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By Susan Hipsley and Susan Hipsley,Special to The Sun | February 12, 1995
Marilyn Wells is one organized person. Want to borrow one of her 5,000 books? Within seconds she can tell you on which shelf it's kept in which room, how far it is from the right or left of the shelf and the color of the cover. You want to know the copyright date on it? No problem. She can tell you without touching the book itself.Want to hear Mozart's "Requiem" on CD performed on period instruments? Want to compare it with the LP-recorded version ++ played at John F. Kennedy's funeral? In a flash, she can pull each from among the hundreds of LPs, CDs and cassette tapes in her collection.
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Thomas F. Schaller | September 30, 2014
The political practices of the Islamic State are terrifying: kidnapping, ransoming, ethnic cleansing and, of course, beheading. These people must be vanquished. But equally frightening is the group's key premise. Like many reactionary movements, ISIS feeds upon and nurtures the dangerous notion that somehow the world, or at least the parts over which they claim authority, can somehow be restored to an earlier, idyllic era — in this case, the 8th century. ISIS can chop off all the heads members want, but here's a newsflash for them: Try as they might to reverse history, time marches in but one direction.
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By Niki Scott and Niki Scott,Universal Press Syndicate | May 29, 1994
"I've got to get organized!" How many times have you mumbled this to yourself as you clawed through the clutter on your desk -- or in your closet -- trying to find something that should be there, has to be there, but isn't? If you're like me, the answer is: at least twice a week.Some people seem to be naturally more organized than others, as if they have an organizer chromosome that the rest of us don't have. I try to avoid them altogether -- especially on days when my sheep dog seems more organized than I.L Here are traits these enviable folks seem to have in common:* They're selective.
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Valerie Bonk and For The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
From fruits and vegetables to meat and cheese, organic foods are in high demand. But what about organic highlights? The trend has hit Howard County, with some local salons either switching their product lines or opening up to cater to the organic-minded customer. “It scared me a little bit,” says Dawn Symonds, owner of DMS Organic Salon on Oella Avenue in Ellicott City, about her switch to organic products seven years ago. Symonds says she's never looked back after making the decision to go natural.
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By Susan Hipsley and Susan Hipsley,Special to The Sun | October 16, 1994
Traditional time-management methods make sense to only about 50 percent of the population. The other half finds filing, making lists and honoring the clock's dictates both mind-boggling and frustrating.These people are often labeled as unorganized procrastinators, while their "better halves" get a pat on the back for efficiency. But some time-management experts say it's time to ditch those judgments. They encourage viewing the two groups as operating from right-brain- and left-brain-dominant spheres.
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By KAREN NITKIN and KAREN NITKIN,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 7, 2006
Professional organizer Susan G. Romanic declutters closets, organizes garages and turns home offices into models of efficiency. But she specializes in cleaning up a particular kind of mess, the kind caused by people who hoard. One client, she said, was living out of his SUV because his house had become uninhabitable. Another had piled so much stuff on the dining room table - including 17 rolls of tape - that the table's feet were starting to split. "There are some deplorable situations, right here in pretty little Columbia," she said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | November 18, 1998
A grass-roots campaign to prevent violence in Carroll County took a major step yesterday when volunteers agreed to create a formal structure to achieve their goal.Calling themselves the Carroll County Partnership for Violence Prevention, more than 25 members attended a two-hour meeting at Carroll Community College. Another meeting was scheduled for Feb. 16 and will be devoted to organization. The site and time will be announced."This was a terrific turnout of loosely organized volunteers who are motivated to continue toward a more productive way to achieve a common goal," said state Del. Ellen Willis Miller, a 5th District Democrat, who was host for the event.
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By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | January 2, 2000
WASHINGTON -- In one of the most provocative moments of the campaign season so far, Republican presidential front-runner George W. Bush pronounced Jesus Christ the "political thinker" with whom he most identifies. The Texas governor peppers his speeches with evangelical phrases, talks of sharing his heart and defines himself in terms of his religious awakening at age 40. But Bush has refused to utter the less ethereal words that have long been the most persuasive to the GOP's base of Christian conservatives: that he would rule out anyone who supported abortion rights as a running mate.
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By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2010
Save it or toss it? It's a question we face whenever confronted with canceled checks, utility bills, ATM and credit card receipts, 401(k) statements — that mound of paper taking over our homes. If you're like many, you err on the side of caution and keep each piece, letting the stack of papers grow, throwing them in an overstuffed drawer or stowing them in a box that won't be reopened for months or years. Or you may be paper-averse, especially if you're Generation Y or younger, and save digitally instead.
