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December 31, 1992
It's all the rage among think-tank gurus, pop-fad writers an grandstanding politicians. Privatization. To these groups, it represents the wave of the future. Sell off government functions to the private sector and deficit problems will disappear, taxes will drop and services will improve.It's a nice daydream, but it isn't real. Turning vast chunks of government over to the marketplace won't work miracles. It can't cure budgetary gaps created by too much spending on too many services. It can, though, provide an exciting option for some -- though not all -- government services.
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July 9, 2012
When opponents of Maryland's law granting in-state tuition to some illegal immigrants succeeded in petitioning the measure to referendum - a power long granted to the people under the state's constitution but one that was rarely used - Republicans gleefully promised that a new era was dawning. Convinced that the Democratic governor and General Assembly were routinely passing laws that were out of step with the views of most Marylanders, they pledged to make referenda a regular part of state governance.
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By McClatchy News Service | January 13, 1994
Generation X'ers may soon have something baby boomers could only dream about: their own TV station.A proposed cable channel called FAD-TV will pump 24 hours of fashion and design, using MTV-like visuals to capture Young Turks in search of style, from Gap jeans and art-deco furniture to avocado shampoos and ivory nipple rings.Creators say the idea is to bear-trap a generation in flux between teeny-bop Beavis and thirtysomething bores, to speak its language and take its money."MTV prides itself on disenfranchising its audience as it ages," says creator Tony Guccione from a pay phone in New Zealand.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 2011
At night, Em Waymire, 22, undergoes a spooky transformation. She becomes Ann, a creepy and comical ghost. After growing up in Deale, and graduating from Frostburg State University in 2010 with a degree in theater, Waymire decided to move to the heart of downtown Annapolis where she found herself a peculiar job as a tour guide for Watermark's Haunted Ghost Tour. Throughout the fall she takes the brave to explore some of Annapolis' most eerie legends, including the infamous William Paca House, which boasts a scary “sick room” legend and was featured on A&E's “Psychic Kids.” Waymire will soon be moving to Washington to pursue her acting career, but before she goes she tells b what she really thinks about Ke$ha, Uggs and more of life's truly bizarre fads.
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By Lois Fenton | November 7, 1991
Q How can I be sure if I buy the clothes I see in fashion advertisements that they will stay in style and not just turn out to be a passing fad?A: A fad is something that is in for one, or at the most, two seasons, and then begins to change or disappear. A rapid exaggeration is the first clue that this is going to occur. Remember the Nehru jacket!A more current example: Armani (that slavishly followed prophet of the modern dresser) in just three seasons went from designing jackets with no shoulders, to very broad shoulders, to jackets with no shoulders (his new slouch suit)
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By Kate Shatzkin and Kim Hart and Kate Shatzkin and Kim Hart,SUN STAFF | August 2, 2005
To hear Atkins fan Leslie F. Miller tell it, the news that Atkins Nutritionals is filing for bankruptcy protection doesn't mean the low-carbohydrate regimen, once super-popular, doesn't work. It just proves that people can't stick to a diet. "I think dieters are fickle," said Miller, 42, a Northeast Baltimore resident whose York Road store, La Vida Lo-Carb, closed in 2004 after being open for less than a year. "I think the trend hit its tipping point and then fell off the cliff." Selling low-carbohydrate products from pancake mix to ice cream emblazoned with a prominent red "A" for Atkins, the company that bore the name of the late diet doctor Robert C. Atkins was, not so long ago, itself blamed for the bankruptcies of pasta companies, the slowdown in bread-baking and a low-earnings report from Krispy Kreme.
NEWS
December 5, 1999
1974: "Streaking" fad takes off1974: AT&T bans discrimination against gays1975: First Women's Bank opens in New York City
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By DAN BERGER | March 2, 1995
Don't worry about the $2 billion that the Denver airport went over budget. It was probably only federal money.Nothing trivializes the Constitution so much as the fad for amending it with loopholes.The Mexican story gets better and better. Thank NAFTA, which makes it all our business.How dare the Pentagon close the Army Publications Distribution Center! A modern army marches on its publications distribution.
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By Helen O'Connor and Helen O'Connor,New York Daily News | February 7, 1991
New York - If, like Vahida Hodzic, you're a self-respecting up-to-the-minute city kid, there's one fashion accessory you simply can't be without, dahling.Your bubble necklace.According to Vahida, who is in fourth grade at Public School 111 here, it's all the rage. "Most of my friends have them," she says."Watch," she adds, as she slips around her neck a miniature perfume bottle attached to a black cord. Intently uncorking the bottle, she dips the top's attached wand back into the bottle's sudsy liquid, and, bringing it to her lips, blows a stream of tiny soapy spheres.
