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By KEVIN COWHERD | October 10, 2005
FOR THE MOST PART, I DON'T PAY attention to all these phony national "weeks" that are always being trotted out. No, you can have your National Up With Poetry Week and your National Appreciate Pasta Week and your National Bald is Beautiful Week, and who cares about any of them? But National Pet Peeve Week, which is this week, well, this one's right up my alley. In fact, I have so many pet peeves stacked from floor to ceiling in my brain, it's like a Sam's Club of peeves up there. Where to begin?
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August 12, 2014
The catwalk at Baltimore Fashion Week is about to come to life with a ferocious roar -- with the help of designer Tenisha Campbell's wildlife-themed collection. The 32-year-old from Upper Marlboro will be introducing her line titled "Welcome to the Jungle," featuring jungle and tribal inspired prints with the use of orange iridescent fabrics. Campbell started creating clothes in late 2006, but she has been drawing since she was 4. As a designer, she said, she finds it important to offer her clients a variety of styles and sizes.
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NEWS
January 29, 2012
I loved Paula Simon's recent commentary on the phrase "No problem" ("The problem with 'no problem,'" Jan. 25). My own pet peeve regards the grammatically incorrect response of "good" when someone asks "how are you?" This response is pervasive even among educated people. The dictionary makes it quite clear that a response of "good" is appropriate in many instances but never when conveying one's well-being. Unfortunately, I sense that the correct response - "fine, thank you" - is a thing of the past, as the English language continues to be slaughtered.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Ian Zelaya | October 30, 2012
For one month each year, Adam Van Bavel doesn't shave his mustache. He does this to not only get strange looks, but to also help kids in need. "My mustache is a gleaming example of how bad you can look in the name of good," Van Bavel said. The 33-year-old Pigtown resident and Baltimore native has volunteered at Mustaches for Kids for the past four years, and was named Baltimore's "Best Do-Gooder" by the City Paper readers' poll. Members of Mustaches for Kids grow mustaches for one month and raise money to benefit Baltimore City public schools.
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By Ian Zelaya | October 30, 2012
For one month each year, Adam Van Bavel doesn't shave his mustache. He does this to not only get strange looks, but to also help kids in need. "My mustache is a gleaming example of how bad you can look in the name of good," Van Bavel said. The 33-year-old Pigtown resident and Baltimore native has volunteered at Mustaches for Kids for the past four years, and was named Baltimore's "Best Do-Gooder" by the City Paper readers' poll. Members of Mustaches for Kids grow mustaches for one month and raise money to benefit Baltimore City public schools.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Colleen Dorsey, b | July 20, 2011
For more than two years, Baltimore School for the Arts grad and creator of Wheely Good Smoothies Natan Lawson, 23, has been tirelessly churning out smoothies with pedal power - or letting his customers pedal for their own drinks. His colorful and efficient bicycle-powered blenders allow you to simply sit, pedal and enjoy. We caught up with Lawson to learn more about the personality behind the tasty genius. Biggest pet peeve? Driving behind someone waiting to make a left turn in the left lane on a one-way street onto another one-way street and they don't know they can on red. Anything and everything is sometimes my pet peeve, but that one makes me angry for no good reason.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 12, 2014
The catwalk at Baltimore Fashion Week is about to come to life with a ferocious roar -- with the help of designer Tenisha Campbell's wildlife-themed collection. The 32-year-old from Upper Marlboro will be introducing her line titled "Welcome to the Jungle," featuring jungle and tribal inspired prints with the use of orange iridescent fabrics. Campbell started creating clothes in late 2006, but she has been drawing since she was 4. As a designer, she said, she finds it important to offer her clients a variety of styles and sizes.
NEWS
By Jody K. Vilschick and Jody K. Vilschick,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 12, 2002
WHEN THE column started, I asked you to let me know your pet peeves - and you did! Oh, sure - I got an earful about drivers hanging out in the left lane and cell-phone yakkers. Those bug me, too. But I also heard some peeves that gave me the chills. "In the wake of the Sept. 11 tragedies, it amazes me that people continue to treat fire lanes [and handicapped parking spaces for that matter] as personal convenience spaces where the laws and regulations that govern our society do not apply to them," says Jon T. Merryman of Ellicott City.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 2012
If you're looking for a great new alter ego, try joining Charm City Roller Girls. That's what Silver Spring native Lily Bradford did after frequently attending their events. "I had been living in Baltimore for a few years, and felt disengaged from the city," she said. "I decided to put myself outside my comfort zone and challenge myself to learning a new skill set late in life. " The Bolton Hill resident rolls on two local teams - during the home-team season, she's with the Mobtown Mods fighting for the Donaghy Cup, and right now she's hitting the road with Female Trouble.
