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2008-08-18 18:00:13

By Nandini Jayakrishna A plunge at this end. A quick gasp for breath at the other. Splashes, somersaults and handstands. A girl yelling playfully -- "Don't make me laugh, I'll drown!" The scene was a familiar one on a recent afternoon at Cranston's outdoor public pool, Budlong - an 85-by-260-foot magnet for young and old swimmers, water lovers and sunbathers, for moms, dads and children. As gas prices dwindle slowly, somewhat reluctantly, many Ocean State dwellers are settling for...

2008-08-18 00:00:21

LIFEGUARDS on a routine patrol at a beach had to abandon their 4x4 rescue vehicle after it became stuck in the sand. Despite their efforts on Coney Beach, Porthcawl, on Friday afternoon, the vehicle had to be abandoned as the tide came in. A spokesman for Bridgend council said it would be recovered when the tide turns. (c) 2008 South Wales Echo. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-06 15:00:27

Lifeguard Ryan Connell, who lives in Middletown and works at Second Beach, paddles to shore in the 32nd annual Newport Invitational Lifeguard Tournament at Easton's Beach, in Newport, yesterday. Teams from New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island competed. The Providence Journal / Bob Breidenbach (c) 2008 Providence Journal. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-01 03:00:17

By Elizabeth Campbell, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Aug. 1--The number of cases of Cryptosporidium at Burger's Lake has grown to 67, the Tarrant County Public Health department said Thursday. An outbreak occurred last month at the popular west Fort Worth swimming hole, where the parasite was found in the water. The spring-fed lake reopened Sunday after being closed for 10 days. A Cleburne water park was closed over the weekend after a lifeguard tested positive for crypto, and now...

2008-08-01 03:00:17

By Matthew Spolar, The Philadelphia Inquirer Aug. 1--HARRISBURG -- The drowning of a teenager living in Warminster has revived debate over a decision earlier this year to eliminate lifeguards at virtually all state park beaches. Eric Williams, 17, was swimming in Fuller Lake at a Cumberland County state park with a group of youths when he suddenly disappeared as they were getting out of the water around 4 p.m. Tuesday. The teens were from the Valley Youth House, an Allentown-based...

2008-07-31 21:00:22

By Elizabeth Campbell, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jul. 31--The number of cases of Cryptosporidium at Burger's Lake has grown to 67, the Tarrant County Public Health department said Thursday. An outbreak occurred last month at the popular west Fort Worth swimming hole, where the parasite was found in the water. The spring-fed lake reopened Sunday after being closed for 10 days. A Cleburne water park was closed over the weekend after a lifeguard tested positive for crypto, and now...

2008-07-30 12:00:36

There's nothing like a refreshing dip in the Mediterranean on a sweltering summer's day. Yet the sea can be treacherous, as it was this past weekend. The surf was up, and so were warning flags atop lifeguard huts. Black flags prohibit any entry into the water; red signify dangerous currents and undertows. Unfortunately, both colors were largely ignored. The upshot: 15 drownings and near-drownings. Five swimmers lost their lives - in Haifa, Atlit, Netanya and Tel Aviv. Many of the...

2008-07-29 18:00:30

By Bill Lindelof, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 29--Efforts to recover the body of a 23-year-old man who presumably drowned Sunday afternoon are on hold at Brannan Island State Recreation Area. The man, a Guatemala citizen, was last seen off the end of a sand spit near the confluence of Three-Mile slough and Seven Mile slough, about 150 feet from the designated swim area at the state recreation area. He had come out to the park with a group of friends to have a barbecue. The man...

2008-07-28 09:00:55

Rescuers suspended their search Sunday for a 10-year-old girl in the water off Coney Island, one of three swimmers still missing from powerful ocean currents at New York City and Long Island beaches over the weekend. Four other people drowned at local beaches Friday and Saturday, New York authorities said. The missing girl, Akira Johnson, was pulled under by currents while swimming Saturday afternoon. Her cousin, Tyriek Currie, 10, was rescued. - Karen Matthews, The Associated Press...

2008-07-28 06:00:45

By Kecia Bal, Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Pa. Jul. 28--TRENT -- As a young girl, Dixie Kelly of Rockwood would head out to the beach area at Laurel Hill State Park with her mother and sister. On Friday, she decided to take her four grandchildren there with beach balls and blankets, now that the area has been updated with new facilities. Right away, she noticed a sign warning that no lifeguards are on duty. "As long as you have parents watching, it should be OK," she said....


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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