August 15, 2013 |
John Lancaster is a former Washington Post reporter and a longtime surfer. Surfing has always been bigger than the sport itself. Just ask Bruce Brown, who in 1964 set out to film two top surfers as they traveled the world in search of the perfect wave. Made on a shoestring, "The Endless Summer" opened two years later in theaters across the country, earning $30 million and rave reviews from the New Yorker and Time. There was something about the nature of the surfers' quest — purity, freedom, a hint of nonconformity — that struck a chord with audiences, not only on the coasts but also in places like Wichita, where Brown held one of his test screenings.
October 19, 2008
Writer Carol McCabe recently traveled to Lancaster, Pa. Here is her reporter's notebook. DRIVE TIME About 2 1/2 hours COST $100-$150 Lodging GETTING THERE From the Beltway, take Interstate 95 north to I-83 north to U.S. 30 east. Or take the train: Amtrak from Washington to Philadelphia, changing to a Keystone train from Philadelphia to Lancaster. Round-trip coach fare is about $150. WHERE TO STAY A new option in the city is the 63-room Lancaster Arts Hotel (300 Harrisburg Ave., 717-299-3000, http://www.lancasterartshotel.com )
August 6, 2008
Robyn Ah Mow-Santos , Honolulu Lindsey Berg , Honolulu Heather Bown , Yorba Linda, Calif. Nicole Davis , Stockton, Calif. Kim Glass , Lancaster, Pa. Tayyiba Haneef-Park Laguna Hills, Calif. Jennifer Joines , Milpitas, Calif. Ogonna Nnamani , Bloomington, Ill. Danielle Scott-Arruda Baton Rouge, La. Logan Tom , Salt Lake City Kim Willoughby , Napoleonville, La. Group A: China, Cuba, Japan, Poland, United States, Venezuela Group B: Algeria, Brazil, Italy, Kazakhstan, Russia, Serbia Saturday: U.S. vs. Japan Monday: U.S. vs. Cuba Aug. 13: U.S. vs. Venezuela Aug. 15: U.S. vs. China Aug. 17: U.S. vs. Poland Aug. 19: Quarterfinals Aug. 21: Semifinals Aug. 23: Bronze and gold medals
August 10, 2012
Ellen Dapper, 82, a Northern Virginia homemaker since settling in the area in 1956, died Aug. 9 at her home in McLean. She had cancer. The death was confirmed by her husband, William H. Dapper, a retired Labor Department administrative law judge who is her only immediate survivor. Ellen Spaulding Grout was born in Brattleboro, Vt., and raised in Lancaster, Mass. She was a 1953 graduate of Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass., and briefly taught elementary school in Marion, Mass.
February 24, 2013 |
Vanessa Small, who writes our Behind the Career feature, often asks business leaders about books they are reading. I'm surprised how many say "Good to Great," a management bestseller dating back to 2001 that attempts to define the characteristics that help companies rise above mere competence. Two local companies figured prominently as Good to Great models, Fannie Mae and Circuit City, so we know "great" is not necessarily a permanent condition. The government placed Fannie in conservatorship to prevent it from failing during the economic meltdown.
March 27, 2008
Prince George's area shoppers will find an array of fresh produce, homemade candies and other foods and even custom-designed furniture at a new 30,000-square-foot farmers market that opened last Thursday in Upper Marlboro. The Dutch Village Farmers Market, the anchor of Marlboro Village Shopping Center, at 5030 Brown Station Rd., features 12 vendors, all of whom are Amish or Mennonite, from the Lancaster County, Pa., area. About 22,000 square feet of the market is devoted to food: raw fruits and vegetables, freshly-squeezed juices and ciders, steroid-free meats, dairy products, homemade chocolates and potato chips, as well as a food court with breakfast and lunch buffets and food stands offering barbecued chicken and ribs, chicken corn soup, fried chicken wings and more.
February 15, 2013
The Feb. 8 op-ed column by Ruth Marcus [ "Unearthing Richard III — and a mystery" ] repeated the tiresome traditionalist view born of Tudor slander, citing Michael Hicks, that "there is circumstantial evidence that . . . [Richard III] killed King Henry VI, Henry's son Edward of Lancaster; and his own brother, George, Duke of Clarence. " Henry VI was executed on the order of King Edward IV and his council. Richard, then Duke of Gloucester, was a member of that council and, as constable of England, probably delivered the order to the constable of the tower.
November 4, 2011
Nancy J. Jones, 63, who had been a program analyst in the Internal Revenue Service's criminal-investigation unit, died Oct. 24 at her home in Alexandria. She had heart disease, her daughter Jodie Lancaster said. Mrs. Jones did secretarial work for companies in Massachusetts early in her career. She settled in the Washington area for her IRS work by the early 1990s. She was born Nancy Jae Butler in Lawrence, Mass. After graduating from a community college in Massachusetts, she received a bachelor's degree in management in 1987 from the University of Redlands in California.
February 20, 2008 |
RICHMOND, Feb. 20 -- Democrats shaved the Republican majority in the Virginia House of Delegates Tuesday with a one-seat pickup in a special election to fill a vacancy in the Northern Neck. Albert C. Pollard Jr. (D-Lancaster), 40, reclaimed the 99th District seat he had held from 2000 to 2005 before an unsuccessful bid last year for state Senate. He took 57.6 percent of the vote, according to totals posted at 10 a.m. Wednesday on the Virginia State Board of Elections Web site, defeating Republican Lee Anne Washington in a low-turnout contest to replace former GOP delegate Robert J. Wittman.
July 30, 2008 |
WEDNESDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- A mesh patch designed to regenerate cardiac muscle damaged by a heart attack or heart failure has done well in animal studies and preliminary human trials. The patch is made of vicryl, a material used for suturing injured tissue that is later absorbed by the body, explained Jordan J. Lancaster, a predoctoral fellow at the Southern Arizona VA Medical Center in Tucson, who reported on the animal studies Wednesday at an American Heart Association meeting in Keystone, Colo.