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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,SUN STAFF | December 27, 1995
With Christmas 1995 over, Jennifer Mayrovitz got a jump yesterday on next year's holiday -- by opening a new Christmas savings club account.Beyond that chore, Mrs. Mayrovitz of Columbia's Village of Owen Brown took off from work on what may have been the biggest unofficial holiday this year -- Dec. 26. Like her, many Howard County residents took the day off to spend time with family, take advantage of sales and return unwanted presents."
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By Colin Campbell and Krishana Davis, Baltimore Sun Media Group | December 26, 2013
Reggie Arthur pulled an electric Razor scooter he'd bought his 8-year-old granddaughter, Shay Divers, for Christmas into the Mondawmin Mall Target store Thursday. The scooter — bright purple, her favorite color — was great, Arthur said, but it had a defective back wheel. Arthur and his granddaughter were two of the thousands of area shoppers lured back to stores the day after Christmas to return gifts, cash in gift cards and look for bargains. The stores, many with expanded hours, are hoping to attract shoppers this week to remedy what has been a so-so holiday season.
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By Joni Guhne and Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 26, 1996
It's the day after Christmas, onecup left of cheerTo drink in respect for retiringreindeer.It's the day after Christmas, on thesofa I sprawl,No trips to the Safeway, no jauntsto the mall.The kids are at Blockbuster, newlytired of their trove,Thank goodness my neighbor mostwillingly drove.It's the day after Christmas, it wasreally quite merry,Minus Elmo and Nintendo. Howrevolutionary.It's the day after Christmas, andjudging from all,I won't hear it mentioned again 'tilnext fall.TONIGHT, Archbishop Spalding High School plays host to alumni night at the school, beginning with an alumni girls' basketball game at 5: 30 p.m., followed by an alumni boys' basketball game at 7 p.m.Highlighting the evening is a game at 8: 30 p.m. between the Spalding faculty and players from WBAL Radio.
BUSINESS
By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | December 26, 2010
Meg Gardner thought she bought her tech-savvy husband, Bill Bafford, the perfect gift — a Sony Internet television. But when he unwrapped the present Christmas morning, his reaction was less than enthusiastic. "When I saw it, I looked at her and said 'Thanks, but did you keep the receipt?' " the Phoenix resident said with a chuckle. "It was the right concept, but the wrong one. I wasn't explicit enough with my instructions. " Twenty-four hours later, the pair stood in the customer service line with a dozen others at Best Buy in Timonium to exchange Gardner's purchase for the Logitech Revue with Google TV, a model $150 cheaper that Bafford wanted.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | December 26, 2003
Shoppers are expected to make today the most lucrative day after Christmas in history, retailers and analysts say. At some stores, such as Saks Fifth Avenue, it is expected to be the biggest day of the year. Retailers are hoping for good news because this holiday season has been disappointing to many. Although most analysts expect sales at stores overall to be 3 percent to 6 percent higher than last year's dismal holiday numbers, in September retailers were gleefully predicting double-digit growth.
NEWS
December 23, 1994
The Evening Sun will not be published Monday, the day after Christmas. Comics and other features usually published in Accent will be included in the Today section of The Sun, which will be distributed to all subscribers, morning and evening.
NEWS
By New York Times News Service | December 29, 1991
MILWAUKEE -- For the first time in years, Robert Johns, a detective in the Milwaukee County sheriff's office, spent the day after Christmas evicting people.In his time in the department, he has evicted thousands of tenants for non-payment of rent, but until last week, evictions in the two weeks around Christmas were almost unheard of here.County judges called the informal policy, which one judge said dated back at least 30 years, a "Christmastime moratorium."Detective Johns, who has been cursed at, spat upon and hit in the face with a brick during his seven years with the eviction unit, called it a "cease-fire."
SPORTS
By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,Staff Writer | December 20, 1992
It wasn't supposed to be this easy.Only one horse had won a 1 1/16-mile race from the No. 10 post position during the current Laurel meeting until Winka turned in an eye-opening performance yesterday.The outside was no hindrance whatsoever to Gilbert Hahn Jr.'s gray filly, who rolled away from the field through the stretch and captured the $50,000 Cameo Stakes by 5 1/4 lengths.In the process, Winka gained revenge on the favored Carnirainbow, who couldn't keep the lead and finished third, also beaten by long shot Da's Mimi.
NEWS
By Richard O'Mara and Richard O'Mara,Sun Staff Writer | December 26, 1994
It's the day after Christmas, the house is a mess. The bills to pay for all the holiday glee will be arriving next week, and the plumber may be on his way.The plumber?A lot of people these days discover that Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without the aggravation of a clogged kitchen drain, a consequence of all that cooking, the strain on the garbage disposal.Most of the plumbers asked about this in an informal telephone survey agreed: Christmas and Thanksgiving are unfriendly to the household sewerage.
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By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,SUN STAFF | December 27, 2003
Christmas is over, but somebody forgot to tell the shoppers. To the delight of merchants - less than joyous over so-so pre-Christmas sales - a horde of buyers showed up yesterday to help boost the seasonal take. Crowded parking lots and lines at store counters were reported at many malls around the Baltimore region and across the nation. Bob Zinsmeister, who led his family from their Millersville home to Arundel Mills mall yesterday, said they felt more comfortable this year spending money on Christmas presents, and on the family vacation, because their financial conditions improved when his wife, Kathy Zinsmeister, returned to work recently.
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By Maria Blackburn and Maria Blackburn,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 26, 2004
The Great Exchange So in addition to today being the start of Kwanzaa, it's also known in England as Boxing Day - the day that the servants were given a day off and sent home to their families with a box of gifts from their boss. Here at Style File, the day after Christmas is more commonly observed as Return Day. Yes, indeedy, it's time to get to the stores and transform the stuff you got that you don't like into stuff that you absolutely love. Feeling guilty? Confused? Tired? Don't. We aim to help by letting you know what you need to get during this most exciting shopping day of the year:** Love on hand What you got: His and Hers dental floss Who gave it: Great Aunt Sylvia What you should get instead: The Smitten, an accessory that makes handholding with your honey oh so very practical.
