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By Stacey Hirsh and Stacey Hirsh,SUN STAFF | July 5, 2001
Thousands of engineers and businessmen will sink their teeth into a high-fiber diet at a conference next week in Baltimore, but with a slowdown in the telecommunications sector, the crowd will be slightly smaller than last year. About 8,700 people are expected at the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference at the Baltimore Convention Center, according to David Burpee, general manager for the event. The conference, a highly technical event at which telecom companies showcase their products and industry experts run workshops, had about 9,000 attendees last year in Denver, Burpee said.
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By Nancy Taylor Robson and Nancy Taylor Robson,Special to the Sun | July 17, 2005
Marigolds with their lively south-of-the-border colors are the ultimate garden no-brainer. Just stick them in the ground and they grow. Fast. They go from seed to bloom in about seven weeks here in Maryland. Transplants are even faster. "They bloom almost immediately," says Don Zeidler, director of direct marketing at W. Atlee Burpee in Warminster, Pa. Their bright color and quick growth make marigolds perfect for children's gardens, especially since they can get tromped on occasionally without major damage.
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By Nancy Taylor Robson and Nancy Taylor Robson,Special to the Sun | July 17, 2005
Marigolds with their lively south-of-the-border colors are the ultimate garden no-brainer. Just stick them in the ground and they grow. Fast. They go from seed to bloom in about seven weeks here in Maryland. Transplants are even faster. "They bloom almost immediately," says Don Zeidler, director of direct marketing at W. Atlee Burpee in Warminster, Pa. Their bright color and quick growth make marigolds perfect for children's gardens, especially since they can get tromped on occasionally without major damage.
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By Gailor Large and Gailor Large,Special to the Sun | June 3, 2005
I am a 56-year-old woman, 5 feet 6 and 138 pounds. I am in good condition and walk 2 miles a day, but I need an effective exercise for my abs. What can you recommend? We posed your question to Jeffrey W. Brandes, certified personal trainer at Merritt Downtown Athletic Club in Baltimore, who says you should start with basic floor crunches. When your abdominal muscles become stronger, Brandes says you can begin incorporating single and double leg movements, and twists to work the obliques.
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February 2, 2005
On January 27, 2005, W. JEANNE BOYLE, daughter of the late William and Florence Grammer of Toledo, OH; sister of Deborah Boyd and the late Pauline Burpee of Toledo, OH; beloved mother of Charles Boyleand, Sally Bojko of Rochester, NY, and James and Carolyn Boyle of Forest Hill, MD; devoted grandmother of Carrie, Timothy and Amy. Services will be at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 1201 Taylor Avenue, at 12 noon, Saturday, February 5, 2005. Interment will be at a later date at Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania, OH. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Jeanne's name.
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By Karol V. Menzie and Karol V. Menzie,Staff Writer | March 14, 1993
"First boil the water, then pick the corn." That's the gardeners' mantra, the ideal of freshness that drives them from seed-catalog season to harvest season, planning, digging, planting, weeding, watering, pruning, thinning . . . It's all for the glorious tasting at the end.Not everyone has room to plant corn -- "You shouldn't plant it in less than four rows," says gardener Virginia-Brown Melvin, whose "tiny little" plots are in Roland Park -- but everyone who plants anything, it seems, loves that fresh flavor of produce right out of the garden.
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By Beverly Fortune and Beverly Fortune,Knight-Ridder News Service | February 12, 1995
Your mailbox is bulging with seed catalogs trumpeting bigger, bolder, more improved varieties of petunias, corn, tomatoes and impatiens.Park Seed has 21 pages of "the best of the new," offering tantalizing glimpses of six new European vegetables, two new sunflowers and three new vincas.A dazzling close-up of "Rose Parade" double impatiens graces the cover of the W. Atlee Burpee's spring catalog.Did you ever wonder where these new varieties that whet our gardening appetite come from?Are the brains behind this beauty sitting in some university laboratory?
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By Nancy Taylor Robson and Nancy Taylor Robson,Special to the Sun | March 5, 2000
I was introduced to shallots many moons ago in a recipe for liver pate. They were eye-poppingly expensive, but I wanted to treat Gary, my then-new husband, so I splurged. Small, with copper-colored, papery skin, they looked undistinguished on the outside. But inside, they were beautiful -- iridescent, like purple-striated opals. Gary declared it the best pate he'd ever tasted. Twentysomething years later, I still make liver pate, and occasionally substitute sweet onion for shallots, but he can always tell the difference.
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By Cox News Service | June 2, 1995
MIAMI, Fla. -- The one-story structure with its rooftop row of antennae and satellite dishes may not look that imposing, but don't be fooled by the new National Hurricane Center, probably the safest shelter in South Florida.Dedicated this week to coincide with yesterday's beginning of the 1995 Atlantic hurricane season, the $5 million structure contains 3,000 cubic yards of concrete, enough to build 1 mile of interstate highway.It was designed to withstand 130-mph winds and -- a government brochure says -- a direct hit by a "250-pound projectile at 60 mph."
