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By John Hartl and John Hartl,SEATTLE TIMES | October 31, 1997
One of a season of Thanksgiving-reunion movies, writer-director Bart Freundlich's debut, "The Myth of Fingerprints," is a sharply etched variation on a familiar theme: You can't go home again.Nothing spectacular happens during the course of this get-together, or at least nothing spectacular is acknowledged in this tense family, which prefers not to notice when a crisis is approaching. But Freundlich's screenplay keeps the tension and humor flowing as an unpleasant secret is unearthed and ignored, one affair dies and another is rekindled.
February 14, 2012
We're surprised Megan Auman had the time to chat with us. After all, she's not only a jewelry designer and metalsmith, but an educator and entrepreneur (yes, we feel like slackers, too). Auman, 30, began her eponymous jewelry line after graduate school in 2006, and her work, found at , is sold at more than 60 stores. And she's helping to shape the next generation of designers. In 2009, she created Designing an MBA at, focusing on business thinking for designers.
By JONI GUHNE | July 27, 1995
Hang on to your beach umbrella. The whirlwind that is knocking days off the calendar like petals from a spent geranium is determined to end our summer before we are ready.While there is still time, pack your bags and hustle the pooch off to the kennel. But before you leave, don't forget to protect your home.Officer James W. Meyer, community coordinator for the Eastern District, offers these reminders: "Let the right people know your plans. Tell a trusted neighbor, and stop by the police station to fill out a request form for police to check your house while your are gone.
By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2011
Judging by the questions prospective guests ask when they call her beachfront hotel, some people seem to think that Ocean City got washed away by Hurricane Irene, says longtime employee Carol Dickel. "They're asking, 'Are you still there? Is everything OK? Can we come down?'" Dickel is quick to reassure callers that the 180-room Castle in the Sand hotel held up well and has fully reopened. Like Dickel, many hoteliers and merchants at Maryland and Delaware resorts are eager to show Labor Day travelers that there is life after Hurricane Irene.
By Tim Warren and Tim Warren,Sun Book Editor | May 16, 1994
When Art Buchwald started writing his memoirs, he started to lie. And lie. From the first draft through the fourth, he just couldn't tell a truthful account of his life."
Leaving Home Anita Brookner Random House / 242 pages / $23.95 Anita Brookner is an acquired taste, like espresso or olives. But, as with all such acquisitions, once enamored of Brookner one will never cease to enjoy that heady yet bitter taste. As an art historian at Cambridge, Brookner wrote an impressive series of critical works on painters and art before publishing her first novel in 1981 at age 53. Since then she has published a novel a year, each a small gem of clarity and intensity.
By Judy Rose and Judy Rose,Knight-Ridder News Service | January 18, 1994
New York's Hebrew Orphan Asylum looked like a medieval castle in 1931, when "Pop" Buchwald and a cousin dragged four crying, struggling children out of the subway and up the hill to its doors.The men kissed the children, three girls and a boy, and then disappeared. The kids clung to each other.Art Buchwald, age 6, was entering his fifth foster home, soon to be followed by several more. Growing up as a foster child shaped his life, he writes in "Leaving Home":"I must have been 6 or 7 years old, and terribly lonely and confused, when I said something like, 'This stinks.
By ELISE T. CHISOLM | July 19, 1994
The empty nest revisited! My oldest daughter's last child is leaving home for marriage.It's painful for me to listen and watch again. I don't think the cliche "empty nest" describes the emotional experience of having the last one move on, out of your orbit.I went through it when our remaining offspring left home for good. The house isn't really empty, though; it still contains the echoes of their voices. The house holds scattered tokens: surfboards, magazines, barbells under beds; hockey sticks in the closets, and their guitars, a Barbie Doll or a tennis racket under a sofa.
By Artika Rangan and Artika Rangan,SUN STAFF | August 22, 2004
PORT DEPOSIT - Bids are due this week for repair of this town's retaining wall, which has been threatening to fall since earlier this year - and none too soon for residents of the High Street neighborhood, who are tired of walking the quarter-mile hill between their homes and the municipal parking lot where they've been forced to park since February. John Klisavage, whose family is among seven other families living on High Street, said he makes mental calculations about what to carry before leaving home ---- two lunchboxes, a handful of business papers, maybe an umbrella.
By Staff Report | December 30, 1993
A 10-year-old girl who had been reported missing after leaving home Christmas Day returned unharmed to her East Baltimore home yesterday, and police said no foul play was involved.Eugenia Ransom showed up at her home in the 200 block of S. Chapel St. about 5:15 p.m. after a family friend -- a 50-year-old man who is the son of her baby sitter -- dropped her off near her home, police said.The child wasn't injured and had not been abducted, police said.Her mother told police last night that the ordeal amounted to a misunderstanding between the man and the family, investigators said.
