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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2014
Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a relatively obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar, another brick to add to the wall of your vocabulary. This week's word:  CANON Though a little word, canon  has proved versatile.  It was once, the Oxford English Dictionary indicates, an alternative spelling for cannon . That sense has been obsolete for centuries, so you may hold your fire.  It comes to English from French, ultimately from the Greek kanon , or "rule," and it fits in many places where we look for rules.  It can mean a rule, criterion, or principle, as when one speaks of the canons of good taste.  It can mean a law or set of laws.
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2014
Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a relatively obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar, another brick to add to the wall of your vocabulary. This week's word:  CANON Though a little word, canon  has proved versatile.  It was once, the Oxford English Dictionary indicates, an alternative spelling for cannon . That sense has been obsolete for centuries, so you may hold your fire.  It comes to English from French, ultimately from the Greek kanon , or "rule," and it fits in many places where we look for rules.  It can mean a rule, criterion, or principle, as when one speaks of the canons of good taste.  It can mean a law or set of laws.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Kevin Washington | May 8, 2003
Less expensive first-rate scanners are becoming as plentiful as inexpensive first-rate printers. Canon's CanoScan 9900F flatbed scanner impresses on a number of fronts, with only a few minor downsides. This is a 3200-by-6400 dot-per-inch scanner that is relatively fast without being a speed demon. The 9900F ($400) has four one-touch buttons on its face for copying, scanning, creating a file or e-mailing. It's not particularly slim nor light at 5 inches in height and 11.5 pounds. But like most flatbeds with an 8.5-by-11.
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Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2014
The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland elected its first woman bishop Friday, narrowly voting for the Rev. Canon Heather Cook to hold the post of bishop suffragan. Cook was among four candidates for the position - all of whom were women - and was elected after four rounds of voting among clergy and laymen at the diocese's convention in Ellicott City, according to a news release. A bishop suffragan is akin to a vice-president and helps run the diocese with its bishop diocesan. The rest of the Episcopal Church's dioceses must consent to the election before Cook is consecrated.
ENTERTAINMENT
By MIKE HIMOWITZ | June 3, 2004
WHEN I WAS younger and had the photo bug, I spent a lot of vacation time lugging a bag stuffed with single-lens reflex camera equipment. And every time we reached a scenic locale, I'd unload the bag on my wife's shoulder, fiddle with camera bodies and lenses, then climb a staircase or a rock, seeking just the right angle for the shot. For some unfathomable reason, my wife did not find this behavior grounds for divorce. But things changed when the kids arrived. Herding two active young boys on a trip doesn't leave much time for contemplative photography.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | October 25, 2000
Sylvia Canon, the only director of Human Services Programs of Carroll County Inc. since its founding 13 years ago, will retire in three months. Canon, 63, will retire Jan. 12 from the agency that runs all social services programs in the county. She has devoted her career to social work, creating and operating programs for the needy. "I feel like I have been at this forever and it is time" to leave, she said. A graduate of Goucher College, Canon spent 30 years overseeing state and county programs before starting HSP in 1987.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Staff Writer | September 13, 1992
WESTMINSTER -- Sylvia V. Canon often looks at the wooden wand hanging on her office wall and wishes she could wave it at the county's problems."If I had a magic wand, I would want affordable housing, accessible public transportation and child care, particularly for infants," she said.After 22 years addressing the needs of the county's neediest, Ms. Canon, 55, puts more faith in persistence and dedication than magic. As executive director of the Human Services Programs of Carroll County, she has learned to measure success in small steps.
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By MARY GAIL HARE and MARY GAIL HARE,SUN REPORTER | October 30, 2005
When Kathy Brown, director of a Westminster outreach ministry, discovered she was the winner of Carroll County's annual humanitarian award, she deflected applause and credited the hundreds of volunteers who have helped her the past 15 years. The founder of Shepherd's Staff, Brown shared her secrets and recipes for drawing volunteers, whom she called "the heart of any organization," into her many activities. "Soup is my secret," she said. "If you want volunteers, bring them into your home and share a meal with them.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | July 14, 2001
Nearly three dozen members of a Prince George's County Episcopal church and their supporters yesterday filed ecclesiastical charges against acting Bishop Jane H. Dixon of Washington, escalating a dispute to retain a conservative rector at the 300-year-old parish. The parishioners and supporters of Christ Church in Accokeek charged that Dixon violated canon law by attempting to oust the Rev. Samuel L. Edwards, whom the parish called as its rector in December, after the 30-day period in canon law when she is allowed to intervene.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | November 23, 2000
In the midst of dismantling her office and preparing to retire as director of Carroll County's Human Services Programs, Sylvia Canon promises to volunteer for the organization she founded in 1987. Canon, 63, will leave Jan. 12 after 40 years in social service, the past 13 as director of the county agency that started as "a patchwork place" with a staff of eight and one major program. She supervises more than 80 employees and runs more than 20 programs that helped more than 12,000 of the county's needy last year.
