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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | December 15, 1995
Even if Charles Barkley were ever at a loss of words -- which is never -- he could amuse by talking about the Los Angeles Clippers. The "Paper Clips" is what Chuck calls them, and they're one of his barometers of bad play in the NBA.So who would have thought, more than a month into the season, that Barkley's Phoenix Suns would have just one win more than the "Paper Clips?"But that's exactly where the Suns stand. Phoenix has lost three straight games, is just 6-5 at the America West Arena and has the sixth-worst winning percentage (.421)
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BUSINESS
By Stephen L. Rosenstein | July 13, 2008
If you have been affected by the economic swings of the past few years, this may be a good time to consider starting that small business you've always dreamed about building. Ask yourself, "Can I be my own boss?" Try to objectively assess the pros and cons. Running a business is different from working for one - even if you are an experienced manager. Every responsibility - generating new work, paying taxes, locating office space, buying paper clips - falls on you. That is in addition to doing the work itself.
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NEWS
By Daniel P. Clemens Jr. and Daniel P. Clemens Jr.,Staff writer | February 5, 1992
Only in severe economic times could a pot-luck dish have relevance to municipal budget talks.On Monday, the Town Council began the arduous task of putting together a budget for the coming fiscal year.And amid an economic recession and dwindling revenues, the council is scouring every budget nook, seeking areas that can be trimmed.That's where pot-luck dishes, paper clips and office cleaning come into play."These are little things, but put them all together over a year and they make a difference," said Mayor Gerald R. Johnson Jr.For instance, in years past the town has thrown an annual dinnerto honor people who serve Mount Airy through volunteer efforts.
NEWS
By Arin Gencer and Arin Gencer,Sun Reporter | December 3, 2006
For Michelangelo and Bernini, marble inspired masterpiece sculptures. But for three Carroll County high school students, tin boxes, a vinyl record, hundreds of paper clips and glue guns did the trick. Those materials and other objects scrounged up and scouted for in basements and friends' junk piles were among the winning entries in a recent state sculpture competition hosted by the Maryland Department of the Environment in Baltimore. The "Rethink Recycling" contest, now in its fifth year, serves as one way the department recognizes America Recycles Day - Nov. 15 - a national campaign that encourages Americans to recycle and buy recycled products.
NEWS
By Gelareh Asayesh | January 5, 1992
At Diggs-Johnson Middle School in Baltimore, librarian Mary Duginske starts her library lessons by handing youngsters folders holding paper-clipped handouts.Before class is over, Ms. Duginske makes sure she gets back every folder -- and every paper clip.This is the Baltimore public school system, where paper clips are scarce. In a school system that's one of the state's poorest, teachers and principals have learned to scrounge for the nuts and bolts of education -- basic things such as pencils, paper, even paper clips.
NEWS
November 6, 2005
Documentary film -- The Carroll Arts Center will show the documentary film Paper Clips at 7 p.m. Thursday and 2 p.m. Friday at 91 W. Main St., Westminster. The story is of a rural Tennessee class learning about the Holocaust by collecting paper clips in an effort to understand the number of people killed in the Holocaust. The paper clip was a Norwegian symbol of opposition to the Nazis during World War II. A permanent memorial was created from the project. Tickets are $5. 410-848-7272.
NEWS
By David Smith and Linda Hooper | April 22, 2001
WHITWELL, Tenn. -- "Please add this paper clip to your collection. It is in memory of my bigoted grandfather who ..." "These paper clips are in memory of an entire Polish village that was herded into the village church and exterminated. Thank you for making sure no one ever forgets." These are only two examples of the pain expressed in many of the more than 8,000 letters that have been received at Whitwell Middle School in the past three years in response to the school's project to commemorate the Holocaust.
NEWS
July 13, 1994
An article in The Sun yesterday incorrectly reported a exchange be-tween Robert C. Wilcox, Anne Arundel County administrative hearing officer, and participants at the zoning hearing on the Redskins' proposal to build a football stadium in Laurel. Mr. Wilcox chided the Redskins' lawyers -- not Citizens Against the Stadium II -- for offering a weak argument that was "held together by bubble gum and paper clips."The Sun regrets the errors.
NEWS
By TIM TORKILDSON | December 31, 1992
Orem, Utah. -- I don't know about you, but I got a lot of paper clips this year for the Holidays. Aunt Mable sent chocolate-covered paper clips from the Antibes (she goes there for her athlete's foot.)The Barnstables, who used to live across the street and had the dog with dandruff, sent a nice card and included one of those gag paper clips -- you know, you put it on a birthday cake and light it and then when you blow it out it relights itself. Corny gag, but it was nice to hear from them.
NEWS
October 30, 2005
Campout planned on working farm Bear Branch Nature Center will hold a "Down on the Farm" campout from 8 a.m. Saturday to 4 p.m. Nov. 6. Participants will stay overnight in a lodge at Hard Bargain Farm in Accokeek overlooking the Potomac River. They will meet the farm animals and help with the cows, goats, chickens and sheep. A hayride on the working farm and hands-on tour of the National Colonial Farm, a nearby outdoor living history museum, will be included. A pre-trip meeting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday is required.
