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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | May 21, 1991
"Mannequin Two: On the Move" isn't on the move at all; it's dead as a stump.A meek clone of a yet meeker original -- "Mannequin", starring Andrew McCarthy, the boney wimp who spritzed to some minor fame during "St. Elmo's Fire's" 15 minutes -- it features William Ragsdale in the McCarthy role. He's prettier but equally as insignificant. And just as boney.Kim Cattrall, so minor she made McCarthy look major, has been replaced by a cheerful blonde named Kristy Swanson, who looks exactly as you would imagine someone named "Kristy Swanson" to look.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2011
Catonsville's Fourth of July parade is bound to be an impressive event Monday afternoon, with 17 marching bands, Lone Ranger look-alikes, wailing firetrucks, color guards, 25 floats and a renowned local waitress drifting by in a long red gown. But before that, unfolding as you read this, goes the spectacle of the chairs. To be more precise, the chairs, blankets, tarps, ropes, twine, steel cable, yellow "Caution" tape, bricks, stones and, at last count, two seated mannequins — one torso only, one whole figure — intended to reserve parade viewing spots.
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By Lou Cedrone and Lou Cedrone,Evening Sun Staff | May 21, 1991
This time, they got it right. ''Mannequin Two: On the Move'' is an improvement over the original film that appeared four years ago.The new film is nothing great, mind you. It's just a little movie that hopes to give us a laugh or two and make us feel good for having seen it. It does.The new film begins in medieval times, with a young prince hoping to elope with a beautiful peasant girl.He's smart. She's the prettiest thing around, but his mama, the queen, does not approve. Sounding like a Jewish mother, the queen mother tells the boy to forget the girl.
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February 26, 2009
Just announced Elton John and Billy Joel Nationals Park in Washington on July 11. Tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com. Seal Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia on April 15. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com. Frankie Beverly and Maze Pier Six Pavilion on May 8. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com. Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood Verizon Center in Washington on June 13. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com. Etta James Lyric Opera House on May 17. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.
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By Brenda J. Buote and Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF | March 17, 1998
Lania D'Agostino, one of Baltimore's busiest plastic surgeons, works in a dirty, dusty studio on Canton's waterfront. She operates without anesthesia, without her clients' consent and without a medical degree.Her patients are all dummies. They have to be to seek her expertise.D'Agostino makes her living improving the appearances of manhandled mannequins and creating new ones for a diverse clientele -- from backyard gardeners to museum curators.Her shop, on the fourth floor of the old Broom Factory on Boston Street, is a cluttered cross between a warehouse and the laboratory of a mad scientist.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | April 20, 1997
CHEVY CHASE -- The patrol car with Officer Reinhold Springirth was stationed on Newlands Street recently in full view of traffic whizzing along Connecticut Avenue. Spotting the cruiser, more than a few motorists tapped their brakes to comply with the speed limit of 30 mph."We have a lot of traffic problems here," said George Winkel, chief of the Chevy Chase Village Police Department, watching Springirth at work."But Reinhold helps a lot, providing a very real patrol presence. He works 24 hours a day, and we don't have to pay him overtime or benefits," Winkel said.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | April 20, 1997
CHEVY CHASE -- The patrol car with Officer Reinhold Springirth was stationed on Newlands Street recently in full view of traffic whizzing along Connecticut Avenue. Spotting the cruiser, more than a few motorists tapped their brakes to comply with the speed limit of 30 mph."We have a lot of traffic problems here," said George Winkel, chief of the Chevy Chase Village Police Department, watching Springirth at work."But Reinhold helps a lot, providing a very real patrol presence. He works 24 hours a day, and we don't have to pay him overtime or benefits," Winkel said.
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By Abigail Tucker and Abigail Tucker,SUN STAFF | January 27, 2005
This must be the surface of a strange moon, sifted with pale dust. Obi-Wan Kenobi is here. So is Lania D'Agostino. "Grab his legs!" she cries. The Jedi is soon pinned. Poised above him, D'Agostino brandishes a reciprocating saw like a lightsaber. This moment will not appear in Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, the final installment in the Star Wars prequel trilogy due in theaters this spring. It's a scene from D'Agostino's daily life. The moon is the Baltimore artist's second-floor Federal Hill studio, which is powdered white with dried polyester resin.
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By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,SUN STAFF | July 8, 2000
It is always about Bud. It was always about Bud. And it will always be about Bud. Good thing Bud is a dummy. And good thing he's such a happy dummy. Otherwise Bud's wistful poker face, far-away eyes and stiff demeanor would try the patience of Job and anyone else who meets him. And Bud, a professional tourist who lives to sightsee, has met plenty of people, all of whom he so thoughtfully calls his new friends. The guy gets around -- he's in a perpetual state of summer vacation. But if you think Rehoboth, Whack-a-mole and boogie boarding are Bud's idea of vacation, think again.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,sun reporter | December 1, 2006
Not many people would decorate for the holidays using leopard print. But a newly refurbished white loveseat with deep red fabric on the back and leopard print on the seat inspired Tamara Beck to make a mostly red-and-white living room scene in her store window on Main Street in Ellicott City. "Everything else kind of came from that," said Beck, who opened Tamara's, a store of salvaged home-design items, in July. Merchants on Main Street know that their storefront windows are one of their best marketing tools, but this year the Ellicott City Restoration Foundation is making things a little more interesting by sponsoring a window-decorating contest in the historic district.
