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August 4, 1994
NURSING his wounds, a friend is recalling a recent move involving 12 cardboard boxes and what seemed like several hundred Allen wrenches. Whoever Allen is, our friend suggests he keep his doors double-locked.Our friend reports:"After an exhausting search for modest budget furnishings an outfit specializing in reasonably priced, hip furniture answered my prayers. Plus, they would deliver for a nominal fee. I was sold. After paying, the cashier saluted me with a cheerful 'have fun!'"With furniture?
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By Karen Nitkin, For The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2012
Chad and Meredith Spence live in Baltimore's Mount Washington neighborhood, where the lights barely flickered during Superstorm Sandy. But Meredith Spence grew up in Lacey Township, N.J., a community near the coast that was hit hard by the late-October storm. As a child, she spent many summer days at the beach resort town of Seaside Heights, strolling boardwalks and riding roller coasters that have been heavily damaged. "When we saw this devastation, she was obviously very affected by it and very saddened," said Chad Spence.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Sun Staff Writer | August 5, 1994
Kathy Battles thinks Mount Airy is a beautiful town. She enjoys living in her century-old home on Baker Street.But she's not so crazy about the view.Baker Street residents look out on overgrown weeds, discarded cardboard boxes and abandoned cars.Armed with grass clippers and garbage bags, Baker Street residents will take part in a neighborhood cleanup Aug. 13.The project begins at 10 a.m. and lasts until the job is done.The driving force behind the effort is Ms. Battles, who collected ,, neighborhood signatures on a petition and presented it to Mayor Gerry Johnson.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sam Hiaasen | August 16, 2012
Tonight is ripe with the promise of a masquerade party for the ladies and before even seeing the costumes, there's a fight over them. Gina and Marcella make a beeline for the boxes of costumes to grab matching booty shorts before the other ladies snatch them up. The twins are in an uproar about how their mother Loren was too hung over for the opening of the arc of the covenant. Debbie is in tears over the costume fight, but Ashley reminds the girls what the night is all about: looking good.
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By DAVE BARRY | February 28, 1993
Recently I stood in the kitchen of our new home, amid hundreds of cardboard boxes, all helpfully labeled "Beth," and watched my wife, Beth, open a box. She cut through several layers of tape, opened the box flaps and pulled out an object that had been laboriously wadded up inside roughly 2,000 square feet of white paper. She unwrapped it, layer by layer, until finally she got to the object that had been so carefully protected: a coffee mug.With coffee still in it.If you're wondering why we packed a mug with coffee in it, the answer is, we are not that stupid.
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By James Dulley and James Dulley,Contributing Writer | June 27, 1992
Q: I want to make an inexpensive solar cooker to cut my utility bills and cut pollution from power plants. Can I make one myself that gets hot enough to bake cakes and roast meats?A: It is very easy to build a solar cooker that can bake cakes and breads at temperatures as high as 400 degrees. Vegetables and meats can be slow cooked at lower temperatures under 300 degrees.There several effective do-it-yourself solar cooker designs, one costing only about $10 for materials. You can also buy collapsible solar cookers with fiberglass frames and hi-tech insulation and seals.
NEWS
By KATHY SUTPHIN | December 3, 1993
A cold, vacant building in Mount Airy has been transformed into a Christmas depot by a group of holiday shoppers concerned about flood victims in Alexandria, Mo.For the last two Saturdays, the huge garage doors on Mount Airy's old Main Street firehouse have opened to cars and trucks of volunteer Santa's helpers, who have been unloading boxes of gaily wrapped gifts and groceries for families they've adopted for Christmas.The smiles of benefactors lugging cardboard boxes brimming with packages hinted at the benefits of their generosity.
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By Susan Schoenberger | December 29, 1990
The smell of grated Romano cheese inhabits every corner of Trinacria the way that the smell of baking bread fills a bakery.If history and tradition had smells, they'd be there, too, mingling with the Romano and the imported olives and the homemade sausage stocked by the Italian grocery.The store on North Paca Street in Baltimore has served customers since 1900, when a Sicilian immigrant named Vincent Fava opened its doors. Now Vincent Fava's grandson, also named Vincent, is managing the store, which his father, Salvatore, 65, and his Uncle Vincent, 64, jointly own.The older Favas still serve up homemade pastas from open cardboard boxes, tying the paper packages with red and white string.
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By Angela Gambill and Angela Gambill,SUN STAFF | December 27, 1990
"Well, so that is that. Now we must dismantle the tree, putting the decorations back into their cardboard boxes -- some have got broken -- and carrying them up to the attic.The holly and the mistletoe must be taken down and burnt and the children got ready for school.There are enough leftovers to do warmed up for the rest of the week, not that we have much appetite, having drunk such a lot, stayed up so late, attempted, quite unsuccessfully, to love all our relatives and in general grossly overestimated our powers.
BUSINESS
By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Evening Sun Staff | August 27, 1991
At the Baltimore Museum of Industry, Baltimore's history comes in a box.In a special exhibit, the museum is featuring the history of boxes from the clay pots used by the Egyptians to cardboard containers protecting computer chips. In the process, the museum, at 1415 Key Highway, is providing a glimpse into the Baltimore of yesteryear.The familiar red Hecht's jewelry boxes and the yellow Whitman's Sampler boxes are on display along with boxes from the past such as hat boxes from Stewart's and Schleisner's.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2011
Hurricane Irene apparently was even worse than anyone thought. Forget about downed power lines - the storm knocked out Baltimore's sweet tooth. For much of the past three weeks, nearly 600 area stores and countless customers have been denied their accustomed fix of Berger Cookies, which for the past 175 years have been one of Baltimore's best-loved snacks. Though the cookies are locally manufactured, there were none to be found, because the boxes in which they were to have been wrapped were a waterlogged, soggy mess.
