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January 15, 2010
University of Maryland Baltimore County professor Donald Norris is off base in his comments about the Tea Party movement ("'Vote them out' chant comes from tax protesters' rally," Jan. 14). To characterize the anger manifested by the Tea Parties as a phenomenon of "the far right portion of the far right" is stupendously wrong. Mr. Norris sounds like a denizen of the fever swamps of the ideological left. These people are anything but extremists. They simply are sick and tired of having their hard-earned dollars wrested from them by politicians whose overriding interest is winning the next election, pandering to voters that look to government to do everything for them.
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | November 12, 2012
Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be acquainted, another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word: FROWZY Arising obscurely in British regional dialects, frowzy (pronounced FRAU-zee) originally meant "bad smelling," as the closely related word frowsty still does. It has since taken on the sense of "untidy," "scruffy," "neglected in appearance," and (of a place)
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By Rita St. Clair and Rita St. Clair,Contributing Writer | December 27, 1992
Q: In the design magazines I look at, there seems to be a lot of emphasis on decorative trimmings such as gimp, fringe and tassels. Can you provide some guidelines on how to use these additions on upholstered furniture?A: Decorative trims are best used carefully and sparingly. It's a narrow borderline indeed that separates the tasteful display of such doodads from just plain kitsch. This caution pertains, by the way, to all types of decorative additions, including moldings on a wall, finials on a lamp, and cording on a lampshade.
NEWS
By David Horsey | October 30, 2012
Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, the Tea Party usurper who took down Sen. Richard Lugar in the Republican primary, created the biggest political buzz last week by uttering the following sentence in a televised debate: "I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, it is something that God intended to happen. " In an exercise that is becoming repetitive this year, slightly more sane Republicans like Mitt Romney and John McCain were forced to disassociate themselves from the comments of one of their political compatriots -- not that Mr. Romney put much distance between himself and Mr. Mourdock.
NEWS
By MARY CAROLE MCCAULEY | July 16, 2006
The weird, the wacky and the wonderful - the inaugural Capital Fringe Festival will have 'em all. Below is performance information for some shows in the 11-day extravaganza. Dis/Appearing isn't your children's puppet theater. Betsy Rosen of Lost and Found Puppeteers uses gauze and fabric creations to explore such themes as the ennui of daily life, and fantasy vs. reality. July 21-25. Frida Vice-Versa. Actress Marian Licha performs a one-woman show about the fiery Mexican painter, who survived a bout with polio, a crippling accident and the infidelities of husband Diego Rivera to create some of the most memorable art of the 20th century.
NEWS
By From Sun news services | January 20, 2009
Fringe returns to Fox TV tonight with a big, shiny lead-in from American Idol, which will presumably deliver more than a few new viewers to the show, which has been hovering around the 9 million viewer mark with most of its new episodes. People who are already fans, though, won't have to sit through a reintroduction of the series. The series boasts one of Hollywood's most creative producers in J.J. Abrams and a strong leading lady in Anna Torv as Olivia Dunham, an FBI agent tracking paranormal cases.
FEATURES
By Chicago Tribune | October 2, 1991
Feathers, fur and fringe are having a fling in fashion this fall.Designers are using all three most often one at a time to trim, decorate, accompany or otherwise enhance the season's new crop of clothes.Feathers used are often the exuberant ones: long, curly ostrich feathers that ripple with every movement; dramatic black coq feathers that show off their iridescent green highlights as they tremble around necklines or hemlines; or the softest of all feathers, lush marabou that's so closely related to down.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | July 27, 1997
As a warm and lazy July afternoon yesterday beckoned waves of visitors to Artscape, a group of enterprising street vendors established their own thriving bazaar on the fringes of the city's annual festival staged in the Mount Royal neighborhood.Not officially sanctioned by Artscape's organizers, this impromptu fair -- where everything from Honduran cigars to scented oils was peddled -- seemed to draw its own constituency."I wouldn't miss this," said Colleen Hurley, a visitor from Fairfax, Va.She spent part of yesterday afternoon hunched over a sales table on Dolphin Street west of Howard Street, outside the Artscape boundaries.
NEWS
By Elaine Markoutsas and Elaine Markoutsas,Universal Press Syndicate | October 6, 2002
All the trimmings complete an entree and make a meal more festive. But when it comes to decorating, there are widely varying appetites for trims. One camp sees garnishes on upholstery, curtains, bedding and lamps as a visual feast to be devoured. Another view is that furnishings dripping in ornamentation are like too much salt, which can ruin a good recipe. In moderation, trims can add to an interior. The French have a word for it: passementerie, which describes a sumptuous style of silk trimmings that graced the palaces of Louis XIV, XV and XVI. Passementerie was a symbol of wealth.
SPORTS
By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | June 22, 2002
PHILADELPHIA - The path taken by Orioles pitcher Travis Driskill to the visitor's dugout at Veterans Stadium is blocked by a swarm of flying insects, so tiny they can't be seen unless packed together to create a fog. "Ah, they're not so bad," he said, declining to use the standard hand wave that reduces the chance of inhaling them. What about the ballpark itself, a round, dank building with soggy carpeting, rusted pipes and all the personality of a cadaver? "Actually, I don't mind it at all," he said.
