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October 27, 1993
It happens every day. You pass a beggar with a "Homeless" sign at a street corner. Or a panhandler asking for "spare change for food."What should your response be?Compassion?Or disgust for what may be a scam?Downtown Partnership of Baltimore and several area businesses have launched a public education program about the issues of panhandling.Their recommendation is that you not give to individual beggars.Instead, those wishing to help the homeless and other unfortunates on the streets should consider contributing to the "Make a Change" Fund, set up by the Baltimore Community Foundation, 2 East Read Street, Baltimore 21202.
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September 14, 2011
The Humane Society of Harford County and TD Bank's Bel Air store are teaming up to host the Carnival of the Dogs on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside in the parking lot at the bank's location at 115 Baltimore Pike in Bel Air. Dog-loving representatives from Baron's K-9 Country Store, Best Friends Fur Ever, Hickory Pet Supply, Interstate Canine Swim Center, and See Spot Run will showcase their products and services. A face painter will entertain the children with her bright and colorful designs, and a hot dog vendor will provide complimentary refreshments for all. Bring your spare change and donate it to a great cause!
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EXPLORE
September 14, 2011
The Humane Society of Harford County and TD Bank's Bel Air store are teaming up to host the Carnival of the Dogs on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside in the parking lot at the bank's location at 115 Baltimore Pike in Bel Air. Dog-loving representatives from Baron's K-9 Country Store, Best Friends Fur Ever, Hickory Pet Supply, Interstate Canine Swim Center, and See Spot Run will showcase their products and services. A face painter will entertain the children with her bright and colorful designs, and a hot dog vendor will provide complimentary refreshments for all. Bring your spare change and donate it to a great cause!
NEWS
By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | June 3, 2003
The mystery of how a 200-year-old French cannon came to rest in the murky waters off of Fells Point has been solved -- and it has nothing to do with pirates or the War of 1812. It was just a prank, carried out by a couple of young wharf denizens 50 years ago. The 500-pound cannon, thought to date from the age of the Napoleonic Wars, was discovered in April by workers doing bulkhead restoration for the Fells Point Landing project near Bond and Caroline streets. It was turned over to the Maryland Historical Trust, and experts said its fleur-de-lis indicated a French pedigree, probably dating to the early 1800s.
NEWS
By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | December 6, 2001
Gladys Moore loved her neighborhood's children. She loved them so much that she ignored her family's urging to move out of her longtime home in an East Baltimore public housing complex. She continued to sell candy, treats and soda from her apartment for spare change -- even as she battled emphysema -- to keep the children coming in her door. On Tuesday, the children of Somerset Homes lost their source of candy and grandmotherly love. Ms. Moore, known as "Miss Gladys" and the "candy lady," was found stabbed to death in her bedroom.
NEWS
January 16, 2002
IN A HURRY and hungry on a Friday night, I just wanted to get in the car with my Chinese food and go home. But that woman wouldn't leave me alone. "Excuse me," she began, "I need to get across town by bus, and I don't ..." "Where's the kid?" I interrupted. She looked genuinely surprised. "You know," I continued, "the kid you carry when you ask people for money at the Harvest Fair or the Safeway." "Look, I don't know what you're talking about," she claimed. "I just want to find out which bus to take ... " "Sure," I said.
SPORTS
May 20, 2000
If you're with a group, and you want to have some inexpensive fun that could produce a hefty return, try a show parlay. Here's how it works. Everyone in the group antes up $2. In this case, we'll imagine that a group of five starts with $10. Bet the money on a horse to show. Every time you win, bet all the proceeds (minus the spare change) on a horse to show in the next race. In racing lingo, that's known as a parlay. If you can keep the string going for 10 races, the results can be surprising.
NEWS
By ROGER SIMON | July 19, 1993
He stands outside the Burger King and asks for change.Some people give and some don't."Did he bother you?" the Burger King manager will sometimes ask when you enter. "He's not supposed to bother you."We don't admit that the guy bothers us, though he does. All panhandlers bother us because they force us to recognize that they exist.Poor people, like other people, come in all varieties. Some are just down on their luck and would go out and earn a living if they could.Others are bums. (There are rich bums, too. But they are called heirs and heiresses.
FEATURES
By Kevin Cowherd | July 23, 1993
People in the industry told me Modern Neurotic never had a chance, that a new magazine targeted toward the chronically anxious would do a quick crash and burn.But our thinking was: Look, millions of people wrestle with unresolved feelings due to unconscious conflict.Why not give them a voice, something besides that inner voice that tells them to run downstairs and make sure the front door is locked for the 34th time?Anyway, the cover of our premier issue was originally supposed to feature an agoraphobic housewife from Pompton Lakes, N.J., peering under a bed at this huge, grinning monster labeled "Our Hidden Fears."
NEWS
By MICHAEL OLESKER | June 29, 1995
The guy on the street asks for a little spare change or every last cent I can get my hands on, whichever seems appropriate. Such things happen. Only this time, the street is York Road just below the Beltway, where such things never used to happen and now, in one little stretch, they happen twice."
