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By Susan Reimer | October 4, 1998
I didn't go to college so I could spend my day loading the dishwasher. I didn't do all that studying so I could do dirty laundry as fast as my children generate it.Yet that is the largest part of what I do these days - feeding children and cleaning up the mess they make when they eat.I am raising a couple of teen-agers who eat one meal a day. It just happens to consist of 38 courses. The only time they are not eating is when they are sleeping, and bedtime ain't what it used to be in my house.
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By Peter Schmuck | December 26, 2007
In a perfectworld, the perfect sports momentwould look something like Bobby Thomson's "Shot Heard Round the World" in 1951. The suspense. The ball disappearing into the disbelieving crowd. The announcer going insane. Nothing like that capturedmy imagination this year, because thiswas not like any other year,especially in Baltimore. The most important things affecting sports happened off the field, and the one that ismy favorite isn?t going to be very original. When Cal Ripken strode to the podium on July 29 to acknowledge his induction into baseball's Hall of Fame, the only thing I could think ofwas the title of a great Don Henley song: "The End of the Innocence."
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NEWS
July 10, 1997
(TC THE BALTIMORE COUNTY Board of Education aired a little dirty laundry the other night. Boy, did it smell good.The board's raucous deliberation, which culminated in the selection of Dunbar Brooks as the first black president of the county school board, was a refreshing change. The body often has preferred to wrap up the public's business behind closed doors before presenting a nice, neat fait accompli to the community after the fact.This school board too long has believed in government by dress rehearsal.
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By JEAN MARBELLA | March 9, 2007
With e-mails, more get caught by a click In space, the saying goes, no one can hear you scream. But e-mail your orbiting boyfriend, threatening to rip his clothes off as soon as he re-enters Earth's atmosphere? Oh, you bet that'll be heard throughout the galaxy. Inevitably, e-mails have surfaced in the astronaut love triangle case: Specifically, some rather breathless ones - "*pant, pant,*" "*gasp, gasp*" and even "*MUAH*" figures into the lusty lexicon employed by these particularly long-distance lovers, Air Force Capt.
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By Laura Vozzella and Laura Vozzella,SUN STAFF | June 18, 2001
A few tips for the civic boosters trying to reel in the prized All-America City Award for their communities this week: Play up that deserted downtown. If you hail from a Ku Klux Klan hotbed, let the judges know all about that, too. Double-digit unemployment? Dismal dropout rate? Marauding drug gang? If you've got it, flaunt it. The prestigious National Civic League award for which Howard County, Ocean City and 28 other finalists are competing in Atlanta is often mistaken for yet another "Top 10 Places to Live" ranking.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | April 7, 2003
Anthony Compofelice has made the dry cleaning run as simple as putting dirty laundry in an accessible place. The Columbia resident spends his days driving around town in a blue van, picking up loads of dirty laundry and dropping off the freshly cleaned - for no more money but much less hassle than it would take his customers to do the running around personally. His 5-year-old company, Anthony's Mobile Dry Cleaning, has grown steadily over the years, and Compofelice is hoping to expand further in Columbia this year.
FEATURES
By Karol V. Menzie and Randy Johnson | December 14, 1991
Where should you locate the laundry facilities when you're building or remodeling? Didn't used to be a question: Washer and dryer went in the basement. If the house didn't have a basement, they went into a separate laundry room, usually somewhere near the back door.Then designers and builders thought, hey, the biggest part of laundry is linens, and where are the linens? Where the bedrooms are. So why lug heavy sheets and towels all over the house; why not put the washer and dryer on the second floor, or near the bedrooms?
NEWS
By Leonard Pitts Jr | July 11, 2004
WASHINGTON - Our question for today: Do white people matter? It's Bill Cosby who inspires me to ask. In May, you'll recall, he made headlines for criticizing the "lower economic people" in African America for what he saw as their ungrammatical locution and dysfunctional behavior. On July 1, he was at it again, saying in an appearance at the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition's annual conference in Chicago that black youths are the "dirty laundry" many people would prefer he not criticize. "Let me tell you something," he said.
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By Linell Smith and Linell Smith,SUN STAFF | September 7, 1997
Sixteen years and two children ago, Marisa Shaff invited a group of college buddies to watch the royal wedding. Sitting in her parents' living room, the girls sipped Twining's tea, munched biscuits and scones and waved homemade Charles and Diana placards as a beautiful girl their own age stepped out of a fairy-tale carriage and into history.Early yesterday morning, Shaff was in front of the television again, huddled in a blanket, feeling shaky, sick and a little nervous as she and her husband watched Princess Diana's final journey.
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By ROB KASPER | January 30, 1993
Recently I put a makeshift basketball goal up in the alley behind our house.It was not the hoop of my dreams. This one had a skinny, slanting rim. The backboard of pressed fiberboard didn't offer much resistance when I put two screws through it to fasten it to a wood pole.It was, after all, an indoor hoop, pressed into outdoor duty. It was a goal designed with both Dr. James Naismith, who invented the game of basketball, and kids, who invented dirty laundry, in mind. This hoop was supposed to sit over a laundry basket and entice kids to shoot their wadded-up clothes into the basket.
