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By PAT BRODOWSKI | March 16, 1994
Children are the basic ingredient at Spring Garden Elementary for the annual Garden Party Games, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 26.Crafts and food to please children of all ages will fill the school cafeteria. Visitors can bounce a rubber chicken into a pot, win a fancy cake or bid for a pizza dinner with a favorite teacher.The garden party will be in the school cafeteria at 900 Boxwood Drive, Hampstead. The event is fun and it benefits the school's students as one of two annual PTA fund-raisers.
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By Monty Phan | December 24, 2007
When it comes to party games for family gatherings around the holidays, you can't go wrong with trivia. With the spate of trivia-related video games released recently, you would think software makers had just figured that out. But with that revelation comes a given: Simple is better. Two of the three trivia-focused party games below are packaged with their own game pads, ensuring that novices won't have to navigate the typical controller's dozen or so buttons. So, if you're looking for an alternative to board games or rental movies to keep folks entertained, here are some picks.
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NEWS
By DAN BERGER | October 18, 1990
The budget crisis is all party games. Mostly charades.Saddam is starting to propose compromises, like giving back half of what he stole. George must be doing something right.They ought to use the Power Plant on Pier 4 for the Columbus Center on Piers 5 and 6, if there's really going to be a Columbus Center.Oil prices are so high that the big buyers must have bet on interruptions of Saudi production and are sure going to be stuck if there isn't any.
SPORTS
By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,SUN STAFF | March 5, 2005
RALEIGH, N.C. - Walter Hurley has missed only five of 60 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association basketball tournaments, because his wife had cancer. His wish is to never miss another unless he's going to a better place. "When I do miss the next one, I hope it's because the big man has called me home to heaven," said Hurley, 83, a former CIAA player and Virginia high school basketball coach who gets around with the aid of a walker. "You don't want to miss this. There are too many customs.
FEATURES
By Monty Phan | December 24, 2007
When it comes to party games for family gatherings around the holidays, you can't go wrong with trivia. With the spate of trivia-related video games released recently, you would think software makers had just figured that out. But with that revelation comes a given: Simple is better. Two of the three trivia-focused party games below are packaged with their own game pads, ensuring that novices won't have to navigate the typical controller's dozen or so buttons. So, if you're looking for an alternative to board games or rental movies to keep folks entertained, here are some picks.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Aaron Curtiss and Aaron Curtiss,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 30, 2001
Arthur Murray I ain't, so a session with Konami's Dance Dance Revolution for Sony PlayStation was somewhere between hilarious and tragic, bringing back painful memories of junior high dances. Only it was also a heck of a lot more fun. Originally designed for the arcades, Dance Dance Revolution is the perfect title for the home and perhaps one of the best party games ever written. Like Samba de Amigo and Parappa the Rapper before it, Dance Dance Revolution requires players to dance to the music and match the moves of on-screen characters who really know how to cut a virtual rug. Although the game can be played with the standard PlayStation controller, the only way to get the full effect of Dance Dance Revolution is to shell out an additional $30 for the dance pad. It's a giant plastic throw rug with arrows imprinted to the left, right, front and back.
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By Molly Dunham Glassman and Molly Dunham Glassman,Sun Staff Writer | July 8, 1994
If your vacation plans involve visiting friends or relatives who have kids, take along a book that can help cure the "I'm bored" summertime blues. Here are a bunch of paperbacks packed with ideas for keeping children busy.* Joanna Cole and Stephanie Calmenson have teamed up with illustrator Alan Tiegreen to produce some of the best books on old-fashioned ways to have fun, from "Anna Banana: 101 Jump-Rope Rhymes" to "The Eentsy, Weentsy Spider: Fingerplays and Action Rhymes."Their two newest titles deliver, too. "Crazy Eights and Other Card Games" (Beech Tree Books, $6.95, 76 pages, ages 7 and up)
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By John Jurgensen and John Jurgensen,HARTFORD COURANT | December 2, 2003
The digital orgy of drugs, guns and 1986 neon that is "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City" hit the computer-game market more than a year ago, but apparently U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman is still fired up about it. "It's awful," he said, according to press reports of a South Carolina campaign last month. "If you saw it, you'd be disgusted and outraged." Maybe Lieberman had gotten wind that Vice City, one of the most popular games in history, had just become available to a bigger audience via a new version for Xbox machines.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 24, 2002
PARTY games can be a wonderful way to fight the winter blahs. When chill winds and holiday-depleted wallets make going out a chore, games of luck, skill and challenges invite us to stay home and share a few laughs with loved ones and friends. "They're a way for friends to get together and have a good time at relatively little cost," says Peter Sarrett, editor of The Game Report, a magazine devoted to spreading the word about games from around the world. "Good party games also foster a cordial atmosphere by creating opportunities for laughter, dramatic swings of fortune, and showing off for each other," he adds.
NEWS
By GEORGE F. WILL | March 7, 1991
Washington. All eyes here are on the shattered, smoldering infrastructure, the twisted pile of blasted hopes. Iraq? No, the Democratic Party.Last August 1, which now seems light years away, President Bush was stuck to the tar baby of the budget negotiations. He had jettisoned the one principle that had given him a clearly-defined political profile, ''no new taxes.''Then came August 2 and the Great Clarifier, Saddam Hussein. Suddenly, Mr. Bush possessed what he had lacked: a clear purpose and convincing passion.
