Lacrosse roads meet at
Right on the heels of the World Cup soccer
matches in France, another international sporting event is about
to begin. But this one is a lot closer to home.
In a city and on a campus steeped in lacrosse
tradition, Baltimore and Johns Hopkins will play host to the 1998
International Lacrosse Federation World Championship from July 15
Since late fall, Hopkins officials have been
meeting with World Lacrosse '98 organizers in preparation for the
games, which are expected to draw upward of 50,000 people to the
Homewood campus and will be televised in 10 nations, making it
the biggest lacrosse event in the history of the game.
Banking on safer drinking
Bustling rivers such as the Mississippi and the Ohio are the
source of drinking water for millions of Americans. But these
rivers are likely to contain hazardous chemicals and pathogens
that must be removed or neutralized before the water is safe for
New research suggests that the soil alongside
these channels could help with the cleanup.
Drawing river water through the adjacent earth
may strip away some unwanted pollutants, including harmful
viruses, protozoa and bacteria, researchers at Hopkins believe.
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