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By By Mary Gail Hare | The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2010
Still trying to stop teens from tanning, Baltimore County Councilman Vincent J. Gardina has drafted two more bills to ensure that patrons, particularly parents, are aware of the dangers of ultraviolet rays. Gardina's bills, which the council will consider Tuesday, would require the owners of tanning businesses to demand written parental permission for those under age 18 and to post signs warning of the health risks of using tanning equipment. The consent form, which a parent or guardian would have to sign in the presence of the business owner, would include a notice detailing the cancer-causing effects of ultraviolet light.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2014
The former Baltimore journalist Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan is a fashionista who doubtless looks pulled-together even when she's sick in bed, a woman with a taste for Narciso Rodriguez gowns and Manolo Blahnik shoes. She also delights in fine food and wine - even if she is slender as a model, and even though she adopted a guise of determined ineptitude in her first book, "A Tiger in the Kitchen," which describes her attempts to learn to prepare the dishes of her native Singapore. But Cheryl Tan, noir connoisseur?
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NEWS
July 5, 2006
As myths go, those about beauty seem more impervious to facts than most. Among the most stubborn at this time of year is that a tawny glow is a sign of good health and that tanning salons offer a safe way to bronze up. Brittany Lietz, 21, of Edgewater, the newly crowned Miss Maryland, has made it her business to shatter such misconceptions. Two and a half years of steady time on a tanning bed gave Ms. Lietz skin cancer by the time she was 20, she told the Annapolis Capital. A mole on her back grew and bled, and required 5 1/2 hours of surgery to remove.
HEALTH
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2013
A form parents must sign before their children use indoor tanning devices will warn that the practice can cause skin cancer and possibly death under a new policy state health officials adopted Friday. "Indoor tanning can cause skin cancer. Skin cancer can be fatal," the statement reads. "To reduce the risk of skin cancer, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children under 18 never use tanning devices. " The language was adopted after two rounds of public comment on revisions.
NEWS
By Laura Smitherman and Laura Smitherman,Sun reporter | April 2, 2008
Tanning in artificial devices would be prohibited for minors in Maryland without parental consent under legislation that's headed toward final passage in the General Assembly. Over objections about government intrusion and teenagers being prevented from getting a golden bronze for prom, the state Senate narrowly approved the bill on a 24-22 vote yesterday. The House of Delegates previously passed the bill, and the final vote by the Senate is expected today. Gov. Martin O'Malley has not reviewed the proposal, spokesman Rick Abbruzzese said.
FEATURES
By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,Staff Writer Ocean City correspondent Audrey Haar contributed to this article | June 28, 1993
The ozone layer is thinning, melanoma rates are soaring and dermatologists warn sun fetishists of the risk of turning into sun-dried prunoids around age 40.No tan is considered safe these days by skin specialists. But that doesn't stop the fashion-conscious from baking to a fashionable, often year-round, golden brown.The tanning habit, associated with good health, good looks and a vigorous life, is hard to kick -- especially, it seems, among the young.Check out the bronze goddesses at Color Me Tan on Harford Road, where the future means the weekend and the young employees would rather skip the prom than be a public pasty-face.
NEWS
By Bonita Formwalt | June 19, 1991
Since Friday at 4:19 p.m. marks the start of the summer solstice -- yes, that technically has been spring we have endured the last few weeks -- I thought I'd offer up my salute to summer with a few questions to think about over the next few weeks.* For example, why does a person's nose always get sunburned before the rest of the body? If the sun's rays are traveling 93 million miles to reach someone, what possible difference can an extra one-inch protrusion from your face make?* And why are knees so hard to tan?
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By Roni Rabin and Roni Rabin,NEWSDAY | August 16, 2005
NEW YORK - Sun worshipers often joke that they're junkies when it comes to catching rays, but a new study suggests there might really be something addictive about tanning. The study's Texas-based researchers asked 145 randomly selected beach-goers at Galveston Island to answer questions adapted from two surveys typically used to screen for alcohol and substance dependence. The surveys included such questions as, "Do you try to cut down on the time you spend in the sun, but find yourself still sun tanning?"
FEATURES
By Lois Fenton | June 17, 1992
Q: In a recent column you discussed the new trend toward wider ties and you wrote something about "a tie can be made wider." Is this really possible? And if so, who can do it?A: The newest neckties are about a half-inch wider than last year's. Altering your tie is the least expensive way to update your look. Still, not every tie has enough extra fabric to be widened to today's width. If a man wants his old 3-inch-wide tie made into a 3 3/4 - or 4-inch tie, he may find it won't work. A half-inch wider is usually doable.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Luke Broadwater | March 24, 2011
We've had a lot of unusual candidates for president this year, but perhaps none is stranger than Jersey Shore's Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, who proposed an authoritarian, pro-tanning platform for president on tonight's season finale of the biggest hit show in MTV history. Among Snooks' proposals are mandatory tanning laws for all Americans and a presidential edict banning all forms of music from radio other than "house. " Her vice presidential nominee? Veteran political analyst Deena Nicole Cortese, of course.
