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By DOUG WORGUL and DOUG WORGUL,THE KANSAS CITY STAR | March 26, 2006
Comparing the popular video game "Need for Speed" to the old-school table game Yahtzee is like comparing a NASCAR race to a walk in the park. One's not necessarily better than the other; they're just different. Video games are easy targets for educators, psychologists and social scientists. They are too often too violent, too addictive and too solitary. But they're not without their benefits. They facilitate development of strategic thinking, quick decision-making and hand-eye coordination, as well as long attention spans and concentration.
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By Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2014
One of the two bores carrying northbound Interstate 95 traffic through the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore will be closed for several hours on Sunday morning for Special Olympics Maryland's sixth annual 5-kilometer run and walk fundraiser. More than 900 walkers and runners are expected to take part in the event in the right hand northbound tunnel bore, the proceeds of which support Special Olympics Maryland's work providing athletic training and events for children and adults in the state who have intellectual disabilities.
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By PEG ADAMARCZYK | June 16, 1995
We've been fortunate to have been spared from those hazy, hot and humid summer days so far this season. School has been out for only a little over a week. Not long enough for the brood to become bored. All too soon they will be retreating behind closed doors in air-conditioned hibernation, vegging out in front of the television and singing the "I'm bored blues."Savvy parents already have a game plan, but there's always room for a little help along the way.Beginning Monday, the public library will kick off its free, seven-week summer reading program for area youngsters from preschool through sixth grade.
NEWS
By Gregory Rodriguez | June 19, 2014
America - arguably the world's most diverse, innovative, and surprising nation - is becoming a lot more predictable. And boring. According to the most recent Pew Research Poll on political polarization, Americans are becoming more consistently liberal or conservative in their opinions, and ideological thinking is much more aligned with political party membership than before. This means that the overlap between the two parties that existed two decades ago - when there were conservative Democrats and liberal Republicans - is gone.
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By Peter Jensen, and Peter Jensen,,Sun Staff | January 20, 2002
At this time of year, two words can strike fear into the heart of any parent. Snow Day. You know what happens. A little frozen precipitation falls, and no sooner can you say "Time to shovel the driveway" than the weatherman is gleefully reporting school cancellations far and wide. Suddenly, parents of grade-schoolers find themselves cast as cruise directors in their snowbound love boats. Sorry, Julie, but Captain Stubing reports the passengers are bored, bored, bored. What you need are some new ideas to keep the youngsters happy.
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | April 20, 1992
The trouble with Yugoslavia is that nobody in it is willing to be a minority. They know each other too well.Good news! Baltimore will not sink beneath the Patapsco again this year.The Afghan government collapsed, so the U.S.-supported rebels have no one to fight but each other, who will do.Pennsylvania might has well cancel its primary. Everyone is bored with them. We've had too many.
NEWS
By Peter A. Jay | July 27, 1997
HAVRE DE GRACE -- It is the interminable summer of teen-age ennui.It will be followed, as always, by the autumn of teen-age ennui, and then the winter, the spring, and so forth. But those other seasons are different, because then, teen-age boredom is practiced most of the time in an institutional setting, and those not committed to those particular institutions don't notice it as much.In summer, however, bored teen-agers are particularly noticeable. This might be because one you don't know has just stolen your car, or it might be because one you know very well is in your living room, looking sullen.
NEWS
By William Pfaff JTC | December 27, 1990
A FRENCH POLITICAL commentator recently suggested that 10 years is, so to speak, the ''consume-by'' date on politicians. Ten years, more or less, and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was overturned. The students were in the streets against Gen. Charles De Gaulle a decade after he returned to power in 1958, and he was gone a year later.The United States has written it into the Constitution. Just eight years and a president is out.The pertinence of the French writer's observation is that within a few months Francois Mitterrand will have been president of France for 10 years.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sarah Schaffer | January 8, 2004
`Bored' Dando is back Evan Dando will rock out tomorrow at Fletcher's. The ex-Lemondheads frontman has overcome substance abuse and recently released Baby I'm Bored, his first full-length CD in several years. Doors open at 9 p.m. for this all-ages show. Tickets are $15. Fletcher's is at 701 S. Bond St. For more information, call 410-558-1889 or visit www.fletchersbar.com. Three to see at Ottobar Big in Japan will appear tomorrow at the Ottobar. The rock act will headline the show after the Drug Problem and Two if By Sea throw down.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | July 8, 2005
A Tout de Suite (Right Now) takes a bored 19-year-old girl on a ride she'll never forget, a multi-country odyssey that plays out like a 1970s version of Bonnie and Clyde. But the two characters at the film's center - a vaguely dissatisfied upper-class Parisian art student (Isild Le Besco) desperately in need of a thrill and a visiting Moroccan bank robber (Ouassini Embarek) suffering from chronic confusion - display neither the charisma nor the moxie to make this confused-teens-on-the-run story work.
