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July 4, 2012
As Dan Rodricks points out in his column ("Getting used to weather's new normal," July 3), the current power outage is only the latest in a series resulting from severe weather events in the last few years. Whether man-made or not, the global climate is changing, and we are likely to experience more frequent events in the coming years at a time when we are ever more dependent on electric power. What is surprising is that our response practices have not changed. The local crews are insufficient for the job, and others are called in not only from neighboring states but from all over the North American continent - from Texas to Quebec - at no little expense and increased delay.
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July 4, 2012
As Dan Rodricks points out in his column ("Getting used to weather's new normal," July 3), the current power outage is only the latest in a series resulting from severe weather events in the last few years. Whether man-made or not, the global climate is changing, and we are likely to experience more frequent events in the coming years at a time when we are ever more dependent on electric power. What is surprising is that our response practices have not changed. The local crews are insufficient for the job, and others are called in not only from neighboring states but from all over the North American continent - from Texas to Quebec - at no little expense and increased delay.
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By Kevin Cowherd and Kevin Cowherd,Sun Staff Writer | June 23, 1994
As the pre-eminent cultural icon of the Oshkosh and Big Wheels crowd, Barney the dinosaur is dead meat.Barney, he may as well go stick his fat purple head in a bucket of goo because "The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" is still the hottest kids' show on TV -- at least until the next hottest thing comes along, which might be in about five minutes.But, ratings-wise, the Power Rangers still rule, dude. Which means they still rule in the toy stores, too. Which means you miscalculated big-time if you're a parent and you figured this Mighty Morphin nonsense would soon run its course and your kids would stop trying to kick everyone they see in the thorax, including poor old Aunt Esther, the one with the blue hair.
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By BRAD SCHLEICHER | August 30, 2007
ASO PERFORMANCE Join the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra as it waves farewell to summer and performs the last show of the 2007 Lexus Summer Concert Series. Conducted by ASO music director Jose-Luis Novo, the orchestra will perform a selection of patriotic, Broadway and film classics that will give a preview of the coming season. Some of the selections planned include favorites such as Aaron Copland's "Buckaroo Holiday," Malcolm Arnold's "Four Scottish Dances" and selections from George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess.
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By Los Angeles Times | March 7, 1994
LOS ANGELES -- After spending two afternoons watching elementary school children play, two undergraduate California State University researchers in Fullerton have a warning for parents: Allowing your children to watch "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" can be dangerous to other youngsters' health.The student researchers reported that children exposed to a "Power Rangers" episode immediately responded by harassing playmates with karate kicks and shoves.Children who were not allowed to watch the single episode of the Fox television mega-hit did nothing worse than take other youngsters' crayons in the hour after the show, the observers found in their two-day study last fall.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | June 30, 1995
"Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" is less a movie than a 90-minute infomercial for Mighty Morphin Power Ranger toys and other registered products. They should pay you to see it, not the other way around, and take the profit at the back end of the deal.Derived from the controversially violent Saturday morning television show beloved of kids and beloathed by adults, the film will be, no surprise, beloved by children and beloathed by adults. And it's part of the genius of the scam that each new vehicle, each new villain, each new Power Ranger outfit can be found at your neighborhood mall.
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By Tom Jackman and Tom Jackman,Kansas City Star | June 14, 1995
The idea of creating a "Star Patrol," a group of multiracial, teen-age superheroes, came to Herb Simmons more than 20 years ago.After publishing a book and copyrighting the concept in 1987, then hiring two troupes that made dozens of visits to schools, Mr. Simmons says he took the idea to Hollywood in 1991 and 1992.The Fox television network apparently wasn't interested.But more than a year later, Mr. Simmons' daughter was watching television one afternoon in the family's Kansas City, Kan., home when she caught a new show, "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers."
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | April 2, 1997
Even superheroes need protection now and then.So, a major children's television producer is suing a Hyattsville woman, claiming she is illegally cashing in on the fame of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.Carol Bullock, owner of Bingo and Buddies and Cabaret Carol, supplies costumed entertainers for children's parties. Among them, according to her advertisement in Washington Parent magazine, are the six Power Rangers.But in a suit filed in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Saban Entertainment Inc. says it spent millions to acquire and promote the Rangers, and Bullock has no business using them.
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By Kevin Cowherd and Kevin Cowherd,Sun Staff Writer | October 20, 1994
As decreed by certain parent and school organizations throughout the country, the list of politically incorrect Halloween costumes continues to grow and now approaches the NASDAQ index in size.Some of the prime offenders:* Bum/Hobo: Ridicules the homeless, prejudges non-traditional lifestyle of hopping freight trains, dining on cold beans, Ripple, etc.* Old man/old woman: Demeans the elderly, already reeling from cancellation of "Golden Girls" and possible revocation of senior citizen discounts at movie theaters.
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By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,Sun Staff Writer | October 8, 1994
Mary Scales doesn't have a Megazord, but she owns a sewing machine. And in the battle to outfit Power Ranger-crazed children for Halloween, that is all the weaponry she needs.Ms. Scales is sewing Power Ranger costumes full tilt -- 13 of them. By Halloween, the Baltimore woman will have made costumes for three of her grandchildren, two of her nieces' children and eight of her friends' offspring.Ms. Scales, a 44-year-old data processor for the FBI, doesn't think much of "Power Rangers," the Fox network smash in which teen-agers "morph" into color-coordinated superheroes.
