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May 11, 2010
Are you kidding me? The city's tourism agency, Visit Baltimore, is running a $500,000 campaign to lure visitors (and their wallets) to Baltimore. And the best slogan they could create is "Find Your Happy Place"? Really, are you kidding me? I wish Visit Baltimore would have approached me with an offer of endless cups of coffee and a comfortable workspace for one hour. I guarantee I could have come up with a more lucrative and creative slogan in that time frame. In the meantime, let's all put on our smiley faces and tweak our dimples with our index fingers while we all shout in unison, "Find Your Happy Place"!
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HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
Ahead of new rules requiring chain restaurants to post calorie counts for their menu items, some of the restaurants are voluntarily introducing lower calorie selections. The new items tend to be salads rather than the main attractions such as burgers and pizza, but they contain an average of 60 fewer calories or a reduction of 12 percent, researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found. The researchers looked at new menu items in 2012 and 2013, ahead of new rules to offer the public nutritional information required by the Affordable Care Act. And they said the results, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, could be the beginning of a trend in calorie reduction at fast food restaurants that aids the obesity epidemic.
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FEATURES
By John Dorsey and John Dorsey,SUN ART CRITIC | October 15, 1996
Every year, when the leaves begin to fall and the bright blue skies of October gladden our days, comes the Maryland Institute's faculty exhibit.As always, it reminds us first and foremost that the Institute is a vital part of the community, not an ivory tower. Its faculty, of whom about 70 have works on view in this show, are working artists contributing to the life of art in Baltimore and Maryland, and attracting students who may settle here as well.Second, this faculty is composed of good artists.
NEWS
By Joe Burris | October 8, 2014
A state legislative auditing report found that Anne Arundel and Carroll community college were carrying several million-dollar, unrestricted-fund deficits in fiscal year 2013 related to future expenses for retiree benefits. The Office of Legislative Audits on Wednesday released the findings as part of a 10-page report for fiscal year 2013 from audits at 15 state community colleges. The report said AACC incurred a $13.9 million deficit in unrestricted funds, or money in a general fund that is not tied to a specific purpose.
NEWS
By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,Sun Staff | October 7, 2001
In the company of Dan Snow, a dry-stone waller from Vermont, rebuilding, an often painful proposition, is as natural as breathing. It is his job to take geological rubble and render it into walls, fences, terraces, sacred grottos and delightful follies. The boulders, slabs and stones Snow uses are often recycled from structures built more than a century ago to mark boundaries and keep livestock within pastures. He uses no mortar. Instead, Snow manipulates stone with a hammer and chisel to make a snug fit. It's an apt time to speak with Snow, and to read his book, "In the Company of Stone: The Art of the Stone Wall" (Artisan, $35)
NEWS
By PETER JENSEN and PETER JENSEN,SUN REPORTER | December 18, 2005
It's a Sunday afternoon, and all along our street, fathers and sons are dutifully putting up their holiday decorations. Surely, the NFL's Nielsen ratings have taken a brief dip. It's not clear whether every son is there willingly. But somebody has to steady the ladder and listen to the cursing as each Dad tries, usually without success, to find the one dead bulb amid the 200 mini-lights. How else is a youngster to learn? My son, Daniel, is exactly 6 3 / 4 years old and this is the first year of his apprenticeship.
NEWS
May 23, 2007
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BUSINESS
November 23, 2007
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FEATURES
By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,SUN STAFF | May 7, 1998
Whether donning gloves and a bonnet to shop downtown with her mother, or putting on her Sunday best to attend the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, Jeanne Tsakalos knew from an early age that dressing for the occasion was crucial. Today, Tsakalos, who frequently attends weddings, showers, christenings and other festive affairs in Baltimore's vibrant Greek community with her husband Nick, is a whiz at finding one-of-a-kind cocktail dresses, gowns and Sunday suits.Tonight, when she serves as the event chairperson for the American Cancer Society's "With One Voice" dinner and auction to benefit breast cancer research, expect Tsakalos to look her best -- as always.
SPORTS
April 14, 1994
You know how much it costs. You know how to get there. Now find out how long it takes. Today, take a look as Cal Ripken sorts through his fan mail.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 7, 2014
2008 Marques de Caceres Rioja Reserva From: Rioja, Spain Price: $20 Serve with: Fine cuts of beef, lamb Finding a well-aged, high-quality red at a reasonable price isn't easy, but the world's most reliable source of wines that meet that description has be Spain's Rioja region. At 6 years old, this well-structured Rioja is a mere adolescent in its own development, but it's beginning to show the complexity that only comes with five or more years in the bottle.
NEWS
October 1, 2014
Michael Phelps was largely forgiven for driving drunk near Salisbury University in 2004 because he was 19 years old. The charge was reduced to driving impaired, his record ultimately wiped clean by the courts. Five years later when a photo of him inhaling from a water pipe commonly used to smoke marijuana hit the Internet, he apologized again, and that incident blew over quickly as well. But what happened early Tuesday morning outside the Fort McHenry Tunnel was different. The man who possesses the most Olympic medals of any athlete in history failed a Breathalyzer test.
NEWS
By Lane Page and For The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
Pet owners used to have just a few options when their animals went missing: Call animal control, call the microchip company or turn to an animal psychic.  In the Mid-Atlantic, we can add a fourth to the list: Call a dog. Dogs Finding Dogs, a nonprofit organization of highly trained tracking dogs and handlers formed in 2008, stands ready to assist with the search.   “We find anything that walks on the ground. We can't do birds, and I won't do snakes,” states Anne Wills, founder and executive director of the Halethorpe-based group.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 2014
From: Lodi, Calif Price: $14 Serve with: Beef short ribs, lamb shanks This full-bodied red wine packs a flavorful punch, even if it isn't the most elegant cabernet in California. It offers a full measure of cassis, black raspberry and blackberry fruit, with hints of chocolate cake and coffee. This is not a wine to serve with rack of lamb or beef filet, but would make a wonderful match with some of the less-exalted cuts of red meat. There's lots of burly charm here at an excellent price.
NEWS
September 29, 2014
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BUSINESS
By Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2014
Industry growth and a tide of employee retirements in Baltimore's transportation sector will create or leave open thousands of jobs by 2020, but local job seekers aren't prepared to fill them, according to a study released Monday by the Opportunity Collaborative. Low-income residents lack the needed technical training or have criminal records that make them ineligible for the jobs, according to the study by the coalition of state agencies, local governments, universities and nonprofits tasked with plotting a course toward sustainable economic growth for the Baltimore region.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2014
TORONTO - Even though Ubaldo Jimenez 's first season in an Orioles uniform has been a rough one, the right-hander believes he has made strides in his last few outings. Jimenez said a slight tweak in his delivery has made his unconventional mechanics a little smoother. Instead of moving his hands completely over and behind his head while in the windup, he's raising them just in front of his head, which he said allows him to drive to the plate better and see his target more clearly.
NEWS
By Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
Witnesses said a man fired gunshots at three men after they assaulted and chased him near Catonsville High School on Wednesday night, Baltimore County police said. Police dispatched at about 6:30 p.m. found the man in his early 20s bleeding from his injuries, although not shot or stabbed, in the 200 block of Bloomsbury Ave. between the high school and the Bloomsbury Community Center, department spokesman Sean Vinson said. A gun was found nearby, Vinson said. The man had been running from three men, who ran in turn after he shot at them, witnesses told police.
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