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By Gailor Large and Gailor Large,Special to the Sun | June 3, 2005
I am a 56-year-old woman, 5 feet 6 and 138 pounds. I am in good condition and walk 2 miles a day, but I need an effective exercise for my abs. What can you recommend? We posed your question to Jeffrey W. Brandes, certified personal trainer at Merritt Downtown Athletic Club in Baltimore, who says you should start with basic floor crunches. When your abdominal muscles become stronger, Brandes says you can begin incorporating single and double leg movements, and twists to work the obliques.
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February 2, 2005
On January 27, 2005, W. JEANNE BOYLE, daughter of the late William and Florence Grammer of Toledo, OH; sister of Deborah Boyd and the late Pauline Burpee of Toledo, OH; beloved mother of Charles Boyle and, Sally Bojko of Rochester, NY, and James and Carolyn Boyle of Forest Hill, MD; devoted grandmother of Carrie, Timothy and Amy. Services will be at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 1201 Taylor Avenue, at 12 noon, Saturday, February 5, 2005. Interment will be at a later date at Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania, OH. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Jeanne's name to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or St. Andrew's Lutheran Church.
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By Stacey Hirsh and Stacey Hirsh,SUN STAFF | July 5, 2001
Thousands of engineers and businessmen will sink their teeth into a high-fiber diet at a conference next week in Baltimore, but with a slowdown in the telecommunications sector, the crowd will be slightly smaller than last year. About 8,700 people are expected at the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference at the Baltimore Convention Center, according to David Burpee, general manager for the event. The conference, a highly technical event at which telecom companies showcase their products and industry experts run workshops, had about 9,000 attendees last year in Denver, Burpee said.
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By DENISE COWIE and DENISE COWIE,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | May 21, 2000
WARMINSTER, Pa. -- The drawback to being a household name is that people tend to take you for granted. Even when you're W. Atlee Burpee & Co., the company that was first to sell seed through the mail to gardeners coast to coast and introduced such legendary veggies as Iceberg lettuce and Big Boy tomatoes. Every gardener knows Burpee. The company has been around for more than a century. You can rely on Burpee's seed and plant catalogs to plunk into the mailbox well before each planting season, and packets of Burpee seeds are always in the racks at the garden center.
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By Nancy Taylor Robson and Nancy Taylor Robson,Special to the Sun | March 5, 2000
I was introduced to shallots many moons ago in a recipe for liver pate. They were eye-poppingly expensive, but I wanted to treat Gary, my then-new husband, so I splurged. Small, with copper-colored, papery skin, they looked undistinguished on the outside. But inside, they were beautiful -- iridescent, like purple-striated opals. Gary declared it the best pate he'd ever tasted. Twentysomething years later, I still make liver pate, and occasionally substitute sweet onion for shallots, but he can always tell the difference.
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By Nancy Taylor Robson and Nancy Taylor Robson,Special to the Sun | June 13, 1999
Among life's most sensual pleasures, the garden in summer -- scented with sweet melons, luscious tomatoes and mint -- has got to be in the Top 10. Rich in color, beauty and abundance, it's one of the rewards for the wave of planting in late spring and early summer.The list of herbs, fruits and vegetables that can be put in the ground now is tantalizing: sweet basil, marjoram, dill, melon, squash, tomato, pepper, cucumber, eggplant, okra, pumpkin, endive, sweet potato and Chinese cabbage (bok choy)
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By Ary Bruno and Ary Bruno,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 12, 1997
Oh, how gardeners look forward to seed-catalog time. The purveyors of these publications know this, and in the depths of winter when cabin fever is at its height they send these emissaries to spread their wares before us like peddlers of old.Although no robin yet sings and the earth may lie sleeping under ice and snow, spring is in our hearts as we devour each catalog that comes along. The addicted, as I can testify, shuffle quickly through each day's mail to see if there are any new ones.
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By Nancy Taylor Robson and Nancy Taylor Robson,Special to the Sun | June 13, 1999
Among life's most sensual pleasures, the garden in summer -- scented with sweet melons, luscious tomatoes and mint -- has got to be in the Top 10. Rich in color, beauty and abundance, it's one of the rewards for the wave of planting in late spring and early summer.The list of herbs, fruits and vegetables that can be put in the ground now is tantalizing: sweet basil, marjoram, dill, melon, squash, tomato, pepper, cucumber, eggplant, okra, pumpkin, endive, sweet potato and Chinese cabbage (bok choy)
NEWS
By Cox News Service | June 2, 1995
MIAMI, Fla. -- The one-story structure with its rooftop row of antennae and satellite dishes may not look that imposing, but don't be fooled by the new National Hurricane Center, probably the safest shelter in South Florida.Dedicated this week to coincide with yesterday's beginning of the 1995 Atlantic hurricane season, the $5 million structure contains 3,000 cubic yards of concrete, enough to build 1 mile of interstate highway.It was designed to withstand 130-mph winds and -- a government brochure says -- a direct hit by a "250-pound projectile at 60 mph."
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