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By MICHAEL OLESKER | September 30, 1990
At the bar of his Bay Cafe in Canton, Tom ''Goose'' Kaiser is talking about a road trip to Philadelphia with a twinkle in his eyes and his tongue firmly embedded in one cheek.''We talked it over with Bob Irsay,'' he says.''Irsay?'' I ask. ''The hated Irsay?''''The dummy,'' Goose declares.''Exactly,'' I say. ''Irsay the dummy, who owns the Colts.''''No,'' says Goose, ''the other Irsay dummy. The smarter one.''In other words, The Dummy. The real dummy. The life-size, legendary Bob Irsay doll that Evening Sun free-lance cartoonist Mike Ricigliano created after Irsay the ingrate sneaked the football Colts out of Baltimore that snowy March night nearly six years ago.''The Irsay dummy?
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | November 20, 2012
As state officials unveiled a giant statue of a crash test dummy at its new home in Glen Burnie Tuesday, they deemed it "destined to be a regional landmark. " But towering at five times larger than life and weighing 2 tons, the bright-yellow tribute to safety drew fears it would become a regional source of rubbernecking. "We had a tremendous amount of thought about that," said John Kuo, administrator for the state Motor Vehicle Administration, whose headquarters became the dummy's final resting place.
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By Ken Murray | September 28, 1990
The Bob Irsay dummy is back. He's got a new suit and new shoes. He's got that same thick smile and those same rosy-red cheeks. His pockets are stuffed with play money. Just like you remember him, right?The Bob Irsay dummy will be in a 134-person, three-bus caravan that makes the drive from Baltimore to Philadelphia Sunday. And he'll have a $30 seat in Veterans Stadium when the Eagles try to keep the Indianapolis Colts winless.For the second time since the Colts moved to Indianapolis, they'll play at the Vet. For the second time since they moved, a Baltimore contingent will be on hand to . . . well, root for the Eagles.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Beth Aaltonen | April 19, 2012
It's night 23, back at camp after Tribal Council, and things are a little awkward. Troyzan has figured out that he doesn't have an alliance, and that it's way too late to do anything about it. While Troy and the women bicker, we see Leif sitting there silently. I hope that Troy causes such a fuss that the women forget about Leif and that he lasts a few more episodes. I think he's got a good chance of winning some immunity challenges, because he never gives up. About this time every season I try to pick out those that I like who might actually have a chance of winning.
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By Gregory Kane | July 23, 2005
HAVE YOU heard about the new song going around Baltimore? It's called "Do the Dummy Up." Just think of these lyrics as being sung to the tune of the rap song "Lean Back" by Fat Joe and the Terror Squad. Except the singers in this case will be Baltimore officials. We officials are real hip. We just zip up our lips. And do the dummy up. Dummy up. Dummy up. Dummy up. Dummy up. What officials are dummying up about these days is the handcuffing of parking control agent Donna L. Evans.
BUSINESS
By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,SUN STAFF | June 1, 1998
BOONSBORO -- Nagarajan Rangarajan points to a mark on Thor's left shoulder and explains that it's a seat-belt rub burn."A lot of people get them in car crashes," he says.Thor -- and Rangarajan -- know a lot about car crashes. In the past few months, Thor has been involved in more crashes than most motorists will suffer in a lifetime. There will be many more.Thor is the next-generation auto crash-test dummy, and he's being developed by Gesac Inc., a small research and development company that specializes in safety programs in this small Washington County town.
FEATURES
By Martin Miller and Martin Miller,LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 2, 1998
LOS ANGELES - From his second-floor office on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, entrepreneur David Morgan has a dream.His dream is that someday whites and blacks, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, and the rest of God's children will take a foam baton in hand and beat the living daylights out of a 5-foot dummy.Another critical part of the dream is that they'll pay his new business, Anger Behind Closed Doors, for the privilege. For less than $10 a session, clients can enter one of two padded, sound-retaining "venting rooms," where they can scream, kick, punch and swing their way to better mental health, Morgan says.
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By Michael Ollove and Michael Ollove,SUN STAFF | June 28, 1996
If Dexter were a collie and not a dummy, the movie would be "Lassie Come Home."For just like Lassie, a long-lost Dexter did come home yesterday -- to a teary-eyed little boy who put his arm around him and then up his back.For nearly three weeks, Spencer Horsman, a 10-year-old ventriloquist, pined away for Dexter, his professional partner and prop, who had somehow been lost by the U.S. Postal Service. On June 6, Dexter had been boxed up and mailed from Venice, Calif., where he had been sent for refurbishing.
NEWS
October 7, 2005
Mariana Orellana, 6, of Columbia drags a dummy to safety. Nick Gambirasi, 6, protects his ears as friend Andrew Unkenholz, 6, cranks a horn on an antique firetruck. Haerin Paek, 9, of Ellicott City is backed up by Elkridge junior firefighter Alexis Wise, 12, while dousing controlled flames. The Fire and Police Expo was held Sunday.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 18, 2000
WASHINGTON - An effort by federal safety regulators to improve crash tests of new cars by using a dummy of a small woman has run into a roadblock in the Senate because of auto industry objections. Sen. Barbara Boxer, a California Democrat who is barely 5 feet tall - is trying to rescue the proposed new tests, which would be prohibited by a little-noticed provision in the Senate's Transportation Department funding bill. "I am concerned that this ... would prevent the public from learning how new cars would perform in crashes involving occupants of all sizes," Boxer said.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2010
Annapolis marketing executive Joel Machak relished the challenge thrown his way 25 years ago when he worked for a Chicago ad agency: Create a public service campaign to promote the use of seat belts. It was a daunting task. In 1985, fewer than one in five Americans wore seat belts, and many believed it would be safer in an accident to be thrown from a car. All of the TV spots on seat belt use at the time were somber, and some of them were terrifying. Moreover, Machak and a colleague thought, none of them worked.
