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By Stephen Manes and Stephen Manes,New York Times News Service | November 17, 1997
WHAT comes to mind when somebody mentions "a hot computer"? Probably not a machine whose manual advises against using it "directly on your lap because it can generate heat enough to cause low-temperature burns" and notes that if you try "to use a smoking or unusually noisy computer system, this could result in a fire or electric shock to you."According to a product manager for the Mobile Computing Division of Mitsubishi Electronics America, a unit of the Mitsubishi Electric Industrial Corp.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 16, 2014
"You might call him 'The Leader of the Cult of the Unusual' " - Jules Verne Edgar Allan Poe, whose creepy tales of terror continue to thrill new generations of readers, lived in a crowded household from 1832 to 1835 at what is now 203 N. Amity St. Poe, who was born 205 years ago Sunday, had lived in Baltimore on Mechanics Row on Wilks Street, east of the Jones Falls, in 1829. The next year he entered West Point but was dismissed a year later. Poe returned to Baltimore and moved into the 21/2-story brick rowhouse with green shutters that was built around 1830 for Charles Klassen in a rural area that then marked the western edge of the city.
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By Peter Hermann and Laurie Willis and Peter Hermann and Laurie Willis,SUN STAFF | June 13, 2000
Baltimore prosecutors and housing officials are searching for the owner of the Amity Street rowhouse that was without power when four people died in a fire Saturday, and said yesterday they are investigating his jumble of properties. To prevent such tragedies, representatives from City Hall and Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. began a series of meetings last night to quickly identify and get aid to homeowners struggling to pay utility bills. "There is no excuse for any home in this city to be without electricity," said Zack Germroth, a housing authority spokesman who said his agency will try to survey each home in the city to determine who is with and without power.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2012
Baltimore's beleaguered Edgar Allan Poe House will be shutting its doors Friday, with plans to reopen in 2013 under the auspices of a nonprofit group hoping to increase attendance and make the city landmark self-sufficient. The house, which normally closes for the winter in December, could reopen as early as next spring, said Thomas Stosur, director of the city's Department of Planning. Plans for the site are still being formulated by the nonprofit Poe Baltimore, which will oversee the house and work to increase its visibility and viability.
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By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,Staff Writer | October 18, 1992
As soon as they started playing soccer together at John Carroll, Amity Torbit and Katie Nietubicz knew they had a sixth sense about each other on the field."
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By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,Staff Writer | November 22, 1992
John Carroll's Amity Torbit literally ran away with The Baltimore Sun's Harford County Girls Soccer Player of the Year honors.The fastest striker in the county, Torbit scored 15 goals and had 10 assists to lead the Patriots to the runner-up spot in the highly competitive Catholic League.But Torbit's game involved more than just speed."Amity runs very intelligently," said John Carroll coach Joe Rehrmann. "A lot of players have a lot of straight-ahead speed, but they don't know how to use it. Amity can change speeds and change direction."
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | June 11, 2000
Three children and their grandmother were killed early yesterday when a candle used as the only source of light sparked a fire in a narrow West Baltimore rowhouse that had been without electricity for nearly a year. A fourth grandchild, Dominique Derico, 10, suffered severe burns and was in critical condition yesterday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Deputy Mayor David Scott called it a "tragic day" for Baltimore as he stood outside the charred blue rowhouse at 129 N. Amity St., which had no smoke detectors, and said the fire demonstrated the "sense of urgency" in repairing the city's poorest neighborhoods.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | June 14, 2000
Baltimore officials continued their search yesterday for the owner of a rowhouse in which four people died in a fire over the weekend, and they said they could demolish his Amity Street house if they don't hear from him by tomorrow. Housing inspectors condemned the three-story dwelling in West Baltimore hours after a fire early Saturday that killed a woman and her three grandchildren. The owner has 72 hours from Monday to meet with city housing officials and present a plan for the property, which could include tearing it down or making repairs.
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By Mike Jefferson | November 8, 1990
John Carroll's girls soccer team surged past St. Mary's, after trailing 1-0 at halftime, to win the Catholic League Tournament championship, 5-1, at Patterson Park's Twardowicz field last night.John Carroll also beat St. Mary's for the championship last year, 2-1. The year before St. Mary's lost to Catholic, 2-1.This year, after one half of play, during which they scored the critical first goal, it looked as if the Saints finally might earn that elusive victory.Their scoring play developed when Randall Goldsborough intercepted a pass at midfield.
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By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,Sun Staff Writer | August 26, 1995
On a corner two blocks from the home of Baltimore's most renowned writer of the macabre, Kyra Myers is asked a seemingly easy question: Just where is the Edgar Allan Poe House?But her answer is filled with uncertainty."It's somewhere over there in the Poe Homes," she said, pointing in a direction of perhaps the most scenic -- but out-of-the-way -- route to Poe's place."It's on Lexington Street or Saratoga, I think. You'll see some signs for it. But it's probably somewhere near the Poe Homes.
