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By DAVE BARRY | September 8, 1991
From the forthcoming book, "Dave Barry's Only Travel Guide You'll Ever Need," by Dave Barry. To be published by Ballantine Books in October 1991. Copyright 1991 by Dave Barry. All Rights Reserved. Reprinted by permission of Ballantine Books, A Division of Random House Inc. Excerpts distributed by Tribune Media Services Inc.Family travel has been an American tradition ever since the days when hardy pioneer families crossed the Great Plains in oxen-drawn covered wagons, braving harsh weather, hostile Native Americans, unforgiving terrain, scarce food, and -- worst of all -- the constant whining coming from the back seat:"Are we there yet?"
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2014
The boy who never grew up, but learned how to fly, has fascinated children - and adults who still remember being young - since he first soared above a London stage in a hit play by J.M. Barrie in 1904. More than a century later, audiences can have fun learning how that boy turned into Peter Pan, thanks to another hit play, this one landing in Baltimore on Tuesday to start a two-week engagement at the Hippodrome . "Peter and the Starcatcher," which earned a slew of Tony Awards after its 2012 Broadway run, is an eventful show loaded with humor and heart, not to mention surprise.
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August 17, 2005
On August 14, 2005, CATHERINE N. (nee Smoot) BARRY, beloved wife of 59 years to Lawrence L. Barry Sr.; devoted mother of Lawrence L. Jr., Raymond and Daniel Barry, Florence Toskes and Geraldine Kotzias; cherished aunt of Dave Barry; also survived by ten grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the family owned HARTLEY MILLER-STELLA FUNERAL HOME CHTD, 7527 Harford Rd on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M., where Services will be held on Thursday at 10 A.M. Interment Oak Lawn Cemetery.
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November 15, 2013
What I just love about Sarah Palin is that her new book about how Christmas is being ruined by atheists opens with a quote from humorist Dave Barry - who identifies as an atheist! ( "Sarah Palin: the gift that keeps on giving," Nov. 13.) Christine Thomas-O'Meally - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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July 8, 2007
Humorist Dave Barry will be the featured entertainer at the Howard County Chamber of Commerce's annual Signature Event on Oct. 5. The event, which recognizes successful businesses and business people, is one of the largest for the 800-member chamber. It is to begin at 6 p.m. at Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City and is sponsored by Turf Valley and M&T Bank. Barry was a syndicated columnist for 25 years, appearing in more than 500 newspapers around the world. He won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 1988 and has written 25 books.
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May 14, 1995
Lots of laughsEditor: Every Sunday I eagerly anticipate my double dose of laughter that I find in your feature columns written by Dave Barry and Mike Klingaman. Their insight of people and dirt (no digging required) makes me howl with laughter as I envision the stated hilarious circumstance. I sincerely hope that you realize the rest of the magazine is fun to examine but it is these well-written columns that keep my soul uplifted.Suzanne P. GrossEllicott CityThis letter was signed by nine other women.
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May 5, 1996
The Sun Magazine, a fixture in The Sunday Sun for 50 years, will cease publication June 30. The following Sunday, July 7, the Today section will be expanded to include many of the magazine's features and new content.Many Sunday magazines have closed in recent decades as their role has been usurped by the availability of color for photography and advertising elsewhere in the newspaper and the increasing use of magazine-style journalism in other sections.Readers' favorite features from the Sun Magazine -- among them columnists Rob Kasper, Jacques Kelly and Dave Barry -- will move to Today, which will nearly double in size.
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By KASEY JONES TURKISH REFLECTIONS: A BIOGRAPHY OF A PLACE. and KASEY JONES TURKISH REFLECTIONS: A BIOGRAPHY OF A PLACE.,LOS ANGELES TIMES A GLANCING LIGHT | June 30, 1991
DAVE BARRY TALKS BACK.Dave Barry.Crown.285 pages. $18.If you don't buy the Sunday Sun religiously to read Dave Barry's humor column, this book is for you. Even if you do read his columns every single week, you'll want to get "Dave Barry Talks Back" so you can enjoy again your favorite columns.I've been a fan for years, and regularly call up my friends after I get off work to read them key selections. (I don't get off workuntil 2 a.m. and it has amazed me how many friends have changed their numbers without telling me.)
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By Kevin Cowherd | April 26, 1991
EVERY NOW and again in this business, a reader will lurch up to you (often in broad daylight) and say: "I liked your column the other day. Uh, what was it about again?""Highway construction delays?" you say, trying to be helpful."Nah," he says, "that one was stupid.""Leaving home on vacation?""Oh, geez, no. That one put me to sleep.""Taste-testing the new McDonald's low-fat burger?""Hmmm, might have been that one."In your best aw-shucks-it-was-nothing manner, you thank the reader. The reader then goes off whistling and feeling enormously pleased with himself for delivering so singular a compliment.
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April 7, 1996
Architects and the AIAEditor: I enjoyed reading the article "The Art of Working With an Architect" by Beth Smith in your Feb. 4 issue of the Sun Magazine. However, I wish to offer a correction or clarification to a common misconception that the article may seem to support.It was stated in the article that "the initials AIA after the name of an architect signify, among other things, that he or she has been licensed by the state to practice architecture."Please know that being licensed by the state to practice architecture does not necessarily mean you are a member of the American Institute of Architects.
