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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | November 13, 2013
Scientists have plenty of questions about a bizarre asteroid spotted spouting what looks like six comet-like tails, but they are nevertheless giving the public an opportunity to make their own queries about it. Researchers are holding a Google Hangout on Thursday to talk about the discovery, including how and when the asteroid was discovered, what its six tails are made of, and how common such asteroids are in space. The Baltimore-based Space Telescope Science Institute and NASA released images of the asteroid last Thursday . It was found by astronomers observing the solar system's asteroid belt using the Hubble Space Telescope.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | November 13, 2013
Scientists have plenty of questions about a bizarre asteroid spotted spouting what looks like six comet-like tails, but they are nevertheless giving the public an opportunity to make their own queries about it. Researchers are holding a Google Hangout on Thursday to talk about the discovery, including how and when the asteroid was discovered, what its six tails are made of, and how common such asteroids are in space. The Baltimore-based Space Telescope Science Institute and NASA released images of the asteroid last Thursday . It was found by astronomers observing the solar system's asteroid belt using the Hubble Space Telescope.
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By Laura Cadiz and Laura Cadiz,SUN STAFF | October 17, 2002
Columbia Association President Maggie J. Brown is taking her community outreach to cyberspace today, fielding questions from residents during her first online chat. For 45 minutes, beginning at 2 p.m., Columbians can ask Brown questions via computer. "What I try to do is provide every vehicle possible for people to feel that this is an open organization, and we're certainly willing to talk about issues and concerns" Brown said. "And we're certainly open to ideas and suggestions." Brown acknowledged that she does not type very fast and laughed when she was asked if someone would help her with the typing.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2011
A Gambrills man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the distribution of child pornography, police said. Robert J. Hudson 2nd, 24, of the 1000 block of Christmas Lane has been charged with two counts of distributing pornographic images of children, according to a statement by Maryland State Police. On Tuesday, an undercover state trooper was surveilling an online file-sharing network "known for distributing child pornography," the statement said. The trooper engaged in an online chat with another person and they agreed to meet to exchange computer files containing child pornography, police said.
BUSINESS
By Eileen Ambrose | March 29, 2011
Stymied by an arcane tax rule? Not sure if you qualify for a deduction? Get answers to your tax questions on Thursday at noon on Consuming Interests. We'll hold an online chat with Mark Steber of Jackson Hewitt. You can pose your questions then, or send it in advance on the comment section. Or send it to me directly at eileen.ambrose@baltsun.com . I know there are still questions out there about the homebuyer credit because people still ask about it. So all those homeowners wondering if they qualify for the credit or need to pay it back, now's your chance to get the answer.
NEWS
By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2011
A Gambrills man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the distribution of child pornography, police said. Robert J. Hudson 2nd, 24, of the 1000 block of Christmas Lane has been charged with two counts of distributing pornographic images of children, according to a statement by Maryland State Police. On Tuesday, an undercover state trooper was surveilling an online file-sharing network "known for distributing child pornography," the statement said. The trooper engaged in an online chat with another person and they agreed to meet to exchange computer files containing child pornography, police said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2011
Baltimore city schools are featured in a documentary set to debut on PBS stations nationally Tuesday. But Maryland Public Television (MPT) does not have the film, which is based on a Baltimore Sun account of Filipino teachers recruited to Baltimore city classrooms, scheduled to air until Sept. 25 -- and then it is only airing on MPT Select (digital channel 22.2), not the main over-the-air channel 22. WETA, Washington's main PBS outlet, also won't be carrying the documentary until Sept 25, but it will be on its main channel, 26. However, WETA is showing it at 12 a.m., while MPT is airing it in prime time at 10:30.
NEWS
June 29, 2008
In today's Internet-driven world, Sen. John McCain shouldn't be so quick to admit his online shortcomings. It shows his age, for starters, and is tough to overlook in a prospective president. Mr. McCain should ditch his online surrogates. If the president of China can chat online with millions of constituents and al-Qaida leaders rely on the Internet as their bully pulpit, a guy who wants to be the leader of the free world should be able to traverse the Net as easily as the globe. The report of Mr. McCain's computer handicap appeared last week on The Huffington Post, which linked to a Yahoo video in which Republican presidential candidates were asked about their computer preferences, PC or Mac. The Arizona senator said, "Neither," explaining that he relies on his wife, Cindy, in this matter.
BUSINESS
By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | February 24, 2002
If you've been toying with the idea of preparing your income tax return on the Internet but haven't taken that big, bold step, consider trying it this year. It won't cost you a dime. H&R Block, Intuit - the makers of Quicken and Turbo Tax - and CompleteTax.com want you to visit their sites this season, input your numbers and let their programs figure what you owe - or what you're getting back - without having to worry about tapping in your credit-card information. Fee of $10 to $30 That's not to say the services are free.
FEATURES
By Jo Bremer and Jo Bremer,SUN STAFF | December 22, 1998
The new film "You've Got Mail" suggests you can find the love of your life in an online chat room. But, in reality, you probably won't find a Meg Ryan or a Tom Hanks waiting there. And if you're not careful, you could find yourself in trouble.Enter a chat room with friendship as your objective, though, and you just might be pleasantly surprised. I've made many good friends this way -- one of whom has changed my life.I've been a member of America Online almost since the beginning. When I joined in the fall of 1993, the service was in its infancy; the 200,000 or so members were largely computer-oriented.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2011
Baltimore city schools are featured in a documentary set to debut on PBS stations nationally Tuesday. But Maryland Public Television (MPT) does not have the film, which is based on a Baltimore Sun account of Filipino teachers recruited to Baltimore city classrooms, scheduled to air until Sept. 25 -- and then it is only airing on MPT Select (digital channel 22.2), not the main over-the-air channel 22. WETA, Washington's main PBS outlet, also won't be carrying the documentary until Sept 25, but it will be on its main channel, 26. However, WETA is showing it at 12 a.m., while MPT is airing it in prime time at 10:30.
