording the answers on a digital audio recorder.
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June 24, 2013 | By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER GORGE, Ariz. - Florida aerialist Nik Wallenda completed a tightrope walk that took him a quarter mile over the Little Colorado River Gorge in northeastern Arizona on Sunday. Wallenda performed the stunt on a two-inch-thick steel cable, 1,500 feet above the river on the Navajo Nation near the Grand Canyon. He took just more than 22 minutes, pausing and crouching twice as winds whipped around him so that he could get "the rhythm out of the rope. " "Thank you Lord.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 2013 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there At the end of his workday at Barnaby's in Holmes, Andrew, the banquet manager, headed to the bar and joined a friend's birthday celebration. He was introduced to Janelle, a recent nursing-school graduate who worked at Pennsylvania Hospital. The two talked a lot that spring night in 2006, discovering a network of mutual friends and a shared alma mater: He had graduated from Springfield's Cardinal O'Hara High School two years before she did. "She had a very good sense of humor," Andrew said.
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