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By ROGER SIMON | June 14, 1993
Simon Says:Since all babies are cute, why aren't all adults?*If men had had to wear stockings, pantyhose would have been invented decades earlier.*I have yet to see a television show that equals the adventure, humor, and romance of "Spin and Marty."*Until I visited one of those upscale kitchen gadget stores, I never realized I needed an avocado peeler.*I am still new to gardening, but I think I have this correct: You should plant one vine for each tomato you want, right?*If Maj. Gen. Harold N. Campbell actually told an audience in the Netherlands that Bill Clinton was "gay-loving," "pot-smoking," "draft-dodging," and "womanizing" then Campbell should be court-martialed immediately.
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By KEVIN COWHERD | October 29, 2007
Let's face it: We like big things in this country. We like big cars, big houses, big burgers we can stuff in our big mouths and Big Gulps to wash 'em down. We like big TVs, big malls and big sales. Who gets excited about a regular sale anymore? Now it has to be "THE BIGGEST LABOR DAY SALE EVER! DON'T MISS THIS SPECTACULAR EVENT!" Sometimes, even big won't do. Sometimes we need bigger than big. Super-sized, that's what we need. Like a pizza the size of a manhole cover, with 27 toppings and 10 pounds of cheese injected via cooking syringe into the crust, the biggest, thickest, gooiest pizza in the whole world.
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NEWS
By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,SUN STAFF | May 13, 1998
James Riffin is immersed in zoning law while assessing the strength of latex cords and researching federal safety guidelines -- all thanks to his dental hygienist.Several months ago, Riffin, a 53-year-old energy use consultant, sat in his dentist's chair, chatting about a crane he purchased to help renovate a building in Timonium."My dental hygienist said, 'Why don't you use it for bungee jumping?' I've been looking into it and learning about it since," said Riffin.This week, he asked the Baltimore County zoning commissioner for permission to alter the building at 1941 Greenspring Drive and open a bungee jumping operation on the property flanked by low-lying warehouses and office buildings.
BUSINESS
By Hanah Cho and Hanah Cho,Sun Columnist | May 16, 2007
Forget training seminars in hotel conference rooms. Or those dreaded catch-and-fall trust exercises. These days, companies are using creative activities to build morale, camaraderie and teamwork among their workers. They include team skydiving or bungee jumping (sounds more like a scare tactic), a group Segway tour and line dancing on the beach with matching outfits. These examples were given in a recent survey of 250 marketing and advertising executives by the Creative Group, a staffing agency.
NEWS
By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,Staff Writer | March 7, 1993
A House committee collectively leapt into the abyss of bungee jumping yesterday, argued heatedly about whether to outlaw the activity, and then bounced the issue to a study group."
NEWS
By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,Staff Writer | February 17, 1993
Bungee jumping buffs have a message for two Anne Arundel County lawmakers who want to ban their sport: Take a flying leap."It's ridiculous. It infringes on our constitutional rights. They can't tell us we can't jump," said Dan Reisinger, a bungee enthusiast and co-owner of Vertical Venture, a Pennsylvania-based company that wants to open a bungee center in Ocean City this summer.Mr. Reisinger said he and other buffs will trek to Annapolis next month to fight the proposed ban. "You can tell [those lawmakers]
NEWS
August 6, 1992
FOR THOSE of us who got queasy merely standing erect in the pitched upper deck of Memorial Stadium to go fetch a hot dog, we can only surmise how someone could abandon their senses long enough to try the pastime known as bungee-jumping.For the unacquainted, that is the recently-in-vogue recreational activity in which people plunge from heights with an elastic lanyard strapped around their torso or ankle. If you've spent life pondering "what must a yo-yo feel like," this activity would satisfy that need to know.
FEATURES
By Dan Coyle and Dan Coyle,Universal Press Syndicate | November 18, 1990
You can tromp around the world in search of new experiences, immerse yourself in lost cultures and climb unpronounceable mountains in unpronounceable countries. Until you've done something really foolish, though, such as running off a mountain while attached to a kite, say in Utah, or jumping off a bridge in New Zealand with elastic ropes tied around yourself, you haven't truly experienced adventure travel.OK, so this reasoning sounds just a tad on the weird side. But the fact is, a couple of thrill-sports along these lines are becoming increasingly popular, safe and accessible to non-Evel Knievel types.
NEWS
July 22, 2003
SINGAPORE, THE modern world's only Confucian state, has taken a long look in the mirror - and found itself, well, boring. And among the antidotes, the island's paternalistic government is suggesting - drum roll, please - legalizing bungee jumping. Oh yes, and reverse bungee jumping, which somehow sounds even worse. That's one of many recommendations of the Remaking Singapore Committee, set up by the authoritarians who run the city to keep it globally competitive by inducing more creativity, risk-taking and joie de vivre.
ENTERTAINMENT
By J.D. Considine | May 23, 1999
It's amazing how easily celebrity death rumors are spread, and how difficult they can be to disprove.Just recently, The Sun got a call saying pop star Stevie Wonder had died in Baltimore. It took two reporters several hours to finally confirm that Wonder really hadn't traded his sunglasses and harmonica for angel's wings and a harp. (Things might have been sorted out faster, but his offices are on the West Coast, some three hours behind us.)So yes, Stevie lives. But thanks to the Internet, there seem to be more celebrity death rumors than ever, and having to debunk them can be a pain.
