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September 15, 1992
By cutting interest rates after insisting stubbornly it would not do so, Germany's fiercely independent central bank, the Bundesbank, is starting to face up to its international responsibilities as manager of the world's newest de facto reserve currency. Long determined to look out solely for what it perceived as German interests, it has been forced to reverse course because its policies were creating global financial turmoil and plunging all of Europe into recession.The key reason for the Bundesbank's timing is Sunday's referendum in France on the Maastricht Treaty.
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SPORTS
By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
There's a typical minor league promotion, there's embracing a minor league promotion, and then there's this. The Orioles' Triple-A affiliate in Norfolk is giving away Ron Johnson garden gnomes, and the team is taking it a bit further to ensure their manager's giveaway is a success by wearing matching gnome jerseys. Here's slugging first baseman Christian Walker modeling both the gnome and the gnome jersey: Christian Walker modeling our gnome jerseys & showing off the Ron Johnson gnome giveaway.
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NEWS
By Dan Fesperman and Dan Fesperman,Sun Staff Correspondent | February 27, 1995
SLUBICE, Poland -- Once upon a time the little garden gnomes of this border town could easily cross into Germany and live happily ever after as lawn ornaments. Sure, some were forever drinking beer. But they were cute in their way and kitschy enough to stand shoulder to shoulder amid the shrubs with gnomes made in Germany.Then along came a legion of trolls to stand guard at the bridge over the Oder River, ending the easy passage for the gnomes of Slubice. The trolls are German customs officers, and when they don't like the looks of a Polish-made gnome, he's as good as gone, whether he's ceramic or plastic.
EXPLORE
July 1, 2011
I am sad to report the loss of a decorative gnome from my home on Ashbourne Road. This statue holds special meaning for me and I am offering a reward for information leading to its return. Please contact the Times (arbutustimes@patuxent.com) if you have any information. Leoba Reimers Arbutus
FEATURES
By Sandra McKee | June 4, 1995
For those who are interested in seeing sculptor Tom Clark's original work, the Tom Clark Museum is located on Main Street in Davidson, N.C.More than 740 of Mr. Clark's works are on display. Included are more than 500 gnomes, a series of famous Americans, several NASCAR Winston Cup drivers and a series titled "The True Builders of America," which reflects Mr. Clark's Elizabethtown roots, with statues of a schoolteacher, community doctor, newspaper boy, blacksmith and his own father, who owned a general store.
BUSINESS
By JAY HANCOCK | January 5, 2003
THE PRICE of tin, whose marriage to copper brought humans out of the Stone Age and which is a component of toothpaste and garbage cans, has risen 15 percent since August to $2.09 a pound. Tin is one of those raw, brandless products, fixed in the commercial bedrock, that sometimes emit crucial economic information. Lately tin, soybeans, cocoa and other commodities might be signaling at least a pause in the trend of lower and lower inflation that began in the early 1980s. It is far too early to say for sure.
FEATURES
By Rosemary Knower and Rosemary Knower,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 5, 1998
In Japan, there are shrines to serenity in the garden. In England, classical statues in languid poses dot the sward. But for sheer, exuberant craziness, it's hard to beat the lawn ornaments of the United States. Nowhere else could you find such a confluence of strangeness. Miniature windmills jostle bending Amish couples with their underwear improbably exposed to the gaze of passers-by. St. Francis shares space with courting frogs. Concrete ducks trail miniature offspring across the grass, and gnomes beam benevolently from the petunias.
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | December 7, 1990
Saddam's latest insight is that countries getting their hostages back will forget about Kuwait.Oil is in glut, but the gnomes who set the prices haven't found out.Another Bangladeshi strong man crumbled. Maybe they are not strong men.
NEWS
By John McIntyre, The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2010
Each week, The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar -- another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. Use it in a sentence in a comment below, and the best sentence will be featured next week. This week's word: GNOMIC It means "wise" and "pithy," often with an overtone of obscurity, usually applied to aphorisms or the writer of aphorisms. The word, pronounced NO-mik, has only an etymological relationship with gnomes, garden or otherwise.
NEWS
By Maureen Rice and Maureen Rice,Contributing Writer | November 27, 1992
Piney Run Nature Center is preparing for one of its holiday traditions -- the "Country Holiday Crafts" event.Christmas carols will be played during demonstrations and craft time from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 5.Workshops will be given on making evergreen garlands, door swags, evergreen centerpieces and pine cone, evergreen and grapevine wreaths.Experienced instructors include Don Smith, Melinda Byrd, Deanna Hoffman, Elaine Sweitzer, Pam Katz and Polly Tomlinson.Instruction will also be available in making pine cone creatures, such as bears or gnomes -- and on making homes for gnomes out of gourds.
