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By Orange County Register | September 7, 1998
In the days of eight-track tapes and vinyl records, college freshmen hit the road to college with little more than a turntable and an alarm clock. Today's freshmen are decidedly more techno-laden.NFO Research Inc. of Eden Prairie, Minn., surveyed 612 people - half who entered college in 1967, and the rest who started school last year. The survey was sponsored by the Best Buy retail chain. Here's a look at what they're packing into the family station wagon, er, van.Q. Looking back to your freshman year, if you could only have one thing in your dorm room, which one of these would you choose?
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By Kim Fernandez, For The Baltimore Sun | March 31, 2013
My dog wakes me up at 5:30 every morning and won't leave me alone until I get up for her walk and breakfast. I want to sleep in during the week - how can I get her to sleep later? Unfortunately, you've trained yourself an excellent alarm clock, and the fastest and easiest way to turn that clock off is to put it in another room the night before you want to sleep late. Be warned that asking her to wait a little longer to eat won't cause any damage, but asking her to hold it when she has to go out can have messy consequences.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Suzanna Stephens | July 16, 1995
A roundup of new products and servicesTaking in black landmarksVisible Ink Press has published a book that could make your next road trip a lot more interesting. "Historic Black Landmarks: A Traveler's Guide," by George Cantor, takes readers on a 46-state tour of parks, museums, birthplaces, churches and monuments relating to African-American history and culture. Included are maps of the sites and information on hours, admission fees and special exhibits. The book is available through the Multicolor Workshop catalog (800)
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Susan Reimer | February 27, 2013
Pope Benedict XVI retires Thursday, and he leaves the workplace the way many of us would like to - on his own terms. He wasn't laid off at 50 with few transferable skills, required to retrain or reinvent himself and then compete for work with people half his age. His job wasn't outsourced (although the conclave set to choose his successor may elect someone from another country to do his job). He is 85, but he didn't have to keep working because the recession wiped out his meager 401(k)
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By ROCH KUBATKO and ROCH KUBATKO,Sun Reporter | April 13, 2007
Quarterback Drew Bled soe announced his retire ment after 14 seasons in the NFL. Bledsoe's agent made the an nouncement ... and then sacked him for old times sake. I still won't trash the Jaret Wright trade, considering the Ori oles didn't surrender a whole lot to get him. Chris Britton would have been this year's Sendy Rleal or Todd Williams. But there were plenty of whispers that Wright's shoulder was about to blow - sort of like an alarm clock after it's been hit with a hammer. Imagine springs flying all over the place.
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By Suzanna Stephens | April 2, 1995
Good vibes in the morningRattled by your travel alarm clock's annoying beep, chirp or whistle? Do you roll over after the wake-up call and go back to sleep. It might be time for something different. A new 3-by-2-inch clock gently rocks you awake. Originally designed for the hard of hearing, the aptly named Shake Awake rouses you by vibrating under your pillow. Available through direct mail by calling (800) 526-0402, the vibrating alarm clock costs $29.95, plus $4 shipping. Two AA batteries not included.
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By Kim Fernandez, For The Baltimore Sun | March 31, 2013
My dog wakes me up at 5:30 every morning and won't leave me alone until I get up for her walk and breakfast. I want to sleep in during the week - how can I get her to sleep later? Unfortunately, you've trained yourself an excellent alarm clock, and the fastest and easiest way to turn that clock off is to put it in another room the night before you want to sleep late. Be warned that asking her to wait a little longer to eat won't cause any damage, but asking her to hold it when she has to go out can have messy consequences.
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By Mike Adams | February 28, 1999
BIGGER THOMAS lives. He lives in our prisons, he lives in our cities' drug-infested neighborhoods and he lives in the hearts of nearly all black men -- regardless of status and income -- who've been lashed by racism.Several generations of Biggers have been born since "Native Son" opened with the "Brrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinng!" of an alarm clock in a rat-infested tenement on Chicago's South Side.Society ignored the alarm clock in 1940 when the novel appeared and today the alarm still goes unheeded.
NEWS
By Phil Perrier | September 3, 2001
LOS ANGELES -- They had to be the three most depressing words in the English language: "Back to school." I hated going back to school. It always happened right at the wrong time, just when I was getting into the rhythm of summer -- sleeping until noon, lounging by the pool all day, playing basketball, staying up late, watching TV. Just drifting from one day to the next. No one telling me what to do. Nothing expected from me. Then that horrible alarm clock -- 7:20 a.m.! Nobody should be awake at 7:20 a.m. Why did grownups always want to do everything in the morning?
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By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,SUN STAFF | July 30, 1998
What's this, the alarm clock? 7:30 in the morning? What do I need with 7:30 in the morning? What do I need with the alarm clock? It goes off or it doesn't go off or it gets thrown out the window and replaced with something from a store I saw a few months ago in Aspen, where the window was decorated with watches that had cobalt blue faces circled with diamonds and I swear that the faces were looking at me saying: WE SEE YOU, MR. FIVE FIGURES! YOU'RE ONLY IN ASPEN AT PEAK SEASON BECAUSE YOU'RE ON A BUSINESS TRIP AND YOU CAN'T EVEN THINK ABOUT BUYING ANYTHING IN THIS STORE!
