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By Luke Broadwater | May 11, 2011
On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation. National  • Why birtherism is not a smart campaign tactic: Trump's poll numbers plummet . (PPP)  • The announcement before the announcement of the announcement:  Newt's in . (ABC)  • Rick Santorum still has that pesky problem with Google . (ABC)
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By Luke Broadwater | June 21, 2011
GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman's campaign wants you to know that he is a Motocross rider in his spare time "to relax" -- and that he is apparently very, very cool.  No surprise, this ad comes from Fred Davis, who made Christine O'Donnell's famous "I am not a witch" ad and Carly Fiorina's "Demon sheep" ad. (Which are, incidentally, my two favorite ads of the last campaign cycle.)  A previous Davis ad for Huntsman (President Obama's former ambassador to China) also mentioned his former rock band, "Wizard.
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By Seth Faison and Seth Faison,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 19, 1997
Of all China's illustrious and history-rich places , perhaps none is quite so stunning in scope and design as the Forbidden City, the palace complex in Beijing where emperors once lived and ruled.It may also be the hardest to keep up. A vast collection of courtyards, halls and former living quarters spread out over 250 acres, the Forbidden City is forever fighting crumbling walls, decaying roofs and shaky pavilions.China's Bureau of Relics recently announced that it would begin a $25 million renovation of the Forbidden City, or part of it anyway, mostly along the exterior walls, where a moat surrounds the old palace.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Luke Broadwater | May 11, 2011
On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation. National  • Why birtherism is not a smart campaign tactic: Trump's poll numbers plummet . (PPP)  • The announcement before the announcement of the announcement:  Newt's in . (ABC)  • Rick Santorum still has that pesky problem with Google . (ABC)
ENTERTAINMENT
By Luke Broadwater | June 21, 2011
GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman's campaign wants you to know that he is a Motocross rider in his spare time "to relax" -- and that he is apparently very, very cool.  No surprise, this ad comes from Fred Davis, who made Christine O'Donnell's famous "I am not a witch" ad and Carly Fiorina's "Demon sheep" ad. (Which are, incidentally, my two favorite ads of the last campaign cycle.)  A previous Davis ad for Huntsman (President Obama's former ambassador to China) also mentioned his former rock band, "Wizard.
FEATURES
By ROB KASPER | June 10, 1995
I have adopted a policy of peaceful coexistence with outdoor ants. Now when I encounter one, as happened the other day when a big black ant crawled over my bare foot, I brush the critter off.This represents a change in my thinking toward ants. For years I fought them, anthill to anthill.I see now that my hostility toward ants was formed in a high school English class. When I was a sophomore, my English class read "Leiningen Versus the Ants" by Carl Stephenson. This is a short story that tells the harrowing tale of a jungle homeowner who battles a force of several thousand extremely organized and extremely hungry army ants.
NEWS
August 26, 1996
IT IS A BIT premature and farfetched to say that the impending construction of Columbia's first gated community near The Mall in Columbia signals the end of James W. Rouse's dream of "a new community in which understanding, trust, respect -- yes, love -- might flourish."We are talking about only 320 apartments and condominiums, after all, in a planned city of 84,000 residents. And no one plans a chain-link fence with guard dogs and a moat -- just a few gates, probably attractive ones at that.
NEWS
By Erik Nelson and Erik Nelson,Staff Writer | September 6, 1992
Testimony during the rezoning hearing for a proposed 682-acre residential, commercial and golfing village in Marriottsville took a bitter tone Wednesday when one supporter insulted project opponents."
NEWS
By LAURA VOZZELLA | September 2, 2007
It's been a while since I've offended an entire town, and I've learned my lesson: If you're gonna pick on someplace, make it farther away than Arbutus. So I turn my attention to China, which, when you think about all the poison toys and toothpaste they've sent us lately, is asking for it. Xiamen, China, to be precise. Here's the scoop on Xiamen, which I got from a guy named Oliver August, former Beijing bureau chief for the Times of London. "I am the author of a forthcoming book on the most colorful and corrupt city in China," he e-mailed me. "The city is called Xiamen - and happens to be twinned with Baltimore."
NEWS
August 14, 2005
On August 12, 2005, JULIA F. MOATS (nee Fiorentino) of Parkville, MD, beloved wife of the late Woodrow B. Moats, devoted mother of Patricia A. Furlong and the late Woodrow B. Moats, Jr., loving sister of Mary Riley. Also survived by six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Service will be held in the family owned Mc Comas Funeral Home, P.A., in Abingdon, MD, on Monday August 15 at 12 noon. Interment will be Bel Air Memorial Gardens, Bel Air, MD. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday, prior to the service from 10 to 12 noon.
