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By Andrea K. Walker | February 11, 2013
The alcohol of choice for underage drinkers is Bud Light, according to the first national survey looking at what brands young people consume the most. Underage drinkers tend to stick to a small number of alcohol brands, according to the study conducted by researchers at the Boston University School of Public Health and the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The top 25 brands accounted for nearly half of youth alcohol consumption, while adult consumption is spread among different brands.
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | March 11, 2013
With a week to go before the kickoff of "Dancing with the Stars," Raven Jacoby Jones, who is competing on the show this season, has been practicing in Baltimore. Jones and his partner Karina Smirnoff have worked on their routine at the Owings Mills JCC. The other day, the pair took a break from practice and tried to teach the center's pre-school children Jones' signature end zone move, the "Choppa City Juke. "
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FEATURES
By Jody Leader and Jody Leader,Los Angeles Daily News | August 27, 1991
YAKOV Smirnoff scored something of a coup himself Aug. 18, the night the Communist Party hard-liners overthrew the Soviet government. The Soviet-born comedian was the first to break the news to some 1,500 people.He learned about the Soviet coup on CNN, just minutes before he was to perform for an audience at the Las Vegas Hilton. Before beginning his act, he announced that Mikhail Gorbachev had been ousted from power.The problem was, everyone thought he was joking. So he told some real jokes.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker | February 11, 2013
The alcohol of choice for underage drinkers is Bud Light, according to the first national survey looking at what brands young people consume the most. Underage drinkers tend to stick to a small number of alcohol brands, according to the study conducted by researchers at the Boston University School of Public Health and the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The top 25 brands accounted for nearly half of youth alcohol consumption, while adult consumption is spread among different brands.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Elizabeth L. Piccirillo and Elizabeth L. Piccirillo,SUN STAFF | February 12, 2004
Russian-born comedian Yakov Smirnoff stumbles over his words while stating the expression, "Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; teach him to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime," but he exercises its message with articulate enthusiasm. By inviting the audiences of his comedic one-man show As Long As We Both Shall Laugh to a post-show workshop, Smirnoff hopes to teach the importance of laughter in relationships, inspired by occurrences from his own life. Moving from the Soviet Union to America in 1977, Smirnoff formed his cut-up act around comparing life in a communist society to life in the United States, where he says he thought baby-changing tables in bathrooms were places you could drop off your old baby and get a new one. Initially embraced by the media, critics eventually grew bored of Smirnoff's act, calling it "predictable" and "well past its sell date."
NEWS
By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 27, 2000
Everything about the Paragon Theatre at Trifles Restaurant is off the beaten path: its secluded location in Crownsville, an exotic dinner menu, and a choice of seldom-done shows. The intimacy of the restaurant and compactness of the stage -- about 8 feet by 10 feet in a theater that accommodates a maximum of 65 people -- combine for an experience far from the typical dinner theater buffet. Trifles offers full-service dining with a choice of three appetizers and entrees, coffee and dessert.
NEWS
By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,SUN STAFF | October 18, 1997
The man wounded by an off-duty Baltimore police officer after a scuffle in the Catonsville area Wednesday was unarmed and was shot in the back, according to police reports of the incident.No weapon was found at the scene or on Gregory V. Getzendanner, 32, who was shot by Officer Lennie E. Mungo, said Baltimore County police spokesman Bill Toohey. The investigation is continuing, Toohey said.Mungo has been placed on routine administrative duty during a probe into the shooting, said Agent Ragina Cooper of the city Police Department.
FEATURES
By Holly Selby and Holly Selby,SUN STAFF WRITER | December 14, 1997
What a man! What a life! What cool stuff!James Bond sips his Smirnoff vodka martini; the women draw near. He calls Moneypenny on his Ericsson mobile phone; he gets through no matter what. He drives his BMW motorcycle off the top of a building; his hair isn't even ruffled.You, too, can own this stuff!007: Super secret agent ... Super sales agent.When ever-debonair Bond returns after a two-year hiatus to movie theaters this week in United Artists' "Tomorrow Never Dies," he will do so with an unprecedented license to sell, sell, sell.
NEWS
November 12, 1990
A FRIEND returning from Berlin had a rare souvenir -- a bottle of Gorbachev vodka.Years ago, before the Soviet leader became such a hit in the West, we remember seeing advertisements touting that fire water on West Berlin buses. It was comforting to see that the old Gorby schnapps was still around.The Kremlin apparently is not amused. Claiming the German vodka is earning its success illegally "inasmuch as the president of the U.S.S.R. involuntarily takes part in advertising the product," Soviet authorities are preparing a court case to wipe the Gorbachev brand "off the face of the earth."
BUSINESS
By Opinions on stocks offered by investment experts. Compiled by Steve Halpern for Knight Ridder | May 15, 1991
Luby's Cafeterias" 'Good food from good people' is more than a company slogan for Luby's cafeterias (LUB, NYSE, around $18); it is a customer-oriented philosophy that accounts for much of the firm's success," says Geraldine Weiss of Investment Quality Trends, La Jolla, Calif."