NEWS
January 16, 2002
IN A HURRY and hungry on a Friday night, I just wanted to get in the car with my Chinese food and go home. But that woman wouldn't leave me alone. "Excuse me," she began, "I need to get across town by bus, and I don't ..." "Where's the kid?" I interrupted. She looked genuinely surprised. "You know," I continued, "the kid you carry when you ask people for money at the Harvest Fair or the Safeway." "Look, I don't know what you're talking about," she claimed. "I just want to find out which bus to take ... " "Sure," I said.
NEWS
By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | December 6, 2001
Gladys Moore loved her neighborhood's children. She loved them so much that she ignored her family's urging to move out of her longtime home in an East Baltimore public housing complex. She continued to sell candy, treats and soda from her apartment for spare change -- even as she battled emphysema -- to keep the children coming in her door. On Tuesday, the children of Somerset Homes lost their source of candy and grandmotherly love. Ms. Moore, known as "Miss Gladys" and the "candy lady," was found stabbed to death in her bedroom.
SPORTS
May 20, 2000
If you're with a group, and you want to have some inexpensive fun that could produce a hefty return, try a show parlay. Here's how it works. Everyone in the group antes up $2. In this case, we'll imagine that a group of five starts with $10. Bet the money on a horse to show. Every time you win, bet all the proceeds (minus the spare change) on a horse to show in the next race. In racing lingo, that's known as a parlay. If you can keep the string going for 10 races, the results can be surprising.
NEWS
By MICHAEL OLESKER | June 29, 1995
The guy on the street asks for a little spare change or every last cent I can get my hands on, whichever seems appropriate. Such things happen. Only this time, the street is York Road just below the Beltway, where such things never used to happen and now, in one little stretch, they happen twice."
NEWS
October 27, 1993
It happens every day. You pass a beggar with a "Homeless" sign at a street corner. Or a panhandler asking for "spare change for food."What should your response be?Compassion?Or disgust for what may be a scam?Downtown Partnership of Baltimore and several area businesses have launched a public education program about the issues of panhandling.Their recommendation is that you not give to individual beggars.Instead, those wishing to help the homeless and other unfortunates on the streets should consider contributing to the "Make a Change" Fund, set up by the Baltimore Community Foundation, 2 East Read Street, Baltimore 21202.
NEWS
By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Staff Writer | August 15, 1993
One of the most successful exhibits at the National Aquarium in Baltimore isn't underwater and doesn't feature living creatures.But it does have to be fed.It's the Conservation Parking Meter, a converted parking meter installed in the rooftop Rain Forest exhibit as part of a national effort to buy and protect rain forest land in South and Central America.Since it appeared in 1991 with the slogan "Give Your Change to Make a Change," the parking meter has raised more than $100,000 from people who stop and empty their pockets.
NEWS
By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | June 3, 2003
The mystery of how a 200-year-old French cannon came to rest in the murky waters off of Fells Point has been solved -- and it has nothing to do with pirates or the War of 1812. It was just a prank, carried out by a couple of young wharf denizens 50 years ago. The 500-pound cannon, thought to date from the age of the Napoleonic Wars, was discovered in April by workers doing bulkhead restoration for the Fells Point Landing project near Bond and Caroline streets. It was turned over to the Maryland Historical Trust, and experts said its fleur-de-lis indicated a French pedigree, probably dating to the early 1800s.
NEWS
By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Staff Writer | August 15, 1993
One of the most successful exhibits at the National Aquarium in Baltimore isn't underwater and doesn't feature living creatures.But it does have to be fed.It's the Conservation Parking Meter, a converted parking meter installed in the rooftop Rain Forest exhibit as part of a national effort to buy and protect rain forest land in South and Central America.Since it appeared in 1991 with the slogan "Give Your Change to Make a Change," the parking meter has raised more than $100,000 from people who stop and empty their pockets.
FEATURES
By Kevin Cowherd | July 23, 1993
People in the industry told me Modern Neurotic never had a chance, that a new magazine targeted toward the chronically anxious would do a quick crash and burn.But our thinking was: Look, millions of people wrestle with unresolved feelings due to unconscious conflict.Why not give them a voice, something besides that inner voice that tells them to run downstairs and make sure the front door is locked for the 34th time?Anyway, the cover of our premier issue was originally supposed to feature an agoraphobic housewife from Pompton Lakes, N.J., peering under a bed at this huge, grinning monster labeled "Our Hidden Fears."
NEWS
By ROGER SIMON | July 19, 1993
He stands outside the Burger King and asks for change.Some people give and some don't."Did he bother you?" the Burger King manager will sometimes ask when you enter. "He's not supposed to bother you."We don't admit that the guy bothers us, though he does. All panhandlers bother us because they force us to recognize that they exist.Poor people, like other people, come in all varieties. Some are just down on their luck and would go out and earn a living if they could.Others are bums. (There are rich bums, too. But they are called heirs and heiresses.
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