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By Meekah Hopkins | February 7, 2012
With cocktails named African Nectar, Mayan Chocolate and The Crotchless (yes, really), hip Harbor East spot Vino Rosina wants you to know it's more than "just a wine bar. " In fact, general manager Joshua Barbour has set his sights much higher: "We've kicked [the drink menu] up a notch this year. We're rotating in homemade, seasonal vodka infusions that use fresh fruits and herbs. And customers can now taste any four infusion martinis together as a flight, for $12. " Decisions, decisions.
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Susan Reimer | December 3, 2012
I was giving a speech once to a group of career women who had decided to be stay-at-home moms, and I was waiting to be introduced when I overheard an animated conversation between two of them. "So, the doctor said she could have a serving of grapes, but he didn't tell me how many grapes were in a serving. Is it, like, three or six? And what is the number if you cut the grapes in half so she doesn't choke? Do you count each half or each whole? "I mean, really. How many grapes are supposed to be in a serving?
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May 17, 2009
On May 10, 2009 FLORENCE "DUCHESS", mother of Sherman Payne-El and Carrlinn Rivers. Viewing Sunday 12 noon to 6 P.M. at Phillips Funeral Home, P.A., 1721-27 North Monroe Street at Westwood Avenue. Wake and funeral Monday 10:30 to 11 A.M. at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church, 2651West North Avenue. Interment Baltimore National Cemetery.
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By Meekah Hopkins | February 7, 2012
With cocktails named African Nectar, Mayan Chocolate and The Crotchless (yes, really), hip Harbor East spot Vino Rosina wants you to know it's more than "just a wine bar. " In fact, general manager Joshua Barbour has set his sights much higher: "We've kicked [the drink menu] up a notch this year. We're rotating in homemade, seasonal vodka infusions that use fresh fruits and herbs. And customers can now taste any four infusion martinis together as a flight, for $12. " Decisions, decisions.
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By Gilbert Sandler | September 26, 1995
Describing in the New York Times his recent visit to Baltimore, travel writer John Ash noted: ''We also pass close to the former home of Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor, whom Baltimoreans regard with undisguised affection. The thought of a Baltimore girl who not only netted a king, but also got him to give up his throne for her, and became a duchess in the bargain, still makes them glow with civic pride.''In truth, there hasn't been anybody in Baltimore glowing with civic pride about the Duchess of Windsor in 50 years.
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By CHRIS KALTENBACH | December 23, 2008
[Paramount Home Video] Starring Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes Directed by Saul Dibb. $29.98, Blu-ray $39.99. ** dvds The Duchess, in stores Saturday, may be lovely to look at, but even Keira Knightley's best efforts can't shake up this curiously inert film, the tale of an 18th-century British lass who married into the aristocracy, only to find the marriage doomed her to a life of little more than servitude to her vain, pompous husband. Knightley, corseted and wigged beyond any reasonable measure, is Georgiana Spencer, who starts off thrilled that she is to be betrothed to the esteemed Duke of Devonshire.
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By Kaye Northcott and Kaye Northcott,Fort Worth Star-Telegram | March 19, 1992
Austin, Texas -- Texan Steve Wyatt, whom London tabloids have linked to the predicted royal breakup of Prince Andrew and the Duchess of York, is one of the least known members of a prominent Houston family.His adoptive father, Oscar Wyatt Jr., chairman of Coastal Corp., a natural gas supplier, was described in a Texas Monthly cover story last year as "meaner than a junkyard dog."His mother, Lynn Sakowitz Wyatt, is a Houston jetsetter whose family has been in a Houston probate court for years feuding over the remains of their department store fortune.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 2011
At a time when much of the English-speaking world is fixated on the royal wedding, it's worth pointing out that if it weren't for the original Baltimore bad girl, Wallis Warfield Simpson, Friday's nuptials might not be taking place. Without her, there might be no reason to obsess about Kate Middleton's dress. There'd be no gossip about the guest list. (Fergie and Simon Cowell were both royally snubbed.) There'd be no "sweet William" soaps or official royal wedding rose petal jelly for tourists in London to snap up. "If Wallis Simpson had never been born, King Edward VIII might not have abdicated the throne," says Hugo Vickers, the British-born author and royal expert who will be providing commentary about the wedding for the Associated Press Television News.
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By Lesa Jansen and Lesa Jansen,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 20, 2002
THE MEMBERS OF one Mount Airy family are on a mission. The Clarke family has operated a rescue and sanctuary for severely abused and neglected animals for eight years. It's an effort that started with one ailing dog. When Donna Clarke and her family were looking for a pet, they decided they wanted to provide a good home to an animal that desperately needed one. They put out the word, and heard about Duchess, a female Great Dane that had been bought by its previous owner specifically to breed, and spent most of her day in a tiny crate in a dark basement.
