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By G. Jefferson Price III | March 1, 2005
THE BALTIMORE ZOO reopens today. That is good. No city in the union can call itself genuine without a zoo of its own. Never mind that it'll be called the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore because the state had to bail us out. Why is that, by the way? If the Baltimore Zoo has to be called the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore because the state gave up some money to save it, why isn't the Rocky Gap Lodge and Resort called the Maryland Lodge and Resort at Rocky Gap? Never mind. This isn't about the name.
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April 30, 2013
On Saturday, comic book stores across the country are giving away free comic books in an effort to promote the genre and to support individual comic book stores. This year, an estimated 4.6 million free comic books will be given out at stores across the country. One store participating is Gorilla King Comics, at 1711 Aliceanna St. in Fells Point, owned by Ian Sayre. Sayre, 38, opened the store about a year ago. "We love comics," he said. "Gorilla King Comics is a very classy place at which to buy one's comics.
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By LYN BACKE | March 27, 1995
Remember the famous photo of a gorilla gently cradling a kitten?The nurturer was Koko, a mountain gorilla who has learned to communicate using 500 gestures in American Sign Language and who comprehends 300 more. Koko had asked for the kitten as a birthday present.Mitzi Phillips of the Gorilla Foundation of Woodside, Calif., a sign language instructor and a friend of Koko, will present a lecture on interspecies communication with gorillas at 8 p.m. April 7 at Annapolis High School.The lecture is one of two scheduled this spring to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Anne Arundel County.
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By Jill Rosen, The Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2013
A Baltimore comic store has joined the growing public outcry over DC Comics' decision to hire a gay-marriage opponent and author to write part of the coming "Adventures of Superman" series. Joining many shops nationwide, Gorilla King Comics in Fells Point will not sell the two issues expected to be written by Orson Scott Card. "I have a lot of gay customers," says owner Ian Sayre. "I don't want someone to come in here, see that and think that's me or that anyone in the store supports his policies.
NEWS
By MIKE BOWLER | September 17, 1996
"WE ARE BULKING up to become an 800-pound gorilla.'' Candidate Patrick L. McDonough, quoted by William F. Zorzi Jr., Oct. 3, 1995.''. . . the 800-pound gorilla of the fast-food world -- McDonald's.'' News item, Oct. 9, 1995.''. . . the predictable backlash that any 800-pound gorilla can expect to draw,'' referring to computer magnate Bill Gates. Jean Marbella, Nov. 30, 1995.''The major meat packers -- those 800-pound gorillas.'' Peter A. Jay column, Dec. 3, 1995.''. . . the 800-pound gorilla known as the middle class.
NEWS
By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,Staff Writer | September 1, 1992
On Ritchie Highway in Brooklyn Park, the days of the great ape may be numbered.For six years the gorilla has reigned at Ritchie Car Wash, waving customers in, standing as a distinct landmark amid the bewildering forest of signs that is Ritchie Highway.But now comes the county zoning officer with a zoological beef: That's no gorilla, that's a portable sign, illegal under the Anne Arundel zoning code.And so the clock ticks. By Sept. 10, car wash owner Tom Fine must remove his gorilla from the sidewalk or face fines and possible criminal prosecution.
NEWS
By MICHAEL OLESKER | April 14, 1994
When Wild Man Joe O'Connell went looking for a fight, nobody was safe, including Joe himself. You could look it up. Pro boxers, street fighters, carnival brawlers, he took 'em all on. Plus, not to be overlooked, a gorilla and a kangaroo who should have known better.For the record, Joe says the gorilla and the kangaroo were the roughest fights he had. But that's just his word. Nobody's asked the gorilla or the kangaroo their side of it."I just liked to fight," Joe was explaining yesterday.
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By The Washington Post | January 12, 2009
A commotion occurred about noon yesterday at the Great Ape House at the National Zoo. A collective shriek arose. A stroller jam ensued. Cameras clicked and whirred. Mandara, one of the female gorillas, had just appeared, cradling the zoo's latest addition. Mandara, 26, had given birth to an infant, sex and name undetermined, about 1:45 p.m. Saturday, without fanfare or any evident histrionics on the other side of a large plate glass window in full view of staff employees and a few lucky onlookers.
FEATURES
By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | September 23, 2000
Amore is in the air, and if hopeful Baltimore Zoo officials are correct, their two rare white rhinos, Daisy and Stubby, might be parents one of these days. The romantic union of the two rhinos recalls similar simian nuptials 30 years ago, when Baltimore's Gorilla Jack, an 18-year-old, quarter-ton specimen, was purchased by an Arizona zoo in hopes that he might breed with Hazel, a 10-year-old female, who was described by The Sun as the "demure denizen of the Phoenix Zoo." "Hazel, who is 10, and has a dowry of $5,000, which was gladly accepted by the fathers of the Monumental City.
NEWS
By PETER A. JAY | October 20, 1994
Havre de Grace. -- Suddenly it's no longer taboo to talk about brains.For a generation in this country, the subject of human intelligence has been as unmentionable as were certain body parts in the Victorian era. It could be alluded to, but only indirectly, and certainly not in public. Delicacy and convention demanded certain evasions.Now, all of a sudden, thanks to the publication of one powerful and probably inevitable book, the wraps are off and this difficult, provocative issue stands naked on the stage, with the floodlights on and the customers agape.
