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September 25, 2013
The annual French film series presented by McDaniel College and the college's foreign languages department concludes Thursday with "Polisse," a film directed and co-written by French actress Maiwenn. The 127-minute film about the Child Protection Unit of the Paris Police Department and a photographer who is assigned to cover the unit begins at 6 p.m. in Decker Auditorium in Lewis Hall of Science on the school's Westminster campus. A post-screening discussion will be led by Richard Brett, associate professor of cinema at McDaniel.
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By Mikita Brottman | September 29, 2014
I was close to 40 when I discovered how love really feels. The object of my affection was a French bulldog, sold to us as Oliver and rechristened Grisby. His color was officially designated "fawn piebald," which meant he had very pretty markings of light brown and white, about half of each. His fur was short and soft, and his large, expressive ears were light brown on the back, dark pink inside and could seem almost translucent in the sunlight. His mouth was wide and when he trotted along with his pink tongue hanging out, it formed a permanent smile.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2010
Having served 16 years on the Howard County Board of Education, Sandra French said the one constant during her time there has been a "collegial kind of competition" and a sense of respect for one's fellow members. That is why, the incumbent says, that as she runs for another term, she's concerned that this year's campaign has been full of negative commentary. "We have candidates who have already decided which candidates would be good or bad, and they even have on the Web sites negative comments," said French, one of nearly a dozen candidates seeking to fill four vacancies for the coming term.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2014
When Evelyn Gorman bought her then-10-year-old contemporary brick townhouse in Ruxton 25 years ago, change was the first order of business. To this seasoned interior designer from New York City, there was no reason not to create everything in her style - one she calls "country French in an eclectic, sophisticated approach. " The obvious starting point was getting rid of the 1980s kitchen that was prominently avocado green. "I have always tried to be true to my own design concepts," said the award-winning designer and former interior design columnist for the Baltimore Jewish Times.
NEWS
July 22, 2003
On July 19, 2003, WILLARD B. FRENCH "Will" of Arnold, beloved husband of the late Virginia Dorothea French, devoted father of Margaret French Williams and Steven A. French, dear brother of Elizabeth Novak, loving grandfather of Amy, Donald and ChristopherFriends may call at the Barranco & Sons, P.A., Severna Park Funeral Home, Ritchie Highway at Robinson Road on Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Services Thursday 10 A.M. Interment Maryland Veterans Cemetery,...
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April 14, 2003
THERE'S REALLY nothing like the power of a big wave, all that water rising, cresting, crashing down and churning across dangerous shallows, like a building collapsing. The sound alone can be riveting, terrifying and unforgettable. And among big-wave aficionados, certain beaches - particularly in Hawaii and California - are renowned for reliably producing these giant walls of water, swells 60 feet tall or more. As such, they are just about holy places, luring world-class surfers on high-risk quests that they tend to describe in spiritual terms.
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April 16, 2010
"Kirikou and the Sorceress" (1998) Michel Ocelot's splendid animated feature tells a sensual, guilt-free fairy tale — a West African fable about the power of original innocence. A tiny baby boy named Kirikou pushes himself out of his mother at birth and rarely stops moving until he defeats the sorceress Karaba, who has laid waste to his village. Most of Kirikou's powers are simple, not super: the bravery of someone who doesn't know his limits, the forceful logic of untainted intelligence, a knack for healing rather than for revenge.
NEWS
March 11, 2014
My wife of 46 years is French, and as a result I have spent a lot of time in France and ridden the SNCF rails in France. I have a brother-in-law who was a SNCF engineer. So seeing the acronym in a recent article, I wondered why someone was publicly singling out French complicity in German-instigated atrocities, especially since the French were not the only Europeans to have done so. Having read Alain Leray's recent commentary, I now see why SNCF has become a subject of such interest ( "SNCF: Holocaust legislation is discriminatory," March 10)
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September 24, 2004
On September 22, 2004, ROSLYN ANNETTE; loving daughter of Elsie and Willie French, Jr.; dearest sister of Edith Renee, Ramona and Rhonda French. She is also survived by nieces, Shaneera, Shaleta and Alexis; great-nephews, Eric and Eddie; one great niece Zoe' and a host of other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST, INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue, on Sunday at 3 P.M., where Memorial Service will commence at 3:30 P.M.
