March 14, 1999 |
Less than two years ago, the bitter cold of Mt. Everest made heating water for tea a formidable task for Jamie Clarke. Now he's got more than enough heat but barely enough water. Clarke, a Canadian who climbed the Himalayan peak in 1997, is trekking across Saudi Arabia's Empty Quarter, infamous for its quicksand, mountainous sand dunes and blazing heat. "I long for walking into the kitchen and pouring a sweet glass of cold water," said Clarke by satellite phone from the desert.
March 19, 1999 |
It was a trek of exploration, not of the terrain but of themselves. That is how self-described adventurer Jamie Clarke explained the first expedition of Westerners to dare to cross the Rub al Khali, or the Empty Quarter, of Saudi Arabia on foot and camelback in more than 50 years. Clarke's team of three Canadians, three Bedouins and 12 camels stumbled into the oil-glitz emirate of Abu Dhabi last Friday, looking like emissaries from another epoch. They had set out Feb.
October 26, 1986 |
National partisan tides carried North Carolina Republican Bill Hendon to Congress in 1980, swept him out of office two years later and carried him back in 1984. But this year, as he faces Democrat Jamie Clarke for a third time, the country's political waters are unusually still. Hendon is featuring top Administration officials in his advertising, as he did in 1984.