SPORTS
By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | January 22, 2014
Think extra points are more or less automatic in today's NFL? They may actually become just that. In an interview with NFL Network on Monday, commissioner Roger Goodell said the NFL is considering a rule change to eliminate the extra-point attempt after touchdowns. This comes after a regular season in which NFL kickers missed just five of their 1,261 PAT attempts, and four of the five misses were blocked. One proposal that league owners are mulling over would give a team seven points after a touchdown.
NEWS
By Jules Witcover | August 13, 2013
With Congress in the doldrums of summer recess, our town has inevitably sunk to the game of making political mountains out of molehills. The latest example is disclosure that the campaign manager of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell confided to a political associate, last January no less, that he was "sort of holding my nose for two years" working for Mr. McConnell. He was doing so, he explained, in hope of it being "a big benefit" for a previous employer, Sen. Rand Paul, also of Kentucky, who is said to have 2016 presidential aspirations.
NEWS
August 5, 2013
I grew up in some of the loveliest countryside imaginable in northern Baltimore County. Yet I've been a committed and proud Baltimore City resident since 1987. To me the suburbs are a bore and designed exclusively for cars. Prolonged exposure to suburban environs produces mind-numbing ennui. Every suburb looks the same whether you live in Maryland, Arizona or North Carolina. You can move further out from the city, but then you have to worry about being surrounded by McMansions - which is why that lovely countryside in northern Baltimore County is not so lovely anymore.
FEATURES
By Catherine Mallette | July 24, 2013
If you're looking for a fun way to get your kid a little more interested in Maryland history, add “Calvert the Raven in The Battle of Baltimore” to your home library. The story, by Jonathon Scott Fuqua, who has called Baltimore home for 22 years, is about a boy named Daniel who writes a truly appalling paper for school about the Battle of 1812, on the top of which his teacher has penned one word: “Terrible.” As Daniel walks home from school worrying about what his parents will say, down flies a talking raven named Calvert, who time-travels with Daniel (who is suddenly small enough to ride on the bird's back)
SPORTS
Peter Schmuck | July 13, 2013
If you had to sum up the defending Super Bowl champion Ravens in one word as they head into training camp next week, I think we all know what that word would be. Boring. Not bad boring. Not the kind of boring that means there's no reason to pay attention, of course. Certainly not the snooze-because-you-always-lose kind of boring that will infect some of the training camps at the other end of the NFL pecking order. No, we're talking about the kind of uneventful, controversy-free boring that allows coach John Harbaugh to go to bed every night with a beatific smile on his face.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Kit Waskom Pollard,
For The Baltimore Sun
| June 12, 2013
The sandwich's simple format offers unlimited options for culinary creativity. At Woody's Hitching Post - deep in Monkton's pastoral horse country - chef-owner David "Woody" Woodruff is busy exploring those options - to the great benefit of his customers. Woodruff opened his eponymous shop last summer, leaving behind a career in commercial real estate (he had restaurant experience from his younger days). It's a simple spot - bare-bones decor, handwritten signs advertising the menu, a handful of tables and an open, diner-style kitchen - but that keeps the focus on the food and on Woodruff's friendly personality.
BUSINESS
May 22, 2008
So you're sitting around, totally bored with the same old PC, bored with word processing, bored with spreadsheets, bored with Web browsing, bored with music, bored with news, bored with grainy YouTube videos. Then you realize it's Sunday night, and it strikes you: What you really want to do is watch Desperate Housewives. On your computer. In HD. Well, for a hundred bucks, you can satisfy that high-definition craving with the Pinnacle PCTV HD Pro Stick. Plug this nifty little gadget into a USB port on your computer, hook up an antenna or cable feed to the other end and you're in business - HDTV in a window on your desktop, or full-screen if you prefer.
NEWS
May 17, 1995
You're a teen-ager. You live in Howard County. You're bored. There's no place to go, unless you insist on counting:* Two movie theaters featuring a dozen screens.* Two teen centers run by the Columbia Association.* An ice skating rink.* A roller rink.* An indoor pool.* In summer, activities at Columbia's lakefront.* That old standby, the mall.With all this available, one would be hard-pressed to prove that so little exists for Howard teen-agers that they are forced to hang out on street corners doing drugs and ingesting alcohol.
NEWS
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2013
A disabled vehicle in Baltimore City on Interstate 95 South/North at Bore 1 of the Fort McHenry Tunnel has closed one of four southbound tunnel lanes at 8:48 a.m. The Maryland Transit Administration reported minor delays on the MARC train at 9 a.m.
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