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By Andy Knobel and Andy Knobel,SUN STAFF | July 29, 2001
Sports has its share of superheroes. There's CART driver Helio Castroneves, who's called "Spider-Man" because he follows his victories by climbing fences to celebrate with fans. And New York Mets third baseman Robin Ventura is nicknamed "Batman" for the aging boy wonder's exploits in Gotham. Holy homeric hacking, indeed! And now, not to be confused with the Power Rangers, there are the Texas Rangers in Dangerland! - the fearsome foursome of Alex Rodriguez, Ivan Rodriguez, Rafael Palmeiro and the since-released Ken Caminiti.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | April 2, 1997
Even superheroes need protection now and then.So, a major children's television producer is suing a Hyattsville woman, claiming she is illegally cashing in on the fame of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.Carol Bullock, owner of Bingo and Buddies and Cabaret Carol, supplies costumed entertainers for children's parties. Among them, according to her advertisement in Washington Parent magazine, are the six Power Rangers.But in a suit filed in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Saban Entertainment Inc. says it spent millions to acquire and promote the Rangers, and Bullock has no business using them.
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By SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER | March 28, 1997
Those five teen-age superheroes from the top-rated kids TV show get more powers and turbo-powered cars in movie No. 2."Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie" takes them to the rescue of Lerigot, a wise and gentle wizard, kidnapped by space pirate Divatox (Hilary Shepard Turner) to get a key that will free Maligore. Divatox plans to marry Maligore and rule the Earth.Mixing bits from old shows like "Buck Rogers" with "Alien," "Indiana Jones," "Godzilla" and a little "Baywatch," "Turbo" is pretty silly stuff.
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By Marego Athans and Marego Athans,SUN STAFF | November 12, 1996
Assignment for parents, from Maryland's top law enforcement officer: Spend a week with Xena the Warrior Princess, the X-Men, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers -- the images that beam from the TV screen to the most impressionable brains in your home.Take a pen and a copy of the newly printed Parent's Diary now on its way to the state's elementary schools, and rate each show for violent content. Then tell the broadcasters what you think.The nationwide campaign to be announced today is called "Tune Out the Violence," launched by state Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. and others who say televised violence fuels violent juvenile crime.
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By Mona Charen | October 30, 1996
WASHINGTON -- Halloween never did much for me until I had children. Now, it has become, let's face it, the most important day of the year.Around September 30, my children start Phase I of the holiday: thinking about what to be on Halloween. David (age 3) ran through most of the characters in fiction.For a few days, it was Captain Hook, who was rapidly replaced by Spiderman, who in turn was soon followed by a wolf (Big Bad). David then dallied with the idea of Lady from ''Lady and the Tramp'' and Pongo from ''101 Dalmatians'' before settling on the Green Power Ranger (because he fell instantly in love with the costume)
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By George F. Will | October 4, 1996
WASHINGTON -- Thermidor, the name of the month in the French Revolutionary Calendar in which Robespierre fell and the Reign of Terror ended, has become the name by which historians denote an era of waning revolutionary ardor.Conservative critics of the 104th Congress complain that it went directly from the ancien regime to Thermidor, without any intervening revolution.The deflation of their aspirations is symbolized by Newt Gingrich brandishing buckets in which ice had been delivered to congressional offices since before the invention of refrigeration.
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By Beth Hannan | December 29, 1993
For those adults who don't know what the Power Rangers are all about, here's a brief primer.The good and wise Zordon (he's a giant, disembodied head a la "The Wizard of Oz") has been battling Rita Repulsa, Empress of Evil, for thousands of years. At her last defeat, Zordon imprisoned her in a Zithium cylinder (also known as a space waste Dumpster), which is found and opened by astronauts a thousand years later.Rita escapes and immediately sets her conquering sights on Earth. Alpha Five, Zordon's monitoring robot, alerts him and begins a search for five teen-agers "with an attitude."
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By Anna Quindlen | December 8, 1993
DAY THREE of my search for Mighty Morphin Power Ranger toys, and I grow weary. Sneering clerks in three stores behave as though I've asked for gold bullion when I inquire whether they have these items in stock.Driving home, I wonder whom to blame: retailers, manufacturers or the child who waited until November to articulate a need more profound than the need for food or water.Every Christmas there is one plaything everyone desires and no one can get. Sort of like the Hope Diamond. I will persevere.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | June 30, 1995
"Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" is less a movie than a 90-minute infomercial for Mighty Morphin Power Ranger toys and other registered products. They should pay you to see it, not the other way around, and take the profit at the back end of the deal.Derived from the controversially violent Saturday morning television show beloved of kids and beloathed by adults, the film will be, no surprise, beloved by children and beloathed by adults. And it's part of the genius of the scam that each new vehicle, each new villain, each new Power Ranger outfit can be found at your neighborhood mall.
FEATURES
By Tom Jackman and Tom Jackman,Kansas City Star | June 14, 1995
The idea of creating a "Star Patrol," a group of multiracial, teen-age superheroes, came to Herb Simmons more than 20 years ago.After publishing a book and copyrighting the concept in 1987, then hiring two troupes that made dozens of visits to schools, Mr. Simmons says he took the idea to Hollywood in 1991 and 1992.The Fox television network apparently wasn't interested.But more than a year later, Mr. Simmons' daughter was watching television one afternoon in the family's Kansas City, Kan., home when she caught a new show, "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers."
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