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Gus G. Sentementes | June 5, 2012
Every once and awhile, you see a new twist on an age-old way of doing things. Baltimore's Woofound is that new twist. The old twist, in this instance, is using the Internet to find things you want to do. A lot of apps out there make you hunt and peck through categories, checking off boxes, or sifting through reviews to get a not-so-great list of stuff you might be interested in. Woofound for iPhone, created by Dan Sines and Josh Spears,...
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Eileen Ambrose | March 6, 2013
Pop quiz: 1.         Telemarketers using robocalls with pre-recorded sales pitches can only call your home phone or cell phone if they get your permission in writing. True or False 2.         Putting your name on the Do-Not-Call list means no telemarketer is allowed to call you. True or False 3.         If you don't put your number on the Do-Not-Call, a telemarketer can continue to call you unless you submit a written request for calls to stop.  True or False.
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By Arnold Rosenfeld | November 16, 1999
HILLARY Clinton stepped into the Middle East the other day with little more in mind than making politically nice. That's impossible in the Middle East. Mrs. Clinton stepped on a large, squishy cow chip placed beneath her unwary foot by Soha Arafat, wife of Palestinian honcho Yasser.Accusing Israel of murdering Palestinian women and children with carcinogenic poison gas, which is what Mrs. Arafat did, represents the plain vanilla of Arab rhetoric. Still, Mrs. Clinton was notably slow in expressing indignation and, when she did, complained starchily that the Palestinians had promised they wouldn't do that anymore.
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Gus G. Sentementes | June 5, 2012
Every once and awhile, you see a new twist on an age-old way of doing things. Baltimore's Woofound is that new twist. The old twist, in this instance, is using the Internet to find things you want to do. A lot of apps out there make you hunt and peck through categories, checking off boxes, or sifting through reviews to get a not-so-great list of stuff you might be interested in. Woofound for iPhone, created by Dan Sines and Josh Spears,...
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By CHARLES JAFFE | September 18, 2005
EARLIER THIS month, during her second day of school, my oldest daughter faced a pop quiz in English. The idea was to see "if we knew stuff the teacher thinks we should know by now." She hated that idea, because "sometimes you forget the stuff you should know, or you just don't know the stuff the teacher thinks you should." She's right, which is precisely why class is now in session and you're getting a pop quiz on basic things all fund shareholders should know. The questions are not designed to stump you, just to test your level of knowledge and awareness.
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By Heather A. Dinich and Heather A. Dinich,Sun reporter | September 6, 2007
College Park -- Brandon Bullock, a former Maryland stu- dent, said Terps backup quarterback Josh Portis copied off his paper during a pop quiz in the spring semester - an incident that led to the program's fastest and most-hyped quarterback being declared ineligible for the 2007 season. The class was American Studies 212 - Diversity in America, Bullock said Tuesday, and the quiz involved about 10 short-answer questions based on films and readings from previous classes. Maryland@Florida International Saturday, 7 p.m., 105.7 FM, 1300 AM Line: Maryland by 24
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By Dan Berger | February 26, 1999
Yes, Hillary Clinton is ineligible to run for mayor of Ballmer, but a bill before the legislature would rectify that.The best team in baseball will merge with the worst in basketball. That's the cable game for you.The Alps have too much snow and Merlin has too much Pfiesteria. Swap?Pop quiz for the over-30 set: Who is Lauryn Hill and what did she do?Pub Date: 2/26/99
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Eileen Ambrose | March 6, 2013
Pop quiz: 1.         Telemarketers using robocalls with pre-recorded sales pitches can only call your home phone or cell phone if they get your permission in writing. True or False 2.         Putting your name on the Do-Not-Call list means no telemarketer is allowed to call you. True or False 3.         If you don't put your number on the Do-Not-Call, a telemarketer can continue to call you unless you submit a written request for calls to stop.  True or False.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | March 27, 2011
OK, put your books away. We're having a pop quiz. Below are four quotes. Each is from one of two sources: the Bible or the Quran — although, just to make things interesting, there's also a chance all four are from one book. Two were edited for length and one of those was also edited to remove a religion-specific reference. Your job: Identify the holy book of origin. Ready? Go: • "... Wherever you encounter [nonbelievers], kill them, seize them, besiege them, wait for them at every lookout post ... " • "Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth.
