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January 5, 1992
In line with government and name changes in the former Soviet Union, The Sun has changed its spelling for some of the republics and its style for datelines from those republics. The spellings of five republics have changed. Byelorussia is now Belarus (bell-uh-ROOSE), Kirghizia is Kyrgyzstan (keer-geez-STAHN), Moldavia is Moldova, Tadzhikistan is Tajikistan and Turkmenia is Turkmenistan. There has been no change in the remaining republics. The Sun no longer uses "U.S.S.
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By Ian Duncan and The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2014
When Maryland Transportation Authority police charged Olympian Michael Phelps with driving under the influence last week, they had two choices about what to do next: They could release him to a friend or family member, or take him to jail. In Phelps' case, they chose the first option. After the swimmer flunked roadside sobriety tests, according to court documents, officers took him back to a police station. After he took a Breathalyzer test that registered a 0.14 percent blood alcohol level, Phelps signed some paperwork and was released to a "responsible adult," police have said.
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NEWS
July 4, 1999
Summer, swimming and... spelling!Help your child find words she often uses and often misspells. Then encourage her to practice the spelling by following these steps: Look at it. Say it. Name the letters. Write it. Check. Some typical primary-grade words from the story "Hattie and the Wild Waves" are: do, when, make, went, home, little, blue.Here is another spelling technique for difficult words. Write the complete word in large letters and allow your child to study the configuration of the word and the sequence of the letters.
NEWS
June 25, 2014
Twelve years ago, when the General Assembly was debating the enactment of the Thornton school funding formula that has done so much to support the advances of Baltimore's schools in recent years, the city's delegation in Annapolis included 10 senators and 29 delegates. Among them were the chairs of the budget committees in both the House and the Senate, plus a number of other committee chairs and top leaders in both chambers. During the next General Assembly term, the legislature is due to revisit the Thornton formula, but thanks to population losses and the sharp curtailment at court order of districts that cross the city-county line, Baltimore's delegation will have six senators (only five of whom will live in the city)
BUSINESS
By Bloomberg Business News | August 11, 1995
NEW YORK -- Viacom Inc. is looking for a buyer for its majority stake in Spelling Entertainment Group Inc., producer of television hits such as "Beverly Hills 90210" and "Melrose Place."Viacom, which is seeking to shed assets and reduce debt, values Los Angeles-based Spelling at as much as $2 billion, said an investment banker familiar with Viacom's pricing strategy. Based on today's stock price, Spelling's market value is about $1.06 billion.The investment banker said candidates to buy Spelling include Westinghouse Electric Corp.
BUSINESS
By Bloomberg Business News | March 9, 1993
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Blockbuster Entertainment Corp. said it will acquire control of Spelling Entertainment Group Inc. in a $141.5 million stock swap, expanding its reach in home entertainment programming.Blockbuster, the world's largest home-video retailer, will acquire 48.2 percent of the Los Angeles-based production and distribution company by issuing 7.6 million shares to Spelling's parent, American Financial Corp.The agreement, expected to close in several weeks, will make American Financial, a Cincinnati holding company controlled by investor Carl Lindner, the third-biggest shareholder in Blockbuster.
NEWS
By TRICIA BISHOP | April 23, 2000
If yure kidz R riting, but having trubl speling, reading can help. Exposure to written words helps form mental images of how words heard are supposed to look; it also expands vocabulary. There's bound to be some stumbling along the way, so keep a dictionary handy and emphasize the importance of proper spelling. Peggy Gisler and Marge Eberts, educators and co-authors of the syndicated "Dear Teacher" column, offer ideas to help your child with weekly spelling quizzes. Most important, parents need to be involved.
ENTERTAINMENT
By KEVIN COWHERD | April 9, 2009
Attention, prospective home-buyers: looking for a killer deal with the real estate market up in flames? Is all this recession, recession, recession talk getting you down? For a measly $150 million, you can buy Aaron Spelling's place, a 57,000-square-foot L.A. estate called "The Manor" that has a gym, bowling alley, tasting room, gift-wrapping room, humidity-controlled silver-storage room and beauty salon. There's also a screening room where the screen rises out of the floor like a gleaming silver altar.
NEWS
By Fred B. Shoken | December 19, 1997
THE HOLIDAY season has arrived and once again we are faced with a question that has perplexed the English-speaking world for decades: What is the correct spelling of the Jewish holiday that will be celebrated next week?The most common spellings are: Hanukkah, Chanukah and Hanukah, but other variations abound. They include: Hanuka, Hanukka, Chanuka, Chanukka and Chanukkah.Last year, the U.S. Postal Service weighed in with a ''Hanukkah'' stamp. This may have settled the matter once and for all by having a single spelling officially sanctioned by an agency of the U.S. government.
