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June 1, 2011
I'm ashamed to admit it, but I have become hooked on the "Real Housewives" television series on Bravo. About a year ago, I caught a few minutes here and there of the "Real Housewives of Orange County. " But it wasn't until I started watching the New Jersey and later New York versions of the show that I became a regular viewer. I say ashamed because there are more productive things I could be doing with my time than watching a group of women socialize, argue and all too often preen for the camera crew that follows them through their daily lives and interactions with each other and their families.
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January 26, 2012
It's become something of a euphemism in American English that the words "adult books" mean something other than what they mean. Even now, most public libraries have a children's book section and an adult book section, yet the notion that adult books refer to a particularly tawdry genre of publications can give the library a section that will cause middle school boys to laugh among themselves. The so-called adult bookstores in Harford County are once again in the spotlight, this time because police spot checks turned up some lewd behavior and a Catholic priest from Towson was among those charged in the incident.
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January 6, 2012
Having recently been allowed by the government to finally legally wed my longtime partner, I read with interest your article about the declining proportion of Americans who are married ("Let's revive marriage in America," Jan. 3). It saddens me that so many young people feel that they couldn't make a marriage last. Yes, it does take work; but it is worth it. Author Mike McManus is also correct that having a marriage based in some sort of religion helps. But on visiting the author's website to learn more, I was dismayed to find that his advice to couples was just a ruse to spread his views bitterly opposing same-sex marriage.
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January 6, 2012
Having recently been allowed by the government to finally legally wed my longtime partner, I read with interest your article about the declining proportion of Americans who are married ("Let's revive marriage in America," Jan. 3). It saddens me that so many young people feel that they couldn't make a marriage last. Yes, it does take work; but it is worth it. Author Mike McManus is also correct that having a marriage based in some sort of religion helps. But on visiting the author's website to learn more, I was dismayed to find that his advice to couples was just a ruse to spread his views bitterly opposing same-sex marriage.
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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 29, 2001
Since its founding in the summer of 1998, Paragon Theatre has offered uncommon shows on its compact stage at Trifles Restaurant in Crownsville - a 65-seat venue with full-service dining. With the latest production, Paragon is continuing its tradition of bringing unfamiliar plays to its audiences - even when the playwright is the prodigious Neil Simon. The show is Simon's Pulitzer Prize-winning 27th play, "Lost in Yonkers," a work that has rarely been done in Anne Arundel County. Following his autobiographical trilogy of "Brighton Beach Memoirs," "Biloxi Blues" and "Broadway Bound," Simon's "Yonkers" also has that kind of storytelling tone.
NEWS
October 18, 1992
The Columbia System WorksI read your Sept. 2 editorial in The Evening Sun with great interest. Your conclusion that Columbia should have "someone running the council who is elected at large" is clearly worthy of community discussion and debate. However, I think that your conclusion that the Columbia Association is "an association alienated from the community it serves" is very wrong and indeed has no basis in fact.During the past two years, several different surveys have been done which disagree with your conclusion.
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November 12, 2003
FOR THE FAMILIES of children battling catastrophic illnesses, the city's Ronald McDonald House is an oasis. For a lone man on Saturday morning, the nonprofit shelter was a plump target. He should have known better. Besides being illegal, his stealing video game systems from the house's playroom was carelessness doubled. Not only did he let himself be videotaped in the act - which should help police collect him off the street - he tore at the protective social curtain helping these hard-pressed families face down one of the scariest times of their lives.
SPORTS
November 10, 2011
Deserved an encore Matt Murschel Orlando Sentinel Joe Paterno is one of the greatest coaching legends in college football. He has done more for Penn State University in the 46 years he has been coaching than anyone else. Until this point, his programs have remained clean when others have failed, and his donations to help further education are well-documented. That's why he should have been allowed one last chance to say goodbye Saturday, to walk the sideline at Beaver Stadium and hear the cheers one last time.
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January 26, 2012
It's become something of a euphemism in American English that the words "adult books" mean something other than what they mean. Even now, most public libraries have a children's book section and an adult book section, yet the notion that adult books refer to a particularly tawdry genre of publications can give the library a section that will cause middle school boys to laugh among themselves. The so-called adult bookstores in Harford County are once again in the spotlight, this time because police spot checks turned up some lewd behavior and a Catholic priest from Towson was among those charged in the incident.
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By PETER A. JAY | April 9, 1995
Havre de Grace. -- Sometimes when life seems almost impossible to bear, something mercifully intervenes. A religious person, I suppose, would know how to explain that. Someone else might just call it good luck. In any case, when it happens it's cause for thanks.A month ago, writing about age and the inexorable passage of time, I referred to some problems faced by two elderly friends. Each had had a sudden failure of health that forced unwelcome changes in the way they lived their lives.Their subsequent experiences were the sort most of us dread, and sharp reminders of the rapid ticking of the universal clock.
