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By CINDY PARR | May 23, 1994
Poppies, poppies, poppies!To this day, simply saying or hearing the name of this particular flower causes my mind to conjure up an awful image of the wicked witch in "The Wizard of Oz."I'll never forget that important scene where Dorothy, Toto and their friends (Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion) were crossing the poppy field en route to see the Wizard.The wicked witch watched in her crystal ball as the group made its way toward the poppy field.As she concocted her poison, she knew that the poppy field would serve her purpose.
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November 15, 2012
Victoria Gastro Pub Executive Chef Joe Krywucki reflects: Seasonal cooking is always best, especially when you have access to high quality ingredients. We use an all-natural Duroc pork, which has a superior flavor and tenderness, and local Baugher's Farm Honey Crisp apples. Pork Tenderloin 1.    Season the pork tenderloin with salt and pepper. 2.    Pan sear the pork in clarified butter until golden brown. 3.    Roast in oven at 350 degrees F until desired temperature.
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By Ellen Hawks and Ellen Hawks,SUN STAFF | June 21, 2000
Carol Husband of Hunker, Pa., wrote, "I make nut-and-poppy-seed rolls, and I use commercial poppy-seed filling, which is OK but not like homemade. My mother was an excellent baker and used to make poppy-seed filling from scratch. I never got the recipe. Would any of your readers possibly have a poppy-seed filling recipe?" A response came from Pam Sutton of Odenton, who said she got the recipe from "The Czech Book: Recipes and Traditions" (Penfield Press, 1981) by Pat Martin. "Poppy-seed fillings are very common in Europe," Sutton wrote.
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June 2, 2012
McKala Krauss, Miss Poppy 2012 of the American Legion Carroll Post 31, marked Memorial Day by attended the luncheon at the American Legion and formally presenting a poppy to Arnold "Skip" Amass, coordinator of the four-day program of events for the 145th Westminster observance of Memorial Day. Krauss, the daughter of Jennifer and Dale Krauss, rode in the Memorial Day parade, attended the luncheon, which honored Navy SEAL Matthew Shipley, this...
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | April 30, 2008
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A suicide bomber and gunmen attacked a drug-eradication team in eastern Afghanistan yesterday, killing at least 19 people and injuring more than 40, authorities said. Twelve police officers were among the dead in the assault, the latest in a string of attacks by militants against government teams responsible for destroying the lucrative opium poppy crop during the planting season. The insurgency is fueled with profits from the drug trade. The seven other people killed were civilians, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 12, 1998
Q. I have been told at various times by friends and co-workers that eating poppy seeds can cause one to test false positive for either marijuana or heroin on a drug test. Is this true, and if so, XTC which drug is it that one tests positive for? How many poppy seeds does one need to eat to test positive (e.g., would one bagel with poppy seeds have this effect)?A. Opiates (morphine and codeine, not marijuana) can be detected in urine for at least 48 hours after eating food with poppy seeds.
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By Marc Kaufman and Marc Kaufman,KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | March 29, 1997
NAD-I-ALI, Afghanistan -- As the golden sun sets over the rich fields outside this village of mud houses and turbaned men, farmers tend to their crops, weeding, fertilizing and bringing precious water to the sprouting plants.It is the kind of scene American planners had in mind in the 1950s when they began transforming the deserts of southern Afghanistan into lucrative cropland.In one of the most expensive U.S. foreign-aid projects of the time, dams were built along the Helmand River, canals were dug, highways were laid, and new cities grew.
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By Vicki Wellford and Vicki Wellford,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 6, 1997
MATTHEW DYJACK has a busy month ahead, collecting money for both the Kiwanis Club and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.The Odenton Kiwanis Club will conduct a March of Dimes Roadblock from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Routes 170 and 175. Donations will go to the March of Dimes, Birth Defects Foundation, Central Maryland Chapter. Dyjack, the club president, said he hopes this year's effort will equal those of previous years.Then Odenton's Meade Memorial VFW Post 5172 will hold a VFW "buddy" poppy sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 24 and 25 at the Fort Meade Commissary.
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By Dallas Morning News | February 13, 1992
CHAPARRAL, Colombia -- A new cash crop is spreading across Colombia: the poppy plant, used to make heroin.The business could be even more profitable and deadly than cocaine, judging by the first signs. Poppies -- almost unknown here just two years ago -- are sprouting in nearly half of Colombia's 30 states.Already the heroin trade has provoked violence across the country, including killings and land battles. Authorities are worried that an increase in high-purity heroin will touch off a frenzy of price discounting in the United States, making the drug more accessible.
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By Kirk Semple and Kirk Semple,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 26, 1998
PITAYO, Colombia -- Eight people were murdered last year in this small mountain village of Paez Indians; at least six of the deaths are blamed on a flower.Townspeople also tell of the advent of prostitution and the rape of more than a dozen girls, all in the past few years. Same cause: "la flor."So it has gone since the beginning of the decade when this reservation of 5,200 residents, wedged high in the Andes of southwest Colombia, saw the arrival of the opium poppy -- the source of heroin -- and with it the disintegration of a community.