ENTERTAINMENT
By Elizabeth L. Piccirillo and Elizabeth L. Piccirillo,SUN STAFF | February 12, 2004
Russian-born comedian Yakov Smirnoff stumbles over his words while stating the expression, "Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; teach him to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime," but he exercises its message with articulate enthusiasm. By inviting the audiences of his comedic one-man show As Long As We Both Shall Laugh to a post-show workshop, Smirnoff hopes to teach the importance of laughter in relationships, inspired by occurrences from his own life. Moving from the Soviet Union to America in 1977, Smirnoff formed his cut-up act around comparing life in a communist society to life in the United States, where he says he thought baby-changing tables in bathrooms were places you could drop off your old baby and get a new one. Initially embraced by the media, critics eventually grew bored of Smirnoff's act, calling it "predictable" and "well past its sell date."
NEWS
By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 27, 2000
Everything about the Paragon Theatre at Trifles Restaurant is off the beaten path: its secluded location in Crownsville, an exotic dinner menu, and a choice of seldom-done shows. The intimacy of the restaurant and compactness of the stage -- about 8 feet by 10 feet in a theater that accommodates a maximum of 65 people -- combine for an experience far from the typical dinner theater buffet. Trifles offers full-service dining with a choice of three appetizers and entrees, coffee and dessert.
FEATURES
By Holly Selby and Holly Selby,SUN STAFF WRITER | December 14, 1997
What a man! What a life! What cool stuff!James Bond sips his Smirnoff vodka martini; the women draw near. He calls Moneypenny on his Ericsson mobile phone; he gets through no matter what. He drives his BMW motorcycle off the top of a building; his hair isn't even ruffled.You, too, can own this stuff!007: Super secret agent ... Super sales agent.When ever-debonair Bond returns after a two-year hiatus to movie theaters this week in United Artists' "Tomorrow Never Dies," he will do so with an unprecedented license to sell, sell, sell.
NEWS
By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,SUN STAFF | October 18, 1997
The man wounded by an off-duty Baltimore police officer after a scuffle in the Catonsville area Wednesday was unarmed and was shot in the back, according to police reports of the incident.No weapon was found at the scene or on Gregory V. Getzendanner, 32, who was shot by Officer Lennie E. Mungo, said Baltimore County police spokesman Bill Toohey. The investigation is continuing, Toohey said.Mungo has been placed on routine administrative duty during a probe into the shooting, said Agent Ragina Cooper of the city Police Department.
FEATURES
By Jody Leader and Jody Leader,Los Angeles Daily News | August 27, 1991
YAKOV Smirnoff scored something of a coup himself Aug. 18, the night the Communist Party hard-liners overthrew the Soviet government. The Soviet-born comedian was the first to break the news to some 1,500 people.He learned about the Soviet coup on CNN, just minutes before he was to perform for an audience at the Las Vegas Hilton. Before beginning his act, he announced that Mikhail Gorbachev had been ousted from power.The problem was, everyone thought he was joking. So he told some real jokes.
BUSINESS
By Opinions on stocks offered by investment experts. Compiled by Steve Halpern for Knight Ridder | May 15, 1991
Luby's Cafeterias" 'Good food from good people' is more than a company slogan for Luby's cafeterias (LUB, NYSE, around $18); it is a customer-oriented philosophy that accounts for much of the firm's success," says Geraldine Weiss of Investment Quality Trends, La Jolla, Calif."
FEATURES
By Kevin Cowherd | February 15, 1991
THE WHOLE sordid business began at a recent party, when I put down my beer and loudly asked if anyone was foolish enough to play me in pingpong.As usual, the challenge was met with a resounding silence. Grown men and women stared down at their drinks and mumbled excuses, weak-kneed and quivering at the thought of facing a legendary backhand, crushing forehand and unfathomable spin serve.Then a small voice from the back of the room said: "I'll play."Who is this drunk? I wondered. Who is this stranger -- reeling, no doubt, from the contents of an entire Smirnoff distillery -- who would dare challenge The Master to . . . sweet Jesus!
FEATURES
By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | March 11, 2013
With a week to go before the kickoff of "Dancing with the Stars," Raven Jacoby Jones, who is competing on the show this season, has been practicing in Baltimore. Jones and his partner Karina Smirnoff have worked on their routine at the Owings Mills JCC. The other day, the pair took a break from practice and tried to teach the center's pre-school children Jones' signature end zone move, the "Choppa City Juke. "
FEATURES
By Kevin Cowherd | February 15, 1991
THE WHOLE sordid business began at a recent party, when I put down my beer and loudly asked if anyone was foolish enough to play me in pingpong.As usual, the challenge was met with a resounding silence. Grown men and women stared down at their drinks and mumbled excuses, weak-kneed and quivering at the thought of facing a legendary backhand, crushing forehand and unfathomable spin serve.Then a small voice from the back of the room said: "I'll play."Who is this drunk? I wondered. Who is this stranger -- reeling, no doubt, from the contents of an entire Smirnoff distillery -- who would dare challenge The Master to . . . sweet Jesus!
NEWS
November 12, 1990
A FRIEND returning from Berlin had a rare souvenir -- a bottle of Gorbachev vodka.Years ago, before the Soviet leader became such a hit in the West, we remember seeing advertisements touting that fire water on West Berlin buses. It was comforting to see that the old Gorby schnapps was still around.The Kremlin apparently is not amused. Claiming the German vodka is earning its success illegally "inasmuch as the president of the U.S.S.R. involuntarily takes part in advertising the product," Soviet authorities are preparing a court case to wipe the Gorbachev brand "off the face of the earth."
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