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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2014
Pilots use checklists before they take off. Surgeons use checklists before they operate. Checklists are a good idea, and copy editors might well benefit from them. Mignon Fogarty, the indefatigable Grammar Girl, has introduced a checklist for editors  that you are well advised to take into consideration.  But The Old Editor fears that in your attention to individual trees you might lose your way in the forest. Thus, in addition to Grammar Girl's micro-editing checklist, you might benefit from The Old Editor's macro-editing checklist.    FOCUS If the opening is a summary paragraph, does it say one thing  clearly and directly?
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By Allison Pendell Jones | September 22, 2014
Big changes are afoot in city and state government, changes that could affect Baltimore's families for a long time to come. Parents who want strong schools, safe streets, green spaces and walkable neighborhoods need to step up and make their voices heard so we don't lose momentum in the effort to make Baltimore a more family-friendly city. On Tuesday, a committee selected by Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young will interview candidates for the City Council seat vacated by Bill Cole, who recently resigned to lead the Baltimore Development Corporation.
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NEWS
November 9, 2012
We are living in an historic era ("Re-elected," Nov. 7). We have read about the fall of other once great civilizations like the Romans, Greeks, and Egyptians. Now, we actually get to live it. We will see America, a once great country, become a government-controlled, third world socialist state. No shots will be fired, no army will invade. It will all happen from within. Unemployment, health care costs, and entitlement living will all increase. Civil unrest, demonstrations, and riots will be widespread.
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2014
Pilots use checklists before they take off. Surgeons use checklists before they operate. Checklists are a good idea, and copy editors might well benefit from them. Mignon Fogarty, the indefatigable Grammar Girl, has introduced a checklist for editors  that you are well advised to take into consideration.  But The Old Editor fears that in your attention to individual trees you might lose your way in the forest. Thus, in addition to Grammar Girl's micro-editing checklist, you might benefit from The Old Editor's macro-editing checklist.    FOCUS If the opening is a summary paragraph, does it say one thing  clearly and directly?
NEWS
November 18, 2001
Dr. Darrell J. Burnett, a Southern California psychologist and coach, uses a checklist that youth coaches in any sport can apply as a guide to success. Excerpts: Look for positives and make a big deal out of them. Have realistic expectations and stay calm when kids make mistakes, helping them learn from those mistakes. Treat your kids with respect, avoiding put-downs, sarcasm, and ridicule. Remind them not to get down on themselves, and don't take yourself too seriously during a game.
NEWS
By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,Staff Writer | November 23, 1992
Joppa View Elementary School in Perry Hall has been looking at alternatives to standard grades since the school opened three years ago.The result: an assessment based on a portfolio of a student's work, a checklist of appropriate skills and behaviors and two mandatory parent-student-teacher conferences.The portfolio is a collection of a student's work, kept in a folder in the classroom.The student can put anything he wants into the folder; the teacher also contributes examples of the student's work.
SPORTS
By Ruth Sadler | August 4, 1991
Many collectors have discovered Cal Ripken this season.As he adds to his games streak and compiles MVP batting statistics, his rookie and second-year cards are getting more popular.Longtime Ripken fans didn't wait for this year. They've been gathering Ripken material for years.One of the Baltimore Orioles shortstop's more dedicated fans is Bill Haelig of Reading, Pa.His note paper has a picture of Cal, Bill and Cal Ripken Sr. and contains the legend, "The Ripkens' Biggest Fan." His envelopes carry a picture of the shortstop at bat and the words "Cal Ripken Jr.'s Biggest Fan."
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Sun reporter | February 20, 2008
Federal regulatory officials have cleared the way for a Johns Hopkins physician to continue with his research after a controversial investigation into whether his study of intensive care units violated federal ethics requirements. The Office of Human Research Protections said in a letter released this week that Dr. Peter Pronovost can continue studying ICU patients in 70 Michigan hospitals to see if use of a checklist reduces catheter-related infections. The four-year project has reached a stage where the checklists are a firmly established part of ICU care in the hospitals, so anyone collecting data on overall infection rates is "no longer engaged in human subjects research," the office said.
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Susan Reimer | December 10, 2012
My husband and I paid our annual visit to the financial adviser who watches over our undoubtedly inadequate retirement savings, an appointment that is not unlike those with the dentist: necessary but never fun. During our meeting, I proudly listed the home maintenance projects I had undertaken as our retirement approaches - painting the interior and the exterior of the house, replacing the fence, updating the kitchen a bit and having the appliances and...
