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By Liz Atwood, For The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2014
I really think it's time my 12-year-old son took the white crayon from the window sill. As kids everywhere know, if you want a snow day from school, put the white crayon by the window and turn your pajamas inside out. This year, the superstitions worked beautifully. The schools have now run out of snow days and I've run out of patience. Don't misunderstand me. I love snow and the way it brightens up the dark and dreary winter landscape. And now that I'm a college professor, I, too, get snow days off from teaching.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | April 19, 2014
Having circumnavigated the Americas on his own, Annapolis-based sailor Matt Rutherford has turned his attention to researching plastics' effects on environment Matt Rutherford is more comfortable on water than he is on land. As he sat recently for an interview at the U.S. Sailing Hall of Fame in Annapolis, Rutherford was clearly eager to get the next expedition for his Ocean Research Project underway. Talk about having cabin fever: Rutherford spent much of the winter cooped up in the same 42-foot steel schooner on which he and marine biologist Nicole Trenholm sailed to the Azores last summer to research the effects plastics have on the North Atlantic Gyre, one of the world's five major ocean current systems.
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By Jill Rosen and Joe Burris | February 12, 2010
At first, the Feeley family turned to board games - such a cozy, Norman Rockwell portrait of a snowed-in family. Mom and Dad vs. the girls, moving the pieces of Life, Sorry and Connect Four as snowflakes whirled outside their Parkton home. Eventually gamed out, they beeped and buzzed their way through electronic toys, popped in one movie after another, and then fidgeted in front of regular TV. Lauren, 11, and Shannon, 8, even resorted to books before someone started touching someone's stuff and someone went into someone's room, and pretty soon Mom had to institute the dread "No Touch Rule."
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By Liz Atwood, For The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2014
I really think it's time my 12-year-old son took the white crayon from the window sill. As kids everywhere know, if you want a snow day from school, put the white crayon by the window and turn your pajamas inside out. This year, the superstitions worked beautifully. The schools have now run out of snow days and I've run out of patience. Don't misunderstand me. I love snow and the way it brightens up the dark and dreary winter landscape. And now that I'm a college professor, I, too, get snow days off from teaching.
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By Candus Thomson | January 17, 2010
T here aren't many things more meat and potatoes than a hearty helping of Lefty Kreh . So there I was Tuesday night, playing hooky from a mundane government meeting to fork down protein and starch with the greatest fly fisherman, author and teacher of them all. Kreh, weeks from his 85th birthday, was at the Boatyard Bar and Grill in Eastport to swap stories, tell jokes and watch a cult fishing movie with old pals and admirers....
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By Nick Madigan | nick.madigan@baltsun.com | January 4, 2010
It's not often that children say they can't wait to go back to school. But after an extended end-of-year vacation courtesy of a monster snowstorm on Dec. 19, some kids - not to mention their parents - have just about had enough of being cooped up at home. "It's been bad," said Abbe Milstein, who, despite the bitter cold, drove Sunday from her home in Rockville to visit the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore with her three children, Michaela, 9, and 5-year-old twins Adin and Gabrielle, and their father, Andrew Hoenig.
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By Stephanie Region | April 18, 2012
Last week in the O.C., Sarah had a meltdown, Tamra downsized to itty-bitties, and Jim had a "come to Jesus" dinner with Alexis. And Jesus told Jim to tell Alexis to quit Fox 5. Turns out Jim may not be that far off - tonight's episode may actually signify the Second Coming because Vicki finally admits she owes someone 50 percent of an apology, and the ladies spend the night somewhere other than a Ritz-Carlton hotel. I believe these are the first two signs of the Apocalypse.  Remember the good ol' days when watching "Real Housewives" meant an inside peek into the daily lives of well-off women?
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By Sun Staff | January 24, 1999
With the wintry weather of the past few weeks, the Historic Annapolis Foundation's annual Cabin Fever Social was right on time. More than 100 of the group's members got out of the house and into the Eastport Yacht Club for an evening of meeting, greeting and networking.With more than 500 volunteers working for this preservation-minded group in the state capital, it can be hard for folks to get to know one another. The social gave them a chance. Among those attending were Sabrina Linton, University of Maryland; Cris Sabo, International Industries; Chris Langone, Arinc; Dave Schmiel, PDI Division of Bird-Johnson; and Lynn Manwaring, HAF's associate director of marketing.
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By DAN RODRICKS | January 12, 1996
Snowed in again? Cabin fever getting to you? Here's a little something to help pass the time. It's the 1996 Cabin Fever Quiz. We rolled out the first model on a Friday in January 1994, during that long season of ice, and some of my weirder friends told me they spent a good part of the weekend with it. (And others told me they knocked it off faster than you can say, "Poor man's 'Jeopardy.' ")Some of these questions are riddles, some are presented in crossword-puzzle style, some are local in nature.
