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By Dan Berger | November 12, 1997
A judge in Massachusetts ruled with justice, humanity and the wisdom of Solomon. This is irregular, unprecedented and subject to appeal.Iraq and the U.N. were eyeball to eyeball and everybody blinked.Republicans swept the boards this election year. Alas, an off-year.Ray Miller is family. Davey Johnson never quite was. Peter Angelos will be forgiven.Pub Date: 11/12/97
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BUSINESS
March 25, 2013
This morning, Baltimore young'uns with their eyes all aglow are hoping for a snow day. Republican Senator Rand Paul, meanwhile is charitably hoping that if the glow happens to come from the burning of an illicit substance, the kids' lives won't be ruined forever. Welcome to your post-weekend trends report for Monday, March 25, 2013. Paul is teaming up with Democrat Patrick Leahy to push for relaxation of mandatory minimum sentences for marijuana offenders, saying Sunday that either of the last two presidents could have had vastly different lives had they not been lucky with their own drug experiences.
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NEWS
By Dan Berger | August 20, 1997
They were eyeball to eyeball, and UPS blinked.The gummint fled inner city D.C. for a home office on Martha's Vineyard, and may not come back.Gubner Glen will spend the surplus as any self-respecting governor would, to get himself re-elected.Now that the Soviet threat to Carroll County has subsided, commissioners are fighting off United Way.Pub Date: 8/20/97
BUSINESS
By THE BOSTON GLOBE | February 5, 2005
Emerald of California is putting all its nuts in a single bowl: the Super Bowl. A newcomer to the snack food aisle, the company is bucking the conventional advertising wisdom that repetition is the cornerstone of success. Instead, it's betting on one 30-second spot during tomorrow's Super Bowl to make people take notice. "We can buy one spot, and we can make one ad for that one spot," said Sandra McBride, Emerald's vice president of marketing. "We've got to make it work for us." Like Monster.
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | February 22, 1994
Cheer up. Russia is now fully engaged in the Bosnia question.Bill went eyeball to eyeball and the Serbs blinked. This time.Meat consumption is on the rise in China, but all-rice diets are increasing in the United States.It's past the point of no return. Tonya is in this thing to stay, and no one knows how she got there.Torvill and Dean forever! What do the judges know?
BUSINESS
By Peter H. Lewis and Peter H. Lewis,New York Times News Service | June 19, 1995
Here's looking at you, kids.The Connectix Quickcam, for Macintosh and Windows computers, is a gray-scale video camera that resembles an oversized eyeball with freckles and a tail. The camera, smaller than a baseball, comes with a built-in microphone and pyramid stand.To get an idea of what it will look like atop your computer, check out the design on the back of a dollar bill.In fact, check out the backs of 99 dollar bills, which is what many catalogs charge for this endearing little gadget.
FEATURES
By Mike Royko and Mike Royko,Tribune Media Services | September 14, 1990
(Mike Royko is on vacation. While he is away, we ar repeating some of his favorite columns from the past.)HE WAS BENT over a sink in the office men's room, poking a finger into his eye and muttering.I asked him what his problem was."The air. Must be a lot of pollution or something. It goofs up my contact lenses."No, I scoffed, his problem wasn't the air. His problem was the vanity of those who insist on wearing contact lenses because they think it makes them look better and conceals a minor physical flaw.
NEWS
By MIKE ROYKO | January 4, 1993
Mike Royko is on vacation. During his absence, one of hi favorite columns is being run. This was originally published Oct. 28, 1985.He was bent over a sink in the office men's room, poking a finger into his eye and muttering.I asked him what was wrong."The air. Must be a lot of pollution or something. It goofs up my contact lenses.No, I scoffed, his problem wasn't the air. His problem was the vanity of those who insist on wearing contact lenses because they think it makes them look better and conceals a minor physical flaw.
NEWS
By TOM HORTON | August 6, 1994
Jennifer Purcell, a researcher with the University of Maryland, is "disturbed" by this summer's extreme scarcity of one of Chesapeake Bay's most abundant species.Only she's not talking about the downturn in crabs like everyone else. It's the medusan flotillas of Chrysaora quinquecirrha, the stinging sea nettle, that she misses.Cold weather this spring, combined with one of the largest influxes of fresh water in the bay's recorded history, have depressed nettle reproduction to where Dr. Purcell can scarcely find enough for her research.
