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By Consella A. Lee and Consella A. Lee,SUN STAFF | December 18, 1995
When Northern District police officers go on patrol, along with their guns, batons and pepper spray, the officers tuck a teddy bear in their cruisers.Officers use the stuffed animals to comfort children who have been involved in accidents and other traumatic incidents, from being accidentally locked in cars to witnessing a domestic dispute."The bears are issued as part of standard equipment to our officers out in the field," said Sgt. Jason D. Little, who works out of police headquarters in Millersville.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | October 24, 2012
A life-sized stuffed Naval Academy mascot who's stood atop its owner's vehicles before many a football game, was stolen from a car parked at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis during Saturday's Navy-Indiana matchup. "It's almost like losing a pet," said owner Ronald Carlberg, Naval Academy Class of 1961 and a retired Air Force colonel. Carlberg, 73, recalled that his wife and daughter bought the white goat - dubbed 'Fearless' - several years ago, when it was part of a department store sweater sale display.
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By Lisa Pollak and Lisa Pollak,SUN STAFF | November 5, 1997
At 7, Nyasha Dixon wanted a room of her own. Sharing a bedroom with her 6-year-old brother and 4-year-old sister was getting on her nerves. You'd feel the same way if someone popped the head off your Little Mermaid doll, scribbled on your kitten stickers and threw your stuffed dinosaur out the window in a rain shower.A big sister can only take so much.Lots of kids draw pictures of houses. Nyasha, the oldest of four, drew houses with initials in the windows, always marking one room as hers.
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June 11, 2008
Students at Deep Run Elementary School in Elkridge collected books, digital video discs and stuffed animals to give to patients in the Howard County General Hospital pediatric ward. Second-graders collected money and gathered the books and DVDs, while members of the school's Student Council collected stuffed animals.
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By Jennifer Lehman and Jennifer Lehman,Sun Staff | February 15, 2004
Lady Jane the ladybug, Hawaiian Hound and Pancho the donkey are about to make a comeback. They are Dream Pets, three in a series of stuffed animals made by R. Dakin & Co. from 1957 to 1984, when the company stopped producing them. The pets return to stores in March. Roger Dakin developed the pets in 1957, after he became intrigued by the packing method Japanese factory workers used to ship his toy trains. Workers used scraps of velveteen, packed with sawdust, to create various stuffed animals.
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By Amanda Ponko and Amanda Ponko,SUN STAFF | April 4, 2004
Girl Scouts, though famous for their cookies, have advocated leadership, courage, compassion and responsibility among young women since the 1920s - and 12-year-old Jazzmine Marr of Aberdeen is proving she possesses all these qualities and more. Jazzmine, a three-year Junior Girl Scout in Troop 1155, is raising funds to make stuffed animals at the Build-A-Bear Workshop in Towson Town Center, which will be donated to local police departments to give to scared or upset children they encounter on the job. The idea came to her, she said, after she received a stuffed animal to comfort her. Sparse donations "Someone once gave me a bear when I was upset, and it made me feel better," Jazzmine said.
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June 11, 2008
Students at Deep Run Elementary School in Elkridge collected books, digital video discs and stuffed animals to give to patients in the Howard County General Hospital pediatric ward. Second-graders collected money and gathered the books and DVDs, while members of the school's Student Council collected stuffed animals.
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By Rita St. Clair and Rita St. Clair,Contributing Writer Los Angeles Times Syndicate | January 16, 1994
Q: I liked some of the ideas for "theming" a room that you presented in a recent column. I wonder -- can you help me with a practical situation? My preschool son loves stuffed animals, so much so that I'm having trouble keeping them in something resembling an orderly collection. Is there some way I can integrate the animals into a themed design for his room?A: Stuffed animals are the perfect raw material for creating a themed room for a young child. What could possibly be more natural for your son and for you, the designer?
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December 24, 1991
Employees at Westinghouse in Linthicum have reached out to less fortunate families to provide food, clothing and toys.Electronic Systems Group Publications and Services employees amassed $1,200 in donations to purchase items in the annual collection, started in 1987.Nearly 200 employees donated time to clean toys, pack clothes, sort food items and load furniture for 30 families in the Baltimore region.The corporate headquarters chipped in with 32 hams to be given to families whose names were obtained in part from the Anne ArundelCounty Department of Social Services.
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By Donna Erickson and Donna Erickson,King Features Syndicate | July 1, 1995
For a summer parade that's lots of fun, gather kids of all ages in your neighborhood or apartment building. Decorate bikes, trikes, in-line skates and wagons, wear a funny hat and strike up the band!* Make and deliver fliers to announce the parade. Designate a place where youngsters can bring their bikes for a pre-parade decorating party. Tie ribbons, streamers and flags to bikes and wagons. Make signs and banners.* Put your child's teddy bear and stuffed animals on parade, too. Attach a mini garden fence to the long sides of a wagon to make it look like a circus wagon.
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By Lisa Silverman and Lisa Silverman,Sun reporter | December 21, 2007
Giavanna Parmer, a senior at Howard High School, has been concerned about the environment for as long as she can remember. She has tried to be environmentally friendly, while encouraging others to do the same. "I've always really cared about the environment," Parmer said. "A lot of people don't know the dangers it faces." Parmer's passion for the environment pushed her to find a way to make a difference. Last month, she decided to start her school's first Adopt an Animal program, sponsored by the Defenders of Wildlife, a conservation program based in Washington.
