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By Tim Madigan and Tim Madigan,KNIGHT RIDDER TRIBUNE | May 31, 1998
First, the good news. Men in primitive times probably weren't bothered much with the midlife crisis. As recently as the American Revolution, life expectancy was 35 years, so fellows who went on to hit 40 were probably just glad to be there.But now we live into our 80s, on average, and for men (women too, of course, but that's another story) that longevity comes at a price. Near the end of the fourth decade or so, a painful reality often takes root: We will never play in the major leagues; waistlines bulge to size 38 and bald spots blossom; we, too, will die someday; career success is not all it was cracked up to be. The first half of life has slipped away, and the second half looms as a huge, existential question mark.
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By Kim Fernandez, For The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2013
Every day at 4 p.m., the Labragator follows me around the house and stares me in the eye, throwing in the occasional whimper just in case I didn't notice the 96 pounds of black dog in my face. That, you see, is the beginning of her afternoon routine. Outside for a potty break at 4, dinner at 4:45 (or earlier if she can annoy me enough that I give in), and then immediately to the front door to wait for my husband to get home. The waiting has become my favorite part. She lays just inside our storm door on a throw rug that's just her size (can you say “spoiled rotten Labragator?
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By JOE MURRAY | May 18, 1992
My wife, getting up in the night to take a sinus pill, left the light off so as not to wake me, stumbled over the old black dog in the dark, fell and barked her knees something awful, and woke me up anyway.So we lay awake and talked for awhile.She told me one of the girls she teaches in Sunday school had asked her how do you know when you meet the man who is the right man for you.''He'll be somebody you'll want to be with all the time,'' she said she told the girl. ''Even after you've been with him all day and after a date that night, when he leaves you at your house you ache to be with him.''I asked if that was all there was to it, and she said, no, there was one thing more but she didn't tell the girl what that one thing was. She wouldn't tell me, either, when I asked her.So we talked awhile longer.
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By Peter Hermann | February 17, 2012
A Baltimore police officer out walking his department dog in Druid Hill Park Wednesday afternoon shot and killed a pit bull that he said was attacking him, according to a police report. Police said Officer Jake Corbett was near the department's K-9 headquarters near Swann Drive when he noticed a pit bull running off the leash. The police dog, Thoda, was wearing a harness with Baltimore police patches and a neon police identification tag on a six-foot leash. Corbett said in a report that a black dog stared down Thoda from atop a hill about 100 yards away.
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By Peter Hermann | February 17, 2012
A Baltimore police officer out walking his department dog in Druid Hill Park Wednesday afternoon shot and killed a pit bull that he said was attacking him, according to a police report. Police said Officer Jake Corbett was near the department's K-9 headquarters near Swann Drive when he noticed a pit bull running off the leash. The police dog, Thoda, was wearing a harness with Baltimore police patches and a neon police identification tag on a six-foot leash. Corbett said in a report that a black dog stared down Thoda from atop a hill about 100 yards away.
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January 14, 1998
A 2-year-old girl was bitten on the face by a dog Monday as her baby sitter was about to put her into her car in the 1200 block of Kimberly Lane in Glen Burnie, county police said.The baby sitter, JoAnn L. Kursch, 26, told police a black dog "came out of nowhere" about 4 p.m. and bit the child over her left eye.The girl, who lives in Arnold, was treated at North Arundel Hospital's emergency room and released.Kursch told police the dog roams the neighborhood and that it attacked an opossum last week.
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By Kim Fernandez, For The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2013
Every day at 4 p.m., the Labragator follows me around the house and stares me in the eye, throwing in the occasional whimper just in case I didn't notice the 96 pounds of black dog in my face. That, you see, is the beginning of her afternoon routine. Outside for a potty break at 4, dinner at 4:45 (or earlier if she can annoy me enough that I give in), and then immediately to the front door to wait for my husband to get home. The waiting has become my favorite part. She lays just inside our storm door on a throw rug that's just her size (can you say “spoiled rotten Labragator?
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December 18, 2004
The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker Edited by Robert Mankoff. Black Dog and Leventhal. 656 pages. $60. Adolf Hitler, in a 1942 Carl Rose cartoon, genuflecting at a raised dais before a rapt audience. Caption: "I think I can say without fear of contradiction." Sly, understated, explosively funny. Perfect. An unalloyed joy in the literary arts over the last 80 years are New Yorker cartoons, and this book (with CDs) has 'em all. - Michael Ollove Sun Book Editor Bicycle: The History By David V. Herlihy.
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By From staff reports | July 12, 2001
In Baltimore City Board approves loan for renovation of Park Heights complex The Board of Estimates approved yesterday a $500,000 loan to help renovate Royal Oak Apartments, a poorly maintained Section 8 complex in Park Heights that has been the subject of numerous complaints by tenants and neighboring homeowners. The city's contribution is part of a complex financing package for a planned $17 million renovation of the complex that will be handled by Struever Bros., Eccles & Rouse. Plans call for reducing the number of units and adding a community center and a playground.