NEWS
September 14, 2003
On September 12, 2003, STEVEN THOMAS FRENCH, 45, of Stevensville, MD; beloved husband of Michele French, of Stevensville, MD; step-father of Damon Costa and Lauren Costa, both of Stevensville, MD; son of Stanley French and Helen Mankins, of Wisconsin; brother of Sonny French, of PA, Mike French, of TX, Donald French, of PA and Joseph Mankin, of WV; step-brother of Ronald Hankel, of Brookville, MD and Carol Lueandowski, of Chicago, IL. A Memorial Service...
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Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
Everyone has a remedy to beat the summer heat, from a trip to the pool to a snowball from a shack. At Midnight Sun, we prefer the tried, true and futile practice of complaining about unrelenting humidity over cold drinks at a comfortable bar. It accomplishes little besides a buzz, and that's just fine. On a recent Friday evening, Le Garage Beer Bar & Frites - which opened in May on Hampden's West 36th Street, better known as the Avenue - offered a low-key backdrop for such sweat-induced grumbling.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2014
What remarkable lives they led. The five men, who hailed mostly from the pinnacle of French aristocracy, were liberals who threw off their own privileges to build a more equitable society. Individually, they danced with Marie Antoinette, fled the guillotine, spied for their country and played a role in a slave revolt in Haiti. All five relocated to Philadelphia, and in just a handful of years managed to exert a lasting impact on the fledgling United States of America. Francois Furstenberg, an associate professor of history at the Johns Hopkins University, follows the exiles on their American adventures in his new book, "When the United States Spoke French.
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The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2014
The owners of the Philadelphia Wings, one of nine teams in the indoor National Lacrosse League, plan to move the franchise for the 2015 season. The organization is taking part in discussions with a new strategic partner for relocation, pending NLL Board of Governors approval. Fans that have placed deposits or paid in full for the 2015 season will be issued a full refund, in the same manner in which they paid, within seven days. Inside Lacrosse has speculated that the team will move to Connecticut, but has no confirmation.
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By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
Here's a restaurant with some sharp ideas about how a French bistro should behave when it's in 21st-century Hampden - be just French enough, without being too French. Le Garage opened last month in the site where The Dogwood restaurant had its valiant run. The space, which sits below street level, has never been considered an asset, but what the operators of Le Garage have done is rather cunning. Instead of fighting their location, they've exploited the space to create an environment that feels secluded and cool, like a place for folks in the know.
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Sports Digest | June 3, 2014
Francis Tiafoe of Riverdale Park, who on Sunday advanced to the second round of the 2014 Junior French Open with a straight-sets win, was eliminated Monday by unseeded German Jan Choinski . The Prince George's County product entered the tournament at Roland Garros as the No. 1 seed in the junior competition. "It's not easy," Tiafoe said afterward. "Obviously you're feeling pressure, me being the one seed, and the guy is playing unbelievable tennis. Obviously you're thinking you don't want to lose in the second round.
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Sports Digest | June 1, 2014
Tennis Tiafoe top-seeded in French Open juniors Francis Tiafoe , 16, of Riverdale Park in Prince George's County will make his French Open debut today in the first round of the junior tournament in Paris. Tiafoe, who grew up training on clay at the Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park, is the top seed and will face 17-year-old wild card Clement Larriere . Tiafoe entered a lower-rung pro tournament in Spain last month, where he won two matches before falling to a 23-year-old Belgian in three sets.
NEWS
May 29, 2014
Sandra H. French Age : 70 Occupation : Retired Educator Education: A.B. Mulhenberg College, English major with Education and Spanish minors Postgraduate work at Loyola College, 30 credits in English and Education Master's Equivalent Certificate: Maryland State Department of Education Previous elected office/community involvement : Governor's Appointee, Commission on Special Education, Access and Equity...
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2014
Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a relatively obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar, another brick to add to the wall of your vocabulary. This week's word:  SOI-DISANT English has a complicated relationship with French. Thanks to the Normans, more than half of English words are of French or Latin derivation. French also enjoyed a very long span of prestige; it was commonly spoken at the royal courts of Europe and was the language of international diplomacy until Anglo-American political, military, and economic power gave English greater heft in the twentieth century.  So it is not surprising that English should have incorporated a large number of words wholesale from French, of which today's word, soi-disant  (pronounced SWAH-duh-SAHN)
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