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November 1, 2011
Thanksgiving is a time for family and for sharing, but use caution when it comes to your family pet. The American Veterinary Medical Association offers the following tips: 1. Table scraps are never a good idea. Pets' digestive systems can't handle fatty foods. 2. Keep trash containers closed and secure so pets can't get into them. 3. Do not feed pets turkey bones. They can splinter and damage the animal's intestines. 4. Keep animals away from dessert tables as well, since these types of food -- especially chocolate -- can be harmful to animals.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2014
Rafi Montalvo, whose career as a Navy quarterback was put on hold when he was seriously hurt in a car accident on Thanksgiving night in 2012, said Wednesday that he has left the academy and will no longer try to play football. Montalvo, 21, returned to his family's home in South Florida last month and was told by doctors at the University of Miami last week that he would be at risk if he played football again because of the scarring he sustained on his brain as a result of the accident.
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NEWS
November 26, 2013
ShopRite of Parkville and its parent company, Klein's Family Markets, distributed items to provide 100 Thanksgiving dinners in the Parkville community during an event last week. The store had fielded nominations from customers for families that, due to economic challenges, might not otherwise be able to have a Thanksgiving meal this year. Names of families were entered and names were randomly selected for the Nov. 21 distribution.
NEWS
December 2, 2013
A Missed Opportunity Greg Kline writes  that a resolution introduced at last weekend's Maryland Republican Party Convention was an opportunity to take a stand against bad apples within our ranks. Nuclear Politics The deal last weekend that was agreed upon between the Iranian regime and the west is  a Nuclear Munich . Unveiling the Anonymous Blogger Mark Newgent solves the mystery  of who is behind a local anonymous smear site.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | November 26, 2013
Orrell's Maryland beaten biscuits won't be making their annual appearance on Thanksgiving tables this year. The factory that makes them has been closed since the death of its owner, Herman Miller "Dick" Orrell III. Orrell, whose mother, Ruth, started the factory, died Sept. 5 at age 83. Orrell's operated out of a 100-year-old house in Wye on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Beaten biscuits are so named because in days when yeast and other leavening agents were scarce, bakers would beat the dough with the handle of an ax or hammer to make the dough rise.
NEWS
October 30, 2005
We're looking for Marylanders who've made a ritual of eating their turkey and trimmings with friends rather than family - perhaps the same ones every year. Or maybe you're the one who hosts a group of friends or co-workers. We'd like to interview you for a story about how friends create holiday rituals at a traditional "family" time. E-mail kate.shatzkin@baltsun.com with your name, phone number and a brief synopsis of your annual ritual by Friday. Please put "Thanksgiving with friends" in the subject line.
NEWS
November 22, 1990
Thanksgiving comes poignantly. The all-American holiday that traditionally brings the gathering together of families will be saddened in many a hearth this year by thoughts of loved ones far away, facing danger in service to their country.How much the world has changed since Thanksgiving, 1989! President Bush was at snow-covered Camp David, reveling in news stories reporting how crowds in Prague were marching for democracy, led by a playwright and former political prisoner, Vaclav Havel, who was destined to become president of Czechoslovakia.
NEWS
By MIKE BOWLER | November 26, 1991
THANKSGIVING 1936.Fifty-five years ago, Nov. 26, 1936, Baltimore was reeling from the Depression. Unemployment was high. Across the Atlantic, Hitler's menace was sensed but not fully realized.Ruxton suits were reduced to $18 at Stewart's.Molly Picon was on stage at the Hippodrome. On the screen at the Hipp -- Irene Dunne, "who makes 'My Man Godfrey' and 'Mr. Deeds' both look like sissies," according to the Hipp ad. Dunne was starring in "Theodora Goes Wild."The Gas & Electric Co. was advertising the "1937" Zenith radio, "the radio a year ahead of its time," for $52.95.
NEWS
November 13, 2010
Somewhere along the way, Thanksgiving changed. Once a day of simple adoration of a supermarket turkey roasted in the oven, the cuisine and ethic of the holiday have grown complicated. Now there is societal pressure to buy a local bird and to inquire about the turkey's upbringing. There is a cacophony of expert advice on how to prepare the bird with recommendations ranging from bathing the raw bird in salt water, to smoking it in a barbecue cooker, to dropping it into a deep fat fryer.
FEATURES
By DAVE BARRY | November 24, 1991
Thanksgiving is a time when we pause to gratefully eat large amounts of food in memory of the Pilgrims, a band of courageous and deeply devout people, unless it turns out that they were dirtbags.You never know anymore. Historians are constantly turning up shocking new evidence proving that everything you ever learned in school was wrong. For example, historians now tell us that the electric light bulb was not, in fact, invented by Alexander Graham Bell. It was invented 3,000 years ago by the Aztecs.