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By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,SUN STAFF | December 27, 2003
Christmas is over, but somebody forgot to tell the shoppers. To the delight of merchants - less than joyous over so-so pre-Christmas sales - a horde of buyers showed up yesterday to help boost the seasonal take. Crowded parking lots and lines at store counters were reported at many malls around the Baltimore region and across the nation. Bob Zinsmeister, who led his family from their Millersville home to Arundel Mills mall yesterday, said they felt more comfortable this year spending money on Christmas presents, and on the family vacation, because their financial conditions improved when his wife, Kathy Zinsmeister, returned to work recently.
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | December 26, 2003
Shoppers are expected to make today the most lucrative day after Christmas in history, retailers and analysts say. At some stores, such as Saks Fifth Avenue, it is expected to be the biggest day of the year. Retailers are hoping for good news because this holiday season has been disappointing to many. Although most analysts expect sales at stores overall to be 3 percent to 6 percent higher than last year's dismal holiday numbers, in September retailers were gleefully predicting double-digit growth.
NEWS
By Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Julie Hirschfeld Davis,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | November 21, 2002
WASHINGTON - More than 800,000 jobless Americans - about 7,900 of them in Maryland - stand to lose their unemployment benefits three days after Christmas because of a dispute that scuttled efforts yesterday to extend the aid before Congress adjourned for the year. As the Senate completed its work, prospects all but vanished for an agreement that could have saved the unemployment benefits from expiring. In addition to those whose benefits will run out Dec. 28, about 95,000 more jobless people are projected to lose their eligibility for aid each subsequent week.
FEATURES
By Laura Lippman | December 27, 1997
On the day after Christmas, my editor gave to me: a mandate to produce something, anything, for the next day's paper."But I'm the only non-retail employee in all of Baltimore who had to show up for work today!" I whined."Great Caesar's ghost!" he said. "Someone else must be working today, or doing something other than returning gifts. Allegedly, you're a journalist. Find them."The fact that he was brandishing a knife at the time (he claimed it was just to slice the day-after-Christmas banana bread)
NEWS
By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | December 27, 1997
Amid the post-Christmas bustle at Baltimore Washington International Airport yesterday, with couples and families big and small rushing onto planes, laden with bags and Christmas gifts, more than the occasional lone parent and child stood sharing a quiet moment.Behave yourself, don't yell on the plane, don't talk to strangers, keep your toys close to you.And don't leave with anybody but Daddy when you get there."I just worry about him every year when he goes," said Jo-El Sinclair as she gave 10-year-old Joseph the familiar instructions before he boarded a 12: 25 p.m. Southwest flight to St. Louis to spend the rest of the holidays with his father.
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By Maria Blackburn and Maria Blackburn,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 26, 2004
The Great Exchange So in addition to today being the start of Kwanzaa, it's also known in England as Boxing Day - the day that the servants were given a day off and sent home to their families with a box of gifts from their boss. Here at Style File, the day after Christmas is more commonly observed as Return Day. Yes, indeedy, it's time to get to the stores and transform the stuff you got that you don't like into stuff that you absolutely love. Feeling guilty? Confused? Tired? Don't. We aim to help by letting you know what you need to get during this most exciting shopping day of the year:** Love on hand What you got: His and Hers dental floss Who gave it: Great Aunt Sylvia What you should get instead: The Smitten, an accessory that makes handholding with your honey oh so very practical.
FEATURES
By Steve McKerrow | December 21, 1990
The trouble with Christmas, says host Larry Massett introducing the latest edition of the radio documentary "Soundprint," is that you must "put up with people telling you that you have forgotten the true meaning of Christmas."Yet just what is the meaning of this holiday? After all, Massett points out, Dec. 25 became designated as the birthday of Jesus only in the 4th century and was superimposed on the birthday of a Persian sun god. Santa Claus was based upon a real Catholic bishop with red and white robes, reindeer came along in 1832 (with Clement Moore's "A Night Before Christmas")
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By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,SUN STAFF | January 1, 1997
Put it this way: At the American Productivity & Quality Center in Houston the personnel manager says it might be tough finding someone to talk about productivity during Christmas and New Year's weeks because "most of our office is closed for the ZTC holidays."Geni Dillon is being very nice about it, but what can she say? Vacations have decimated the usual full-time staff of 85. Ten souls are ambling around the building. It's another day during Wednesday Holiday Limbo 1996: If it's not a day off, it's either the day before or the day after a day off. Tuesday feels like Friday and Thursday feels like Monday and Friday feels like something between Friday and New Year's Eve. Or was it Christmas Eve?
NEWS
By Joni Guhne and Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 26, 1996
It's the day after Christmas, onecup left of cheerTo drink in respect for retiringreindeer.It's the day after Christmas, on thesofa I sprawl,No trips to the Safeway, no jauntsto the mall.The kids are at Blockbuster, newlytired of their trove,Thank goodness my neighbor mostwillingly drove.It's the day after Christmas, it wasreally quite merry,Minus Elmo and Nintendo. Howrevolutionary.It's the day after Christmas, andjudging from all,I won't hear it mentioned again 'tilnext fall.TONIGHT, Archbishop Spalding High School plays host to alumni night at the school, beginning with an alumni girls' basketball game at 5: 30 p.m., followed by an alumni boys' basketball game at 7 p.m.Highlighting the evening is a game at 8: 30 p.m. between the Spalding faculty and players from WBAL Radio.
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