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By Chris Kridler and Chris Kridler,Sun Staff Writer | July 22, 1994
For the reader uninformed about Arab cultures, Fatima Mernissi's charming memoir "Dreams of Trespass" has a rather shocking subtitle: "Tales of a Harem Girlhood."The word "harem" has a connotation in the West, Ms. Mernissi writes, of "splendid palaces full of luxuriously dressed and lasciviously reclined indolent women," awaiting the emperor's bidding. While such imperial harems have their place in history, the more common one is what Ms. Mernissi writes about. She grew up in a domestic harem, in which a man might have more than one wife but was often monogamous and "carried on the tradition of women's seclusion."
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By Kevin Eck and By Kevin Eck,Special to the Sun | April 14, 2002
Outside White Marsh Mall Tuesday, it was overcast and rainy. Inside, it was a seemingly routine weekday afternoon. Routine, that is, except inside one store on the second level, where Playboy Playmate Christi Shake was causing quite a stir. Shortly before 3 p.m., a line of people formed inside the News Center magazine shop to meet Shake, the centerfold in the current issue of Playboy who also happens to be a 1998 graduate of Chesapeake High School in nearby Essex. By 3:30, the line had increased to 50 or so people, spilling out of the store toward Radio Shack and Cartoon Cuts.
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By Eric Siegel and Eric Siegel,SUN STAFF | August 31, 1996
The former owners of the Harem nightclub pleaded guilty yesterday to failing to report $230,000 they skimmed from their strip joint on The Block, Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. announced.The guilty pleas in Anne Arundel Circuit Court of Paul Battaglia, 48, and Mahala Anderton Battaglia, 27, mark the first tax convictions stemming from the problem-ridden January 1994 raid by the state police on Baltimore's infamous red light district.The Battaglias could face up to 10 years in jail for filing a false tax return when they are sentenced Oct. 28 by Judge Pamela North, but prosecutors are recommending a three-year sentence with all but six months suspended.
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By John Timpane | September 2, 2001
PHILADELPHIA - Washington and sex: Perfect together. From its earliest days as a knocked-together outpost in a malarial swamp, to its current state as one-half urban nightmare and one-half Power Shangri-La, our nation's capital ever has been a sex mecca. Whorehouse neighborhoods long conveniently hawked their wares a few blocks from the Capitol. Dignitaries both established and visiting could saunter or, if pressed, hop on a horse and gallop to refreshment between wrangles. So says the historic record.
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By Scott Higham and Scott Higham,Sun Staff Writer | May 5, 1994
State police Sgt. Warren Rineker admitted sharing a hotel room with a woman married to the owner of a Block bar he had been investigating but swore he didn't have sex with her, according to court testimony released yesterday.In his first public comments about the incident, Sergeant Rineker said he and the woman were friends, nothing more. He said the couple checked into the Susse Chalet hotel in Rosedale in February because the roads had become impassable during an ice storm."I offered she could share the room because of the road conditions," the sergeant testified in Baltimore County Circuit Court.
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By Valli Herman and Valli Herman,Los Angeles Daily News | October 16, 1991
Scarlett O'Hara symbolized in fiction what many real women in history suffered for beauty.In a memorable opening scene from "Gone With the Wind," the young heroine held onto a bedpost while a servant struggled to lace Scarlett's corset into an 18-inch waist.Such manipulation of the human form stretches as far back as recorded history, said Jack Handford, a retired professor of costume history at the Otis Parsons Institute of Design."The most recent era of corsetry was the 1950s," Handford said.
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By John Timpane | September 2, 2001
PHILADELPHIA - Washington and sex: Perfect together. From its earliest days as a knocked-together outpost in a malarial swamp, to its current state as one-half urban nightmare and one-half Power Shangri-La, our nation's capital ever has been a sex mecca. Whorehouse neighborhoods long conveniently hawked their wares a few blocks from the Capitol. Dignitaries both established and visiting could saunter or, if pressed, hop on a horse and gallop to refreshment between wrangles. So says the historic record.
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By John Timpane | December 25, 2000
PHILADELPHIA -- "The only two people who count in any marriage are the two that are in it." So said Hillary Rodham Clinton on the "Today" show at the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandals. Thus Hillary Clinton told the dogs of words -- all the punditocrats, partisan shotguns and flapppermouths who prosper by speculating on the indecent and the intimate -- to shut their mouths and let her and her husband have a private life. Her words remind us that, if you think it's hard to know an individual, it's at least doubly hard to know a couple.
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By Kevin Eck and By Kevin Eck,Special to the Sun | April 14, 2002
Outside White Marsh Mall Tuesday, it was overcast and rainy. Inside, it was a seemingly routine weekday afternoon. Routine, that is, except inside one store on the second level, where Playboy Playmate Christi Shake was causing quite a stir. Shortly before 3 p.m., a line of people formed inside the News Center magazine shop to meet Shake, the centerfold in the current issue of Playboy who also happens to be a 1998 graduate of Chesapeake High School in nearby Essex. By 3:30, the line had increased to 50 or so people, spilling out of the store toward Radio Shack and Cartoon Cuts.