FEATURES
By Jamie Bacon, For The Baltimore Sun and By Jamie Bacon, For The Baltimore Sun | December 2, 2013
Getting engaged or married means you will now be a part of two different families and have to coordinate how you will celebrate the holidays while trying to make everyone happy.  My fiancé and I have been together for five years and at the start of our relationship we would do our own thing with our families because we didn't want to give our family traditions up.  As the years went on and our relationship became more serious, we decided we...
NEWS
December 2, 2013
I mean no disrespect, but I expected better from Susan Reimer than her recent column on Thanksgiving shopping ("Thanks for not shopping," Nov. 25). Having read her previous columns, I felt she was of reasonable mind. She has since convinced me otherwise. Has it ever occurred to Ms. Reimer that the folks working on Thanksgiving are doing so of their own free will? They are doing so to better their families, perhaps give them a better holiday season. The pay is great and so are the discounts.
NEWS
December 1, 2013
President Obama will get a break from "Obamacare" when he pardons the traditional Thanksgiving turkey. Each of us can also set aside our cares by pardoning a turkey and choosing a nonviolent Thanksgiving observance - one that gives thanks for our good fortune, health and happiness with a life-affirming, cruelty-free feast of vegetables, fruits and grains. And here are more terrific reasons: •You will stay alert through the entire football game. •You are what you eat. Who wants to be a "butterball?"
NEWS
Staff Reports | December 1, 2013
The weekend after Thanksgiving not only signals the official start of the Christmas season, but also the start of the Christmas tree hunting season.  For many families, holiday traditions include a visit to a cut-your-own tree farm the weekend of Thanksgiving -- or soon afterward. In Carroll County, there are many options for farms where families can search for the perfect tree, cut it themselves and haul it home. In addition to fresh-cut trees, some farms offer baling, wreaths and greens.  The 2013 version of Christmas Trees and Holiday Greens in Carroll County is available online HERE.
SPORTS
By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | December 1, 2013
The conversation between father and son seemed like hundreds they had before. Ralph Montalvo can't remember the specifics of what he talked about with his 21-year-old son, only how Rafi Montalvo sounded on the other end of the cell phone. After getting off the phone one night a couple of weeks ago, the elder Montalvo recalled telling his wife, Ivette, words that he never thought he'd say again after what happened to their oldest child near their South Florida home a year ago on Thanksgiving night.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | December 1, 2013
State police reported that travelers will encounter delays on I-95 in Harford and Cecil counties Sunday afternoon. An accident about 2:30 p.m. near the Northeast exit closed all but one lane of the highway and produced delays throughout the afternoon. Police said that there were numerous small accidents Sunday morning on the highway, which is experiencing some of its heaviest usage of the year. "It's a busy day at the airport but things have gone well for travelers," said Jonathan Dean, a spokesman for BWI-Thurgood Marshall Airport.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | November 20, 2013
Early forecasts for the busy pre-Thanksgiving travel days call for cold rain or a wintry mix of precipitation possible to further disrupt the chaos. The Weather Channel is calling for a 90 percent chance of rain Tuesday and a 100 percent chance of rain, with some snow mixed in, next Wednesday. The Weather Underground suggests slightly smaller odds, about 60 percent, of rain Wednesday. AccuWeather.com is calling for rain and drizzle Tuesday and Wednesday, with temperatures dropping to a bitter 19 degrees by early Thanksgiving morning.
BUSINESS
November 26, 2009
CHICAGO - Millions of Americans are spending the holiday at home, saying the poor economy has made it unaffordable to hit the road or board a plane. Nearly 38 million people are expected to take trips this year, slightly more than last year but 20 million fewer than in 2005 when the economy was better, according to AAA auto club. Air travel is expected to drop 6.7 percent this holiday compared with last year, AAA said. - Associated Press
BUSINESS
By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | December 1, 2013
Despite extra time to shop as more retailers opened for business on Thanksgiving Day, consumers spent less money this year during the first four days of the official start of the holiday shopping season, according to a survey released Sunday by the National Retail Federation. The group found that shoppers spent an average of $407.02 in stores and online from Thursday through Sunday, down from $423.55 a year ago. In all, shoppers spent an estimated $57.4 billion during the four days, down $1.7 billion compared with last year.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2013
The Ravens won Thursday's battle at M&T Bank Stadium, 22-20, but Baltimore and Pittsburgh essentially finished in a tie in TV viewing of the game. Both audiences were big. In Pittsburgh, the game drew a 38.3 rating and 63 share, while in Baltimore it drew a 37.8 rating and 64 share. Rough translation: two out of every five TV households in those markets were tuned to the game, and three out of every five sets in use Thanksgiving night were on NBC's coverage. Tipping the scale in Baltimore's favor as the home of more serious fans is the fact that the game was in Baltimore and 71,000 were in the stands.
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