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By Photos by Monica Lopossay and Photos by Monica Lopossay,Sun photographer | February 11, 2008
What started in 1957 as a mannequin-repair shop eventually grew into D'Agostino Studios, which for the past two decades has created lifelike sculptures, casts, molds and costumes for museums such as the Smithsonian and has worked on hundreds of mannequins of characters from the Star Wars saga for displays across the globe. Studio owner Lania D'Agostino began working for what was then called Mannequin Service Company in 1985. Today, she and her staff of artisans create, fashion and adorn an array of faces and postures, with an eye on realism.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,sun reporter | March 13, 2007
Debra L. Spunt, a University of Maryland nursing educator who was a pioneer in the use of high-tech mannequin teaching devices, died of cancer Friday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Pikesville resident was 50. Ms. Spunt was a national figure in use of the technology known as computerized human patient simulators. One of the devices is known as SimMan, and one of a woman giving birth is called Noelle Maternal.
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January 18, 2007
Badfish -- 9:30 Club / Badfish pays tribute to the songs of California punk rockers Sublime tonight at Washington's 9:30 Club. Lionize, Everyone But Pete and Politicks are also on the bill. Doors open at 6 p.m., and tickets are $15. The club is at 815 V St. N.W. in Washington. For tickets, call 800-955-5566 or go to tickets.com. The Panic Channel -- Sonar / You might remember Dave Navarro for his stint as host of Rock Star or his time in the band Jane's Addiction. His latest project, which also includes Stephen Perkins, Steve Isaacs and Chris Chaney, will hit Sonar, 407 E. Saratoga St., on Saturday.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Sun Reporter | December 8, 2006
Stan lies on a seventh-floor surgical table, his chest rising and falling with each breath. His eyes blink as doctors approach. Prone to fevers, muscle aches and chest pains, Stan is hooked to a monitor that tracks his blood pressure, heart rate and other vitals. But no one at the University of Maryland Medical Center worries much about Stan's health. That's because he's a mannequin - albeit a very expensive one. He's one example of the high-tech teaching tools the medical school unveiled this week to train students, residents and doctors without risking the health of patients.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,sun reporter | December 1, 2006
Not many people would decorate for the holidays using leopard print. But a newly refurbished white loveseat with deep red fabric on the back and leopard print on the seat inspired Tamara Beck to make a mostly red-and-white living room scene in her store window on Main Street in Ellicott City. "Everything else kind of came from that," said Beck, who opened Tamara's, a store of salvaged home-design items, in July. Merchants on Main Street know that their storefront windows are one of their best marketing tools, but this year the Ellicott City Restoration Foundation is making things a little more interesting by sponsoring a window-decorating contest in the historic district.
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By Marie Gullard and Marie Gullard,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 10, 2005
For Leslie Berman, city living is like being on vacation every day. Three years ago, Berman, a widow, sold her home in northern Baltimore County. With a few pieces in tow, mostly sentimental objects, photographs and artwork collected over the years, she purchased a four-story townhome off Key Highway in The Towns at HarborView development. "At the foot of my [front] steps, I can look down the long pier and see the American flag," she says. "It's the closest thing to marina living without living in the water."
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By Robin Tunnicliff Reid and Robin Tunnicliff Reid,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 4, 2001
TO ANYONE intent on trying Belgian cuisine, a 70-mile drive round trip isn't terribly daunting. Especially if it leads to the only such restaurant in the area: Le Mannequin Pis in Olney. In order to enjoy the jaunt, however, be prepared for some unpredictable twists, in Route 108 south and the storefront eatery itself. Named after the famous fountain in Brussels that features a small boy relieving himself, Le Mannequin Pis is tough to find, tucked away in a tiny strip shopping center a few yards from the intersection of routes 108 and 97. Inside, it's a cheerful little place with mango-colored walls, dark wood trim and a cozy bar lined with wine racks.
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By Sherry Joe and Sherry Joe,Sun Staff Writer | November 7, 1994
Melanie Durantaye uses a "talking" mannequin to sell Australian oilskin coats. Nancy and Barry Gibson have set up a mechanical bubble-blowing bear dressed in a pink tutu to make their shop stand out.For Main Street merchants in Historic Ellicott City, nothing much DTC is too much if it helps bring customers into the store."
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By Abigail Tucker and Abigail Tucker,SUN STAFF | January 27, 2005
This must be the surface of a strange moon, sifted with pale dust. Obi-Wan Kenobi is here. So is Lania D'Agostino. "Grab his legs!" she cries. The Jedi is soon pinned. Poised above him, D'Agostino brandishes a reciprocating saw like a lightsaber. This moment will not appear in Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, the final installment in the Star Wars prequel trilogy due in theaters this spring. It's a scene from D'Agostino's daily life. The moon is the Baltimore artist's second-floor Federal Hill studio, which is powdered white with dried polyester resin.
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December 31, 2002
Anna Bernadette Gaver, a former display artist who painted the face of Babe Ruth for an Orioles parade, died of cancer complications Saturday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Northeast Baltimore resident was 84. Born Anna Meli in Baltimore and raised on South Paca Street, she was one of nine children born to Sicilian immigrant parents. She attended St. Jerome's Parochial School and was a 1936 graduate of Southern High School. While working as a seamstress at the old Adalman Coat Co., she attended the Maryland Institute College of Art's night school -- often walking to her classes from her home in South Baltimore.
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