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By Rita St. Clair and Rita St. Clair,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | February 13, 1994
Now that we no longer automatically look for the matching three-piece suite, the task of furnishing a bedroom or living room affords plenty of opportunity for creative expression. At the same time, it doesn't make things easy.A number of questions have to be considered. For example: What will work with what I've already got? Which new pieces go together? And why can't I find the right coffee table to go with my wonderful sofa?So while we have come to believe that matching is a big bore, we've also learned that mixing can be a big headache.
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By Jonas Shaffer, The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2012
COLLEGE PARK - Mike Locksley is 42 years old, a father of four and a $500,000-a-year offensive coordinator. Mike Locksley is also well versed in the art of freestyle rap. Just not well enough, apparently. "My kids will tell you I'm awful at it," Locksley said Tuesday, chuckling heartily before repeating once more for emphasis: "Awful at it. " He knows enough to know what he likes, though, and what he doesn't. So when he strolled through the Maryland locker room after one practice this spring, his first back in College Park in a decade, and heard defensive back Jeremiah Johnson's lyrical barbs aimed at his offense, he turned to the sophomore.
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By Rita St. Clair and Rita St. Clair,Contributing Writer Los Angeles Times Syndicate | January 23, 1994
Q: I'm looking for an affordable, tall piece of furniture that can be placed at the end of a long, narrow hallway. I have been told that such an addition will make the hall appear shorter, which would definitely be desirable in this situation. Do you have some thoughts on what sort of piece might be interesting? The ceiling height, by the way, is just about average: 8 feet, 6 inches.A: The height of the piece is not the key factor in the effect you're trying to achieve. Decorative interest, on the other hand, is absolutely essential if the hallway is to seem shorter.
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By Mike Preston | October 25, 2011
There is no magic formula for the Ravens to win, but running back Ray Rice has to touch the ball between 25 to 35 times a game as either a receiver or running back. In the Ravens 12-7 loss to Jacksonville Monday night, Rice had only eight carries for 28 yards and five receptions for 35 yards. He was the target on eight passes. Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs was surprised that Rice didn't have a lot of carries even though Jacksonville running back Maurice Jones Drew carried 30 times for 105 yards.
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By Rita St. Clair and Rita St. Clair,Contributing Writer Los Angeles Times Syndicate | September 26, 1993
Q: Having increased the size of our kitchen, we now have the opposite problem faced by many of your readers. The room is so big that it seems to present overwhelming difficulties. How do we produce a cozy, country-type design in a space with high ceilings, dark wood cabinets and floor and a huge amount of empty wall space?A: I chose this photo, which shows part of a larger room, hoping it will provide you with inspiration for your entire space. As you can see, almost no surface here has been left bare.
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By Rita St. Clair | December 9, 1990
Q: I want to do over a large bedroom that now contains an Early American maple furniture set. My aim is to transform the current boy's-room look into something softer and more romantic. Unfortunately, I can afford to replace only some of the smaller pieces. What do you advise?A: One sure way to soften any room, especially a bedroom, is to use pale colors and lots of fabric. This can be achieved even when the setting contains heavy and not-so-graceful furniture.May I suggest, though, that instead of replacing some smaller pieces, you take roughly the same amount of money and go out and buy a new bed?
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | March 9, 2004
Corvis Communications Corp., which sells network equipment and telecommunications services, agreed yesterday to buy closely held Focal Communications Corp. for $101 million in stock and $109 million in assumed debt. With the deal, Corvis is adding a local-telephone network with 4,000 customers, the Columbia company said in a statement. Its shares rose 6 percent. Chief Executive Officer David Huber is transforming Corvis into a phone carrier after sales of fiber-optic gear slumped. Last year, he bought the long-haul network of the former Broadwing Inc. The purchase of Focal, which emerged from bankruptcy last year, will help Corvis pare network-access costs by giving it a local service that sells to businesses and to other phone providers.
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By Nancy Taylor Robson and Nancy Taylor Robson,Special to the Sun | March 2, 2003
Since the ancient Hanging Gardens of Babylon, gardeners have used pots to accent and punctuate, to add depth, height, color and definition to a space. A massive tub for a Lebanese cedar, hanging clay pots for draping annuals, stone urns for ferns, and even an empty amphora as a simple but distinctive focal point. "At one place we used a ribbed antique oil jar that stands three feet tall," says Jay Graham, president of Graham Landscape Architecture in Annapolis. "It didn't need plants in it, since it had plants all around."
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,SUN STAFF | July 8, 2001
The tie that binds in Lawyers Hill is a small, aging community hall -- optimistically named the Elk Ridge Assembly Rooms, as it has a grand total of four. Inside its quaint main room, residents gather for summer potluck dinners and Fourth of July parties, keeping alive the traditions of times gone by. Neighbors say the hall is the reason they're an unusually close-knit group. And as it becomes increasingly difficult to maintain the 130-year- old wooden structure -- the hall is again offering residents a reason to rally together.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun reporter | January 8, 2008
COLLEGE PARK -- This was supposed to be a breakout season for Maryland sophomore Landon Milbourne. His minutes would increase, his role would expand and he would become one of the focal points of the team's offense. Midway through the season, all but the last has occurred. Holy Cross@Maryland Tonight, 8, CSN+, 1300 AM, 105.7 FM
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2010
Opposing defenses are beginning to catch on to Cody Lehrer, and for good reason. The sophomore attackman for Mount St. Mary's has scored 44 goals this season, fourth-most among DivisionI players. That kind of production has inspired a few opponents to try to prevent Lehrer from even touching the ball. "I've faced shutoffs in a good number of games this season," Lehrer said. "It can be frustrating at times, but at the same time, I view it as a compliment. They have a respect for me and see me as a threat.