NEWS
By Ellen Goodman | April 11, 2002
BOSTON - We are adding another relic to the huge pile that looms outside our door when a neighbor walks by and asks approvingly, "Spring cleaning?" "Sort of," I answer, and turn my eyes to the sidewalk that looks like a giant yard sale of cardboard boxes, plastic bags and broken furniture. At one end of the pile is a decaying red cardboard table that my daughter once used for her preschool Play-Doh. Spring cleaning, 1975. Not far away there is an ancient and honorable and defunct box of tax returns.
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By Judy Reilly and Judy Reilly,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 18, 1996
THE BLIZZARD is behind us and so is the excitement of a storm that shut us in for unexpected solitude and family time. I think everyone in our household was ready for life to get back to normal, but we also were sad to see the snow days end.Barbara Ceary, a Union Bridge mom who home-schools her three children, had no such problems.Mrs. Ceary recommends getting the kids engaged in art projects. Keep a collection of the odds and ends you usually cast off -- soda bottles and paper towel holders, egg cartons and cardboard boxes -- then plant a project idea or two and let the kids take off with it.Barbara said her stash of collectible junk, plus a home curriculum rich in history, science, math and wonder, has led her children to build such projects as an "absolutely wonderful medieval castle, complete with vines climbing up the castle walls, draw bridges that work and towers -- they even designed the castle to perch on a grassy mountain top. And they came up with this idea themselves."
NEWS
By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Sun Staff Writer | August 5, 1994
Kathy Battles thinks Mount Airy is a beautiful town. She enjoys living in her century-old home on Baker Street.But she's not so crazy about the view.Baker Street residents look out on overgrown weeds, discarded cardboard boxes and abandoned cars.Armed with grass clippers and garbage bags, Baker Street residents will take part in a neighborhood cleanup Aug. 13.The project begins at 10 a.m. and lasts until the job is done.The driving force behind the effort is Ms. Battles, who collected ,, neighborhood signatures on a petition and presented it to Mayor Gerry Johnson.
NEWS
August 4, 1994
NURSING his wounds, a friend is recalling a recent move involving 12 cardboard boxes and what seemed like several hundred Allen wrenches. Whoever Allen is, our friend suggests he keep his doors double-locked.Our friend reports:"After an exhausting search for modest budget furnishings an outfit specializing in reasonably priced, hip furniture answered my prayers. Plus, they would deliver for a nominal fee. I was sold. After paying, the cashier saluted me with a cheerful 'have fun!'"With furniture?
NEWS
By KATHY SUTPHIN | December 3, 1993
A cold, vacant building in Mount Airy has been transformed into a Christmas depot by a group of holiday shoppers concerned about flood victims in Alexandria, Mo.For the last two Saturdays, the huge garage doors on Mount Airy's old Main Street firehouse have opened to cars and trucks of volunteer Santa's helpers, who have been unloading boxes of gaily wrapped gifts and groceries for families they've adopted for Christmas.The smiles of benefactors lugging cardboard boxes brimming with packages hinted at the benefits of their generosity.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sam Hiaasen | August 16, 2012
Tonight is ripe with the promise of a masquerade party for the ladies and before even seeing the costumes, there's a fight over them. Gina and Marcella make a beeline for the boxes of costumes to grab matching booty shorts before the other ladies snatch them up. The twins are in an uproar about how their mother Loren was too hung over for the opening of the arc of the covenant. Debbie is in tears over the costume fight, but Ashley reminds the girls what the night is all about: looking good.
NEWS
By Daniel P. Clemens Jr. and Daniel P. Clemens Jr.,Contributing writer | November 18, 1990
In a back room at Klein's Super Thrift Market in Bel Air, a cardboard crusher moans, groans, whines and wheezes as it devours an endless buffet of boxes.The greasy, 30-year-old machine, which quickly flattens up to 1 ton of boxes before they are shipped to a local recycler, hardly qualifies as advanced technology.Yet county administrators are looking to such processes used by industry to play an important role in the modern-day recycling movement.Boosting recycling efforts by Harford business and industry is a critical -- if overshadowed -- aspect of the county's plan to reduce by 15 percent the garbage entering the county landfill, said Robert Donald, director of the Harford Department of Public Works.
FEATURES
By DAVE BARRY | February 28, 1993
Recently I stood in the kitchen of our new home, amid hundreds of cardboard boxes, all helpfully labeled "Beth," and watched my wife, Beth, open a box. She cut through several layers of tape, opened the box flaps and pulled out an object that had been laboriously wadded up inside roughly 2,000 square feet of white paper. She unwrapped it, layer by layer, until finally she got to the object that had been so carefully protected: a coffee mug.With coffee still in it.If you're wondering why we packed a mug with coffee in it, the answer is, we are not that stupid.
FEATURES
By James Dulley and James Dulley,Contributing Writer | June 27, 1992
Q: I want to make an inexpensive solar cooker to cut my utility bills and cut pollution from power plants. Can I make one myself that gets hot enough to bake cakes and roast meats?A: It is very easy to build a solar cooker that can bake cakes and breads at temperatures as high as 400 degrees. Vegetables and meats can be slow cooked at lower temperatures under 300 degrees.There several effective do-it-yourself solar cooker designs, one costing only about $10 for materials. You can also buy collapsible solar cookers with fiberglass frames and hi-tech insulation and seals.
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