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By RICK HOROWITZ | April 2, 1995
They're here.They're there. They're everywhere.They're Newtrons.After decades in the wilderness living on insects, roots and think-tank droppings, Newtrons have swarmed into cities and towns all across America. In barely 100 days under the leadership of the Maximum Newtron himself, they've even overrun entire portions of our Nation's Capital, leaving Democratic devastation and chaos in their wake.Yet there are those who find these same Newtrons strangely appealing -- lively creatures with quirks and habits all their own.And there are those who still know too little about Newtrons to decide one way or the other.
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January 24, 2010
The Howard County Bird Club announces its annual Youth Birding Essay Contest. Applicants must be Howard County residents between the ages of 9 and 13. Topic of the essay is "My Favorite Bird Watching Experience." Length should be no longer than 250 words. Prize for the best essay is a backpack containing a pair of Eagle Optics Triumph 8x42 binoculars, a field guide and a one-year membership in the Howard County Bird Club. Essays should be sent to Tom Miller, 6404 Glasgow Circle, Sykesville 21784 or e-mail to birderTWM@verizon.
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By Mark Sachs and Mark Sachs,Los Angeles Times | September 16, 2007
You are not alone. Right there, in the sanctuary of your home, any number of tiny uninvited guests have set up residence, with no plans of leaving any time soon. In "A Field Guide to Household Bugs," a paperback due in stores this month from Plume Books, authors Joshua Abarbanel and Jeff Swimmer bring this disgusting reality home with 115 pages of humorous factoids and skin-crawling photographs of earwigs, silverfish and other freeloading domestic varmints. In the meantime, Abarbanel offers insights into the bug versus homeowner mismatch: What's the most common household pest included in the book?
NEWS
By Andrew Ratner | February 24, 2008
When this newspaper launched its Web site in 1997, it held a seminar at an off-site location for staffers to learn about the Internet. The Sun's first Web editor asked the class to type any subject that came to mind into the "search engine." How cool, I thought, and typed in the name of my daughter's favorite toy: the American Girl Doll. To my horror, those words summoned a very graphic porn Web site. I did all I could to throw my body to shield the screen from the newsroom secretary sitting beside me in Internet 101. Even a few years later, I recall an editor wondering whether the Internet would ever "amount to anything" after I'd written about some Web development.
NEWS
August 3, 1996
ANY GOOD field guide to the naturalists would distinguish Roger Tory Peterson as a breed apart. He taught generations of Americans what to look for and how to tell one bird from another. created a genre of field guides which, along with imitative competitors, are found throughout the world.Mr. Peterson's "Field Guide to the Birds" made him the most influential ornithologist since John James Audubon a century earlier. He was a bird-loving teacher and artist and everyone was poor in the Great Depression when he sent his book to publishers.
NEWS
By MARY BETH REGAN | February 24, 2006
A Field Guide to Buying Organic By Luddene Perry and Dan Schultz Bantam Dell/$14.00 Most of us know we should buy and eat the freshest food we can find. But cost and convenience often make that difficult. A Field Guide to Buying Organic, published in 2005, cuts out much of that work. It provides an overview of most of the debate surrounding organic food, including issues ranging from pesticide-free farming to bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or mad cow disease. The academic discussion is too weighty for a quick read, but the aisle-by-aisle chapters are easy to skim and are useful.
NEWS
December 20, 2009
The Howard County Bird Club announces its annual Youth Birding Essay Contest. Applicants must be Howard County residents between the ages of 9 and 13. Topic of the essay is "My Favorite Bird Watching Experience." Length should be no longer than 250 words. Prize for the best essay is a backpack containing a pair of Eagle Optics Triumph 8x42 binoculars, a field guide and a one-year membership in the Howard County Bird Club. Essays should be sent to Tom Miller, 6404 Glasgow Circle, Sykesville 21784 or e-mail to birderTWM@verizon.
NEWS
April 26, 2000
Visit these Web sites to find the answers, then go to www.4Kids.org/detectives/. * How does the Secrets@Sea field guide define "tide"? * What is the lifespan of the hippopotamus? * How many pounds of fish do U.S. consumers demand yearly? SECRETS AT SEA Now you can explore the many mysteries of the ocean at Secrets @ Sea, a way-cool Web site. Dive in at www.secretsatsea.org/ and prepare yourself for an interactive, underwater experience. Your mission is to get to the bottom of some strange behaviors found in killer whales in the Alanamorris Strait.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Theo Lippman Jr. and Theo Lippman Jr.,Special to the Sun | November 30, 2003
There have never been so many good books in print on the national pastime. One is a new and improved edition of the 1934 volume that set the standard, has never been out of print and created the national pastime. Another is one that many say is even better. Among new ones due next year are two especially to look forward to. One is a biography of the man who made the national pastime what it is today, Roger Tory Peterson (A Quiet Passion by Doug Carlson); another is a collection of bird-watching journalism, some that appeared in The Sun, by the late Eirik Blom of Bel Air. As yet untitled, it was put together by Bill Thompson III, editor of Bird Watcher's Digest.