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By Harold Jackson | August 16, 1997
I LIKED IKE. I mean, some of the best times of my life occurred when Dwight D. Eisenhower was president.I was only 7 years old when he left office. But, oh, those glory days between ages 2 and 6. I was fully cognizant of my little world and didn't have to waste precious time in a classroom. I could say more -- about my green tricycle and red wagon -- but you get the picture.For better reasons, Eisenhower remains popular among many who remember more about when he was president. Ike's average approval rating as measured by Gallup during his eight years in office was 65 percent.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | March 27, 2011
OK, put your books away. We're having a pop quiz. Below are four quotes. Each is from one of two sources: the Bible or the Quran — although, just to make things interesting, there's also a chance all four are from one book. Two were edited for length and one of those was also edited to remove a religion-specific reference. Your job: Identify the holy book of origin. Ready? Go: • "... Wherever you encounter [nonbelievers], kill them, seize them, besiege them, wait for them at every lookout post ... " • "Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,chris.kaltenbach@baltsun.com | December 18, 2008
Television sets throughout Maryland were talking to their owners last night, letting them know either that everything was in place for February's digital conversion, or that the time had come to move their sets into the 21st century. At 5:45 last night, TV viewers watching Maryland's broadcast stations - that is, stations that can be picked up without a cable or satellite hook-up - saw one of two things. If the broadcasts they were watching proceeded uninterrupted, then all's right with their TV world.
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October 5, 2007
We ask the Ravens the questions that really matters DERRICK MASON FAVORITE 2007 MOVIE -- Talk to me WORST DRESSER -- Jonathan Ogden MESSIEST LOCKER -- Mark Clayton BART SCOTT FAVORITE 2007 MOVIE -- Transformers WORST DRESSER -- Mark Clayton MESSIEST LOCKER -- Gary Stills CHRIS CHESTER FAVORITE 2007 MOVIE -- 300 WORST DRESSER -- Me MESSIEST LOCKER -- Brian Rimpf
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By Heather A. Dinich and Heather A. Dinich,Sun reporter | September 6, 2007
College Park -- Brandon Bullock, a former Maryland stu- dent, said Terps backup quarterback Josh Portis copied off his paper during a pop quiz in the spring semester - an incident that led to the program's fastest and most-hyped quarterback being declared ineligible for the 2007 season. The class was American Studies 212 - Diversity in America, Bullock said Tuesday, and the quiz involved about 10 short-answer questions based on films and readings from previous classes. Maryland@Florida International Saturday, 7 p.m., 105.7 FM, 1300 AM Line: Maryland by 24
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February 1, 1996
OREGON TO GINGRICH: The Republican Revolution stops at the state's eastern border, 117 degrees west longitude. The message may be overdrawn but the result is clear. For the first time since the defeat of the redoubtable Wayne Morse in 1968, Oregon is sending a Democrat to the United States Senate. He is a Portland congressman, Ron Wyden, the winner of the seat vacated by the unlamented Bob Packwood.Mr. Wyden, who gained a certain notoriety by failing to locate Bosnia on a map during a TV pop quiz (he also didn't know the price of a loaf of bread or a quart of milk)
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By Ellen Goodman | March 4, 2001
BOSTON -- Let me begin this medical seminar with a pop quiz. Which one of these words best describes Jonas Salk: (a) altruist, (b) pure scientist, (c) chump, or (d) all of the above. This is not exactly a trick question. You see, the man who discovered the polio vaccine never made a penny from it. When asked who owned the vaccine, Salk answered, "the people." This scientist didn't live in obscurity or die in poverty. But what would have happened if he'd begun his research today? Would the funders and the institutions have preferred that he apply his genius to a cure for baldness or impotence rather than polio?
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