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By DAN BERGER | June 15, 1994
Louis Farrakhan and Al Sharpton have made Baltimore more famous than the latest John Waters movie.The Japanese have done their homework and know that Americans are secret suckers for royalty.North Korea is not crazy. It just knows how to get our attention.And to think that in February you were wishing for the return of heat waves.
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April 23, 2013
Aberdeen Christina S. Harris, 22, of the 100 block of Edmund Street, was charged Friday with theft between $1,000 and $10,000 and scheming to commit theft between $1,000 and $10,000. Jennifer N. Herron, 40, of the 200 block of Garner Drive, was charged Friday with disorderly conduct and failing to obey a reasonable and lawful order. Jylbeth Lynch, 28, of the first block of Smith Avenue, was charged Saturday with three counts of theft less than $1,000 and scheming to commit theft between $1,000 and $10,000.
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By DAN BERGER | December 15, 1992
They can investigate the keno contract till the cows come home, but they will never learn why the suckers play it.Somalia is a testing ground. If the Marines can disarm the thugs, Bill is sending them into American cities next.Just when everyone was congratulating himself that there is no Arkansas Mafia, Bill appointed a kindergarten playmate to run the White House.The purpose of the economic summit is to lead the cheers for the Clinton economic package the content of which is yet to be thought up.
NEWS
Robert L. Ehrlich Jr | July 15, 2012
There are a couple of serious problems with the so-called "green jobs revolution. " The first concerns the serial overpromising of new jobs from politicians of all stripes. And it's easy to understand why the overpromising is so rampant: All of us want to believe alternative sources of energy will free us of our overdependence on foreign (and often hostile) sources of energy. Throw in the possibility of thousands of new technology jobs and you have plenty of eager politicians ready to sell a green jobs platform.
FEATURES
By Julie Gallego and Julie Gallego,Knight-Ridder News Service | June 26, 1992
LONG BEACH, Calif. -- At 16, Erin Hamm has little work experience and no business expertise. But three months ago, she and her mom decided to go into the condom business.On Friday, Erin, her mother, Heather Hamm, and a "silent partner" known only as "Pat," opened Condom Wrap, a store offering 200 types of prophylactics."It had to happen sometime," says Erin, a petite brunet who will be a high school senior in the fall.Along with the condoms, the store will carry custom T-shirts, shorts, jackets, hats and condom jewelry.
SPORTS
By GARY DIAMOND | March 21, 1993
It seems as if every time I think about starting fishing season a bit earlier than usual, Mother Nature breaks into hysterical laughter and dumps 12 inches of partly cloudy on my favorite stream.This frequently triggers a chain of events that causes a relapse of cabin fever, a dreaded disease that strikes avid fishermen shortly after the onset of winter.The only cure for this horrible malady is to go fishing, an activity that seems nearly impossible given the current conditions of most bodies of water in Harford County.
NEWS
October 12, 2005
A couple of scientific breakthroughs recently caught our eye - because, in the end, they all hit close to home. First, wild gorillas were documented using a branch as a walking stick to ford a small pool. Previously, they had not been observed using tools, and so this advertised more clearly their evolutionary link to man. Second, a recently discovered planet - dubbed Xena and possibly our solar system's 10th planet - turns out to have its own moon, orbiting much like the moon circles the Earth.
SPORTS
By GARY DIAMOND | January 30, 1994
Within the next few weeks, large numbers of suckers will begin spawning in Deer Creek, Little Gunpowder River and other clear, cold Harford County streams.Although this species is extremely bony, the meat is firm, flaky and has an excellent flavor. It can be prepared using a variety of methods, but like most fish, it tastes best when skinned and filleted.Catching suckers isn't difficult. All you need is a lightweight fishing outfit, a pack of small hooks, a few pieces of split-shot, a dozen worms and lots of patience.
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By Andrei Codrescu | November 19, 1996
I HAD A GIG at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, a place I knew nothing about, so I put out some feelers and came up with this, by e-mail, from a friend: ''Carbondale, Illinois, is known as the belly-dancer capital of the world.''Now, I know about this ''capital of the world,'' fetish: I used to live at one time between the garlic and the artichoke capitals of the world. You can imagine how proud we looked and smelled. So when Professor Rick Williams picked me up at the minuscule airport in Marion, I naturally asked about these belly dancers.
NEWS
By William M. Waters | October 29, 1993
YOU don't need to be a farmer to know this is the pumpkin time of year. And while I've always been dutiful about joining my children in the annual selection of just the right specimens to be hacked into jack-o'-lanterns, this year has been different. For some reason I have pumpkins on the brain.One local school has already sponsored a fall dance called the Pumpkin Polka, while community bulletin boards everywhere announce pumpkin festivals. Still in the fields along the road as I drive to work, those ever-larger, gravity-bound gourds refuse to leave my thoughts.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Sragow, The Baltimore Sun | October 28, 2010
Forget the reigning image of Count Dracula as upscale lounge lizard. Cast off the dominant picture of homegrown vampires as sex-crazed or love-struck, mixed-up kids. F.W. Murnau's "Nosferatu" (1922) uses a fanged, hypnotic demon to throw a spell that follows you home from the theater and stays with you for days — and nights — on end. It's the evil-fairy godfather of all great horror movies. Seeing it on the AFI Silver's big screen at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Friday, with a live score by D.C.'s Silent Orchestra, is an experience that connoisseurs of the creepy should not pass up. They will savor every Transylvanian minute — and every minute set in the fictional town of Wisbourg, Germany, too. (If you can't make it, Kino has released the film in a splendid two-disc DVD edition.)
