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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | March 22, 2013
The sight couldn't have been easy for Ravens fans: Ed Reed wearing a Houston Texans' hat and later holding up a blue No. 20 jersey. For Reed, a Raven for 11 seasons and one of the franchise's best ever players, it wasn't an easy decision either. At a news conference Friday in Houston in which he was introduced as the newest Texan, Reed called leaving the Ravens “probably the hardest thing ever in life.” “It's not so much as leaving, because like I said, I'm going to be part of the community, and I'm going to be part of this community.
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By Mike Giuliano | June 13, 2013
If you've simply been too busy to read all of the world's great literature, the Columbia Festival of the Arts has got a time-saving program for you. When the three-member Reduced Shakespeare Company performs "All the Great Books (abridged)" on Saturday, June 22 at 8 p.m. at Rouse Theatre, it promises to cram dozens of famous novels into what company member Brent Tubbs describes as a "fast and furious" 98 minutes. Here's your chance to hear pocket versions of "The Brothers Karamazov," "Little Women," "Don Quixote," "The Odyssey," "Frankenstein," "Oliver Twist" and many more.
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May 13, 1998
"I think that 'Ramona Forever' by Beverly Cleary is a great book because Ramona has her own way of solving problems. Ramona has no friends and her sister, Beezus, always yells at her. 'Ramona Forever' is a great book because it gets emotional when Ramona is sick for two weeks. Ramona tries to do everything she can because Beezus always brags about how good she is and what she can do." -- Ivana Linghan, Grade 4, Elmwood Elementary
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | March 22, 2013
The sight couldn't have been easy for Ravens fans: Ed Reed wearing a Houston Texans' hat and later holding up a blue No. 20 jersey. For Reed, a Raven for 11 seasons and one of the franchise's best ever players, it wasn't an easy decision either. At a news conference Friday in Houston in which he was introduced as the newest Texan, Reed called leaving the Ravens “probably the hardest thing ever in life.” “It's not so much as leaving, because like I said, I'm going to be part of the community, and I'm going to be part of this community.
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May 27, 1998
"I would recommend 'Black Beauty' by Anna Sewell because it is realistic. I would also recommend this book because it is enjoyable. Read to find out what a great horse she was."Bryan Washington, Grade 3Leith Walk Elementary"I really liked the book 'Elsa' written by Joy Adamson, because it was about a lioness and because it was about Africa. And Elsa was cute when she was a baby. And her cubs were cute when she had them."Jack Mitchell, Grade 1Riderwood Elementary"I think 'Where the Sidewalk Ends' by Shel Silverstein is a great book.
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August 22, 2001
"I read Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis. It was about a boy on a journey to find his father. It was a great book, and I could not put it down." -- Kim Hilson Roland Park Elementary "A great book to read is Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz. It is a story about a boy named Alex Rider, whose uncle supposedly died in a car crash. Alex discovers his uncle was a secret agent who was in fact murdered. Alex is trained to take over his uncle's dangerous mission armed only with a very special yo-yo, some acidic zit-away cream and a very hi-tech Game Boy. I like this book because it is suspenseful and full of excitement."
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November 8, 1998
"My favorite book, 'Fudge-A-Mania' by Judy Blume, is about Fudge and his adventures to Maine because he thinks he's going to get married to Sheila Tubman. Also, Peter thought the Tubmans wouldn't be with Peter's family where they are staying."- Brad AndrulonisPine Grove Elementary"I think 'Harriet the Spy' by Louise Fitzhugh is a great book because it's a mystery. It's also a funny book. Lots of people think it is a sad book because everybody in her class keeps picking on her. That's why I think it is a great book."
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June 10, 1998
"I think 'Bunnicula' by Dorothy Howe is a great book. I like vampires and that is why. If you like vampires you should read this book. This book is about a dog, a cat and they are trying to see if the bunny is a vampire or not. These are more reasons to read this book. It is a funny book because Bunnicula drank all the tomato juice. I like this book because I like to solve mysteries."Shannon Kennedy, Grade 4Elmwood Elementary" 'Flubber' is about a Professor Brainard and his discovery of Flubber on his way to get married to Sara.
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January 24, 1999
"Have you ever wondered what it's like to be inside a twister? Well, if you have, you would love this story. It is called 'Old Ramon' by Jack Schaefer and it's a great book. 'Old Ramon' is a farmer who has to teach this kid how to be a farmer. He teaches him how to get through deserts, what to do in the case of a twister and how to bring sheep through mountains. If you like adventure you've got to read this book. I especially learned how hard it is to be a farmer."-- Jonathan Zwaig, Greenmount School" 'The Case of the Shark Encounter' by Nancy E. Krulik is my favorite book because it stars my favorite twin girls, Mary-Kate and Ashley.
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September 29, 1996
Marlo Morgan's "Mutant Message Down Under." It's wonderful because it allows a glimpse into the Australian aboriginal world uncorrupted by the unnatural trappings we humans have invented. ... A great book along the same lines is Arthur Versluis' "Sacred Earth: The Spiritual Landscape of North America."I'm also reading Robin Murphy's "Lotus Materia Medica." It's one of the new generation of Materia Medicas (Books of homeopathic remedies). It's comprehensive, extensive - indispensible for anyone interested in homeopathy.