SPORTS
By Matt Vensel | April 14, 2011
With the start of the minor-league baseball season comes ridiculous ballpark promotions, and this summer, I can't see anyone touching what the Reading Phillies have come up with. They are giving away a life-size Ryan Howard garden gnome to one insanely lucky fan at tonight's home opener. No, I'm not making this up . This got me thinking about which Orioles player of past or present I would want to defend my lawn (well, assuming I had a lawn). Of the current group of Orioles, it would be hard to top showcasing a giant Vladimir Guerrero with a white beard and triangle hat in my front yard.
NEWS
By John McIntyre, The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2010
Each week, The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar -- another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. Use it in a sentence in a comment below, and the best sentence will be featured next week. This week's word: GNOMIC It means "wise" and "pithy," often with an overtone of obscurity, usually applied to aphorisms or the writer of aphorisms. The word, pronounced NO-mik, has only an etymological relationship with gnomes, garden or otherwise.
NEWS
By Julie Scharper and Julie Scharper,SUN REPORTER | October 27, 2006
For years, Leonardo stood under a bush in Mary Kay Pogar's front yard, red cap at a jaunty angle, thick book tucked under an arm. Then, on a summer day in 2005, the gnome disappeared. After a stop at Pogar's lab at a Towson hospital, he jetted around on Air Force One, went ice fishing in Antarctica and trotted along the Great Wall of China -- at least, if all the photos posted in the lab lounge were to be believed. For Pogar, a pathologist's assistant at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, the images were a tip-off that a co-worker filched her gnome.
NEWS
March 4, 2003
THE AMERICA'S Cup - one of the sporting world's oldest and most prestigious trophies - is about a lot of things, among them wealth, rule-bending, obnoxious behavior, a visual spectacle that beats watching paint dry (most of the time), and more wealth. It does have one nonnegotiable element: salt water. And yet the Swiss won it. They won't even be able to defend it properly - they've got nowhere to race. Even if they dumped all the salt in Utah into Lake Geneva, they still wouldn't have an ocean.
BUSINESS
By JAY HANCOCK | January 5, 2003
THE PRICE of tin, whose marriage to copper brought humans out of the Stone Age and which is a component of toothpaste and garbage cans, has risen 15 percent since August to $2.09 a pound. Tin is one of those raw, brandless products, fixed in the commercial bedrock, that sometimes emit crucial economic information. Lately tin, soybeans, cocoa and other commodities might be signaling at least a pause in the trend of lower and lower inflation that began in the early 1980s. It is far too early to say for sure.
NEWS
April 9, 1998
THE SHOW has been controversial from the start. Many rightly question whether children so young should be watching it. With a cast of pint-sized characters, the show -- strangely, but perhaps predictably -- has become a cult hit among age groups for which it was never intended.We're referring to "Teletubbies," the British show imported by U.S. public television for toddlers but also rated as a favorite among college students overseas.Or, we could be describing "South Park," the profane nighttime cartoon on cable TV about a group of kids, one of whom dies weekly.
FEATURES
By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | June 4, 1995
Davidson, N.C. -- Tom Clark's gnomes make you think of fairy tales. They are small, colorful creatures at play and work. They are industrious and humorous and totally born of imagination."
NEWS
April 9, 1998
THE SHOW has been controversial from the start. Many rightly question whether children so young should be watching it. With a cast of pint-sized characters, the show -- strangely, but perhaps predictably -- has become a cult hit among age groups for which it was never intended.We're referring to "Teletubbies," the British show imported by U.S. public television for toddlers but also rated as a favorite among college students overseas.Or, we could be describing "South Park," the profane nighttime cartoon on cable TV about a group of kids, one of whom dies weekly.
FEATURES
By Rosemary Knower and Rosemary Knower,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 5, 1998
In Japan, there are shrines to serenity in the garden. In England, classical statues in languid poses dot the sward. But for sheer, exuberant craziness, it's hard to beat the lawn ornaments of the United States. Nowhere else could you find such a confluence of strangeness. Miniature windmills jostle bending Amish couples with their underwear improbably exposed to the gaze of passers-by. St. Francis shares space with courting frogs. Concrete ducks trail miniature offspring across the grass, and gnomes beam benevolently from the petunias.
FEATURES
By Sandra McKee | June 4, 1995
For those who are interested in seeing sculptor Tom Clark's original work, the Tom Clark Museum is located on Main Street in Davidson, N.C.More than 740 of Mr. Clark's works are on display. Included are more than 500 gnomes, a series of famous Americans, several NASCAR Winston Cup drivers and a series titled "The True Builders of America," which reflects Mr. Clark's Elizabethtown roots, with statues of a schoolteacher, community doctor, newspaper boy, blacksmith and his own father, who owned a general store.
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