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By Heather Tepe and Heather Tepe,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 20, 1999
LAST WEEK'S ice storm transformed our town into a winter wonderland, changing bare branches into gorgeous crystal creations.But with power outages and schools closed throughout the county, regular routines were disrupted.Between closings because of icy weather and Martin Luther King Jr. Day, schoolchildren in Howard County found themselves with an unexpected five-day weekend.For the youngsters, a snow day is an opportunity to miss school and play outside. But when school is canceled because of ice, it's a different story.
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From Sun staff reports | February 1, 2014
Experienced waterfowl hunters are invited to introduce young people to the sport during a Junior Waterfowl Hunting Day on Saturday. On this date, hunters 15 years old or younger may hunt ducks, geese, mergansers and coots on public and private lands when aided by a qualifying adult. To participate, junior hunters must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years old. All young hunters and their adult mentors must possess a Maryland hunting license or be exempt from the hunting license requirement.
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EDITORIAL FROM THE AEGIS | February 7, 2013
Geography is such that driving north out of Harford County will put you in the Appalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania in a matter of a little more than an hour and a half. The change in latitude isn't all that much, but elevation makes a difference, and the effect on the weather is substantial, especially at this time of year. Punxsutawney, Pa., may be a solid five or so hours from Harford County by car, but anyone who has ever spent a winter weekend anywhere in the mountains of the Keystone State can get an idea of how important it becomes to predict when the weather will break.
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By Jean Marbella and Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | October 29, 2012
With one day before Hurricane Sandy was expected to knock out power for much of the area, Marylanders like Rob Reichel spent Monday braving the wet and windy weather to ensure their families had what they needed to get through the storm. "We wanted to cook another nice dinner tonight while we still have power," said Reichel, 48, as he shopped at the Giant on York Road in Baltimore. He said he was motivated by the need for more milk and other provisions, along with "a little curiosity" about Sandy.
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By Stephanie Region | April 18, 2012
Last week in the O.C., Sarah had a meltdown, Tamra downsized to itty-bitties, and Jim had a "come to Jesus" dinner with Alexis. And Jesus told Jim to tell Alexis to quit Fox 5. Turns out Jim may not be that far off - tonight's episode may actually signify the Second Coming because Vicki finally admits she owes someone 50 percent of an apology, and the ladies spend the night somewhere other than a Ritz-Carlton hotel. I believe these are the first two signs of the Apocalypse.  Remember the good ol' days when watching "Real Housewives" meant an inside peek into the daily lives of well-off women?
TRAVEL
By Chris Kaltenbach | April 2, 2010
You can tell spring is here. The roller coasters at Hersheypark are getting ready to rumble. "During the winter, the temperatures are too cold - for most roller coasters, it must be above 32 degrees for them to operate," says Kathy Burrows, the park's public relations manager. "If the tracks aren't warm enough, they just won't go." Thank goodness it's supposed to be plenty warm enough this weekend for Hershey's annual "Springtime In the Park" celebration. Even though the season's grand opening won't be until May 1, visitors over the next two weekends (except for April 9)
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By Candus Thomson | March 21, 2010
Eric Hayden of Bowie writes: This has felt like the longest winter on record because my cabin fever is raging. I know I must have missed it earlier, but could you please remind me about the new rules regarding catch-and-release striped bass fishing this spring? Outdoors Girl replies: When it comes to cabin fever, join the club. The winter of 2009-2010 is now in the books, at least as far as the equinox is concerned. Let's hope the weather gods can read the calendar. The new catch-and-release rules for the Chesapeake Bay go into effect Monday and continue until April 17, when the spring trophy season starts.
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By SUSAN REMER | February 9, 2003
IF WINTER DOESN'T break soon, I swear I am going to be the top story on the evening news and a banner headline in the local paper. "Rampaging mother douses ungrateful family members with record 712th pot of homemade soup." Or, "Rampaging mother blames suspicious house fire on 'cabin fever.' Says she thought the expression was 'cabin fire.' " This winter weather, the first real winter weather the East Coast has experienced in recent memory, has kept me trapped inside my house, feeling restless and irritable.
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by Jordan Bartel | jordan@bthesite.com and b free daily | February 19, 2010
This week, we discovered that renting the makes-you-too-scared-to-go-outdoors "Cabin Fever" is not the best way to get over cabin fever. So instead we spent our time collecting the best stories pop culture threw down. Here's our week in review: MOST WELCOME RETURN: Sade, which sold 500K copies of comeback album Soldier of Love in its first week. Also, we learned that Sade is the name of the band and not just the lead singer, a fact that eluded us for 20 years. BEST THING WE SAW ALL WEEK: Photo essay "How to properly enjoy Ed Hardy wine" on thechive.
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By Joe Burris | joseph.burris@baltsun.com | February 17, 2010
Sixteen-year-old Arnold James has a hard time picturing life without his cell phone. "It would probably be like drug addicts feel when they're getting off of drugs," says the Wilde Lake High School student, who often uses his phone during school hours. "Sometimes your cell phone is a relief from the busy-ness at school and all the assignments." American youngsters such as James are now using cell phones, iPods and other electronic devices for an average of 7 1/2 hours daily - more than the equivalent of a full day of school, according to a recent national study tracking entertainment media habits.
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