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By Gene Austin and Gene Austin,Knight-Ridder News Service | October 10, 1992
Q: How can we keep knots from showing through the paint on our wood window frames?A: Coat the knots with a special stain-killing primer, such as Parks Undercover or Zinsser's B-I-N. Stain killers are sold at most home centers, paint stores and hardware stores. The primer will seal the knots and prevent sap from bleeding through.Stain-killing primers also can prevent bleed-through of water stains on walls and ceilings, crayon and grease marks, and similar stains that can otherwise ruin a paint job.Some painters use ordinary shellac for sealing knots and stains, but the special primers have a white pigment that, in my opinion, has better hiding power.
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By Samantha Iacia, For The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2013
Date: July 21, 2013 Her story: Jessica Agus, 27, grew up in Chevy Chase. She teaches ninth-grade history in San Jose, Calif. Her parents, Robert Agus and Rochelle Helzner, live in Chevy Chase. His story: Ben Bregman, 33, grew up in Bethesda. He is a psychiatrist and the medical director for mental health for the South Bay clinics of the Palo Alto health care system. His parents, Doug and Brenda Bregman, live in Bethesda. Their story: Jessica and Ben first met in 2001 at Camp Ramah, a Jewish summer camp in New England.
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By Chris Larson and Chris Larson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 7, 2002
ABOARD ASSA ABLOY - Wet, wild and fast! That's exactly how my last report started. The past three days have been incredible sailing. It may not be comfortable, but we are sailing, for sure, the fastest 24-hour monohull runs recorded. We have logged more than 440 miles each day - an average speed of 18-19 knots. In addition, our top speed is 33.2 knots (38.2 mph). Blasting down waves and surfing in the mid-20s is old hat now. No one hardly notices. If we are not blasting over waves, we are plowing through them.
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By Jamie Bacon, For The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2013
Married in Maryland gives locals a chance to share their wedding experiences throughout the planning process. The blogger writes up until just before his or her big day, but don't you want to know how it went?  I would like to share how former blogger Katie Mercado (now MacNichol)'s wedding went. Katie is one of my best friends and I was lucky enough to be asked to be a bridesmaid.  Her wedding weekend was absolutely perfect, and I think I can speak for her when I say it was just as she imagined it would be. Katie and Sam's wedding ceremony and reception were held at Morningside Inn in Frederick.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | February 16, 2013
Lisa Graff, an author who teaches children's literature at McDaniel College, can't read a map to save her life. She's terrible at crossword puzzles, has trouble telling her left hand from her right and uses far too many exclamation points. While she was growing up in California in the 1980s in the shadow of a brilliant older brother, young Lisa became convinced that she had no special talent. She thought of herself as utterly, unspectacularly average. But Graff must have been good at something, because she grew up to become a respected author of children's books: six for younger students and a seventh for teens under the pseudonym Isla Neal.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | August 4, 2004
On a day on which only 47 of 377 registered boats ventured out in rough seas, angler Brett Jamison maintained his lead in the quest for a prize of more than $1.3 million in the 31st White Marlin Open, based in Ocean City. Jamison, of Virginia Beach, Va., caught an 84-pounder on Monday, the opening day of the five-day tournament, marking the sixth-largest white in the event's history and the biggest one hooked since 1981. Hurricane Alex, steadily making its way up the Atlantic Coast, challenged yesterday's anglers with winds of 60 to 70 knots and 18-foot seas.
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By FRANK ROYLANCE and FRANK ROYLANCE,Sun Reporter -- Weather Blogger | April 19, 2008
We know it when we see it, and we miss it when it's gone. But Joe Bollinger of Glen Burnie wonders what "fair" weather really means when he hears it in the daily report. The American Meteorological Society's glossary calls it a "purely subjective" description of "generally pleasant" conditions. But the National Weather Service specifies: no precipitation; less than 40 percent low cloud cover; winds less than 10 knots (11.5 mph) and unrestricted visibility.
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By Candus Thomson | May 1, 2002
Two days after it left Annapolis on Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race, illbruck Challenge set 24-hour world speed records for a monohull boat - twice. The German entry, the overall points leader in the global race, covered 473 miles in the North Atlantic, averaging 19.7 knots (22.7 mph). The Gulf Stream provided a 5-knot boost in speed. Then, in the 24-hour period that ended four hours later, illbruck logged 484 miles, averaging 20.2 knots (23.2 mph). The distances, logged by satellite, must be ratified by the International Sailing Federation.
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October 6, 1997
Status: Day 15, Leg 1Standings:Boat ..................... Nautical miles to finish1. Innovation Kvaerner ... 4,090.42. Merit Cup ............. 4,111.13. EF Language ........... 4,129.54. Chessie Racing ........ 4,179.85. Silk Cut .............. 4,189.96. Toshiba ............... 4,288.77. America's Challenge ... 4,295.78. Swedish Match ......... 4,299.99. BrunelSunergy ......... 4,585.510. EF Education ......... 4,657.9(as of 6 p.m. EDT)Boat beat: The Dutch yacht BrunelSunergy, while traveling about 10 knots, hit a whale about 980 miles from Fernando de Noronha yesterday morning.
