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By GREGORY KANE | January 18, 2003
GOV. ROBERT L. Ehrlich Jr. and Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele rightly pointed out Wednesday the history they had made. Ehrlich is Maryland's first governor elected in the 21st century and the first Republican governor in 36 years. Steele is Maryland's first black lieutenant governor. But other history may have been made this month, when Maryland's congressional delegation was sworn in. The composition of that delegation may be unique. Which local high school -- ahem! -- has alumni -- ahem!
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | October 12, 2009
Christmas is probably unconstitutional. I'm no lawyer, but the logic seems unassailable to me. Consider: Santa Claus aside, Christmas is an explicitly Christian holiday and the only holiday of any religion to be observed by the federal government. Which would seem to violate the First Amendment edict that Congress "shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion." Yet to the best of my admittedly limited knowledge, no one has ever sued Christmas before the Supreme Court. Not that I'm trying to give any ideas.
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January 21, 2002
IF www.whitehouse.com is a porn site, is it any wonder that a smut peddler has also appropriated baltimoremaryland.com? And if presidents from Bill Clinton - ahem - to George W. Bush can live with the White House's association with erotica, there is no reason for Mayor Martin O'Malley to cough up the cash that the fast-buck artist wants for the Baltimore Internet site. "I'm disgusted, repulsed and annoyed," the mayor says. He should be. Mr. O'Malley should also be troubled that the asking price for the Baltimore-associated site is a paltry $8,500.
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By JANET GILBERT | April 29, 2007
I have had some unfortunate home haircuts in my day, captured in school photos for the amusement of future generations. There's one in particular that stands out. I am about 8 years old, in a maroon polyester dress with a drooping collar that manages to create a "beagle-ears" effect. But it is my hair that commands attention; I am sporting startlingly asymmetrical bangs that slope sharply down my forehead. I remember sitting for home haircuts on a stool in my basement; hair dripping wet, a towel pinned around my shoulders.
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By Sloane Brown and Sloane Brown,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 8, 2002
Add a little blue to the Cherry Hill neighborhood. That's Cajun Blu - a restaurant that opened its doors at 1810 Cherry Hill Road a little over a week ago. The Cajun concept comes from Scott Nero, a partner in the eatery with Baltimore native Ken Whitfield. Nero grew up in Louisiana; he moved here in 1971. While the dinner menu does offer some dishes with a Cajun zing, such as jambalaya ($12.95) and shrimp creole ($15.95), there are plenty of other choices, including marinated chicken breast stuffed with crab imperial ($15.
FEATURES
By John Dorsey and John Dorsey,Sun Art Critic | April 30, 1991
You enter the galleries of Maryland Art Place these days through an arch made of hair (actually it's more like a baldachin, a canopy supported on pillars). Two hundred wigs went into it; it's by Carol Shuford; it's called "Hair Hierarchy Myth"; and it introduces you to the "Hair Ball Exhibition," a show entirely devoted to the subject of hair.The Hair Ball, a MAP extravaganza hosted by John Waters (of "Hairspray" fame), is over, having drawn 600 people on Saturday night. But lingering on until May 11 is the exhibit associated with it, a conglomeration of individual works by 98 artists plus eight installations, every single one of them in some way related to hair.
NEWS
By Leonard Pitts Jr | October 12, 2009
Christmas is probably unconstitutional. I'm no lawyer, but the logic seems unassailable to me. Consider: Santa Claus aside, Christmas is an explicitly Christian holiday and the only holiday of any religion to be observed by the federal government. Which would seem to violate the First Amendment edict that Congress "shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion." Yet to the best of my admittedly limited knowledge, no one has ever sued Christmas before the Supreme Court. Not that I'm trying to give any ideas.
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By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,sun reporter | September 10, 2006
Children cheered. Parents readied their cameras and camera phones. And the pigs, just moments from their scheduled race down the middle of Washington Boulevard in Pigtown, twitched their curlicue tails, sniffing the ground and nosing through their damp straw bedding. With the excitement of the crowd building, farmer Bud Strohmer of Woodstock opened the gate for his 250-pound porkers and ... they're off? Organizers of yesterday's fifth annual Pigtown Festival called this, their signature event, the Running of the Pigs.
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By Sloane Brown and Sloane Brown,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 30, 2004
Folks at the Baltimore City firefighters awards ceremony at the Marriott Waterfront Sunday night, and those at the Ladder 49 premiere at the Senator weren't the only ones to get "up close and personal" with the Disney movie's stars this week. Seems some unsuspecting diners found themselves with thrilling company at a couple of local restaurants Sunday. After the big awards ceremony that night, Ladder 49 actors John Travolta, Robert Patrick, Kevin Chapman and Billy Burke joined some of Baltimore's F.D. brass and their families for dinner in the Fleming's private dining room.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | October 22, 2006
WASHINGTON -- I guess the tent wasn't big enough after all. Meaning the "big tent" strategy dreamy-eyed Republicans have been touting since the '90s. Theirs was, they said, a party big enough to encompass people from all walks of life. Now we learn they meant all walks except the gay walk. If this wasn't clear before (and it was), it sure is now, in the wake of revelations that Mark Foley, former congressman from Florida, was not-so-secretly gay and not-so-secretly sending explicit e-mails to teenage pages.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | October 22, 2006
WASHINGTON -- I guess the tent wasn't big enough after all. Meaning the "big tent" strategy dreamy-eyed Republicans have been touting since the '90s. Theirs was, they said, a party big enough to encompass people from all walks of life. Now we learn they meant all walks except the gay walk. If this wasn't clear before (and it was), it sure is now, in the wake of revelations that Mark Foley, former congressman from Florida, was not-so-secretly gay and not-so-secretly sending explicit e-mails to teenage pages.
