Advertisement
HomeCollectionsScissors
IN THE NEWS

Scissors

FEATURED ARTICLES
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Carole McCauley | mary.mccauley@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | January 7, 2010
Within five minutes of meeting the Baltimore-area writer and performer Susan Mele, there are several interesting things you are likely to learn about her: In 1999, she was chosen as the official Nabisco Snacker for the state of California, based on a touching and profound monologue she composed about a Wheat Thin. That same year, she was a finalist on the Nickelodeon cable channel's contest for the funniest mom in America. (She and her husband have four children, all of whom, luckily, share their mother's penchant for wearing oversized elf hats in public places.
ARTICLES BY DATE
FEATURES
By Samantha Iacia and For The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
Date: July 3 Her story: Pamela Woolford, 47, grew up in Columbia. She is a fiction writer and a former community correspondent for The Baltimore Sun. Her mother, the Rev. Sadie Woolford, lives in Columbia. Her father, Llewellyn Woolford Sr., died in 2012. His story: Gregory Martin, 41, grew up in Middlesex, N.J. He is a music and philosophy teacher at Capital City Public Charter School in Washington, and is also a freelance composer and sound designer. His parents, Mary Ann and Thomas Martin, live in Middlesex.
Advertisement
NEWS
By Erica C. Harrington and Erica C. Harrington,SUN STAFF | July 18, 1996
A man armed with scissors robbed an Ellicott City pizza restaurant early yesterday morning, Howard County police said.The robber walked into the Pizza Hut at 3570 St. John's Lane about 1: 30 a.m. and demanded money from employee Ryan Frisbie, said Sgt. Steven Keller of the Howard County Police Department.When Frisbie said he had no money, the robber made him lie on the ground. The man went through Frisbie's pockets and took the store keys and Frisbie's personal keys. The man then slashed Frisbie's car tires with the scissors.
NEWS
March 21, 2013
I served jury duty in Baltimore City recently, an annual event and my civic duty. It's inconvenient and thankless but necessary to be sure that people get the fair treatment that they're guaranteed by the Constitution. But what about the jurors? Where's the fair treatment for them? There is little information provided about what's OK to bring in and what isn't, either on the juror web site or in the summons. Weapons are forbidden (well, duh) as are knitting needles. Crochet needles are on the list of banned items, but I wrote that off as a mistake made by someone who doesn't know that crochet requires the use of hooks that are, by definition, not pointy.
NEWS
By Bonita Formwalt and Bonita Formwalt,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 22, 1998
STOP!" MY SISTER squealed as she grabbed the scissors, poised inches from my hair. "You promised you would give the new look a try."I lied, I said, as I headed for the den in search of pinking shears."All you have to do is wait for the layers to all grow out to one length. It takes patience," she pleaded.I looked in the mirror. A disproportionate amount of my hair was pointing west. I went in pursuit of the cuticle scissors."I thought we agreed that you wanted a change. After all, you've had the same hairstyle since 1979.
NEWS
April 20, 1999
TO DEMONSTRATE his resolve to trim spending in Baltimore County, council President Kevin B. Kamenetz brandished a pair of scissors after County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger presented his $1.69 billion operating budget. Without hesitation, Mr. Ruppersberger strode over to Mr. Kamenetz, asked for the scissors and pocketed them. That little drama may portend future action -- or little of it -- on the county budget.After struggling through recession and population decline earlier this decade, Baltimore County is in excellent fiscal health.
FEATURES
By JACQUES KELLY | July 14, 1996
ALLEYS SEEM TO BE the correct thing to install these days in new subdivisions or communities. City planners have gone back to the tried and true. They have rediscovered what a child reared in an old city knows. Back alleys are the place to be on a summer day.The back alleys I knew as a child really came to life this time of the year. At least once an afternoon you heard the jingle of the horse bells and the clip-clop of the hoofs.The alley street a-rabs aren't as numerous these days as they once were.
FEATURES
By Kevin Cowherd | November 14, 1996
YOU GET TO a certain age, your dreams change. The other night, I had the most wonderful dream about a haircut I got at a place called Sal's.In this dream, Sal himself was a small, frail-looking man in a white barber shirt who wheezed softly in your ear as he cut your hair. He worked in his two-chair barbershop with his partner Angelo, who chain-smoked Luckies and studied the Racing Form and never seemed to have any customers.There was wild, minimalist beauty to Sal's.It wasn't located on the second level of the mall between Eddie Bauer and The Nature Company, but next to Wilson's Pharmacy.
FEATURES
By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | October 27, 2006
In the movie version of Augusten Burroughs' memoir, Running With Scissors, the writer-producer-director, Ryan Murphy, best-known for creating FX's Nip/Tuck, uses a cascade of goofy-creepy episodes from Burroughs' early life for gross-out comedy and psychodrama and even grosser sentimentality. It's a clever variation on you'll laugh, you'll cry entertainment - here, you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll gag. But it's a bit too much like a TV series: That '70s Show becomes "That '70s Freakshow."
NEWS
By Lisa Anderson and Lisa Anderson,Lisa Anderson writes for the | October 10, 2006
CONCORD, N.H. -- Did you kiss your corkscrew goodbye at Boston's Logan International Airport? Surrender your Swiss army knife at Providence's T.F. Green Airport? Take leave of your trowel at Connecticut's Bradley International? Relinquish your rolling pin at New Hampshire's Manchester-Boston Regional? If so, the odds are good that John Supry has the items. Or at least he had them before he sold them at rock-bottom prices for the greater good of the Granite State. And yes, people have tried - and often failed - to carry rocks on board aircraft.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Carole McCauley | mary.mccauley@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | January 7, 2010
Within five minutes of meeting the Baltimore-area writer and performer Susan Mele, there are several interesting things you are likely to learn about her: In 1999, she was chosen as the official Nabisco Snacker for the state of California, based on a touching and profound monologue she composed about a Wheat Thin. That same year, she was a finalist on the Nickelodeon cable channel's contest for the funniest mom in America. (She and her husband have four children, all of whom, luckily, share their mother's penchant for wearing oversized elf hats in public places.