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By Tracy Wilkinson and Tribune Newspapers | January 16, 2010
The woman wailed outside the ruins of Cathedrale de Notre-Dame de Port-au-Prince, the Roman Catholic cathedral that symbolized Haiti's religious fervor. "This is what God did!" she cried Friday morning. "See what God can do!" Tuesday's earthquake brought down the roof of the enormous pink-and-cream cathedral, filling the apse and nave with tons of rubble. The quake punched out its vivid stained-glass windows, twisted its wrought-iron fencing and sliced brick walls like cake. The western steeple, which had soared more than 100 feet in the sky, toppled onto parishioners praying at an outdoor shrine to St. Emmanuel.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun reporter | January 8, 2008
COLLEGE PARK -- This was supposed to be a breakout season for Maryland sophomore Landon Milbourne. His minutes would increase, his role would expand and he would become one of the focal points of the team's offense. Midway through the season, all but the last has occurred. Holy Cross@Maryland Tonight, 8, CSN+, 1300 AM, 105.7 FM
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By ROB KASPER | December 8, 2007
When December snowflakes fall, I get overwhelmed by the notion that I should electrify the homestead for the holidays. Usually, I simply remain stretched out in my Barcalounger, and this feeling passes. Then I promise myself that next year, sure as there are idiotic snow drivers and rising utility rates, I am going to put up tasteful outdoor decorations. Recently, I pried myself out of the Barcalounger long enough to huddle with some outdoor lighting professionals to find out how they set the world aglow.
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By Andrew A. Green and Andrew A. Green,Sun reporter | September 2, 2006
Democrats find foothold over Iraq policy President Bush vowed this week to make the fall mid-term elections a fight over the war in Iraq, saying Democrats who oppose it are jeopardizing the struggle against terrorism at their political peril. But in Maryland's high-profile U.S. Senate race, the Democratic candidates show no sign of being cowed. The debate over Iraq for them is not on whether the war was wise, but on how quickly the U.S. should get out. A televised debate Thursday between the two leading candidates, U.S. Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin and former congressman Kweisi Mfume, brought Iraq policy to the forefront of the contest.
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By EILS LOTOZO and EILS LOTOZO,PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER | July 9, 2006
Outside, accessories can add structure, texture, drama and wit. Think of a bench beckoning at the end of a path, a statue semi-shrouded in foliage, a fountain bubbling on a patio, a gate that suggests more green delights beyond. "Ornaments are something that can really reflect your personality in a garden," says Inta Krombolz, who has spent nearly 30 years turning her 3-acre West Chester, Pa., property into an award winner. Ancient Egyptians accented their green spaces with pools, pergolas and trees in earthenware pots.
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July 16, 2004
On July 14, 2004, MARILYN EVANS succumbed to ovarian cancer after fighting it successfully for 2.5 yrs. Sunny and upbeat she was a social focal point for her colleagues at Honeywell where she worked as a software engineer on the Hubble telescope simulation team. Now she is at peace in a place even beyond the farthest galaxies. Marilyn went in style, the way she lived her life. Dancing she loved and tennis and fine dining; shopping and travelling. She will live on in the loving memories of her life's companion, family and friends.
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By EILS LOTOZO and EILS LOTOZO,PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER | July 9, 2006
Outside, accessories can add structure, texture, drama and wit. Think of a bench beckoning at the end of a path, a statue semi-shrouded in foliage, a fountain bubbling on a patio, a gate that suggests more green delights beyond. "Ornaments are something that can really reflect your personality in a garden," says Inta Krombolz, who has spent nearly 30 years turning her 3-acre West Chester, Pa., property into an award winner. Ancient Egyptians accented their green spaces with pools, pergolas and trees in earthenware pots.
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By JILL ROSEN and JILL ROSEN,SUN REPORTER | May 1, 2006
If one could measure regret per square foot, the little structure built 16 years ago next to the Inner Harbor's iconic Constellation would be off the slip-up scales. The paint had scarcely dried when condemnation began rolling in: The building is not only homely, critics groused, it covers up the very thing it's intended to promote. "You'd be hard-pressed to find any architect's group that would give that an award," says Donald C. Fry, president of the Greater Baltimore Committee. "It does not provide the attraction worthy of the dock that's a centerpiece of the Inner Harbor."
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By Elaine Markoutsas and Elaine Markoutsas,Universal Press Syndicate | May 15, 2005
They're shapely, chic, sexy and sometimes funky. They lend color and personality to interiors. And they light up a room. If you've somehow overlooked pendant lights, you're missing out on a small accessory that packs electrifying clout in the home today. Pendant lights are scaled-down versions of chandeliers, a single hanging entity without the extra branches. The light may be stripped to a bare bulb suspended from a rod or cord or housed in a decorative shade crafted from glass, resin, metal or fabric.
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