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July 5, 1999
A University of Maryland, Baltimore County student, received $1,000 in the Universal Ethnic Beauty Essay & Beauty Contest, which judged appearance and an original essay.Recognized June 24 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Baltimore, Marlene Matthews was the first-place winner. She had submitted a photo and a one-page essay about the uniqueness of her ethnic heritage and what others can do to promote unity among ethnic groups.Born in London, Matthews used her Chinese, Indian, British, Dutch, Scottish and Irish roots as a foundation to write her award-winning essay.
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September 8, 2010
1 win seals nothing Andrew Carter Orlando Sentinel Boise State is off to a great start to play for a BCS national championship. But that's all it is, a start. Let's not get ahead of ourselves. The Broncos beat Virginia Tech on Monday night. That had to happen for Boise to have any chance whatsoever of playing for the title. But a lot more has to happen too. For one, the Broncos would need to finish the season undefeated. Their next real test comes Sept.
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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Sun Staff Writer | August 29, 1995
Twenty minutes before the show, the aerosol hair spray hisses furiously. Brushes glide through hair conditioned with Suave. A few stray hairs are trimmed, noses are wiped.Occasionally, a contestant bellows, but in this show, congeniality doesn't matter.This is a beauty contest for cows.The 4-H/FFA beef fitting and showing contest, held yesterday at the Maryland State Fair, is also a test of the strength, stamina and gutsiness of more than 90 youngsters and teens ranging in age from 8 to 18.The goal is to primp a 1,000-pound calf so it looks its best, then enter a show ring where contestants must walk, smile, watch the judge, and answer questions -- all while wrestling with an animal that would rather be someplace else.
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By Tanika White and Tanika White,Sun reporter | July 25, 2007
They say French women don't get fat, but if Baltimore actress-comedian Mo'Nique has her way, they'll soon get F.A.T. The third season of the plus-size beauty competition, Mo'Nique's F.A.T. Chance, is set in Paris, the fashion and beauty capital of the world. On TV Mo'Nique's F.A.T. Chance: Paris airs at 8 p.m. Saturday on Oxygen.
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By Gerard Shields and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | July 5, 2000
Sure, the Fourth of July is about being grateful to live in a democracy, remembering our nation's beginnings and listening to "Stars and Stripes Forever." But living up to the tireless role of world power can cause the rest of the globe to overlook another hallmark American trait: its zaniness. A ferret in a cowboy hat, a cow with moon glitter on its face, a bagpiper playing "You're A Grand Old Flag," a man in a sombrero singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" and the Mr. Potato Head beauty contest turned the grounds of the American Visionary Art Museum at 800 Key Highway in Baltimore yesterday into an Independence Day madhouse.
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By Diane Mullaly from the files of the Howard County Historical Society's library | August 25, 1996
25 years ago (week of Aug. 22-28, 1971):It was announced that construction of Columbia's third and largest lake would begin in the fall, with completion planned for spring of 1972. The as-yet-unnamed 37-acre lake would be located in the village of Owen Brown, about 1.6 miles east of the intersection of Routes 32 and 29.50 years ago (week of Aug. 18-24, 1946):The first annual Howard County Fair, held Aug. 21-22 at Brendel's Manor Park, was declared a big success by all concerned. There was a high level of participation by the county's agricultural, professional and civic groups.
NEWS
September 8, 2010
1 win seals nothing Andrew Carter Orlando Sentinel Boise State is off to a great start to play for a BCS national championship. But that's all it is, a start. Let's not get ahead of ourselves. The Broncos beat Virginia Tech on Monday night. That had to happen for Boise to have any chance whatsoever of playing for the title. But a lot more has to happen too. For one, the Broncos would need to finish the season undefeated. Their next real test comes Sept.
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By John Steadman | November 25, 1991
Much of the mystery Tom Clancy creates within the pages of international suspense novels has evolved into part of his persona. It's as if the man himself, working undercover and carrying a doctored visa, is moving quietly toward his secret objective. Are his hopes for owning a professional football team in Baltimore immersed in fiction or reality?All this because Clancy wants to restore a National Football League franchise to his old hometown. As one of America's foremost authors, he didn't reach the heights of literary brilliance by being bashful.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,Sun Staff Writer | August 25, 1995
For a girl recently selected a state finalist in the 1995 Pre-Teen Maryland Scholarship and Recognition Program, Ivanna Albright has different ideas about winning and losing."
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Hagers-Town Town and Country Almanack Want to enter? Take (don't mail, please) your woolly bear(s) to the Gruber Almanack Co., Eastern Professional Complex, 1120 Professional Court, second floor, Hagerstown. The complex is off Eastern Boulevard, between Dual Highway (U.S. 40) and Jefferson Boulevard.SUN STAFF | October 5, 1995
HAGERSTOWN -- Bookkeeper Cathy Dixon, who readily admits disdain for creepy, crawly things, finds herself in the unusual role as caretaker of woolly bears each October. Sometimes small armies of them.These colorful caterpillars, often seen scurrying along roads and paths on warm autumn days, are making their seasonal appearances everywhere, including greater Hagerstown, where a local institution's 13th annual "Woolly Bear Contest" is under way."I try not to physically handle them," said Ms. Dixon, who works in the office where the critters -- which are about 1 1/2 inches long -- are collected for what, actually, is somewhat of a beauty contest.