NEWS
By LAURA VOZZELLA | April 20, 2008
What the Maryland slots debate really needs is a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, and luckily, Taylor Branch is up for it. The historian and author of an acclaimed Martin Luther King Jr. trilogy is on the steering committee for Marylanders United to Stop Slots. By his own account, Branch is pretty much "removed from public life." Why weigh in on this issue? "Basically, I would say a lifetime spent studying Martin Luther King and the civil rights era steeps you in what democracy requires, because that's basically what the whole civil rights movement is about.
BUSINESS
By EILEEN AMBROSE and EILEEN AMBROSE,SUN COLUMNIST | April 23, 2006
The Nigerian letter scheme has been around so long that you can't help but wonder whether anyone still falls for the unsolicited e-mail that begs for help in transferring millions of dollars out of the African country. While that pitch now seems such an obvious fraud, consumers can't get too complacent about their ability to sniff out a fishy proposition. There are plenty of other ways - and some far more subtle - con artists can bilk you out of money. "Everybody can fall for a scam if done well," says Sid Kirchheimer, AARP's "Scam Alert" columnist and author of the book Scam-Proof Your Life being released this week.
NEWS
October 12, 2005
A couple of scientific breakthroughs recently caught our eye - because, in the end, they all hit close to home. First, wild gorillas were documented using a branch as a walking stick to ford a small pool. Previously, they had not been observed using tools, and so this advertised more clearly their evolutionary link to man. Second, a recently discovered planet - dubbed Xena and possibly our solar system's 10th planet - turns out to have its own moon, orbiting much like the moon circles the Earth.
NEWS
By Jon Traunfeld and Ellen Nibali and Jon Traunfeld and Ellen Nibali,Special to the Sun | September 11, 2005
Squirrels are eating my tomatoes before they have a chance to reach a size and color where they can be harvested. At least I think it's squirrels. I find the tomatoes on the ground, on the deck and other places. Any ideas? We've seen squirrels damaging tomatoes. Groundhogs, too, are notorious for damaging or eating tomatoes and leaving them on the ground. Turtles, birds, deer and other critters will also eat tomatoes. One solution is to drape floating row cover (similar to gauze) over the plants to exclude the pests.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mike Szymanski and Mike Szymanski,ZAP2IT.COM | March 3, 2005
Sure, he's known for fast driving (The Fast and the Furious), alien killing (The Chronicles of Riddick), extreme sports (XXX) and even the voice of a gentle giant (The Iron Giant), but no one could predict Vin Diesel would get along so well with babies as he did on the set of The Pacifier. "It was incredible watching him with the kids -- he's always wanted a big family, and someday he'll make a great dad," predicts Adam Shankman, who directed the action star in perhaps his most sensitive role -- as a Navy SEAL assigned to protect five kids.
NEWS
July 2, 2000
Q. We have quite a few chipmunks around our front yard. We think they are cute, but I'm wondering if they will damage my plants. If they get to be a problem, how do I get rid of them? A. Chipmunk burrows can cause structural damage to porches, stairs and foundation walls. They will eat flower bulbs, seeds and seedlings but do not seem to bother plant roots, crowns or woody trunks. You can reduce their numbers by setting out live traps or snap traps, applying a labeled repellent around their burrow entrances and flower beds or covering flower beds with hardware cloth.
FEATURES
September 13, 1998
Q. A new insect recently appeared in my yard by the hundreds. My neighbor also has them all over her Chinese chestnut trees. They are long and yellowish with two black spots on the wings. They don't seem to be eating my plants. Can you tell me what they are?A. You've got an influx of soldier beetles, also known as Pennsylvania leatherwings. These are beneficial insects - adults and larvae have been reported to eat insect eggs, aphids, caterpillars, root maggots and cucumber beetle larvae.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Eileen Ambrose and Eileen Ambrose,Sun Staff | January 18, 2004
American Sucker, by David Denby. Little, Brown and Company. 328 pages. $24.95. The stock market just posted year-end returns reminiscent of the late 1990s, when analysts were rock stars, cabbies talked P / E ratios, and tech-averse investors like Warren Buffet were dismissed as dinosaurs. Before investors start partying like it's 1999, here comes a fascinating account of how one investor got swept up in the hype and greed of the last days of the bull market, and how even smart people can be lousy investors.
NEWS
March 27, 2003
IF MARYLAND legislators legalize slot machines, they'll be succumbing to what experts call the crack cocaine of gambling, a get-rich-quick impulse afflicting governments as well as individuals. The General Assembly should avoid an addictive revenue-raising tool that damages people in exchange for new income that hasn't saved casino states from deficits. The slots proposal pending in Annapolis doesn't figure to do better for Maryland. An economic analysis of the various legislative proposals rushed before the General Assembly by Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and later revised by the state Senate suggests the only clear winners will be the racetrack owners where the machines would be installed.
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