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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | August 20, 1999
Gene Wolfe is a tall, thin, drink of a man who at 76 hunts for water as a hobby.He may seem more like a typical Towson retiree sitting on the deck behind his home, sunning his legs, shading his eyes and discussing his latest achievement.But Wolfe is a dowser, someone who hikes into fields and forests armed with a small pendulum to tap into his inner self in search of water in the earth.Dowsing is a centuries-old art practiced these days by people who freely discuss energy fields and psychic powers -- and one that has generated increased interest as Maryland's worst drought in 70 years dries up wells.
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By Matt Vensel | December 9, 2013
We are now 24 hours removed from the unbelievable final minutes of the Ravens' 29-26 win over the Minnesota Vikings, and I still can't believe what I watched at M&T Bank Stadium. I'm sure I'm not alone. There were six lead changes in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game, which was the most in NFL history, according to Elias Sports Bureau. The Ravens and Vikings combined to score five touchdowns for 36 points in the final 125 seconds of the game, which were by far the most combined points scored by two teams in the final two and a half minutes of the fourth quarter in any game over the past 50 seasons.
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By Froma Harrop | November 15, 1999
THEREs been much criticism of parents who do not devote enough time to child rearing. Such adults leave the kids for long hours in day care while they give their all to the workplace and health club. No one knows if the youngsters are doing their homework, who their playmates are, or what they are building in the garage.Shocking reports of an unsupervised generation turning savage has generated a backlash. Social scientists now urge parents to allocate more time to being with their children, even if it means giving up a well-paying job. Such exhortations resonate especially well with parents in higher-income groups.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | October 22, 2011
The Lebanese Taverna is hosting a Halloween party on Saturday night to benefit the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum. The evening includes hors d'ouevres, a costume contest, dancing and silent auction. Tickets to Edgar Allan Poe's Halloween Party are $25, or $35 at the door. The evening is sponsored by the Lebanese Taverna and Raven beer. Silent auction items are being accepted through Tuesday. Contact Susan Gordon at the restaurant for donation information. Know about another good Halloween party?
NEWS
August 27, 1995
Umberto Eco's "Foucault's Pendulum." I love it, I loved "The Name of the Rose" and I love his writing.Susan C. Keating, ex-executive vice president of NationsBank Maryland
NEWS
By Lori Sears and Lori Sears,Sun Staff | October 31, 2004
GOOD TIMING Some are grand and ornate, others, trendy and practical. But, certainly, all of the latest Howard Miller floor and wall clocks are distinctive. One of the more stately floor clocks is the elegant Victorian-style Veronica ($5,355), with cherry finish and polished brass dial and pendulum. Featuring a silver chapter ring with brass Arabic numerals, astrological dial and backlit stars, the Veronica has a triple-chime Kieninger movement and measures 87 1/4 inches high. On the trendier end is the metal City Centre ($855)
NEWS
By Peter A. Jay | January 26, 1997
HAVRE DE GRACE -- What you have to remember is that eventually, it all balances out. Whatever it is.This is a rule that applies to most human affairs, even including politics. In a sort of warped way, the Clinton coverage lately has been harping on it. Over the recent inaugural, on every newspaper page and broadcast channel there seemed to be another dour commentator pointing out that a second term is invariably disappointing in comparison to the first.Prepare for the worst, they all seemed to be saying -- rather smugly -- to the president.
FEATURES
By Elizabeth Large and Elizabeth Large,Staff Writer | December 5, 1993
Down-to-earth furnishingsCraig Beckenheimer couldn't find the kind of furniture he wanted when he first moved to Baltimore, so he hopes his new store, Pendulum, will fill the niche. "Of course, I'm choosing with my eye," he says with a laugh.His approach to home accessories and furnishings is eclectic, but the look is clean-lined and contemporary with a mix of materials. Pendulum specializes in unusual lighting; but it also has coffee tables, end tables, wall accessories, mirrors and some chairs.
FEATURES
By Carleton Jones | May 12, 1991
Nostalgia is a big business in America. We found out at least one expression of this phenomenon while out buying a clock one day.The simple little thing had big figures on the dial for the faraway, wall-sized treatment. It worked, apparently forever, on about $1.69 worth of batteries.But when we got close, we heard the sound of nostalgia. A tick . . .Why did this wonder of modern miniaturization need a tick? For atmosphere, and nothing else. Electric clocks and battery models, as soundless as the deepest chamber in Carlsbad Caverns, have been around for years.
NEWS
By RICHARD O'MARA | November 7, 1993
Everywhere you look, the ins are being thrown out; the outs are coming in.In the Canadian elections of Oct. 25, the ruling Progressive Conservatives were virtually wiped out as a significant political force by the more leftist Liberal Party; their parliamentary representation was reduced from 155 seats to two.Two weeks earlier, in Greece, the Conservative government of Constantine Mitsotakis was singed by the fading fire of Andreas Papandreou as it lost...
SPORTS
By PETER SCHMUCK | April 21, 2009
The Orioles limped out of Boston on the wrong end of a discouraging four-game sweep and a swing of the emotional pendulum - for both the players and the faithful - that was so dramatic it's almost unfair to throw young Brad Bergesen in front of it in Tuesday night's series opener against the Chicago White Sox at Camden Yards. How dramatic? Consider how you were feeling Friday night when the Orioles took an early seven-run lead against Red Sox free-agent acquisition Brad Penny and how, if you're an Orioles fan, you felt while Boston was blowing open Monday's game against relievers Dennis Sarfate, Radhames Liz and Matt Albers.
