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By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | November 5, 2002
When McDaniel College's annual homecoming parade roars through the streets of Westminster, Rebecca Orenstein, class of '74 and a former city councilwoman, can usually be found cheering for the floats and hugging old friends. This year's celebration was pretty much like those of years past. Except that she ended up facing a criminal charge of assaulting a police officer - with confetti. On Oct. 19, Orenstein threw "metallic foil style confetti towards and into my face, assaulting me and causing most of it to cover myself and some throughout the inside of the patrol car," a Westminster police officer wrote in charging documents.
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By Kristy MacKaben, For The Baltimore Sun | November 4, 2013
  Julie Russell always dreamed of getting married on New Year's Eve. It just seemed like the ideal way to start a life with her groom, Eric Gullett. So when Russell and Gullett of Baltimore designed their Save the Date cards, it was all about setting the stage for the big party Dec. 31. Each shimmery card included a packet of confetti: a precursor to the reception that will include a "confetti bar," where guests can pick among colors to throw at midnight. The theme for the wedding is "Cue the Confetti.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | February 13, 2003
All charges were dropped yesterday against a former Westminster city councilwoman who had been accused of assaulting a police officer -- with confetti -- at a homecoming parade last fall. The prosecutor assigned to the case said charges of second-degree assault and malicious destruction of property against Rebecca A. Orenstein "would not be supported by the evidence that we would have been able to produce." "The prosecutors in my office ... spoke with the officer involved, and it was the decision of both parties that this was the best way to handle it," said Colleen E. Markey, an assistant district attorney in Howard County.
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By Luke Lavoie, Carrie Wells and Alison Matas | February 3, 2013
Several area stores are preparing to open tonight and sell Ravens memorabilia to fans eager to show their pride over the team's Super Bowl win. Around midnight at Dick's Sporting Goods located inside Columbia Crossing shopping center, fans raided the shelves to get their hands on Super Bowl Champions gear. “I told myself I wasn't going to waste any time,” said Elkridge resident Cheryl Guyton. “I got a magnet, a sweat shirt, T-shirts, cups, and I might not be done yet.” Guyton said she got a little nervous watching the game, but the end result produced elation.
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By Jay Merwin and Jay Merwin,Evening Sun Staff | June 10, 1991
NEW YORK -- Flanked by police with riot shields, Desert Storm Commander Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf led 24,000 troops down Broadway today in a blinding hail of confetti.Crowds lined the street scores deep. Side streets were blocked off, jammed with parade goers and workers negotiating to cross police lines to return to their offices.The multi-colored confetti storm filled the air for blocks on either side of Broadway.Here and there knots of anti-war protesters held up posters oincinerated bodies and loosed death screams.
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November 17, 2002
Why charge confetti thrower? Tossing confetti on officer leads to an assault charge. ("Westminster police rain on former official's parade," Nov. 5) Are police officers in Westminster really that bored? Officer Steve Atwood has charged Rebecca Orenstein with second-degree assault for throwing confetti toward and into his face (at a parade) and causing it to cover him. That's just about the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. With all the major crime going on in this state (snipers, drugs, house burnings)
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | September 22, 2006
Debbie Isitt's sweet, fizzless British mockumentary Confetti contains too many moments that mockumentary master Christopher Guest (Best in Show, A Mighty Wind) would have left on the cutting room floor - or never taken to the soundstage. This tale of three couples competing for the title of "most original wedding of the year" in a promotion cooked up by a bridal magazine, also called Confetti, is woefully unoriginal as an improvisational farce. The setup is promising. As the deviser of the contest says, most people would not want to have their wedding taken over by a gimmick, but some would.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | December 31, 2011
At half past noon on New Year's Eve, slivers of yellow confetti littered the main lobby of the Maryland Science Center , where employees worked to sweep them up. There, the ball had already dropped - long before the stroke of midnight which, for most, would mark the beginning of 2012. But the midday revelers Saturday said the annual tradition offered by the Science Center, and another at Port Discovery , allows kids - and some parents - to enjoy the traditional New Year's countdown and still get a full night's sleep.
