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By MIKE HIMOWITZ and MIKE HIMOWITZ,SUN COLUMNIST | June 29, 2006
As I write this, my laptop computer's battery meter shows just over an hour of juice left, so I'll have to get most of this column finished before it runs out. That's because there's no more electricity where this charge came from, at least for now. Yes, there's no better time to write about the perils facing PCs and other delicate gadgets in this damp early-summer of discontent than in the middle of a blackout. Actually, when the power died a half-hour ago, some of the precautions we'd taken worked just fine.
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SPORTS
By JEFF ZREBIEC and JEFF ZREBIEC,SUN REPORTER | June 15, 2006
TORONTO -- Orioles starter Rodrigo Lopez's revival landed north of the border last night with a resounding thud, one loud line drive after another ripping off the Toronto Blue Jays' bats and his personal catcher, Javy Lopez, powerless to do anything about it. The first two batters Lopez faced hit home runs and before his shortest outing of the season was finished, he would surrender an additional long ball, resorting to the mistake-prone pitcher that...
ENTERTAINMENT
By COX NEWS SERVICE | June 1, 2006
Glo-Toob Fx $29.99 from lapolicegear.com This virtually indestructible miniature glowlight is tough enough for Navy SEALs to use in combat situations, so parties on the patio or your favorite campsite should be a breeze. It features seven modes, including flash, beacon strobe, SOS and constant illumination. Solidly constructed of aluminum and clear epoxy, this 3-inch wonder has been proven to work at submerged depths of 11,500 feet. A single 12-volt battery is included and provides up to 30 hours of constant use. Replacement batteries cost about $3. Grilliput $29.99 from Amazon.
SPORTS
By JEFF ZREBIEC and JEFF ZREBIEC,SUN REPORTER | May 27, 2006
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- When Orioles manager Sam Perlozzo chose to have Javy Lopez and not Ramon Hernandez catch Rodrigo Lopez on Thursday, the move was made as an attempt to change the struggling fortunes of the Orioles' pitcher. Now that it worked so well - Lopez allowed two hits and no runs over 7 1/3 innings in beating the Seattle Mariners for his first victory since Opening Day - Perlozzo, at the very least, will consider going back to the same arrangement for Lopez's next start on Tuesday.
NEWS
By LEM SATTERFIELD AND KATHERINE DUNN and LEM SATTERFIELD AND KATHERINE DUNN,SUN REPORTERS | April 12, 2006
Baltimore Lutheran pitcher Adam Sauter, a 6-foot-5, 185-pound left-hander whose fastball has been clocked in the mid-80s, will sign a national letter of intent today, accepting an athletic scholarship to play for Long Island University in Brooklyn, N.Y. Armed with a changeup and an equally effective curveball, Sauter is expected to compete for innings immediately for the Blackbirds, who finished eighth in the nine-team Northeast Conference. Sauter plays his summer league baseball with the Maryland Oriolelanders, a team comprised of many of the state's premier players.
FEATURES
By KEVIN COWHERD and KEVIN COWHERD,SUN REPORTER | April 8, 2006
Maybe you remember the hype that swirled around the Segway Human Transporter, the two-wheeled, battery-powered scooter that looked like something out of The Jetsons when it was introduced five years ago. Its inventor, Dean Kamen, crowed that it was "world-altering technology." Jeff Bezos, the amazon.com mogul, claimed it would "revolutionize the way cities are designed." The Segway would cure cancer and promote world peace. Then President Bush took a highly publicized spill on one in front of photographers in 2003, and when the image was beamed all over the world, you could feel the air going out of the Segway Fever balloon.
NEWS
By FRANK ROYLANCE and FRANK ROYLANCE,SUN REPORTER | February 3, 2006
Sometime today, the spacewalking crew of the International Space Station is to toss overboard what looks for all the world like a Russian cosmonaut, sending him drifting away like Frank Poole, the unlucky astronaut snuffed by the renegade computer HAL in Stanley Kubrick's film 2001: A Space Odyssey. This "cosmonaut" is really a much-used Russian Orlan space suit. Happily, it's mostly empty. But it will carry a battery-powered radio tuned to 145.990 MHz and set to broadcast to anyone below with a police scanner, walkie-talkie or ham radio tunable to that frequency.
NEWS
By TERRI JO RYAN and TERRI JO RYAN,WACO TRIBUNE-HERALD | January 1, 2006
If you wear more than one watch, pull the stem out on the watch you're not using at the moment, says syndicated consumer columnist Mary Hunt, also known as The Cheapskate. It takes only seconds to reset the watch when you put it back on, and the batteries will seem to last forever. When changing out the batteries from the smoke detector every six months, don't throw them away. They still have enough energy to use in a non-urgent application, such as a camera. To keep nursing battery life in a remote control, open the back and rotate the batteries inside, or simply slap it on its bottom.
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