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By Dr. Simeon Margolis | April 9, 1991
Q: I was recently married and have been using a diaphragm for birth control. I would like to know how the effectiveness of this method compares with other methods.A: A study of various contraceptive measures during the first year of marriage showed that the failure rate (percentage of women who became pregnant during one year despite the use of a contraceptive) was lowest for oral contraceptives and highest for the rhythm method. Failures also were frequent with the use of a diaphragm. It is not clear that the pregnancy rate is decreased by using a spermicide in combination with a diaphragm.
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By Michael Collier and Michael Collier,Special to the Sun | May 18, 2003
When Robert Frost wrote, "Everything written is as good as it is dramatic," he was talking about the responsibility a poet has to use his tools -- rhyme, meter, metaphor, irony, narrative, etc. -- to make experience more potent. And when Allen Ginsberg urged "first thought best thought," he was claiming the primacy of spontaneity and improvisation in the composition process, while ignoring the years he spent honing his skills by practicing traditional forms. One of the most potent strategies of modern poetry, inherited from Romantic poets such as Wordsworth and Keats, is the use of an intimate, first-person speaker who employs everyday language.
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By Thomas H. Maugh II and Thomas H. Maugh II,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 14, 2003
Actor Christopher Reeve has undergone an experimental surgery that doctors believe will enable him to breathe regularly without a respirator for the first time since he broke his neck in a horseback accident in 1995. Physicians at University Hospitals of Cleveland used minimally invasive surgery to implant tiny electrodes, which control his breathing by stimulating the muscles of his diaphragm with a pacemaker-like device. Using the device, the paralyzed Superman star is able to breathe without a respirator for 15 minutes at a time.
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By Thomas H. Maugh II and Thomas H. Maugh II,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 14, 2003
Actor Christopher Reeve has undergone an experimental surgery that doctors believe will enable him to breathe regularly without a respirator for the first time since he broke his neck in a horseback accident in 1995. Physicians at University Hospitals of Cleveland used minimally invasive surgery to implant tiny electrodes, which control his breathing by stimulating the muscles of his diaphragm with a pacemaker-like device. Using the device, the paralyzed Superman star is able to breathe without a respirator for 15 minutes at a time.
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By Tom Magliozziand Ray Magliozzi | January 10, 1991
Dear Tom and Ray: Please answer a question that has been bothering me for over five years. No one has given me a logical answer. I want to cool the passenger compartment of my car as efficiently as possible. Do you get better gas mileage (all factors being equal) by using the "2/60 method" (two windows rolled down, driving 60 mph) or by using the car's air conditioner?RAY: Great question! As a matter of fact, the Society of Automotive Engineers has wasted some of its valuable time studying this very dilemma.
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By Kathleen Curry and Kathleen Curry,Knight-Ridder Newspapers | September 19, 1994
Whatever happened to the sponge? The Today cervical sponge, one of the most popular female over-the-counter contraceptives in the United States, disappeared from stores earlier this year, mystifying users and many pharmacists.The wait is almost over. The sponge will return this fall.Whitehall-Robins Inc. voluntarily stopped making the contraceptive in January, after a 1993 U.S. Food and Drug Administration report questioned the cleanliness of its manufacturing facility in Hammonton, N.J.The company has addressed the FDA's concerns and will resume making the sponges this month, Whitehall-Robins spokesman Karen Roberts said recently.
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By LONNY WEAVER | April 11, 1993
The spring turkey hunt kicks off Saturday and continues through May 15 in Allegany, Calvert, Caroline, Dorchester, Frederick, Garrett, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, Somerset, Queen Anne's, Washington, Wicomico and Worcester counties.Ed Golden, who manages Maryland's wild turkey efforts, recently told me that we now have turkey populations in all counties and a statewide spring hunt should be a reality in 1995.The Department of Natural Resources released turkeys in various locations throughout Carroll County a few years ago, and those birds, Regional Manager Marilyn Mause tells me, are doing very well.
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By LONNY WEAVER | April 4, 1993
This year's spring turkey hunt kicks off April 17 and continues through May 15 in Allegany, Calvert, Caroline, Dorchester, Frederick, Garrett, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, Somerset, Queen Anne's, Washington, Wicomico and Worcester counties.Ed Golden, who manages Maryland's wild turkey efforts, said, "We released turkeys in Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties last year, so now every county has an established turkey population. Unless something unforeseen happens, I expect us to have our first statewide spring turkey season in 1995."
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By Mike Himowitz | October 23, 2000
When George W. Bush accused Al Gore of "analog thinking in a digital age" last week, it made a great sound bite - or should I say, sound byte. While no one has ever accused Dubya of being a wired guy, it's obvious that he'd never bothered to look up the meaning of the verbiage he tossed out at a campaign stop in Michigan. Otherwise, he might have known that he was attacking Gore for thinking like a human, as opposed to a machine. Don't be too hard on George, though. He's not the only one guilty of misapplication of technobabble.
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By Phyllis Brill and Phyllis Brill,Staff Writer | February 15, 1994
Nearly six years in the making, the new "female condom" has arrived. And while women aren't necessarily beating down the doors of area health centers to get a sample of the new device, interest is steadily growing.Planned Parenthood of Maryland's Howard Street office has sold out of its first batch of condoms. And in Harford County, AIDS educator Barbara Hernan-Clark has had little trouble rustling up an audience at county health department clinics in recent weeks for a sneak preview of the device that's been touted as protection against pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including acquired immune deficiency syndrome.
