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April 24, 2014
I would like to respond to the commentary, "Why don't books reflect the population?" (April 22). It is ironic that this opinion piece came out the day after a colleague and I were discussing my next book and its release date. I agree that there are a limited number of books by African-American authors in the libraries as well as coffee shops and big stores like Wal-Mart, K-mart and Big Lots. I am an African-American woman who is also the author of the book, "In My Mother's House.
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April 24, 2014
I would like to respond to the commentary, "Why don't books reflect the population?" (April 22). It is ironic that this opinion piece came out the day after a colleague and I were discussing my next book and its release date. I agree that there are a limited number of books by African-American authors in the libraries as well as coffee shops and big stores like Wal-Mart, K-mart and Big Lots. I am an African-American woman who is also the author of the book, "In My Mother's House.
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BUSINESS
By LESTER A. PICKER | March 27, 1995
Basically, I'm a technology minimalist. I don't care what goes on inside the computer, so long as it does what I need it to do, quickly and easily.For those of us who grew up with personal computers since the early '80s, it has been a long wait to merely satisfy these few basic requirements.Lately, however, the world of personal computing has changed considerably, for the first time offering the nonprofit office a sophisticated set of everyday tools that are nothing less than extraordinary.
BUSINESS
By Liz F. Kay | February 21, 2009
TIP 40 Unwanted things around your house could raise cash This year, turn your spring cleaning into a mission to find sources of cash, since almost all of us are looking to raise some money in the recession. The newspaper and Internet are tried-and-true spots for selling furniture and finding a market for, say, your old camping equipment, musical instruments or kitchen appliances. Local shops also can be a good source of extra cash for other items. Maybe the workout equipment you purchased for a New Year's fitness resolution in years past gets more use as a clothes rack, or your children have outgrown last season's soccer or softball gear.
NEWS
July 19, 1996
FireReese: Firefighters from Westminster assisted Reese at 10: 04 a.m. Wednesday, responding to a fire alarm at Sandy Mount Elementary School on Old Westminster Pike. Units were out 25 minutes.PoliceWestminster: The owner of a carwash on Sullivan Avenue told city police that someone entered the business office, damaged a bookshelf and stole money before 9: 40 a.m. Tuesday. The loss was estimated at $174.Pub Date: 7/19/96
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2001
B&W speakers offer high-end audio on a bookshelf budget Even in static silence, B&W's DM303 bookshelf speakers look like front-page news. When you're wrapped tighter than Toni Braxton in sexy maple vinyl, with more dimple than Hugh Grant, you're hard to miss - even if you happen to be a pair of working-class loudspeakers from Worthing, England. Yet these British beauties are the complete package. B&W, which generally makes its statement with $40,000 speakers constructed like abstract art, has delivered the state-of-the-bookshelf address with these $300 boxes.
SPORTS
By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,Sun reporter | March 30, 2008
It's one of the most cherished items on my bookshelf, though it might not look it. It is thin and gray with corners rounded by time and a deep crease in the cover. The stray red and green crayon streaks evoke my age when I received it. "The Magic of the 1983 Orioles," it reads, with a big picture of Rick Dempsey bearhugging Scott McGregor underneath. I look at the picture and back I drift to that day, the final soft liner settling into Cal Ripken Jr.'s glove and the firecrackers popping across my downtown neighborhood seconds later.
NEWS
October 31, 1999
Linking news events to your child's bookshelf shows him how the world outside can dovetail with his own interests. For example, the recent discovery of what may be the oldest dinosaur bones ever provides an opportunity to explore dinosaur titles. Here are some suggestions from Barnes & Noble, Annapolis Harbour Center:* "If the Dinosaurs Came Back" by Bernard Most* "Dazzle the Dinosaur" by Marcus Pfister* "10 Little Dinosaurs" by Pattie L. Schnetzler* "I Am a Big Dinosaur" by Francois Crozat* "Dinosaur Roar" by Paul and Henrietta Stickland* "Dinosaur Egg Mystery" by Paul and Henrietta Stickland* "How I Captured a Dinosaur" by Henry Schwartz* "Patrick's Dinosaur" by Carol Carrick* "Mrs.
NEWS
By ANDREA WILSON and ANDREA WILSON,SUN RESEARCH STAFF | February 14, 1999
Meet Booker T. Worm. He's the host of KidsReads (http:// www.kidsreads.com), which features book reviews and lists of award-winning books to guide parents and children in choosing a good book. The site also allows your child to sign up for a reading club where she can set goals and monitor the number of books she's read. (Yes, there are prizes!) Kids can send letters to their favorite authors through a message board. Finally, browse the "bookshelf" where you can read classics ranging from "Black Beauty" to "Pinocchio" online.
NEWS
By Sarah Koenig and Sarah Koenig,SUN STAFF | January 19, 2001
Juvenile Justice Secretary Bishop L. Robinson told a mostly supportive panel of lawmakers yesterday that he intends to fully reform his bruised agency, but some youth advocates doubted he would have the money to match his ambitions. Robinson also told the House Judiciary and Appropriations committees that he plans to reduce the population at the Cheltenham Youth Facility in Prince George's County by about 100 - to 156 - by June. The secretary had previously called for razing Cheltenham, which has been widely criticized for its crowding and substandard conditions.
