Have you ever arrived at your summer vacation destination only to find that all of your favorite outfits are miserably wrinkled and that you forgot to pack underwear altogether? While there may be no such thing as a perfect packing job, investing some extra thought into the process can help you travel light and still look outstanding.Follow these 10 simple steps for foolproof packing this summer:1. Start early. Beginning a few days before you leave, you will have time to remove unnecessary items as you go along.
By Grahame L. Jones, Tribune newspapers | July 4, 2010
CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Suddenly, it's 2006 all over again in Germany. Fans are turning out in tens of thousands on the streets of Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and elsewhere to watch what is surely the best German soccer team put together in the past quarter-century. That team, in a performance as devastating as it was comprehensive, demolished Argentina 4-0 on Saturday to sweep into the semifinals of the 2010 World Cup. "I feel like I have been hit by Muhammad Ali," said Diego Maradona, Argentina's coach.
By Diane Pucin, Tribune Newspapers | July 10, 2010
GUEUGNON, France — Mark Cavendish screamed in exultation Friday, outsprinting game American Tyler Farrar over the line and winning the hot, windy Stage 6 at the Tour de France. Cavendish, of the Columbia-HTC team, finished the longest mileage day of racing in 5 hours, 37 minutes, 42 seconds, nosing his bike ahead of Farrar, who rides for Garmin-Transitions and is racing despite a broken bone in his wrist. The 141.3-mile route began in Montargis and was a draining day with temperatures on the road approaching 100 degrees.
September 8, 2013
O' say can you see? The answer these past couple weeks in downtown Baltimore would be a definite, no! ("Race to remove Grand Prix barriers," Sept. 3) The weeks of hassle for Baltimore commuters while setting up for the race, not too mention the weeks after the race for removing the concrete barricades/chain link fencing/blue "block out" tarps would be bad enough, but it was Labor Day weekend! Where do I begin? Enough is enough. This race is an abysmal failure, and the businesses, residents and tourists that are in Baltimore need for it to cease and desist.
By Rita Calvert and Rita Calvert,Special to The Sun | September 13, 1995
Take three very common ingredients, combine them in a new way and voila, a tasty new dish that's sure to please.Bell peppers, spaghetti with sauce and grated cheese take an inside out turn when the spaghetti actually becomes the stuffing for the peppers.This treatment was inspired by a chef in Italy who went to a good deal more effort than we're proposing here. He roasted the whole peppers first and then peeled them. He added anchovies, bread crumbs, lots of olive oil and lots of baking time.
By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | July 6, 2011
Historically, travel hasn't been fashion-friendly. No matter how you pack, your clothes are destined for Wrinkleville. And that expensive bottle of perfume in your checked bag is likely to arrive broken or not at all. But fret not. Designers and cosmetic companies have taken note, launching mini-sized, wrinkle-free or collapsible products that help travelers stay fashionable while jet-setting. "So many designers and companies are conscious of travel-friendly fabrics and products," said Stephanie Bradshaw, a stylist based in Cockeysville.
By Sam Sessa | | January 30, 2010
A snowstorm intended for Southern Maryland turned north Saturday, snarling traffic and causing many to unexpectedly scrap their weekend plans. By mid-afternoon Saturday, the weather system had dropped four inches in Baltimore and more in Salisbury and Ocean City, according to the National Weather Service. Though BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport remained open with few delays and cancellations, traffic on Interstate 95 and other major roads slowed to a crawl in certain areas. "Roadway conditions are not ideal," Lora Rakowski, a spokeswoman for the State Highway Administration, said Saturday afternoon.
By Kit Waskom Pollard, For The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2012
Back-to-school season means dusting off the lunchboxes and stocking up on brown paper bags. It's lunch-making time. For many kids, that means a daily dose of PB&J with a side of sliced apples. But sandwiches get boring - both for kids and for lunch-packing parents. One way to get out of the sandwich rut? Go ethnic. Ethnic flavors have been commonplace in American cooking for years. Salsa outsold ketchup for the first time back in 1991; in 2008, U.S. salsa sales totaled $931 million, compared to $621 million for ketchup.
Summertime's long, warm days are the perfect setting for the ultimate alfresco dining experience: a picnic. Whether you're heading out to watch Fourth of July fireworks next Tuesday or attending an outdoor concert, a picnic packed with simple, easy-to-transport foods makes any summer outing a little special. To take the guesswork out of what to pack, we asked some experts to assemble picnics tailored to particular occasions, from a romantic open-air dinner for two to a family foray with a meal in a hamper.
By Deidre Nerreau McCabe and Deidre Nerreau McCabe,Sun Staff Writer | September 5, 1994
Packing auditoriums and lobbies of the Baltimore Convention Center, recovering drug addicts embraced and shared a message this weekend that there is hope -- even for the most hard-core among them.More than 16,000 people attended the 24th annual world convention of Narcotics Anonymous -- its largest and one of the biggest conventions ever held in Baltimore.City officials were not available to confirm whether it was the largest convention, but convention center volunteers said it ranked among the biggest.
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