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By Knight-Ridder News Service ctB | December 29, 1991
Collectors of antiques often evolve into dealers of antiques. Once their homes are filled with stuff, they need to sell it in order to collect some more.This happened to Charles Pollock, a Los Angeles designer, nearly 30 years ago. But his career as an antiques dealer took a different twist."I began to find antiques priced out of sight for most consumers, so I decided to reproduce them," Mr. Pollock said.Mr. Pollock still prowls antique shops and warehouses wherever he may be, searching for unusual pieces.
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July 20, 2014
It should come as no surprise that Democrats are looking to women voters for help this fall and plan to use the Hobby Lobby decision - and an assault of women's reproductive rights generally - as part of their rallying cry. In a meeting Friday with The Sun's editorial board, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi made it clear that she expects access to contraception and family planning to be a major issue in Congressional races. Equal pay, paid sick leave, raising the minimum wage and affordable child care are also part of the "When women succeed, America succeeds" mantra - as will job creation, affordable education and rebuilding the nation's infrastructure, Ms. Pelosi acknowledged.
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By Anita Gold and Anita Gold,Chicago Tribune | October 11, 1992
Q: Where can I get an authentic-looking reproduction of an pTC Early American candle chandelier fitted with enough electrified candles and flame-shaped bulbs to light a full-size dining room properly?A:Write to the Workshops of David T. Smith, 3600 Shawhan Road, Morrow, Ohio 45152; (513) 932-2472, enclosing $3.50 for a catalog of his furniture and chandeliers or $19.95 for a product-inventory videotape.Q: How can I find out the value of an old rowing machine?A: Collector Kevin Mark appraises pre-1960 exercise equipment.
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July 15, 2014
While I am pleased that gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan submitted a letter to the Baltimore Sun affirming his support for access to birth control, it did not go far enough to answer how he feels about a woman's right to choose ( "Hogan: Hobby Lobby case a manufactured political issue in Md. governor's race," July 8). I am writing to once again to ask that he clarify his stance on abortion and women's reproductive health. Like Mr. Hogan, I believe it is time to "clear the air and cut through the political rhetoric.
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By Linda Bennett Editorial assistant Joseph Simpson contributed to this article | June 30, 1991
Making copies of fine antique furnishings for sale to the masses is not a new concept. In fact, furniture makers have been at it for so long that many of the copies now are antiques, too.But suddenly -- thanks to shifting demographics and the current economy -- everything old is new again, and interest in antique reproductions is high.Traditional furnishings of all sorts are popular now with middle-aged baby boomers who are hungry for a sense of heritage and nostalgic for an earlier, simpler time.
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By Rita St. Clair and Rita St. Clair,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | April 16, 1995
Los Angeles Times Syndicate 4,18l Many people love the look of what's become known as the "20th-century classics." But when it comes to actually furnishing their homes with either originals or reproductions of these pieces, most admirers find the potential problems to be a big turnoff.For starters, fine examples of this furniture aren't easy to come by. Some pieces were made as long ago as the 1920s, and they have all but vanished from the commercial market. More recent originals may occasionally be found, but their price tags are often a cause for alarm.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2012
Paintings in museum-quality frames are popping up outdoors around town - displayed on a post just outside the entrance to Baltimore's City Hall and along Patterson Park, mounted to the wall on a corner of the Avenue in Hampden. These high-quality reproductions of vintage pieces from the Walters Art Museum give a new meaning to the concept of art in public places. Within the next few weeks, 20 more works will be unveiled, from Fells Point to Meadowood Regional Park near Green Spring Station.
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By Rita St. Clair and Rita St. Clair,LOS ANGELES TIMES SYNDICATE | January 26, 1997
Camouflage and make-believe are important tools of my trade. These are not to be confused, however, with fake or knock-off designs, which I generally regard as unacceptable. In fact, one of the worst things about copy-cat products is that they usually fail in their attempt to duplicate the original and wind up looking like cheap imitations.That doesn't mean it's always bad form to emulate the real thing. These days, technology does sometimes allow for the production of good-looking items that are less expensive and easier to maintain than the models from which they're derived.
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By Rita St. Clair and Rita St. Clair,LOS ANGELES TIMES SYNDICATE | April 5, 1998
Even the most avant-garde interior designers seem to be getting caught up in the resurgent popularity of modern classics that first appeared on the American scene 50 or 60 years ago. Art deco furniture from the 1930s and the amorphously shaped pieces of the postwar period are now being eagerly collected. Furnishings and decorative items produced by the Arts and Crafts movement earlier in the 20th century also continue to be highly valued by contemporary collectors.I don't share the enthusiasm for many 1950s relics, but I can certainly understand the nostalgia for a time when America was the world leader in modern design.
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By Lita Solis-Cohen and Sally Solis-Cohen and Lita Solis-Cohen and Sally Solis-Cohen,Contributing Writers | September 12, 1993
For most people, buying anything antique is tricky business since there's a persistent fear that an expensive purchase might not be authentic. Buying American furniture can be particularly tricky, because pieces in the Queen Anne, Chippendale and Federal tastes have been made from the 18th century to the present day. Since these styles were widely interpreted in their own eras and have survived and been revived for so long, often it's difficult to tell...