NEWS
By KEVIN HUNT and KEVIN HUNT,HARTFORD COURANT | November 18, 2008
Kicker has been in the boom-chukka-chukka car stereo business for 35 years. So what happens when a company with a two-word mission statement, Livin' Loud, designs its first iPod speaker dock? Stand back. The iKick iK500 Stereo System for iPod plays louder, and lower than just about anything in its class - the $250-and-under division. Its design, however, looks like something from the late-century, frat-house boombox handbook. This is a utilitarian speaker dock, nothing more. The iK500 has no clock, no alarm, no AM/FM radio.
SPORTS
By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,Sun reporter | March 30, 2008
It's one of the most cherished items on my bookshelf, though it might not look it. It is thin and gray with corners rounded by time and a deep crease in the cover. The stray red and green crayon streaks evoke my age when I received it. "The Magic of the 1983 Orioles," it reads, with a big picture of Rick Dempsey bearhugging Scott McGregor underneath. I look at the picture and back I drift to that day, the final soft liner settling into Cal Ripken Jr.'s glove and the firecrackers popping across my downtown neighborhood seconds later.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2001
B&W speakers offer high-end audio on a bookshelf budget Even in static silence, B&W's DM303 bookshelf speakers look like front-page news. When you're wrapped tighter than Toni Braxton in sexy maple vinyl, with more dimple than Hugh Grant, you're hard to miss - even if you happen to be a pair of working-class loudspeakers from Worthing, England. Yet these British beauties are the complete package. B&W, which generally makes its statement with $40,000 speakers constructed like abstract art, has delivered the state-of-the-bookshelf address with these $300 boxes.
NEWS
By Sarah Koenig and Sarah Koenig,SUN STAFF | January 19, 2001
Juvenile Justice Secretary Bishop L. Robinson told a mostly supportive panel of lawmakers yesterday that he intends to fully reform his bruised agency, but some youth advocates doubted he would have the money to match his ambitions. Robinson also told the House Judiciary and Appropriations committees that he plans to reduce the population at the Cheltenham Youth Facility in Prince George's County by about 100 - to 156 - by June. The secretary had previously called for razing Cheltenham, which has been widely criticized for its crowding and substandard conditions.
NEWS
By Susan Rapp and Susan Rapp,Village Reading Center | January 23, 2000
Over the last several decades, rapid changes in the configuration of families have taken place. The traditional family consisting of a working father and a mother at home raising a son and a daughter, is no longer the norm. The number of families in which both parents work outside the home is on the rise, and families move more often than previously. Busy schedules create a challenge for maintaining a strong family environment, and the extended family plays an important role in the lives of children.
NEWS
October 31, 1999
Linking news events to your child's bookshelf shows him how the world outside can dovetail with his own interests. For example, the recent discovery of what may be the oldest dinosaur bones ever provides an opportunity to explore dinosaur titles. Here are some suggestions from Barnes & Noble, Annapolis Harbour Center:* "If the Dinosaurs Came Back" by Bernard Most* "Dazzle the Dinosaur" by Marcus Pfister* "10 Little Dinosaurs" by Pattie L. Schnetzler* "I Am a Big Dinosaur" by Francois Crozat* "Dinosaur Roar" by Paul and Henrietta Stickland* "Dinosaur Egg Mystery" by Paul and Henrietta Stickland* "How I Captured a Dinosaur" by Henry Schwartz* "Patrick's Dinosaur" by Carol Carrick* "Mrs.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Gareth Branwyn | February 22, 1999
Sound system for home office need not take a lot of spaceIf your SOHO (small office/home office) is anything like mine, it's choked with books, papers and computer hardware. Whatever happened to the paperless office and computer miniaturization? A full-blown stereo system certainly wouldn't fit in here and a boom box is just so street.Enter Onkyo's new EX-1850 mini system ($549.95). It combines a three-CD changer with an FM tuner and can serve as the backbone of a larger bookshelf system by adding an optional cassette tape or mini-disc deck.
BUSINESS
By Liz F. Kay | February 21, 2009
TIP 40 Unwanted things around your house could raise cash This year, turn your spring cleaning into a mission to find sources of cash, since almost all of us are looking to raise some money in the recession. The newspaper and Internet are tried-and-true spots for selling furniture and finding a market for, say, your old camping equipment, musical instruments or kitchen appliances. Local shops also can be a good source of extra cash for other items. Maybe the workout equipment you purchased for a New Year's fitness resolution in years past gets more use as a clothes rack, or your children have outgrown last season's soccer or softball gear.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Gareth Branwyn | February 22, 1999
Sound system for home office need not take a lot of spaceIf your SOHO (small office/home office) is anything like mine, it's choked with books, papers and computer hardware. Whatever happened to the paperless office and computer miniaturization? A full-blown stereo system certainly wouldn't fit in here and a boom box is just so street.Enter Onkyo's new EX-1850 mini system ($549.95). It combines a three-CD changer with an FM tuner and can serve as the backbone of a larger bookshelf system by adding an optional cassette tape or mini-disc deck.
NEWS
By ANDREA WILSON and ANDREA WILSON,SUN RESEARCH STAFF | February 14, 1999
Meet Booker T. Worm. He's the host of KidsReads (http:// www.kidsreads.com), which features book reviews and lists of award-winning books to guide parents and children in choosing a good book. The site also allows your child to sign up for a reading club where she can set goals and monitor the number of books she's read. (Yes, there are prizes!) Kids can send letters to their favorite authors through a message board. Finally, browse the "bookshelf" where you can read classics ranging from "Black Beauty" to "Pinocchio" online.
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