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By JOE MURRAY | December 3, 1991
Angelina County, Texas--The nights have turned cold and gotten dangerous. Getting up in the middle of the night, if I'm not careful, I'll stumble over a dog in the dark. I think I know how George Bush must feel with those domestic issues.My dogs are indoors for the duration, I guess. Every night is a three-dog night. That's how many there were at last count. They are Old Thunder, the old black dog; Lady, the pretty little lady dog; and Rusty, Rudolph the Reindeer dog. My wife named that last one. That's because, she said, Rusty looks like a reindeer, not just his color but the way he looks when he is lying on the floor by the fire.
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December 18, 2004
The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker Edited by Robert Mankoff. Black Dog and Leventhal. 656 pages. $60. Adolf Hitler, in a 1942 Carl Rose cartoon, genuflecting at a raised dais before a rapt audience. Caption: "I think I can say without fear of contradiction." Sly, understated, explosively funny. Perfect. An unalloyed joy in the literary arts over the last 80 years are New Yorker cartoons, and this book (with CDs) has 'em all. - Michael Ollove Sun Book Editor Bicycle: The History By David V. Herlihy.
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By From staff reports | July 12, 2001
In Baltimore City Board approves loan for renovation of Park Heights complex The Board of Estimates approved yesterday a $500,000 loan to help renovate Royal Oak Apartments, a poorly maintained Section 8 complex in Park Heights that has been the subject of numerous complaints by tenants and neighboring homeowners. The city's contribution is part of a complex financing package for a planned $17 million renovation of the complex that will be handled by Struever Bros., Eccles & Rouse. Plans call for reducing the number of units and adding a community center and a playground.
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By Tim Madigan and Tim Madigan,KNIGHT RIDDER TRIBUNE | May 31, 1998
First, the good news. Men in primitive times probably weren't bothered much with the midlife crisis. As recently as the American Revolution, life expectancy was 35 years, so fellows who went on to hit 40 were probably just glad to be there.But now we live into our 80s, on average, and for men (women too, of course, but that's another story) that longevity comes at a price. Near the end of the fourth decade or so, a painful reality often takes root: We will never play in the major leagues; waistlines bulge to size 38 and bald spots blossom; we, too, will die someday; career success is not all it was cracked up to be. The first half of life has slipped away, and the second half looms as a huge, existential question mark.
NEWS
January 14, 1998
A 2-year-old girl was bitten on the face by a dog Monday as her baby sitter was about to put her into her car in the 1200 block of Kimberly Lane in Glen Burnie, county police said.The baby sitter, JoAnn L. Kursch, 26, told police a black dog "came out of nowhere" about 4 p.m. and bit the child over her left eye.The girl, who lives in Arnold, was treated at North Arundel Hospital's emergency room and released.Kursch told police the dog roams the neighborhood and that it attacked an opossum last week.
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By JOE MURRAY | May 18, 1992
My wife, getting up in the night to take a sinus pill, left the light off so as not to wake me, stumbled over the old black dog in the dark, fell and barked her knees something awful, and woke me up anyway.So we lay awake and talked for awhile.She told me one of the girls she teaches in Sunday school had asked her how do you know when you meet the man who is the right man for you.''He'll be somebody you'll want to be with all the time,'' she said she told the girl. ''Even after you've been with him all day and after a date that night, when he leaves you at your house you ache to be with him.''I asked if that was all there was to it, and she said, no, there was one thing more but she didn't tell the girl what that one thing was. She wouldn't tell me, either, when I asked her.So we talked awhile longer.
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By JOE MURRAY | December 3, 1991
Angelina County, Texas--The nights have turned cold and gotten dangerous. Getting up in the middle of the night, if I'm not careful, I'll stumble over a dog in the dark. I think I know how George Bush must feel with those domestic issues.My dogs are indoors for the duration, I guess. Every night is a three-dog night. That's how many there were at last count. They are Old Thunder, the old black dog; Lady, the pretty little lady dog; and Rusty, Rudolph the Reindeer dog. My wife named that last one. That's because, she said, Rusty looks like a reindeer, not just his color but the way he looks when he is lying on the floor by the fire.
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By Story by Tom Dunkel and Story by Tom Dunkel,SUN STAFF | April 20, 2003
For in much wisdom is much grief; and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow. Ecclesiastes 1:18 A bomb went off inside Stephen Vicchio's head. The explosion occurred shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25th. It was a crisp, cusp-of-autumn evening in Annapolis.
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November 29, 2004
Suddenly on Saturday, November 27, 2004, DORIS (nee Chiveral) of Easton, MD., formerly of Cambridge, MD and Baltimore. Beloved wife of the late George K. Foerster, devoted mother of the late Eva E. Fisher and Bernard C. Wienhold, dear sister of Elaine Adkins, devoted grandmother of Howard W. Fisher III, Sarah E. Trice and Sgt. Scott Wienhold and four additional grandchildren, also survived by sixteen great-grandchildren. Services on Thursday, December 2, 2004 at 11:00 A.M. at the Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, P.A., Easton, MD. Burial at Spring Hill Cemetery, Easton.
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