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By Jonathan Bor and Jonathan Bor,SUN STAFF | May 15, 2002
An odyssey that began last fall with the delivery of conjoined twins in a hospital near the border of Uganda and Congo has ended happily with the separation of two healthy girls at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The girls, Loice and Christine Onziga, sat wriggling and cooing in their parents' arms yesterday as surgeons described the intricacies of an operation that lasted 12 hours and involved 35 medical professionals. "Today, my wife and I are very happy parents to see that both our daughters are alive and separate," said Gordon Onziga, who farms 6 acres in a village in Uganda.
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By Mike Himowitz | October 23, 2000
When George W. Bush accused Al Gore of "analog thinking in a digital age" last week, it made a great sound bite - or should I say, sound byte. While no one has ever accused Dubya of being a wired guy, it's obvious that he'd never bothered to look up the meaning of the verbiage he tossed out at a campaign stop in Michigan. Otherwise, he might have known that he was attacking Gore for thinking like a human, as opposed to a machine. Don't be too hard on George, though. He's not the only one guilty of misapplication of technobabble.
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By James Warren and James Warren,Chicago Tribune | April 9, 1995
It's inevitably intriguing to open plush design magazines and inspect the handiwork of men and women of impeccable taste.Then again, April-May Elle Decor is refreshing precisely because it asks 50 "friends," mostly big-time fashion trendsetters, about the spaces they absolutely detest."
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By Kathleen Curry and Kathleen Curry,Knight-Ridder Newspapers | September 19, 1994
Whatever happened to the sponge? The Today cervical sponge, one of the most popular female over-the-counter contraceptives in the United States, disappeared from stores earlier this year, mystifying users and many pharmacists.The wait is almost over. The sponge will return this fall.Whitehall-Robins Inc. voluntarily stopped making the contraceptive in January, after a 1993 U.S. Food and Drug Administration report questioned the cleanliness of its manufacturing facility in Hammonton, N.J.The company has addressed the FDA's concerns and will resume making the sponges this month, Whitehall-Robins spokesman Karen Roberts said recently.
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By Phyllis Brill and Phyllis Brill,Staff Writer | February 15, 1994
Nearly six years in the making, the new "female condom" has arrived. And while women aren't necessarily beating down the doors of area health centers to get a sample of the new device, interest is steadily growing.Planned Parenthood of Maryland's Howard Street office has sold out of its first batch of condoms. And in Harford County, AIDS educator Barbara Hernan-Clark has had little trouble rustling up an audience at county health department clinics in recent weeks for a sneak preview of the device that's been touted as protection against pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including acquired immune deficiency syndrome.
SPORTS
By LONNY WEAVER | April 11, 1993
The spring turkey hunt kicks off Saturday and continues through May 15 in Allegany, Calvert, Caroline, Dorchester, Frederick, Garrett, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, Somerset, Queen Anne's, Washington, Wicomico and Worcester counties.Ed Golden, who manages Maryland's wild turkey efforts, recently told me that we now have turkey populations in all counties and a statewide spring hunt should be a reality in 1995.The Department of Natural Resources released turkeys in various locations throughout Carroll County a few years ago, and those birds, Regional Manager Marilyn Mause tells me, are doing very well.
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By James Warren and James Warren,Chicago Tribune | April 9, 1995
It's inevitably intriguing to open plush design magazines and inspect the handiwork of men and women of impeccable taste.Then again, April-May Elle Decor is refreshing precisely because it asks 50 "friends," mostly big-time fashion trendsetters, about the spaces they absolutely detest."
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Collier and Michael Collier,Special to the Sun | May 18, 2003
When Robert Frost wrote, "Everything written is as good as it is dramatic," he was talking about the responsibility a poet has to use his tools -- rhyme, meter, metaphor, irony, narrative, etc. -- to make experience more potent. And when Allen Ginsberg urged "first thought best thought," he was claiming the primacy of spontaneity and improvisation in the composition process, while ignoring the years he spent honing his skills by practicing traditional forms. One of the most potent strategies of modern poetry, inherited from Romantic poets such as Wordsworth and Keats, is the use of an intimate, first-person speaker who employs everyday language.
SPORTS
By LONNY WEAVER | April 4, 1993
This year's spring turkey hunt kicks off April 17 and continues through May 15 in Allegany, Calvert, Caroline, Dorchester, Frederick, Garrett, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, Somerset, Queen Anne's, Washington, Wicomico and Worcester counties.Ed Golden, who manages Maryland's wild turkey efforts, said, "We released turkeys in Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties last year, so now every county has an established turkey population. Unless something unforeseen happens, I expect us to have our first statewide spring turkey season in 1995."
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By J. Wynn Rousuck | January 5, 1992
When Michael Crawford finally achieved international stardom, his face was hidden behind three layers of latex and a mask.Even now, most people know him as "the Phantom" -- that is, the originator of the title role in Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera."In fact, the telephone seems a fitting way to interview this actor. After all, the Phantom initially revealed only his disembodied voice to his beloved Christine.But this is just the sort of romantic claptrap that amuses -- and perplexes -- the 49-year-old British actor, who, after spending the bulk of his career in comedies, has suddenly become an object of adulation, with fan clubs in both England and the United States.
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