NEWS
By CASSANDRA A. FORTIN and CASSANDRA A. FORTIN,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 14, 2006
Sabine Joyce craves adventure. And to whet her appetite, she travels the world, partaking in dangerous and exciting excursions. For example, Joyce climbed to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania last year. Before that, she rode a camel through the desert to Mount Sinai and climbed the Mount Mousa peak, where tradition says Moses received the Ten Commandments. She's also ridden a Brahma bull, water buffalo, elephants, and she has swum with dolphins and manatees. "I'll ride anything I can get my hands on," Joyce, 67, said.
NEWS
July 22, 2003
SINGAPORE, THE modern world's only Confucian state, has taken a long look in the mirror - and found itself, well, boring. And among the antidotes, the island's paternalistic government is suggesting - drum roll, please - legalizing bungee jumping. Oh yes, and reverse bungee jumping, which somehow sounds even worse. That's one of many recommendations of the Remaking Singapore Committee, set up by the authoritarians who run the city to keep it globally competitive by inducing more creativity, risk-taking and joie de vivre.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,Sun Staff | October 29, 2000
Fayetteville, W.Va. EIGHT SECONDS. That's the time it takes to get from the deck of the New River Gorge Bridge to the river 876 feet below. A step out into space, the roar of wind in your ears as your body picks up speed, the smear of scenery screaming by, the dark blue water are all you can see. Eight seconds. Speedier than a drag race, but not quite terminal velocity, the speed the laws of physics say is as fast as you can go. Except that at some point between seconds one and six, you fling a piece of nylon in the air, an offering to the gods of gravity.
NEWS
By Peter Jensen and Peter Jensen,SUN STAFF | February 6, 2000
The guy didn't seem all that funny to Cathy at first. He dressed like a slob, failed to make a dinner reservation, and teased her for spilling food in her lap (only to do the same thing himself). The waitress even had to run the pair down in the street: He hadn't paid the bill. But when the date was nearly over, and they'd settled down to beers and bluegrass music at the old Cub Hill Inn, Mark Atkinson made her laugh about the night. They laughed and laughed -- and married 10 months later.
ENTERTAINMENT
By J.D. Considine | May 23, 1999
It's amazing how easily celebrity death rumors are spread, and how difficult they can be to disprove.Just recently, The Sun got a call saying pop star Stevie Wonder had died in Baltimore. It took two reporters several hours to finally confirm that Wonder really hadn't traded his sunglasses and harmonica for angel's wings and a harp. (Things might have been sorted out faster, but his offices are on the West Coast, some three hours behind us.)So yes, Stevie lives. But thanks to the Internet, there seem to be more celebrity death rumors than ever, and having to debunk them can be a pain.
NEWS
By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,SUN STAFF | May 13, 1998
James Riffin is immersed in zoning law while assessing the strength of latex cords and researching federal safety guidelines -- all thanks to his dental hygienist.Several months ago, Riffin, a 53-year-old energy use consultant, sat in his dentist's chair, chatting about a crane he purchased to help renovate a building in Timonium."My dental hygienist said, 'Why don't you use it for bungee jumping?' I've been looking into it and learning about it since," said Riffin.This week, he asked the Baltimore County zoning commissioner for permission to alter the building at 1941 Greenspring Drive and open a bungee jumping operation on the property flanked by low-lying warehouses and office buildings.
NEWS
By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Staff Writer | August 2, 1993
Some of Stephen V. Dutterer's co-workers around Westminster City Hall think he's been holding out on them. He never told them he has a double life.Fifty weeks a year, Mr. Dutterer is a mild-mannered director of finance, supervising the department that collects city property taxes, pays the government's bills and puts together its annual budget.But let him get away for 10 days in Florida and he dives off a platform 185 feet in the air to bounce at the end of a bungee cord."Steve is so quiet.
FEATURES
By Kevin Cowherd | August 7, 1992
A friend of mine is going through a midlife crisis and recently took up bungee-jumping, which is the newest sickness sweeping the thrill addicts in this country.The midlife crisis arrived on the occasion of his 43rd birthday, when he blew out the candles on a chocolate cake and realized he had accomplished all he could reasonably expect in life, and that his remaining days would be spent in a long, dark slide into the cold ground.I myself arrived at that point in my early 20s. After dropping out of college for the first time, it dawned on me that I was a man with very little aptitude for anything except drinking beer.
NEWS
By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Staff Writer | August 2, 1993
Some of Stephen V. Dutterer's co-workers around Westminster City Hall think he's been holding out on them. He never told them he has a double life.Fifty weeks a year, Mr. Dutterer is a mild-mannered director of finance, supervising the department that collects city property taxes, pays the government's bills and puts together its annual budget.But let him get away for 10 days in Florida and he dives off a platform 185 feet in the air to bounce at the end of a bungee cord."Steve is so quiet.
NEWS
By ROGER SIMON | June 14, 1993
Simon Says:Since all babies are cute, why aren't all adults?*If men had had to wear stockings, pantyhose would have been invented decades earlier.*I have yet to see a television show that equals the adventure, humor, and romance of "Spin and Marty."*Until I visited one of those upscale kitchen gadget stores, I never realized I needed an avocado peeler.*I am still new to gardening, but I think I have this correct: You should plant one vine for each tomato you want, right?*If Maj. Gen. Harold N. Campbell actually told an audience in the Netherlands that Bill Clinton was "gay-loving," "pot-smoking," "draft-dodging," and "womanizing" then Campbell should be court-martialed immediately.
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