NEWS
By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,sun reporter | September 10, 2006
Children cheered. Parents readied their cameras and camera phones. And the pigs, just moments from their scheduled race down the middle of Washington Boulevard in Pigtown, twitched their curlicue tails, sniffing the ground and nosing through their damp straw bedding. With the excitement of the crowd building, farmer Bud Strohmer of Woodstock opened the gate for his 250-pound porkers and ... they're off? Organizers of yesterday's fifth annual Pigtown Festival called this, their signature event, the Running of the Pigs.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sloane Brown and Sloane Brown,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 30, 2004
Folks at the Baltimore City firefighters awards ceremony at the Marriott Waterfront Sunday night, and those at the Ladder 49 premiere at the Senator weren't the only ones to get "up close and personal" with the Disney movie's stars this week. Seems some unsuspecting diners found themselves with thrilling company at a couple of local restaurants Sunday. After the big awards ceremony that night, Ladder 49 actors John Travolta, Robert Patrick, Kevin Chapman and Billy Burke joined some of Baltimore's F.D. brass and their families for dinner in the Fleming's private dining room.
NEWS
By GREGORY KANE | January 18, 2003
GOV. ROBERT L. Ehrlich Jr. and Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele rightly pointed out Wednesday the history they had made. Ehrlich is Maryland's first governor elected in the 21st century and the first Republican governor in 36 years. Steele is Maryland's first black lieutenant governor. But other history may have been made this month, when Maryland's congressional delegation was sworn in. The composition of that delegation may be unique. Which local high school -- ahem! -- has alumni -- ahem!
NEWS
By Marty Ross and By Marty Ross,Universal Press Syndicate | December 1, 2002
There comes a time in every gardener's life when artificial flowers really are better than the real thing. It's normal to resist, but incredibly realistic fakes, now known in the business as "permanent botanicals," have gained widespread acceptance. The consumer might need the help of a honeybee to tell the difference between real and artificial blooms. "People love flowers, and permanent botanicals are getting so realistic now, some are better than real," says J.R. Koontz, a florist in Wichita, Kan., who carries a hand-picked selection of high-quality permanent botanicals.
NEWS
By Ariel Sabar and Ariel Sabar,SUN STAFF | October 3, 2002
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Welcome to the city that calls itself The Fun Side of the Potomac, an elegant colonial seaport with a peerless collection of art galleries, antique shops and - ahem - international terrorism suspects. It is so. Imprisoned just a short horse-and-buggy ride from shops that sell Amish quilts and British tea cozies are two of America's most wanted: John Walker Lindh and Zacarias Moussaoui. The American Taliban member and the alleged "20th hijacker" are both locked up in the city jail, waiting for their criminal cases to unfold down the street, at Alexandria's federal courthouse.
SPORTS
By Ken Rosenthal and Ken Rosenthal,SUN COLUMNIST | July 27, 1996
ATLANTA - Oh, the cheat was at it again last night. Failed to march out with the other swimmers. Claimed she was late because she - ahem - broke her goggles.Where was Michelle Smith?What was she doing?Why can't she follow the rules?Enough already. The goggles question brought the Smith controversy to a level of absurdity, and it's rather amazing that the subject of this witch hunt will leave this country seemingly unscathed."This was the greatest week of my life," Smith said last night after winning her fourth individual medal - a bronze - in the women's 200-meter butterfly.
NEWS
By Neil A. Grauer | August 3, 1992
RUBBISH! THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF GARBAGE: WHAT OUR GARGAGE TELLS US ABOUT OURSELVES. By William Rathje and Cullen Murphy. HarperCollins. 256 pages. $23. APPARENTLY a lot of what has been written about garbage is -- well, garbage.As anxiety over the environment and our generation of solid waste mounts, considerable drivel about debris has been promulgated and published, according to William Rathje, director of the University of Arizona's Garbage Project, and Cullen Murphy of The Atlantic Monthly.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sloane Brown and Sloane Brown,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 8, 2002
Add a little blue to the Cherry Hill neighborhood. That's Cajun Blu - a restaurant that opened its doors at 1810 Cherry Hill Road a little over a week ago. The Cajun concept comes from Scott Nero, a partner in the eatery with Baltimore native Ken Whitfield. Nero grew up in Louisiana; he moved here in 1971. While the dinner menu does offer some dishes with a Cajun zing, such as jambalaya ($12.95) and shrimp creole ($15.95), there are plenty of other choices, including marinated chicken breast stuffed with crab imperial ($15.
NEWS
January 21, 2002
IF www.whitehouse.com is a porn site, is it any wonder that a smut peddler has also appropriated baltimoremaryland.com? And if presidents from Bill Clinton - ahem - to George W. Bush can live with the White House's association with erotica, there is no reason for Mayor Martin O'Malley to cough up the cash that the fast-buck artist wants for the Baltimore Internet site. "I'm disgusted, repulsed and annoyed," the mayor says. He should be. Mr. O'Malley should also be troubled that the asking price for the Baltimore-associated site is a paltry $8,500.
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