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By John Flinn and John Flinn,SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER | May 3, 1998
An icy wind was whistling across the Sea of Cortes, whipping up frothy whitecaps where I'd told my friends we'd find glassy-still, bathtub-warm water. As we huddled for warmth in the lee of a sand dune, I understood on some irrational yet unshakable level that it was all my fault.That's the problem with planning trips with your friends: If you're the instigator, as my wife, Jeri, and I were in this case, you feel responsible for everything. If your friends aren't having a good time, it's hard not to feel you led them astray.
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Mike Preston | September 22, 2014
Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti better not be lying. He left himself open to be put in the same class as former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday after a nearly 50-minute press conference in which he disputed a recently published report by ESPN challenging the integrity of his franchise. Bisciotti was what you want an owner to be in this situation. He was feisty, defiant, combative and apologetic at times, and repeated his denial of not having seen the second video of running back Ray Rice his wife in an elevator until seven months after the incident.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2014
CLEVELAND -- Before his final team meeting Saturday night was over, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh opened the floor to his players and asked them if they had any questions about the organization's handling of the Ray Rice situation. The response was silence. As the Ravens' organization continues to face heavy scrutiny for the way it responded to Rice's February assault of his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City, N.J., casino elevator, the players continue to say that it's not a distraction on the field.
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By Jacques Kelly and The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2014
Richard William Parsons, a retired Baltimore County librarian who also spent nearly 50 years as a residential advocate for Towson, died of cancer Monday at his Woodbine Avenue home. He was 87. Born in Victoria, British Columbia, he was the son of Thomas Parsons, a commandant of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and Laura Lyons, a homemaker. He earned a bachelor's degree in Slavic languages at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and had a master's degree in library science from McGill University.
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By Thomas Wise | September 4, 2014
Despite going by the same name, American football and what the rest of the world considers football are completely different games. They have a different level of physicality as well as an entirely different pace. Part of this difference in the pace of the game comes from the way the organizations that oversee these two sports, FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) and the NFL (National Football League), choose to monetize their games. If you caught any of The FIFA World Cup this summer you saw the games without any pauses for advertisements.
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By Liz Atwood, For The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
When Spencer and Katie Perry moved into their four-bedroom Colonial home in Ellicott City this year, they finally had the space they wanted for a home office. But there was one problem: the only furniture they had for the room was a folding plastic table Spencer had bought in college, a television and TV stand, and a large leather office chair. They had no art for the walls, no cabinets for their papers and no way to control the tangle of computer cords that were playthings for their kitten, Gadget.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2014
About 50 Baltimore demonstrators gathered outside City Hall to stand in solidarity with Missouri protesters demonstrating against the police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Organizers of the demonstration meet regularly at an event called "West Wednesdays" in honor of Tyrone West, a man who died while being detained by police at a traffic stop last year. They broadened their cause Wednesday and increased turnout, using the events in Ferguson to call attention to what they said was police brutality in Baltimore.
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By Staff Report | August 5, 1992
The porch lights went on and people took to the streets last night in organized defiance of criminals and the fear that grips America's neighborhoods.As part of the annual National Night Out, thousands of Marylanders took a stand with parades and block parties, recalling a time when children could play on the sidewalk after dark and sleep undisturbed by the sound of gunfire."Every night should be like [this], when neighbors can sit outside in love and friendship, and kids can play in the street," Baltimore City Police Commissioner Edward V. Woods said while on a visit to the 2300 block of Harlem Ave.As children played on the street of the West Baltimore neighborhood, with their parents and neighbors drinking punch on the sidewalk, the commissioner said, "This is one night where they don't have to be afraid.
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January 3, 2006
Jan. 3--1938: The March of Dimes campaign to fight polio was organized. 1961: The United States severed diplomatic relations with Cuba.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
When the first contestants arrived at Roland Park Place retirement home bearing cards and flowers, residents and staff weren't sure what to make of them. But then it became clear: they were participants in an international scavenger hunt, organized by the grandson of a resident, Mrs. Doris Tippens. Tippens' grandson, Misha Collins, plays the complex angel, Castiel, on the CW show "Supernatural. "  He's also a bit of a real-life angel, organizing the " Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen " (AKA #GISHWHES)
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2014
Orioles starter Chris Tillman dominated the Seattle Mariners lineup again Sunday, but he wants everyone to know that it's nothing personal. Of course, Tillman came over to the Orioles in the 2008 trade with the Mariners that also brought All-Star center fielder Adam Jones and three others for left-hander Erik Bedard - a move that is widely credited for being the watershed moment in the club's return to prominence after 14 consecutive losing seasons....
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