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By Yolanda Garfield | April 7, 1991
Designers claim that at times, the best design (like the best art) is partially the result of a happy visual accident -- the unexpected red, the surprising -- of blue. In this Baltimore County home, the "happy accident" is the atmosphere itself. There is such an air of contentment in the rooms that even the brief visitor experiences the urge to linger. Such an atmosphere is the result of an unexpected blend: a harmonious convergence of the human element with nature.The owners chose to furnish the modern ranch home with a mix of functional art/occasional pieces and contemporary upholstered furniture.
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By Scott Dance and The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2014
A satellite that has been hurtling toward Mars for the past 10 months slammed on the brakes Sunday night, gliding into the red planet's gravity field to spend a year studying its atmosphere - and hopefully collect evidence that Mars might once have supported life. On a mission managed from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, the MAVEN spacecraft neared completion Sunday night of a 442 million-mile journey by firing six thrusters in reverse and being pulled into Mars' gravity field.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,Special To The Sun | February 14, 2008
If you're younger than 30, single and have been living in the Baltimore area for any length of time, chances are you've lifted a glass or two at the Ropewalk Tavern. This Federal Hill watering hole seems to be filled with smiling, pool-playing patrons most nights of the week. -- Poor:]
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September 11, 2014
If increasingly extreme weather events around the world weren't alarming enough, the latest monitoring by the World Meteorological Organization shows last year was the worst ever for rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Their report released Tuesday demonstrates why efforts to curb climate change deserve to be a top priority for U.S. foreign policy. The WMO tracks not just the greenhouse gases emitted by power plants, motor vehicles, factories and other major contributors but what the net effect is on the atmosphere since a certain amount of carbon dioxide is naturally absorbed by plants and oceans.
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By M.G. Lord | August 19, 2007
An Ocean of Air Why the Wind Blows and Other Mysteries of the Atmosphere By Gabrielle Walker Harcourt / 272 pages / $25 In the opening pages of An Ocean of Air, author Gabrielle Walker plunges the reader into the subject of her book - literally. A test pilot hurls himself from the gondola of a helium balloon floating on the black edge of space. As he plummets, he passes through layers of atmosphere: the ionosphere, the stratosphere, the ozone layer, the troposphere. Walker keeps the tension high.
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By Michael Stroh and Michael Stroh,SUN STAFF | January 14, 2005
Shortly before daybreak on the East Coast this morning, a pie-shaped robotic probe called Huygens was scheduled to dive into the smog-choked atmosphere of Saturn's moon, Titan. If it survives, Huygens will become the first mechanical craft to touch down in the outer solar system. More importantly, it may answer a question that has tantalized astronomers for nearly 400 years: What lies beneath Titan's near-impenetrable haze? Titan has long been a fascinating scientific target. More planet than moon, it's larger than Mercury and Pluto and one of only four solid bodies in the solar system with a substantial atmosphere (the others are Venus, Mars and Earth)
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | November 28, 2001
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope say they have for the first time detected the atmosphere of a planet outside our solar system. What they found wasn't very appealing - sodium, in an atmosphere hot enough to melt pocket change. But scientists were delighted they could learn anything at all about the environment on a planet 150 light-years away. And they're hoping their discovery will be the first in a series that will compare the atmospheres of a host of "extra-solar" planets, perhaps eventually leading them to one that is hospitable to life.
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By John Johnson and John Johnson,LOS ANGELES TIMES | October 28, 2004
PASADENA, Calif. - After staying up much of the night analyzing the first close-up images of Titan's smog-shrouded surface, groggy scientists admitted yesterday that they were befuddled by much of what they were seeing of Saturn's strange moon. Was that ice on top of the continent-sized landmass they've named Xanadu? Were the dark patches along its western boundary a gasoline slush? What are the clouds doing at the south pole? And where is the methane coming from? There were few answers forthcoming despite the bounty of images and other data sent by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Cassini spacecraft late Tuesday.
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By JOHN EISENBERG | April 2, 2006
Two things about the Orioles became abundantly clear as they staggered to the end of the 2005 season: They weren't a very good team, and their clubhouse was a mess. The facts, in both cases, were indisputable. They lost 60 of their last 92 games to post a franchise-record eighth straight losing season. And between that and the onslaught of bummer buzz generated by various Rafael Palmeiro steroids revelations, Sidney Ponson's alcohol-related problems, manager Lee Mazzilli's firing and the likelihood of an offseason front office makeover, they could barely function as teammates.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | October 6, 2002
CLEVELAND - The NFL's most hostile homecoming will reveal as much about the Ravens' character as their chances in the AFC North. The Ravens (1-2) head back to their roots, where they will battle the division-leading Cleveland Browns (2-2), a recently challenged Dawg Pound and a wave of emotions from Monday's victory. Another Ravens upset victory on national television would give them at least a share of first place. A loss could label them a one-game fluke. "We are fired up," Ravens quarterback Chris Redman said.