NEWS
By LAURA VOZZELLA | September 2, 2007
It's been a while since I've offended an entire town, and I've learned my lesson: If you're gonna pick on someplace, make it farther away than Arbutus. So I turn my attention to China, which, when you think about all the poison toys and toothpaste they've sent us lately, is asking for it. Xiamen, China, to be precise. Here's the scoop on Xiamen, which I got from a guy named Oliver August, former Beijing bureau chief for the Times of London. "I am the author of a forthcoming book on the most colorful and corrupt city in China," he e-mailed me. "The city is called Xiamen - and happens to be twinned with Baltimore."
BUSINESS
By Andrew Leckey and Andrew Leckey,TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES | August 19, 2007
In the Middle Ages moats were deep water-filled trenches that encircled castles to protect kings. The wider, the better. In 2007 moats are the competitive advantages that protect dominant companies and their shareholders. The wider, the better. The goal in trying to pick companies with wide moats is to give investors the security of knowing that a firm isn't likely to see its products or services overtaken by rivals.
NEWS
August 14, 2005
On August 12, 2005, JULIA F. MOATS (nee Fiorentino) of Parkville, MD, beloved wife of the late Woodrow B. Moats, devoted mother of Patricia A. Furlong and the late Woodrow B. Moats, Jr., loving sister of Mary Riley. Also survived by six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Service will be held in the family owned Mc Comas Funeral Home, P.A., in Abingdon, MD, on Monday August 15 at 12 noon. Interment will be Bel Air Memorial Gardens, Bel Air, MD. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday, prior to the service from 10 to 12 noon.
BUSINESS
By Mike Porter and Mike Porter,MORNINGSTAR.COM | February 16, 2003
Why is it so difficult for a retailer to establish a wide economic moat? I found that right now our analysts have determined that there are 91 companies under coverage on Morningstar.com that have a wide economic moat rating. Of those, only three are retailers: Walgreen, Home Depot and Wal-Mart. There are dozens of nationally known companies out there, exactly the type favored by the Peter Lynch school of investing, so why do only three make the cut as companies able to fend off competitors for the long haul?
SPORTS
By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,SUN STAFF | October 17, 2000
Not many players recover from shooting a triple bogey 8 and still win a golf championship. Jeff Castle of Mount Hebron did in Friday's Howard County Golf Club stroke play championship at Turf Valley. Castle drove into the stream instead of laying up on the 14th hole at Turf Valley. Then he planted his next shot in a bunker. Five birdies allowed him to win the tournament, however, shooting 73, one stroke ahead of Josh Notes of Oakland Mills. Castle, a junior, also won the Class 2A-1A District V championship.
FEATURES
By Seth Faison and Seth Faison,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 19, 1997
Of all China's illustrious and history-rich places , perhaps none is quite so stunning in scope and design as the Forbidden City, the palace complex in Beijing where emperors once lived and ruled.It may also be the hardest to keep up. A vast collection of courtyards, halls and former living quarters spread out over 250 acres, the Forbidden City is forever fighting crumbling walls, decaying roofs and shaky pavilions.China's Bureau of Relics recently announced that it would begin a $25 million renovation of the Forbidden City, or part of it anyway, mostly along the exterior walls, where a moat surrounds the old palace.
BUSINESS
By Andrew Leckey and Andrew Leckey,TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES | August 19, 2007
In the Middle Ages moats were deep water-filled trenches that encircled castles to protect kings. The wider, the better. In 2007 moats are the competitive advantages that protect dominant companies and their shareholders. The wider, the better. The goal in trying to pick companies with wide moats is to give investors the security of knowing that a firm isn't likely to see its products or services overtaken by rivals.
BUSINESS
By Mike Porter and Mike Porter,MORNINGSTAR.COM | February 16, 2003
Why is it so difficult for a retailer to establish a wide economic moat? I found that right now our analysts have determined that there are 91 companies under coverage on Morningstar.com that have a wide economic moat rating. Of those, only three are retailers: Walgreen, Home Depot and Wal-Mart. There are dozens of nationally known companies out there, exactly the type favored by the Peter Lynch school of investing, so why do only three make the cut as companies able to fend off competitors for the long haul?
NEWS
August 26, 1996
IT IS A BIT premature and farfetched to say that the impending construction of Columbia's first gated community near The Mall in Columbia signals the end of James W. Rouse's dream of "a new community in which understanding, trust, respect -- yes, love -- might flourish."We are talking about only 320 apartments and condominiums, after all, in a planned city of 84,000 residents. And no one plans a chain-link fence with guard dogs and a moat -- just a few gates, probably attractive ones at that.
FEATURES
By ROB KASPER | June 10, 1995
I have adopted a policy of peaceful coexistence with outdoor ants. Now when I encounter one, as happened the other day when a big black ant crawled over my bare foot, I brush the critter off.This represents a change in my thinking toward ants. For years I fought them, anthill to anthill.I see now that my hostility toward ants was formed in a high school English class. When I was a sophomore, my English class read "Leiningen Versus the Ants" by Carl Stephenson. This is a short story that tells the harrowing tale of a jungle homeowner who battles a force of several thousand extremely organized and extremely hungry army ants.
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