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January 19, 1989 | ELLIOTT ALMOND and JIM CARLTON, Times Staff Writers
Shirley Metz of Capistrano Beach and Victoria Murden, a Harvard divinity student, became the first women to reach the South Pole on an overland route Wednesday when they and eight men concluded a 750-mile trek across Antarctica that began Nov. 28. The group, consisting of U.S. and Canadian citizens, also became the first Americans on skis to reach the ceremonial barber pole at the U.S. Navy's Amundsen-Scott Research Center.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1989 | ELLIOTT ALMOND and JIM CARLTON, Times Staff Writers
Shirley Metz of Capistrano Beach and Victoria Murden, a Harvard divinity student, became the first women to reach the South Pole on an overland route Wednesday when they and eight men concluded a 750-mile trek across Antarctica that began Nov. 28. The group, consisting of U.S. and Canadian citizens, also became the first Americans on skis to reach the ceremonial barber pole at the U.S. Navy's Amundsen-Scott Research Center.
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January 18, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
A Capistrano Beach woman arrived at the South Pole today after skiing 750 miles across the frozen wastelands of Antarctica, her husband said. Shirley Metz, 39, was accompanied in the overland expedition by nine people, including another woman. The party started their trek in early December. They were to be the second party to ski to the pole across one of Earth's coldest and most desolate landscapes, Metz said before leaving Capistrano Beach.
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January 18, 1989 | From Times wire services
Two Americans became the first women to reach the South Pole overland when they arrived with nine other adventurers Tuesday night after a 51-day trek on skis, a spokesman for the expedition said today. The women--Victoria Murden, 24, a Harvard University theology student from Cambridge, Mass., and 37-year-old businesswoman Shirley Metz of Capistrano Beach, Calif.--skied across 740 miles of the frozen continent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1990
County Supervisor Harriett M. Wieder and three others have been honored by the Commission on the Status of Women as outstanding women in Orange County. Also honored were Shirley M. Metz of Capistrano Beach, Adleane Hunter of Santa Ana and Lucia Belle Isaacson of Capistrano Beach. Metz made an overland journey on skis to the South Pole to point out the ecological danger facing the Earth and the pole. Hunter is the founder of the Orange County Black Actors Theater.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1988 | Herbert J. Vida
Shirley Metz exemplifies the California surfer girl: blond, trim, tanned, energetic. So you might wonder why she wants to take a 680-mile trek on an ice-covered route to the South Pole, where the temperature gets to 35 degrees below zero. "The walk will be the most exciting thing I will ever do in my life," said Metz, a 38-year-old merchandise manager for Hobie Sports in Dana Point, a catamaran company founded by Richard Metz, her husband of 18 years.
NEWS
January 19, 1989 | DEBORAH CHRISTENSEN
Jeb Stuart Magruder is well-versed on the subject of honesty. Now a Presbyterian minister outside Columbus, Ohio, he served a seven-month jail term for his role in Watergate. He also is chairman of the newly formed Columbus Commission on Ethics and Values, which has just kicked off a campaign to promote the virtues of honesty and ethics.
TRAVEL
May 7, 1989 | KIM UPTON
Color photographs of Latin America by Christine Dellosso will be on exhibit from 7 to 10 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Casablanca restaurant, 220 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. Admission free. For further information call 392-5751. -- -- -- Mort Loveman, travel photographer and lecturer, will offer a free presentation on Papua New Guinea at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Roxbury Park Club House, Roxbury Memorial Park, Beverly Hills. For further information, call (213) 550-4761. -- -- -- A free audio-visual program on Australia and New Zealand has been scheduled by My Travel Agent for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Granada Hills Womens Club, 10666 White Oak Ave. For reservations, call (818)
HOME & GARDEN
November 24, 2005 | Dawn Bonker, Special to The Times
SOME houses are made for those big, noisy, it's-chaotic-but-we-love-it type of family gatherings. Sabrina Barton of Fontana has such a house -- the kind with a roomy kitchen that flows into the family room and opens onto the spacious backyard, where the overfed can stretch, toss a football and watch the kids. "We can totally pull if off," says Barton. Now if she could just corral some guests.
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August 13, 1989 | FRANK RILEY, Riley is travel columnist for Los Angeles magazine and a regular contributor to this section
It was 10 years ago this December that my wife and I were on a flight over Antarctica with Sir Edmund Hillary, looking down at the untracked eternity of ice and snow and listening to Hillary's commentary on the route he followed to the South Pole in 1958.
NEWS
November 17, 1988 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, Times Staff Writer
Shirley Metz can go climb a rock if she wants. She can balance herself on sheer faces of granite 3,000 feet high or stand on the tiniest of ledges where eagles dare to fly. But there is one thing she cannot do. She cannot look down. The last time she did in the Wyoming Tetons was unforgettable. As she was dangling like an oversize marionette, fastened only to an expert climber perched above her, Metz was overcome by a fear of heights.
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