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By John Lindner, Special to The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2010
In March, the Union Jack's chain opened in the space at 10400 Patuxent Parkway that was formerly occupied by That's Amore. While it fills the same square footage, I'm told, it's a completely different look. The interior appeared to be three times the size I remember from its Amore days. My Anglophile daughter, fresh from a London, vacation wanted to check the place out. Outside, an accurate British pub exterior is complemented by a large patio dining area complete with small service bar. Inside, the Union-Jack-motifed space goes on forever and is divided into four distinct dining/drinking areas.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 2012
If you're looking for a great new alter ego, try joining Charm City Roller Girls. That's what Silver Spring native Lily Bradford did after frequently attending their events. "I had been living in Baltimore for a few years, and felt disengaged from the city," she said. "I decided to put myself outside my comfort zone and challenge myself to learning a new skill set late in life. " The Bolton Hill resident rolls on two local teams - during the home-team season, she's with the Mobtown Mods fighting for the Donaghy Cup, and right now she's hitting the road with Female Trouble.
NEWS
January 29, 2012
I loved Paula Simon's recent commentary on the phrase "No problem" ("The problem with 'no problem,'" Jan. 25). My own pet peeve regards the grammatically incorrect response of "good" when someone asks "how are you?" This response is pervasive even among educated people. The dictionary makes it quite clear that a response of "good" is appropriate in many instances but never when conveying one's well-being. Unfortunately, I sense that the correct response - "fine, thank you" - is a thing of the past, as the English language continues to be slaughtered.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Colleen Dorsey, b | July 20, 2011
For more than two years, Baltimore School for the Arts grad and creator of Wheely Good Smoothies Natan Lawson, 23, has been tirelessly churning out smoothies with pedal power - or letting his customers pedal for their own drinks. His colorful and efficient bicycle-powered blenders allow you to simply sit, pedal and enjoy. We caught up with Lawson to learn more about the personality behind the tasty genius. Biggest pet peeve? Driving behind someone waiting to make a left turn in the left lane on a one-way street onto another one-way street and they don't know they can on red. Anything and everything is sometimes my pet peeve, but that one makes me angry for no good reason.
ENTERTAINMENT
By John Lindner, Special to The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2010
In March, the Union Jack's chain opened in the space at 10400 Patuxent Parkway that was formerly occupied by That's Amore. While it fills the same square footage, I'm told, it's a completely different look. The interior appeared to be three times the size I remember from its Amore days. My Anglophile daughter, fresh from a London, vacation wanted to check the place out. Outside, an accurate British pub exterior is complemented by a large patio dining area complete with small service bar. Inside, the Union-Jack-motifed space goes on forever and is divided into four distinct dining/drinking areas.
NEWS
By Dan Rodricks | October 4, 2009
Finally, the American people are burning with overdraft anger and starting a revolt against outrageous credit card interest rates, and it looks as though their elected leaders in Washington and the state capitols might actually do something about these parasitic practices by the bailed-out banks. One woman, Ann Minch, complained in a YouTube video about her bank raising credit card interest from 13 percent to 30 percent, and she appears to have launched a movement - another fine example of how the Internet and social media are changing the dynamics of society.
NEWS
August 9, 2007
If you live in Baltimore and your preference in pets runs to mongooses, bears and kangaroos, then you'll be sorely disappointed with the city Health Department's new regulations as to which exotic pets you can keep in your home or backyard. But for those who like the distinction between being in a city and being on a farm or in the wild, the regulations are fair, balanced and welcome. The roster of animals that are nurtured as pets has long expanded from dogs, cats, goldfish, parakeets and hamsters to include llamas, monkeys, snakes and all manner of furry, feathered, winged and slithery friends.
NEWS
By Marcia Myers and Marcia Myers,SUN STAFF | December 24, 2000
WALDORF - At the watering holes in Charles County these days, Thomas Ford could compete for name recognition with Jack Daniel's. That's Trooper Ford - the guy who ranks first among police officers in Maryland for arresting drunken drivers. Around Maryland, holiday campaigns are under way to crack down on intoxicated drivers. Last weekend, activists sponsored "Lights on for Life," urging motorists to keep their headlights on as a reminder not to drink and drive. But no one can match the year-round vigilance of Trooper Ford.
NEWS
By Julia Angwin and Julia Angwin,States News Service | June 8, 1995
WASHINGTON -- You might call him your best friend. The post office calls him Public Enemy No. 1.Dogs bite more than 2 million people a year, with letter carriers, meter readers, elderly folks and children being attacked most."
FEATURES
By KEVIN COWHERD | October 10, 2005
FOR THE MOST PART, I DON'T PAY attention to all these phony national "weeks" that are always being trotted out. No, you can have your National Up With Poetry Week and your National Appreciate Pasta Week and your National Bald is Beautiful Week, and who cares about any of them? But National Pet Peeve Week, which is this week, well, this one's right up my alley. In fact, I have so many pet peeves stacked from floor to ceiling in my brain, it's like a Sam's Club of peeves up there. Where to begin?
SPORTS
By David Whitley | August 23, 2005
THE OLYMPIC movement has had its share of weasels over the years. So you'd think it would welcome somebody like Melanee Ellis. Well, not Ellis, per se. But her pets would seem to be a natural. "The first question from 99 percent of the people is, `Don't they stink?' " Ellis said. They can, but no worse than your average Fredonian weightlifter. Ellis owns ferrets, and the Olympics hit a common-sense low last week at the Ferret Agility Trials. The name may not sound familiar, because it had been called the Ferret Olympics since 1996.
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