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By MIKE ROYKO | March 26, 1993
If women are so dim-witted that they would move in with David Koresh, the wacky Waco cult leader, and become part of his harem, that is not my concern. Different strokes for different folks, as the goof generation liked to say.But I don't want to work to support Koresh's many wives -- as many as 47 of them, according to some reports. Nor do I want to work to feed the many children these women and Koresh have spawned. Not that I dislike children. I just think that if a man has them, he ought to pay for their upkeep himself.
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By John Timpane | December 25, 2000
PHILADELPHIA -- "The only two people who count in any marriage are the two that are in it." So said Hillary Rodham Clinton on the "Today" show at the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandals. Thus Hillary Clinton told the dogs of words -- all the punditocrats, partisan shotguns and flapppermouths who prosper by speculating on the indecent and the intimate -- to shut their mouths and let her and her husband have a private life. Her words remind us that, if you think it's hard to know an individual, it's at least doubly hard to know a couple.
NEWS
By Eric Siegel and Eric Siegel,SUN STAFF | August 31, 1996
The former owners of the Harem nightclub pleaded guilty yesterday to failing to report $230,000 they skimmed from their strip joint on The Block, Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. announced.The guilty pleas in Anne Arundel Circuit Court of Paul Battaglia, 48, and Mahala Anderton Battaglia, 27, mark the first tax convictions stemming from the problem-ridden January 1994 raid by the state police on Baltimore's infamous red light district.The Battaglias could face up to 10 years in jail for filing a false tax return when they are sentenced Oct. 28 by Judge Pamela North, but prosecutors are recommending a three-year sentence with all but six months suspended.
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By Chris Kridler and Chris Kridler,Sun Staff Writer | July 22, 1994
For the reader uninformed about Arab cultures, Fatima Mernissi's charming memoir "Dreams of Trespass" has a rather shocking subtitle: "Tales of a Harem Girlhood."The word "harem" has a connotation in the West, Ms. Mernissi writes, of "splendid palaces full of luxuriously dressed and lasciviously reclined indolent women," awaiting the emperor's bidding. While such imperial harems have their place in history, the more common one is what Ms. Mernissi writes about. She grew up in a domestic harem, in which a man might have more than one wife but was often monogamous and "carried on the tradition of women's seclusion."
NEWS
By Scott Higham and Scott Higham,Sun Staff Writer | May 5, 1994
State police Sgt. Warren Rineker admitted sharing a hotel room with a woman married to the owner of a Block bar he had been investigating but swore he didn't have sex with her, according to court testimony released yesterday.In his first public comments about the incident, Sergeant Rineker said he and the woman were friends, nothing more. He said the couple checked into the Susse Chalet hotel in Rosedale in February because the roads had become impassable during an ice storm."I offered she could share the room because of the road conditions," the sergeant testified in Baltimore County Circuit Court.
NEWS
By MIKE ROYKO | March 26, 1993
If women are so dim-witted that they would move in with David Koresh, the wacky Waco cult leader, and become part of his harem, that is not my concern. Different strokes for different folks, as the goof generation liked to say.But I don't want to work to support Koresh's many wives -- as many as 47 of them, according to some reports. Nor do I want to work to feed the many children these women and Koresh have spawned. Not that I dislike children. I just think that if a man has them, he ought to pay for their upkeep himself.
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By Valli Herman and Valli Herman,Los Angeles Daily News | October 16, 1991
Scarlett O'Hara symbolized in fiction what many real women in history suffered for beauty.In a memorable opening scene from "Gone With the Wind," the young heroine held onto a bedpost while a servant struggled to lace Scarlett's corset into an 18-inch waist.Such manipulation of the human form stretches as far back as recorded history, said Jack Handford, a retired professor of costume history at the Otis Parsons Institute of Design."The most recent era of corsetry was the 1950s," Handford said.
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By Michael Ollove and Michael Ollove,Sun Staff Correspondent | December 25, 1994
BIDDEFORD, Maine -- They sit before Jim Baines, more than 100 wiggling, giggling eighth-graders with an innocence he envies.Their minds are on the social studies test later that day, on nail polish, on Christmas vacation.In a moment, though, he will have their rapt attention. They don't meet many killers.And so he tells his story again.When he was 15, he says, he helped throw a man off a bridge to his death in Bangor, 150 miles to the north.He had never seen the man before, and the man had done absolutely nothing to provoke the attack.
FEATURES
June 5, 1991
If it weren't enough that rap sensation M.C. Hammer already had a mantel full of Grammy Awards, a stack of hit records and a fashion sense beyond the borders of originality, now he has something that'll really make the folks back home proud his own Simplicity Pattern.That inimitable Hammer style is can now be imitated with a $7.50, genuine Simplicity Pattern (No. 0693).The package includes three variations of his harem-style pants, his tuxedo jacket, two official M.C. Hammer iron-on transfers, his autograph and the logo from his award-winning album.
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