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By Cathy Drinkwater Better | April 15, 2014
"This is crazy!" declared Doug as he turned in a circle to consider his surroundings. "I'm nominating you for an episode of 'Hoarders'!" We were in my walk-in closet, and Doug's facial expression was part amazement, part horror, and part acid indigestion. Usually, I do a closet clean-out by myself. I'd rather chew tinfoil than let somebody into the bottomless pit of wretchedness and despair that is the place where my sweat pants go to die. Unfortunately, I'm not very good at it. No matter how many trips I make to the donation center, somehow I never manage to liberate even two hangers worth of wardrobe space.
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SPORTS
September 12, 1999
BaseballBrewers: Activated P Steve Woodard from 15-day DL.Yankees: Recalled IF D'Angelo Jimenez, IF Alfonso Soriano, P Ed Yarnall and P Mike Buddie from Triple-A Columbus.CollegeAustin Peay: Named Doug Peterson assistant golf coach.FootballChargers: Released RB Tremayne Stephens.HockeyIslanders: Sent LW Scott Pearson and Daniel Lacroix to IHL Chicago. Sent RW Bret Meyers to AHL Lowell. Sent RW Radek Matejovsky to Duklajihlva of the Czech League. Sent D Johan Halverson to HV7 of the Swedish League.
NEWS
August 17, 2005
On Sunday, August 14, 2005 DOUGLAS PAUL BEST. Doug was a 911 Fire and Rescue Dispatcher for Baltimore County since 1997. This month, he celebrated his 10 year Anniversary serving as a Lieutenant and Assistant Secretary for the Lutherville Volunteer Fire Company. The Cockeysville resident was 35. Doug was the loving son of Judith C. (nee Good) Best and Conrad C. Best; brother of Michelle Pfeifer and Daivd Best; uncle of Luke, Samuel and Daniel; adopted brother of Ngo Tran. Friends may call at the family owned Peaceful Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Center, P.A. 2325 York Road, Timonium on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. where a funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 18 beginning at 10:30 A.M. Interment to follow in Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.
SPORTS
March 18, 2001
Baseball Blue Jays: Released former Orioles OF Trinidad Hubbard. Rockies: Agreed to minor-league contract with P Sean Bergman. Royals: Optioned P Dan Murray and C Paul Phillips to Triple-A Omaha and P Jeremy Affeldt to Double-A Wichita. Assigned P Doug Bochtler, P Jared Camp, P Jason Rakers, P Mike MacDougal, P Chris George, IF Craig Wilson and OF Aaron Guiel to minor-league camp.
NEWS
January 9, 2002
"My favorite book is The Hungry Fox and the Foxy Duck by Kathleen Leverich. I like the duck and the fox because the fox wants to eat the duck, but the duck already knows about it. The duck lies to the fox because she does not want to be French toast. This is a good book. I really liked it." -- Sora Rivka Goliger Norbel Elementary "My favorite book is Doug Cheats by Linda Garvey, Danny Campbell and Kimberly Campbell. I like this book because Doug has a big history test coming and every time he starts studying he has to do something or he falls asleep.
FEATURES
By KEVIN COWHERD and KEVIN COWHERD,SUN COLUMNIST | February 13, 1999
PSSST. Hey, Susan. Wanna know what Valentine's Day is all about for men?I'll tell you what it's all about: pressure.As the big day approaches, a man gets this jittery feeling in his gut, like he did before the SATs back in high school.And all these thoughts start racing through his mind.Did I get her the right gift?Is it enough?Is it sexy?Is it too sexy?What about the card? Does it say what I want to say?What do I want to say?Men go nuts trying to figure this stuff out, Susan.Honest. You may think all we do this time of year is lay on the couch with the remote and a bowl of Doritos watching David Duvall in theBuick Invitational.
NEWS
By Deidre Nerreau McCabe and Deidre Nerreau McCabe,Sun Staff Writer | August 7, 1994
Samala Mason and Douglas "Squirt" Blake might seem a classic case of young people headed for poverty.Sam, 18, unmarried and pregnant, product of a broken home, lived with her mother and sister in Freetown Village, a public housing complex in Anne Arundel County. Doug, 21, a high school dropout, unskilled and unemployed, lived with various relatives.They wanted to get married but delayed their plans so Sam would qualify for Aid to Families with Dependent Children and medical benefits. It seemed the only option.
NEWS
By DAN RODRICKS | April 30, 2006
St. Francis of Assisi embraced the leper. Doug the Mechanic, who received the Franciscan spirit as a student at Archbishop Curley High School in Baltimore, tried to embrace the felon, but now he says he's done. "Never again," he declared the other day. "It's a lost cause." Doug the Mechanic asked not to be identified in this column. He prefers that customers of his repair shop in Harford County not know that he's had an ex-offender working on their cars. Having an open mind about hiring people with criminal records is not something businesses generally want to advertise.
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By Lucinda Michele Knapp and Lucinda Michele Knapp,Los Angeles Times | October 22, 2006
Farewell Summer Ray Bradbury William Morrow / 224 pages / $24.95 "Is death being on a ship sailing and all your folks left back on the shore?" asks 13-year-old Doug of his grandfather in Ray Bradbury's latest, Farewell Summer. "That's about it, Doug," replies the grandfather - and in Doug's head "the storm began." It's the storm of adolescence, the turmoil of loss, and it hangs low over Farewell Summer, Bradbury's long-delayed follow-up to his 1957 semi-autobiographical Dandelion Wine, which featured a 12-year-old Douglas Spaulding in a handful of short stories that read like miniatures of intricate clockwork, each perfectly machined and chiming with the cogs and gears of idiosyncratic characters, building into a contraption that was as much a time machine as the mysterious creation that lived in the garage of a town denizen.
NEWS
By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,Sun Staff Writer | January 17, 1995
By now, Samala and Douglas Blake should have moved into their own apartment, finished their education and been well on their way to a better life.But life has not been easy for the young Annapolis couple, the first people to sign up for an innovative Anne Arundel County program designed to keep families together and off welfare.They are still living with Doug's father, have not completed their course work and may need another six months before they can stand on their own financial feet.Original plans were for them to spend six months on the county's Community-Directed Assistance Program (C-DAP)
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