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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2013
After driving in four runs - including a three-run homer in the ninth - in the Orioles' 10-2 win over the Giants on Sunday afternoon, center fielder Adam Jones took to Twitter claiming that a banana was thrown at him from the stands at AT&T Park in the bottom of the ninth inning. I'm not going to post the tweet itself because Jones used choice language - Jones' Twitter handle is @SimplyAJ10 to see it yourself - but here's the gist: “I want to thank whatever [expletive]
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By Mark Newgent | December 5, 2013
One-party rule breeds cronyism. While Maryland's one-party Democratic rulers, like Gov.  Martin O'Malley , fancy themselves progressive angels above such things, the fact is, Maryland has devolved into an oligarchy. Exhibit A: KO Public Affairs, the consulting firm run by Steve Kearney, Governor O'Malley's former communications director, and Damian O'Doherty, who was a top aide to former Baltimore County Executive Jim Smith, who is now the state's transportation secretary.
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The Sports Xchange | August 12, 2013
The San Francisco Giants fan who threw a banana that landed near Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones on Sunday insisted that incident was not racially motivated. Alexander Poulides told the San Jose Mercury News on Monday he was angry at the Giants, who ended up losing to the Orioles, 10-2. “Oh, my god,” Poulides said after realizing the uproar that resulted from the incident. “I threw a banana on my way out.” Poulides, 42, said he grabbed a banana off a catering cart in the bottom of the ninth inning and hurled it toward the field in disgust.
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The Sports Xchange | August 12, 2013
The San Francisco Giants fan who threw a banana that landed near Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones on Sunday insisted that incident was not racially motivated. Alexander Poulides told the San Jose Mercury News on Monday he was angry at the Giants, who ended up losing to the Orioles, 10-2. “Oh, my god,” Poulides said after realizing the uproar that resulted from the incident. “I threw a banana on my way out.” Poulides, 42, said he grabbed a banana off a catering cart in the bottom of the ninth inning and hurled it toward the field in disgust.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2013
PHOENIX -- A day after posting a tweet saying a banana was thrown toward him during Sunday's game in San Francisco, Orioles center fielder Adam Jones tried to move on from the incident. In the bottom of the ninth inning of the Orioles' 10-2 win over the Giants at AT&T Park, Jones said a banana was on the ground in center field near him. Witnesses said Jones calmly picked up the banana and laid it over the center field fence. Monday, Jones wouldn't specifically say he thought the act was racially motivated - there have been incidents at sporting events where bananas were thrown at black athletes on the field, which is considered a racist act, particularly in European soccer matches - but he said there was no place in the game for it. “I'm one of the nicest guys out there,” Jones said as the Orioles prepared to play the Arizona Diamondbacks.
FEATURES
By Rob Kasper | February 23, 1997
THE SOFTER THE BANANA, the stronger its appeal for me.This is not a shared view in my household. The minute the skin of the bananas on our kitchen counter starts to turn brown, our kids abandon the fruit. They prefer their bananas bright yellow, firm and boring.Youth rarely appreciates noble rot. But that is what is happening under the skin. As a banana gets softer, it gets sweeter. Its sugar content rises from about 2 percent in the green stage of its life to 20 percent when it gets old and mushy.
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By ROB KASPER | September 25, 1991
I enjoy telling my kids what a good boy I used to be.One my favorite tales is how on bitter mornings I would struggle through fierce Midwestern weather to get to the corner of 27th and Mitchell Avenue. That was where I was a patrol boy. It was my responsibility to make sure my fellow students made it safely across Mitchell Avenue as they walked to St. Francis Xavier grade school in St. Joseph, Mo.The snow would blow, the rain would fall, tornadoes would threaten, but duty kept me at my post.
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By COOKING LIGHT | March 12, 1997
When bananas look as if they've had it, they're at their sweetest and perfect for desserts. Overripe bananas may not be the best for eating out of hand, but when it comes to cooking, they couldn't be better: They're easier to mash, sweeter (as the fruit ripens, its starch turns to sugar), and more intense in flavor.Jamaican banana breadMakes 16 slicescooking spray2 tablespoons margarine, softened2 tablespoons tub light cream cheese, softened1 cup sugar1 large egg2 cups all-purpose flour2 teaspoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/8 teaspoon salt1 cup mashed ripe banana1/2 cup skim milk2 tablespoons dark rum or 1/4 teaspoon imitation rum extract1/2 teaspoon grated lime rind2 teaspoons lime juice1 teaspoon vanilla extract1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted1/4 cup flaked sweetened coconut1/4 cup packed brown sugar2 teaspoons margarine2 teaspoons lime juice2 teaspoons dark rum or 1/8 teaspoon imitation rum extract2 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted2 tablespoons flaked sweetened coconutHeat oven to 375 degrees.
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By New York Times News Service | July 8, 1992
Call it the great banana war of 1992. It broke out when the European market did not open as expected, saddling the big growers, newly expanded for the cause, with surpluses.Prices in Europe -- and to a lesser degree in the United States -- dropped along with the profits of the big brand companies like Del Monte, Dole and Chiquita. Investors have stampeded out of fruit stocks.As the world's biggest banana marketer and the only one of the Big Three that relies on bananas for its fortunes, Chiquita Brands International has been kicked hardest.
