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By Greg Tasker | December 2, 1991
As the crew lowered its sails and hoisted the Stars and Stripes, scattered applause erupted yesterday from the umbrella-toting crowd lining the Inner Harbor: Pride of Baltimore II was home.From Fort McHenry to Federal Hill to the Inner Harbor, about 400 people waited on the banks of the Patapsco River and its basin for the good-will ambassador's homecoming. Many toured the boat after the welcoming ceremonies."We're proud of the Pride," said Mary Senner of Catonsville, who donned a yellow raincoat and cap against the drizzle at Fort McHenry.
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | June 8, 2014
I'd like to go to church this morning, Pentecost and all that, but there are all those people circling the house, pounding feebly at the door, and pleading for the answers to yesterday's quiz on word nerdiness. Here you are: the original ten sentences, the identification of the problems they present, and a note on scoring your nerdity at the end.    1. A rapidly developing drought and unseasonably hot weather throughout Maryland has stolen the early promise of this year's wet spring, parching lawns and gardens and raising fears among farmers of a return to the disastrously dry years of the mid-1980s.     Subject-verb agreement: drought and weather constitute a compound subject, so the verb has to be have stolen .    2. Although boys do get lice, they tend to prefer females.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | February 13, 2012
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Tuesday will launch the city's Clean Community Competition, a block-by-block effort to rid neighborhoods of trash and to boost recycling. City officials and the Department of Public Works are challenging neighborhoods to spruce up the city. They are asking communities to join them in tackling sanitation problems and set a new standard for clean in Baltimore. All official community associations are eligible to participate in the friendly competition and vie for cash prizes that will benefit their neighborhoods.
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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | April 6, 2014
Netflix's Capitol Hill drama "House of Cards" may receive millions more in tax credits to continue filming in Maryland, now that the General Assembly has agreed to make more funding available. But the local arts community may not like the politics. To secure the extra funding, the General Assembly authorized state economic developers to dip into a $2.5 million pot of money called the Special Fund for the Preservation of Cultural Arts. It was created in 2009 to support arts organizations.
FEATURES
By SUN STAFF | November 14, 2000
OK, America: You say you are on pins and needles (or is that a ballot-punching stylus?) about this presidential election business. But just how closely have you been following things? Take the following quiz to gauge whether you've really been paying attention. (You can find the answers on Page 2f.) 1) Define the following terms: a. hanging chad b. Volusia c. faithless elector 2) Name the dogs owned by the two presidential candidates. (Extra credit: How many cats does George W. Bush own?
NEWS
December 4, 1994
'Kids Vote' Project Needs Better Follow-UpI am writing in regards to the "Kids Vote" program that was instituted in Harford County this past election. There was a lot of encouragement for the students to participate in this program.I am the parent of three students ranging in grades from kindergarten to the eighth grade. I made sure any questions my children had concerning voting, making choices and the actual voting process were answered. In fact, my daughter did some extra credit work for her sixth-grade class on the background of some of the candidates.
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | June 8, 2014
I'd like to go to church this morning, Pentecost and all that, but there are all those people circling the house, pounding feebly at the door, and pleading for the answers to yesterday's quiz on word nerdiness. Here you are: the original ten sentences, the identification of the problems they present, and a note on scoring your nerdity at the end.    1. A rapidly developing drought and unseasonably hot weather throughout Maryland has stolen the early promise of this year's wet spring, parching lawns and gardens and raising fears among farmers of a return to the disastrously dry years of the mid-1980s.     Subject-verb agreement: drought and weather constitute a compound subject, so the verb has to be have stolen .    2. Although boys do get lice, they tend to prefer females.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | January 7, 2005
The 50th-anniversary restored print of the Japanese film Godzilla, premiering in Baltimore tomorrow, is strong enough to overcome Gen-X memories of the jokey 1998 American remake, which starred a computer-generated megalizard, and haunting enough to clear baby-boomers' minds of the dubbed and cut American-release version that filled Yankee TV schedules in the 1950s and '60s. Director Inoshiro Honda's 1954 original has genuine pulp magic: Time has not diminished its tabloid docu-horror allure.
SPORTS
By PETER SCHMUCK | September 5, 2004
PHILADELPHIA - It took hot pitching prospect Gavin Floyd only seven innings Friday night to give Philadelphia Phillies fans and the local media one more thing to complain about in the late stages of a disappointing season. Where was this kid a month ago when there was still a reasonable chance to make the playoffs? The answer, of course, is back in the minor leagues where he belonged. The Phillies organization may not look too smart right now, with a high-expectation team 7 1/2 games out of the National League wild-card race, but Floyd has the potential to be one of the top pitchers in the game for a long time.