FEATURES
By Dave Barry | August 25, 1996
TODAY'S SCIENCE topic is: Insect Intelligence. I don't know about you, but I've always taken comfort in the idea that insects are stupid. For example, if I'm outdoors and a bee lands on me and starts walking around on my head -- causing me to turn rigid with fear, terrified that, if I move, the bee will become angry and sting me in the eyeball -- I've always reassured myself by thinking: "This bee does not wish to harm me! Its tiny brain is confused! It thinks I am a flower!"But now I have received, from alert reader Greg Stevens, a news item by the Reuters (pronounced "Associated Press")
FEATURES
By Mary Carole McCauley and Mary Carole McCauley,SUN ARTS WRITER | June 9, 2004
Mike Sabo is waiting for his heart to arrive. It is due any minute from Los Angeles. Just before lunch, an assistant hands him a small brown box. Sabo slashes through the packing tape and reverently unwraps the organ. It's a beaut: crimson with purple overtones, made of gelatin, and, on this sweltering day, cool and faintly moist to the touch. Sabo studies the heart with satisfaction. It will play a starring role in the autopsy scene of the HBO television show The Wire, which is scheduled to be shot later this May afternoon.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tamara Ikenberg and Tamara Ikenberg,Special to the Sun | March 3, 2002
In George Orwell's 1984, protagonist Winston Smith was forced to confront his worst fear in the dreaded Room 101. For crimes against Big Brother, Orwell's anti-hero was surrounded by his nightmare: rats. This, of course, was not his choice. He was not motivated by a cash prize. And a smirking host was nowhere to be seen. In 2002, all those awful accouterments have helped this once haunting literary device degenerate into the most moronic of mainstream television. Contestants on shows like Fear Factor volunteer to be trapped in a large container full of rats in order to win cash prizes.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mike Himowitz | November 30, 1998
Think about what happens when you log onto the Internet. Chances are good that you sit down at your computer, click on an icon that dials the phone and sit back, waiting for something to happen.The nature of that "something" is important to a lot of people because you're a valuable commodity. You're a set of eyeballs attached to a wallet - a potential customer for advertisers and online merchants. To get to the wallet, they have to capture the eyeball - and it looks as if America Online may capture yours, whether you know it or not.In fact, eyeballs were one of the driving forces behind AOL's decision to acquire Netscape Communications in a $4 billion stock swap.
NEWS
By Dan Berger | November 12, 1997
A judge in Massachusetts ruled with justice, humanity and the wisdom of Solomon. This is irregular, unprecedented and subject to appeal.Iraq and the U.N. were eyeball to eyeball and everybody blinked.Republicans swept the boards this election year. Alas, an off-year.Ray Miller is family. Davey Johnson never quite was. Peter Angelos will be forgiven.Pub Date: 11/12/97
NEWS
By Dan Berger | August 20, 1997
They were eyeball to eyeball, and UPS blinked.The gummint fled inner city D.C. for a home office on Martha's Vineyard, and may not come back.Gubner Glen will spend the surplus as any self-respecting governor would, to get himself re-elected.Now that the Soviet threat to Carroll County has subsided, commissioners are fighting off United Way.Pub Date: 8/20/97
FEATURES
By Dave Barry | August 25, 1996
TODAY'S SCIENCE topic is: Insect Intelligence. I don't know about you, but I've always taken comfort in the idea that insects are stupid. For example, if I'm outdoors and a bee lands on me and starts walking around on my head -- causing me to turn rigid with fear, terrified that, if I move, the bee will become angry and sting me in the eyeball -- I've always reassured myself by thinking: "This bee does not wish to harm me! Its tiny brain is confused! It thinks I am a flower!"But now I have received, from alert reader Greg Stevens, a news item by the Reuters (pronounced "Associated Press")
BUSINESS
March 25, 2013
This morning, Baltimore young'uns with their eyes all aglow are hoping for a snow day. Republican Senator Rand Paul, meanwhile is charitably hoping that if the glow happens to come from the burning of an illicit substance, the kids' lives won't be ruined forever. Welcome to your post-weekend trends report for Monday, March 25, 2013. Paul is teaming up with Democrat Patrick Leahy to push for relaxation of mandatory minimum sentences for marijuana offenders, saying Sunday that either of the last two presidents could have had vastly different lives had they not been lucky with their own drug experiences.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mike Himowitz | November 30, 1998
Think about what happens when you log onto the Internet. Chances are good that you sit down at your computer, click on an icon that dials the phone and sit back, waiting for something to happen.The nature of that "something" is important to a lot of people because you're a valuable commodity. You're a set of eyeballs attached to a wallet - a potential customer for advertisers and online merchants. To get to the wallet, they have to capture the eyeball - and it looks as if America Online may capture yours, whether you know it or not.In fact, eyeballs were one of the driving forces behind AOL's decision to acquire Netscape Communications in a $4 billion stock swap.
BUSINESS
By Peter H. Lewis and Peter H. Lewis,New York Times News Service | June 19, 1995
Here's looking at you, kids.The Connectix Quickcam, for Macintosh and Windows computers, is a gray-scale video camera that resembles an oversized eyeball with freckles and a tail. The camera, smaller than a baseball, comes with a built-in microphone and pyramid stand.To get an idea of what it will look like atop your computer, check out the design on the back of a dollar bill.In fact, check out the backs of 99 dollar bills, which is what many catalogs charge for this endearing little gadget.
NEWS
By TOM HORTON | August 6, 1994
Jennifer Purcell, a researcher with the University of Maryland, is "disturbed" by this summer's extreme scarcity of one of Chesapeake Bay's most abundant species.Only she's not talking about the downturn in crabs like everyone else. It's the medusan flotillas of Chrysaora quinquecirrha, the stinging sea nettle, that she misses.Cold weather this spring, combined with one of the largest influxes of fresh water in the bay's recorded history, have depressed nettle reproduction to where Dr. Purcell can scarcely find enough for her research.
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