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By New York Times News Service | November 12, 1993
SANTA ROSA, Calif. -- A defense lawyer in a Northern California murder case says he believes Max the parrot may be more than just an ordinary bird -- that Max may, indeed, hold the answer to who smothered Jane Gill to death in her bedroom two years ago.Max, the lawyer says, may be a witness. But the jurors in the trial will not hear from Max. An attempt to get the African gray parrot's testimony -- rather, testimony about the bird's testimony -- into evidence last week was blocked by the judge.
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Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2014
Changes continue at The Chesapeake, the gateway property at the corner of Charles and Lanvale streets in the Station North Arts District. Later this summer, the Karzai family, whose restaurants include The Helmand, Tapas Teatro and B, a Bolton Hill Bistro, will begin operating a restaurant in the first-floor space that was until recently known as The Chesapeake restaurant. The Karzais' restaurant will be known as something-or-other "at the Chesapeake. " In other words, start thinking of the whole building as The Chesapeake, and everything else inside, which will eventually include apartments, offices and meeting space, as things "at the Chesapeake.
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December 26, 2003
Jeanne Louise Parrot Davis, a longtime employee of the Housing Authority of Baltimore City and later the city schools, died Dec. 19 at Union Memorial Hospital of lung cancer. She was 75. Born in Baltimore, Jeanne Louise Parrot graduated from Frederick Douglass High School in 1945 at the age of 16. She went on to New York University, where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in 1949. She was eligible to attend the University of Maryland, but was instead sent on a state scholarship to NYU because Maryland would not accept black students at the time, said her daughter, Marjean K. Funn of Baltimore.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | April 6, 2012
The Red Parrot is far from the first restaurant in Baltimore to mix Asian cuisines on its menu. But it might be setting a giddy new standard. The cuisines keep coming — and never seem to stop. Among the first listed appetizers are Japanese spring rolls, Malaysian roti, Vietnamese spring rolls and Thai golden calamari. Among the noodle dishes are Singapore rice noodles with ground pork, yaki udon, pad Thai and pho. Such a mix would be a stretch at many restaurants, but this newcomer in Locust Point's McHenry Row development handles its far-ranging menu with competence and panache.
FEATURES
By John Dorsey and John Dorsey,Sun Art Critic | August 8, 1991
At first or even second glance, Judy Heimann's painted wooden constructions look like naive art. Jaggedly cut pieces of wood, combined with picture or window frames, slapped together and splashed with bright paint, they appear to be done with more energy and enthusiasm than ingenuity. And indeed previous Heimann works have been compared to art brut, or outsider art that springs spontaneously from untrained people often existing on the fringes of society.The impression is only strengthened by her own description of her current series at Knight Gomez (through Aug. 31)
NEWS
By William Thompson and William Thompson,Staff Writer | October 7, 1992
EASTON -- Maryland Congress man Tom McMillen has enlisted the aid of an unusual campaign ally -- a squawking radio character named Pete the Parrot -- to bash his opponent in the tight race for the 1st District congressional seat.In an ad that began airing yesterday on radio stations throughout the 1st District, Pete the Parrot accuses Republican incumbent Wayne T. Gilchrest of breaking a pledge to refuse money from special interest or campaign groups as well as a promise to distribute his congressional pay raise to charities.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Dave Ferman and Dave Ferman,Fort Worth Star-Telegram | September 30, 1994
Jimmy Buffett's success does not compute.He does not have a hit CD. He's not on the radio much (unless you count the occasional spin on stations specializing in soft rock from the '70s). He's not hip, he's not weird, he's not making a comeback, he's not changing his sound, and he's not emerging from a much-publicized stint in rehab. He supports the same environmental causes (conservation and saving the wonderfully cuddly and sweet manatee) that he did years ago.Yet in a summer when attendance was down for even the most successful shed-rockers (Lollapalooza, Bonnie Raitt, Yes and Steve Miller)
NEWS
By Gerard Shields and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | April 1, 1998
Halsey the parrot flew the coop to visit a flock of friends Sunday a few blocks away -- the Orioles.The bright green nanday condor parrot with a black face escaped Saturday night through the open french doors of Natasha Parks' home on Jasper Street, about five blocks north of Camden Yards.The heartbroken Parks thought she had seen the last of her feathered friend, which she's had for four years. But when Parks and her mother went to the exhibition game Sunday between the Orioles and New York Mets, she thought she heard the distinctive piercing screech of her pal, Halsey.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | October 9, 1996
A man suspected of victimizing owners of lost parrots by bilking them out of reward money has been arrested by a couple of cops who work for a Peacock.Police said that for the past several weeks, a man has called people who had placed lost pet advertisements in The Sun, told them he knew where their animals were, arranged to meet them and flimflammed them out of money.On Monday, Officers Robert Eppard and Stephen Martin of the Southwestern District's major crimes unit -- headed by Lt. Howard Peacock -- arrested a suspect.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | April 17, 1998
Film critics are suckers for talking-animal flicks, and I'm no exception.As a kid, I thought Francis, the talking mule, the height of cool. I saw "Doctor Dolittle" twice. And no matter what the Oscars say, I'll take "Babe" over "Braveheart" any day.It's my pleasure to report that "Paulie," the saga of a conversational parrot who doesn't know when to shut up, is a worthy addition to the genre. You're gonna love this guy, a wisecracking, New Jersey-accented parrot with a heart of gold.Paulie is introduced as the pet and best friend of Marie (too-cute Hallie Kate Eisenberg)
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jeffrey K. Lyles | January 11, 2012
One of my favorite aspects of our “gotta have it now!” society is how quickly TV shows come to DVD. Instead of waiting for some of your favorite episodes to make the rerun rounds or worse, try to catch it in the DVD cycle. This fall, I'll be watching the DVD of the second season of “Happy Endings,” amazed at how fast 22 minutes can fly by and thinking “yep, I can watch another episode.” Yet there is bound to be an episode that will make me especially grateful for the DVD. So I can skip it. “Meet the Parrots,” would be this season's on-to-the-next-one episode.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Rob Kasper, The Baltimore Sun | December 16, 2010
The Red Parrot Asian Bistro in Hanover - the community in Anne Arundel County, not Pennsylvania - has good food in a bland setting. It is a restaurant that specializes in Southeast Asian fare. The setting, a glassy corner building in a mall just off the Baltimore- Washington Parkway, is less than uplifting. The service, young men and women clad in black, is spotty. The fare, however, has taste and substance. Red Parrot is one of the tenants of a shopping center that has sprung up on Dorchester Boulevard and Arundel Mills Boulevard, not far from the mother of all malls, Arundel Mills.