NEWS
August 11, 1995
Consumer debt is climbing, balances on credit cards are growing, easy credit is on the rise. But not at the Carroll County Public Library.So far, cautious consumers have been wary of using credit cards, or plastic bank-debit cards, when paying fines for overdue books and magazines or rental fees for videos. Even for larger payments to open accounts on the computer Internet or for buying library merchandise, such as tote bags and T-shirts.Since the library system started offering this cashless payment option in April (originating at the North Carroll branch in Hampstead)
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | February 13, 2012
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Tuesday will launch the city's Clean Community Competition, a block-by-block effort to rid neighborhoods of trash and to boost recycling. City officials and the Department of Public Works are challenging neighborhoods to spruce up the city. They are asking communities to join them in tackling sanitation problems and set a new standard for clean in Baltimore. All official community associations are eligible to participate in the friendly competition and vie for cash prizes that will benefit their neighborhoods.
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By Scott Calvert and Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | December 17, 2011
Since 2009 Patrick Tong has received "homestead" property tax breaks worth $18,000 on three rowhouses he owns in East Baltimore. He's quick to agree that he hasn't been entitled to a penny of it. Homeowners qualify for the break only on their principal residence, and Tong doesn't live in any of the three houses, which he has used as storage "for several years. " He says he didn't even realize he was enjoying the steep discounts until being informed recently by a reporter. "I would like to correct or rescind that," Tong, an ophthalmologist in Columbia, said in an interview.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,Sun reporter | May 28, 2008
When Brian Burres and Ian Kennedy opposed each other five days earlier at Yankee Stadium, the result was a tense pitching duel. Their rematch last night morphed into a glorified round of batting practice. On a warm night at Camden Yards, balls flew out of the ballpark at a frantic pace, with the Orioles and New York Yankees combining for nine home runs by the end of the fifth inning. The game's resolution, however, would have to wait until much later. After a rain delay in the ninth inning that lasted more than an hour, and after the Yankees had taken the lead with a run in the top of the 11th inning, Aubrey Huff tied the game with a double off LaTroy Hawkins, and then Alex Cintron hit a bases-loaded single, sending the Orioles to a dramatic 10-9 victory before what remained of an announced 24,030.
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By DAVID P. GREISMAN and DAVID P. GREISMAN,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 4, 2006
On Kristopher Buckler's first day with Reggie, he repeatedly instructs the 9-month-old golden retriever to rest - one of several basic commands the playful puppy will have to master during months of guide-dog training. Until Reggie is 18 months old, it will be Buckler's duty to familiarize him with different environments, such as the Wal-Mart that they would visit later that evening to get the puppy accustomed to crowds and automatic doors. With help from his family, Buckler will teach Reggie proper behavior and basic commands, preparing the dog for additional training with a professional guide dog instructor.
FEATURES
By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | January 7, 2005
The 50th-anniversary restored print of the Japanese film Godzilla, premiering in Baltimore tomorrow, is strong enough to overcome Gen-X memories of the jokey 1998 American remake, which starred a computer-generated megalizard, and haunting enough to clear baby-boomers' minds of the dubbed and cut American-release version that filled Yankee TV schedules in the 1950s and '60s. Director Inoshiro Honda's 1954 original has genuine pulp magic: Time has not diminished its tabloid docu-horror allure.
NEWS
By Jason Song and Jason Song,SUN STAFF | October 23, 2004
SALISBURY - The student government president at the University of Maryland, College Park criticized a report yesterday that suggests the state's public universities impose financial penalties on scholars who take too many classes. "It will stunt the intellectual and professional development of some of the state's most promising [students]," said Aaron Kraus, a senior at the University of Maryland. "In the end, your logic is flawed." The 16-point report, which was released at the system Board of Regents meeting yesterday, recommends that most degree programs be limited to 120 credit hours, what a full-time student would take over a four-year period.
NEWS
By MICHAEL OLESKER | July 18, 1993
Alvin "Skip" Lee emerges from a distance of three decades. He should arrive in a cloud of dust, but settles for a late-model car. He should be carrying a football under his arm, but opts for something heavier: a little paper brochure.He wants to talk numbers. A long time ago, the numbers were compiled in stunning amounts of yardage. At Poly in the early 1960s, when the legendary Coach Bob Lumsden was operating his five-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust offense, Lee and Ernie Torain were one of the most fearsome running back combinations in the whole history of local high school football, before or since.
FEATURES
By Deborah S. Hartz and Deborah S. Hartz,Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel | August 30, 1995
With school starting again, life becomes even more complicated. Not only do you have to meet your own schedule, but now there are kids to pack off to school and after-school activities to arrange. Not to mention that your significant other is on an entirely different work -- and play -- schedule than you are.How can you possibly plan meals or find time to prepare them? The old standbys -- fat-filled cheesy and beefy lasagna, calorie-laden tuna casserole made with cream of anything soup, egg-rich and ham-studded quiche -- just don't seem right anymore.
SPORTS
By PETER SCHMUCK | September 5, 2004
PHILADELPHIA - It took hot pitching prospect Gavin Floyd only seven innings Friday night to give Philadelphia Phillies fans and the local media one more thing to complain about in the late stages of a disappointing season. Where was this kid a month ago when there was still a reasonable chance to make the playoffs? The answer, of course, is back in the minor leagues where he belonged. The Phillies organization may not look too smart right now, with a high-expectation team 7 1/2 games out of the National League wild-card race, but Floyd has the potential to be one of the top pitchers in the game for a long time.
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