FEATURES
By John Jurgensen and John Jurgensen,HARTFORD COURANT | December 2, 2003
The digital orgy of drugs, guns and 1986 neon that is "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City" hit the computer-game market more than a year ago, but apparently U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman is still fired up about it. "It's awful," he said, according to press reports of a South Carolina campaign last month. "If you saw it, you'd be disgusted and outraged." Maybe Lieberman had gotten wind that Vice City, one of the most popular games in history, had just become available to a bigger audience via a new version for Xbox machines.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 24, 2002
PARTY games can be a wonderful way to fight the winter blahs. When chill winds and holiday-depleted wallets make going out a chore, games of luck, skill and challenges invite us to stay home and share a few laughs with loved ones and friends. "They're a way for friends to get together and have a good time at relatively little cost," says Peter Sarrett, editor of The Game Report, a magazine devoted to spreading the word about games from around the world. "Good party games also foster a cordial atmosphere by creating opportunities for laughter, dramatic swings of fortune, and showing off for each other," he adds.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Aaron Curtiss and Aaron Curtiss,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 30, 2001
Arthur Murray I ain't, so a session with Konami's Dance Dance Revolution for Sony PlayStation was somewhere between hilarious and tragic, bringing back painful memories of junior high dances. Only it was also a heck of a lot more fun. Originally designed for the arcades, Dance Dance Revolution is the perfect title for the home and perhaps one of the best party games ever written. Like Samba de Amigo and Parappa the Rapper before it, Dance Dance Revolution requires players to dance to the music and match the moves of on-screen characters who really know how to cut a virtual rug. Although the game can be played with the standard PlayStation controller, the only way to get the full effect of Dance Dance Revolution is to shell out an additional $30 for the dance pad. It's a giant plastic throw rug with arrows imprinted to the left, right, front and back.
FEATURES
By Molly Dunham Glassman and Molly Dunham Glassman,Sun Staff Writer | July 8, 1994
If your vacation plans involve visiting friends or relatives who have kids, take along a book that can help cure the "I'm bored" summertime blues. Here are a bunch of paperbacks packed with ideas for keeping children busy.* Joanna Cole and Stephanie Calmenson have teamed up with illustrator Alan Tiegreen to produce some of the best books on old-fashioned ways to have fun, from "Anna Banana: 101 Jump-Rope Rhymes" to "The Eentsy, Weentsy Spider: Fingerplays and Action Rhymes."Their two newest titles deliver, too. "Crazy Eights and Other Card Games" (Beech Tree Books, $6.95, 76 pages, ages 7 and up)
NEWS
By PAT BRODOWSKI | March 16, 1994
Children are the basic ingredient at Spring Garden Elementary for the annual Garden Party Games, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 26.Crafts and food to please children of all ages will fill the school cafeteria. Visitors can bounce a rubber chicken into a pot, win a fancy cake or bid for a pizza dinner with a favorite teacher.The garden party will be in the school cafeteria at 900 Boxwood Drive, Hampstead. The event is fun and it benefits the school's students as one of two annual PTA fund-raisers.
NEWS
By PAT O'MALLEY | May 7, 1992
Prophet Pat had a horrendous week last week.Thank goodness for the Glen Burnie softball team, or it would have been an embarrassing 0-6 slate for the Prophet.Coach Bob Broccolino's girls of Glen Burnie (a one-run favorite) knocked off Severna Park, 8-2, as predicted, keeping their Class 4A Region IV playoff hopes alive.On the negative side of the ledger, the Glen Burnie baseball team burned the Prophet twice. The Gophers were picked to upset Old Mill by a run, and lost, 5-0.Then, in a home contest against then-unbeaten and top-ranked Severna Park, the Prophet wrote, "I know what you are thinking, sports fans.
NEWS
By PAT O'MALLEY | May 7, 1992
Prophet Pat had a horrendous week last week.Thank goodness for the Glen Burnie softball team, or it would have been an embarrassing 0-6 slate for the Prophet.Coach Bob Broccolino's girls of Glen Burnie (a one-run favorite) knocked off Severna Park, 8-2, as predicted, keeping their Class 4A Region IV playoff hopes alive.On the negative side of the ledger, the Glen Burnie baseball team burned the Prophet twice. The Gophers were picked to upset Old Mill by a run, and lost, 5-0.Then, in a home contest against then-unbeaten and top-ranked Severna Park, the Prophet wrote, "I know what you are thinking, sports fans.
SPORTS
By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,SUN STAFF | March 5, 2005
RALEIGH, N.C. - Walter Hurley has missed only five of 60 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association basketball tournaments, because his wife had cancer. His wish is to never miss another unless he's going to a better place. "When I do miss the next one, I hope it's because the big man has called me home to heaven," said Hurley, 83, a former CIAA player and Virginia high school basketball coach who gets around with the aid of a walker. "You don't want to miss this. There are too many customs.
NEWS
By GEORGE F. WILL | March 7, 1991
Washington. All eyes here are on the shattered, smoldering infrastructure, the twisted pile of blasted hopes. Iraq? No, the Democratic Party.Last August 1, which now seems light years away, President Bush was stuck to the tar baby of the budget negotiations. He had jettisoned the one principle that had given him a clearly-defined political profile, ''no new taxes.''Then came August 2 and the Great Clarifier, Saddam Hussein. Suddenly, Mr. Bush possessed what he had lacked: a clear purpose and convincing passion.
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | October 18, 1990
The budget crisis is all party games. Mostly charades.Saddam is starting to propose compromises, like giving back half of what he stole. George must be doing something right.They ought to use the Power Plant on Pier 4 for the Columbus Center on Piers 5 and 6, if there's really going to be a Columbus Center.Oil prices are so high that the big buyers must have bet on interruptions of Saudi production and are sure going to be stuck if there isn't any.
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