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By NICK COLEMAN | January 12, 1994
St. Paul, Minnesota. -- In latex we trust. The Clinton administration, taking advantage of a slow news day (no state-trooper stories, no charges of financial wrongdoing), went to bat for America's condom makers last week, urging patriotic Americans to get it on.At a press conference in Washington, Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala unveiled a series of clever TV and radio announcements promoting latex condoms as a barrier to the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, including AIDS.
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By GARRISON KEILLOR | August 21, 2008
I got to go to the Iowa State Fair this week and eat a very excellent pork chop on a stick as I stood by the U.S. Marines booth, where various civilians lined up to do chin-ups on a high bar, counted off by a Marine whose T-shirt said "Pain Is Weakness Leaving The Body." I've seen many things at state fairs but never chin-ups. The look of chagrin on men's faces who had believed they could do chin-ups - and then the truth dawned on them. A small, sharp memory of high school phys ed. I had to turn away.
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By Newsday | August 6, 1993
After 12 years of debate and hesitancy, the U.S. government's three leading public health agencies were to jointly declare today that latex condoms, when properly used, are highly effective in blocking the spread of the AIDS virus.The pronouncement is expected to reignite a controversy between AIDS activists and other groups favoring widespread condom distribution, and religious and parental interests, who say that condom promotion gives tacit approval to promiscuous behavior and could lead to HIV infection of those who think condoms are 100 percent effective.
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By Jonathan Bor and Jonathan Bor,Sun reporter | January 15, 2008
Credited as the first hospital to introduce latex gloves, Johns Hopkins Hospital is now among the first to banish them. A famed Hopkins surgeon ushered in the latex era more than a century ago to protect his surgical nurse's hands from harsh detergents used to disinfect them. Now, in an announcement yesterday, the hospital said it has gone latex-free to prevent rare but severe allergic reactions - called anaphylaxis - that can include wheezing, rapid heartbeat and a sudden drop in blood pressure.
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By Jean Thompson and Frank D. Roylance and Jean Thompson and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | May 10, 1997
A determined Washington physician and an alert school employee in Prince George's County together have changed the way Maryland will design experiments used in school performance tests.This week, the duo also has taught state educators valuable lessons about a little-known but potentially serious allergy that can be triggered by common latex products.Culprits include rubber cement, latex balloons, rubber gloves worn by nurses, food handlers and janitors, and some rubber masks and toys.Also, latex in liquid form, used in some science experiments, and this week the subject of statewide concern.
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By Jonathan Bor and Jonathan Bor,Sun reporter | January 15, 2008
Credited as the first hospital to introduce latex gloves, Johns Hopkins Hospital is now among the first to banish them. A famed Hopkins surgeon ushered in the latex era more than a century ago to protect his surgical nurse's hands from harsh detergents used to disinfect them. Now, in an announcement yesterday, the hospital said it has gone latex-free to prevent rare but severe allergic reactions - called anaphylaxis - that can include wheezing, rapid heartbeat and a sudden drop in blood pressure.
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | May 6, 1998
Glen Burnie's North Arundel Hospital has banned a potentially deadly health hazard that can cause eyes to itch and swell, and bring on coughing, rashes, asthma and cardiac arrest.Rubber balloons.Last week, hospital administrators instructed security to stop anyone walking into the lobby with them in hand. Simply being near rubber balloons can trigger allergic reactions in people sensitive to latex rubber products, explained Tammie Neall, an infection control practitioner at the hospital who is allergic to latex and who pushed for the ban."
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November 6, 1996
Police logKings Contrivance: 6800 Greenleigh Drive: On Saturday evening, a padlock was cut from the Micklos Painting gate leading to the racquetball courts. Caulk guns and latex caulk were taken.Pub Date: 11/06/96
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By MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE | November 5, 2007
People who seem crazy are often working out some problem in a way, working out some confused response to the world. And it takes those people to show we all are confused and in need in some way." - EMILY MORTIMER, co-star of the film "Lars and the Real Girl," in which she plays the pregnant sister-in-law of a man who is dating a latex love doll
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By Karol V. Menzie and Randy Johnson | April 23, 1994
These days, there are no simple answers when it comes to paint. Apart from the systems that provide light, heat and water, probably no single element of house construction has changed as much over the past 100 years -- and it's still changing. So when do-it-yourselfers have questions about paint, they're almost certain to be good ones.A Baltimore reader offers a perfect example: "We have owned a 160-year-old wood clapboard house for two years, and the exterior needs a paint job," he writes.