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By Liz Atwood | May 18, 2008
Kristin Covaleskie, Baltimore City's Teacher of the Year, makes a surprising admission. For years she encouraged her students to read, while she herself didn't enjoy reading very much. All that changed when Harry Potter cast a spell on her. From the moment she picked up the first book in J.K. Rowling's series, she was hooked. Covaleskie, who grew up in Oneida, N.Y., has taught in the city schools for 12 years - the past six at Northwood Elementary. The fourth grade teacher is single and lives in Butchers Hill.
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By EDEN UNGER BOWDITCH and EDEN UNGER BOWDITCH,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 10, 2006
Shirley Sussman Sales associate / special orders / buyer The Ivy Bookshop, Baltimore Salary --$10 an hour Age --56 Years on the job --four Life before books --As a stay-at-home mother, she raised four children, now ages 19 to 31. "I was a Girl Scout leader and all of that." She went back to school after she took this job, earning a master's in writing from the Johns Hopkins University. On taking the job --Her love of books was the inspiration. "Writing is so solitary and I get as much pleasure from giving as getting.
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By PHOTOS BY NANINE HARTZENBUSCH and PHOTOS BY NANINE HARTZENBUSCH,SUN PHOTOGRAPHER | April 26, 2006
The Naval Academy was served a resounding 5-0 defeat Sunday in the 24th annual croquet match against St. John's College. The midshipmen, clad in white sweaters and slacks, did not live up to hopes that they might build on last spring's victory over the Johnnies, who wore "Back in the USSR" T-shirts featuring a croquet mallet and a sickle. "We wanted to rattle the Navy team," said the Johnnies' imperial wicket, or captain, Matt Mangold. "After they won last year, they were cheering and chanting, `USA, USA!
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By PETER SCHMUCK | February 17, 2005
ORLANDO, Fla. - The NHL just canceled the 2004-05 season, leaving hundreds of sports fans across the nation wondering what they are going to do to fill the horrible void created by the stubborn pucksters and their equally stubborn employers. Here are a few suggestions: Read a great book. There is some terrific literature out there, though I don't envy the Barnes & Noble folks who have been agonizing over whether to put Jose Canseco's new bestseller in the fiction or non-fiction section.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Molly Knight and Molly Knight,Sun Staff | December 7, 2003
In the weeks leading up to the holidays, books -- preferably those with wide girths, glossy covers and discount stickers -- fly off the shelves. Wrapped in neat, rectangular packages, they are handed to their recipients with the obligatory: "I heard it's a must-read." Maybe so. But as with so many of the must-reads, these books become "need-to-reads" -- those that form towering piles by your bedside and gather dust on your shelves. Those that you intend to read, but never will. Those otherwise known as the Great Unread Books.
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By Kathy Bergren Smith and Kathy Bergren Smith,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 26, 2003
The Friday morning routine in Juliet Iannoli-Catanzaro's seventh-grade language arts class at Lindale Middle School in Linthicum starts with rearranging the room. The desks are swung into a circle and pupils take their seats by their friends. Seventh-grade gossip quiets quickly as "Ms. Iannoli" passes a slim paperback to each pupil in the weekly Touchstones discussion program, which has roots in the Great Books curriculum at St. John's College and is used in dozens of schools throughout Anne Arundel County.
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January 5, 2000
" 'Pippi Goes on Board' by Astrid Lindgren is about a little girl who does things by herself. Pippi doesn't have a mother because her mother died when she was young. Pippi has two good friends named Annika and Tommy. Pippi has two red ponytails on the side of her head. Pippi has small feet, but she wears these big, black shoes. I would recommend this book." -- Audrea Alston, Eutaw Marshburn Elementary " 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' by Roald Dahl is a great book for candy lovers.
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November 18, 1998
" 'Chicken Sunday' by Patricia Polacco is a great book to read. It teaches you values, such as saving money, sharing and caring for others. The best part was when the children put all their money together to buy a new Easter bonnet for their Gramma Eula. The funniest part was when the grandmother said, 'When I die, on chicken Sunday, pour chicken soup over my grave.'"Danielle StylesChurch Lane Elementary" 'Wayside School is Falling Down' by Louis Sachar is a funnbook. I like the part when Alecan puts her socks on her ears.
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By Deitrich Curry and Deitrich Curry,SUN STAFF | January 21, 2003
Visitors who walk through the green double doors of Ilchester Elementary into the Ellicott City school's main hall these days, see a cardboard box with a lime green sign and the words "A Gift of Reading." The box represents a remarkable exercise of giving that has involved thousands of students in schools across Howard County over the past few years. It started six years ago at Ilchester, where the PTA was looking for a way to gather books to be distributed to less fortunate pupils. Notices were sent home to parents, urging them to help their children identify good books to pass along to others.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Pakenham | July 21, 2002
Clearing the Bases: The Greatest Baseball Debates of the Last Century, by Allen Barra (St. Martin's, 261 pages, $24.95) Barra, sports columnist for The Wall Street Journal and widely published elsewhere, writes that he spent much of his early life wondering who or what event was the very best of almost everything in sports. There was no concise source of answers -- just masses of records. So -- as so many wonderful books occur -- he set out to write the book he wanted to read. He goes about the job with meticulous care, with energy and delight.
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