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SPORTS
By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | August 1, 1996
ATLANTA -- If it isn't one international incident, it's another. The United States was matched up against another one of its political rivals in last night's 220-pound freestyle wrestling final, and the tight decision that gave Pittsburgh's Kurt Angle the second American wrestling gold of the day created another nasty scene, this time involving the delegation from Iran.The night before, the Chinese women's softball team nearly walked off the field after a disputed home run that would eventually give the United States the first gold medal awarded in that event.
NEWS
By Linell Smith and Fred Rasmussen and Linell Smith and Fred Rasmussen,Sun Staff Writers Sun staff writer Jacques Kelly and librarian Doris Carberry contributed to this article | November 20, 1994
In the early years of this century, when Cab Calloway was growing up in West Baltimore's Sugar Hill, the neighborhood his family called home was considered the political, cultural and business hub of black society.He was the son of middle-class professionals. His mother, Martha Eulalia Reed, was a Morgan State College graduate who taught school. His father, Cabell Calloway, graduated from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania and worked as a lawyer.Young Cab Calloway even had his own car in high school -- a used 1923 Oldsmobile he'd bought with $275 he'd earned working -- a rarity in that era, particularly for a black man."
FEATURES
By Karol V. Menzie and Randy Johnson | September 4, 1993
Remember back in grade school when you were first learning to multiply and divide? Even though the problems all dealt with colliding trains and people who seemed to have a lot of fruit on their hands, the teacher promised this was real practical stuff that you'd need later on.Well, the teacher was right -- at least, if there's a stair-building project in your future.Building stairs is an art form perfected by carpenters over the centuries. There is a lot of conventional wisdom about what makes stairs comfortable and practical.
NEWS
By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Staff Writer | March 25, 1992
DARLINGTON -- In three years, Jerry M. Scarborough has gone from the top gun in the state police to odd man out.The Harford County resident was named the state police Trooper of the Year in 1989 for the dozens of drunken-driving arrests he made.Now, he is fighting for his job, feuding with neighbors and facing six months' probation for poisoning three dogs that lived on his street.Mr. Scarborough was sentenced March 11 to supervised probation and ordered to pay $321 restitution to the owners of the three poisoned dogs.
NEWS
By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Writer | April 10, 1994
A photo accompanying an article in Sunday's Sun about th murder of an ex-Marine whose experiences were the basis for the movie "A Few Good Men" misidentified the man's attorney. )) His name is Don Marcari.The Sun regrets the errors.NEEDHAM, Mass. -- They are apparently unrelated flashes of violence, framing the final eight years of David Cox's life, from the front lines of the Cold War in Cuba to a muddy river bank in suburban Boston.The most traumatic incident of his military tour in Cuba would inspire a movie that left him indignant, his and his comrades' service careers altered to quench Hollywood's desire for drama.
BUSINESS
By Karol V. Menzie and Randy Johnson | January 12, 1997
WOOD-BURNING stoves provide two kinds of heat: radiated and conducted. Both contribute to the warmth and well-being you get from a fire, but both carry the potential hazard of overheating, even setting ablaze, anything that gets too close for too long.Radiated heat comes through the air -- it's what makes your face glow when you sit near the stove. Conducted heat is more direct -- the warmth the stove transfers to the surface it is sitting on, for instance.Radiated heat can become conducted heat if it warms a nearby surface -- say, an ordinary wall -- and conveys heat to whatever is behind the surface -- in the case of the wall, to the studs behind the drywall.
FEATURES
By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | November 20, 2010
Many employees of Swirnow Buildings Systems reported for work Saturday, but they won't be at their desks or in the warehouse. Instead, they will help to provide turkey dinners to as many as 17,000 needy residents in Baltimore and as far away as southern Pennsylvania. This marks the 14th year that the family-owned company in Baltimore has sponsored its Adopt-a-Turkey program, distributing food baskets to more than 60 nonprofit organizations — a list that has grown annually. "It is really a family tradition started by Richard Swirnow and carried on by his son, David, today,' said Tim Ratajczak, company spokesman.
