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By ANDREI CODRESCU | August 3, 1992
New Orleans. -- I don't know what dogs do elsewhere in the dog days of summer, but here they just lie down and melt in furry puddles that bite when you step on them. Even police dogs are out of commission right now, so the police are training pigs to do dogs' jobs. A narcotics-sniffing Vietnamese pot-bellied pig named Tootsie and her porcine partner, Baby Doll, were introduced by the New Orleans police to the press.At approximately the same time, a police surveillance team sans pig swooped down on two lovers smooching over a parking meter.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2014
It may be the dog days of summer, but Baltimore didn't break out of the 70s this weekend, continuing a trend that has this month on pace to be the third-coolest August here on record. Highs were as much as 10 degrees below normal this weekend at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, the point of record for Baltimore. Saturday, temperatures reached only 72 degrees, the coolest day there since June 21. Temperatures have been consistently below normal all month -- the daily average temperature at BWI rose above normal on only one day so far this August, on Thursday, with a high of 87 degrees and a low of 64 degrees translating to an average 1 degree above normal.
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By Patti Restivo | September 26, 2013
McCullough Field went to the dogs Sunday, Sept. 22 as more than 30 of man's best friends and their families gathered for the fifth annual Dog Days of Summer show, sponsored by Laurel Parks and Recreation. At this year's competition, the Senior Dog, Best Puppy and Best Pair of Dogs categories were replaced with Best Large Dog, Best Medium Dog and Best Small Dog. Volunteer judges — Eileen Collins of the Citizens Advisory Committee and Laurel City Council members Michael Leszcz and Donna Crary — awarded prize ribbons in eight categories for first, second and third place and honorable mention.
NEWS
May 6, 2014
In response to former Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold's letter ( "Leopold: June primary a self-serving move by Democrats," May 2), I am sure Mr. Leopold remembers from his days as a legislator that one of the most important responsibilities of a lawmaker is to ensure that state law complies with, and does not conflict with, federal law. As he is also aware, the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act required states to move their...
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By Benn Ray, benn@atomicbooks.com | July 13, 2013
"Dog days of summer. " "Summer doldrums. " I really don't know what these phrases mean. And they surely don't apply to Hampden. Here's what I mean ... On Sunday, July 21, the Golden West Cafe, 1105 W. 36th St., will be showing the Sean Astin classic "Encino Man" on the back wall of its Long Bar. It's a late night happy hour, starting at 9PM, with the movie starting shortly thereafter. Then, on Tuesday, July 23, things get punky at the Golden West as Heavy Friends, Red Dons (from Portland)
NEWS
February 24, 1993
Shakespeare wrote of "the winter of our discontent," but what of our discontent with winter?The professional weather-watchers can tell us all they want about how we don't get the "big ones" anymore, or how this Baltimore winter has been warmer than the norm -- save for that recent Friday of record cold or the Sunday snowstorm that forgot to turn to rain. Or yesterday's frigid blast.Does that mean we're supposed to be enjoying the bleak, inky grayness that bleeds the color from the sky most days, especially most weekends?
FEATURES
By FRED RASMUSSEN | August 16, 1992
Please send old photos of people in trees, within the next two weeks, to Way Back When, Sun Magazine, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Md. 21278. You must include caption information and your daytime phone number. Also, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope if you'd like your photos returned.
NEWS
July 19, 1991
Troubles at the Maryland Penitentiary are as predictable as the arrival of summer's dog days. This year the hot weather came early, and so did the troubles. Fortunately, no one was killed and no officers were seriously injured this week when a group of armed inmates took two guards hostage and held them in a daylong standoff before surrendering peacefully on Wednesday.You don't have to look far to find the cause of these annual confrontations. The 180-year-old penitentiary is an antiquated, overcrowded facility originally designed to hold a maximum of 700 to 800 inmates.
SPORTS
By PETER BAKER | July 16, 1995
Last Thursday morning, as the sun was rising and the moon well toward set, rockfish from 15 to 22 inches and a scattering of smallish bluefish were breaking along the deep edge of a point off the western shore below the Bay Bridge.A handful of private boats had found the schools and fewer than a dozen anglers were casting beneath the gulls that swooped to feed on scraps of baitfish left by the feeding predators.And for a while, the fishing was fast. But as it happened, the tide was close to flood and within an hour the feeding fish had broken off.Soon afterward, the fishermen had dispersed, all before 8 a.m. -- and all before the heat came into the day.Mornings and evenings, when the tide is running and the heat of the day is relatively low, are the best times of summer for fishing Chesapeake Bay.Not only are the fish more likely to be more active when the day is dim, but fishermen can safely be more active, too.We have entered the dog days of summer, when high temperatures and high humidity can produce heat indexes that make outdoor activities arduous for many and dangerous for those with respiratory and heart problems.
NEWS
By Joan Mellen and Joan Mellen,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 11, 1996
The dog days of August spawn more than the usual thrillers, science fiction and fantasy. The richest trove of fiction waits for September and October. Among the many predictable too-small novels this month, avoid "The Other Family" (Random House, 207 pages $21) by Jacqueline Carey, a story with one more dysfunctional family motif.Yet if a publisher has signed up a quirky novel, one that defies all known fictional categories, why not publish it in August? For August is also a month for daring first novels, novels by the not-yet-known, small novels, linguistically experimental novels.