NEWS
August 25, 2012
Your recent editorial attempted to link Rep. Todd Akin's stupid and hopefully career-ending comments about rape with the GOP's overall philosophy on women's rights, even though the entire GOP leadership, including Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan, have called for his immediate withdrawal from the Missouri Senate race ("Republicans and rape," Aug. 22). Apparently, The Sun believes the GOP leadership is all about political positioning and that the Republican platform has it in for women's rights.
NEWS
By Doug Mainwaring | August 9, 2011
Last January, after the tragic attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords that left her severely wounded and six people dead, President Barack Obama made an impassioned plea to the nation to tone down political and partisan rhetoric. So it's both surprising and disturbing that on the day that Representative Giffords made her triumphal return to the House floor last week, it was amid the cross-fire of verbal artillery launched by many of her compatriots at House members who possess opposing views.
NEWS
February 17, 2011
The classification of the Harford County Democrats as a "fringe" party would be funny if the thought wasn't so sad ( "Harford Democrats termed fringe party, shut out of redistricting," Feb. 16). Councilman Richard Slutzky's argument that letting Democrats into the redistricting committee would be as unfathomable as (gasp!) letting in the Green Party has no doubt rubbed a sore spot with the Dems. Let me send a brief letter from the fringe to a party that has no idea what the fringe really is. As the state chairman of the Green Party, I am well aware of how the law is turned against those (Greens, Libertarians, the Constitution Party)
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2011
As Harford County begins its redistricting, a legal provision aimed at limiting the influence of small, single-issue parties is being applied to Democrats, who make up nearly half of the county's registered voters. Democrats, who have seen their power steadily decline in recent county elections — and fielded few candidates last year — are now considered a fringe group under redistricting law. Tuesday night, the Republican-dominated County Council shut them out of the committee that will shape council districts for the next decade.
NEWS
By Leonard Pitts Jr | September 26, 2010
Perhaps now, the rest of us will have our say. If there is an overriding hope for the Oct. 30 "Rally to Restore Sanity" that "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart is holding in Washington, surely that's it: a simple prayer that maybe the rest of us will finally be able to get a word in edgewise. The comedian's rally — a "call to reasonableness" it says on the "Daily Show" website — promises a welcome antidote to the tide of craziness now engulfing this country. My colleague, cartoonist Jim Morin, did this great animation on The Miami Herald's website (www.
NEWS
January 15, 2010
University of Maryland Baltimore County professor Donald Norris is off base in his comments about the Tea Party movement ("'Vote them out' chant comes from tax protesters' rally," Jan. 14). To characterize the anger manifested by the Tea Parties as a phenomenon of "the far right portion of the far right" is stupendously wrong. Mr. Norris sounds like a denizen of the fever swamps of the ideological left. These people are anything but extremists. They simply are sick and tired of having their hard-earned dollars wrested from them by politicians whose overriding interest is winning the next election, pandering to voters that look to government to do everything for them.
NEWS
February 17, 2011
The classification of the Harford County Democrats as a "fringe" party would be funny if the thought wasn't so sad ( "Harford Democrats termed fringe party, shut out of redistricting," Feb. 16). Councilman Richard Slutzky's argument that letting Democrats into the redistricting committee would be as unfathomable as (gasp!) letting in the Green Party has no doubt rubbed a sore spot with the Dems. Let me send a brief letter from the fringe to a party that has no idea what the fringe really is. As the state chairman of the Green Party, I am well aware of how the law is turned against those (Greens, Libertarians, the Constitution Party)
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 2007
Go to the Fringe The new and improved, second annual Capital Fringe Festival in Washington should be about 25 percent bigger and more filling than the inaugural debut. During this year's 11-day festival, 120 groups will put on about 500 performances of theater, dance, music and puppetry. Last year, about 90 groups took the stages 400 times. THE NEON MAN AND ME / / Slash Coleman will perform the play at midnight July 20; 12:30 p.m. July 22; 9:15 p.m. July 23; 9 p.m. July 27 and 2 p.m. July 29. Performances will be held at Warehouse Arts - Beyond, 1017 7th St. N.W., Washington.
NEWS
By From Sun news services | January 20, 2009
Fringe returns to Fox TV tonight with a big, shiny lead-in from American Idol, which will presumably deliver more than a few new viewers to the show, which has been hovering around the 9 million viewer mark with most of its new episodes. People who are already fans, though, won't have to sit through a reintroduction of the series. The series boasts one of Hollywood's most creative producers in J.J. Abrams and a strong leading lady in Anna Torv as Olivia Dunham, an FBI agent tracking paranormal cases.
NEWS
By DAVID ZURAWIK and DAVID ZURAWIK,david.zurawik@baltsun.com | September 16, 2008
Fringe, the dark new drama from celebrated producer J.J. Abrams, got off to slow start last week in both ratings and reviews from critics like me (I gave it a mixed review in the belief that it had great potential). Fox made a smart move in sending out tonight's episode so that critics could preview. The hope is that we would urge viewers to give it a second look. So, give it a second look. I still think it might be too freaky, gory and demanding insofar as the suspension of disbelief it asks viewers to make.
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