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By Garrison Keillor | March 14, 1999
Editor's note: Wallace P. Flynn loves smelly cheese so much that his family leaves him, his pets can't stand to be around him and even the skunks have to move.There was an old man named Wallace P. FlynnWho lived in a house in the trees --You could smell him for several miles downwindBecause of his fondness for cheese.For the cheese that was dear to W.P.Was not the mild kind, such as Brie,The cheese of polite society --No, he liked cheese that was in your face!That smelled like socks from a marathon race,Cheese that really stank up the place!
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By Jacques Kelly | November 19, 1990
Unmistakable seasonal smells accompany these increasingly cold November mornings. The fragrance from a pot of oatmeal that bubbles on the kitchen stove. The dry, faintly chemical odor of the heating system escapes from old iron pipes. And one of fall's most potent perfumes, the smell of mothballs on winter clothes that have been stored during the warm weather months.The truth is that the odor of camphor isn't around as much as it used to be. Only a few years ago, it was easily detected in the Lyric Opera House lobby, especially at the season's first performance of the Baltimore Opera Company.
NEWS
By Mike Burns | May 23, 1999
VISITORS TO the southern Allegany County town of Luke used to turn up -- or turn off -- their noses at the sulfurous smell that often hung over the place like a wet curtain. The odor came from the paper mill operations of Westvaco Corp., a major employer in the county.When strangers asked if the locals minded the malodor, Alleganians would typically reply: "Smells like money to me."That's the kind of response one might expect when the economic stakes widely affect a community. If a factory were spewing thick clouds of soot into the air, or releasing toxic chemicals into the waters, citizens would react angrily.
NEWS
By Lisa Goldberg and Lisa Goldberg,SUN STAFF | August 11, 2004
After weeks of eight-hour days spent working in offices that smelled distinctly like a locker room - sweaty, musty and dirty sock-like - some employees in the Howard Circuit Court clerk's office were so frustrated recently that they talked about staging a sickout. "It got to the point the smell was still around. People were sick," said Katherine Beane, who serves as executive assistant to Clerk of the Circuit Court Margaret D. Rappaport. "We were just a bit fed up." But after a weekend away, and with the air somewhat better, they shelved the idea.
NEWS
Letter to The Record and The Aegis | July 2, 2013
Editor: I lift the lid off the writhing pot on my stove and inhale deeply. The aroma of Old Bay seasoning and the briny crab reaches my nose, a smell so familiar and so comforting. Their bright red bodies smeared wholly with that special seasoning wipes away the fact that a mere hour earlier the pots contents were in a cooler on the floor, scratching and pinching, and blue. Placing the lid carefully back down, I turn my attention to the sweet corn, its smell dispersing through the kitchen alarming those present it is ready to be eaten, the broth milky and corn silk floating along in a one note soup.
ENTERTAINMENT
by Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | July 20, 2011
Emmy nominee Josh Charles told the Sun Magazine what he loved about Baltimore. Turns out it was some boring old building. But he did tell Everyday with Rachel Ray magazine In the August issue's "Life Happens While You're Eating" feature, the Baltimore native remembered his hometown when asked about his most memorable meals -- like a lot of us, Charles loves Boog's Bar-B-Q at Camden Yards and Obrycki's Crab House. Charles told the magazine, "I grew up going to Obrycki's, and the smell when you walked into that place- that combination of crabs and Old Bay- reminds me of summer and good times.
FEATURES
By Theresa Tamkins and Theresa Tamkins,Medical Tribune News Service | September 8, 1995
The wafting scent of lavender may put insomniacs to sleep just as well as tranquilizers do, a new study suggests.The study included four elderly people who had difficulty sleeping, and had been taking tranquilizers for up to three years. Researchers took them off the drugs, then infused the air with the scent of lavender.At first, the patients had trouble getting to sleep without the tranquilizers. But after the introduction of the lavender scent, they were able to sleep as well as they had when they were taking the drugs, according to the report, published this week in the medical journal Lancet.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | May 4, 2005
Residents of a Sykesville subdivision say fumes from a Carroll County sewer system are seeping into their homes, causing health problems for their families and devaluing their properties. In a meeting with the county commissioners yesterday, residents of Shannon Run insisted on the installation of costly monitors that would detect minute levels - in parts per billion - of toxic chemicals in their homes because county inspectors have been unable to determine the source of the odor. The county has ordered two monitors from a Tempe, Ariz.
NEWS
By JANET GILBERT | January 14, 2007
I am smelling like a man. I don't mean I am bending down to smell something in the way a man would because I have rarely witnessed a man performing the "voluntary sniff." A man, alone in an elevator, might perform an olfactory check of his pant cuffs if he has mistakenly walked through a dog park on his way back from lunch. But this is the "compulsory sniff"; something a man must do, apparently solo. My point here is, my actual person smells like a man. My best guess is that there was a mix-up at the factory that, coincidentally, makes both my antiperspirant and my laundry detergent.
NEWS
By Russell Baker | May 30, 1995
PENNSYLVANIA Avenue has been routinely open to traffic for the entire history of our Republic. Through four presidential assassinations and eight unsuccessful attempts on the lives of presidents, it's been open; through a Civil War, two world wars and the gulf war, it was open. And now, it must be closed."That from President Clinton, announcing "a responsible security step necessary to preserve our freedom"; to wit, closing Pennsylvania Avenue to motor traffic.The thing about keeping them underground was they looked so awful when you brought them up. Pale as a slug's belly.
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