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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | May 24, 1996
When Karen Hersh decided on a rubber ducky race to raise money for Carroll Hospice, she saw easy organization -- not to mention the endless puns.For several months, she has searched for "quacker backers" to crowd the field at the hospice's first rubber ducky race Sunday at Cascade Lake in Hampstead.Hersh, a volunteer, has worked to recruit corporate sponsors and individual donors. In her zeal, she cannot resist using groaners for a good cause. She has urged participants to order a "flock of tickets" and to get their "ducks in a row."
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By MICHELLE DEAL-ZIMMERMAN | October 29, 2006
Lance Reddick is ready to play the leading man in a hit movie. The Baltimore native, who graduated from Friends School, thinks it's his time. Fans of The Wire who watch him portray Maj. Cedric Daniels would certainly agree. But for now, he's in Los Angeles, loving the weather and laying down tracks for a debut CD. He won't return to Baltimore until the spring. Maybe by then he'll have new wheels and a blockbuster role. 1. Vintage, black 1966 Chevy Stingray convertible "I've wanted one for the past 20 years."
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By Christian Science Monitor | March 3, 1993
Ah, the pun (and punster), usually written off as verbal dross in an age of visual dazzle, is in the midst of a mild revival in the United States."You see puns used more and more these days in newspaper headlines, in magazines and advertising," says Bob Aitchison, an editor of the quarterly American Pun Review and co-founder of the nonprofit Pun American Club based in Deerfield, Ill. He cites dozens of recent examples in publications from Time magazine to...
SPORTS
October 9, 2006
Road to NFC title may go through Chicago Ken Murray writes that the Chica go Bears, who've developed an ef fective offense to go with their pun ishing defense, will be a tough team to beat in the NFC playoffs. PG 11E RAVENS TONIGHT OPPONENT -- Broncos Site -- Invesco Field at Mile High, Denver TIME -- 8:30 TV -- ESPN, Ch. 13 Line -- Broncos by 5 1/2
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February 10, 2000
Christopher Rios, 28, the platinum-selling rapper known as Big Pun who was respected for his imaginative lyrics and smooth delivery, died Monday in New York. The medical examiner said Mr. Rios had health problems related to obesity and tests to determine the cause of death were pending.
SPORTS
October 9, 2006
Road to NFC title may go through Chicago Ken Murray writes that the Chica go Bears, who've developed an ef fective offense to go with their pun ishing defense, will be a tough team to beat in the NFC playoffs. PG 11E RAVENS TONIGHT OPPONENT -- Broncos Site -- Invesco Field at Mile High, Denver TIME -- 8:30 TV -- ESPN, Ch. 13 Line -- Broncos by 5 1/2
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | September 4, 2003
Dick Oles wanted it this way. No fanfare, no going-away parties, and no retirement announcements. He just wanted to walk away quietly last spring from Johns Hopkins after 45 years of coaching the fencing team to a 642-195 dual meet record and being named the NCAA Southeast Region Coach of the Year in 1992 and 1996. "Dick felt that the fencers ought to get the recognition and not himself," said Hopkins spokesman Ernie Larossa, who abided by the coach's wishes and didn't send out any releases.
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By Scott Pianowski and Scott Pianowski,Contributing Writer | January 25, 1993
PROVIDENCE, R. I. -- When is the last time you heard of an ice hockey game being postponed by mud?It happened last night, as the American Hockey League game between the Baltimore Skipjacks and Providence Bruins was postponed because of unplayable ice conditions at the Providence Civic Center.Two monster truck pulls were held at the arena Friday and Saturday night, and as a result the ice surface for last night's game was a sea of mud, dirt, and slop.The contest has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 17, with faceoff set for 7:05 p.m."
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By MICHELLE DEAL-ZIMMERMAN | October 29, 2006
Lance Reddick is ready to play the leading man in a hit movie. The Baltimore native, who graduated from Friends School, thinks it's his time. Fans of The Wire who watch him portray Maj. Cedric Daniels would certainly agree. But for now, he's in Los Angeles, loving the weather and laying down tracks for a debut CD. He won't return to Baltimore until the spring. Maybe by then he'll have new wheels and a blockbuster role. 1. Vintage, black 1966 Chevy Stingray convertible "I've wanted one for the past 20 years."