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | July 29, 2010
Ota-what? Otakon is an annual celebration of Japanese and East Asian popular culture, with an emphasis on music, movies, and fashion. The three-day convention is entering its 17th year. It has been held in Baltimore since 1999. What is cosplay? Short for costume role-play, cosplay is when people dress up as a character from anime, comics, video games or other popular media, and act like the character. What is anime? Anime is an abbreviated pronunciation in Japanese of "animation.
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May 27, 2010
Maryland's State Department of Education is set to submit its application next week for the second round of the federal Race to the Top competition, which could bring $250 million in new education funding to the state. But the effort is being threatened by a self-defeating display of pique on the part of Montgomery County schools officials and teachers unions from several of Maryland's large jurisdictions, who are refusing to sign on to the application because they object to its provisions for tying teacher evaluations to student test scores.
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By Marie McCullough and Marie McCullough,McClatchy-Tribune | February 3, 2008
PHILADELPHIA -- While seat belts save lives, the straps can unintentionally maim and even kill young children in crashes. Now, researchers hope to develop safer restraints by using a better crash-test dummy - one that includes a simulated child abdomen. For more than a decade, it has been clear that the abdomen is the second most commonly injured body area in seat-belted youngsters, after the head. With the abdominal insert, safety engineers can at last measure precisely what happens to this vital region in the average 4-to-8-year-old.
SPORTS
By PETER SCHMUCK | January 5, 2007
No need to be embarrassed. You're probably not the only one in Baltimore who just figured out that the Ravens are in the playoffs and everybody at work is going to be talking about them and, well, it's going to be a little uncomfortable at the water cooler if you don't develop a rudimentary understanding of the NFL in relatively short order. Sure, you know that Johnny U. used to be a big deal around here and you've seen Brian Billick hanging around the quantum physics stacks at the library over at Johns Hopkins, but you wouldn't know a linebacker from the Wichita Lineman Glen Campbell used to sing about and you probably think the "Tuck Rule" is part of the NFL's dress code.
BUSINESS
By EILEEN AMBROSE and EILEEN AMBROSE,SUN COLUMNIST | August 1, 2006
You're an educated man, optimistic, higher income, knowledgeable about finances. And you're a good listener. Some might call you a good catch. Con artists would consider you a good mark. That's one of the findings of a recent study to find out why some older Americans fall victim to investment and lottery schemes while others don't. Researchers compared 150 randomly selected adults ages 45 and up with 165 fraud victims who lost from $1,000 to more than $1 million to false promises. The most surprising finding: Victims of investment schemes are no financial dummies.
NEWS
By Ed Brandt and Ed Brandt,Sun Staff Writer | March 27, 1995
Phyllis Rubin drives back and forth to work with a real dummy.Thor doesn't second-guess her driving, doesn't talk back, spill drinks on the seat or fall asleep and snore.In fact, he doesn't do anything but sit there unblinking, stuffed head and all, a silent guard against carjackers and other rogues who populate the streets.Thor is Safe-T-Man, a latex dummy marketed through the American Automobile Association and Sharper Image stores for up to $119, plus tax, shipping and handling. Legs are extra.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | February 15, 1997
A local boy and his dummy make it to the Grand Ole Opry tonight."U.S. Figure Skating Championships" (8 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Watch the men and women who duke it out to represent the United States. Tonight, it's the women's and pairs finals, live from Nashville, with Michelle Kwan aiming to duplicate last year's success and Jenni Meno and Todd Sand aiming for a fourth straight title. ABC."Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Will Sully's best friend fall for Dr. Quinn while her husband's away?
BUSINESS
By MIKE HIMOWITZ and MIKE HIMOWITZ,SUN COLUMNIST | May 4, 2006
It started out with DOS for Dummies - a modest volume whose title was based on the premise that the reader was an ignoramus who needed simple step-by-step instructions to navigate the notoriously cryptic Microsoft operating system. Little did anyone know that the little book would spawn an industry of books for dummies. It's impossible to say how many there are - Amazon.com listed about 800 when I checked last night, including eBay for Dummies and Depression for Dummies. Hard as it is to argue with this success, Chris Charuhas, a 39-year-old author, computer instructor and publisher from Frederick, believes there's a serious problem with virtually all of the technology-based books for dummies.
NEWS
October 7, 2005
Mariana Orellana, 6, of Columbia drags a dummy to safety. Nick Gambirasi, 6, protects his ears as friend Andrew Unkenholz, 6, cranks a horn on an antique firetruck. Haerin Paek, 9, of Ellicott City is backed up by Elkridge junior firefighter Alexis Wise, 12, while dousing controlled flames. The Fire and Police Expo was held Sunday.
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