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By Dan Fesperman and Dan Fesperman,Sun Staff | August 22, 1999
"Blue Hole," by G.D. Gearino. Simon & Schuster. 224 pages. $22.As author G.D. Gearino opens his third novel, he is clearly in the grip of an ailment endemic to far too much Southern fiction: cutesy and colorful writing. It is a malady generally marked by eccentric names -- "Baby Girl" and "Tallasee," to name two -- and by phrasing such as this one, describing the initial predicament of teen protagonist Charley Selkirk: "His food didn't taste good, his truck wouldn't run right, and he hadn't caught a fish in ages.
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By Nancy Jones-Bonbrest | November 18, 2011
Vinyl record clock $38 hipcycle.com A hip and green way to tell time. Made from a 12-inch upcycled vinyl vintage record, this clock can please tree-huggers and music lovers alike. Compost pail $39.99 crateandbarrel.com If the environmentalists on your list are serious about saving the earth, then they're also serious about composting. This odor-absorbing, dishwasher-safe countertop composter is a convenient — and stylish — way to help save the planet, one banana peel at a time.
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By MARC SHAPIRO | June 29, 2006
Filene Center at Wolf Trap Drive a bit west of Washington, and have a picnic on the lawn while enjoying live music. Where --1551 Trap Road, Vienna, Va. Call --703-255-1900 Web site --wolftrap.org Notable --The stage is visible from almost all lawn spots, and patrons may bring refreshments. Because of decibel restrictions, the music won't leave your ears ringing long after the show. Vibe --Warm and welcoming. What to wear --Let the weather guide your outfit choices. Casual wear will do just fine.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case | April 20, 2011
Baltimore (or is it Phoenixville, Pa. now?) hip-hop act A Cool Stick appropriately dropped the new video for "Hippie Girl" today, the Prop 19 -enthusiast's holiday. The track is a surprisingly detailed stoner-meets-hippie narrative with "rollin' on the caps," "really fat blunts" and free love. If drugs aren't your thing ("Good for you," says this dog ), "Hippie Girl" should still hit right on a beautiful day. ("Stuck-up bitches" should avoid.) Download the song here .
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | August 17, 2009
Saturday marked 40 years since 400,000 hippies descended on Max Yasgur's dairy farm for a concert. Jimi Hendrix performed, as did Richie Havens, the Who, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, Joan Baez, Santana, and Sly and the Family Stone, among others. It was billed as three days of "peace and music." It became a generational signpost: Woodstock. Forty years later, a faint patina of absurdity attaches to those days. One watches archival footage of young people groping and grooving and getting stoned in the mud with the same faintly horrified fascination one watches young people of earlier years dancing the jitterbug or swallowing goldfish.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 30, 1997
WALDPORT, Ore. -- This seaside village, a pastiche of lighthouses, tidal pools, and cedar-shingled bed and breakfasts, does not look like a source for new members in a UFO cult.But Aaron Greenberg remembers the day when he and about 150 people -- one quarter of the town's population -- eagerly packed a motel hall to hear Marshall Herff Applewhite, who was called Bo at the time, lecture on the topic "UFOs -- why they are here, who they have come for, when they will leave.""There was this compulsion," Greenberg recalled of the standing-room-only crowd that attended the September 1975 lecture.
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By Diane Winston | November 11, 1990
The last time I stopped in Taos, I needed permission to go to the bathroom. No, my parents were not instilling social training. I was a college student being hazed by hippies.The hippies lived in a commune in the hills. It was a dusty place painted in psychedelic colors. I was told to walk into the main room and ask Poseidon, the group's leader, if I could use their bathroom. I remember walking into a blue-green room where a man with flowing white hair held a trident. From a raised throne came a deep voice that granted my request.
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By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County | January 25, 1998
25 years ago: The Mad Polluter and assorted bums, hippies and litterbugs were decisively defeated Friday at the Taneytown Middle School. In three plays presented by the seventh and eighth grade science class, the forces of cleanliness won for ecology by literally putting the litterbugs in their place. -- Carroll Record, Jan. 25, 1973.50 years ago: About 200 citizens interested in the organization of a fire department for New Windsor and community gathered in the Carlton Theater Tuesday evening.
FEATURES
By Alexei Vinogradsky and Alexei Vinogradsky,Special to The Evening Sun | January 4, 1991
emigrated to the United States.IN THE LAST part of the 1970s and first part of 1980s, a wide stream of American movies rushed to the U.S.S.R., giving Soviet spectators an opportunity to learn in detail about American life.In that time, the VCR was uncommon thing in Soviet families and therefore many friends and acquaintances often gathered at the home of one who had a VCR to see the movies. Some video owners even made a business this way, charging people to see the movies. And because all tapes which came to the U.S.S.
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By Molly Dunham Glassman and Molly Dunham Glassman,Staff Writer | July 9, 1993
The idea was as tempting as a triple dip of Heath Bar Crunch: to write a book about two boys who weren't particularly popular or athletic or good in school, who went on to become wildly successful anyway."