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By BRUCE STANNARD and BRUCE STANNARD,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 7, 1998
SYDNEY, Australia - It sounds like Chessie Racing skipper George Collins is having the time of his life on Leg 4 of the Whitbread Round the World race, with "a wild and scary" run under spinnaker in 32 knots of wind, blasting across the Tasman Sea from Sydney to Auckland, New Zealand.Although Chessie was lying in fourth position, about 33 miles astern of leader Swedish Match, Collins' report yesterday to race headquarters indicates he is having a ball."The wind just reached 26 knots," he said, "and the big sea monster [Chessie]
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By Tom Schad, The Baltimore Sun | April 6, 2013
The Maryland Saltwater Sportfishermen's Association will host the first event of its youth fishing seminar series on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Alltackle retail showroom in Annapolis. The event, one of eight that MSSA will host this year for young fishermen and their parents, will feature lessons on knots and fish handling from Captain Randy Dean and his son, Ryan. Pizza and beverages will be served. In recent years, MSSA has hosted a handful of events that have allowed children and parents to learn about fishing together.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | March 6, 2013
The bride looked radiant in her pink and white dress. The groom was dapper in his business suit. The ceremony backdrop consisted of books on shelves, books on tables and a backroom cafe with patrons who seemed oblivious to the whole thing. Welcome to the Annapolis Bookstore wedding of Mark Hutson and Melanie Frances, a couple who on Wednesday proved neither rain, snow nor a government shutdown could prevent them from uniting in holy matrimony. While Wednesday's winter storm proved to be a nuisance for many, it provided a matrimonial wrinkle for Hutson, from Severna Park and Frances, from Montreal.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | February 16, 2013
Lisa Graff, an author who teaches children's literature at McDaniel College, can't read a map to save her life. She's terrible at crossword puzzles, has trouble telling her left hand from her right and uses far too many exclamation points. While she was growing up in California in the 1980s in the shadow of a brilliant older brother, young Lisa became convinced that she had no special talent. She thought of herself as utterly, unspectacularly average. But Graff must have been good at something, because she grew up to become a respected author of children's books: six for younger students and a seventh for teens under the pseudonym Isla Neal.
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By Katie V. Jones | December 20, 2012
Grumbles and sighs of exasperation were heard coming from the group of third-grade boys huddled around the square piece of pirate-printed fleece. Comments such as "I can't do this" and "This is hard" punctuated the boys' struggles to tie knots in the fabric's fringes. "I'm getting an awful lot of 'can'ts' from you boys," said Kerry Wolf, a parent volunteer at the table. "I think you can. It's like tying a balloon. We're having a water balloon battle and don't even know it. " The boys, along with their fellow students at Runnymede Elementary School, were taking part in the school's fourth annual Project Linus project Dec. 19. A nonprofit organization founded in 1998, Project Linus provides blankets for security, warmth and comfort to children who are ill, traumatized or in need, according to Connie Richman, coordinator for Project Linus in Carroll County.
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By Eric Garland and The Baltimore Sun | July 21, 2012
Kevin Marshall and Buddy Evans, like many cousins, are close. They keep in touch regularly and enjoy talking over a cup of coffee when they can get together. The two, who have spent much of their lives on the Chesapeake Bay as watermen, even took their cordial relationship to land to play in a softball league together. But when the 41st annual Crisfield Boat Docking Classic takes place Sept. 2, none of that will matter. Asked whether they were on the same team, Evans laughed at the thought.
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By Scott Dance | June 13, 2012
Gusty northerly winds are meeting the tall ships as they move up the Chesapeake Bay today, and they are also making travels rougher for smaller boats joining the flotilla to the Inner Harbor. A small craft advisory is in effect for the Chesapeake Bay through Thursday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Gusts of up to 25 knots -- about 29 mph -- are expected Wednesday afternoon. Steady winds of 15 knots are in the forecast. Waves are about 1 foot high, but can be expected to be higher when winds blow against the tidal direction.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Sun Staff Writer | January 20, 1995
SAN DIEGO -- Chris Dickson and his Win New Zealand team won the start against Sydney '95 yesterday in the America's Cup challenger trials and walked away to its second victory in three starts."
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,Sun reporter | April 28, 2007
The first day of competition of the Sperry Top-Sider National Off-Shore One Design (NOOD) regatta tore a page out of the America's Cup playbook. Like the world's most famous sailboat race, the NOOD was bedeviled by a calm that turned the water off Annapolis into a sheet of glass and sails into limp sheets. Sailors used rudders to paddle and make headway in the dead-calm conditions. Others hailed a tow from passing powerboats to get out to the four racecourses south of the Bay Bridge. Crews snacked, napped and swapped stories as their boats bobbed quietly in small clusters.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2012
Among the teased and towering hair, the fluttering boas and the crowd sticky with snowballs Saturday at Hampden's Honfest wound a joyful party who were celebrating more than the neighborhood's quirky character. "Make way, make way, here come the bride and groom," called Dot Tucker-Houk, leading a procession of several dozens revelers cheering and rattling noisemakers. Behind her, niece Angie Gentile twirled a parasol, beaming at her newly-wed husband, Andy Snair, and paused for a photo with a crowd of women wearing towering pink wigs.
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February 7, 2012
Courtney Winn Faudree and Tyler Marion Hurd Mr. and Mrs. Eric M. Faudree, of Urbanna, Va. announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Winn Faudree, to Tyler Marion Hurd, son of Dr. and Mrs. Edwin M. Hurd Jr., of West Friendship. Faudree, a 2009 graduate of Roanoke College, is a project coordinator at The Martin Agency, in Richmond, Va. Hurd, a 2008 graduate of Roanoke College, is employed at The Faison School for Autism, also in Richmond. A May 2012 wedding in Urbanna is planned.
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