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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman and Michelle Deal-Zimmerman,Sun Reporter | June 1, 2008
YOU'VE HEARD about the $15 fee that American Airlines begins charging later this month for your first checked bag and you're determined to avoid paying. Instead, you'll just cram so much into your carry-on luggage that the airline will wish it never dared you to bring it on. Stop. Take deep breaths. Now let's start again. Isn't this a great opportunity to lighten your load? To travel as freely as you've always wanted? Even if American ends up doing away with the new fees because other carriers are too smart to follow their lead, this could be the moment you've been waiting for to get rid of some excess baggage.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | December 23, 2013
Rose, the world's scariest stage mother, is at it again - pushing her supposedly never-aging offspring into any spotlight to perform pathetic song-and-dance numbers she concocts; scrimping and conniving to hold the act together from town to under-appreciative town; and, of course, hurling that immortal exhortation, “Sing out, Louise.” If you have never encountered the schlock and awe of Momma Rose, the central force of the classic Broadway musical...
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By Michael Ollove and Michael Ollove,SUN STAFF | August 30, 1997
Alicia Silverstone may not be old enough to sip a beer legally, but that doesn't mean she can't be a Hollywood producer. That's what comes from becoming an international movie star at around the same time you qualify for a driver's license. Big-time studios are willing to hurl money at you to make sure you stay happy and keep appearing in their movies.So, good for Alicia.And bad for us.Bad for us because "Excess Baggage," the maiden ship for Silverstone's First Kiss Productions, is full of leaks.
NEWS
June 9, 2013
I am one of those "excessed" teachers Yonni Raich wrote about in his recent commentary on Baltimore County teacher transfers ("Teacher transfers hurt Balto. Co.," June 4). Mr. Raich makes a compelling argument about the impact of teacher transfers on schools. First, the term "excess" has a distinctly negative connotation. No one wants to be told that the institution for which he or she has dedicated years now considers him or her excess baggage to be eliminated. I worked at Loch Raven High School for 17 years and initiated several school-wide programs, one of which helped garner an award for character education.
TRAVEL
By New York Times News Service | September 17, 2006
My wife and I fly each year with our cat to the South of France from Florida. Delta and Air France let us take the cat in the cabin. American, however, requires that it stay in the cargo bay for the trans-Atlantic leg. Airlines have different requirements about transporting pets. Air France (airfrance.com) and its code-share partner Delta (delta.com) allow cats and dogs up to about 11 pounds to travel in the cabin. Larger animals are consigned to the hold. American Airlines (aa.com) does not accept carry-on pets on Hawaii flights, trans-Atlantic or trans-Pacific flights or Central and South America flights.
NEWS
By CAROL KLEIMAN and CAROL KLEIMAN,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | December 28, 2005
I've always held fairly high positions, but in my new job I feel like a beginner. I have more work than two people can handle, and my manager wrote me up for the first time in my career. Even though I always help others, I'm told I'm a slacker. I work 55 hours a week and get dirty looks when I leave. I feel I'm being targeted. What can I do until I find another job? Write down your version of what happened and have it included in your personnel file. Quietly start to look for another job while continuing to work hard.
FEATURES
By SUN STAFF | July 13, 2001
Chaja is struggling with plenty of excess baggage - and that doesn't even include the missing suitcases that her father buried at the height of World War II, suitcases that contain her family's fortune. Director Jeroen Krabbe's Left Luggage is about Chaja's struggles to remain true to a faith that seems to have little to do with her life as a philosophy student in the early 1970s, the era of free love and free thinking. The film is a thoughtful, but by no means somber, look at an issue that might strike a particular chord with Jews.
NEWS
June 9, 2013
I am one of those "excessed" teachers Yonni Raich wrote about in his recent commentary on Baltimore County teacher transfers ("Teacher transfers hurt Balto. Co.," June 4). Mr. Raich makes a compelling argument about the impact of teacher transfers on schools. First, the term "excess" has a distinctly negative connotation. No one wants to be told that the institution for which he or she has dedicated years now considers him or her excess baggage to be eliminated. I worked at Loch Raven High School for 17 years and initiated several school-wide programs, one of which helped garner an award for character education.
NEWS
December 10, 1990
CoplandEditor: Aaron Copland and George Gershwin were each born in Brooklyn about the same time and had the same music teacher.Copland laid the foundation for his long career by studying in Paris with the famous teacher, Nadia Boulanger. He felt he had to appeal to a larger audience by using folk song material in the brilliant orchestral suite of ''El Salon Mexico'' in 1936, and cowboy songs in ''Billy the Kid'' and ''Rodeo'' ballets.The two cowboy ballets will always be remembered for rekindling American interest in ballet from early in the century to the halcyon days of the Anna Pavlova tours.
BUSINESS
By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,SUN STAFF | January 30, 2005
AS ARMY soldier Richard Morris prepared to board a flight at Baltimore-Washington International Airport last fall for his first mission, his mother bid him farewell in the airport lobby with a swelling pride in her heart - and a slight hole in her wallet. Linda Dawson had just charged $160 worth of fees for excess baggage on her credit card so her son could get all his gear to Fort Campbell in Kentucky, his first stop before eventual deployment in Iraq. "I thought it was outrageous, but what was I going to let him do, go to camp without his boots?"