SPORTS
By ROCH KUBATKO and ROCH KUBATKO,Sun Reporter | April 13, 2007
Quarterback Drew Bled soe announced his retire ment after 14 seasons in the NFL. Bledsoe's agent made the an nouncement ... and then sacked him for old times sake. I still won't trash the Jaret Wright trade, considering the Ori oles didn't surrender a whole lot to get him. Chris Britton would have been this year's Sendy Rleal or Todd Williams. But there were plenty of whispers that Wright's shoulder was about to blow - sort of like an alarm clock after it's been hit with a hammer. Imagine springs flying all over the place.
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By Stephen G. Henderson and Stephen G. Henderson,Special to the Sun | July 11, 2004
As the youngest of five children, inevitably I became the repository for many hand-me-down toys, clothes and furniture. My "Yankee Thrift Gone Amok" upbringing might well have turned me into an avid consumer of the latest and greatest. Instead, even when I could afford to do otherwise, I've usually chosen to outfit myself or decorate with items found in junk shops, flea markets and even on the street. Along the way, I've squirreled away loads of dubious things. For example, there's my scandalously large accumulation of religious kitsch, seashells from around the world, vast quantities of vintage fabric, lamps, globes and lots of books.
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By Michael Stroh and Michael Stroh,SUN STAFF | December 31, 2003
The scientists whose rovers will explore the surface of Mars in January won't be leaving home themselves. But they'll have to get used to a hassle that no jet-lagged Earth traveler has ever faced: living on Martian time. Beginning Saturday, when Spirit, the first of two NASA Mars buggies, is scheduled to touch down, more than 200 NASA personnel will begin waking, working and sleeping to the alien rhythm of the Martian day. It's only 39 1/2 minutes longer than our own, but that's enough to gum up the works of a human's internal clock.
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By Andy Newman and Andy Newman,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | May 30, 2002
NEW YORK - Behind a chain-link fence in the lush green crescent known as Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn, a four-note cry pierces the softness of dawn. Across the street in the apartments that line Plaza Street West, sleepers toss in their beds and smile to themselves, or curse quietly, or both. Day is here. Many dawns ago - most residents say a month or two; city animal-control officials say a year - a handsome, rust-maned, greenish-black rooster took up residence in the enclosed greensward that crowns the main entrance to Prospect Park.
NEWS
By Phil Perrier | September 3, 2001
LOS ANGELES -- They had to be the three most depressing words in the English language: "Back to school." I hated going back to school. It always happened right at the wrong time, just when I was getting into the rhythm of summer -- sleeping until noon, lounging by the pool all day, playing basketball, staying up late, watching TV. Just drifting from one day to the next. No one telling me what to do. Nothing expected from me. Then that horrible alarm clock -- 7:20 a.m.! Nobody should be awake at 7:20 a.m. Why did grownups always want to do everything in the morning?
NEWS
By Deborah Stoudt and Deborah Stoudt,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 28, 1999
With the holidays fast approaching, you may be feeling a little tense about finding that perfect gift for loved ones or friends, especially if they are disabled or elderly.If so, we can help.From hundreds of items available, we've selected 10, most priced under $50, that will make life a little easier for those having trouble with daily activities such as getting up from a chair, hearing the telephone ring or writing with a steady hand. Maybe you want to select an item for yourself. All the products can be purchased through a catalog, Web site or by calling a toll-free number for a store near you (details below)
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By Andy Newman and Andy Newman,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | May 30, 2002
NEW YORK - Behind a chain-link fence in the lush green crescent known as Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn, a four-note cry pierces the softness of dawn. Across the street in the apartments that line Plaza Street West, sleepers toss in their beds and smile to themselves, or curse quietly, or both. Day is here. Many dawns ago - most residents say a month or two; city animal-control officials say a year - a handsome, rust-maned, greenish-black rooster took up residence in the enclosed greensward that crowns the main entrance to Prospect Park.
NEWS
By Stephen G. Henderson and Stephen G. Henderson,Special to the Sun | July 11, 2004
As the youngest of five children, inevitably I became the repository for many hand-me-down toys, clothes and furniture. My "Yankee Thrift Gone Amok" upbringing might well have turned me into an avid consumer of the latest and greatest. Instead, even when I could afford to do otherwise, I've usually chosen to outfit myself or decorate with items found in junk shops, flea markets and even on the street. Along the way, I've squirreled away loads of dubious things. For example, there's my scandalously large accumulation of religious kitsch, seashells from around the world, vast quantities of vintage fabric, lamps, globes and lots of books.
TOPIC
By Mike Adams | February 28, 1999
BIGGER THOMAS lives. He lives in our prisons, he lives in our cities' drug-infested neighborhoods and he lives in the hearts of nearly all black men -- regardless of status and income -- who've been lashed by racism.Several generations of Biggers have been born since "Native Son" opened with the "Brrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinng!" of an alarm clock in a rat-infested tenement on Chicago's South Side.Society ignored the alarm clock in 1940 when the novel appeared and today the alarm still goes unheeded.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Orange County Register | September 7, 1998
In the days of eight-track tapes and vinyl records, college freshmen hit the road to college with little more than a turntable and an alarm clock. Today's freshmen are decidedly more techno-laden.NFO Research Inc. of Eden Prairie, Minn., surveyed 612 people - half who entered college in 1967, and the rest who started school last year. The survey was sponsored by the Best Buy retail chain. Here's a look at what they're packing into the family station wagon, er, van.Q. Looking back to your freshman year, if you could only have one thing in your dorm room, which one of these would you choose?
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