By TOM HORTON | May 21, 1994
Pop quiz before you read this column: If you caught the biggest rockfish in the world, would you:Eat it.Mount it.Let it go.*Aboard the Becky D, Ren Bowman grins with delight as his fishing rod throbs with the energy of a large rockfish."
By Vida Roberts and Vida Roberts,Staff Writer | May 7, 1992
The smartest-looking women tend to be smart with their wardrobe dollars. They also tend to have extra reserves of stamina. Early last Saturday -- around 6 a.m. -- a hardy group was encamped on the grounds at the GBMC farmhouse waiting for the doors of the Nearly New Thrift Shop patron's day sale to open it's doors at 10 a.m.The weather was balmy and the mood was chatty -- but competitive -- just before this bargain shopping marathon. To be admitted to the patron's sale this group had donated sale items in the fall.
By Judith Schlesinger and Judith Schlesinger,Special to the Sun | April 20, 2003
Despite the overwhelming evidence for it, evolution generates more controversy today than it did in 1859, when Charles Darwin first dropped the bomb called The Origin of Species: By Means of Natural Selection or The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. The descendants of groups who objected then are still raging now, and on the same grounds: Evolution denies the existence of God, nullifies the Bible and handicaps man's potential. After all, how moral can we be if we're descended from monkeys?
August 9, 1998
Quote: "If you don't have your stuff against that lineup, you're going to get hit hard. I was up and over the middle of the plate all day. It was just one of those days when I didn't have anything." -- Giants starter Danny Darwin, who gave up seven runs in 3 1/3 innings to the Braves.It's a fact: The Cardinals' three homers gave them 145, breaking last year's team record for homers in a season.Who's hot: The Mets' Armando Reynoso is 3-0 with an 0.82 ERA in three starts since coming off the disabled list.
By Karen Kaplan and Karen Kaplan,Los Angeles Times | February 8, 2009
Blue eyes are typically associated with beauty, or perhaps Frank Sinatra. But to University of Wisconsin anthropologist John Hawks, they represent an evolutionary mystery. For nearly all of human history, everyone in the world had brown eyes. Then, between 6,000 and 10,000 years ago, the first blue-eyed baby was born somewhere near the Black Sea. For some reason, that baby's descendants gained a 5 percent evolutionary advantage over their brown-eyed competitors, and today the number of people with blue eyes tops half a billion.
June 3, 2011
Thank you very much for the editorial about my recent experience with police at the Inner Harbor ("Free Speech in the Inner Harbor," June 2). Just to be clear: My friends and I, all Baltimore citizens, were simply providing information to Inner Harbor visitors about the fact that eating meat violates an ethical principle in which almost all Americans believe — compassion toward animals. According to Gallup, 96 percent of Americans believe that animals should be legally protected from cruelty.
January 10, 1995
Is there any scientific basis for the familiar aphorism "like father, like son"? Apparently there's some truth to the observation that children resemble their parents in ways that involve more than just genes. Researchers in Israel recently have come up with an intriguing new twist on the ancient nature vs. nurture debate, one that may apply to a wide variety of situations, from nurturing musical talent in the very young to breaking the cycle of welfare dependency.Dr. Eva Jablonka of Tel Aviv University and Dr. Eytan Avital of the department of natural sciences at David Yelin Teacher's College in Jerusalem have proposed that many species, including humans, transmit characteristics from one generation to the next not simply by passing along their genes, but also by training their offspring to behave as they do so thoroughly that the behavior is passed down from generation to generation without any involvement of DNA, the complex genetic material in which inherited traits are encoded.
September 25, 1994
Sixty years ago, when The Evening Sun's H. L. Mencken covered the trial of John Scopes, a young teacher charged with violating Tennessee law by teaching evolution in the public schools, the idea that people were descended from ape-like creatures seemed novel, shocking, even sacrilegious. Darwin's pathbreaking "Origin of the Species" had been attacked as blasphemous by fundamentalists like William Jennings Bryan, the prosecutor in the Scopes trial, who interpreted the biblical account of Creation in Genesis as literally God's truth.
By FROM SUN NEWS SERVICES | January 8, 2009
No dumbo celebs being celebrated here. Just dumbo regular folk. The black comedy The Darwin Awards is a 2006 film with Joseph Fiennes, Winona Ryder and Josh Charles that was inspired by the cult Web site of the same name, which chronicles "the improvement of the human genome by honoring those who accidentally kill themselves in really stupid ways." Endless sick humor at (9:35 p.m, Showtime) Feeding frenzy:: Tonight the folks at The Office get some good news, but they still find a way to make a mess of things.
By GEORGE F. WILL | January 4, 1993
Washington. -- It is axiomatic that people who worship the sun will resent people who proclaim the scientific laws of heat. And as long as Americans believe their prosperity is linked to the fortunes of familiar old corporations, Americans will resent the laws of economic change. Consider the case of Sears, Roebuck.Retailing has become rough sledding for Sears, which reportedly is thinking of closing up to 100 of its smaller stores and shrinking its famous ''Big Book'' catalog operations.
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