NEWS
By Lori Sears and Lori Sears,Sun Staff | October 31, 2004
GOOD TIMING Some are grand and ornate, others, trendy and practical. But, certainly, all of the latest Howard Miller floor and wall clocks are distinctive. One of the more stately floor clocks is the elegant Victorian-style Veronica ($5,355), with cherry finish and polished brass dial and pendulum. Featuring a silver chapter ring with brass Arabic numerals, astrological dial and backlit stars, the Veronica has a triple-chime Kieninger movement and measures 87 1/4 inches high. On the trendier end is the metal City Centre ($855)
ENTERTAINMENT
By Elsbeth L. Bothe and Elsbeth L. Bothe,Special to the Sun | April 27, 2003
The Majesty of the Law: Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice, by Sandra Day O'Connor. Random House. 336 pages. $25.95. Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is an extremely powerful person. Her swing vote on the Rehnquist court pendulum -- often stuck on the right -- hit its heights when she cast a crucial vote for the man who has the power to determine her future colleagues, to say nothing of the prospects for world peace. Without her in favor, women might not be able to get legal abortions or municipalities fund parochial education, and three-time losers might not have to serve inordinate time.
NEWS
By Froma Harrop | November 15, 1999
THEREs been much criticism of parents who do not devote enough time to child rearing. Such adults leave the kids for long hours in day care while they give their all to the workplace and health club. No one knows if the youngsters are doing their homework, who their playmates are, or what they are building in the garage.Shocking reports of an unsupervised generation turning savage has generated a backlash. Social scientists now urge parents to allocate more time to being with their children, even if it means giving up a well-paying job. Such exhortations resonate especially well with parents in higher-income groups.
NEWS
By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | August 20, 1999
Gene Wolfe is a tall, thin, drink of a man who at 76 hunts for water as a hobby.He may seem more like a typical Towson retiree sitting on the deck behind his home, sunning his legs, shading his eyes and discussing his latest achievement.But Wolfe is a dowser, someone who hikes into fields and forests armed with a small pendulum to tap into his inner self in search of water in the earth.Dowsing is a centuries-old art practiced these days by people who freely discuss energy fields and psychic powers -- and one that has generated increased interest as Maryland's worst drought in 70 years dries up wells.
NEWS
By William Pfaff | October 26, 1998
PARIS -- The major countries of the European Union are now firmly in leftist hands, but the meaning of this is more complicated than appreciated.Not long ago nearly all the West seemed comfortably controlled by post-cold war conservatives. Now, with an ex-Communist nominee for Italian prime minister, and a German government more to the left than voters expected, the European left is back in a big way.Germany's new foreign minister will be Joschka Fischer, from the Green party, a former 1968 radical converted to the European cause.
SPORTS
By PETER SCHMUCK | April 21, 2009
The Orioles limped out of Boston on the wrong end of a discouraging four-game sweep and a swing of the emotional pendulum - for both the players and the faithful - that was so dramatic it's almost unfair to throw young Brad Bergesen in front of it in Tuesday night's series opener against the Chicago White Sox at Camden Yards. How dramatic? Consider how you were feeling Friday night when the Orioles took an early seven-run lead against Red Sox free-agent acquisition Brad Penny and how, if you're an Orioles fan, you felt while Boston was blowing open Monday's game against relievers Dennis Sarfate, Radhames Liz and Matt Albers.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Elsbeth L. Bothe and Elsbeth L. Bothe,Special to the Sun | April 27, 2003
The Majesty of the Law: Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice, by Sandra Day O'Connor. Random House. 336 pages. $25.95. Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is an extremely powerful person. Her swing vote on the Rehnquist court pendulum -- often stuck on the right -- hit its heights when she cast a crucial vote for the man who has the power to determine her future colleagues, to say nothing of the prospects for world peace. Without her in favor, women might not be able to get legal abortions or municipalities fund parochial education, and three-time losers might not have to serve inordinate time.
FEATURES
By Dawn Fallik and Dawn Fallik,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 27, 1998
WASHINGTON -- Have you been to the Museum of American History?Not sure? It's the one with the pendulum swinging in the middle of it. Oh, yeah, now you remember. But hold on to that memory, because the pendulum's swing may soon be a part of history -- French history, not American.Like the endless swing of the piece that is at the center of this debate, Smithsonian scholars have swung back and forth over the need for this French bit of science."It's not American and it's not historical," said Steve Lubar, chairman of the division of the history of technology at the MAH. He said the argument over whether to get rid of the pendulum has been going on for about a decade but is now coming to a close.
SPORTS
By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | October 28, 1997
Orioles center fielder Brady Anderson and closer Randy Myers beat the rush yesterday as both filed for free agency on the first possible day.It didn't take much longer for the cordial relationship between Anderson and the club to assume a sharper edge. Anderson's agent, Jeff Borris, insisted that by failing to sign his client to a contract extension during the season, the Orioles have imperiled their chances at retaining the popular outfielder.Retaining Anderson and Myers represents the off-season priority for an organization hoping to make an even stronger push for a world championship in 1998.
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