NEWS
By Joni Guhne | June 6, 1991
In today's column, we combine news from the worlds of education and business.Special congratulations to a 13-year-old spelling whiz from Shipley's Choice.Jennifer Harden, an eighth-grader from Severna Park Middle School, spelled her way last week through the first three rounds of the 64th National Spelling Bee in Washington.The 227 contestants had received a list of words for the early rounds, but when the fourth roundbegan, words were selected at random from Webster's Third New International Dictionary.
NEWS
By Joe Burris | May 21, 2014
Megan Rabe, an eighth-grade student at Clarksville Middle School is among 11 students from across the Maryland who will compete in the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee, May 27 - 29, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center at National Harbor, according to Howard County Library System officials. Rabe advanced to the national competition back in March when she won the HCLS competition -- she won after correctly spelling "quadrifid. " Rabe captured the title over 62 other contestants and, next week, will be among more than 250 spellers nationwide, HCLS said.
SPORTS
By Mike King and The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2014
Midway through winter, a chilly fog surrounded Theaux Le Gardeur's shop. Hardly anyone would be out on the Gunpowder River that day, he said. But he didn't need the river or sunlight. He stood behind his fly-fishing store clutching three rods: graphite, glass and bamboo. One by one, he tossed them back with his forearm and flicked them forward, eliciting the characteristic swish of fly line cutting through air. Each rod carried the line, bounced back quickly and delivered the fly far ahead of Le Gardeur, depositing the insect imitations onto the slick grass next to Backwater Angler.
NEWS
March 3, 2014
School of the Incarnation seventh-grader Isabelle Simmons outlasted 30 other spellers to win the 26th annual Anne Arundel County Spelling Bee and earn a trip to the national competition later this year. She correctly spelled the word “infinitesimal” in the 12th round to win the title. Campbell Jones of Severna Park Middle School finished second in the bee, and four spellers - Alyssa Hall of Annapolis Area Christian Middle School, Eelaaf Zahid of Annapolis Middle School, Becca Hewitt of Arundel Middle School and Madison Williams of George Fox Middle School - tied for third.
SPORTS
By Peter Schmuck and The Baltimore Sun | February 3, 2014
Chalk this one up to that old cliché about good pitching beating good hitting. The Seattle Seahawks showed again that championships really are won on defense, and they did it against one of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of the NFL. Five-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning was on his heels all night, which was quite a switch from a regular season in which he seldom got a grass stain on his uniform. His top-rated Denver Broncos offense looked disoriented from the start, saving their worst performance of the season for the sport's biggest stage.
NEWS
February 1, 2014
Dominion Resources Inc.'s plan to build a liquefied natural gas export terminal at Cove Point in Calvert County is hotly controversial among Marylanders ("Cove Point project opponents raise safety concerns," Jan. 26). The project would create more demand for gas retrieved by the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing or "fracking. " Though championed by Dominion as an economic gain, the project would raise gas prices in Maryland in addition to encouraging fracking. The question remains, what would Dominion's plan really mean for Maryland?
NEWS
By John McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | November 20, 2013
Jonathon Owen's post at Arrant Pedantry , "12 Mistakes Nearly Everyone Who Writes About Grammar Mistakes Makes,"  has prompted some lively discussion in the comments and on Facebook and Twitter.* Someone took exception to his first point, about treating grammar  in the strict sense rather than including spelling and punctuation. The objection was that he shouldn't be strict on a point at which the broad sense has become well established in the language.  A remark by Jan Freeman on Twitter is very much to the point: "I say confusing spelling entirely diff from confusing sense, not the same order of error.
NEWS
By LOS ANGELES TIMES | May 30, 1997
How do you spell failure?The citizens of Middletown, Calif., an agricultural community 60 miles north of San Francisco, feared the answer was on the letters page of their local newspaper.There they found more than two dozen letters from eighth-graders furious about an outbreak of vandalism at their school. Departing from its usual practice, the newspaper ran the letters exactly as they had been written. It didn't take long to figure out why.For starters, the 25 students spelled "vandal" in nearly as many ways.
NEWS
By Melissa Harris and Melissa Harris,Sun reporter | April 15, 2008
A spelling error led court officials to free a wanted teenager who had been caught after he fled an out-of-state treatment facility, according to a review of court documents. Shortly after Jeffrey Clinton Butler was mistakenly let go, he was fatally shot once in the face outside a friend's house in Southwest Baltimore on March 23. The 18-year-old, who had escaped from a Coatesville, Pa., facility in November, was arrested by city police in mid-March on a disorderly conduct charge. He gave authorities a fake name, but police learned his identity from his fingerprints.
NEWS
By Patti Restivo | October 17, 2013
The Laurel Mill Playhouse on Main Street seems to be getting the hang of stormy opening nights. But even Director Larry Simmons couldn't design as fitting an aura for the first showing of John Van Bruten's classic romantic comedy, "Bell, Book, and Candle," as the natural downpour opening night Oct. 11. Or, could he? A delightful story about witches, "Bell, Book, and Candle" debuted on Broadway in 1950. The play predates and influenced Sol Saks' well-known 1960s television show, "Bewitched.
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