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December 6, 2010
I'm disturbed Susan Reimer is not "fully confident" she will have a job in 2011 ( "Consumer has a funny feeling she's being watched," Dec. 6). If the Baltimore Sun is dangling this possibility before her, please desist. I don't always agree with Ms. Reimer (and often disagree vehemently) however she represents what's good about your paper. She has the ability to uncover thoughts and feelings we're aware of but can't articulate. Her take on Christmas shopping is right on. It makes me sick that 70 percent of our gross national product is based on consumer purchasing.
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Sports Digest | February 20, 2014
Laurel Park Reshuffled Fritchie gains Merry Meadow The field for Saturday's $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (G2) at Laurel Park is significantly different from the one originally scheduled to race last Saturday. Four of filly and mare sprinters will not be competing this weekend, while another has been added into the mix. Parx Racing-based Winning Image and Villette are not permitted to leave the Philadelphia track because of a quarantine after an equine herpes outbreak.
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NEWS
By Janet Gilbert | May 29, 2010
The jaunty lyrics of the childhood song "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" would lead one to believe that the action of moving a boat through water is squarely in the fun category. But after just one practice, I understand that competitive rowing is more in the workout category. And we all know how dang merry it is to work out. My husband asked me if I'd like to join his company's dragon boat team because they needed another female paddler. I've seen dragon boats in action before — long, graceful, flat-bottomed vessels cutting smoothly through the water with 10 elegantly synchronized athletes on each side, someone steering in the back and a drummer up front to beat out the pace.
NEWS
By Amanda Yeager, ayeager@tribune.com | December 26, 2013
Howard County is offering a free tree-recycling program for residents looking to dispose of their Christmas trees in an eco-friendly manner this holiday season. The "Merry Mulch" Christmas tree recycling program, run by the county since 1993, has sent thousands of trees to a compost facility, where they are recycled into compost and mulch. From Thursday, Jan. 2 through Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, Howard County residents can drop off their Christmas trees seven days a week, between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at one of the sites listed below.
NEWS
January 24, 2004
On January 18, 2004; MERRY PATRICIA SIEMEN. She is survived by her son and daughter Martin Siemen and Anne Rutherford and four grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held February 7, 2 PM at 534 Heavytree Hill, Severna Park. Send donations in her memory to Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 6 Herndon Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21403.
BUSINESS
May 28, 1992
Merry-Go-Round Enterprises Inc., a Joppa-based clothing-store chain, reported yesterday that its first-quarter earnings dropped 18.5 percent compared with the same quarter a year ago, as a weak economy and back-to-basics fashion trends ate into sales.Budd Bugatch, institutional research director at Ferris, Baker Watts in Baltimore, said Merry-Go-Round's earnings-per-share of 13 cents were "better than what we were looking for," even though they were down from 17 cents last year. Mr. Bugatch said he had been projecting 10 cents a share for the quarter that ended May 2.The company's sales increased 9 percent, to $171.
NEWS
December 25, 1990
One thing we celebrate this Christmas is that more people are joining with us, openly, than have in any Christmas in memory. This was true as well for Hanukkah. Freedom to think and pray and celebrate has penetrated to previously forbidden corners of the world.This can be chaotic. It is not immediately rewarding in a material sense. But it has let people pray, put up Christmas lights, or burn Hanukkah candles, who previously dared not.Christmas speaks to family life. In country after country, governments have withdrawn their insufferable control of that.
BUSINESS
By Jay Hancock and Jay Hancock,Sun Staff Writer | June 10, 1994
Three months of poor sales hit the bottom line with a thud yesterday at Merry-Go-Round Enterprises Inc., as the Joppa-based apparel chain reported a $24.1 million loss for its latest quarter.Merry-Go-Round, which entered bankruptcy proceedings in January, has reported sharp monthly sales declines since last year.The company blames a lack of merchandise, saying problems with vendors several months ago hurt its ability to buy clothes.For Merry-Go-Round's first quarter, which ended April 30, sales in stores open for at least a year were down 26 percent.
BUSINESS
By Jay Hancock and Jay Hancock,Sun Staff Writer | June 29, 1994
:TC JOPPA -- Merry-Go-Round's managers and some shareholders found unusual solace yesterday in a 17 percent decline in store-for-store sales so far this month, saying the large fashion retailer is showing subtle signs of recovery.Double-digit sales drops normally aren't something merchants brag about. But for Merry-Go-Round Enterprises Inc., the June figures disclosed yesterday are the best monthly results this year and, executives say, a sign of progress at the struggling chain.Last month, sales at Merry-Go-Round stores open for at least a year dropped by 24 percent compared with the previous year; in April they plunged by 35 percent.
BUSINESS
By Ross Hetrick and Ross Hetrick,Sun Staff Writer | March 11, 1994
Merry-Go-Round Enterprises Inc., which has been in Chapter 11 bankruptcy since January, will have to wait until October to see the results of its back-to-school sales before it can formulate a reorganization plan, company officials said yesterday."
