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By Patrick A. McGuire and Patrick A. McGuire,Staff Writer | August 25, 1993
The elderly woman sat patiently in the waiting room of the Ellicott City auto repair shop as mechanic Steve Eakle finished changing the oil in her car. She picked up a back issue of Reader's Digest from the stack of old magazines on the table and began to read. Mr. Eakle appeared a few moments later, told her the car was done, and off she went.But the look on his youthful face was one of bemused consternation."Do you think I should say something?" he whispered to a friend. "She took the Reader's Digest."
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March 29, 2007
Woodlawn student charged as an adult A Woodlawn High School student has been charged as an adult with assault in a stabbing this week near a public library, county police said. Earl Poe, 17, of the first block of Cedar Heights Court was charged with first- and second-degree assault in the stabbing, which occurred during an altercation about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday outside the Woodlawn Library, police said. Police arrested Poe at the scene and recovered a folding knife, according to court papers.
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NEWS
March 29, 2007
Woodlawn student charged as an adult A Woodlawn High School student has been charged as an adult with assault in a stabbing this week near a public library, county police said. Earl Poe, 17, of the first block of Cedar Heights Court was charged with first- and second-degree assault in the stabbing, which occurred during an altercation about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday outside the Woodlawn Library, police said. Police arrested Poe at the scene and recovered a folding knife, according to court papers.
NEWS
December 28, 2003
There are up to 1 million hairs on the top of the head. Each grows about .01 inch a day. -- Facts at Your Fingertips (Reader's Digest)
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By New York Times News Service | May 10, 1993
Can this marriage be saved? You bet it can. Not only saved, but rewritten, recycled, syndicated and -- if things work out -- even featured on cable television."
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By Karol V. Menzie and Randy Johnson | January 4, 1992
The field of home improvement is influenced so strongly by history, by personal preference and by available technology that no one ever has the last word.Virtually every month brings a new crop of home how-to books and manuals. What follows are brief reviews of some we've seen lately that we like. Each of them is sure to please someone and some of them should please just about everybody who has an interest in how houses work.The prime entry in the latter category is an update of an old friend, "The Reader's Digest New Complete Do-It-Yourself Manual."
NEWS
November 9, 2003
If the veins, arteries and capillaries in the human body were combined, they would equal about 93,000 miles in length. - Facts at Your Fingertips (Reader's Digest)
NEWS
October 6, 1996
Hermine Baron, 83, one of America's top-ranked female bridge players, died of cancer in Los Angeles on Sept. 27.For the past 22 years, Mrs. Baron of Los Angeles had more master points than any other female player, ending with 22,645 and the title of grand life master. From 1975 to 1983, she was ranked second among all players by the American Contract Bridge League, and was 10th when she died.In 1964 and 1970, she won the McKenney Trophy, awarded for winning the most points in a year. In 1964, she set a points record.
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By Daniel P. Clemens Jr. and Daniel P. Clemens Jr.,Staff writer | January 23, 1991
Plowing through the mail typically is an uneventful chore forthe secretary of the city mayor.That's why the secretary had great pausethe other day when she came across a Penthouse magazine in the usualmound of letters.The address on the label? Mayor W. Benjamin Brown."Must be some loyal voter pulling the mayor's leg," Brown said with a chuckle yesterday.Apparently some generous -- and anonymous -- soul bought a one-year subscription and had it sent to Brown."This was not ordered by the mayor," said Brown, who noted he has inquired about canceling the subscription.
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By Karol V. Menzie and Randy Johnson | January 14, 1995
Some recent items from the mail bag:*Want to know how to patch plasterboard, dispose of paintbrush cleaner, build utility shelves, store Christmas lights tangle-free, spray-paint a wicker chair, thaw a frozen pipe, fix broken eyeglasses, sod a lawn, stop a car tailpipe from dragging? Well, how to do just about any sort of household fix-up can be found in the pages of the new Reader's Digest book, "The Family Handyman Helpful Hints" (The Reader's Digest Association, Inc., Among the most clever tips is a system for trapping fine dust when you're sawing or sanding: Use duct tape to mount a furnace filter on the air-intake side of a box fan. "Put the fan next to your working area," the book advises, "blowing away from you. Vacuum the filter when it becomes filled with dust."
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By Susan Rapp and Susan Rapp,Village Reading Center | July 25, 1999
When was the last time your child eagerly sat down to write a letter or excitedly ran to the mailbox hoping for mail? Chances are if your child hasn't written many letters, she won't be getting many in return, either. Now, with the "Letter Writer Starter Set," children can learn how they can have fun, keep in touch and be heard -- by letter.This book, for ages 7 to 11, is written in a format children can read and enjoy by themselves. The pages contain cartoon characters with bubble sayings guiding the budding writer with clever ideas and effective suggestions.
NEWS
October 6, 1996
Hermine Baron, 83, one of America's top-ranked female bridge players, died of cancer in Los Angeles on Sept. 27.For the past 22 years, Mrs. Baron of Los Angeles had more master points than any other female player, ending with 22,645 and the title of grand life master. From 1975 to 1983, she was ranked second among all players by the American Contract Bridge League, and was 10th when she died.In 1964 and 1970, she won the McKenney Trophy, awarded for winning the most points in a year. In 1964, she set a points record.
BUSINESS
September 8, 1996
North Avenue Day to feature merchants' sale, mortgage 0) adviceInner City Community Development Corp. and the Hilton-North Merchants Association are sponsoring North Avenue Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.A free housing seminar is scheduled at the Walbrook branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 3201 W. North Ave. Topics will include getting started in the home buying process, reverse equity mortgages and rehabilitation/repair loans. Lenders will be present.The West North Avenue merchants' sidewalk sale will take place in the 3100 block of West North Avenue.
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By Lawrie Mifflin and Lawrie Mifflin,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | November 7, 1995
Reader's Digest, the magazine of the middlebrow, and the Public Broadcasting Service, often considered the television programmer to the elite, announced yesterday that they were joining forces to produce, acquire and distribute new television programs throughout the world.With a $75 million investment from the Reader's Digest Association Inc. over five years, programs will be developed based on material from the company's magazines and books, as well as from the ideas of independent producers or public television stations.
NEWS
April 30, 1995
There is "Shoeless Joe" and "The Iowa Baseball Confederacy" and I'm working on "If Wishes were Horses," that will make a trilogy. I'm working on a mystery novel, "Conflicting Statements," it's set in Palm Springs. I've been kicking it around for six years. Right now it's optioned for a movie. I started it with Holly Hunter in mind, but then she did "The Piano," and got really famous. I've got many more on the go - what I call my "South American Butterfly Winter"; I've got 300 pages of notes on that.
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By DAVE BARRY | April 30, 1995
If you were to ask me how I came to set my toilet on fire, I would answer you in two simple words: Reader's Digest.I am referring specifically to the February 1995 issue of Reader's Digest, which was sent to me by alert reader Jeff Jerrell, who had spotted a startling article originally written for Health magazine by Mary Roach.The article is about germs, which are extremely tiny organisms -- many of them smaller than the artist formerly known as Prince -- that can be found in huge quantities virtually everywhere.
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