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By MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE | November 5, 2007
People who seem crazy are often working out some problem in a way, working out some confused response to the world. And it takes those people to show we all are confused and in need in some way." - EMILY MORTIMER, co-star of the film "Lars and the Real Girl," in which she plays the pregnant sister-in-law of a man who is dating a latex love doll
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By Robyn Dixon and Robyn Dixon,Los Angeles Times | May 20, 2007
HARBEL, Liberia -- They come in broad daylight, with guns, machetes, knives and buckets of acid. The invaders of Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire's rubber plantation in Liberia are hunting what they call "elephant meat": To them, the company is so big that anyone can take a hunk of flesh and no one will notice. Some people who stand in their way get hacked to death. Acid has been hurled on the faces and bodies of others. During 14 years of civil war in Liberia, the plundering of plantations and other assets became so common that the country was brought to its knees.
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By ALAN J. HEAVENS and ALAN J. HEAVENS,PHILADELPHIA INQUIRE | October 1, 2005
Caulking season is upon us. Time to seal those gaps in windows, around doors and other places to reduce the amount of cold air seeping into your house, which contributes to higher energy bills. Here's a quick primer on the right materials and the right way to do the job: GETTING STARTED -- Get the right caulk for the job. Latex, acrylic and silicone are the three most common caulks; the first two are easier to apply and clean up, but they are not as long-lasting as silicone. Acrylic and latex can be painted, but paint will not adhere to silicone.
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By Annie Linskey | April 7, 2005
Baseball and Art Where: 1760 Bank St. in Fells Point When: 1:05 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Why: Because local painter Ronald R. Russell is displaying roughly 20 of his baseball paintings. The works, which are acrylic and latex on paper, illustrate archaic terms from the baseball lexicon. If you know what it means to have "a busted pickle," this is your show. Refreshments will include beer, peanuts and crackerjacks. Information: 410-675-8959 - Annie Linskey
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By Lisa Goldberg and Lisa Goldberg,SUN STAFF | September 7, 2001
A search of Alan Bruce Chmurny's house and car six weeks after mercury was found in the air ducts of North Laurel resident Marta Bradley's station wagon turned up a laundry list of items, Howard County investigators testified yesterday, including a bottle of mercury, hair, maps showing her house and this typewritten riddle: "Question: What's the difference between Marta Bradley and a female bass player that is going to be raped, castrated, have her...
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By TRENA JOHNSON and TRENA JOHNSON,SUN STAFF | June 27, 1999
Latex balloons are a great joy for people of all ages, but for small children, they pose a great risk. Toddlers not only play with balloons, they like to bite them, too. And when balloons pop, as they inevitably do, some children put pieces of the latex in their mouths and choke. In fact, safety experts say, latex balloons kill more small children than any other toy.So many safety warnings about balloons have been published in newspapers and magazines that the maker of Barney the purple dinosaur goods -- Lyrick Studios/ Lyons Group in Allen, Texas, -- has removed latex balloons from its list of party-pack enclosures.
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By ALAN J. HEAVENS and ALAN J. HEAVENS,PHILADELPHIA INQUIRE | October 1, 2005
Caulking season is upon us. Time to seal those gaps in windows, around doors and other places to reduce the amount of cold air seeping into your house, which contributes to higher energy bills. Here's a quick primer on the right materials and the right way to do the job: GETTING STARTED -- Get the right caulk for the job. Latex, acrylic and silicone are the three most common caulks; the first two are easier to apply and clean up, but they are not as long-lasting as silicone. Acrylic and latex can be painted, but paint will not adhere to silicone.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Annie Linskey | April 7, 2005
Baseball and Art Where: 1760 Bank St. in Fells Point When: 1:05 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Why: Because local painter Ronald R. Russell is displaying roughly 20 of his baseball paintings. The works, which are acrylic and latex on paper, illustrate archaic terms from the baseball lexicon. If you know what it means to have "a busted pickle," this is your show. Refreshments will include beer, peanuts and crackerjacks. Information: 410-675-8959 - Annie Linskey
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | May 6, 1998
Glen Burnie's North Arundel Hospital has banned a potentially deadly health hazard that can cause eyes to itch and swell, and bring on coughing, rashes, asthma and cardiac arrest.Rubber balloons.Last week, hospital administrators instructed security to stop anyone walking into the lobby with them in hand. Simply being near rubber balloons can trigger allergic reactions in people sensitive to latex rubber products, explained Tammie Neall, an infection control practitioner at the hospital who is allergic to latex and who pushed for the ban."
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By Kevin Cowherd | April 23, 1998
WE LIVE NOW in the Age of the Superstore, and of course if you have any brains at all, this is enormously depressing.There are now computer superstores, book superstores, sporting goods superstores, linen superstores, shoe superstores, and all these stores do is make my life miserable.The other day, for example, I went looking for a patio screen door in one of these hardware superstores.The place was only slightly smaller than the Pentagon. As I wandered the aisles, anxious and overwhelmed, a man completely out of his element, a smiling employee in a red shirt asked if he could help me.His name tag said he was Chet.
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