TRAVEL
By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman and Michelle Deal-Zimmerman,Sun Reporter | June 1, 2008
YOU'VE HEARD about the $15 fee that American Airlines begins charging later this month for your first checked bag and you're determined to avoid paying. Instead, you'll just cram so much into your carry-on luggage that the airline will wish it never dared you to bring it on. Stop. Take deep breaths. Now let's start again. Isn't this a great opportunity to lighten your load? To travel as freely as you've always wanted? Even if American ends up doing away with the new fees because other carriers are too smart to follow their lead, this could be the moment you've been waiting for to get rid of some excess baggage.
TRAVEL
By New York Times News Service | September 17, 2006
My wife and I fly each year with our cat to the South of France from Florida. Delta and Air France let us take the cat in the cabin. American, however, requires that it stay in the cargo bay for the trans-Atlantic leg. Airlines have different requirements about transporting pets. Air France (airfrance.com) and its code-share partner Delta (delta.com) allow cats and dogs up to about 11 pounds to travel in the cabin. Larger animals are consigned to the hold. American Airlines (aa.com) does not accept carry-on pets on Hawaii flights, trans-Atlantic or trans-Pacific flights or Central and South America flights.
NEWS
By CAROL KLEIMAN and CAROL KLEIMAN,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | December 28, 2005
I've always held fairly high positions, but in my new job I feel like a beginner. I have more work than two people can handle, and my manager wrote me up for the first time in my career. Even though I always help others, I'm told I'm a slacker. I work 55 hours a week and get dirty looks when I leave. I feel I'm being targeted. What can I do until I find another job? Write down your version of what happened and have it included in your personnel file. Quietly start to look for another job while continuing to work hard.
BUSINESS
By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,SUN STAFF | January 30, 2005
AS ARMY soldier Richard Morris prepared to board a flight at Baltimore-Washington International Airport last fall for his first mission, his mother bid him farewell in the airport lobby with a swelling pride in her heart - and a slight hole in her wallet. Linda Dawson had just charged $160 worth of fees for excess baggage on her credit card so her son could get all his gear to Fort Campbell in Kentucky, his first stop before eventual deployment in Iraq. "I thought it was outrageous, but what was I going to let him do, go to camp without his boots?"
SPORTS
By Christian Ewell and Christian Ewell,SUN STAFF | March 14, 2002
DAYTON, Ohio - Excess baggage is in the past for Siena, which faces Maryland tomorrow at MCI Center in the first round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. The Saints (17-18), the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference representatives who reached their current station by beating Alcorn State in a Tuesday night play-in game, no longer labor under anxiety about roles, trust or expectations. During a five-game run that salvaged a previously disappointing season, fun has been the thing for the Loudonville, N.Y.-based team representing a Jesuit school of 2,700 students.
FEATURES
By SUN STAFF | July 13, 2001
Chaja is struggling with plenty of excess baggage - and that doesn't even include the missing suitcases that her father buried at the height of World War II, suitcases that contain her family's fortune. Director Jeroen Krabbe's Left Luggage is about Chaja's struggles to remain true to a faith that seems to have little to do with her life as a philosophy student in the early 1970s, the era of free love and free thinking. The film is a thoughtful, but by no means somber, look at an issue that might strike a particular chord with Jews.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | December 23, 2013
Rose, the world's scariest stage mother, is at it again - pushing her supposedly never-aging offspring into any spotlight to perform pathetic song-and-dance numbers she concocts; scrimping and conniving to hold the act together from town to under-appreciative town; and, of course, hurling that immortal exhortation, “Sing out, Louise.” If you have never encountered the schlock and awe of Momma Rose, the central force of the classic Broadway musical...
SPORTS
By Christian Ewell and Christian Ewell,SUN STAFF | March 14, 2002
DAYTON, Ohio - Excess baggage is in the past for Siena, which faces Maryland tomorrow at MCI Center in the first round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. The Saints (17-18), the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference representatives who reached their current station by beating Alcorn State in a Tuesday night play-in game, no longer labor under anxiety about roles, trust or expectations. During a five-game run that salvaged a previously disappointing season, fun has been the thing for the Loudonville, N.Y.-based team representing a Jesuit school of 2,700 students.
FEATURES
By Michael Ollove and Michael Ollove,SUN STAFF | August 30, 1997
Alicia Silverstone may not be old enough to sip a beer legally, but that doesn't mean she can't be a Hollywood producer. That's what comes from becoming an international movie star at around the same time you qualify for a driver's license. Big-time studios are willing to hurl money at you to make sure you stay happy and keep appearing in their movies.So, good for Alicia.And bad for us.Bad for us because "Excess Baggage," the maiden ship for Silverstone's First Kiss Productions, is full of leaks.
SPORTS
By RAY FRAGER | November 6, 1992
In Karvellas, new-look Bullets get old friendWhen you call the Washington Bullets offices -- as I'm sure most of you do several times a week, if for no other reason than to check on whether Charles Jones' book on shooting is out yet -- the phone is answered this way: "Washington Bullets, you gotta love this game."At least, I think that's what I heard. Maybe the person on the other end of the phone just was mumbling as he sang along to "In A-Gadda-Da-Vida."In any case, Jim Karvellas seems ready to love these games.
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