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By Jean Marbella and Jean Marbella,Sun Staff Correspondent | December 8, 1994
Washington -- Separated from her husband, raising two young daughters and now evicted from her rented digs -- what's a duchess to do?"So, I'm on my own. So, that's great. I'm all right, Jack," the Duchess of York said sportingly enough yesterday.Phew! One less worry -- now we can get back to fretting about poor Diana.The once and current Sarah Ferguson is still the merriest wife of Windsor. Oh, sure, she's no longer on the royal payroll, having separated from Prince Andrew some two years ago. And, yes, her landlord has given her one month to leave her rented, six-bedroom, $1.4 million house near Windsor Castle, where, in one of the most egregious cases of the rich getting richer, oil recently has been discovered.
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By John McIntyre, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2011
Each week, The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar - another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word: GRACILE Wallis Warfield Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor, supposedly said some version of "A woman can't be too rich or too thin," a motto for anorexics and bony women everywhere. So the goal is to be wealthy and gracile. Gracile (pronounced GRASS-il) means "slim" or "slender.
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2011
Each week The Sun’s John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar — another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week’s word: GRACILE Wallis Warfield Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor, supposedly said some version of “A woman can’t be too rich or too thin,” a motto for anorexics and bony women everywhere. So the goal is to be wealthy and gracile. Gracile (pronounced GRASS-il) means “slim” or “slender.” It derives from the Latin gracilis, “scanty.” By association with the similar word grace, which comes from a completely different Latin root, gratia, it is sometimes understood to mean gracefully slender or even graceful.
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May 30, 2011
Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar — another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word: GRACILE Wallis Warfield Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor, supposedly said some version of "A woman can't be too rich or too thin," a motto for anorexics and bony women everywhere. So the goal is to be wealthy and gracile. Gracile (pronounced GRASS-il)
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 2011
At a time when much of the English-speaking world is fixated on the royal wedding, it's worth pointing out that if it weren't for the original Baltimore bad girl, Wallis Warfield Simpson, Friday's nuptials might not be taking place. Without her, there might be no reason to obsess about Kate Middleton's dress. There'd be no gossip about the guest list. (Fergie and Simon Cowell were both royally snubbed.) There'd be no "sweet William" soaps or official royal wedding rose petal jelly for tourists in London to snap up. "If Wallis Simpson had never been born, King Edward VIII might not have abdicated the throne," says Hugo Vickers, the British-born author and royal expert who will be providing commentary about the wedding for the Associated Press Television News.
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By Michael Sragow, The Baltimore Sun | March 4, 2011
Joan Erbe, at 84, still wields a mean piece of graphite. Inspired by the art hanging in a sunny space at the Edward A. Myerberg Senior Center in a Northwest Baltimore neighborhood, she casually sketches an odd, square, quizzical little face on a corner of white table paper. She limits herself to drawing these days because she longer feels strong enough to push her arm across a canvas. But the spark is still there. She shows off her gnarled hands. "I used to think when my hand went, the art would go too," she says.
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By Michael Sragow, The Baltimore Sun | December 22, 2010
Screenwriter David Seidler knew he was treading a royal-blue carpet studded with land mines when he tackled "The King's Speech. " But nothing would deter him from telling that rarity - an inspirational story that actually is inspirational. Seidler, born in Britain and brought to the United States as a boy during World War II, revered King George VI ( Colin Firth) as a steadfast monarch and a personal hero. George VI conquered a merciless stammer: the same obstacle that afflicted Seidler in his youth.
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November 22, 2010
Each week, The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar — another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. Use it in a sentence in a comment on his blog, You Don't say, and the best sentence will be featured next week. This week's word: milquetoast In the 1920s, H.T. Webster created a cartoon character named Caspar Milquetoast, a timid person, easily imposed on. The surname is an altered spelling of milk toast , a traditional bland food for convalescents and invalids, suggesting his inoffensiveness and lack of substance.
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May 17, 2009
On May 10, 2009 FLORENCE "DUCHESS", mother of Sherman Payne-El and Carrlinn Rivers. Viewing Sunday 12 noon to 6 P.M. at Phillips Funeral Home, P.A., 1721-27 North Monroe Street at Westwood Avenue. Wake and funeral Monday 10:30 to 11 A.M. at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church, 2651West North Avenue. Interment Baltimore National Cemetery.
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