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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2013
So OK, it is exactly 100 years since Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" was premiered in Paris, causing "The Riot of Spring" because so many people in the audience hated it. Since the anniversary date coincides, conveniently, with my Midweek Madness featurette, I had to find at least a slightly nutty way to mark the occasion.
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2014
Maybe the simulated lap dance by the bridal party at a reception gave you pause. You probably cringed when you saw the bride and groom request money through a Facebook wedding invitation. Or you might have suffered whiplash after seeing the picture of a bride who tanned so much that she appeared to be an Oompa Loompa. Let's face it. Some current and even a few traditional wedding trends are downright tacky, maybe even borderline offensive. Confused about proper wedding behavior?
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NEWS
May 23, 1992
A photo caption in Saturday's editions of The Sun incorrectly reported the time U.S. Naval Academy plebes needed to climb the lard-coated Herndon Monument -- an annual rite marking the end of their freshman year. A Silver Spring midshipman made it in 2 hours, 21 minutes and 37 seconds.The Sun regrets the error.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
Netdao Yutakon of Nashville, Tenn., was still shaking her head, getting used to the lightness two days after her waist-length hair was chopped off to meet Naval Academy regulations in time for her freshman year. "It was like losing a best friend," said Yutakon, an 18-year-old graduate of Hume-Fogg Academic High School in Tennessee, as she fiddled with the locks that now come just below her ears. At least Yutakon was spared the razor. One by one, members of the freshmen class who didn't have their hair cut before Tuesday saw their locks vanish with the quick work of a barber - a ritual that was among their first tastes of academy life in Annapolis.
BUSINESS
January 7, 1992
Super Rite Corp., a Harrisburg, Pa.-based grocery wholesaler, yesterday reported a 76 percent gain in profits for the nine months that ended in November. Sales rose 13.9 percent.Super Rite owns the Basics chain in the Baltimore area. It also has stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia and West Virginia.The company attributed the gains to a new supply agreement with Shoppers Food Warehouse Corp., a chain of 29 high-volume supermarkets in the Washington area.Three months ended 11/30/91.
FEATURES
By Cox News Service | December 20, 1990
The out-of-the-way little town of Priddy, Texas, is the place where an untold number of couples get their start. Where the makings of romance are ripe for the picking. Where kisses are conceived.This ranching community is home to one of the nation's biggest stashes of mistletoe. In what has become an annual rite, many people who live in the area trudge out to the countryside each fall to clip the mistletoe that grows wild and abundant on mesquite trees.They take it to a red-brick building on the main street, where they sell it to Robert Tiemann and his Holiday Mistletoe Co., which provides about 90 percent of the fresh mistletoe sold in the country.
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By BRADLEY OLSON and BRADLEY OLSON,SUN REPORTER | May 17, 2006
The lowly plebes, caked in mud and sweat, jogged toward the "minefield" of cinder blocks, tires and sticks and began to holler wildly. Dressed in fatigues, some with painted faces and one sporting a freshly cut Mohawk, they'd already been warned to stop their whooping or face more "PT": more push-ups, more sit-ups, more leg lifts, more pain. Almost immediately and in unison, the 25th Company of plebes began, with respects to Walt Whitman, to "sound their barbaric yawps" in defiance. The minefield was only the latest challenge for about 1,000 Naval Academy freshmen, who awoke at 3:30 a.m. yesterday to begin "Sea Trials," one of many rites that mark their transition into fully respected midshipmen at the school.
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By Alec Matthew Klein and Alec Matthew Klein,Sun Staff Writer | June 27, 1995
Richfood Holdings Inc. will gobble up Super Rite Corp. in an acquisition valued at $320 million, catapulting the Richmond, Va.-based food distributor and retailer into the top echelon of the industry with more than $3 billion in annual sales.With the addition of Super Rite of Harrisburg, Pa., announced yesterday, Richfood would double its sales and move from 12th to fourth place among wholesale food suppliers nationally, serving more than 1,700 grocery stores in the mid-Atlantic region.The deal includes Super Rite's Randallstown-based retail arm, consisting of seven Basics supermarkets and seven Metro superstores in the Baltimore metropolitan area as well as a Metro in Dover, Del.Super Rite's major customers include Giant and Shoppers Food Warehouse among 238 supermarkets supplied in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, West Virginia, Virginia and Maryland.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Staff Writer | September 19, 1992
It's called Project X, and it just might change the way America shops for groceries.The project, taking shape in three locations in the Baltimore area, has a real name, but executives of Harrisburg-based Super Rite Corp. won't disclose it until Sept. 29.But John Ryder, president of Super Rite's Basics grocery chain, has a good description. He calls Project X a "theater of food."The new grocery store concept, which Super Rite has been devising in strict secrecy for two years, will make its debut early next month in Perry Hall and at Perring Plaza in Baltimore County.