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By David Wood and David Wood,david.wood@baltsun.com | January 24, 2009
WASHINGTON - U.S. and allied combat troops will withhold efforts to destroy Afghanistan's narcotics industry, which finances the Taliban insurgency, unless Afghan government forces take the lead, a senior military officer said yesterday. But with the government of Afghan President Hamid Karzai widely believed to be riven with corruption and its army and police units unable to conduct complex operations, the drug industry has flourished virtually untouched, military officers said. Senior civilian and military officials have acknowledged that the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan, launched by President George W. Bush weeks after the Sept.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,michael.sragow@baltsun.com | October 31, 2008
Mike Leigh is tickled that critics have hailed Happy-Go- Lucky, an invigorating tribute to a beautiful dreamer who happens to teach school, as if it were a change of pace. He chuckles when he says, "It is and it isn't. Each of my films has its dark and light side. I like to serve up a different dish every time I invite you around to supper." His method is always to cook up characters with actors who are complete partners in developing the psychology, conflict and narrative of a piece. This m.o. has earned him five Oscar nominations and numerous international awards for movies such as Secrets and Lies . Happy-Go-Lucky began with his desire to explore the "great vitality" of actress Sally Hawkins, who had already performed splendidly for him in Vera Drake and All or Nothing.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,michael.sragow@baltsun.com | October 31, 2008
British director Mike Leigh has made the first great comedy for our new depression. Leigh's Happy-Go-Lucky tells the story of a sunny soul who lets her smile be her umbrella and sometimes her human pest repellent. It has a big-hearted optimism. It pays tribute to characters who hold on to their aplomb even in plummeting circumstances. Leigh's heroine, Poppy (Sally Hawkins), has put together her life with an existential do-it-yourself kit. When you see her hopping bars with her roommate Zoe (the droll Alexis Zegerman)
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October 26, 2008
Robosurgeon: Sarah Price donned scrubs and, with some coaxing, climbed into a chair to work the arms of Baltimore Washington Medical Center's new surgical robot. The 6-year-old won a contest at Glen Burnie Park Elementary School to name the nearby hospital's new high-tech addition - "Poppy" - and, with her classmates, got a look at a potential career field. Christmas kitsch: In Bel Air, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas - from a bygone era. An exhibit opening today at the Liriodendron features aluminum Christmas trees with ornaments that are "just as aesthetically challenged."
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By Julie Scharper and Julie Scharper,julie.scharper@baltsun.com | August 31, 2008
Do not be fooled by his diminutive size, slobbering devotion to smoked sausage or the dainty sweaters he wears in winter. Papageorgio "Poppy" Bidle-Booth is a serious athlete. Today, with two regional victories under his, uh, collar, the 2-year-old Bay Ridge canine will attempt to blow away the competition today at the Petco Unleashed National Chihuahua Races in San Diego. But for Poppy, it's not about winning. "He doesn't even know he races," said Rob Booth, 33, who owns the dog with his girlfriend, Brande Bidle, 30. Rather what speeds the sand-colored pup along the 35-foot course is the sight of Bidle by the finish line and the tempting aroma wafting from the plate of smoked sausage she carries.
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By Joanna Brenner | June 15, 2008
POPPY AND STELLA 728 S. Broadway, Fells Point 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday 410-522-1970 or poppyandstella.com Whether it's a hot date, a business conference or a walk in the park you're going on, Poppy and Stella has a shoe for "every kind of woman," according to owner Kelley Krohn. The shop, located in Fells Point, sells shoes that range from $30 to $300, and handbags from $30 to $250. Krohn started out in the mortgage business.
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By John Murphy and John Murphy,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | October 7, 2001
QUETTA, Pakistan - Down the road from St. Francis Grammar School, beneath the Jinna Road Bridge, where stray dogs curl up beside the stench of an open sewer, the heroin addicts of Quetta come to get high. Their shadowy home is in Pakistan. But the source of their drugs is neighboring Afghanistan, whose poppy fields supply more than 70 percent of the world's opium and heroin. And the short trip across Afghanistan's porous 1,500-mile border makes heroin available here for less than $1.25 a gram to glassy-eyed addicts like 65-year-old Noor Shah.
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September 10, 2003
On Saturday, September 6, 2003, THOMAS FRANKLIN WRIGHT, loving son of Sharon Neal; devoted brother of Robert Wright and Johnathan Wright; loving grandson of Poppy Neal. Also survived by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many dear friends. The family will receive at 8900 Reisterstown Road, Thursday and Friday evenings only, from 6 to 9 P.M.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | April 30, 2008
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A suicide bomber and gunmen attacked a drug-eradication team in eastern Afghanistan yesterday, killing at least 19 people and injuring more than 40, authorities said. Twelve police officers were among the dead in the assault, the latest in a string of attacks by militants against government teams responsible for destroying the lucrative opium poppy crop during the planting season. The insurgency is fueled with profits from the drug trade. The seven other people killed were civilians, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.
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By M. Ashraf Haidari | August 27, 2007
After decades of violence, the opium poppy crop remains one of the few stable income sources for poor Afghan farmers, who cannot be effectively persuaded to end poppy cultivation without being granted alternative ways of making a living. In 2005, most farmers complied with the poppy ban set out by the Afghan government with the understanding that legal alternative means of survival would be provided. But when the promised aid failed to materialize, drug production quickly rose again. Forced eradication of poppy crops merely targets the effects of poppy production, not its underlying causes.
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