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By ABIGAIL TUCKER and ABIGAIL TUCKER,SUN REPORTER | November 22, 2005
Baltimore has scored another date with Miss USA. The internationally televised beauty pageant will be held here in the spring for the second year in a row, competition officials said yesterday. Tourism officials cheered the decision, which was to be announced at a news conference today, saying pageant guests spent $2 million to $3 million in the state this year and that the broadcast provided about $6.5 million in free advertising as the contestants were shown frolicking at the Inner Harbor, Annapolis and elsewhere.
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By Melissa Harris and Melissa Harris,SUN STAFF | August 8, 2005
Upon hearing the announcer call his name, 6-year-old Tucker Schmidt tugged on his lamb's halter and pulled it toward a show ring yesterday at the Howard County Fair. The announcer read a description of the entry: "Plain or white? Boxers or briefs? Spandex or cotton? Only tightie whities for Captain Underpants, the superhero of undergarments." The black lamb emerged wearing a very large pair of Fruit of the Looms and a red felt cape, with the initials C.U. glued onto it. The audience laughed as Tucker, wearing a matching cape and holding a C.U.-emblazoned cardboard shield, circled the ring with the young animal.
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By Laura Vozzella and Laura Vozzella,SUN STAFF | February 18, 2001
Yard-of-the-month awards are supposed to be a pat on the back for homeowners who keep their places extra spiffy. In Columbia, the honor can feel more like a slap on the wrist. When officials in Kings Contrivance set out to recognize some of its suburban showplaces, they discovered that all the nominees had skirted the village's strict housing rules. One nominee had hung a baby swing from a tree without permission. Another had illicitly installed a brass kick plate on the front door, as well as a fountain, trellis and birdbath.
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By Gerard Shields and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | July 5, 2000
Sure, the Fourth of July is about being grateful to live in a democracy, remembering our nation's beginnings and listening to "Stars and Stripes Forever." But living up to the tireless role of world power can cause the rest of the globe to overlook another hallmark American trait: its zaniness. A ferret in a cowboy hat, a cow with moon glitter on its face, a bagpiper playing "You're A Grand Old Flag," a man in a sombrero singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" and the Mr. Potato Head beauty contest turned the grounds of the American Visionary Art Museum at 800 Key Highway in Baltimore yesterday into an Independence Day madhouse.
NEWS
July 5, 1999
A University of Maryland, Baltimore County student, received $1,000 in the Universal Ethnic Beauty Essay & Beauty Contest, which judged appearance and an original essay.Recognized June 24 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Baltimore, Marlene Matthews was the first-place winner. She had submitted a photo and a one-page essay about the uniqueness of her ethnic heritage and what others can do to promote unity among ethnic groups.Born in London, Matthews used her Chinese, Indian, British, Dutch, Scottish and Irish roots as a foundation to write her award-winning essay.
NEWS
By Jack W. Germond and Jules Witcover | May 5, 1999
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- The Republicans held a dinner here the other night that was billed as the starting point of the campaign that will culminate in the New Hampshire primary in February.The myth is that these events allow the party's presidential candidates to display their candidacies to help rank-and-file regulars make up their minds about whom they will support. The press goes along with the gag. Some 50 reporters and several television crews showed up.In fact, nothing much happened. Eight candidates were given seven minutes each to address more than 1,100 so-called activists.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | February 23, 1992
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez's debut as a television executive is helping propel his nightly news program into one of Colombia's most popular, but it's also generating criticism that he is not spending enough time doing what he does best -- writing.Since Mr. Garcia Marquez and four friends launched their nightly news program "QAP" on Jan. 2, the show has climbed to the top rating at its 9:30 p.m. time slot. The writer, who does not appear on camera, is spending most evenings behind the sets proposing stories, suggesting camera angles and offering all kinds of advice to the program's two anchors.
NEWS
September 9, 1991
It is time to submit nominations for Anne Arundel County's "Most Beautiful Person" to the "Maryland, You Are Beautiful Campaign."The deadline is Sept. 11.Help recognized some previously unsung hero in this county who tries to help others. Not just those who work for the betterment of theenvironment, or to help the handicapped, children, senior citizens, or even the homeless, but someone who tries to make Anne Arundel a better place.All nominees must live in the county. Nominators may only chose one person for the award.
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By Joe Mathews and Joe Mathews,SUN STAFF | April 7, 1998
NEW YORK -- Joe Kunisch examines his ailing charge. "It's too dry for you in here," he says. He raises his right hand, as if to heal, and suddenly sprays water downward out of a tiny hose in his left hand. "Orchids," he says, "can have a hard time when they're in the big city."Kunisch was one of the ribbon winners over the weekend at what many enthusiasts consider to be the most spectacular of displays dedicated to one of the largest families of flowering plants in nature -- orchids.The Greater New York International Orchid Show, inside the glass-enclosed Winter Garden at lower Manhattan's World Financial Center, also served as part of a mounting public relations campaign to soften the image of a flower that is as notoriously fussy as the people who grow it."
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