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By Janene Holzberg, Special to The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2010
The grounds of the school in Afghanistan where students linger each week to chat with their Glenelg Country School friends via webcam are riddled with buried landmines, the lethal souvenirs of decades of war. Risking life and limb hasn't deterred the group of boys from Roshan High School in Laghman Province from staying past sunset to exchange ideas with their American counterparts on the other side of the world, local organizers say. ...
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By Kim Fernandez,
For The Baltimore Sun
| September 17, 2013
What's better than a party for a great cause? One whose invitation includes your dog! Canines and their humans are invited to join the Best Friends Animal Society and local animal welfare groups to help save lives at Strut Your Mutt this Saturday, Sept. 21, at Blob's Park in Jessup. The family-friendly festival will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and includes a 1-mile walk, cutest-dog contests, doggie doppelganger competitions, raffles, music, games, and entertainment. Strut Your Mutt events will be hosted in 11 cities this fall to raise money to benefit homeless animals around the country.
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January 1, 2007
On December 29, 2006, CHARLES V. "MUTT" BAKER of Parkton, MD; brother of Gladys Baker and Mary Widener. Graveside service will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday January 5 at Pine Grove United Methodist Cemetery, Parkton, MD. Friends may call at the J.J. Hartenstein Mortuary Inc., 24 Second St., New Freedom, PA., on Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.
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By Janene Holzberg, Special to The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2010
The grounds of the school in Afghanistan where students linger each week to chat with their Glenelg Country School friends via webcam are riddled with buried landmines, the lethal souvenirs of decades of war. Risking life and limb hasn't deterred the group of boys from Roshan High School in Laghman Province from staying past sunset to exchange ideas with their American counterparts on the other side of the world, local organizers say. ...
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By Jim Sizemore | May 18, 1994
DURING the 50 weeks a year when Maryland racing industry honchos aren't hyping the Preakness, they are crying and whimpering that business has fallen off so much that the tracks deserve to be on the endangered list.I'm not worried. From close observation of the lemming-like behavior of my pony-playing friends, I doubt that any fiscal problems in what I call the Sport of Fools are terminal.To illustrate, I'll use a newspaper comic strip first published Nov. 15, 1907. The strip was called A. Mutt in those days, and its creator, Bud Fisher, became a rich man simply by pointing out, in endless variation and with great humor, how dimwitted -- or, to put it in politically correct language of 87 years later, how intellectually challenged -- the horse-race gamblers are.In the beginning, the strip featured only one main character, a tall cigar smoker with the appearance of a gangly water bird -- one "Augustus Mutt."
FEATURES
By John Woestendiek and John Woestendiek,Sun Reporter | May 16, 2007
Inside every creature there is DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid. It has been called the blueprint for life, probably because that's much easier to say. Almost every cell in your body contains DNA, and within it, children's textbooks say, lies "all the information needed to make you what you are, from the way you look to which hand you write with." All I know about DNA, though, I learned from watching TV. On police and forensic dramas, like CSI, a simple swab of the cheek and trip to the lab leads to either a suspect being cleared or a crime being solved.
NEWS
November 30, 1999
THOUSANDS flocked to see him during his quarter-century in the nation's capital, but he didn't have a nickel's worth of pork to hand out. The closest he got to politics was grassroots, but that was just to munch them. Yet Hsing-Hsing the panda, who was put to sleep Sunday, came to personify Washington more than all but a few of the humans elected to serve there.Hsing-Hsing and his mate, Ling-Ling, who died in 1992, were the stars at the National Zoo, the generators of a small nation's gross national product in T-shirt and trinket sales.
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By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,Staff writer | January 21, 1992
An Annapolis watchdog whose bark was thought to be worse than his bite proved otherwise early yesterday morning when he took a chunk out of a man who had jumped over an auto body shop fence to hide from police."
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By J.D. CONSIDNE and J.D. CONSIDNE,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | June 10, 1997
Some bands are proud of their pedigree and take pride in pronouncing their music purebred punk, straight-up ska or thoroughly thrash. The members of Jimmie's Chicken Shack, on the other hand, are a little less finicky about describing their sound. What they play, as front man Jimi HaHa blithely puts it, is "mutt rock.""We don't necessarily have one style," he explains. "We take from a bunch of them, you know? That's basically why we call it 'mutt rock.' " He laughs. "It's a mutt like the rest of us."
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 1999
1907: "Mr. Mutt," 1st daily comic1913: Willa Cather's "O Pioneers!"1915: "Birth of a Nation"1915: Billie Holiday born
NEWS
By [MICHAEL SRAGOW] | May 18, 2008
CATE BLANCHETT appears as Irina Spalko, the first all-out female villain in the series, in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008). If she works, she'll heat up the Cold War in a dry-ice way as the driven, greedy chief of an elite Soviet military unit jousting with Indy and his new sidekick, Mutt (Shia LaBeouf). ALISON DOODY as Dr. Elsa Schneider, a gorgeous Austrian art historian and sadly halfhearted femme fatale in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). Doody is a blond dazzler, but she's wasted until the end, when, as Pauline Kael said, "She goes out in glory, with glittering eyes and a lewd smile."