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By Donna Rifkind and Donna Rifkind,Special to the Sun | May 22, 2005
O My Darling By Amity Gaige. Other Press. 248 pages. $22. Amity Gaige's polished first novel introduces Clark and Charlotte Adair, a handsome young couple whose life at first glance seems fatuously happy. They've just settled into their dream house in a comfy suburb called Clementine, where Clark works as a guidance counselor at the local junior high school. But the real action takes place underneath this glossy surface, in the roiling interior lives of the characters. Both husband and wife are trying to flee troubled childhoods.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | June 14, 2000
Baltimore officials continued their search yesterday for the owner of a rowhouse in which four people died in a fire over the weekend, and they said they could demolish his Amity Street house if they don't hear from him by tomorrow. Housing inspectors condemned the three-story dwelling in West Baltimore hours after a fire early Saturday that killed a woman and her three grandchildren. The owner has 72 hours from Monday to meet with city housing officials and present a plan for the property, which could include tearing it down or making repairs.
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By Peter Hermann and Laurie Willis and Peter Hermann and Laurie Willis,SUN STAFF | June 13, 2000
Baltimore prosecutors and housing officials are searching for the owner of the Amity Street rowhouse that was without power when four people died in a fire Saturday, and said yesterday they are investigating his jumble of properties. To prevent such tragedies, representatives from City Hall and Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. began a series of meetings last night to quickly identify and get aid to homeowners struggling to pay utility bills. "There is no excuse for any home in this city to be without electricity," said Zack Germroth, a housing authority spokesman who said his agency will try to survey each home in the city to determine who is with and without power.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | June 11, 2000
Three children and their grandmother were killed early yesterday when a candle used as the only source of light sparked a fire in a narrow West Baltimore rowhouse that had been without electricity for nearly a year. A fourth grandchild, Dominique Derico, 10, suffered severe burns and was in critical condition yesterday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Deputy Mayor David Scott called it a "tragic day" for Baltimore as he stood outside the charred blue rowhouse at 129 N. Amity St., which had no smoke detectors, and said the fire demonstrated the "sense of urgency" in repairing the city's poorest neighborhoods.
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By Jack W. Germond and Jack W. Germond,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | February 16, 2000
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Seated only a few feet apart, John McCain and George W. Bush assailed each other bitterly on one issue after another yesterday in a 90-minute debate that could be critical to the outcome of the South Carolina Republican primary Saturday. The confrontation broke no new ground on the issues but clearly delineated the differences between the two leading candidates for the Republican presidential nomination. The acrimony became harshest as they wrangled over who had been responsible for the negative tone of the campaign in the two weeks since McCain defeated Bush by a surprising 19 percentage points in the New Hampshire primary.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Stein and David Stein,San Francisco Chronicle | August 3, 1998
If you've been looking for a portable computer that you can carry around without getting a hernia and buy without refinancing your house, you're in luck.A new category of personal computer called the mininotebook offers Windows 98 performance in a package that's smaller and lighter than a conventional notebook PC but bigger and more user-friendly than hand-held PCs with their tiny keyboards.The main contenders in this bantamweight class include the Sony 505 ($2,000), Toshiba Libretto ($1,700)
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By David Stein and David Stein,San Francisco Chronicle | August 3, 1998
If you've been looking for a portable computer that you can carry around without getting a hernia and buy without refinancing your house, you're in luck.A new category of personal computer called the mininotebook offers Windows 98 performance in a package that's smaller and lighter than a conventional notebook PC but bigger and more user-friendly than hand-held PCs with their tiny keyboards.The main contenders in this bantamweight class include the Sony 505 ($2,000), Toshiba Libretto ($1,700)
ENTERTAINMENT
By Donna Rifkind and Donna Rifkind,Special to the Sun | May 22, 2005
O My Darling By Amity Gaige. Other Press. 248 pages. $22. Amity Gaige's polished first novel introduces Clark and Charlotte Adair, a handsome young couple whose life at first glance seems fatuously happy. They've just settled into their dream house in a comfy suburb called Clementine, where Clark works as a guidance counselor at the local junior high school. But the real action takes place underneath this glossy surface, in the roiling interior lives of the characters. Both husband and wife are trying to flee troubled childhoods.
BUSINESS
By Stephen Manes and Stephen Manes,New York Times News Service | November 17, 1997
WHAT comes to mind when somebody mentions "a hot computer"? Probably not a machine whose manual advises against using it "directly on your lap because it can generate heat enough to cause low-temperature burns" and notes that if you try "to use a smoking or unusually noisy computer system, this could result in a fire or electric shock to you."According to a product manager for the Mobile Computing Division of Mitsubishi Electronics America, a unit of the Mitsubishi Electric Industrial Corp.
NEWS
By Mark Matthews and Mark Matthews,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | March 19, 1997
WASHINGTON -- At a brief but important summit, President Clinton and Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin meet in the Finnish capital of Helsinki tomorrow and Friday for talks that may help determine whether the West and Russia will enter the next century as adversaries or friends.Even if no major agreements are reached, the two-day session on the Baltic coast will begin to chart a course for the long-term military and security relationship of the two former Cold War enemies.The leaders will try to bridge a deep divide over the planned expansion of the U. S.-dominated NATO alliance, end an impasse over reductions in their Cold War-era nuclear arsenals and defuse a growing disagreement over missile defenses.
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