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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2011
If you're going to show up with a tin of popcorn, shouldn't it be Fisher's caramel corn? Since 1937, the Ocean City-based, family-owned Fisher's has been marking one of Maryland's favorite treats. Fisher's websit e offers shoppers a choice of white plastic tubs and decorative tins in a wide range of sizes and styles. Fisher's Military Special automatically doubles all orders (of one gallon or more) being shipped to military personnel overseas and they recommend ordering  military shipments by Dec. 1.  
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By David Horsey | January 21, 2014
Guns don't kill people, popcorn kills people. Or maybe it's texting. Or just being in the wrong place at the wrong time with some fool who thinks he needs to take a gun to the movies. Each and every day it is possible to scan the news from across America and find an example of human stupidity turned lethal by the presence of a gun. This week's top horror is the shooting of a father out on a kid-free date with his wife who was gunned down by an idiot with a pistol in his pocket. Except he wasn't really an idiot.
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November 25, 2009
Forget the apocalyptic earthquakes and alien abductions on the screen; the real movie horror is the fat-saturated popcorn sold by some theater chains, a nutrition advocacy group says. Just one popcorn-and-soda combo can match the calorie-and-saturated-fat count of three McDonald's Quarter Pounders and 12 pats of butter, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest's review of popcorn sold at three national movie chains. "A lot of people think they're better off at the popcorn counter than at the candy counter, when in fact you're not in good shape if you go to either," said Jayne Hurley, nutritionist for the Washington-based group.
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By Sloane Brown, For The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2012
Wedding day: Aug. 25, 2012 The bride: Nikki Addison Hart, 24, grew up in Gaithersburg. She is an Under Armour sports marketing customer sales representative. Her father, Scott Addison, is vice president of finance for Fitzgerald Auto Mall. Her mother, Ann Addison, is vice president of human resources at Lockheed Martin. The groom: Jeff Hart, 25, grew up in Beaverdam, Va. He is regional sales manager for Centric Business Systems. His father, Mac Hart, is a clinical psychologist in Richmond, Va. His mother, Louise Hart, is a retired Beaverdam special-education teacher.
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By Knight-Ridder | November 13, 1991
Popcorn is the all-American snack.American Indians were eating it when Columbus arrived. We eat it at the movies, at the circus, at the fairgrounds, at amusement parks. Numbers-keepers now say we're wolfing it down at the rate of 60 quarts per person per year. That's about 15 billion quarts -- nearly a billion pounds.Popcorn conjures up images that are warm and comforting, homey and cozy, as well as fun and festive.It also brings to mind such fads as the flavored popcorns of the early '80s.
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By Jean Marbella and Jean Marbella,Staff Writer | February 22, 1992
When you pay $6.50 for a movie ticket, you know some of it ends up, at least theoretically, in the pocket of Kevin Costner or whoever is up there on the screen entertaining you. But when you pay $3.50 for a bucket of popcorn -- where does it go? Are there some farmers in Iowa whose kids are getting the best orthodontics and college educations that money can buy?"Most people don't realize that it's the popcorn that keeps the theater's doors open," said Cathy Kasberg, concessions director for the United Artists movie chain, the nation's largest.
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By ROB KASPER | December 14, 1994
Life is full of contradictions and so is our Christmas tree.Every year my family puts decorations on the tree that look good enough to eat. Then we spend the early days of the holiday season warning each other "Don't Eat the Tree!"We wrap ropes of popcorn around our tree. The ropes make the tree look fuller. They give the tree symmetry. They work so well covering up bare spots that I am considering making a headband out of popcorn and making it a regular part of my new "look."Stringing the popped corn together with a needle and thread is tedious work.
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By Doug Birch | August 20, 1991
More than 500 motorists have filed claims against the state for chips, dings and cracks in their cars after a special type of asphalt surface crumbled prematurely in January along about 250 miles of Maryland's roads, state officials say.But the state is denying all those claims, insisting that neither the State Highway Administration nor its contractors were negligent in mixing and spreading the 3/4 -inch anti-skid, anti-splash material. The pitted surface is commonly called "popcorn" because it resembles the popular snack food.
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By Kevin Cowherd | November 16, 1995
TO AVOID THE dust-ups that once made a night out seem like Ali vs. Frazier, my wife and I have a new system for deciding what movie we're going to see.This new system is called "taking turns."Apparently the way it works is, first we go see a movie she wants to see. Then next time, I get to pick the movie. Then the next time it's her turn, and so on.I know, I know what's that all about?To me, the whole thing has the gooey, overly democratic feel of a kindergarten class run by Moonies. ("Clean-up time, boys and girls!
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Pakenham and Michael Pakenham,SUN STAFF | March 25, 2001
"Popped Culture: A Social History of Popcorn in America," by Andrew F. Smith (Smithsonian Institution Press, 264 pages, $16.95) Popcorn is, well, light stuff. But few entertainment food forms are as deep in America's character as it is. This volume is a comprehensive, scholarly but utterly enchanting exploration of the explosive fluffy kernels from their earleist beginnings (back in Western Hemisphere prehistory) to the present. Popcorn became a major American thing in the early 1800s - and no, there is not a shred of evidece that it was present at the first Thanksgiving.