NEWS
By Nicole Fuller and Nicole Fuller,nicole.fuller@baltsun.com | November 15, 2008
A student at Glen Burnie High School was stabbed in the head yesterday afternoon during a scuffle with two other students outside the school, officials said. The victim, a 17-year-old male sophomore whose name was not released, was stabbed in the head with a pair of scissors immediately after dismissal, said Bob Mosier, an Anne Arundel County schools spokesman. Anne Arundel County paramedics were called about 2:15 p.m. to the school in the 7500 block of Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., where the student was suffering from a wound to the head, said Battalion Chief Matthew Tobia, a Fire Department spokesman.
FEATURES
By LIZ SMITH and LIZ SMITH,Tribune Media Services | June 11, 2008
FORTY IS the last age a woman can be photographed in a wedding dress without the unintended Diane Arbus subtext," says somebody in the new movie version of Sex and the City. (This got almost as big a laugh as when Sarah Jessica Parke r is handed an iPhone to make an emergency call. She looks at it in disgust, hands it back and says, "I can't work this!") So one of the early summer's big hits, Sex and the City is fading a bit. The movie broke records in its first weekend, a whopping $57 million.
NEWS
By Jill Rosen and Jill Rosen,Sun reporter | October 14, 2007
A young woman waits demurely in a stark room. Before her on a table sit scissors and one half of a pair of Crocs. For the next two minutes and 35 seconds, as a jaunty Cole Porter score plays, she takes scissors to shoe, shredding the rubbery yellow thing into sad little slivers. The slivers she pulverizes in a blender. A smile never leaves her face. The dismemberment, enjoyed by more then 60,000 people on YouTube, comes compliments of the folks behind Ihatecrocs.com, an Internet site dedicated to the elimination of Crocs and those who think that their excuses for wearing them are viable.
NEWS
By JANET GILBERT | April 29, 2007
I have had some unfortunate home haircuts in my day, captured in school photos for the amusement of future generations. There's one in particular that stands out. I am about 8 years old, in a maroon polyester dress with a drooping collar that manages to create a "beagle-ears" effect. But it is my hair that commands attention; I am sporting startlingly asymmetrical bangs that slope sharply down my forehead. I remember sitting for home haircuts on a stool in my basement; hair dripping wet, a towel pinned around my shoulders.
FEATURES
By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | October 27, 2006
In the movie version of Augusten Burroughs' memoir, Running With Scissors, the writer-producer-director, Ryan Murphy, best-known for creating FX's Nip/Tuck, uses a cascade of goofy-creepy episodes from Burroughs' early life for gross-out comedy and psychodrama and even grosser sentimentality. It's a clever variation on you'll laugh, you'll cry entertainment - here, you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll gag. But it's a bit too much like a TV series: That '70s Show becomes "That '70s Freakshow."
NEWS
By GUS G. SENTEMENTES and GUS G. SENTEMENTES,SUN REPORTER | April 15, 2006
A stun gun ended Thursday's standoff at a Baltimore police station, but not before a suspect had tried to hang himself, hit an officer in the head with a 3-foot-long halogen light bulb, and managed to take a civilian worker hostage using a pair of scissors, according to police charging documents. Rodney Bethea, 21, who has at least two burglary convictions, had been arrested in connection with a marijuana possession case Thursday morning and was taken to the Northeastern District for processing and questioning, charging documents state.
NEWS
By Sumathi Reddy and Sumathi Reddy,SUN STAFF | August 29, 2005
Between the whir of the electric razor and the clip of the scissors, there escape the low, muffled words of Martin Miller. Call them prophesies. Call them fortunes. Call them vague tidbits of information. Information, he says, he gleans from your face and your fingernails, your hair and your head. They call him the "psychic barber." "Oh, you know about that," says the lanky 58-year-old mysteriously, peering out from his wire-rimmed glasses. That's right, here at the Main Exchange Barbershop at Fort Meade, for $8.40 you can get a haircut.
NEWS
By Lisa Anderson and Lisa Anderson,Lisa Anderson writes for the | October 10, 2006
CONCORD, N.H. -- Did you kiss your corkscrew goodbye at Boston's Logan International Airport? Surrender your Swiss army knife at Providence's T.F. Green Airport? Take leave of your trowel at Connecticut's Bradley International? Relinquish your rolling pin at New Hampshire's Manchester-Boston Regional? If so, the odds are good that John Supry has the items. Or at least he had them before he sold them at rock-bottom prices for the greater good of the Granite State. And yes, people have tried - and often failed - to carry rocks on board aircraft.
TRAVEL
By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | June 4, 2006
Recently some of our frozen meat and seafood was confiscated at the airport in Los Cabos, Mexico. How can we find out what food items are allowed from the United States and in what form? The following information comes from the office of the Mexican secretary of agriculture: If you are transporting meat across the border, it should be frozen and kept in its original packaging so that it can be identified, with the U.S. Department of Agriculture stamp clearly visible. You are allowed a maximum of 15 kilograms (33 pounds)
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.