By Ann Egerton | July 5, 2011
How dreadful. My husband and I are going to the home sometime this summer or fall, assuming that we sell our apartment for enough money. "The home," of course, is assisted living - a nice, bland euphemism. What it means is that we'll be leaving our lovely apartment on the first floor of a condo looking over an Olmsted garden for an apartment on the seventh floor of the retirement home, which is half the size for lots of money. Yes, I know that we're lucky to be able to do this.
By The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2010
About 100 homes in Baltimore County are without water after a 12-inch water main broke in two places, a spokesman for the city Department of Public Works said Tuesday. Harford Road is closed in both directions between Joppa and Northwind roads, said Kurt Kocher, the spokesman, and the crews had to shut off a 24-inch main to repair the ruptures. The Baltimore Department of Public Works is overseeing the repairs. Kocher wouldn't say how long water service would be out. The area, near Carney Elementary School, is mostly residential, but there are a few businesses that may have lower water pressure, he said.
By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2010
As college freshmen head off to the dorms for the first time and make the transition from Mom's kitchen to campus dining halls, weight gain is common. It's often called the "freshman 15. " But putting on 15 pounds doesn't have to happen, according to Rebecca Myrowitz, a nutritionist with the Greater Baltimore Medical Center's Comprehensive Obesity Management Program. Question: What is the "freshman 15" and what are the most common causes? Answer: The "freshman 15" is when college freshman are away from home for the first time and may gain an average of 15 pounds over the year.
By Brent Jones, The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2010
When Martin Garcia decided to become a full-time jockey five years ago — leaving behind steady work as a cook at a Pleasanton, Calif., deli — he did so with little knowledge of horse racing. Garcia never considered that he would be standing in the winner's circle at the Preakness, as he did Saturday after riding Lookin At Lucky to victory, because frankly, he'd never heard of the Baltimore-based Triple Crown race. "When I started riding, I didn't know what was Preakness, what was Kentucky, what was any race.
By Marie Gullard and Marie Gullard,Special to The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2010
Occasionally, major life changes work out so well for people that they find themselves wishing their decisions had been made a lot sooner. Such is the case with George and Dolores "Del" Mickolite, who, six months ago, moved into their lovely residence in the retirement community of Oak Crest in northeastern Baltimore County. "If it's in the back of your head, you gradually move toward it," said George Mickolite of a lingering notion that change was due and the time had come to act. The couple received an Oak Crest advertisement mailing and decided to visit.
By Joe Burris and Joe Burris, | May 10, 2009
Beth Adams spends the day fulfilling people's to-do lists, everything from cleaning closets to picking up prescriptions to buying flowers. Then the co-owner of a Baltimore-based personal assistant firm and mother of four returns home - where she runs errands at no charge. "I'll have to take someone to the game, or I'll have to take someone to the orthodontist, or 'How come no one told me that we're out of dog food,' or 'When am I going to get my husband's shirt from the cleaners," said Adams, who could use a break this Mother's Day from her jobs running both My Girl Friday, Baltimore and her own home.
By Susan Spaeth Cherry and Susan Spaeth Cherry,Contributing Writer Los Angeles Times Syndicate | May 18, 1993
Every 27 seconds, a child under 18 runs away from home. Most kids stomp out angrily, take a trip around the block or to a friend's house, and return unharmed a short time later. But a small number of pre-adolescents and teens run away from home for days, weeks or even months, often living on the street and dabbling in drugs and prostitution.Four percent of the 1.3 million children who run away from home each year in the United States are 12 or younger and about 65 percent are girls, a recent government study reports.
By SUSAN REIMER | June 11, 2002
LAST MONTH, on the eve of my son's high school graduation, I wrote a sentimental column listing all the wisdom I wished that I had passed on to him while I had the chance. There was a lump in my throat as I composed my parting words, to be delivered in the days, indeed, hours, before he left home for life at a service academy. I advised him to smile often, to look people in the eye, to keep his heart open to the possibility of God, to always do what was expected of him. I told him that he should believe in himself because so many other people did, and they could not all be wrong.
The audio version of the historical novel Master and Commander lists for $49.95 in its unabridged form. But last week Bob Hammond of Manhattan Beach, Calif., downloaded it off the Internet free. Hammond is no hacker or identity thief. He simply has a library card. Public libraries have long offered audio books on cassette tapes and CDs that can be checked out, but now they can be downloaded directly to home computers. In Maryland, anyone with a public library card from the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore or the public library systems of surrounding suburban counties can download audio books by entering the patron's name and library card number on the Web site of the Maryland Digital eLibrary Consortium and then selecting the desired books.
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