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By LORI SEARS and LORI SEARS,SUN REPORTER | February 5, 2006
Love it or loathe it, Valentine's Day is fast approaching. Step into any card shop or drugstore, and you won't be able to avoid the rows of heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, the miles of red and pink cards and the many soft and cuddly stuffed animals smiling back at you. The day, of course, is mainly for lovers, but it does see its share of popularity among other segments of the population, including friends, children / parents, teachers / students, classmates...
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By ANDREA F. SIEGEL and ANDREA F. SIEGEL,SUN REPORTER | November 21, 2005
Three young brothers died yesterday and their parents were critically injured as a blaze ripped through a Southwest Baltimore rowhouse - the third fatal residential fire in the city in as many days. Police identified the couple as David and Angie Alger, and their three sons as Glen, 9, Christopher, 7, and Jonathan, 4. Neighbors said the family rented the two-story rowhouse in the 1200 block of Washington Blvd. Flames roared through the windows and roof about 2:40 a.m., leading David and Angie Alger to fall or leap to the sidewalk.
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February 1, 2005
Brett D.L. Self, an eighth-grader at Oakland Mills Middle School, had his bar mitzvah Nov. 13 at Temple Isaiah in Fulton. Afterward, he and about 100 family members and friends celebrated at That's Amore on Little Patuxent Parkway. The centerpiece on each table was homemade. "We made Build-A-Bears, from the store at the mall, he and his sister and I, and we made them into centerpieces," said Brett's mother, Ellynn Self. "We covered a piece of Styrofoam to make a base, and then we tied balloons to the bears and set them in the middle of the table."
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By Thomas S. Mulligan and Thomas S. Mulligan,LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 31, 2004
It was just an online classified ad, under Collectibles for Sale, but it sounded like a cry from the heart: "I'm tired of these things now. Please save me from them." Kelly Cabral of Tracy, Calif., placed the ad recently after coming across a box in her garage crammed with dozens and dozens of Beanie Babies, the floppy little stuffed animals that sparked an international trading frenzy in the late 1990s. Years earlier, there were days when Kelly and her husband, Dan, would join the early-morning crowds laying siege to gift shops that were expecting shipments of Beanies.
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By DAN RODRICKS | May 30, 2004
EARLY yesterday morning, after the heat wave had broken, there was a breeze through Baltimore that made the big, shady maple trees in the clover-covered courtyard of the Samester Parkway Apartments quake. It made seven "We'll Miss You" balloons outside unit 7010 bounce against the pavement. It was an eerily peaceful breeze, accompanied by the rain-forest rattle of 17-year cicadas, like a moment in a novel of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. A candle did not have a chance in this breeze, which is why the 18 that were lighted during the prayer vigil the night before had died.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | November 21, 1995
When Brenda Minatee was looking to make a contribution to charity last year, she wanted to donate her time, not her money.She didn't have to look very far.Ms. Minatee joined the hundreds of volunteers who help the Salvation Army of Annapolis dress 1,000 teddy bears in homemade costumes for local children."The bears caught my attention," recalled the 38-year-old county payroll employee, who persuaded 100 of her colleagues to outfit 168 bears last year. "I never heard of that before."This year, the nonprofit organization is looking for about 400 more volunteers like Ms. Minatee to outfit the stuffed animals before Christmas.
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By Los Angeles Daily News | September 14, 1993
LOS ANGELES -- Lyle Menendez, facing a murder charge in the slaying of his parents, described an emotionally charged childhood punctuated by violence and controlled by a father obsessively molding his first-born son into his image of success.Yesterday, on the second day of his testimony in a suburban Van Nuys, Calif., courtroom, Mr. Menendez, 25, recounted being smashed in the mouth by his father when he talked back and of being exiled to a backyard dog house on cold winter days when he could not measure up to his dad's strict standards.
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By Amanda Ponko and Amanda Ponko,SUN STAFF | April 4, 2004
Girl Scouts, though famous for their cookies, have advocated leadership, courage, compassion and responsibility among young women since the 1920s - and 12-year-old Jazzmine Marr of Aberdeen is proving she possesses all these qualities and more. Jazzmine, a three-year Junior Girl Scout in Troop 1155, is raising funds to make stuffed animals at the Build-A-Bear Workshop in Towson Town Center, which will be donated to local police departments to give to scared or upset children they encounter on the job. The idea came to her, she said, after she received a stuffed animal to comfort her. Sparse donations "Someone once gave me a bear when I was upset, and it made me feel better," Jazzmine said.
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By Alec MacGillis and Alec MacGillis,SUN STAFF | March 28, 2004
It's one thing to lose money to a chess hustler in full view in a public park. It's another thing when the hustler is 8 years old and is blithely polishing off a bowl of ice cream (with sprinkles) while he beats you. This painful truth is being discovered by a succession of chess players who have tried to rise to the challenge of Annapolis third-grader Christopher Kanamine. On sunny afternoons this spring, Christopher has, under the supervision of his mother, set up a card table and chess board at the Annapolis City Dock with a sign inviting passers-by to play him. There is, technically speaking, no money riding on the games (the authorities might disapprove)
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