NEWS
By Ellen Gamerman and Melody Simmons and Ellen Gamerman and Melody Simmons,SUN STAFF Sun staff writers Mary Maushard, Kris Antonelli, Eric Lekus and Stacey Patton contributed to this article | July 9, 1997
WASHINGTON -- Caity Mahoney ran to the phone to call her friends. Chelsea Clinton, of all people, had just walked into Starbucks but could not find enough money for coffee. Before anyone could intervene, Caity reached into her pocket for change and bought the president's daughter a drink. Could they believe it -- she had treated the president's daughter to a cup of coffee?It was such a Caity story, mainly because it was the kind of thing that just doesn't happen to ordinary people. Brimming with enthusiasm -- and 10 times the political junkie of any of her friends -- she thrilled at such encounters as a newcomer to Washington from her native Baltimore.
NEWS
By Judy Foreman and Judy Foreman,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 1, 2005
How long do the fatigue and "brain fog" last after general anesthesia for surgery? It depends - on your age, the specific drugs used, how long the surgery took and how healthy you were to start with. These days, most general anesthesia is short-acting, which means you wake up quickly and the drugs are mostly out of your system within a few hours, said Dr. Carl Rosow, an anesthesiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. But tiny amounts can linger for up to seven days - enough so that you may not feel completely normal, especially if you also have a drink or two. Moreover, if you are one of the unlucky 20 percent to 40 percent of patients who have nausea and vomiting after general anesthesia, that can add considerably to your recovery time because of dehydration and weakness from not eating, said Dr. John Ulatowski, director and chair of the department of anesthesia and critical care at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.
FEATURES
By Michael Anft and Michael Anft,Special to The Sun | March 9, 1994
If you're a believer in the pop culture marketplace, then you nTC know that no one loves a murderer like an American does.Popular iconography includes Billy the Kid, John Dillinger, and Bonnie and Clyde. But even those deemed too weird, psychotic or unredeemable for mass hero worship -- Chessman, DeSalvo, Gacy, Bundy -- have had their followings.They are written about, read about, studied by psychiatrists, law enforcers and loners. Recently serial killers have been put on the faces of a line of trading cards.
NEWS
By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | July 7, 2013
Fear is as fresh as the stubborn blood stains on the street in the 900 block of Bennett Place. Three men have been killed this year on this short stretch of three-story row homes, two within seven days of each other last month. Parents lock their children inside and few residents will talk about the violence, worried they could be next if they say the wrong thing. Resolved to stabilize the block, police pulled four metal gates across the street's mouth to restrict access and posted an officer there around the clock with orders never to leave unless a colleague radios for help nearby.
NEWS
By Kelly Brewington | kelly.brewington@baltsun.com | January 25, 2010
When patients are in the throes of a heart attack, there's no question that stents save lives. But for heart patients with few symptoms and less than severe artery blockage, whether to use a stent is a question with no clear-cut answer, say cardiologists. In fact, these days some heart experts say the mesh metal tubes used to keep narrowed or weakened arteries propped open are overused for blockages that can be treated just as well with medicine, a healthy diet and exercise. A recent internal review of heart patients at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson found 369 patients received the coronary implants unnecessarily.
NEWS
By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | February 24, 1999
They look like dollhouses of death.At the state medical examiner's office in downtown Baltimore, 18 glass cases hold tiny replicas of crime scenes from the 1930s and 1940s -- clues from the past that are helping investigators of the present learn how to be more effective crime fighters."
FEATURES
By Rita Calvert and Rita Calvert,Contributing Writer | January 12, 1994
Q: Jalapeno peppers seem to vary so much in their heat that I never know what result I will get with a recipe. Any suggestions?A: Fresh jalapeno peppers do have different heat levels, so I have come to rely on jarred pickled jalapenos for recipes, for both heat and convenience. No need to don gloves to cut and remove seeds. Just use the amount called for in the recipe (adding a little extra if you want it quite spicy). One medium jalapeno pepper equals one generous tablespoon of pickled, sliced jalapenos.
NEWS
By Jean Marbella and Jean Marbella,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | December 17, 1998
WILMINGTON, Del. -- The day that trial followers have long awaited, but that his own defense attorneys feared, arrived yesterday: Thomas Capano took the witness stand in a risk-laden effort to save his own life.Capano quickly took the offensive, anxious to counter weeks of testimony that portrayed him as a control freak who juggled affairs with several women and ultimately killed the one who dared to break up with him, Anne Marie Fahey. The 30-year-old scheduling secretary to the governor vanished after dining with him on June 27, 1996.
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