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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,SUN STAFF | July 1, 2001
Q. Do sunscreen products lose their effectiveness over time? I have had some sunscreens in my golf bag, in the trunk of my car or in a locker for a couple of years and wonder if they can still protect my skin. A. Sunscreens can eventually lose effectiveness, so check the container for an expiration date. Don't worry about your sunscreen having been exposed to heat, though. Consumer Reports tested sunscreens to simulate leaving them in a hot car during the summer. They remained effective despite exposure to temperatures of 160 degrees for more than five hours a day for two months.
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2012
With time running out before the contract expires, the union representing 14,500 longshoremen on the East and Gulf coasts and the port employers' organization will meet Wednesday morning with a federal mediator to try to avert the first strike in 35 years. Talks on a master contract covering 14 ports, including Baltimore, broke off in late August with leaders of the International Longshoremen's Association and the U.S. Maritime Alliance accusing each other of bargaining in bad faith.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,King Features Syndicate | December 7, 2003
How long can you use a drug beyond its expiration date? I have a bottle of Tylenol that expired Nov. 1, 2003. Is it safe to use? Medications do not suddenly lose effectiveness or become toxic the day after they "expire." Those dates are frequently flexible, and manufacturers try to build in a safety factor beyond the actual expiration date. In many states pharmacists automatically put a one-year expiration date on prescription bottles, even if the actual medication has a shelf life of a few years.
BUSINESS
By Liz F. Kay | May 11, 2011
Part of the trouble of the many sites offering discount coupons for restaurants, spas and entertainment venues is the initial investment. With Restaurant.com, Groupon, LivingSocial and others, you've got to pay upfront for the voucher, then remember to redeem it by the expiration date, or any savings is lost. But this Consumer Website of the Week , the recently launched Citycents.com , offers its coupons for free, avoiding any of the regret that you might experience over getting caught up in the thrill and romance of a limited time offer or overestimating your desire for sandkayaking or cardio polka lessons.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 14, 2005
WASHINGTON - Congressional Republicans signaled yesterday that they are unwilling to rubber-stamp the administration's push to make permanent some controversial sections of the Patriot Act. The GOP lawmakers are considering at least some modifications on the authority of government agencies in charge of preventing future terror attacks. Sixteen provisions of the Patriot Act, passed hastily in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to expand the government's investigative powers, are set to expire at the end of the year.
NEWS
December 8, 1994
A Maryland Brief in yesterday's paper incorrectly reported the expiration date of Baltimore County School Superintendent Stuart Berger's contract. His contract expires in June 1996.The Sun regrets the error.
NEWS
September 29, 2006
Did you know?--Drugs stored under reasonable conditions are 90 percent potent for at least five years after the expiration date. - Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
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By Joe Graedon and Dr. Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Dr. Teresa Graedon,King Features Syndicate | July 20, 1993
Have you ever stashed crayons in the glove compartment of the car in the summer? When you pull them out later in the trip, all that's left is a sticky, gooey mess.If you left Preparation H suppositories on the front seat on a hot day, the same thing would happen. After all, they're designed to melt at body temperature. The temperature in a car can quickly top 100 degrees.Most medicine isn't like suppositories. If you take it out of the car when you get home from an hour or two of running errands, you probably won't see any difference.
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By Chicago Tribune | May 23, 1991
Underage drinkers, bad check artists and others who rely on false identification may soon find technology making life more difficult.This spring, California began issuing driver's licenses that are as sophisticated as credit cards and as difficult to duplicate or falsify.High-tech driver's licenses and state-issued identification cards for non-drivers are part of an expanding technology that allows computers into more areas of everyday life.Bar codes, long a feature on consumer items to make automated checkout possible, have found an even wider use in keeping track of industrial manufacturing processes.
BUSINESS
By Liz F. Kay | May 11, 2011
Part of the trouble of the many sites offering discount coupons for restaurants, spas and entertainment venues is the initial investment. With Restaurant.com, Groupon, LivingSocial and others, you've got to pay upfront for the voucher, then remember to redeem it by the expiration date, or any savings is lost. But this Consumer Website of the Week , the recently launched Citycents.com , offers its coupons for free, avoiding any of the regret that you might experience over getting caught up in the thrill and romance of a limited time offer or overestimating your desire for sandkayaking or cardio polka lessons.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,chris.kaltenbach@baltsun.com | December 17, 2009
Eddie Griffin is steamed. And it has nothing to do with the angst-ridden reality series he recently starred in on VH1. No, what's got the veteran comic boiling now is Tiger Woods and the tumult surrounding his recent indiscretions, specifically the high-rolling companies that all of a sudden seem to have acquired a conscience. Self-righteousness that smacks of hypocrisy just galls Griffin no end, as those planning to attend his show at the Lyric Opera House in Friday night will hear.
