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by Carson Porter | August 12, 2011
This looks like a fun little party trick. Or maybe it just caught my eye because I went to an awesome black light party a few weeks ago. Either way for $12 it's worth a look.
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May 8, 2013
My husband and I recycle everything possible. We use cloth bags rather than paper or plastic, we are organ donors, we compost our kitchen scraps, and we even take The Sun online rather than waste paper ("Don't save the planet" May 3). But we do not - will not - use "screwy" light bulbs. By the government's own admission, they are a severe biohazard if they are broken. That alone ought to give any sensible person reason to question them. They cannot be used in three-way lights, or with a dimmer switch.
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NEWS
July 12, 2011
"We are taking away a choice that continues to let people waste their own money. " With that comment, Energy Secretary Steven Chu demonstrates his elitist arrogance concerning the pending Energy Independence and Security Act's incandescent light bulb ban. Citizens should take great exception to the nanny state telling us what to do with our own money. If the cost-savings of new-tech lights are real, the market will move to them with no interference from the government. This however, is another "we know best" strong-arm attempt to dictate personal choices.
NEWS
May 7, 2013
Your editorial on green energy light bulbs exposed The Sun's true colors in its intolerance of the idea that conservatives might have a different point of view on the subject of global warming ("Don't save the planet," May 4). The editorial blatantly denigrates conservatives by making them the butt of a "how many conservatives does it take to screw in a light bulb?" joke and using the term "mush-brained" to describe them. To write that conservatives "take pains not to recycle" or "enjoy dumping used motor oil down the storm drain while no one is looking," along with other ridiculous statements, is just over the top in exposing your hatred and intolerance of anything conservative.
SPORTS
December 17, 1991
Toronto Blue Jays left-hander Jimmy Key broke his right ankle Sunday during an accident outside his home in Tarpon Springs, Fla., and will be in a cast for the next four weeks.The Blue Jays said yesterday that Key was on a 12-foot ladder changing a security light bulb when the ladder began to give way. Blue Jays spokesman Howard Starkman said Key jumped off the ladder onto a grassy area and sustained an avulsion fracture to the outside part of the ankle, meaning part of the bone had been torn away.
NEWS
By MICHAEL OLESKER | July 11, 1999
IN MATTERS of home improvement, I am known as The Dimwit, a title proudly passed down to me by my father and, for all I know, his father before him. Builders of shelves, we never were. Hammerers and sawyers, not even. When asked about the full range of my household repair skills, I always answer, I can just about screw in a light bulb.Yet even in the embarrassment of such full disclosure, I can now say this on behalf of myself and all other previously mocked men of my ancestral limitations: At least we can do more than certain city work crews, of whom The Sun's Tom Pelton last week plaintively asked: "How many Baltimore public works employees does it take to screw in a light bulb?"
FEATURES
By ROB KASPER | September 25, 2004
AS SUMMER fades into autumn, mosquitoes are making their final attempts to suck our precious bodily fluids. Accordingly, one of the joys of my life recently has been to go out in the backyard and count dead bugs, especially mosquitoes. The bugs have been appearing in the watery bottom of a combination outdoor light and bug trap called Bug D'Light, an invention of Bob Carver Sr., a Richmond, Va., electrician. It is the latest weapon I have employed in my battle with mosquitoes for control of my backyard.
FEATURES
By Mary Beth Breckenridge and Mary Beth Breckenridge,McClatchy-Tribune | September 23, 2006
Even Thomas Edison would scratch his head over the choices in a typical home center's light bulb aisle. The array seems endless - compact fluorescent and incandescent, clear and frosted, Edison base and candelabra, round and funnel-shaped. So many options, so little information. We're here to help you sort out the myriad bulbs out there. For simplicity's sake, we'll stick to general-service bulbs (also called Edison-base bulbs), the screw-in types that fit most lamps and light fixtures in a typical home.
NEWS
By Kelly Brewington and Kelly Brewington,SUN REPORTER | April 4, 2008
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was dead, Baltimore was ablaze and four teens at Loyola Blakefield High School responded with their version of rebellion. They began asserting their racial identity, challenging authority and reading militant authors. They grew Afros. In the days and months after King's murder 40 years ago today, consciousness spread nationwide as the word black replaced Negro and clenched fists were raised with pride. But the elite Jesuit school in Towson was caught off guard by the assault on its dress code.
BUSINESS
By Brigid Schulte and Brigid Schulte,States News Service Staff writer Thomas W. Waldron contributed to this story | June 12, 1991
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has come up with a new program to save energy and reduce pollution by focusing on the common light bulb.The EPA has enlisted executives of 160 major U.S. corporations and two states -- Maryland and California -- to use more energy-efficient light bulbs in its "Green Lights" program.With the light bulb, EPA officials hope to cut the demand for electricity and delay the need for utilities to build costly hydroelectric dams, coal-fired power plants and controversial nuclear generators.