SPORTS
By GARY DIAMOND | May 29, 1994
Sunshine, good weather and open water make for a fun-filled, Memorial Day weekend of fishing and boating in Harford County.Fun, however, directly depends on avoiding those problems that quickly can ruin a trip and turn an entertaining weekend into a disastrous holiday. Boaters easily can avoid mishaps by first compiling a comprehensive checklist and going over it prior to making the trip. However, there are a few other things to consider.Keep it safe. Knowing the navigational rules of the road, observing all marked waterway warnings and directions and avoiding all consumption of alcohol while engaged in water sports is your personal responsibility.
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Susan Reimer | December 10, 2012
My husband and I paid our annual visit to the financial adviser who watches over our undoubtedly inadequate retirement savings, an appointment that is not unlike those with the dentist: necessary but never fun. During our meeting, I proudly listed the home maintenance projects I had undertaken as our retirement approaches - painting the interior and the exterior of the house, replacing the fence, updating the kitchen a bit and having the appliances and...
NEWS
November 9, 2012
We are living in an historic era ("Re-elected," Nov. 7). We have read about the fall of other once great civilizations like the Romans, Greeks, and Egyptians. Now, we actually get to live it. We will see America, a once great country, become a government-controlled, third world socialist state. No shots will be fired, no army will invade. It will all happen from within. Unemployment, health care costs, and entitlement living will all increase. Civil unrest, demonstrations, and riots will be widespread.
FEATURES
By Sarah Kickler Kelber and The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2012
My son Aaron started day care on Monday, the same day I returned to the office. I wanted to start him a week earlier to transition him in a little more subtly, but it appears I was in denial about going back to work, and there weren't any free spaces until this week. I was a little concerned about how that first day would go. He's only 4 months old, and he hasn't spent much time away from me at all. So I was pleased to see on his daily report a check mark next to "Cheerful" in the disposition section.
NEWS
October 23, 2008
When Dr. Peter J. Pronovost began looking at ways to combat hospital-related infections, physicians and other colleagues almost always had a ready response: Infections were inevitable in caring for thousands of sick patients every year. But the Johns Hopkins physician didn't see it that way and developed a five-step program to prevent dangerous infections contracted in hospitals, research that recently earned him a prestigious MacArthur Foundation genius award. These simple measures have been shown to save lives, and more hospitals should adopt them.
NEWS
By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Sun reporter | February 20, 2008
Federal regulatory officials have cleared the way for a Johns Hopkins physician to continue with his research after a controversial investigation into whether his study of intensive care units violated federal ethics requirements. The Office of Human Research Protections said in a letter released this week that Dr. Peter Pronovost can continue studying ICU patients in 70 Michigan hospitals to see if use of a checklist reduces catheter-related infections. The four-year project has reached a stage where the checklists are a firmly established part of ICU care in the hospitals, so anyone collecting data on overall infection rates is "no longer engaged in human subjects research," the office said.
BUSINESS
January 27, 2008
Around the house Check toilets for leaks. Add a drop or two of food coloring to water tanks at bedtime; if the water in the bowl is colored in the morning, replace the flapper ball. Clean grit and mineral buildup from showerheads and faucet aerators. Post important emergency info: Location of main gas valve, for instance, or contact numbers for heating and cooling service. Get rid of old medicines, and make sure household chemicals are out of reach of children. Post the Maryland Poison Center hotline number (800-222-1222)
NEWS
By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | November 21, 1999
With goals ranging from transforming attitudes about racial inclusiveness to using land efficiently, a 60-plus-page report, "Howard County -- A United Vision," is due today at a grand celebration.The presentation, which will start at 3 p.m. at Wilde Lake High School, will include a bluegrass band, a children's chorus and local storytellers. It marks a key point in an effort to create a plan for the county's future.The bulk of the work leading to the report, conceived by Columbia Foundation members in 1997, began about six months ago when invitations went out to more than 200 county residents.
FEATURES
By Linell Smith and Linell Smith,Staff Writer | February 14, 1993
These days many couples define romance as a few minutes together without interruption.Exhausted from careers, parenting and household duties, wives and husbands often struggle to give each other the kind of treatment that kindled their courtship.But it is possible, according to five local counselors who believe they are more aware of creating magic in their own marriages because they have spent so much time considering the relationships of others.L Their suggestions for keeping long-term relationships fresh?
NEWS
By Steve Petusevsky and Steve Petusevsky,South Florida Sun-Sentinel | January 23, 2008
I need to downsize. I'm not talking about just my car and my home but also my pantry. Don't misunderstand me; I still enjoy experimenting with new recipes and ingredients, but I have condiments, pastas and canned and packaged goods that hit their expiration dates before I use them. People give me stuff and I get samples that I give away because there is only so much I can cook. So now that it's the new year, I'm thinking about those ingredients that I must have. Here's a list of some of them: Dried red-pepper flakes: I carry individual packets of these with me at all times in case I need an emergency endorphin rush when traveling.
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