NEWS
By Austin Lopez | June 7, 2010
Patients and potheads alike rejoiced a few weeks ago when the District of Columbia Council voted to legalize medical marijuana use. The unanimous decision adds D.C. to the 13 states that have already circumvented national legislation in order to allow doctors to write prescriptions for the infamous herb. (Maryland does not sanction medical marijuana but allows drug defendants to cite medicinal need as a potential mitigating factor.) Although the issue of medical marijuana remains contentious, the council's decision reflects the drug's growing acceptance in the eyes of the voting population.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | August 17, 2009
Saturday marked 40 years since 400,000 hippies descended on Max Yasgur's dairy farm for a concert. Jimi Hendrix performed, as did Richie Havens, the Who, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, Joan Baez, Santana, and Sly and the Family Stone, among others. It was billed as three days of "peace and music." It became a generational signpost: Woodstock. Forty years later, a faint patina of absurdity attaches to those days. One watches archival footage of young people groping and grooving and getting stoned in the mud with the same faintly horrified fascination one watches young people of earlier years dancing the jitterbug or swallowing goldfish.
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By Jill Rosen and Jill Rosen,Sun reporter | June 16, 2008
A pool full of naked adults - naked and laughing, naked and smoking, naked and jiggling. Such a scene would leave an impression on most anyone. Particularly if they're 14. Extra particularly if they're 14 and two of the poolside jigglers are their parents. It made such an impact on Jessica Anya Blau that 30 years later she got a book out of it. The Summer of Naked Swim Parties, just published, is the first novel for Blau, a creative writing teacher at the Johns Hopkins University. Both the Today Show and the New York Post included it in their summer reading lists.
NEWS
October 21, 2007
What a bummer for the Democrats. Just as their publicity machine was blasting President Bush and the Republicans for refusing to expand a health care program for children, the Senate decided a Democratic plan to spend $1 million on a museum commemorating the 1969 music and drug fest at Woodstock was at least one toke over the line - and stubbed it out. This one pork barrel goody requested by the two Democratic senators from New York could provide medical...
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By Larry Atkins | June 21, 2007
What's so funny 'bout peace, love and understanding? That's the question that we should be asking in light of the 40th anniversary of the Summer of Love. Hippie values and culture have been taking a beating over the past few years. However, while the hippie movement had its flaws, there is much about it that should be honored, cherished and celebrated. Forty years ago, the hit song "San Francisco," written by John Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas and sung by one-hit wonder Scott McKenzie, sounded the clarion call of that era: "If you're going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair."
ENTERTAINMENT
By MARC SHAPIRO | June 29, 2006
Filene Center at Wolf Trap Drive a bit west of Washington, and have a picnic on the lawn while enjoying live music. Where --1551 Trap Road, Vienna, Va. Call --703-255-1900 Web site --wolftrap.org Notable --The stage is visible from almost all lawn spots, and patrons may bring refreshments. Because of decibel restrictions, the music won't leave your ears ringing long after the show. Vibe --Warm and welcoming. What to wear --Let the weather guide your outfit choices. Casual wear will do just fine.
BUSINESS
By Elizabeth Klein and Elizabeth Klein,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 28, 2002
As you drive up Angie and Craig Long's home site in West Friendship, the frame house looks like any other cookie-cutter house that could be found in most any neighborhood. But enter the house and all of a sudden one is overwhelmed by the thick wooden frame. The Longs are building a timber-frame house - a house that Angie Long believes is reserved for "a certain type of person, one who's in touch with nature and the environment." "It's like big pieces of furniture that you live in," said Tony Zaya, owner of Lancaster County Timber Frames in York, Pa., which cut the timber for the Long house.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | February 22, 1991
Are you ready for yet another fascinating psycho in a made-for-TV dramatization of a real-life, ripped-from-the-headlines case?We have only had about half a dozen of them this month -- most recently, "Deadly Intentions . . . Again" and "Love, Lies and Murder."The last great entry in the menace-and-murder sweepstakes, CBS' "And The Sea Will Tell," arrives Sunday at 9 on WBAL (Channel 11).It is based on the book of the same name by Vincent Bugliosi, who knows something about menace and murder.
TRAVEL
By Marshall S. Berdan and Marshall S. Berdan,Special to the Sun | August 3, 2003
It's late afternoon as I stand overlooking the sloping green field where, more than a third of a century ago this month, perhaps the single most iconographical event of the '60s took place: the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, an Aquarian Exposition. On this hazy summer day, how-ever, the site of those unforgettable "three days of peace and music" in 1969 is little more than what it had been four weeks before the festival -- an alfalfa field belonging to an unassuming dairy farmer by the name of Max Yasgur, who, simply by donating his land, achieved folk-hero immortality.
NEWS
By Jarrett Carter and Jarrett Carter,SUN STAFF | May 15, 2003
Instead of turning on the television or simply relaxing after work, some Baltimore County parents are learning how to identify shapes and colors and building a third-grade vocabulary. These parents spend evenings participating in the Home Instruction for Parents of Pre-School Youngsters, or HIPPY program, designed to help them educate their children, ages 3 to 5, before they begin school. "So many children don't have that support system," said Nancy Tobias, coordinator for the HIPPY program in Baltimore County.
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