NEWS
By TROY MCCULLOUGH and TROY MCCULLOUGH,SUN COLUMNIST | August 6, 2006
When we last checked in on Canadian blogger Kyle MacDonald a few months ago, he was well on his way to obtaining a house through a wonderfully simple bartering scheme. Well, MacDonald got his house - and now he's moved on to even bigger things. MacDonald's story began over a year ago when he decided to extrapolate an old schoolyard scheme into real-world success. Starting with a red paper clip, he intended to trade up for slightly more valuable objects and continue trading up until he obtained a home.
NEWS
November 6, 2005
Documentary film -- The Carroll Arts Center will show the documentary film Paper Clips at 7 p.m. Thursday and 2 p.m. Friday at 91 W. Main St., Westminster. The story is of a rural Tennessee class learning about the Holocaust by collecting paper clips in an effort to understand the number of people killed in the Holocaust. The paper clip was a Norwegian symbol of opposition to the Nazis during World War II. A permanent memorial was created from the project. Tickets are $5. 410-848-7272.
NEWS
October 30, 2005
Campout planned on working farm Bear Branch Nature Center will hold a "Down on the Farm" campout from 8 a.m. Saturday to 4 p.m. Nov. 6. Participants will stay overnight in a lodge at Hard Bargain Farm in Accokeek overlooking the Potomac River. They will meet the farm animals and help with the cows, goats, chickens and sheep. A hayride on the working farm and hands-on tour of the National Colonial Farm, a nearby outdoor living history museum, will be included. A pre-trip meeting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday is required.
BUSINESS
By Jeff Brown and Jeff Brown,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | January 27, 2002
"Can you beat Sylvester's record?" the sign asked. No, I can't. And I hope I never do. I was in the checkout line at my supermarket when I spotted the sign, which portrays a beaming man and jar upon jar of pocket change. The man, identified as Sylvester Neal, "Coinstar Customer," had converted $7,921.41 in loose change into cash in a more usable form - paper money or store credit. You've probably seen these green Coinstar machines sitting in supermarkets or other stores. Pour in a coffee can of loose change and the machine counts it and issues a voucher the store will convert to cash or credit.
ENTERTAINMENT
By James Coates and James Coates,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 20, 2001
I put a 3-inch floppy disk into my IBM, and when I pressed the button to get it out, the metal door on the disk stayed in the computer. I don't know how to go about getting it back out. Should I take the cabinet apart, or is there an easier way? If you look closely at the front of the drive you will find a tiny hole just below the slot where the disk goes in. If you straighten a paper clip and push the wire into that hole, it will trip the eject spring and free your floppy. Hopefully the problem was caused by that errant disk and the drive will work with others.
NEWS
By David Smith and Linda Hooper | April 22, 2001
WHITWELL, Tenn. -- "Please add this paper clip to your collection. It is in memory of my bigoted grandfather who ..." "These paper clips are in memory of an entire Polish village that was herded into the village church and exterminated. Thank you for making sure no one ever forgets." These are only two examples of the pain expressed in many of the more than 8,000 letters that have been received at Whitwell Middle School in the past three years in response to the school's project to commemorate the Holocaust.
BUSINESS
By Timothy J. Mullaney and Timothy J. Mullaney,Staff Writer | June 26, 1992
The U.S. General Services Administration is looking to move a major warehouse facility to Anne Arundel County from Northern Virginia, in what could become a $5 million lease for the winning developer.The GSA wants to move a Federal Supply Service warehouse from Franconia, Va., in Fairfax County. The service is responsible for the nuts and bolts of government -- "chairs, paintings, pens, paper clips -- you name it," GSA spokesman John Thompson said.Glamorous it's not, but it is a fairly big deal at a time when big deals are hard for developers to find.
BUSINESS
By Stephen L. Rosenstein | July 13, 2008
If you have been affected by the economic swings of the past few years, this may be a good time to consider starting that small business you've always dreamed about building. Ask yourself, "Can I be my own boss?" Try to objectively assess the pros and cons. Running a business is different from working for one - even if you are an experienced manager. Every responsibility - generating new work, paying taxes, locating office space, buying paper clips - falls on you. That is in addition to doing the work itself.
NEWS
By Maria Blackburn and Maria Blackburn,Sun Staff | July 9, 2000
Almost 30 years ago in the movie "Shaft," detective John Shaft made an impact on the fashion world with his turtleneck sweaters, leather jackets, bell-bottoms and Afro. Tough, sexy, suave, Shaft was, as the movie tagline went, "Hotter than Bond, Cooler than Bullitt." If you think Samuel L. Jackson looks as cool in this year's Shaft as Richard Roundtree did in the 1971 version of the movie, you've got Giorgio Armani to thank. Armani, Jackson's designer of choice for the role, reportedly told Jackson: "I'll design the clothes.
ENTERTAINMENT
By James Coates and James Coates,Chicago Tribune | November 22, 1999
When I installed a program from a CD-ROM, the CD-ROM drive froze up. The disk is still in the drive and the drive tray will not open. The system says the drive is inaccessible. The problem persists upon reboot. The system is searching the CD-ROM drive upon start-up and if the button controlling the tray is pressed then, a partial black screen results. How do I get the CD-ROM to function again?You need to find a paper clip and bend it into a straight wire. Then look for the little hole in the front of your CD-ROM drive.
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