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By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2014
I am fascinated with hotel restaurants. It might turn out that I like to think about them more than I like to dine at them. Consider that a hotel restaurant is designed to appeal to a typical diner, or at least what the hotel industry has determined the typical diner to be, and a hotel restaurant becomes a mirror of our dining tastes, preferences and attitudes. And when, as has happened frequently in Baltimore over the past three years, a hotel redesigns, remakes or otherwise reconceives its restaurant, the picture comes into sharp focus.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2014
New Orioles catcher Nick Hundley arrived at Camden Yards on Sunday morning, happy to be a part of a contending club. Hundley, who was acquired from the San Diego Padres on Saturday in exchange for left-handed reliever Troy Patton , will play an important role with his new team. Starting catcher Matt Wieters remains on the disabled list with a right elbow strain, and his status for the rest of the season is still uncertain. "I didn't know where I was going, but if there was one place I wanted to be, it was here," Hundley said.
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Jacques Kelly | May 16, 2014
The old-fashioned corner store is thriving on a quiet Southeast Baltimore cross street. The neighborhood institution has been repurposed as the Highlandtown Gallery, a place where local artists show their works in a well-lighted, clean place within an atmospheric Baltimore neighborhood. At the corner of Gough and Conkling, two blocks north of busy Eastern Avenue, the gallery has some traditional neighbors — a corner bar (the Laughing Pint), a funeral home (Joseph Zannino), a Roman Catholic church (Our Lady of Pompei)
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By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2014
Atholton sophomore Matt Sklar first picked up a tennis racquet when he was 5 years old and started playing competitively when he was 10. But when he came to Atholton last year, he saw tennis differently. He has enjoyed and thrived in the team atmosphere and loves the support he receives and gives to teammates. After reaching the state tournament playing doubles with partner George Mao last year - they finished 24-2 - Sklar moved to No. 1 singles this season and has excelled. After capturing the Howard County singles title and leading the Raiders to their third straight Howard County Cup team crown on Saturday, he took an 18-1 mark into District 5 region play on Thursday.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | March 24, 2014
The scaffolds enshrouding Baltimore's Washington Monument offer passersby a temporary skyline change, but some residents and small-business owners in the Mount Vernon neighborhood worry about the two-year project's impact on their lifestyles and livelihoods. The monument, a central draw to the city's cultural hub, was closed in 2010 after an engineering study conducted by the nonprofit Mount Vernon Place Conservancy deemed it unsafe. The $5 million renovation effort will address structural deficiencies, clean grime off the monument, and include new roofing and electrical system, said Lance Humphries, chair of the conservancy's restoration committee.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | March 4, 2014
The well-seasoned, if unsteady, Shakespearean actor known only as "Sir" in Ronald Harwood's 1980 play "The Dresser" has an ego the size of Wales. No surprise there. But he also has enough dependency and self-esteem issues to keep an analyst busy for decades. The wonder is that anyone would put up with, let alone attend to, such a demanding mess of a man. But Norman, who dresses and sees to any other of Sir's backstage needs, has long carried devotion to an extreme. After so many years of doting and enabling, neither man can fully exist without the other.
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September 23, 2006
Good morning --Tom Lehman --The fun and relaxing atmosphere you sought to create as U.S. Ryder Cup captain didn't appear to help.
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August 20, 2007
Tike Redman, Orioles outfielder What are your early impressions of the atmosphere in the Orioles' clubhouse? Everybody is laid-back, but at the same time, they're all about winning. People are positive around here, which is real good. The whole atmosphere is changing.
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By Kit Waskom Pollard, For The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2014
Glyndon Grill is all about casual comfort. But don't confuse that with being sloppy. The restaurant, which opened in October in the Butler Road space formerly occupied by Mia Carolina, feels upscale but it lacks the pretension that "upscale" sometimes involves. With friendly service and a kitchen turning out familiar and mostly well-executed comfort food, Glyndon Grill has already become a popular neighborhood spot. Scene & Decor The town of Glyndon is charming, historic and horsey, and Glyndon Grill fits right in. Though the space is newly renovated, horse country signage and historic photos capture the essence of the village.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | January 9, 2014
Former Maryland wide receiver Torrey Smith sat in the first row as Lee Hull was introduced as Morgan State's 19th head football coach on Thursday. Hull, the Terps ' receivers coach for the past six years, told a gathering of Bears players and administrators that he has experience fostering a "family" atmosphere. Smith, juggling one of his nephews on his lap during the news conference, was the proof. Smith, now with the Ravens, said he couldn't imagine not being there for Hull, 48, whom he regards as a "father figure.
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