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January 6, 2000 |
Just before Christmas, Jennifer Lambelet Mencken had hoisted a holiday flag in front of her Spanish-style house in Long Beach. The small red banner with white letters read, "JOY." Friends on Wednesday, remembering the Los Angeles librarian, said that message expressed a lot about Mencken's love for life and her devotion to mountain climbing. Before she departed on what would be her last hiking adventure, to Mt.
August 30, 2000 |
Ana Vargas, a diminutive hairstylist from San Diego, used to consider it an exciting climb when the elevator had windows. No longer. Not since July 31, when her self-image, spawned as the somewhat frail and timid one in a family of seven girls and five boys from Guadalajara, took a dramatic turn for the better. Right now, Vargas is a Helen Reddy song. She is woman. She is strong. You might say, these days, she is on top of the world.
November 27, 2001 |
Mt. Kilimanjaro is located on the equator. When Europeans first saw the mountain in 1848, they reported snow at the top. They were not believed. How could there be snow in such a hot place as the equator? Geographers said the white stuff must be salt deposited by the dormant volcano. They didn't know that the higher the altitude, the colder the air, even at the equator! As Julie, Carl, and Uncle Bill walked around Moshi in the morning, the air was crisp.
March 21, 2004 |
The wind rustled the mosquito netting above my bed, and the sounds of the African night, a discordant symphony of high-pitched insect song mixed with the distant, plaintive bleating of goats, echoed around the room. "What have I gotten myself and my daughters into?" I scribbled in my journal as the inky African darkness enveloped my home for the evening, the 42-room Mountain Village Lodge in the outskirts of Arusha, Tanzania.
February 8, 1987 |
Tanzania has bestowed its highest award on the late Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme. President Ali Hassan Mwinyi presented the Order of the Torch of Mount Kilimanjaro grade one to Palme's widow, Lisbeth, in a ceremony last week.
August 21, 2010
SATURDAY The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer Iraq troop withdrawal: Iraqi Ambassador Samir Sumaidaie. 3 p.m. CNN McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Today The Obamas' weekend in Martha's Vineyard; disabled veterans who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union With Candy Crowley Iraq: Gen. Ray Odierno; Iraq: former U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, Adm. William J. Fallon (ret.), Gen. Richard B. Myers (ret.