NEWS
May 2, 1995
Economic warfare rarely works as intended. President Clinton may not expect his boycott of trade and investment with Iran to modify that country's international conduct. As an executive order, it has the virtue of heading off legislation to the same effect sponsored by Sen. Alfonse D'Amato, R-N.Y., which would be more rigid.The behavior of Iran that the president wants modified is crystal clear. Administration spokesmen have spelled it out, sometimes varying the order, but never the content: (1)
BUSINESS
By JAY HANCOCK | March 27, 2005
THE MARCH 3, 2000, edition of Wall Street Week with Louis Rukeyser, taped in Owings Mills and seen by perhaps 2 million people, was not its best. Julius Westheimer, a broker at Ferris, Baker Watts who once wrote a column for The Sun, said he was short-term bearish on stocks but recommended Intel (which fell 75 percent in less than three years before recovering somewhat); Cisco (down 80 percent); Home Depot (down 60 percent); AOL and Time Warner, which would disastrously merge; and Coke and Gillette, which did better.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | September 4, 2003
Dick Oles wanted it this way. No fanfare, no going-away parties, and no retirement announcements. He just wanted to walk away quietly last spring from Johns Hopkins after 45 years of coaching the fencing team to a 642-195 dual meet record and being named the NCAA Southeast Region Coach of the Year in 1992 and 1996. "Dick felt that the fencers ought to get the recognition and not himself," said Hopkins spokesman Ernie Larossa, who abided by the coach's wishes and didn't send out any releases.
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By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,Sun Music Critic | July 9, 2000
"The first time I saw 'The Mikado,' I thought it was funny," Brian Goodman says. "And I thought the music was great. I still do. It's timeless." Goodman might be a bit prejudiced -- he's the longtime general manager of Baltimore's Young Victorian Theatre Company, which is marking its 30th anniversary with a production of Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado." But it would be hard to argue with Goodman's assessment. Of the 13 stage works created by the team of librettist W. S. Gilbert and composer Arthur Sullivan, "The Mikado" stands at the peak.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | June 30, 2000
Moose and squirrel are back: bad news for no-goodniks everywhere, great news for laughter-deprived movie audiences. "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle" marks the return, after more than 35 years in reruns, of Frostbite Falls, Minn.'s, most famous residents. Yes, that All-American flying rodent and his dim-witted companion are back in business, once again seeking to foil the evil machinations of the fiendishly fiendish Boris Badenov, his sultry companion, Natasha Fatale, and the relentlessly rotten Fearless Leader.
NEWS
February 10, 2000
Christopher Rios, 28, the platinum-selling rapper known as Big Pun who was respected for his imaginative lyrics and smooth delivery, died Monday in New York. The medical examiner said Mr. Rios had health problems related to obesity and tests to determine the cause of death were pending.
NEWS
By DAN RODRICKS | April 30, 1999
A FRIEND writes: "In one block of Pennsylvania Avenue in Towson, you find the Perking Lot, Thai One On, Cluck U., and San Sushi Too. (Once there was a fashionable Washington restaurant called Sans Souci.) Given all this, don't you think they ought to rename it 'Punsylvania Avenue'?" ... There's a radio ad airing for local shopping malls that alerts us to the approach of Mother's Day by offering all sorts of ways to say "mother." You know, "Mama Mia" and the like. In an attempt to appeal to Asian shoppers, the spot includes the phrase "Mama-san."
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By ISAAC REHERT | June 23, 1995
Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways and be wise.--Proverbs 6:6The ant's industry is -- please pardon the pun -- proverbial. In the fable, isn't the ant, as the foil of the sun-giddy grasshopper, the symbol of foresight and prudence?These warm sunny days are the season for ants. In the garden I notice them crawling, always in a hurry, among ant-sized specks of dirt; and on sidewalks, as I stroll with my dog, I see their mounds -- brown creepy doughnuts -- in the cracks between the concrete slabs.
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By Elizabeth Large and Elizabeth Large,SUN RESTAURANT CRITIC | June 29, 1997
The name is a pun -- I'm not sure whether it's intentional. ("Ciao" as in Italian for "So long!" and "chow" as in "food.") But the dishes at this Mediterranean bistro are a little too chic to be called chow, so maybe it's pure chance.Ciao has a good location, in a storefront in the historic district -- particularly convenient for visitors to Annapolis. The dining room is charming, with soft blue walls, tile floors, decorative pottery and fresh white cloths on the tables. A handsome, cherry-stained bar runs along one wall, but be warned that customers are allowed to smoke there.
SPORTS
By Rich Scherr and Rich Scherr,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 4, 1999
Pun Chittchang says that being a competitive jumper is sometimes like being in a world unto yourself. Jumpers often train alone, working on the specific aspects of their craft, and sit away from the rest of the team during track meets, staying close to the runway. It's an aspect of the sport the South Carroll senior has come to accept, though it still can lead to the occasional embarrassing moment. "Sometimes I'll be standing beside the track to cheer on my team, and I won't even know who this kid is coming around the corner wearing my uniform," said Chittchang.
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By Elizabeth Large and Elizabeth Large,SUN RESTAURANT CRITIC | June 29, 1997
The name is a pun -- I'm not sure whether it's intentional. ("Ciao" as in Italian for "So long!" and "chow" as in "food.") But the dishes at this Mediterranean bistro are a little too chic to be called chow, so maybe it's pure chance.Ciao has a good location, in a storefront in the historic district -- particularly convenient for visitors to Annapolis. The dining room is charming, with soft blue walls, tile floors, decorative pottery and fresh white cloths on the tables. A handsome, cherry-stained bar runs along one wall, but be warned that customers are allowed to smoke there.
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