NEWS
By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2013
I am a member of the baby oil generation. Half a century ago, we spent our summers at the pool, slick with a kind of fluid magnifying glass that turned our skin red, then brown. You wouldn't have been caught dead without a suntan back in the day. And you were in a hurry to get it done so you would spend the rest of the summer glowing in your sundresses and your two-piece bathing suits. There was an art to "laying out," as we called it. We were so focused on rotating our exposure to the sun - like rotisserie chickens on a spit - that we barely paid attention to the boys.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker | May 13, 2013
The consent forms teenagers must get signed by their parents before using a tanning bed could soon change. The State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is recommending that the form include a clearer and more focused warning about the dangers of tanning beds, including the risk of cancer. Parents will also have to show a government-issued ID when signing the consent form for their children. The form will expire six months after being signed.   The health department was trying to better inform parents as they make the decision whether to allow their children to tan, said Dr. Clifford Mitchell, director of the state's Environmental Health Bureau.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker | July 27, 2012
State health officials are reviewing Maryland's tanning bed regulations. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said Friday it wants public input on the regulations, which require anyone under 18 to have permission from a parent or guardian before using a tanning bed. A consent form must be signed in the presence of a tanning bed owner or operator. The regulations were created in response to a 2008 law. DHMH didn't say whether it was seeking to strengthen or weaken the law, only whether it should be "updated.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn | May 11, 2012
Two new government studies show young people are still putting themselves at risk for skin cancer by getting sunburned and going to indoor tanning beds. One study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that half of those aged 18 to 29 had at least one sunburn it the past year, though they were increasingly using sunscreen, seeking shade and wearing protective clothing. The other study by the National Cancer Institute found 32 percent of those 18 to 21 were going to indoor tanning salons and 30 percent of those 22 to 25 were.
NEWS
February 17, 2012
It appears Sen. Jamie Raskin, the Montgomery County senator who is sponsoring legislation that would ban minors from using commercial tanning beds, does not have much faith in American teenagers, their parents or the proprietors of tanning salons. Tanning booths are all timed for 10, 15, or 20 minutes depending on the chosen tanning booth and are set by the proprietor. There are even instructions for setting the bed for 2 to 3 minutes to enable one to work their way up to the longer times.
SPORTS
Kevin Cowherd | February 1, 2012
I came away from Wednesday's "State of the Ravens" news conference at The Castle with one thought: Don't you wish, Steve Bisciotti would open up a little? OK, I'm kidding. Who's better at these things than the Ravens' owner? He sits up there with Dick Cass and Ozzie Newsome and John Harbaugh for an hour and patiently answers every question. And here's the thing: Bisciotti doesn't just tell you what he thinks. He practically opens a vein and tells you what he's feeling, too. No wonder everyone in the NFL wants to play for him. Heck, if I didn't like what I did, I'd be firing off a resume to the big lug myself, begging him for a job. Or at least a ride on his yacht.
NEWS
By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,Special to the Sun; King Features Syndicate | November 19, 2000
Q. Is taking Tylenol PM every night bad for you? It helps me go back to sleep when I wake up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom. A. Some people report that diphenhydramine, the sedating antihistamine in Tylenol PM, leaves them groggy in the morning. But if you wake feeling refreshed and not hung over, there's little to worry about. Side effects include dizziness, confusion and urinary retention. This medicine is not for men with prostate enlargement. Q. Last summer I had a bout with skin cancer.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | October 29, 2011
George Hamilton just wants a cup of coffee, that's all. But a small obstacle confounds the handsome, supernaturally tanned actor in his Tulsa, Okla., hotel room — the coffee maker. "This is a whole new experience for me," he says by phone. "I'm 72 years old. It's about time I learned how to do this. Hold on a minute. " Vague clanking sounds can be heard, for more than a minute. "It doesn't look like coffee," Hamilton says when he gets back on the line. "It's just sugar and milk and warm water.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jordan Bartel, b | September 14, 2011
AKA: Why Anderson should have just stuck with CNN. I'm beginning to question why exactly Anderson Cooper decided to do a daytime talk show (other than money). He's a respected journalist. Has been for awhile. But spray-tanning with Snooki for "Anderson"? Who's idea was this? It's perfectly fine to do something fun and irreverent, but this is a pretty lame attempt at filing space in a talk show. We all know Cooper's a pop culture junkie (NeNe Leakes: on speed dial!
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