NEWS
May 3, 2013
To the age-old question of how many conservatives does it take to screw in a light bulb, we now have a definitive answer: Just one, but it will take him weeks to chase down a vintage incandescent bulb because he won't touch an energy-efficient one. At least that's the obvious conclusion to draw from a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study, put together by researchers from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, asked hundreds of people to pass judgment on light bulb options.
SPORTS
By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | October 10, 2012
He sees them, on occasion, while jogging city streets - the vagrants, addicts and pushers who were part of Anthony Blue's past. From the shadows, they watch him, all cleaned up and going somewhere, with suspicion. "Blue? Is that you?" "Of course it's me," he tells them. "I'm just not using now. " And he keeps on running. On Saturday, Blue, once a skid-row junkie and drug dealer, will compete in the half-marathon in the Baltimore Running Festival. The man who used to run from the law now runs for a cause: The Helping Up Mission, his home since 2009.
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By Sarah Kickler Kelber and The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2012
There are a few things my son, nearly 4 years old, mispronounces that we've just kind of let slide. "Marote" for "remote. " "Mike Muggilan" for "Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovel. " "Thinger" for "finger. " Heck, in my family we often still say "reg-lee-ar" for "regular" in homage to my brother's mispronunciation, and he just turned 29. But we've been trying to work with our son on the word "three," which he has been saying as "free," and which comes up a lot since he is 3 (at least for a bit longer)
NEWS
by Carson Porter | August 12, 2011
This looks like a fun little party trick. Or maybe it just caught my eye because I went to an awesome black light party a few weeks ago. Either way for $12 it's worth a look.
NEWS
July 12, 2011
"We are taking away a choice that continues to let people waste their own money. " With that comment, Energy Secretary Steven Chu demonstrates his elitist arrogance concerning the pending Energy Independence and Security Act's incandescent light bulb ban. Citizens should take great exception to the nanny state telling us what to do with our own money. If the cost-savings of new-tech lights are real, the market will move to them with no interference from the government. This however, is another "we know best" strong-arm attempt to dictate personal choices.
BUSINESS
By Liz F. Kay | June 20, 2011
New labels on compact fluorescent light bulbs will help consumers understand the new lingo, according to this Federal Trade Commission factsheet I found via Consumerworld.org . The iconic incandescent bulb may have changed the way the world works and plays, but illumination wasn't its main thing: those old filaments were pretty much small heaters that happened to make things brighter as a convenient side effect. But they are huge energy hogs, which is why old-school incandescents were described by the number of watts they used.
NEWS
By Jill Rosen and Jill Rosen,SUN STAFF | April 7, 2005
The black-owned firm that won a racially infused bidding war for a city light bulb contract in 2003 is asking to be released from the deal. The $1.1 million award cast questions over the city's strident efforts to funnel more Baltimore business to minority- and women-owned companies. The city went to great lengths to help B&B Lighting Supply land the contract, including the mayor making calls to light bulb distributors on B&B's behalf. But in a letter to the city's purchasing department dated March 10, B&B President Sharon Bradford asked to be let out of the two-year contract.
NEWS
By Doug Donovan and Laura Vozzella and Doug Donovan and Laura Vozzella,SUN STAFF | December 5, 2003
Senior city officials knew since late last year that a minority-owned company was selling pricey light bulbs to Baltimore - without a contract - but permitted the practice to continue after being assured the purchases were proper. C.N. Robinson Lighting Supply, the white-owned company that has held the city's light bulb contract for 25 years, alerted City Solicitor Thurman W. Zollicoffer Jr. and then-purchasing director Arthur B. McNeal Sr. at a meeting last year that city agencies were improperly buying bulbs from minority-owned B&B Lighting Supply.
NEWS
March 9, 2011
In your article regarding light bulbs, ("Law shedding light on bulbs," March 6), many drawbacks to energy-efficient alternatives were listed, but nowhere did it mention that fluorescent lights, compact or tubes, can cause damage to wood furniture, upholstery fabric, draperies, photographs, etc. Our experience has been that they do the same damage as if these items were set outside in direct sunlight. Also, now we have to waste time and gas to take the bulbs to be recycled. What is the ratio of emissions produced by our car to return the bulbs in relation to the emissions saved by the CFL using less electricity?
NEWS
March 7, 2011
There has been a lot of hot air expelled over energy-efficient light bulbs. House Speaker John Boehner criticized President Barack Obama for "giving finger waggling lectures" about them, and commentators Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh have attacked Republican U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, the new head of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, as being a "socialist" and promoting "nannyism" because he co-sponsored legislation that promoted use of the greener bulbs....
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