NEWS
By Andrew Ratner | February 24, 2008
When this newspaper launched its Web site in 1997, it held a seminar at an off-site location for staffers to learn about the Internet. The Sun's first Web editor asked the class to type any subject that came to mind into the "search engine." How cool, I thought, and typed in the name of my daughter's favorite toy: the American Girl Doll. To my horror, those words summoned a very graphic porn Web site. I did all I could to throw my body to shield the screen from the newsroom secretary sitting beside me in Internet 101. Even a few years later, I recall an editor wondering whether the Internet would ever "amount to anything" after I'd written about some Web development.
NEWS
By Mark Sachs and Mark Sachs,Los Angeles Times | September 16, 2007
You are not alone. Right there, in the sanctuary of your home, any number of tiny uninvited guests have set up residence, with no plans of leaving any time soon. In "A Field Guide to Household Bugs," a paperback due in stores this month from Plume Books, authors Joshua Abarbanel and Jeff Swimmer bring this disgusting reality home with 115 pages of humorous factoids and skin-crawling photographs of earwigs, silverfish and other freeloading domestic varmints. In the meantime, Abarbanel offers insights into the bug versus homeowner mismatch: What's the most common household pest included in the book?
NEWS
By MARY BETH REGAN | February 24, 2006
A Field Guide to Buying Organic By Luddene Perry and Dan Schultz Bantam Dell/$14.00 Most of us know we should buy and eat the freshest food we can find. But cost and convenience often make that difficult. A Field Guide to Buying Organic, published in 2005, cuts out much of that work. It provides an overview of most of the debate surrounding organic food, including issues ranging from pesticide-free farming to bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or mad cow disease. The academic discussion is too weighty for a quick read, but the aisle-by-aisle chapters are easy to skim and are useful.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jim Shea and Jim Shea,HARTFORD COURANT | June 26, 2005
Everywhere across the country, the summer interns are arriving - fresh-faced, brimming with enthusiasm, eager to learn - like lambs to the slaughter. Over the next several months they will, under the guise of obtaining real-world experience, be asked to perform tasks so menial that even the best colleges have not adequately prepared them. How one survives the summer internship - and lives to exaggerate the experience on a resume - depends in no small part on an ability to negotiate office politics and personalities.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Theo Lippman Jr. and Theo Lippman Jr.,Special to the Sun | November 30, 2003
There have never been so many good books in print on the national pastime. One is a new and improved edition of the 1934 volume that set the standard, has never been out of print and created the national pastime. Another is one that many say is even better. Among new ones due next year are two especially to look forward to. One is a biography of the man who made the national pastime what it is today, Roger Tory Peterson (A Quiet Passion by Doug Carlson); another is a collection of bird-watching journalism, some that appeared in The Sun, by the late Eirik Blom of Bel Air. As yet untitled, it was put together by Bill Thompson III, editor of Bird Watcher's Digest.
FEATURES
September 9, 2003
Hope, Emily Dickinson wrote, is the thing with feathers. Surely that's the primary trait shared by the gaggle of Democrats who say they want to take on President Bush in next fall's election. Tonight at 8, these nine high-flying candidates will flock to Morgan State University to show off their plumage, flutter their wings and occasionally cry fowl. (You can watch all the preening on cable's Fox News.) But how can the average voter truly differentiate among this babbling brood? We asked amateur ornithologist and Sun cartoonist KAL to identify, describe and detail in picture each member of the species.
NEWS
By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,SUN STAFF | December 16, 2002
Eirik A.T. Blom, a noted ornithologist and widely published authority on the world of birds, died Wednesday at Sinai Hospital of colon cancer. He was 55. Mr. Blom co-authored the National Geographic Field Guide to Birds of North America, published by the National Geographic Society, and taught a course on birding at the Johns Hopkins University. "Birding defined his life, yet he wasn't one of those who attempted to convert every person he met," said his brother Mark Blom of Ellicott City.
FEATURES
September 9, 2003
Hope, Emily Dickinson wrote, is the thing with feathers. Surely that's the primary trait shared by the gaggle of Democrats who say they want to take on President Bush in next fall's election. Tonight at 8, these nine high-flying candidates will flock to Morgan State University to show off their plumage, flutter their wings and occasionally cry fowl. (You can watch all the preening on cable's Fox News.) But how can the average voter truly differentiate among this babbling brood? We asked amateur ornithologist and Sun cartoonist KAL to identify, describe and detail in picture each member of the species.
NEWS
April 26, 2000
Visit these Web sites to find the answers, then go to www.4Kids.org/detectives/. * How does the Secrets@Sea field guide define "tide"? * What is the lifespan of the hippopotamus? * How many pounds of fish do U.S. consumers demand yearly? SECRETS AT SEA Now you can explore the many mysteries of the ocean at Secrets @ Sea, a way-cool Web site. Dive in at www.secretsatsea.org/ and prepare yourself for an interactive, underwater experience. Your mission is to get to the bottom of some strange behaviors found in killer whales in the Alanamorris Strait.
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