BUSINESS
By a Sun Staff Writer | June 24, 1995
Super Rite Corp., a Harrisburg, Pa.-based food wholesaler and retailer, said profit increased by 15.6 percent in its first quarter thanks to lower interest costs and higher sales in its Baltimore-area Metro grocery stores.Super Rite earned $3.56 million, or 37 cents per share, for the quarter that ended June 3. Revenue for the period rose by 6.4 percent, to $373.54 million.The company said its wholesale business turned in a "strong performance," with a 6.3 percent increase in operating income and a 16 percent decline in interest expense.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 13, 2014
By midmorning Tuesday, Naval Academy Midshipman Kevin Saxton had been awake for eight hours, tackled an obstacle course, survived an endurance run and beat his classmates with pugil sticks. Sweat dripping down his face as he scarfed down trail mix, Saxton said his day at the annual academy Sea Trials was already a success - a sweaty, sandy, muddy good time with his band of classmates in Annapolis. "It's a lot of fun. Pretty physically challenging," said Saxton, a systems engineering major from Grand Rapids, Mich., who aspires to be a Marine Corps pilot.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2013
What once was teenage rite of passage — getting a driver's license — is being postponed as younger people choose to take public transportation, can't afford a car or simply decide they don't need one. In Maryland and across the country, 16-year-olds are obtaining driver's licenses in fewer numbers than two decades ago, sometimes waiting years before attempting that dreaded parallel parking test, according to a national study by the AAA Foundation...
NEWS
July 1, 2013
The following is compiled from local police reports. Our policy is to include descriptions when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Wilkens Police Station at 410-887-0872. Charring Cross Road and Cromary Road, between 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., June 29. Four people surrounded man, forced him to the ground and stole his cell phone. Baltimore National Pike, 5600 block, 1:30 a.m. June 29. Property stolen from shed belonging to Rite Aid. Mount Ridge Road, 6300 block, between 5:05 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., June 24. Three bicycles stolen from garage.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2013
So OK, it is exactly 100 years since Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" was premiered in Paris, causing "The Riot of Spring" because so many people in the audience hated it. Since the anniversary date coincides, conveniently, with my Midweek Madness featurette, I had to find at least a slightly nutty way to mark the occasion.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2013
With a flick of his wrist, a U.S. Naval Academy baseball player from Orlando, Fla., tossed an upperclassman's hat atop the Herndon Monument on Monday, leading his 2016 classmates to launch into cheers of "Plebes no more!" amid roars from onlookers. "I was considering jumping and making it a little more dramatic," said Patrick Lien - who is a catcher, not pitcher, on the Navy team, "but I didn't want to fall and make a scene. " The Herndon climb was itself a scene: hundreds of plebes, or freshmen, charged a slickened, 21-foot tall granite obelisk at the service academy in Annapolis.
BUSINESS
Lorraine Mirabella | May 6, 2013
Klein's Family Markets will start construction Tuesday on a long-awaited supermarket in Howard Park in northwest Baltimore. A 10 a.m. groundbreaking will mark the start of work on a full-service, 68,000-square-foot ShopRite of Howard Park at 4601 Liberty Heights Avenue. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and other city officials are expected to attend. The neighborhood has been without a grocery store since 1999 when Super Pride closed. The Sun's Steve Kilar reported last month that Rite Aid of Maryland Inc., which held a legal restriction on part of the six-acre development site, had agreed to allow construction to move forward.
NEWS
By Carol Sorgen and Carol Sorgen,special to the sun | March 19, 2000
Glenn Spalding got a kick out of putting on an Orioles uniform last year. This year, he doesn't know what the name on his team shirt will read. But that's OK with him. Glenn's only 6, and having any uniform is pretty cool. With spring arriving this week, fields are showing increased activity as youth leagues get their baseball, softball and soccer seasons under way. For any youngster itching to get out on the field, that new uniform is a big deal. "They're just beside themselves," said Tom Bushong, president of the Savage Boys and Girls Club.
BUSINESS
By Jay Hancock and Jay Hancock,Sun Staff Writer | August 5, 1994
Food King, a small chain of Baltimore supermarkets started four years ago by two area grocery veterans, increased its size by half with the recent purchase of two stores from Super Rite Corp. and intends to keep growing.Food King bought Super Rite's Basics stores, at 5315 York Road and 5700 Wabash Ave., both in Baltimore. Terms weren't disclosed.The company now owns six supermarkets, all in the city. Together, the stores will produce about $65 million in annual sales, said Bernard Meizlish, Food King's president.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | April 11, 2013
Rite Aid agreed Thursday to allow construction of a ShopRite supermarket in West Baltimore's Howard Park neighborhood to move forward. The move appears to eliminate the final impediment to the long-awaited grocery store. A groundbreaking has been scheduled for May 7 and construction should be complete within 10 months, said Howard S. Klein, general counsel of Klein's ShopRite of Maryland. "We have been working on this project since I was a member of the City Council representing this district," Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | February 13, 2013
Leta Dunham got her breakfast order to go at a Roland Avenue Starbucks Wednesday morning: a grande triple skim latte in her cup and, on her forehead, an ashen reminder that we are all destined to become dust. Dunham was among Ash Wednesday observers who took advantage of Ashes to Go, a service offered by area Episcopal and Methodist churches at more than a dozen spots around the city and nearby counties, part of a national movement that began with an Episcopal church in St. Louis in 2007.
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