NEWS
By Anna Gorman and Anna Gorman,LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 13, 2007
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is considering a proposal to eliminate hundreds of thousands of "green cards" issued years ago without expiration dates, a move that would help the agency track down individuals who have committed crimes and might be eligible for deportation. Requiring immigrants to reapply for new cards would enable the federal agency to update personal information, conduct background checks and electronically store their fingerprints and photographs. Authorities say that 750,000 such green cards are in circulation - some nearly 30 years old. They were issued from 1979 to 1989.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,Peoplespharmacy.com | November 10, 2006
You have suggested that people should check prescriptions carefully to avoid pharmacy errors. How many people read Latin? Why aren't prescriptions written in English? We have been campaigning against Latin abbreviations in prescriptions for nearly 30 years. There is no excuse for physicians to use this archaic system in the 21st century. This idea makes some doctors angry, though. One took us to task after we wrote a column calling for prescriptions to be written in legible English: "You do not have a right to tell us to change the standard format in which pharmacists provide service to physicians by saying that we should change the way prescriptions are written and have been forever.
NEWS
September 29, 2006
Did you know?--Drugs stored under reasonable conditions are 90 percent potent for at least five years after the expiration date. - Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
NEWS
By JOSH MITCHELL and JOSH MITCHELL,SUN REPORTER | March 4, 2006
The Baltimore County Council is to vote Monday on legislation that would give property owners four years to begin building houses after their development plans are approved -- and force those who haven't to start over in the approval process. The proposal is designed in part to require property owners who seek to build housing under old development plans to comply with current regulations. As open land in the county becomes scarcer, some owners are amending plans -- including some that were approved decades ago -- by carving up their properties into multiple lots and building more houses than were initially approved, officials say. The problem, as supporters of the bill see it: The amended plans often go through old processes that lack current requirements, such as public hearings.
NEWS
By LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 14, 2005
WASHINGTON - Congressional Republicans signaled yesterday that they are unwilling to rubber-stamp the administration's push to make permanent some controversial sections of the Patriot Act. The GOP lawmakers are considering at least some modifications on the authority of government agencies in charge of preventing future terror attacks. Sixteen provisions of the Patriot Act, passed hastily in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to expand the government's investigative powers, are set to expire at the end of the year.
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By Phyllis Brill and Phyllis Brill,Evening Sun Staff | April 23, 1991
SPRING is sprungThe grass is riz.I wonder where my Allerest is.How many times have you gone to your handy medicine cabinet for help, only to find the closest thing to the remedy you need has an expiration date that's two years old?Surrounding your outdated allergy medicine are three nearly empty bottles of antacid, a couple plastic-wrapped cold capsules saved from a box you pitched long ago, several prescription drug vials with unreadable labels, a dried up tube of first aid cream, an empty adhesive tape dispenser, half a mile of unraveled gauze . . . .If this scenario sounds too familiar, maybe your spring cleaning list should be expanded to include your medicine cabinet.
BUSINESS
January 20, 1994
RTKL opens Hong Kong officeRTKL Associates Inc. said yesterday that it has opened an office in Hong Kong, positioning the Baltimore architecture firm to pursue business in Taiwan and in Hong Kong.The nation's sixth-largest architectural firm has pushed hard in recent years to build its international business, partly as a response to sharp declines in commercial development in the United States because of the recession and its aftermath.Laurin McCracken, RTKL's worldwide director of marketing, said most of the actual design for projects in Hong Kong and Taiwan, as well as the other Asian nations in which RTKL does business, will continue to be done at U.S. RTKL offices.
NEWS
April 28, 2005
CONGRESS is still in the early stages of its marathon hearings on the USA Patriot Act, but some of the promised thoughtful debate already has started. After more than a year of extremist campaign rhetoric, such clear talk is refreshing and necessary. Tuesday's hearing targeted sections that strengthen the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, including lengthening wiretap authorization from 90 days to a year before judicial reapproval is needed, and extending "phone number-only" wiretap rules - those that permit the identification only of telephone calls dialed and received - to cover Internet communication.
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