NEWS
By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,scott.calvert@baltsun.com | February 15, 2009
DAMASCUS - Sure, Brian Wilson can tell you all about his passion for parrots. It is a bond that spurred him to act two weeks ago when he got an emergency request to rescue 81 exotic birds from caged filth at a Gaithersburg townhouse. But the 53-year-old disabled ex-firefighter prefers demonstrating just how well he clicks with these brainy, vocal creatures that can live up to a century. He runs a parrot foundation from his Damascus home, though it seems like their house. His existing flock of several dozen macaws, cockatoos, African grays and other parrot types have the run of his living room, dining room, kitchen, back-room aviary and sun-filled garage.
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By The Washington Post | February 10, 2009
DAMASCUS -A bird rescuer is looking for foster homes for dozens of birds that were, he said, living in filth in a breeder's Montgomery County home. Brian Wilson, founder of the Damascus-based Wilson Parrot Foundation, was with a group that plucked macaws, cockatiels and conures from the home at the end of last month. Thirty of the 81 birds have been placed in foster homes, Wilson said, and the rest have joined the 32 birds already staying at his in-house shelter. Wilson is sorting out the legal issues associated with his midnight rescue, first reported yesterday by the Frederick News Post.
BUSINESS
By Marie Gullard and Marie Gullard,Special to The Sun | July 20, 2007
Late one night 30 years ago, Bob Brenner entered the Clarksville home he had just bought. It was the first time he had set foot in the house after dark. What he saw astounded him. "A full moon shown through the skylight," he remembered. "It was so bright I thought the lights were on. My shadow, and the shadows of things around me, was like nothing I'd ever seen before - long, like in sunlight." From then on, a sign has hung at the entrance to his Howard County property showing the home's name: Moonshadows.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,Special to the Sun | June 28, 2007
The cheerful new Red Parrot Asian Cafe fits a lot of ambition into a small space. The restaurant, small enough to fit comfortably inside a typical Starbucks, serves an astonishing range of dishes, including sushi, stir-fries, Thai-style noodles, Japanese teriyaki and Malaysian grilled chicken. Poor:]
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By KATHRYN HIGHAM and KATHRYN HIGHAM,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 3, 1999
If you're looking for a low-key place to dine outdoors this summer, check out the Pickled Parrot in Canton. Owner Peggie Oliver bought the bar last year, installed a green awning outside and painted the concrete block and brick walls with a tropical scene. With upscale plastic furniture, a big-screen TV and a Corona-clutching parrot perched overhead, this Baltimore beer garden is not fancy, but it's comfortable.Oliver, who managed bars in Canton and Fells Point before going to work for herself, said she wanted to create an alternative to the bar scene in Canton, a quieter place where an older crowd would feel at home.
NEWS
By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | November 19, 1997
Under threat of a lawsuit by lawyers representing singer Jimmy Buffett, a Glen Burnie bar is changing its name -- but not its bird.Today, the Parrot Head Pub at 1702 Furnace Drive becomes the Parrotdise Pub.Buffett's lawyers contended that the Parrot Head's owners were parroting the trademarked nickname of the Key West entertainer's fans -- known as "Parrot Heads" since the early 1980s, when a member of his band coined the term at a Cincinnati concert."
NEWS
By Nia-Malika Henderson and Nia-Malika Henderson,sun reporter | April 29, 2007
Pirates of all shapes and sizes bounded off the Clipper City tall ship yesterday, dressed in black hats and pirate garb, pistols at the ready, for their annual invasion of Fells Point. Greeting them was Vince Zegowitz, a 64-year-old retired oceanographer whose ruddy face attested to his 30 years at sea. He roamed the wharf with his family, dressed in loose black pants, black construction boots, a flowing white blouse, black vest and black bandana. "I feel like Johnny Depp in drag - because these are all women's clothes," he said jokingly.
SPORTS
By PETER SCHMUCK and PETER SCHMUCK,Sun Reporter | February 4, 2007
It's been a weeklong party in South Florida, but the Super Bowl hospitality moved to another level this weekend with star-studded events thrown byMaxim, Playboy and the NFL. The commissioner's party was themed "Passport to Paradise" and was held at Parrot Jungle, an exotic animal park here in Miami. Singer Jon Secada performed a live concert in the main pavilion. I had the sushi and something called jungle juice. Don't remember much after that. Tried hard to get an invitation to the Maxim party, but was shut out for the third year in a row. There is a pecking order for these things, which explains (groan)
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