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January 31, 2007
There's plenty to criticize about the eight-month federal spending plan Democratic leaders will present today to their House colleagues as a done deal. The $463 billion package was crafted by the appropriations chairmen, David R. Obey in the House and Robert C. Byrd in the Senate, to deal with the GOP's failure to pass a budget for this fiscal year, now almost half-gone. Yet their plan is far more than a simple extension of current spending in order to get on with shaping a 2008 budget.
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NEWS
January 31, 2007
There's plenty to criticize about the eight-month federal spending plan Democratic leaders will present today to their House colleagues as a done deal. The $463 billion package was crafted by the appropriations chairmen, David R. Obey in the House and Robert C. Byrd in the Senate, to deal with the GOP's failure to pass a budget for this fiscal year, now almost half-gone. Yet their plan is far more than a simple extension of current spending in order to get on with shaping a 2008 budget.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,Special to the Sun; King Features Syndicate | June 9, 2002
Q. I've been taking Zoloft for about a year for depression. During that time my sex drive has just about disappeared. I also have bouts of stomach discomfort. About a week ago I decided to stop, cold turkey. Within a day or so I felt light-headed and dizzy. I also had awful headaches and diarrhea, so I went back on Zoloft. The symptoms disappeared, but I would like to get off this drug someday. No one told me about the problem with stopping Zoloft. If I switched to Saint-John's-wort, would my sex life return to normal?
NEWS
By Ellen Goodman | July 12, 2004
BOSTON - Over decades of driving, my cars have been called many things. Slovenly, for one. Decrepit, for another. The single adjective that has never been used to describe a car of mine is "hip." Trust me on this. As a confessed car slob, my sole interest in the motor is that when I turn it on, it will go. Every 10 years or so, when I reluctantly enter a salesroom, I am more interested in cup holders and seat warmers than in anything remotely motor trendy. Then, a few months ago, we bought a hybrid.
NEWS
By Michael Ollove | January 26, 1992
They were already insane, and they were already violent.Then they were told they couldn't smoke cigarettes.And yet, to the surprise of some patients and staff members alike, the roof has remained squarely in place over the Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center, Maryland's hospital for the criminally insane that went smoke-free nearly three weeks ago."Nobody went bananas," said Nathan Bergstein, a manic-depressive who has been forced to give up a two-pack-a-day habit he enjoyed for 30 years.The ban has left Mr. Bergstein, 43, free of the chest pains that had bothered him. But it has also left him, like other smokers at the hospital, frustrated and hurt.
FEATURES
April 20, 1995
A group called TV-Free America is urging parents to turn off their sets next week and spend the time with their children, reading a book or playing outside. About a million people are expected to participate in the National TV Turnoff. If your family plans to go cold turkey, we want to talk to you. Please call Sundial at (410) 783-1800, punch in the 4-digit code 6217, and leave your name and telephone number. (For other local Sundial numbers, see the SunSource directory on Page 2A.)
NEWS
By Dan Berger | May 23, 1997
It is only half over, but the McVeigh trial has proved that these things aren't such fun when the judge is competent. The wicked Mayor Schaefer was trying to sell off Droodle Park, but now we have that nice Mayor Schmoke, who is trying to sell off Droodle Park. Cheer up. The U.S. monthly trade deficit fell to only $8.51 billion in March. PeeGee is giving up gambling, cold turkey. Wanna bet? Pub Date: 5/23/97
NEWS
November 6, 1991
Danny's of Pasadena 55-and-over softball team recently won the gold medal in the Maryland Senior Olympics at Towson State University.The champions drubbed Montgomery County, 28-4, in the finals as lead-off batter Bill Lovelace hit for the cycle with a single, double, triple and a home run.Danny's finished the tournament, 7-0, outscoring the opposition, 119-23.COLD TURKEY RUN DEC. 1The Annapolis Striders Cold Turkey 20 K Run will be conducted at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at South River High.
NEWS
By Brian Sullam and Brian Sullam,Staff writer | March 18, 1992
Not everyone in the Carroll County Detention Center is happy about Sheriff John Brown's decision to begin a "smokedown" that ultimately will lead to a smoking ban inside the building.The inmates in the 120-person center are probably more incensed than the deputies because they can't get outside to take a quick drag or two."These cigarettes are the last . . . thing I have left," said George C. Smith III, who has been in the detention center a month awaiting trial for non-payment of about $13,000 in child support.
NEWS
By Mickey Kaus | July 26, 1996
WASHINGTON -- Change the welfare system, and the underclass will change, too. This has been the great hope of radical welfare reformers, left and right. It was also the hope of Bill Clinton in 1992, when he pledged not simply to ''end welfare as we know it,'' but to use welfare reform to ''break the culture of poverty and dependence'' in the nation's ghettos.Mr. Clinton's welfare proposal, belatedly unveiled in 1994, would have required work, even of single mothers, after two or three years on the dole.
NEWS
By Todd Richissin and Todd Richissin,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | December 12, 2003
DUBLIN, Ireland - At first blush, it might seem more likely that the Irish would give up their beer, their song - their mothers? - before they would give up what many of them consider a God-given right: to puff away on a cigarette when and where they want. Especially after work, even more especially in the hallowed pub. This is a country where people smoke on elevators. It is a place where cigarettes, as in much of Europe, are treated more like companions than the deadly sticks they are. But come next year, Ireland will follow the lead of several U.S. cities - and a growing number of countries around the world - and forbid smoking in all workplaces, including pubs.
