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By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,Evening Sun Staff | December 23, 1991
COLOR these crayons successful.There are more than 30,000 packages of "multicultural crayons" in the hands of young artists across the country, thanks to the Columbia school supply firm that introduced them in November."
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By Richard Gorelick | January 14, 2013
Did you see where Monopoly is introducing two new tokens and getting rid of one of the classic tokens? The wheelbarrow and the iron are in danger. I'm still getting over Crayola dumping eight of its crayons. That was back in 1990. Officially, they were retired to Crayola Hall of Fame in Easton, Penn.  The Pillsbury Bake-Off is changing things up, too. The 100 finalists will now be determined by the voting public, or people enrolled on Pillsbury's website . The Bake-Off now features three recipe categories - Amazing Doable Dinners, Simple Sweets and Starters, and Quick Rise and Shine Breakfasts - with separate entry periods.
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By Cathy Collison | June 14, 1999
Can a single crayon help a kid? Yes! Yak talked to Jerry Kitchel, an aid worker for refugees of the Kosovo war. He told us when he was in Albania, he handed out crayons and paper. "You would have thought I was giving out food or precious jewels," he said.Helping goes beyond providing food and shelter. A goal for Jerry is giving kids some sense of everyday life. Jerry works for International Aid, which reaches out to people in need and offers a way for school kids in the United States to help others.
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By KATE SHATZKIN and KATE SHATZKIN,kate.shatzkin@baltsun.com | October 20, 2008
Crayon marks are welcome on paper, but as parents know, they often end up on painted walls, wood floors and other places where they don't belong. A friend asked the best way to get them out, which I thought was a good question for the Monday Consult. It turns out that Crayola.com has a helpful series of stain-removal guides for its products. Here's some of the advice you can find there for regular crayons: * For brick, carpet, plastic and a number of other surfaces, WD-40 is the magic bullet.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | April 6, 1994
BETHESDA -- The Consumer Product Safety Commission has banned three brands of crayons imported from China, including one sold by retail giant Toys 'R' Us, because they contain enough lead to poison a child who ate even part of one crayon.Another eight brands of crayons imported from China were voluntarily recalled by their distributors after laboratory tests showed they contained enough lead to poison a child who ate an entire crayon, Ann Brown, the commission chairwoman, announced at a news conference yesterday.
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By Andrew Ratner and Andrew Ratner,SUN STAFF | September 22, 1996
Not long ago, the town of Easton in eastern Pennsylvania was known for only two colors -- black and blue -- because this is where former heavyweight boxing champion Larry Holmes lives. But the home of the "Easton Assassin" soon will be known for a much broader palette.This summer, Binney & Smith Inc., makers of Crayola crayons, opened the Crayola Factory, a combination children's museum/factory tour in a remodeled department store in Easton's downtown.Binney had run group tours for 20 years in the factory where its famous crayons and other products are made, a few miles north of Easton.
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By Tomie dePaola | March 25, 1998
Editor's note: Having learned to be creative in drawing pictures at home, young Tommy is dismayed when he goes to school and finds the art lessons there much more regimented. Tommy knew that the art teacher came to the school every other Wednesday. He could tell she was an artist because she wore a blue smock over her dress and she always carried a big box of thick colored chalks.Once, Tommy and Jeannie looked at the drawings that were hung up in the hallway. They were done by the first graders.
BUSINESS
February 2, 1997
How big a piece: When John D. Rockefeller was alive, and worth $1.4 billion, his wealth was equivalent to one-65th of the nation's gross national product. But the richest man in the United States today, Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates, has only one-425th of the GNP even though he's worth $15 billion. That observation is contained in "The Wealthy 100," a book by Michael Klepper and Robert Gunther that looks at the 100 richest Americans. The booming U.S. economy has meant a billionaire's share of the pie has shrunk.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,SUN STAFF | February 12, 2002
A "river of color" will form a pathway through the store, leading shoppers through a field of 4-foot-tall colored pencils and past an oversized crayon. Children can color with chalk, paint or sculpt or choose from crafts kits that are delivered through a color-drenched 35-foot-tall chute. Crayola Works, the Crayola brand's first-ever retail venture, is coming to Maryland in early June. The 20,000-square-foot flagship store will open at Arundel Mills mall, Crayola's manufacturer, Binney & Smith Inc., said yesterday.
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By Tawn Nhan and Tawn Nhan,Knight-Ridder News Service | October 2, 1991
EASTON, Pa. -- Ken Lang wasn't going to let his beloved raw umber crayon die without a fight.So Mr. Lang, a former free-lance writer, disc jockey and dinnerware salesman from Oyster, N.Y., formed the Raw Umber and Maize Preservation Society. RUMPS, for short.Its aim: to protest the loss of eight of the original shades that made up the Crayola box of 64.Thanks to Mr. Lang and other crayon lovers, Binney & Smith Inc., the Easton creator and maker of Crayola crayons, announced yesterday that it would bring back those eight original colors -- for a limited time, at least.
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By LAURA VOZZELLA | May 4, 2008
No less an authority than Rolling Stone declares that Baltimore has the nation's best "scene." Really. "Hotbed for rap and art rock," it says. Part of the appeal: Golden West Cafe, "the late-night post-show hangout." There's also some stuff about "electronic party starters," unlicensed concert venues and "Wire-inspired Hamsterdam mixtapes." But frankly, the only thing I grasped was the restaurant. And even that confused me. Isn't Golden West a family-friendly, crayons-on-the-table kinda place?