SPORTS
October 2, 2005
Nothing can top what happened at Camden Yards this season, but it's nice to know the Orioles haven't cornered the market on dysfunctional families. Here's a brief rundown of an ugly month in Miami: The Florida Marlins were leading the wild-card race Sept. 12 and then dropped 12 of 15 to fall into last place in the National League East. Pitcher A.J. Burnett blew up in the clubhouse last Sunday, criticizing the coaching staff for its contagious negativity. The next day, Burnett, who helped carry the Marlins after the All-Star break but slumped down the stretch, was booted from the team by manager Jack McKeon.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | July 11, 2004
WASHINGTON - Our question for today: Do white people matter? It's Bill Cosby who inspires me to ask. In May, you'll recall, he made headlines for criticizing the "lower economic people" in African America for what he saw as their ungrammatical locution and dysfunctional behavior. On July 1, he was at it again, saying in an appearance at the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition's annual conference in Chicago that black youths are the "dirty laundry" many people would prefer he not criticize. "Let me tell you something," he said.
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By Laura Cadiz and Laura Cadiz,SUN STAFF | August 31, 2003
After basking in a year absent of significant controversy, the Columbia Association board of directors recently started backsliding to its old bickering ways. Now, the board is attempting to play nice again. And it has called in a professional facilitator to help members mend strained relations. But that did not prevent a fiery, hourlong debate Thursday night that twice escalated into shouting, in which the 10- member board argued about whether members should share views outside a board meeting and whether they must say those views don't represent the entire board.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Gordon and Mary Gordon,New York Times News Service | August 3, 2003
One of the most ancient and thriving products of Irish industry isn't mentioned in the tourist brochures or the guidebooks or the economic histories. I don't mean linen, tweed or Jameson's. What I have in mind is shame. The Magdalene Sisters, by the Scottish director Peter Mullan, which opened nationally on Aug. 1 and will open Aug. 22 in Baltimore at the Charles, is a fictional rendering of a historical situation that could take place only in a culture of shame. The film follows three young Irish girls who are sent to one of the Magdalene Asylums, institutions run by nuns, primarily in Ireland, to house girls who became pregnant outside of marriage, or who were considered too sexual, too flirtatious or even too attractive.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | April 7, 2003
Anthony Compofelice has made the dry cleaning run as simple as putting dirty laundry in an accessible place. The Columbia resident spends his days driving around town in a blue van, picking up loads of dirty laundry and dropping off the freshly cleaned - for no more money but much less hassle than it would take his customers to do the running around personally. His 5-year-old company, Anthony's Mobile Dry Cleaning, has grown steadily over the years, and Compofelice is hoping to expand further in Columbia this year.
SPORTS
By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | November 12, 2001
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Ravens' Monday Night Football debut will mark the final act of their fiercest divisional rivalry. After the likely Dennis Miller rant about how he hasn't encountered so much bad blood since the Hatfields and McCoys, the Ravens (5-3) will rumble with the Tennessee Titans (3-4) at 9 tonight, likely for the last time as AFC Central foes. Next year's league-wide realignment will split up this bitter feud, which has been spiced by images of two-by-fours, banshees, spears and a stadium foreclosure.
SPORTS
By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | January 12, 1993
The NBA's 1992 rookie crop has been justly hailed as one of the best freshman classes in league history, with special praise reserved for Shaquille O'Neal, Alonzo Mourning, Christian Laettner, Tom Gugliotta, Walt Williams, Clarence Weatherspoon and LaPhonso Ellis, who are all posting impressive statistics.But pro talent scouts already are assessing the top candidates for June's draft, and their early reports have been dour at best.If the 1993 draft, in fact, were restricted to seniors, it would be almost bereft of high-profile players except Indiana forward Calbert Cheaney and Tennessee shooting guard Allan Houston, both certified lottery picks.
NEWS
By JEAN MARBELLA | March 9, 2007
With e-mails, more get caught by a click In space, the saying goes, no one can hear you scream. But e-mail your orbiting boyfriend, threatening to rip his clothes off as soon as he re-enters Earth's atmosphere? Oh, you bet that'll be heard throughout the galaxy. Inevitably, e-mails have surfaced in the astronaut love triangle case: Specifically, some rather breathless ones - "*pant, pant,*" "*gasp, gasp*" and even "*MUAH*" figures into the lusty lexicon employed by these particularly long-distance lovers, Air Force Capt.
NEWS
By Laura Vozzella and Laura Vozzella,SUN STAFF | June 18, 2001
A few tips for the civic boosters trying to reel in the prized All-America City Award for their communities this week: Play up that deserted downtown. If you hail from a Ku Klux Klan hotbed, let the judges know all about that, too. Double-digit unemployment? Dismal dropout rate? Marauding drug gang? If you've got it, flaunt it. The prestigious National Civic League award for which Howard County, Ocean City and 28 other finalists are competing in Atlanta is often mistaken for yet another "Top 10 Places to Live" ranking.
FEATURES
By SARAH PEKKANEN and SARAH PEKKANEN,SUN STAFF | January 19, 1999
Inside a small, elegant office a short drive south from Capitol Hill the employees are working overtime. They monitor CNN, C-SPAN and NPR. They tap into the Internet, tracing each twist and turn of the White House scandal. They pore over newspapers and Newsweek.In other words, these 30-and-40-year-olds spend their days much like the Hill staffers whose jobs it is to frantically follow the impeachment trial.Their nights, however, are another story.Then, they don costumes -- a black beret, say, or a Paula Jones-style plastic nose (before the surgery)
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