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By Robert Herschbach | August 20, 2012
With school only weeks away, it's time to think ahead to earlier bedtimes, nightly homework, after-school soccer - and Scouts. My son's a Webelos this year. Having decided to join in first grade, he's stayed with it. He's learned how to carve a boat out of wood and fire off a rocket, how to be a responsible brother and son, and a good neighbor. Along the way he's made friends and had fun. He and I should be proud. Trouble is, I'm no longer entirely comfortable with what Boy Scouts of America (BSA)
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Dan Rodricks | April 25, 2012
I'll tell you what annoys me: the buy-one-get-one-free deal on strawberries at the supermarket. First of all, you must have the store's bonus card to get the deal. Plus, they really don't want you to know the price of the first item, so they print it so small on a card so far across the produce bin that you need a drone with advanced optics to fly over and read it. Since we're on the subject, I'll tell you what else annoys me: •Seven dollars for a medium-size bag of popcorn at the movies in Hunt Valley.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2011
If you're going to show up with a tin of popcorn, shouldn't it be Fisher's caramel corn? Since 1937, the Ocean City-based, family-owned Fisher's has been marking one of Maryland's favorite treats. Fisher's websit e offers shoppers a choice of white plastic tubs and decorative tins in a wide range of sizes and styles. Fisher's Military Special automatically doubles all orders (of one gallon or more) being shipped to military personnel overseas and they recommend ordering  military shipments by Dec. 1.  
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By Cathy Drinkwater Better | November 16, 2011
The other night we were watching a movie on TV. During one of the commercial breaks - which are generally long enough to drive to Dairy Queen for a sundae and get back before the show starts again - Doug went to make some popcorn. I approve of popcorn as "food" on principle. It's delicious right out of the kernel - if you like Styrofoam packing peanuts - and it has fiber which, as the fiber-supplement industry is constantly reminding us, is good for us. Personally, I think they're just trying to get rid of all those extra Styrofoam packing peanuts.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | November 14, 2011
Maryland's first Doc Popcorn is now open at White Marsh Mall. The Boulder-based popcorn company, which says it's the world's "only fresh-popped, all-natural flavored popcorn franchise" was founded in 2003 and began franchising in 2009. The White Marsh franchisees are brothers Randy Shayotovich and Peter Shay. Their Doc Popcorn kiosk is located on the lower level of the mall next to Macy's Home.     .
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October 4, 2011
•••• A Super Bowl championship in Ray Lewis' final season.  Luke Broadwater, reporter, The Baltimore Sun •••• Peace. And by peace, that has to include education, employment, a clean environment, good nutrition, health care and better mass transit. I'm not asking too much, right?  Anne Tallent, editor,  b •••• An NBA team. I'd even be down with purple uniforms.  Wesley Case, reporter,  b •••• A magical way to eliminate all the rats.
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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,SUN STAFF | January 28, 2004
Kettle corn sounds like some folksy dish that ought to be served in a small Midwestern farm town. But these days you need to look no farther than the latest event at the Maryland State Fairgrounds or, if you're not a stickler for authenticity, your grocery-store shelves to find this popcorn treat that's a little salty and a little sweet. The ingredients are simple enough: popcorn, oil, granulated sugar and salt. Don't confuse it with caramel corn; kettle corn lacks the candy coating and has just a hint of sweetness.
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By Los Angeles Times | March 16, 1998
The unsettling recent headlines -- that Los Angeles tap water may be linked to miscarriages -- alarmed consumers but was no surprise to trend forecaster Faith Popcorn.It further verified a key emerging trend that she's been tracking. Although not fully developed yet ("It's still at the 'drift' stage," she said), it is important enough to be given a Popcorn-esque label: AtmosFear."It's about people being scared of basic things that used to nurture them, like food, air and water," she explains.
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By Jill Rosen, The Baltimore Sun | September 20, 2011
As word began spreading Tuesday that the beloved movie "Diner" was being rejiggered as a Broadway show - with Sheryl Crow music, no less - the mood of the people could best be summed up with a universal head scratch. Even in a world littered with remakes, sequels and prequels, no one saw this one coming. As the chatter got going Tuesday afternoon, on blogs and in the social media circus, the first reaction was one of clear puzzlement. The Moviefone blog filed the breaking news tidbit under "Today in Huh?"
BUSINESS
By Liz F. Kay | July 14, 2011
If you've got a smartphone or a phone with a mobile browser, Yahoo! Movies and Regal Cinemas wants to give you free popcorn this summer, according to livingrichwithcoupons.com . Just go to movies.yahoo.com/popcorn and follow the instructions to get a free bag of popcorn after you arrive at one of three theaters: the UA Movies at Marley Station mall, the UA Cinema at Snowden Square or the Regal Hunt Valley Mall. From a mobile phone with GPS, you can go to the free popcorn mobile site . The offer lasts until August 31 or until they give away 1 million bags of popcorn, whichever comes first.
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