EXPLORE
October 7, 2013
The Luna's House Youth Rescue Program had an information table and a children's craft table set up for the 2d Annual Dog Days Afternoon on Sept. 21 at Luna's House in Edgewood. Pictured is youth rescue member Grace Patzer along with volunteer Wenke Porter and Lucy, one of the adoptable dogs looking for her forever home. Luna's House Animal Care and Education Center in Edgewood is a non-profit all animal rescue dedicated to bettering the lives of animals and their people.
NEWS
September 26, 2013
Ever see the Al Pacino movie, "Dog Day Afternoon?" Based on a true story, it's about a bank robbery that goes bad. When it becomes clear that the jig is up - that there's not much money to be had and they're surrounded by police - the list of demands gets truly outrageous, including a limousine to the airport and a jet to fly them out of the country. That appears to be exactly what's happening in the U.S. House of Representatives. Now that it's clear that they're getting nowhere by threatening a government shutdown on Oct. 1 unless Obamacare is defunded, Republicans are looking to shoot the proverbial moon.
NEWS
By Patti Restivo | September 26, 2013
McCullough Field went to the dogs Sunday, Sept. 22 as more than 30 of man's best friends and their families gathered for the fifth annual Dog Days of Summer show, sponsored by Laurel Parks and Recreation. At this year's competition, the Senior Dog, Best Puppy and Best Pair of Dogs categories were replaced with Best Large Dog, Best Medium Dog and Best Small Dog. Volunteer judges — Eileen Collins of the Citizens Advisory Committee and Laurel City Council members Michael Leszcz and Donna Crary — awarded prize ribbons in eight categories for first, second and third place and honorable mention.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2013
A fall-like drop in humidity is forecast to arrive Wednesday and last into the weekend. Dew points are forecast to drop into the 50s -- and even the 40s, possibly, on Wednesday -- for that stretch. Those levels are more common for September or October. The dew point is a measurement of the temperature at which moisture in the air would condense into liquid on surfaces like grass or windshields. And in the dog days of summer in Baltimore, it's more common to be around the mid-60s, where humidity starts to feel uncomfortable, or even above 70 degrees, when it feels oppressive.
FEATURES
August 8, 2013
August can seem to languish, but the dog days are really long for homeless pets who've been laying around shelters for a long time. To help those pooches find their forever homes, the Maryland SPCA has reduced or waived adoption fees for its long-timers. Dogs can become long-timers for a number of reasons: they're shy or overly exuberant when meeting new people (which can be a symptom of waiting a long time to meet their lifetime loves), they're not as cute as puppies, they're not more popular breeds, or there are just too many homeless dogs competing with them for the attention of shelter visitors.
NEWS
By Benn Ray, benn@atomicbooks.com | July 13, 2013
"Dog days of summer. " "Summer doldrums. " I really don't know what these phrases mean. And they surely don't apply to Hampden. Here's what I mean ... On Sunday, July 21, the Golden West Cafe, 1105 W. 36th St., will be showing the Sean Astin classic "Encino Man" on the back wall of its Long Bar. It's a late night happy hour, starting at 9PM, with the movie starting shortly thereafter. Then, on Tuesday, July 23, things get punky at the Golden West as Heavy Friends, Red Dons (from Portland)
SPORTS
By CANDUS THOMSON | October 1, 2000
By his own admission, Joel Vance has an incurable disease: quail hunting. But if you read his new book, "Tails I Lose," you realize he has another affliction as well. The former regional editor of Field and Stream loves his bird dogs. As one chapter proclaims, he's "knee deep in Brittanies." That's understating the background of a man who has owned both American and French varieties of the dog, raised six litters of pups and now has seven dogs at home. "They won't do you wrong," Vance says as we chat on the phone.
SPORTS
Kevin Cowherd | July 7, 2013
That sigh of relief you heard a little after 4 on Sunday afternoon came from Orioles Nation - yes, there is one again - which had been watching the drama unfolding up in the Bronx with a mixture of dread and resignation. I don't even want to think about what it would have been like in this town today if the O's had been swept by the New York Yankees over the weekend. The moaning, the wailing, the gnashing of teeth - and that would have just been in the MASN booth. Instead, the Orioles pulled out a 2-1 win on Adam Jones' two-run shot in the ninth inning off the great Mariano Rivera, putting a little bounce in their step as they begin a seven-game home-stand before the All-Star break.
FEATURES
By Kim Fernandez,
For The Baltimore Sun
| April 25, 2013
The Columbia Association invites you and your dog to Dog Day Afternoon at Hopewell Park this Saturday, April 27, for a day of music, raffles, demonstrations and seminars, and the chance to meet local business owners who focus on the health, happiness and well-being of pets. While you're making the rounds, your dog can make new friends! Plenty of doggy fun has been planned, including contests, off-leash play and treats -- lots of treats. Events include an Ask the Trainer session, biscuit eating and tail-wagging contests, a dog fashion show, and a best-kisser competition.
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