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By Kristy MacKaben, For The Baltimore Sun | November 4, 2013
  Julie Russell always dreamed of getting married on New Year's Eve. It just seemed like the ideal way to start a life with her groom, Eric Gullett. So when Russell and Gullett of Baltimore designed their Save the Date cards, it was all about setting the stage for the big party Dec. 31. Each shimmery card included a packet of confetti: a precursor to the reception that will include a "confetti bar," where guests can pick among colors to throw at midnight. The theme for the wedding is "Cue the Confetti.
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By GEORGE F. WILL | December 12, 1991
Washington -- Pat Buchanan is ''Irish confetti'' for George Bush.Parts of Manhattan were paved with extremely hard Belgian stones (Romans used such stones on the Appian Way), which first served as ballast in lightly-loaded ships coming to America. Irish immigrants, including some as turbulent as their descendant Buchanan, expressed disagreements with cops by chucking Belgian stones at them. The cops called these bone-breaking showers, ''Irish confetti.''Mr. Buchanan, the pugnacious political aide (to Presidents Nixon and Reagan)
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | February 2, 2013
NEW ORLEANS -- The vision has consumed some of them for almost a decade. During their most painful moments as Ravens, they wondered if it would ever happen, if they would ever experience a moment that their leader has spoken of so many times. Linebacker Ray Lewis is the only Ravens player qualified to talk about it. Twelve years ago, he stood on the field at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., and lifted the Lombardi Trophy as confetti rained down on the Super Bowl champions.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | December 31, 2011
At half past noon on New Year's Eve, slivers of yellow confetti littered the main lobby of the Maryland Science Center , where employees worked to sweep them up. There, the ball had already dropped - long before the stroke of midnight which, for most, would mark the beginning of 2012. But the midday revelers Saturday said the annual tradition offered by the Science Center, and another at Port Discovery , allows kids - and some parents - to enjoy the traditional New Year's countdown and still get a full night's sleep.
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By Jill Wendholt Silva and Jill Wendholt Silva,McClatchy-Tribune | March 21, 2007
When it comes to cabbage, think pink. Cabbage contains indoles, a chemical that can rid the body of excess estrogen, lowering a woman's risk for breast cancer. In ancient cultures, cabbage was considered a medicine. More recently, the National Cancer Institute has found that consuming cruciferous vegetables, including cabbage, may prevent a variety of cancers. This chopped salad offers several twists to the typical summer coleslaw. For instance, chopped celery is a common ingredient, but fennel adds a sweet crunchiness while providing a vitamin A and a fair amount of calcium, phosphorous and potassium.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | September 22, 2006
Debbie Isitt's sweet, fizzless British mockumentary Confetti contains too many moments that mockumentary master Christopher Guest (Best in Show, A Mighty Wind) would have left on the cutting room floor - or never taken to the soundstage. This tale of three couples competing for the title of "most original wedding of the year" in a promotion cooked up by a bridal magazine, also called Confetti, is woefully unoriginal as an improvisational farce. The setup is promising. As the deviser of the contest says, most people would not want to have their wedding taken over by a gimmick, but some would.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | April 14, 2005
WASHINGTON - The wait lasted eight years, seven coaches and countless players, including one who many considered the greatest ever to put on an NBA uniform. The Washington Wizards finally accomplished this season what they couldn't do with Michael Jordan or anyone else in that span. They made the playoffs. By virtue of a nationally televised 93-82 victory over the Chicago Bulls last night at MCI Center and Indiana's win over New Jersey, the Wizards will play in the postseason for the first time since the 1996-97 season when the then-Bullets lost to Jordan's Bulls in a three-game opening-round sweep.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | February 13, 2003
All charges were dropped yesterday against a former Westminster city councilwoman who had been accused of assaulting a police officer -- with confetti -- at a homecoming parade last fall. The prosecutor assigned to the case said charges of second-degree assault and malicious destruction of property against Rebecca A. Orenstein "would not be supported by the evidence that we would have been able to produce." "The prosecutors in my office ... spoke with the officer involved, and it was the decision of both parties that this was the best way to handle it," said Colleen E. Markey, an assistant district attorney in Howard County.
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