BUSINESS
By Eileen Ambrose | March 29, 2011
Stymied by an arcane tax rule? Not sure if you qualify for a deduction? Get answers to your tax questions on Thursday at noon on Consuming Interests. We'll hold an online chat with Mark Steber of Jackson Hewitt. You can pose your questions then, or send it in advance on the comment section. Or send it to me directly at eileen.ambrose@baltsun.com . I know there are still questions out there about the homebuyer credit because people still ask about it. So all those homeowners wondering if they qualify for the credit or need to pay it back, now's your chance to get the answer.
NEWS
June 29, 2008
In today's Internet-driven world, Sen. John McCain shouldn't be so quick to admit his online shortcomings. It shows his age, for starters, and is tough to overlook in a prospective president. Mr. McCain should ditch his online surrogates. If the president of China can chat online with millions of constituents and al-Qaida leaders rely on the Internet as their bully pulpit, a guy who wants to be the leader of the free world should be able to traverse the Net as easily as the globe. The report of Mr. McCain's computer handicap appeared last week on The Huffington Post, which linked to a Yahoo video in which Republican presidential candidates were asked about their computer preferences, PC or Mac. The Arizona senator said, "Neither," explaining that he relies on his wife, Cindy, in this matter.
FEATURES
By Paul Davidson and Paul Davidson,Los Angeles Times | June 19, 2007
With the release of Live Free or Die Hard drawing near, Bruce Willis finds himself reaching out directly to angry fans to keep the fourth Die Hard film from, well, dying hard. One reason fans are angry is 20th Century Fox's decision to make this a PG-13 film unlike the first three, which were R-rated. This decision -- blasphemy to many fans -- was made public in this month's issue of Vanity Fair, in which Willis expressed his disappointment in the movie's new rating: "I really wanted this one to live up to the promise of the first, which I always thought was the only really good one," he said.
NEWS
By Laura Cadiz and Laura Cadiz,SUN STAFF | October 17, 2002
Columbia Association President Maggie J. Brown is taking her community outreach to cyberspace today, fielding questions from residents during her first online chat. For 45 minutes, beginning at 2 p.m., Columbians can ask Brown questions via computer. "What I try to do is provide every vehicle possible for people to feel that this is an open organization, and we're certainly willing to talk about issues and concerns" Brown said. "And we're certainly open to ideas and suggestions." Brown acknowledged that she does not type very fast and laughed when she was asked if someone would help her with the typing.
NEWS
By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | June 6, 2002
A District Court judge kept bail at $250,000 yesterday for a 30-year-old British man arrested Tuesday in Carroll County on charges that he traveled to meet two fictitious 13-year-old girls for sex. Richard D. Burton spoke softly as he told Judge Louis Becker that he has lived with his wife for 2 1/2 years in the 4600 block of Embassy Circle, in Owings Mills, since coming to the United States to work for the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association....
NEWS
December 27, 1998
R. L. Stine, author of the popular "Goosebumps" series, will chat with his fans next month during an online event planned by The Read In! -- a national program that sponsors an annual reading celebration through cyberspace.On Jan. 13, Stine will "speak" with pupils in 1,000 classrooms across the country from a virtual haunted house based on his novels -- a site that pupils can explore during the session.The event is one of the 11 monthly discussion programs leading to the sixth National Read In Day on May 13, when pupils in participating schools can spend the day communicating online with more than 25 authors.
FEATURES
By Stephen Lynch and Stephen Lynch,Orange County Register | July 31, 1995
Say what you will about Michael Jackson, the word "small" is not in his vocabulary.While most celebrities are content to hitch their wagon to one on-line service provider for a cyberspace promotional event, the self-styled King of Pop has corraled all three major service providers -- plus the general Internet -- for an evening of moonwalking.The event, to be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 17, is the first chat simulcast. Although other artists -- notably Aerosmith -- have appeared on all three services in one week, Mr. Jackson will be the first to appear on all at the same time.
BUSINESS
By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | February 24, 2002
If you've been toying with the idea of preparing your income tax return on the Internet but haven't taken that big, bold step, consider trying it this year. It won't cost you a dime. H&R Block, Intuit - the makers of Quicken and Turbo Tax - and CompleteTax.com want you to visit their sites this season, input your numbers and let their programs figure what you owe - or what you're getting back - without having to worry about tapping in your credit-card information. Fee of $10 to $30 That's not to say the services are free.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Anne Ostrom and Mary Anne Ostrom,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | September 10, 2001
Instant messaging is growing up. The online chat tool - only recently dominated by talkative teens and technophiles - is going mainstream. Underscoring IM's consumer and commercial potential, the Internet's major players - Microsoft, AOL and Yahoo - are in a race to make the technology - which lets people communicate online in real-time - a hub of their Web offerings. They are promoting IM as a way to make the computer experience speedier and more flexible, and hoping that it can lead the revenue-strapped Internet sector to the next pot of gold.
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