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By Abigail Tucker and Abigail Tucker,SUN STAFF | February 2, 2005
Last week, the new owner of New York City's Plaza Hotel announced plans to convert the historic building into condominiums, retail space and a much smaller hotel. Inevitably, the news alarmed devotees of Eloise, the children's literary heroine who happens to have lived at the Plaza for five decades. How will she handle condo life? Not well, we suspect. We wouldn't be surprised if one day soon we saw a missive very much like this (with apologies to Kay Thompson): Iam Eloise I am fifty-six I am an urban lady I live in a condo Ooooooooooooooo I absolutely loathe the condo I had a temper fit when Bill the busboy left and when Johanna the day maid took early retirement I scuffed and slomped and made a really terrible racket Now I have simply nothing to do You can't just skidder around anymore If there is a door open you must knock on it anyway and you can't say charge it please if the neighbor gives you a cookie and you must not pour a pitcher of water in the mail slot or the neighbor will call the police Oh my Lord it's boring I'm getting addicted to C-SPAN Nanny says The Plaza's gone to pot pot pot My mother e-mailed from Paris and rawther agreed The new kitchen has put Nanny out of her head She sklonks with the pots and pans and there is smoke and a smell Enough is enough is enough she says Eloise we're ordering out Here's what I like Planked Medallion of Beef Tenderloin with Fresh Vegetables Maison Here's what I get Lo mein I miss Rene with Room...
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By BEVERLY MILLS | July 24, 1994
Child Life is a forum for parents to ask child-rearing questions and share tips with other parents. Call our answering machine with any advice or questions you have. Please check the end of the column for the toll-free number and today's question from a parent who needs your help.Q: I'm going back to work and will be interviewing sitters for my 6-month-old. I'm sure I've thought of the obvious things, but I'd like to hear about the not-so-obvious considerations. What do parents know now that they wish they'd known then?
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By Vida Roberts and Vida Roberts,SUN FASHION EDITOR | April 2, 1996
NEW YORK -- Energy at last. After seven days of countless runway shows devoted to '70s retro, a new decade breaks the sameness. The '20s roared down Anna Sui's runway in the shape of supermodels Linda, Nadja, Naomi and Shalom, who have kept themselves scarce during the week of fall fashion collections here.New York's hip, downtown diva saw that the bin of thrift-shop chic ideas has been picked clean and she stepped up to an older vintage style.English eccentrics were her inspiration, and she mixed plaids, tweeds, laces and velvets with the abandon of a nanny on speed.
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By Lou Cedrone and Lou Cedrone,Evening Sun Staff | January 10, 1992
"The Hand that Rocks the Cradle'' won't put you to sleep, but that isn't because the theme is a new one.The new film uses the old plot about a loony who invites herself into a household and threatens the lives of its members.Things go about the way you expect them to, but Curtis Hanson, who directed, manages to make it work.In this instance, the loony is the widow of a doctor who had been sued for sexual harassment. The doctor, his reputation ruined, commits suicide; his widow wants revenge, and her target is the woman who brought the suit.
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Staff writer | January 16, 1991
One hundred years is a long time for a woman to wait for the right man to come along, but in "The Sleeping Beauty of Loreland," it turns out to be a worthwhile wait.The North Carroll High School Drama Club will present children's author Frances Homer's modern remake of Charles Perrault's classic "Sleeping Beauty" Friday and Saturday in the school auditorium."It's basically the same story as "Sleeping Beauty," with a few minor differences," explained drama teacher Roberta Rooney, the play'sdirector.
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By Art Buchwald | February 23, 1993
A WASHINGTON lawyer friend of mine named Michael Spekter called me in the middle of the night and said excitedly, "What do you think of this? I've been reading up on the new attorney general appointee, Janet Reno, who maintains that she doesn't have a 'nanny' problem because she has no children."Listen to this. She's got guts, she has integrity and doesn't take any stuff from anybody. Furthermore, she was a great state's attorney, she's single, and she has a mind of her own."There's more.
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Contributing Writer | January 12, 1994
If you're interested in movies of mice and men -- or, to state it another way, if you're interested in movies "Of Mice and Men" -- the Showtime cable network has the evening's most intriguing offering. It's presenting back-to-back prime-time presentations of two film versions, made more than 50 years apart, of the classic John Steinbeck story.* "The Nanny" (8-8:30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- If you've watched Cloris Leachman in any of Mel Brooks' productions, from "Young Frankenstein" to her Teutonic Ms. Frick on TV's short-lived "The Nutt House," you know what kind of nanny she can play -- and, on tonight's episode of "The Nanny," she does.
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By BILL ATKINSON | September 2, 2005
LOU GALAMBOS has written or edited more than 20 books. He was editor or co-editor of 16 volumes of The Papers of Dwight David Eisenhower - a labor of love that took him 29 years to complete. He is recognized as one of the nation's top business historians. He even keeps Post-it Notes by his bedside in case he wakes up in the middle of the night with an idea. Yet, for all of his accomplishments, the Johns Hopkins University professor sees his biggest challenge now, in raising his kids. At 74, he is a single father of two girls, 7 and 6, and they can run him ragged.
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By ELLEN GOODMAN | February 10, 1993
Boston -- When Zoe Baird streaked across the national sky from anonymity to ignominy in two weeks, I was one of her few defenders. I didn't think that hiring an undocumented nanny was a career-ending injury. Illegal child care is as common in the '90s as smoking dope was in the '60s.Well, if Zoe Baird was judged and convicted of smoking without inhaling, Kimba Wood was just found guilty of getting a contact high. She didn't break any law, she was just standing around breathing in the atmospheric fumes.
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By Chris Kaltenbach | September 17, 1997
A trio of season-ending repeats from last season can only mean one thing: premiere month is hard upon us, and new episodes can't be far beyond.Unfortunately, that's not true of NBC's "Wings" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11), which repeats May's season- and series-ending finale, as the gang goes on a wild hunt for riches after finding an old suitcase containing a cryptic note from the late father of Joe (Tim Daly) and Brian (Steven Weber).But both CBS' "The Nanny" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13)
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