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By Denise Flaim and Denise Flaim,Newsday | December 16, 2007
The more the merrier? Some cats are inclined to disagree. Cats who don't get along can wreak havoc, from litter-box lapses to the proverbial cat fight. "Whether you have two cats or 20, the secret is to have plenty of territory," says Dusty Rainbolt, author of Cat Wrangling Made Easy: Maintaining Peace and Sanity in Your Multicat Home (Lyons Press, $14.95). Vertical creatures that they are, cats have a less expansive interpretation of the term. "Cats can have little sub-territories within a room," Rainbolt says.
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By Nzong Xiong and Nzong Xiong,McClatchy-Tribune | October 28, 2007
Cats might make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside when they cuddle in your lap and purr. But when they start attacking your sofa, your thoughts may not be so kind. Scratching is natural for cats. But indoors, that basic tendency can cause havoc for you and your home. At least you have some options for encouraging your cat to scratch where it will be harmless. Scratching is useful for cats for several reasons. They do it to mark their territory with both visible and scent markers, and to sharpen their claws.
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By Cynthia Hubert and Cynthia Hubert,McClatchy Tribune | October 7, 2007
Kristina Andersen sure knows how to bring a party to life. "Carrot, vanilla or peanut butter?" she shouts, holding up cellophane bags of bone-shaped cookies. Immediately, Andersen is mobbed. A barkfest breaks out. Laughter fills the room. Andersen, a perky Citrus Heights, Calif., animal lover, is hoping to cash in on America's obsession with its pets. People have long sold cookware and cosmetics in their homes, she reasons. Why not leashes, squeaky toys and doggie breath mints? The time is right, say industry insiders.
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By Katie Menzer and Katie Menzer,[McClatchy-Tribune] | September 30, 2007
Fat cats are more common than you think. Husky huskies are, too. Researchers say that about a quarter of all household pets are overweight and that the animal epidemic follows the obesity increase found in humans nationwide. Obesity rates for humans rose in 31 states last year, according to a recently released study by the nonprofit Trust for America's Health. And some scientists say things are no better for your pet. "There's common agreement that obesity in pets is more of a problem than ever," said Donald C. Beitz, a professor of nutritional biochemistry at Iowa State University and chairman of a former subcommittee on dog and cat nutrition for the National Academies' National Research Council.
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By Ruth Mantell and Ruth Mantell,McClatchy-Tribune | August 26, 2007
Some of us need more looking after than others. Take Shelley, for example. The black standard poodle gets acupuncture every other week to treat her arthritis. She is also named, along with another dog and three cats, to benefit from a $10,000 trust fund if her owners die before she does. "Our pets are an extremely important part of our lives. It's critical that our pets will be well cared for," said Joan Bortnick-Wimbish, Shelley's owner. Bortnick-Wimbish, a former personal shopper at Bloomingdale's, is in her early 70s. The Virginia Beach, Va., woman established the trust for her pets this year in a process that took about two weeks.
NEWS
October 21, 2002
Job and career fair to be held Nov. 8 in HCC's Galleria Howard Community College, in cooperation with the Howard County Chamber of Commerce, will hold a Fall Job/Career Fair from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 8 in the college's Galleria, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Employers' representatives will discuss opportunities, accept applications and schedule interviews. Participants can take resumes for review by HCC career counselors and can access a new job-search database, "Jobs on Line."
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By John Singh and John Singh,Knight-Ridder News Service | March 13, 1992
BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Consider life in Charleston Place, one of Boca Raton's most noteworthy communities. Last year, Time magazine gushed over the swanky subdivision, filled with 109 pastel-colored row houses and landscaped streets.It's a great life if you're a person. But it may not be fit for a dog. At least, not a fat one.Or so says Charleston Place's homeowners' association in a lawsuit filed in Palm Beach County Circuit Court against resident Mindy Felinton.It claims that Ms. Felinton's 5-year-old mutt, Lucky, is tipping the scales at more than 30 pounds -- too fat to fit in the neighborhood under the association's bylaws, which were intended to keep out bigger breeds.
NEWS
By JENNY LIM and JENNY LIM,McClatchy-Tribune | August 5, 2007
To lose 30 pounds, Patti Lawson worked like a dog. And now, she's written a book to prove it. Lawson is author of The Dog Diet, a memoir stuffed with anecdotes about how her real-life pooch helped her lose the one around her tummy - and regain self-confidence, hope and a bit of wit in the process. The attorney-turned-writer's narrative was named "Dog Humor Book of the Year" by the Dog Writers Association of America in February. In the winter of 2002, heartbroken because of the end of a long-term romance and disillusioned with her career as a finance attorney, Lawson did what she said many people do when they're unhappy: She ate. She ate ice cream, pizza, fast food.
NEWS
By Dalia Wheatt and Dalia Wheatt,St. Petersburg Times | July 29, 2007
Since MySpace is "a place for friends" and canine is man's best friend, it was only a matter of time before the social networking site went to the dogs. Amid the teenyboppers, rock bands and aspiring models on MySpace.com, you can also acquire friends of the four-legged variety. There's Tater-Tots of New Port Richey, Fla., a beagle mix whose theme song is "Who Let the Dogs Out." Tots' age, 7, is posted in people years, 49. From his profile, we learn that he's a Virgo and a teetotaler whose occupation is "licking myself."
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