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By James Dulley and James Dulley,Contributing Writer | July 4, 1992
Q: I am planning to build a large deck on my house. I want it to be attractive and possibly help lower my air-conditioning and heating bills. Are there any special design characteristics to consider?A: A well-designed deck can not only be an attractive and valuable addition to your house, it can reduce your utility bills both summer and winter. Although a deck can be designed for any side of your house, building it on the west side is most effective for year-round savings.In the summer, a deck can shade your house from the afternoon sun. It also can reduce the indirect heat that is reflected from sidewalks, patios or driveways.
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By Catherine Mallette, The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2013
The thing about summer squash is that it's pretty good just steamed and with some salt and pepper. But with an abundance of it in my fridge, I decided to try something more adventurous I found an interesting recipe for grilled squash with lemon juice, feta and mint on Chow.com. Then I found another recipe that was similar but the squash was roasted and the herb was thyme - and instead of lemon juice, balsamic vinegar gave the dish a little acid. I decided to do a combination of the two recipes using the ingredients I had on hand, which included some mint growing in a pot on my deck that needed to be picked (or moved)
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By Adelaide C. Rackemann | August 17, 1992
We walked along the road todayBy fields of snowy Queen Anne's lace,Heard the white-eyed vireoCalling his ''chip-per-roo,''And breathed sweet-clover'sPerfume in the air,And felt the summer sun.But even in delightThere is despair.We failed to dodgeA shiny poison ivy leaf,And slapped at horsefliesLighting on our skin.We spoke of homeless peopleIn the streetAnd far-off wars,And how the sightOf golden rodMarks summer's end.
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By Felicia Pride and Felicia Pride,Special to The Sun | June 1, 2008
The Tempest Tales Stand the Storm By Breena Clarke Little Brown and Co. / July 2008 / $24.99 After achieving international success with her debut novel, River, Cross My Heart, which was an Oprah book-club pick, Washington native Breena Clarke has returned with a gripping novel about a family's heart-wrenching journey out of slavery. The Coatses managed to purchase their freedom only to face seemingly insurmountable obstacles trying to establish a new life in Washington's Georgetown neighborhood.
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By James Dulley and James Dulley,Special to The Sun | May 21, 1994
Q: I want to landscape my yard with more trees to block the sun's heat in the summer and reduce global warming. I still want to get as much free solar heat as possible in the winter. What do you suggest?A: With the proper selection and location of trees, you can lower your heating and cooling costs as much as 20 percent. One large tree can produce as much cooling in a single day as running a large room air conditioner.A tree cools by a natural process called transpiration. As moisture evaporates from the leaves, they cool down, just like when you perspire.
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By Catherine Mallette, The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2013
The thing about summer squash is that it's pretty good just steamed and with some salt and pepper. But with an abundance of it in my fridge, I decided to try something more adventurous I found an interesting recipe for grilled squash with lemon juice, feta and mint on Chow.com. Then I found another recipe that was similar but the squash was roasted and the herb was thyme - and instead of lemon juice, balsamic vinegar gave the dish a little acid. I decided to do a combination of the two recipes using the ingredients I had on hand, which included some mint growing in a pot on my deck that needed to be picked (or moved)
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By Jamie Stiehm | June 22, 2003
T. S. ELIOT was wrong - April ain't the cruelest month. Try February snow or May rain, Hon, right here in Baltimore and elsewhere in the Northeast this year. Somehow it's fitting in this year that with everything going generally wrong, the seasons themselves should seem out of season. Summer is now upon us, so it's worth reviewing what we've been through so far. A once-in-a-century 26-inch snowstorm in February collapsed the beautiful round roof of the B&O Railroad Museum on Pratt Street.
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By Maria Blackburn and Maria Blackburn,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 29, 2004
It's almost Labor Day weekend -- the last weekend of summer, one last chance to get to the pool, hit the beach and take another blah gift to your weekend hosts. Give your hostess or host something they'll treasure instead of something they'll unload in their next yard sale. Event designer Matthew David offers the following tips for toting that perfect something to this weekend's getaway: Bring the party. A pitcher and some cool margarita glasses from Crate and Barrel, margarita mix, limes and salt all wrapped up in a neon green acrylic suitcase says it all. Calypso glasses and pitcher, www.crateandbarrel.
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By Felicia Pride and Felicia Pride,Special to The Sun | June 1, 2008
The Tempest Tales Stand the Storm By Breena Clarke Little Brown and Co. / July 2008 / $24.99 After achieving international success with her debut novel, River, Cross My Heart, which was an Oprah book-club pick, Washington native Breena Clarke has returned with a gripping novel about a family's heart-wrenching journey out of slavery. The Coatses managed to purchase their freedom only to face seemingly insurmountable obstacles trying to establish a new life in Washington's Georgetown neighborhood.
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By Valli Herman and Valli Herman,Los Angeles Daily News | May 22, 1991
Doctors were the first to warn that sitting in the sun does more harm than good. Now the beauty industry is following up with new products to protect skin and keep you looking more like a grape than a raisin.While most heed the usual advice wear sunscreen, a hat and glasses to protect the face avoiding the damaging effects of the sun can be difficult.Here are additional suggestions from doctors, vision experts and the Prescriptives and Clinique skin-care companies for keeping your youthful glow.
