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Winter Solstice

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  • After Wednesday, night hours surpass daylight in Baltimore

    After Wednesday, night hours surpass daylight in Baltimore
    Wednesday is the last day in Baltimore with more daylight hours than nighttime until spring. There will be about 12 hours, 1 minute of daylight, with sunrise at about 6:57 a.m. and sunset at 6:58 p.m. But the hours of daylight are shrinking by about 2...
  • In a word: halcyon

    Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a relatively obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar, another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word: HALCYON It starts with a bird. The ancients thought...
  • Dec. 21: It's (not) the end of the world as we know it, NASA says

     
    Even NASA has jokes about Friday. "Dec. 21, 2012, won't be the end of the world as we know," the space agency said on its website, "however, it will be another winter solstice."...
  • Pictures in the News | Dec. 21, 2012

     
    In Friday's Pictures in the News: People on a Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, welcome summer's first day, while in Guatemala,  natives and visitors celebrate the end of the Mayan cycle known as Bak'tun 13 and the start of the Maya new age....
  • Dec. 21: Griffith Observatory to mark 'NOT the end of the world'

     
    Not the end of the world: If a mysterious planet named Niburu were truly hurtling toward us, Griffith Park wouldn't be a bad place to watch it bash the Earth into smithereens. Alas, the world's end is not at hand. And the observatory is trying mightily to...
  • Cuzco, Peru's often overlooked treasures

    Cuzco, Peru's often overlooked treasures
    As many a Peruvian traveler can tell you, climbing Machu Picchu is easy, especially if you take one of those tourist buses that do most of the work. It's embracing Cuzco that can be hard. Cuzco (often spelled Cusco) usually is the Peruvian city you...
  • Ancient structures built in southern Ohio by Indians are worth viewing

    Ancient structures built in southern Ohio by Indians are worth viewing
    CYNITHIANA, Ohio - Fort Hill State Memorial is a place with interesting options. It is home to some of the best hiking in the state, interesting geology and rare plants in a surprisingly wild corner of southwest Ohio. It is also home to ancient and...
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    NAPA, CALIF. Truffle Festival When, where: Friday to Dec. 12, Westin Verasa Hotel Highlights: This inaugural event will pair top chefs with some of the world's foremost truffle scientists. In addition to tastings, attendees will have the opportunity to...
  • Book calendar: Author events for the week of December 5, 2010

    Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich SUNDAY Rhapsodomancy Reading Series: Authors Diane Lefer (" California Transit"), poet Robin Ekiss ("The Mansion of Happiness"), author/screenwriter Steve De Jarnatt ("Miracle Mile") and poet Candace...
  • Calendar

    YOUR WEEKEND FRIDAY: The romantic musical "Daddy Long Legs" continues its world premiere run at Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Performances Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.; Thursday...