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By MIKE LITTWIN | October 23, 1995
IN THESE TIMES of crisis, when America seems to have lost its way, Congress is finally facing up to, yes, the ketchup issue.Salsa, as you may have heard, has surpassed ketchup as America's favorite condiment. And this can't be right, not in the America I used to know.We're already facing the browning of not just America, but also of American bread. The whole-wheat fad, not to mention the bagel fad, the pita-bread fad and, most disturbingly, the corn and wheat tortilla fads, are undermining the long-standing concept of white-bread America, land of the (color)
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By Jordan Bartel, b | July 13, 2011
Like, gag us with a spoon. For its 30th anniversary, Artscape is going all 1980s on us. So we figured that now’s the time to determine once and for all which was the better 10-year period: the ’80s or ’90s. Let the battle begin! FASHION ’80s: Neon; torn sweat shirts and leg warmers; the “Miami Vice” look; shoulder pads; goth ’90s: Grunge; “Blossom” hats; bell-bottom sleeves; cargo shorts/pants; babydoll dresses; that T-shirt-under-a-suit thing Winner : Tough one, but the ’ 80s ekes out a win (mostly thanks to not introducing cargo shorts/pants)
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2011
— The storage facility just past the quaint frame houses and antiques shops pressed against this town's Main Street held more than furniture and heirlooms that could no longer fit into people homes. Authorities say Unit 3019, steps from the main office, was being used to package the latest fad in designer narcotics — synthetic drugs sold as benign bath salts and herbal potpourri, with names such as "Snowblind Bath Salts," "Zombie World" and "Dark Night Sampler. " A recent arrest in Howard County led federal drug agents to the town this month.
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By Julie Scharper and Julie Scharper,Sun reporter | January 15, 2008
About two dozen women and men trooped into a Charles Village church on a recent afternoon to slough off winter pounds and become more in touch with their bodies. They did not use complicated exercise machines or torturous-looking Pilates devices, but something far more friendly and familiar: the hula hoop. "I hate the thought of going to the gym, but pick up a hoop and it can be playtime," said Noelle Powers, 30, who is teaching the six-week course. "It's a great way to burn calories and strengthen muscles, especially core muscles, and it can be very meditative."
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By Tanika White and Tanika White,Sun reporter | July 18, 2007
Beehives. Pencil skirts. Tight sweaters. Eyeliner. Skinny pants. Sharkskin suits. Banlon shirts. Florsheims. It was 1960s Baltimore, and these were the looks - expertly captured in the latest film version of Hairspray, which premieres tonight at the Charles Theatre. The fashions of the musical represent the silhouettes and styles of a well-known time period - the calm before the civil rights storm; the iconoclastic Jackie O years. But Hairspray is set squarely in Honville; the movie is as much an ode to ole Bawlmer as it is a colorful commentary on differences and dancing and doing the right thing.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | March 8, 2007
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Looking to check out the latest videos of cavorting kittens and lovelorn lip-synchers on YouTube? If you live in Turkey, you're out of luck. A Turkish court, acting on a prosecutor's recommendation, ordered the blocking yesterday of access to the popular free video-sharing Web site because it featured clips that allegedly insulted Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the modern Turkish state. Within hours, visitors accessing YouTube.com from Turkey were greeted with a message saying that access to the site had been suspended in accordance with the court decision.
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By Kathleen Megan and Kathleen Megan,Hartford Courant | January 12, 2007
Ladies and gentlemen, choose your dietary weapons. Would you prefer to eat Southern fried chicken and shrimp creole for breakfast while supping on shredded wheat? If so, see The Reverse Diet by Tricia Cunningham and Heide Skolnik. Or perhaps you're ready to ditch that regimen Francaise (French Women Don't Get Fat) and go eastward with Japanese Women Don't Get Old or Fat by Naomi Moriyama and William Doyle. (The authors say that Japanese women have the lowest rate of obesity in the developed world: 3 percent, compared with 11 percent for French women and 34 percent for American women.
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By MICHAEL PAKENHAM | May 3, 1998
Fruit that falls from a tree of greatness has a wounding tumble, a cliche insists. There's no end to the arguments about why great men and great women spawn far more cripples than giants. But cliches almost always have a point.Now comes Lorian Hemingway, writing a book. She is the daughter of Ernest Hemingway's son, Greg, who separated from her mother when Lorian was just turning 6, in 1957. She didn't see him again until she was 16, when, having made contact, she found he was a profoundly and chronically depressed transvestite.
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By Rita St. Clair | August 2, 1992
Probably it has something to do with the political revolution that swept aside the Soviet Union. But even that historic upheaval doesn't fully account for the current fascination with things Russian, particularly with art objects from the czarist era.Whatever the reason, Americans are now snatching up all sorts of Russian-inspired creations, from grand-scale exact copies of furniture in St. Petersburg's Hermitage museum, to decorative fabrics based on...
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By TANIKA WHITE and TANIKA WHITE,SUN REPORTER | July 31, 2006
Cruising through the city's urban centers, you might have noticed on young men a curious kind of pants, er, shorts. No, pants. Wait ... shorts. Here in Baltimore, they're calling these too-short/too-long curiosities "men's capris." But they're not the chic and slender capris made famous by fashion icons such as Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy. Baltimore has added its own flair to the capri. And other cities are starting to take notice. Over the past few years, these locally popular, long, wide shorts have become such a runaway hit that some manufacturers say they are now selling them in fashion centers such as New York and Philadelphia -- and retailers as far away as Atlanta and Nashville, Tenn.
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By DAN THANH DANG and DAN THANH DANG,SUN REPORTER | September 28, 2005
THE FIRST TIME DEBORAH FISHER WENT ON A DIET was at age 7. She doesn't remember what kind of diet it was; she just remembers being chubby. Since then, the 52-year-old Columbia nurse has tried practically everything to lose weight in her lifelong battle against the bulge. There was the Stillman Quick Weight Loss Diet, an earlier version of the Atkins low-carb phenomenon. The Carnation Instant Breakfast meal-replacement shakes. The Cabbage Soup Diet. The Grapefruit Diet. Don't forget Ayds chocolate or butterscotch chews, little cubes taken with tea before a meal to curb the appetite.
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