NEWS
July 8, 2014
Within hours of the Supreme Court's decision last week that closely-held corporations could deny coverage for contraceptives through their employees' health insurance policies if doing so violated the owners' religious convictions, Gov. Martin O'Malley took to Twitter to decry the verdict: "No woman should have her health care decisions made by her boss. Period. This decision is wrong and a setback for women's health. " Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, who is running to replace his term-limited boss, wasn't far behind with his own statement: "No one has the right to dictate personal health care decisions to a woman, certainly not her employer.
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By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2013
On most days, Tony Wheeler of Arnold is a guide for a company that offers historic tours in Maryland. But on Sunday, Wheeler became part of history himself. Wheeler, wearing a top hat and early 19th-century attire, joined hundreds of volunteers at the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore to help sew a reproduction of the original Star-Spangled Banner. "This is the first time I sewed in my life," said Wheeler, 78, after adding his stitch to the hem of the flag. The project is part of events marking the bicentennial of the War of 1812.
NEWS
July 9, 2013
Across the country, abortion rights opponents have been vigorously pushing new laws at the state and local level to restrict women's reproductive health rights. This month's ongoing fight in Texas - with an anti-abortion bill pending in a special session of the state legislature - is just one of the more high-profile battlegrounds. In the first six months of 2013, according to the Guttmacher Institute, states have enacted 106 provisions related to abortion, the funding of family planning services and sex education.
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June 19, 2013
Two-thirds of American voters support Roe v. Wade. Women overwhelmingly favored Barack Obama over Mitt Romney, the Republican who wanted to de-fund Planned Parenthood and overturn Roe. Public approval of Congress is at or near its lowest level ever recorded, and public overall has an even worse opinion of the GOP than of Democrats. So naturally with all these facts in mind, it was time for the House Republicans to band together to pass legislation that restricts women's right to choose in a manner that is not only patently unconstitutional but has no chance of passage in the Senate whatsoever.
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Tim Wheeler | April 19, 2013
With a new survey finding the Chesapeake Bay's crab population at its lowest level in five years after a poor spawn last year, Maryland officials announced Friday they would move to tighten catch limits on the region's iconic crustacean. The annual winter survey of Maryland and Virginia waters tallied 300 million crabs, the Department of Natural Resources reported. That's down nearly two-thirds from the number seen last year, when Gov. Martin O'Malley held a press conference at a crab house in Annapolis to declare crabs had rebounded from near-collapse in 2008 and were more plentiful than they'd been in nearly two decades.
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By Jenny Black | January 27, 2013
Forty years ago this month, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion in every state in its historic Roe v. Wade decision. It affirmed that the constitutionally protected right to privacy includes every woman's ability to make her own personal medical decisions without the interference of politicians. Four decades later, a majority of Americans still agree with the high court that personal health care decisions should be left up to a woman. In poll after poll, the majority of Americans support access to safe and legal abortion in some or most cases.
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By Anne McCollam and Anne McCollam,Copley News Service | January 29, 1995
Q: I recently purchased a Wallace Nutting picture, and when I showed it to a friend, she told me that Nutting also produced furniture. This was news to me. Is my friend right?A: Your friend wins this one. Not only was Nutting a talented photographer, he also produced reproductions of Colonial furniture of exceptional quality. But wait, there's more. He was a minister, an antiquarian, an author and a lecturer.At the peak of his picture business, his studio employed nearly 100 colorists who hand-colored the photographs.
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By John Dorsey | January 11, 1996
From 1979 to 1984, Chinese sculptor Hou Rong worked at the site of the 210 B.C. grave of Chinese emperor Ch'in Shih Huang Ti, where an army of 6,000 terra cotta warriors and horses was discovered in 1974. The sculptor, who made numerous reproductions of the figures, is now in this country, working at Towson State University toward his master of fine arts degree. One of his life-size reproductions of a warrior is currently on view at the Folk Art Gallery, along with other contemporary works.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2012
The number of young striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay fell to a record low this year, a drastic decline from a near-record high the year before, state officials reported Tuesday. State biologists checking Maryland's part of the bay found the fewest newly spawned striped bass that they've tallied in any year since annual surveys for the fish began 59 years ago, the Department of Natural Resources reported. Maryland's state fish, also known as rockfish, is closely monitored because it supports a multimillion-dollar recreational and commercial fishing industry that employs thousands.
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By Christine Adams | September 17, 2012
Sensing, perhaps, that they are losing the public relations battle after Senate candidate Todd Akin's forehead-slapping views on "legitimate rape" and the female body's magical ability to guard against pregnancy, Republicans are trying now to focus on the "real" issues of the economy and jobs, which play to businessman Mitt Romney's strengths, rather than the "side issue" of reproductive rights. Birth control and abortion were non-topics at the recent Republican convention. The GOP argument, in the words of Florida attorney general Pat Bondi, is that women don't care about a party's stance on women's reproductive health: "What women care about are jobs, the economy, the unemployment rate.
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