FEATURES
By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | August 24, 2011
Kabatwa, a silverback mountain gorilla, carries her twins in the Virunga Mountains, just outside Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda . The babies were born in February. According to a 2010 census, the total number of mountain gorillas has increased by a quarter over the past seven years to reach more than 780 individuals. Two-thirds of them are found in the Virunga chain that straddles Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. They were brought to the world's attention primatologist Dian Fossey.
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By Janene Holzberg and Janene Holzberg,Special to The Baltimore Sun | July 5, 2009
While the last 700 mountain gorillas in the world live under constant threat in central Africa, their guardians are headquartered continents away in Baltimore. The director of a team of "gorilla doctors" who is based at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore will speak Wednesday in Columbia on working in the wild to rescue the species from the brink of extinction. Dr. Michael Cranfield will give a free presentation on the mission of the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project to provide treatment for the powerful primates in their natural habitat in Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
NEWS
By The Washington Post | January 12, 2009
A commotion occurred about noon yesterday at the Great Ape House at the National Zoo. A collective shriek arose. A stroller jam ensued. Cameras clicked and whirred. Mandara, one of the female gorillas, had just appeared, cradling the zoo's latest addition. Mandara, 26, had given birth to an infant, sex and name undetermined, about 1:45 p.m. Saturday, without fanfare or any evident histrionics on the other side of a large plate glass window in full view of staff employees and a few lucky onlookers.
NEWS
May 25, 2007
An 18-year-old alleged gang member who police said killed two men because one was wearing red, the signature color of a rival gang, pleaded guilty yesterday to two counts of first-degree murder. Eric Tate's plea arrangement, worked out by his attorney and the prosecutor and approved by Baltimore Circuit Judge Allen L. Schwait, means that Tate will spend no more than 50 years in prison for his crimes. Tate, who was to stand trial next week, admitted using a 12-gauge shotgun to kill Anthony Taylor Jr., 20, an alleged Bloods member, and Taylor's friend, Adrian Holiday, 19, a community college student who was not in a gang, in September in Baltimore's Barclay neighborhood.
FEATURES
By CHRIS KALTENBACH and CHRIS KALTENBACH,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | March 24, 2006
Next week should make monkeys out of movie lovers everywhere. On Tuesday, Peter Jackson's passionate, utterly satisfying remake of King Kong gets released on DVD - cause for celebration all by itself. On that same day, however, a scaled-down DVD of the classic original King Kong will also be released. Although this edition lacks the many extras included on the film's original DVD release back in November, it's priced at $14.95, meaning it'll be available for under $10 at many retailers - perfect for budget-conscious cinephiles everywhere.
NEWS
By WILLIAM MULLEN and WILLIAM MULLEN,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | February 24, 2006
Alpha, a 45-year-old lowland gorilla at Chicago's Brookfield Zoo, would be about 70 in human terms, but she continues to display such a robust libido that two worried zoo scientists launched a study four years ago to see whether she could still get pregnant. To put it another way, they wanted to know: Do gorillas go through menopause? While human females often live a third of their lives beyond their child-bearing years, science had thought that all other species are able to reproduce until they die. But the researchers at Brookfield Zoo and Lincoln Park Zoo (also in Chicago)
NEWS
By Rachel L. Swarns and Rachel L. Swarns,Knight-Ridder News Service | January 27, 1993
MIAMI -- The smuggling suspect peered into the crate and admired his prize. It looked like a gorilla. It grunted like a gorilla. It stank like a gorilla. But it wasn't a gorilla. It was a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agent working under deep cover -- and deep fur.The suspect, a Mexican zoo chief, fell for the ruse. The feds promptly arrested him on charges of violating the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Surprise No. 1.Surprise No. 2: The gorilla got out of the crate.Mexican zoo chief Victor Bernal freaked out. He screamed.
NEWS
By Anne Stinson | December 5, 1995
EASTON -- Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, they say. What is appealing to one viewer of art may be ho-hum to another. When I saw the bronze gorilla at Bart Walter's display in the sculpture exhibit at the Waterfowl Festival, it was love at first glance. Now I know what they mean by a Sicilian courtship. Boom! A lightning bolt of passion and consuming desire. I had to have it.The price tag put it in the same category as a new, moderate-range automobile. To put things in reasonable context, drive a 1975 car, so it's not extravagant to think about trading up to a newer model.
ENTERTAINMENT
By JAKE COYLE | December 22, 2005
NEW YORK -- In computer-generated bodies not his own, Andy Serkis has starred in two of the most humongously budgeted films of the decade. Serkis, who stands 5 feet 8 inches, plays Kong in Peter Jackson's King Kong. As he did for the "precious"-hungry Gollum in Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy, Serkis' human performance has again been transformed by computer graphics into a fantastical creature. As with Gollum/Smeagol, the actor's every movement was meticulously captured and enlarged into the computer-generated image that is the hulking Kong.
FEATURES
November 5, 2005
Home Tip--Tough Tape--Need something hardier than duct tape? Gorilla Glue's Gorilla Tape is thicker and sticks to most surfaces. $9.99 for 35 yards.
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