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By Laura Loh and Laura Loh,SUN STAFF | February 2, 2005
Hundreds of city schoolteachers are slightly richer -- though not in the traditional sense -- as a result of an e-mail campaign that raises money to buy classroom supplies. Laden with plastic bags heavy with reams of paper, pencils, crayons, scissors and other items, city workers visited 20 randomly chosen schools last week to brighten the days of more than 450 teachers. "It was a good gesture," said Chris Lowder, who teaches art at Dr. Carter G. Woodson Elementary/Middle School. The Cherry Hill school was visited by local dignitaries Jan. 25, and dozens of teachers were summoned onto the auditorium stage to receive their bags of supplies, to the resounding cheers of their pupils.
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By Sun Staff | August 21, 2003
DVD Landmark miniseries The Corner, a chronicle of the denizens of the drug world in cities like Baltimore (and filmed in Baltimore), comes to DVD. page 13. Outside It's that time again -- Renaissance Festival returns, bringing turkey legs, jousting knights, face painting, an artisan marketplace and all-around blast from the past. page 31. Music Madlib (an acronym for Mind Altering Demented Lessons In Beats) explores Blue Note Records' underrated jazz-funk era in his new album, the critically lauded Shades of Blue.
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,SUN STAFF | June 20, 2002
From cerulean blue to magenta, a kaleidoscope of colors dazzles the eyes at Crayola's first-ever retail venture, at Arundel Mills mall in Hanover. Sure, scores of crayons, as well as markers, paints and clay, are sold at the store, Crayola Works Creativity Studio and Store. But half of the 20,000-square-foot space is an art studio where visitors can buy craft kits, and color and paint at tables. Crayola Works taps into the concept of entertainment retailing - one of the hottest trends in retail today - in which consumers are offered not only a product but also a fun and engaging in-store experience that helps build brand loyalty for companies.
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By SUN STAFF | February 17, 2002
Accent colors If Crayola wants to give its new Charm City colors a literal Baltimore accent, how about: Kitchen Zinc Far Engine Red Ayshun Blue Tan Yer Hide Payment Beige Omost White Coral Your Mother Arnj, like 'em O's -- Norine Schiller The makers of Crayola crayons announced this past week that the world's first crayon-themed store is coming to the Baltimore area this summer: a 20,000-square-foot interactive studio and retail store at...
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,SUN STAFF | February 12, 2002
A "river of color" will form a pathway through the store, leading shoppers through a field of 4-foot-tall colored pencils and past an oversized crayon. Children can color with chalk, paint or sculpt or choose from crafts kits that are delivered through a color-drenched 35-foot-tall chute. Crayola Works, the Crayola brand's first-ever retail venture, is coming to Maryland in early June. The 20,000-square-foot flagship store will open at Arundel Mills mall, Crayola's manufacturer, Binney & Smith Inc., said yesterday.
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By Lawrence David | July 12, 2000
* Editor's note: One boy learns to be more careful about what he wishes for. "Give some crayons to your sister," Gus's mother yelled from the kitchen. "Or I'll take them all away and no one will draw." Wendy reached for the box of crayons. "Mom said to share." Gus frowned as Wendy took the Rose Red, Boo-Hoo Blue and Slick Silver crayons. He watched as she reached for a sheet of paper. "Go get your own," he said, slamming his hand down on the pile. Wendy stuck out her tongue and walked across the room.
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By Sun Staff | August 21, 2003
DVD Landmark miniseries The Corner, a chronicle of the denizens of the drug world in cities like Baltimore (and filmed in Baltimore), comes to DVD. page 13. Outside It's that time again -- Renaissance Festival returns, bringing turkey legs, jousting knights, face painting, an artisan marketplace and all-around blast from the past. page 31. Music Madlib (an acronym for Mind Altering Demented Lessons In Beats) explores Blue Note Records' underrated jazz-funk era in his new album, the critically lauded Shades of Blue.
NEWS
By Tanika White and Tanika White,SUN STAFF | August 26, 2001
On the first day of school, each brand new crayon means something to the chubby hand that holds it. Each yellow-green, burnt orange and carnation pink, sharpened to a perfect conical peak, represents the heights, the hopeful hues, the possibilities of an unexplored year. That's exactly why a group of volunteers and school district employees got together this summer to organize the largest school supplies drive in Howard County's history. Collected in 10 weeks: more than $10,000 in cash donations; more than 400 backpacks; and bags and boxes of miscellaneous school supplies too numerous to count.
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By Lawrence David | July 12, 2000
* Editor's note: One boy learns to be more careful about what he wishes for. "Give some crayons to your sister," Gus's mother yelled from the kitchen. "Or I'll take them all away and no one will draw." Wendy reached for the box of crayons. "Mom said to share." Gus frowned as Wendy took the Rose Red, Boo-Hoo Blue and Slick Silver crayons. He watched as she reached for a sheet of paper. "Go get your own," he said, slamming his hand down on the pile. Wendy stuck out her tongue and walked across the room.
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