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2013
Last week I received an endorsement from Barrie England, who writes the excellent British language blog Caxton , and who described You Don't Say as offering "well-informed comment about language in the popular press. " He quoted at some length from the post "The Law of Conservation of Peevery. " I was particularly interested in the first post of a series in which Mr. England writes about "the negative canon," the set of crotchets favored by people who "complain about current developments in the language, oblivious to the fact that such developments are sometimes far from new, and that English contains features that have come about through the type of changes in the past that they condemn in the present.
NEWS
By Olivia Ignacio | June 5, 2012
Howard Stern, Howie Mandel and Sharon Osbourne continue their talent search -- this week in Austin, Texas. Apparently the show doesn't mind reinforcing stereotypes because the first act of the night is a mariachi band led by a 10-year-old named Sebastien Delacruz. He's adorable and the whole act is just really entertaining. The band gets three "yeses" from the judges and they advance to the next round in Las Vegas. Next up, a cowboy who does impressions, but when he opens his mouth it just sounds like he's mimicking a Southern auctioneer.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 2012
From: Vin de Pays des Cotes Catalanes, France Price: $16 Serve with: Seafood This dry white wine from the south of France has a style all its own. It's an imaginative blend of Muscat of Alexandria and viognier, two very floral and fruity grapes, but the blend is admirably restrained, rather than over the top. There is a hint of a wine that wanted to be sweet, but has been disciplined into dryness. It offers a wonderful palette of pear, peach, apricot, almond and herb flavors.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2010
When Pamela Griffith flipped open the book in her prison cell and began to read, she felt an immediate, visceral connection in an environment where personal bonds of any type are in notoriously short supply. "It's funny. You feel a kinship in a certain way," Griffith, 53, told the other inmates participating in an unusual book club that's been running for nearly five years at the Maryland Correctional Institute for Women in Jessup. She leaned forward, and the words flew out of her: "Because her cells did what they did and the researchers did what they did, I'm sitting here today.
FEATURES
By Matthew Hay Brown | matthew.brown@baltsun.com | December 9, 2009
The humbling thing, for the Rev. Canon Mary D. Glasspool, has been the e-mail. The election over the weekend of the Annapolis priest to be the first openly lesbian bishop in the worldwide Anglican Communion drew a stern rebuke from the Archbishop of Canterbury, spiritual leader of the 70 million-member church. Struggling to hold together a denomination divided over homosexuality, Archbishop Rowan D. Williams warned that Glasspool's confirmation could jeopardize relations in a church already in turmoil after the consecration of an openly gay bishop in 2003.
NEWS
By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,arthur.hirsch@baltsun.com | June 28, 2009
The treatment for terminal cancer that Annapolis resident Mary Ellen Heibel took at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2004 and early 2005 worked beyond anyone's wildest hopes, wiping out malignant tumors in her lungs, liver, stomach and chest. Her doctor did not expect it, nor could he explain it. Surely the outcome was remarkable, but was it - in the sense applied by the Roman Catholic Church in such cases - a miracle? In a few weeks, a committee appointed by the Archdiocese of Baltimore will begin exploring that question, examining 11 witnesses, including Heibel, pressing her doctors, nurses and friends in an attempt to understand what happened.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | February 26, 2001
Since becoming executive director of Carroll County's Human Services Programs, Stephen Mood has often been introduced as "the new Sylvia." Most 57-year-old men would find that hard to take. But Mood doesn't mind the comparison to Sylvia Canon, the private nonprofit organization's founder and its director for 14 years. "Sylvia was a special leader and a great member of the community," said Mood, whose social work career spans more than 30 years. "I know it's a big spot to fill. I'm just working to get my feet on the ground.
BUSINESS
March 13, 1994
* ERA Canon Reality Co. of Ellicott City recognized David W. McIlvaine as tops in listings and transactions in the Howard County office for 1993.
NEWS
By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,Sun reporter | May 12, 2008
The commencement ceremony yesterday at St. John's College in Annapolis was an apt display of a school that prides itself on individuality and freedom through learning. United by their years at a liberal arts school focused on a literary canon, the 128 graduates wore the traditional black gowns and awkward mortarboards. But their very different backgrounds and future paths were evident. Baltimorean Caroline Barry's purple-stockinged legs poked out from under her gown as she walked in the procession across the school's front lawn.
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By New York Times News Service | April 19, 2008
After three days in which Pope Benedict XVI has persistently addressed the scandal of child sexual abuse by priests, a top Vatican official said yesterday that the church is considering changes to the canon laws that govern how it handles such cases. The official, Cardinal William J. Levada, would not specify which canons were under reconsideration. But he suggested that they related to the church's statute of limitations, saying that his office has frequently had to judge allegations from years ago because the victims "don't feel personally able to come forward until" until they are more mature.
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