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I started the trail on June 16 on Mount Katahdin in Maine with Lucas Zeller '17 and Brian Beaty '17. When I first started the trail, I saw it as a physical challenge, but it didn't take long for me to realize that the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) is actually a test of mental toughness.  Our first challenge was Katahdin, just before we started our 2,190-mile "thru-hike." (Thru-hiking is the Appalachian Trail Conservancy's term for completing Trail in one trip). We were met at the top with a hail storm and 60-mph winds. We stayed at the top just long enough to... [Read More]
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Travelers at Bush Intercontinental and Hobby airports will see police officers carrying AR-15s this holiday season. "In today's climate of what's occurring throughout the world, it was time that Houston put another tool in their tool belt to combat any would-be violence," said Capt. Glenn Yorek with Houston Police Department's airport division at Bush Intercontinental. Local officers aren't responding to a specific known threat, Yorek emphasized. Airport and HPD officials have discussed carrying long guns for more than a year. HPD officers will carry the rifles during heightened travel periods, including Christmas and spring break, and following... [Read More]
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If you are hoping to take a baseball-themed Spring Break to Arizona this year, now you know the exact times to go. On Monday Major League Baseball teams released their Spring Training game schedules, including the Cubs and the White Sox contests as they head to Arizona starting February... [Read More]
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Daily News photographers trekked to Okaloosa Island for this look at the spring break crowds on March 3, 2010. [Read More]
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On the rowdy meter, Spring Break dialed up a notch this year on Fort Lauderdale beach. More young people were arrested for disorderly conduct and public intoxication. Fights broke out. Garbage cans overflowed. And photos captured college kids shotgunning cans of beer, playing raucous games of beer pong and... [Read More]
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A Lake Havasu City radiologist was charged this week in an alleged sexual assault committed nearly a decade ago against one of Havasu's spring break visitors. [Read More]
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Students will get a 4-day respite instead of customary 6 because of calendar squeeze. [Read More]
Holiday air travelers are expected in record numbers at Redmond Airport this year, along with an accompanying parking squeeze."Over spring break this year was the first time we overflowed the parking lot," said Zach Bass, Redmond Airport manager. "It's not overflowed since then but the numbers show it's inching its way up. We're looking at it being full several times during the holidays."To give travelers more information about available parking, the airport website, www.flyrdm.com, will... [Read More]
Holiday air travelers are expected in record numbers at Redmond Airport this year, along with an accompanying parking squeeze."Over spring break this year was the first time we overflowed the parking lot," said Zach Bass, Redmond Airport manager. "It's not overflowed since then but the numbers show it's inching its way up. We're looking at it being full several times during the holidays."To give travelers more information about available parking, the airport website, www.flyrdm.com, will... [Read More]
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The new flights being added will be during Washington State University's start to the spring semester in early January and during spring break in March. [Read More]
The last week of March in 2010 was sunny and warm (for the most part) as spring breakers and locals alike gathered on area beaches to celebrate the impending summer. This batch of photos was shot on Okaloosa Island by Daily News photographers. [Read More]
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A 3-year-old football program has found its brand: the team that counts a salvaged block of wood as its inspiration. You've probably seen Turnover Plank, the smiling block of wood that's become one team's version of the Miami Hurricanes' gold chain. First, here's Plank's origin story. As pieced together by five different Kennesaw State Owls, including head coach Brian Bohannon, who brought WR Dez Johnson into his office to help track it down: Scout team wide receiver Tanner Jones found Plank somewhere in Florida on spring break in 2015. Two years later, Jones' father was cleaning the... [Read More]
Spring break could mean a new state-of-the-art water amenity for swimmers, paddle boarders and sunbathers in central Pasco County.The nation's... [Read More]
Trial began Wednesday for a former University of Northern Iowa student accused of sexually assaulting a female student over spring break. [Read More]
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Trial began Wednesday for a former University of Northern Iowa student accused of sexually assaulting a female student over spring break. [Read More]
Isaac Schrantz doesn't know too much about Iceland other than it's not covered by ice like its name implies. [Read More]
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Two of the region's largest school districts are finalizing their calendars for the 2018-19 school year. [Read More]
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WESLEY CHAPEL – Spring break could mean a new state-of-the-art water amenity for swimmers, paddle boarders and sunbathers in central Pasco County.The nation’s first Crystal Lagoon is scheduled to ope... [Read More]
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While our eyes are fixed on North Korea, the Middle East threatens to explode. If it does, we'll be drawn in — and the carnage and cost will make Iraq seem like spring break. Choose your powder keg, starting with Yemen. Ruptured by civil war, the entire country's running out of water; famine is biting;... [Read More]
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