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February 11, 2013 | By Greg Risling and Tami Abdollah, Associated Press
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. - All that was left were footprints leading away from Christopher Dorner's burned-out pickup truck, and an enormous, snow-covered mountain where he could be hiding among the skiers, hundreds of cabins and dense woods. More than 100 officers, including SWAT teams, were driven in glass-enclosed snow machines and armored personnel carriers to hunt for the former Los Angeles police officer suspected of going on a deadly rampage to get back at those he blamed for ending his police career.
NEWS
February 9, 2013 | By Greg Risling and Tami Abdollah, Associated Press
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. - All that was left were footprints leading away from Christopher Dorner's burned-out pickup truck, and an enormous, snow-covered mountain where he could be hiding among the skiers, hundreds of cabins and dense woods. More than 100 officers, including SWAT teams, were driven in glass-enclosed snow machines and armored personnel carriers to hunt for the former Los Angeles police officer suspected of going on a deadly rampage to get back at those he blamed for ending his police career.
NEWS
February 4, 2013 | By Matthew Brown, Associated Press
BILLINGS, Mont. - The tenacious wolverine, a snow-loving carnivore sometimes called the "mountain devil," could soon join the list of species threatened by climate change - a dubious distinction putting it in the ranks of the polar bear and several other animals the government says will lose crucial habitat as temperatures rise. Federal wildlife officials Friday proposed Endangered Species Act protections for the wolverine in the Lower 48 states. That's a step twice denied under the Bush administration, then delayed in 2010 when the Obama administration said other imperiled species had priority.
NEWS
January 28, 2013 | By Amy Worden, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - State Rep. Rosita Youngblood (D., Phila.) recalls being stunned when her grade-school-age granddaughter jumped up from a computer to announce that she had found, on a Pennsylvania map, a place called Negro Mountain. "I thought, there couldn't really be a Negro Mountain in Pennsylvania," said Youngblood, who is African American. But there it was, a 30-mile-ridge in the Alleghenies, 275 miles west of Philadelphia, straddling the Maryland border on the Mason-Dixon Line.
NEWS
January 26, 2013 | By Amy Worden, INQUIRER HARRISBURG BUREAU
HARRISBURG - State Rep. Rosita Youngblood (D., Phila.) recalls being stunned when her grade-school-age granddaughter jumped up from a computer to announce that she had found, on a Pennsylvania map, a place called Negro Mountain. "I thought, there couldn't really be a Negro Mountain in Pennsylvania," said Youngblood, who is African American. But there it was, a 30-mile ridge in the Alleghenies, 275 miles west of Philadelphia, straddling the Maryland border on the Mason-Dixon Line.
TRAVEL
January 13, 2013 | By Josie Schneider, For The Inquirer
On a remote mountainside in southern Spain, my husband and I changed our lives. The changes you see are not outward ones, like new hair color, but deep in the soul, like not being afraid of death now. We're also more bonded as husband and wife after our six-week vacation. Wanting an adventure, Conrad and I took a house-sitting assignment for an off-the-grid tiny adobe home in Spain. We got matched up with the homeowner on a website geared expressly for that purpose. In Skyped conversations beforehand, we came to an agreement with the homeowner, signed contracts, and packed our bags.
SPORTS
January 9, 2013 | By Tim McManus, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Derek Mountain was in the right place at the right time for the Haverford School basketball team Tuesday. Mountain tipped in a missed three-pointer as time expired to give the host Fords a 39-37 victory over Malvern Prep in an Inter-Ac League game. Shawn Alston scored 15 points, and Eric Anderson, who took the final three-point attempt, had 11. Mountain finished with eight. Sam Ramagano (15) and Jimmy Gordon (14) combined for 29 points for Malvern Prep. Also in the Inter-Ac: Penn State-bound center Julian Moore blocked a shot at the rim with two seconds remaining to secure Germantown Academy's 44-42 win over Episcopal Academy.
SPORTS
January 9, 2013 | By Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
Derek Mountain was in the right place at the right time for the Haverford School basketball team Tuesday. Mountain tipped in a missed three-pointer as time expired to give the host Fords a 39-37 victory over Malvern Prep in an Inter-Ac League game. Shawn Alston scored 15 points, and Eric Anderson, who took the final three-point attempt, had 11. Mountain finished with eight. Sam Ramagano (15) and Jimmy Gordon (14) combined for 29 points for Malvern Prep. Also in the Inter-Ac: Penn State-bound center Julian Moore blocked a shot at the rim with two seconds remaining to secure Germantown Academy's 44-42 win over Episcopal Academy.
NEWS
December 16, 2012
Maurice Herzog, 93, the first man to climb a 26,5454-foot Himalayan peak despite losing all his fingers and toes to frostbite, died Friday. The mountaineer, who went on to scale the heights of French politics, became a household name after his 1950 Annapurna climb. A statement from the Elysee Presidential Palace said he died in France, but it gave no further details. He had lived just outside Paris. A photograph of Mr. Herzog waving a French tricolor atop the peak in Nepal captured a seminal moment before the grueling descent, during which subzero conditions led to the amputation of all his fingers and toes.
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