FEATURES
By Donna M. Owens, For The Baltimore Sun | December 1, 2013
It really is the most wonderful time of the year: check your guest list twice, deck your halls and prepare to celebrate straight through to the New Year. Whatever your holiday traditions - Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas - it's the season for parties that many experts say are less about outdated "rules" and more about embracing your own personal style. "My recipe for a great holiday party is ambience - it starts when you walk in," says Elle Ellinghaus of Elle Designs, whose Canton-based boutique firm planned the summer nuptials of Ravens player Torrey Smith and his bride.
NEWS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | July 7, 2013
The wooden roller coaster and the Dixie Ballroom are long gone. Gone, too, from Gwynn Oak Park is the merry-go-round where a toddler in a pink dress took a historic spin on a summer afternoon a half-century ago. That simple pleasure, a first for a black child at the formerly segregated Gwynn Oak Amusement Park, had become possible just weeks earlier in 1963 when hundreds of black and white protesters thrust Baltimore into the national spotlight...
EXPLORE
December 23, 2012
We've had the annual Christmas parade and tree lighting in Bel Air and the similar Christmas Street and parade celebrations in Aberdeen and Havre de Grace, which drew their usual hardy crowds seeking early December doses of holiday cheer. Festivals of trees, holiday bazaars, athletic events with Christmas themes, greens sales and open houses have been so numerous in Harford County that it would be all but impossible for a single person to attend them all. Perryville and Port Deposit similarly have seen their traditional crowds for a slew of holiday events.
NEWS
By Ian Zelaya, The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2012
New York City SantaCon 2012 It's that time of year to find your best Santa outfit and head to New York City to frolic, drink and be merry with thousands of other Santa look-alikes. The annual event, which originated in San Francisco in 1994, begins early and ends late, and will attract over 20,000 Santas to numerous bars and pubs throughout the city. Attendees should bring cash and canned food, as this holiday drinkfest raises money for Toys for Tots and also donates to New York City food banks.
NEWS
November 25, 2012
Columnist Jean Marbella implies that men are treated differently in sex scandals because they often go on to have successful careers after an extramarital affair is exposed, while women rarely do ("In all these sex scandals, see a double standard," Nov. 18). I disagree. Let's look at the issue logically. Person A is famous and can reasonably be expected to be in demand for whatever reason they are famous for. Person B is not famous. Person A has an affair with Person B. After the affair is exposed, Person A continues to be in demand for whatever they were known for before the affair.
EXPLORE
October 17, 2012
Veterans are invited to a Veterans Day Appreciation ceremony at Merry Meadows Recreation Farm in Freeland on Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. Navy veteran Clyde Morris, whose family owns Merry Meadows, wants to recognize the men and women of the Armed Forces. He also invites neighbors and the public to attend the open house event. Merry Meadows is located at 1523 Freeland Road, Freeland. No pets or alcoholic beverages permitted. For more details, call 410-329-6636.
BUSINESS
May 28, 1992
Merry-Go-Round Enterprises Inc., a Joppa clothing-store chain, reported yesterday that its first-quarter earnings dropped 18.5 percent compared with the same quarter a year ago, as a weak economy and back-to-basics fashion trends ate into sales.Budd Bugatch, institutional research director at Ferris, Baker Watts in Baltimore, said Merry-Go-Round's earnings-per-share of 13 cents were "better than what we were looking for," even though they were down from 17 cents last year.The company's sales increased 9 percent, to $171.
BUSINESS
By Jay Hancock and Jay Hancock,Sun Staff Writer | November 13, 1994
Last week Merry-Go-Round Inc.'s board of directors interviewed four to six retail executives and turnaround managers as candidates for chief executive officer of the 1,200-store chain, according to people close to the company.Those interviewed included at least one partner in Meridian Ventures, a turnaround firm of three executives who recently completed high-profile assignments helping department store giant R.H. Macy & Co. recover from a bankruptcy filing, sources said.xTC Meridian's partners are Thomas C. Shull, former executive vice president at Macy; James Kenney, former senior vice president of corporate planning; and Gene Rohrer, who was also a senior vice president of corporate planning for Macy.
FEATURES
Susan Reimer | December 29, 2011
Holiday parties are just a fancy cover, and traditional family dinners are simply an excuse. The truth is, all we want to do at this time of year is … eat. Winter days are shorter and colder, and the sunlight is weak. So is our will, and nothing fills that hole in the psyche like mom's meatloaf and scalloped potatoes. Or a slab of lasagna the size of a brick. Or a serving of spaghetti that would fill a garbage can lid. Carbs and home cookin' are feel-good foods. They either trigger the release of the feel-good hormone serotonin in the brain or they can bring back memories of happier times, when life was less complicated or sad. That's one explanation anyway.
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