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By Maria Blackburn and Maria Blackburn,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 29, 2004
It's almost Labor Day weekend -- the last weekend of summer, one last chance to get to the pool, hit the beach and take another blah gift to your weekend hosts. Give your hostess or host something they'll treasure instead of something they'll unload in their next yard sale. Event designer Matthew David offers the following tips for toting that perfect something to this weekend's getaway: Bring the party. A pitcher and some cool margarita glasses from Crate and Barrel, margarita mix, limes and salt all wrapped up in a neon green acrylic suitcase says it all. Calypso glasses and pitcher, www.crateandbarrel.
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By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | July 9, 2004
The sweltering days of summer are upon us and a whopping 334 million Americans are taking off on vacation, headed toward destinations fun, faraway and fantastic. Maybe they're sipping drinks with umbrellas on a sandy white beach. Maybe they're camping in the cool Rocky Mountains. Then there's you, stuck in Baltimore. Stuck to wander the steamy, grimy city streets while your friends and family are off swimming, hiking, biking somewhere not here. For whatever reason - a tight budget, never-ending home renovations, vacation hours drained - you're nowhere but here, hon. But don't leap off the Bromo Seltzer tower just yet. With a little bit of creativity and flair, you can turn Baltimore into your own vacation resort.
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By Amanda Smear and Amanda Smear,Sun Staff | August 3, 2003
They don't call them the "dog days" of summer for nothing. The mercury soars to 90 degrees on an average August day in Baltimore, with high humidity making the heat even more oppressive. Sweltering temperatures, however, are not enough to keep many pet owners from taking their pets to area dog parks, trails and beaches, or along on family trips. If sunburn and sweat stains aren't deterring you from braving the summer sun's rays, though, concern for your pet's health should. Dr. John Trujillo of the Light St. Animal Hospital in Baltimore says that when temperatures reach the 90s, "Going on long walks with your pet is dangerous for you and your dog."
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By Jamie Stiehm | June 22, 2003
T. S. ELIOT was wrong - April ain't the cruelest month. Try February snow or May rain, Hon, right here in Baltimore and elsewhere in the Northeast this year. Somehow it's fitting in this year that with everything going generally wrong, the seasons themselves should seem out of season. Summer is now upon us, so it's worth reviewing what we've been through so far. A once-in-a-century 26-inch snowstorm in February collapsed the beautiful round roof of the B&O Railroad Museum on Pratt Street.
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By Larry Bingham and Larry Bingham,SUN STAFF | September 14, 2002
In the photograph, he is the boy on the right, the one with the anxious look on his face. He stands just far enough from the center that if the photo had been cropped, or if the photographer had stood a few feet to the right, he might have forgotten his moment with Johnny Unitas. Jack Cook was 9 years old when the photo was taken. He does not remember now, at 51, all the details of that day. It was the summer of 1960 and his parents had taken him and his big sister Barbara and his little brother Donald to training camp.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | July 31, 2000
Four years ago, Jay Spurgeon was struggling at the plate for the University of Hawaii at Manoa. His future as an outfielder was not looking promising, so he and his coaches "figured out that I should try the mound. I had a good arm, and I wanted to go pro." That decision has changed his baseball life. No one in the Orioles' farm system is hotter at the moment than the 6-foot-6, 228-pound right-hander, who is living testimony that hard work and dedication can reap dividends. Spurgeon, who tied for the organization lead with 11 victories at Delmarva in 1998, has rebounded with a vengeance from a subpar season with Frederick last summer.
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By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | July 9, 2004
The sweltering days of summer are upon us and a whopping 334 million Americans are taking off on vacation, headed toward destinations fun, faraway and fantastic. Maybe they're sipping drinks with umbrellas on a sandy white beach. Maybe they're camping in the cool Rocky Mountains. Then there's you, stuck in Baltimore. Stuck to wander the steamy, grimy city streets while your friends and family are off swimming, hiking, biking somewhere not here. For whatever reason - a tight budget, never-ending home renovations, vacation hours drained - you're nowhere but here, hon. But don't leap off the Bromo Seltzer tower just yet. With a little bit of creativity and flair, you can turn Baltimore into your own vacation resort.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2011
For five years, Adrienne Miranda has been on a crusade to prove that the death of her son - crushed under a Bobcat earthmover while on the job, his body face-down in the dirt under a hot summer sun - was no accident. The mother from Lutherville has made claims of shoddy detective work and has alleged a sweeping coverup by authorities who don't believe a crime was committed against her 19-year-old son, Joseph A. Miranda. She has irritated and at times angered a cadre of police, prosecutors and bureaucrats.
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By James Dulley and James Dulley,Special to The Sun | May 21, 1994
Q: I want to landscape my yard with more trees to block the sun's heat in the summer and reduce global warming. I still want to get as much free solar heat as possible in the winter. What do you suggest?A: With the proper selection and location of trees, you can lower your heating and cooling costs as much as 20 percent. One large tree can produce as much cooling in a single day as running a large room air conditioner.A tree cools by a natural process called transpiration. As moisture evaporates from the leaves, they cool down, just like when you perspire.
NEWS
By Adelaide C. Rackemann | August 17, 1992
We walked along the road todayBy fields of snowy Queen Anne's lace,Heard the white-eyed vireoCalling his ''chip-per-roo,''And breathed sweet-clover'sPerfume in the air,And felt the summer sun.But even in delightThere is despair.We failed to dodgeA shiny poison ivy leaf,And slapped at horsefliesLighting on our skin.We spoke of homeless peopleIn the streetAnd far-off wars,And how the sightOf golden rodMarks summer's end.
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