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By Dave Rosenthal | March 20, 2013
Authors Bill Bryson and Doris Kearns Goodwin are among the headliners for the 2013-14 Baltimore Speakers Series, part of a lineup that is sure to delight book lovers. Bryson, whose "In a Sunburned Country" is one of my favorites, will appear Sept. 30 to start the series sponsored by Stevenson University. His humorous style has won him a loyal folllowing, and his travel books are must-reads. Among his other gems are "Neither Here Nor There" -- which is on my nightstand right now -- "A Walk in the Woods" and "A Short History of Nearly Everything.
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By Janet Gilbert | December 4, 2010
Some athletes like to leave at the top of their game, surrounded by analysts' accolades and the sweetness of fame. Some performers hang on for decades past their prime, performing their hits at halftime at the Super Bowl to an adoring fan base now sporting knee replacements. Of course, some artists only achieve critical success for their creations years after their deaths. For regular working people, however, none of these scenarios generally applies. And we are mostly grateful, especially when it comes to the third scenario.
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July 8, 2007
Humorist Dave Barry will be the featured entertainer at the Howard County Chamber of Commerce's annual Signature Event on Oct. 5. The event, which recognizes successful businesses and business people, is one of the largest for the 800-member chamber. It is to begin at 6 p.m. at Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City and is sponsored by Turf Valley and M&T Bank. Barry was a syndicated columnist for 25 years, appearing in more than 500 newspapers around the world. He won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 1988 and has written 25 books.
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By EILEEN AMBROSE and EILEEN AMBROSE,SUN REPORTER | February 26, 2006
Move over, Suze Orman. Watch your back, Jim Cramer. There's a new personal finance guru in the bookstores. After tackling other vital topics, including marriage, guys, bad songs and exploding urinals, humorist Dave Barry has turned his talents to personal finance. Dave Barry's Money Secrets is full of tips and observations from how to argue with your spouse about money and the financial advantages of early death in retirement planning to Donald Trump's hair. Here's one Barry tip: You won't have to bother saving for college if your child's grades are poor enough so he or she can only get into a bad, low-cost college.
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August 17, 2005
On August 14, 2005, CATHERINE N. (nee Smoot) BARRY, beloved wife of 59 years to Lawrence L. Barry Sr.; devoted mother of Lawrence L. Jr., Raymond and Daniel Barry, Florence Toskes and Geraldine Kotzias; cherished aunt of Dave Barry; also survived by ten grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the family owned HARTLEY MILLER-STELLA FUNERAL HOME CHTD, 7527 Harford Rd on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M., where Services will be held on Thursday at 10 A.M. Interment Oak Lawn Cemetery.
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By Dave Barry and Dave Barry,Knight Ridder / Tribune | January 2, 2005
THERE COMES A time in the life of every writer when he asks himself -- as Shakespeare, Tolstoy and Hemingway all surely asked themselves -- if he has any booger jokes left in him. For me, that time has come. I've been trying to entertain newspaper readers since the '60s, when I wrote "humor" columns for the Haverford College News. I put "humor" in quotation marks because when I go back and read those columns today, I don't get any of the jokes. But at the time they were a big hit with my readership, which consisted pretty much of my roommates.
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By Dave Rosenthal | March 20, 2013
Authors Bill Bryson and Doris Kearns Goodwin are among the headliners for the 2013-14 Baltimore Speakers Series, part of a lineup that is sure to delight book lovers. Bryson, whose "In a Sunburned Country" is one of my favorites, will appear Sept. 30 to start the series sponsored by Stevenson University. His humorous style has won him a loyal folllowing, and his travel books are must-reads. Among his other gems are "Neither Here Nor There" -- which is on my nightstand right now -- "A Walk in the Woods" and "A Short History of Nearly Everything.
NEWS
November 15, 2013
What I just love about Sarah Palin is that her new book about how Christmas is being ruined by atheists opens with a quote from humorist Dave Barry - who identifies as an atheist! ( "Sarah Palin: the gift that keeps on giving," Nov. 13.) Christine Thomas-O'Meally - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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By Dave Barry and Dave Barry,Knight Ridder / Tribune | June 1, 2003
Every day, literally hundreds of ordinary Americans -- people just like you, except that they are imaginary -- ask me: "Dave, are you running for president again?" As you can imagine, this is a very difficult question, and I will not be able to answer it until I have done a great deal of soul-searching. OK, all done! Yes, I am running for president. And this time around, I do not intend to be cheated out of victory the way I was in the 2000 election, when the so-called "U.S. Supreme Court," defying the clear wishes of the American people, failed to declare me the winner, on the so-called "legal grounds" that I did not receive any so-called "votes."
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | September 25, 2001
MIAMI - For the last few days, I've been trying to remember who Gary Condit is. Yes, I know. Sleazy congressman. Missing intern. Connie Chung interview. What I mean is, I've been trying to remember what it felt like back in the days when he mattered more than anything else in the world. It all seems so distant now. As unreal as dreams. But it's not just him. It's football and reality TV, Anne Heche and the Social Security lockbox, Michael Jackson and, really, so many other things that seemed important right up until 8:44 on the morning of Sept.
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