BUSINESS
By Andrew Ratner and Andrew Ratner,SUN STAFF | January 12, 2003
A couple of blocks from the neon tempest of Times Square, the Harvard Club of New York seems an oasis of gentility. With a hushed reading room stacked floor to ceiling with books and mahogany-clad walls adorned with hunting trophies and glowering portraits of Harvard scholars and benefactors, it doesn't appear to be a place where voices are often raised. But on this particular winter morning, emotions and arguments pepper a conference there sponsored by the Manhattan Institute, a conservative think tank.
SPORTS
By Joe Christensen and Joe Christensen,SUN STAFF | September 11, 2002
NEW YORK - Maybe it's fatigue. Maybe it's a loss of confidence. Maybe it's a combination of both. As the losses mount and the offensive struggles continue, the Orioles are running out of ways to explain their recent funk. Yesterday afternoon, the New York Yankees made three errors and misplayed another ball into a double. Final score: Yankees 5, Orioles 2. Then last night, in Game 2 of the doubleheader at Yankee Stadium, New York pretty much fielded its B squad. Final score: Yankees 3, Orioles 1. The Orioles have now lost 16 of their past 17 games, and six in a row. After being in sole possession of third place in the American League East since April 27, they now find themselves in a third-place tie with the Toronto Blue Jays.
NEWS
By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,Special to the Sun; King Features Syndicate | June 9, 2002
Q. I've been taking Zoloft for about a year for depression. During that time my sex drive has just about disappeared. I also have bouts of stomach discomfort. About a week ago I decided to stop, cold turkey. Within a day or so I felt light-headed and dizzy. I also had awful headaches and diarrhea, so I went back on Zoloft. The symptoms disappeared, but I would like to get off this drug someday. No one told me about the problem with stopping Zoloft. If I switched to Saint-John's-wort, would my sex life return to normal?
NEWS
By Hans Knight | April 19, 1998
There has been an awful lot of anguished moaning, of late, from the throats of classical music lovers over the threatened elimination of their baby by the ruthless rockers and rappers. Where have all the operas gone, the symphonies, the concertos, the preludes, the overtures, the undertures and the rest of the joyful noises?From once-mightly classical radio stations now comes little but the sound of silence. In place of thundering organ tones, there is only the plaintive piping of the piccolo.
NEWS
By Dan Berger | May 23, 1997
It is only half over, but the McVeigh trial has proved that these things aren't such fun when the judge is competent. The wicked Mayor Schaefer was trying to sell off Droodle Park, but now we have that nice Mayor Schmoke, who is trying to sell off Droodle Park. Cheer up. The U.S. monthly trade deficit fell to only $8.51 billion in March. PeeGee is giving up gambling, cold turkey. Wanna bet? Pub Date: 5/23/97
SPORTS
By Joe Christensen and Joe Christensen,SUN STAFF | September 11, 2002
NEW YORK - Maybe it's fatigue. Maybe it's a loss of confidence. Maybe it's a combination of both. As the losses mount and the offensive struggles continue, the Orioles are running out of ways to explain their recent funk. Yesterday afternoon, the New York Yankees made three errors and misplayed another ball into a double. Final score: Yankees 5, Orioles 2. Then last night, in Game 2 of the doubleheader at Yankee Stadium, New York pretty much fielded its B squad. Final score: Yankees 3, Orioles 1. The Orioles have now lost 16 of their past 17 games, and six in a row. After being in sole possession of third place in the American League East since April 27, they now find themselves in a third-place tie with the Toronto Blue Jays.
NEWS
By Hans Knight | April 19, 1998
There has been an awful lot of anguished moaning, of late, from the throats of classical music lovers over the threatened elimination of their baby by the ruthless rockers and rappers. Where have all the operas gone, the symphonies, the concertos, the preludes, the overtures, the undertures and the rest of the joyful noises?From once-mightly classical radio stations now comes little but the sound of silence. In place of thundering organ tones, there is only the plaintive piping of the piccolo.
NEWS
By LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS | August 19, 1996
LOS ANGELES -- Kevin Lee Poulsen could tap your telephone.He was so adept at manipulating Pacific Bell computers that he was able to spy on FBI agents while they spied on crooks.And before his 1991 arrest, he won a Porsche and some $21,000 by using computers to rig phone-in contests at three Los Angeles radio stations.Now just out of prison, this 30-year-old computer wiz finds himself stuck in a computerless world. Having spent a record five years behind bars for hacking, Poulsen is barred from getting anywhere near his beloved machines at home and on the job for the next three years.
NEWS
By Mickey Kaus | July 26, 1996
WASHINGTON -- Change the welfare system, and the underclass will change, too. This has been the great hope of radical welfare reformers, left and right. It was also the hope of Bill Clinton in 1992, when he pledged not simply to ''end welfare as we know it,'' but to use welfare reform to ''break the culture of poverty and dependence'' in the nation's ghettos.Mr. Clinton's welfare proposal, belatedly unveiled in 1994, would have required work, even of single mothers, after two or three years on the dole.
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