SPORTS
November 10, 2011
Deserved an encore Matt Murschel Orlando Sentinel Joe Paterno is one of the greatest coaching legends in college football. He has done more for Penn State University in the 46 years he has been coaching than anyone else. Until this point, his programs have remained clean when others have failed, and his donations to help further education are well-documented. That's why he should have been allowed one last chance to say goodbye Saturday, to walk the sideline at Beaver Stadium and hear the cheers one last time.
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June 1, 2011
I'm ashamed to admit it, but I have become hooked on the "Real Housewives" television series on Bravo. About a year ago, I caught a few minutes here and there of the "Real Housewives of Orange County. " But it wasn't until I started watching the New Jersey and later New York versions of the show that I became a regular viewer. I say ashamed because there are more productive things I could be doing with my time than watching a group of women socialize, argue and all too often preen for the camera crew that follows them through their daily lives and interactions with each other and their families.
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By Trudy Rubin | July 1, 2005
BAGHDAD - It's hard to juxtapose President Bush's speech on Iraq on Tuesday with the realities in Baghdad. I've found the security situation worse than on my previous visit in January. The ray of hope provided by Iraqi elections has waned. Iraqis go to work, shop, take university exams, but their daily lives are defined by the violence of an insurgency that doesn't end. More than two years after Baghdad fell, my plane still had to make a dizzying corkscrew landing to avoid a potential missile.
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By Reginald Fields and Reginald Fields,SUN STAFF | August 16, 2004
The trauma surgeon is about to begin his shift with a visit to a new patient, a 22-year-old man, admitted just hours earlier after being shot four times during another episode of Baltimore street violence. The chart outside the man's room doesn't look good; a bullet struck his spine and paralysis is all but certain. Before walking into the room, the doctor gathers himself. His plan is to lay the bedside manner on thick and put the patient at ease because the news he is about to deliver can't be easy to take.
NEWS
November 12, 2003
FOR THE FAMILIES of children battling catastrophic illnesses, the city's Ronald McDonald House is an oasis. For a lone man on Saturday morning, the nonprofit shelter was a plump target. He should have known better. Besides being illegal, his stealing video game systems from the house's playroom was carelessness doubled. Not only did he let himself be videotaped in the act - which should help police collect him off the street - he tore at the protective social curtain helping these hard-pressed families face down one of the scariest times of their lives.
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By Gordon Adams | September 28, 2003
AS PRESIDENT BUSH'S speech to the United Nations made clear, he and his national security team still believe there is light at the end of the tunnel. Despite the decision to seek U.N. support in Iraq, they still don't get it. They argue that Iraq is not a quagmire like Vietnam. Iraq may not be; each national security disaster has its own character. Their "Vietnam syndrome" is not about the streets of Iraq, which remain dangerous. It is about their illusions in Washington with respect to global security and the nature of U.S. leadership.
NEWS
January 4, 1991
A one-two punch from deep thinkersThat was quite a one-two punch on Other Voices Dec. 26, which must have been the one day of the year when the truly deep thinkers emerged to fill us in. First we had Claire Katz, a philosophy lecturer at Salisbury State, who apparently was all for the principle of free speech until she got a load of 2 Live Crew's lyrics. Oops! Her brilliantly revised position is that she would be all for free speech if only she truly believed there was no form of harm involved.
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By BARRY RASCOVAR | September 15, 1991
For Maryland's county executives and councils, the time between now and next summer could be known as "the nine months from Hell."Annapolis' growing deficit is trickling down to the local level, forcing major cuts in services or (horror of horrors) higher taxes. For the first time in this recession, county officials are bound to lose popularity no matter what they do.In the past year, while Gov. William Donald Schaefer cut heavily into state spending and lawmakers grudgingly raised nuisance taxes to counter continuing plunges in revenue, Maryland's county officials had it easy.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | June 3, 2003
BAGHDAD, Iraq - The guidebook describes pleasant evening strolls along the banks of the Tigris, where fishermen sell fish pulled from the river and roasted over open fires in "the atmosphere of an Arabian carnival." The book is titled Iraq: A Tourist Guidebook, and it was published in 1966 during a tumultuous period of coups and two years before the Baath Party regained power. "The man who is tired of London is tired of life," the guide advises prospective visitors. "And perhaps an Iraqi may be permitted a similar feeling about Baghdad."
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By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,SUN STAFF | February 2, 2002
"Humor was another of the soul's weapons in the fight for self-preservation."- Viktor E. Frankl in Man's Search for Meaning It's a funny thing about cancer wards, or the scenes of natural disasters, plane crashes, terrorist attacks, war or even mass extermination. Amid the deepest imaginable despair there arises the peculiar sound of human laughter. The spirit requires it, as experience shows. Sometimes it's all you can do when you must do something. So goes the theme of the weekend at the Marriott Inner Harbor hotel, where folks have gathered from around the country for the annual conference of the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor.
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