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By Ellen Hawks and Ellen Hawks,Staff Writer | May 19, 1993
"Oh my, doesn't that look good." This refrain may not be th title of a song but your family or guest is bound to harmonize on those words when you bring out the banana muffins (with or without butterscotch chips) and the 7-Up Cake.Carol Stover of Millmont, Pa., requested the recipe for banana muffins and the choice of a response was from Melanie Murphy in Crystal Lake, Ill., who noted that her recipe had come from the Northwest Herald, a McHenry County, Ill., paper. "It is by far the best I have tried.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2013
After driving in four runs - including a three-run homer in the ninth - in the Orioles' 10-2 win over the Giants on Sunday afternoon, center fielder Adam Jones took to Twitter claiming that a banana was thrown at him from the stands at AT&T Park in the bottom of the ninth inning. I'm not going to post the tweet itself because Jones used choice language - Jones' Twitter handle is @SimplyAJ10 to see it yourself - but here's the gist: “I want to thank whatever [expletive]
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2013
PHOENIX -- A day after posting a tweet saying a banana was thrown toward him during Sunday's game in San Francisco, Orioles center fielder Adam Jones tried to move on from the incident. In the bottom of the ninth inning of the Orioles' 10-2 win over the Giants at AT&T Park, Jones said a banana was on the ground in center field near him. Witnesses said Jones calmly picked up the banana and laid it over the center field fence. Monday, Jones wouldn't specifically say he thought the act was racially motivated - there have been incidents at sporting events where bananas were thrown at black athletes on the field, which is considered a racist act, particularly in European soccer matches - but he said there was no place in the game for it. “I'm one of the nicest guys out there,” Jones said as the Orioles prepared to play the Arizona Diamondbacks.
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By Julie Rothman,
For The Baltimore Sun
| July 30, 2013
Mary Kilby from Timonium was in search of the recipe for the delicious banana cream pie that used to be served at Toddle House restaurants in the 1950s. Toddle House was a national quick-service restaurant chain with locations throughout the United States. It specialized in breakfast but was open 24/7. Even though the chain has been closed for years it still has quite a devoted fan base, including its own Facebook page. While there are copycat recipes for some of the chain's other famous dishes, unfortunately, I had no luck finding any recipes for their banana cream pie. However, Patsy Schlemmer from Bremen, Ind., saw Kilby's request and shared a recipe for a banana cream pie that she said came from one of her mother's cookbooks from the 1950s.
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By Amy Watts | October 20, 2012
In LeslieLand: Leslie's campaigning for sex education for seniors because of the rising STD rates in that age group. She and Ann, Donna, and Andy are role playing being old people, asking Ann their "grossest sex questions. " It's nice when they remember that Ann is actually a nurse.  When meeting with the seniors, we find Pawnee's seniors think the biggest danger of sex is your partner dying during it. When Leslie begins a demonstration with a condom and a banana, one gentleman in the audience inquires, "But what do you do when the banana is soft and mushy and doglegs sharply to the left?"
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2012
What does Baltimore have in common with Portland, Ore., Seattle and Charlotte, N.C.?  Each one has been named a 'Top Banana City.' These cities, apparently, have a disproportionately large percentage of banana-loving residents. That's according to the Dole Fresh Fruit, a subsidiary of the Dole Food Company, Inc., which has brought banana-focused activities to Baltimore for the month of July as part of its "2012 Go Bananas Every Day" campaign. The tour  is partnering with Baltimore bloggers and spotlighting local restaurants with a "particular passion for bananas," among them Miss Shirley's (Funky Monkey Bread)
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By Janell Sutherland | October 3, 2011
In the latest Amazing Race, teams get the heck out of Taiwan so they can get down in Indonesia. With two eliminations coming up, who will survive? And who will think of the children? Since the Taiwan-to-Indonesia air route isn't too popular, all the teams bunch up on the same flight. Then they take the same overnight train, and finally splinter off during the Great Taxi Race to a remote cave. The spread during the taxi race seems to follow the teams throughout the episode, which is how Grandma and Grandpa pull themselves out of last place, even with a rope-untangling speed bump.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | November 27, 1998
HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Former Zimbabwean President Canaan Banana was convicted yesterday on 11 counts of sodomy, attempted sodomy and indecent assault by Zimbabwe's highest court, and prosecutors confirmed he has fled the country.In the most sensational trial involving homosexuality in modern African history, High Court Judge Godfrey Chidyausiku confiscated Banana's bail and issued an arrest warrant for the 63-year-old father of four and Methodist theologian.Banana went to neighboring Botswana on Nov. 17."
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | April 12, 2001
The United States agreed yesterday to call a truce in its bitter eight-year banana dispute with Europe, clearing the way for improved relations with a key ally in the battle to liberalize global trade. Under the deal announced in Brussels, Belgium, the European Union agreed to amend a controversial banana import system opposed by Chiquita Brands International and Dole Food Co. by July 1, and the United States said it would drop stiff sanctions it imposed two years ago on European goods.
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August 31, 2011
Puppy Cake $7 www.puppycake.com Don't miss: Puppy Cake mix lets you bake a safe and delicious treat for your furry friend's special occasion. Available in carob, peanut butter or banana flavors, and each includes a yogurt-based frosting mix. Polly Wanna Piñata $6.99-$9.99 www.fetchitpets.com Don't miss: This piñata is designed just for birds and provides fun exercise for your feathered friend. Buy one filled with dried fruits like banana chips, raisins, pineapple and papaya, or choose to fill it yourself with your bird's favorite treats.
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By Matt Vensel | July 22, 2011
The NFL owners and players have a few final hurdles to clear before labor peace is reached, but Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs thinks it is "ridiculous" that the two sides have yet to agree on a new collective bargaining agreement. He didn't point any fingers; he just expressed disappointment with the situation. “I think it's bananas. It's crazy that we're still here, that we ain't got nothing done. What's going on right now is just ridiculous,” Suggs said Friday afternoon.
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