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SPORTS
By Bill Free | August 7, 1991
California has the defending champion in the Gordon Panthers from La Palma and seven other entries in 70-team field in the Amateur Softball Association girls 18-and-under national fast-pitch double-elimination softball tournament that begins tonight in Columbia.But Maryland has high hopes and four teams in the running fothe championship.Three of those teams -- Tangerine Machine, Wagner's and JadGarden -- are from Anne Arundel county and the other -- Lewistown Tigers -- is from the Frederick County town of Lewistown.
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FEATURES
By Karla Cook and Karla Cook,Knight-Ridder News Service | March 2, 1994
The navel orange is one step from the tangerine -- in the peel department, anyway.What other type of orange can be accessed so easily? And seedless to boot! And though its taste isn't as intense as the fragile tangerine, it's a worthy splash of flavor that carries us through these lingering days of the cold and flu season.The vitamin-packed orange also offers some protection for those prone to cataracts, according to one U.S. Department of Agriculture study. Researcher Paul Jacques found that people with little vitamin C in their blood were 11 times more likely to have a certain type of cataract, writes Jean Carper in "Food -- Your Miracle Medicine" (HarperCollins, $25)
NEWS
By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,Evening Sun Staff | March 5, 1992
Eighteen people escaped injury last night when a two-alarm fire raced through three rowhouses in the city's Westport section.Two firefighters sustained minor injuries battling the fire that reportedly began when furniture stored on a back porch caught fire.The fire has been ruled suspicious and is under investigation.Reported at 1:06 a.m., the fire caused extensive damage to 2319 and 2321 Annapolis Road and moderate damage to 2323.Satrena Hawkins, 27, of 2319, said that shortly after she checked the back of the house around 12:30 a.m., she saw flames coming from the back porch where three pieces of furniture were being stored.
NEWS
By PAT O'MALLEY | June 12, 1992
Call this our summer vacation session of "Q's and A's," sports fans.Your phone calls to the 24-Hour Sportsline, 647-2499, are always welcome.Let's start the summer season with softball.* Did you know that the Wagner's Invitational 18-team, fast-pitch softball tournament for girls 18 and under opens at 6 tonight at Randazzo Park in the Severn area near Archbishop Spalding High?"We've got teams from as far away as New Hampshire and North Carolina coming into the tournament," said Wagner's coach Paul Tewey.
NEWS
By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,Staff writer | August 4, 1991
The invasion of the softball players is at hand.After nearly a year of anticipation, the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will be host to the Amateur Softball Association's girls 18-and-under fast-pitch national softball tournament this week.The five-day tournament, the largest ever in the county, will feature 70 teams -- nearly 1,200 players -- from 24 states.Four teams from Maryland will compete, along with teams from as far away as Edmonds, Wash. The defending champion Gordon Panthers from LaPalma, oneof several California teams, will also compete.
NEWS
By NANCY TAYLOR ROBSON and NANCY TAYLOR ROBSON,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 29, 2006
Despite our down-to-earth appearance, gardeners are as keen on the latest styles as fashion-crazed socialites are. But we don't wear them. We plant them. And this year, fellow garden fashionistas, the word is color. Come spring our garden centers will be filled with high-wattage offerings like 'Fruit Punch' oriental poppy (Papaver orientale), 'Zowie!' Zinnia (Zinnia elegans), Mango Tango Impatiens, and 'Pin Up Flame' Begonia. "This year's trend is bright, tropical color that stands out when you're driving by," says Tracy Lee, seed purchasing manager at W. Atlee Burpee in Warminster, Pa. The reason is impact.
SPORTS
By Alan Widmann | August 12, 1991
Virtual neighborhood rivals from California played each other three times yesterday before deciding the 18th Amateur Softball Association Junior Olympic Under-18 women's national fast-pitch championship.The Raiders of Santa Monica won their eighth championship in 10 years by downing the Batbusters of Orange County, 4-1, before 3,000 at Cedar Lane Park in Columbia.The Raiders -- who won seven straight national titles from 1982-88 -- took the tournament's 139th game behind the four-hit pitching of left-hander Cheryl Longeway.
NEWS
By Ronnie Fein and Ronnie Fein,SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE | October 13, 2004
As summer goes by there's a pageant of plums in the markets. Green plums, black ones, red ones - sweet, succulent fruit giving forth nectar for warm-weather refreshment. Bringing up the rear are Italian prune plums, the last of the lot, a harbinger of autumn. They're peewees compared to crimson-colored Rosas or dark-skinned Friars. And with their soft, matte finish, these small bluish-purplish types are a bit dull. Prune plums are only so-so for eating out of hand, too, not quite sweet and no gush of juice.
FEATURES
By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | March 24, 1995
Although they're meant to evoke the glories of the past, reunion tours more often end up reminding us of just how much time has passed since the breakup, and how much further popular music has moved along. At best, they offer a certain nostalgic kick, but has any reunion ever rekindled the original flame?Sure. In fact, that's precisely what Jimmy Page and Robert Plant did during the two-night stand at the USAir Arena that ended last night.Even though the tour isn't billed as the re-launch of Led Zeppelin -- and, in fact, does not include original Zep bassist John Paul Jones -- that's what most fans came expecting.
FEATURES
By Jean Marbella | April 4, 1991
Whatever you think when you think pink, you'll find it on the clothing racks this spring.Ranging from whispery pastels at one end to screaming hot fuchsias at the other -- not to mention innumerable shades in between -- this band of color is among the season's favorites. It's as if a pink paintbrush has left its mark on everything from Bill Blass dresses to Chanel suits, from sportswear to evening wear.Pink appears to be riding the same fashion wave that is bringing the 1960s back for another go-round.
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