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By Newsday | February 24, 1993
RIVERHEAD, N.Y. -- Every inmate in the Suffolk County Jail here had the same ingredients: a bed sheet, a can of abrasive cleanser for the cell and a leftover plastic cereal bowl.But who would have thought that, combined, they constituted the recipe for a jailbreak?Suffolk County Sheriff Patrick Mahoney said yesterday that one enterprising convicted felon made an unsuccessful escape attempt by ripping a sheet into strips that were then twisted and soaked overnight in a bowl with abrasive cleanser and water to make a thread so strong it could saw through steel bars.
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | June 15, 2014
I am romping through* Fred Kaplan's recent biography of John Quincy Adams, and I offer you this sentence from Adams in 1801: "There is not a party in this country with which an honest man can act without blushing. " From the dawn of the Republic to the present day, a thread of continuity.      *I plead nolo contendere to an additional count of nerdity.   
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By Angela Shelf Medearis | December 26, 2001
Editor's note: This story was created specifically for Kwanzaa, a cultural holiday begun in America and celebrated by people of African descent all over the world. Kwanzaa starts today and runs through Jan. 1. In a small African village in the country of Ghana, there lived an old man and his seven sons. After the death of his wife, the old man became both father and mother to the boys. The seven brothers were handsome young men. But they were a disappointment to their father. From morning until night, the family's small home was filled with the sound of the brothers' quarreling.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | November 9, 2013
On a brisk afternoon 50 years ago, Timothy Hyman snapped pictures as officials cut a ribbon to open the newest stretch of Interstate 95, connecting Baltimore to Delaware and onward north to Maine. Amid the large crowd gathered at the Maryland-Delaware border, Hyman still remembers the civil rights advocates picketing just outside his frame, calling for the interstate to be interracial and to further advance their cause. In that moment, Hyman said he saw a dual promise - of travel without congestion, but also without oppression.
NEWS
By JUDY REILLY | February 18, 1993
Georgia Groomes' two looms stand at the ready for the next project. Bolts of fabric decorate a basement wall; huge spools of thread line another. A stack of finished projects fills a hand-woven basket.The telephone is buried under fabric, materials and tools. An old spinning wheel adds to the character and charm of the room, as do the Christmas wreath, poinsettia plant and other reminders of the past season.It's the cheerful clutter of Ms. Groomes' studio -- the space on the ground level of her home where the Uniontown weaver and fabric artist spins ordinary thread into extraordinary cloth.
SPORTS
By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,jeff.barker@baltsun.com | October 21, 2009
COLLEGE PARK - - The father of starting quarterback Chris Turner started a message board thread on a fan Web site last weekend urging that Maryland replace Debbie Yow as athletic director. "Get rid of Yow" was the title of the thread on insidemd sports.com. "I just fully support the football program," John Turner said in an interview Tuesday in which he confirmed beginning the thread. "I know I'm one small voice, but I believe in what those guys are doing and I want to stand behind them.
FEATURES
December 20, 1999
Do you have a glove that lost its mate? The Yak found a perfect way to turn a glove into a painted turtle, thanks to "Beanbag Buddies and Other Stuffed Toys" by Judy Ann Sadler (Kids Can Press, $5.95). You will want some adult help with the sewing and the special sewing terms. (The book includes great demonstrations and tips.)WHAT YOU NEED:* Needle and thread* Kid-size stretchy, knit glove* Stuffing (in fabric stores) or beans* Pencil* Fabric marker or chalk pencil* A square of felt* Dimensional fabric paint in several colors (ask for this at craft store)
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | April 20, 2007
Alfred Hitchcock spelled out the difference between mystery and suspense films when he said, "Mystery is mystifying; it is an intellectual thing. Suspense is an emotional thing." Who would argue with the Master of Suspense? By Hitchcock's definition, Red Road, a wild variation on his Rear Window, set in lower-depths Glasgow, is a hybrid: a mystery shot through with suspense. Often gripping, sometimes wearying, it winds a slender thread of feeling through ominous showdowns and alienating Scottish cityscapes.
NEWS
By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | June 15, 2014
I am romping through* Fred Kaplan's recent biography of John Quincy Adams, and I offer you this sentence from Adams in 1801: "There is not a party in this country with which an honest man can act without blushing. " From the dawn of the Republic to the present day, a thread of continuity.      *I plead nolo contendere to an additional count of nerdity.   
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By CHRIS KALTENBACH and CHRIS KALTENBACH,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | February 10, 2006
One of the many delights of Richard Curtis' Love Actually was how it crammed eight romantic-comedy plotlines into its 135 minutes. At roughly 17 minutes apiece, each story thread got its due, and not a one wore out its welcome (all right, the one about the randy Brit moving to Milwaukee came close). Imagine Me & You is the perfect movie for those who wish Curtis had devoted his entire film to one story. Imagine Me & You (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Starring Piper Perabo, Lena Headey, Matthew Goode.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Colleen Jaskot, The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2013
Stacey Chambers has always been on the move. As a child, her nickname was Go Go, because she rarely slowed down. So it comes as little surprise that Chambers, 31, would wind up running a fashion boutique out of a bus. Chambers runs Go Go's Retread Threads (the name borrowed from her childhood moniker) out of a bus from the early '90s she's named Elsa, parking at farmers' markets, at festivals and on neighborhood streets to sell vintage clothes. Chambers started the business in 2010 after she heard a National Public Radio story about how small businesses run out of traditional storefronts were struggling.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | October 27, 2012
Maryland-born author Carol Peacock describes living conditions in the poorest Chinese orphanages with a dispassionate eye. Her new novel, "Red Thread Sisters," describes playgrounds strewn with old tires and a caste system that divides children perceived to be adoptable from those judged by orphanage officials as less appealing. The novel depicts children so eager for their own clothes that they wear multiple gift outfits at once. In the book, young children routinely perform such adult chores as feeding babies and scrubbing kitchen floors.
EXPLORE
September 19, 2012
The United Methodist Women of Grace UM Church in Aberdeen recently enjoyed a program given about "Threads of Hope. " This is ministry sponsored by Hopewell UM Church in Havre de Grace, which also includes members of Wesleyan Chapel UMC in Aberdeen. Prayer shawls, lap robes, quilts and blankets are made by members of the group, who then pray over them before taking them to those who are ill, bereaved or in need of comfort. The program was sponsored by the Priscilla Circle and arranged by member Virginia Phillips.
EXPLORE
By Lisa Kawata | October 4, 2011
When two people share a work space, one thing's for sure: You get to know each other. That's how interior designers Ann McDaniels and Jane O'Donoghue met, and that's why they opened Urban Threads, offering ready-made designer curtains and bedding, and their complementary accessories. “We knew there was a void in the marketplace in this product we'll be carrying. There's not much out there,” says O'Donoghue, who also owns JOD Interior Design. She shares a workroom in a nearby building with McDaniels' firm, Christen-Daniels Interiors.
SPORTS
By Matt Vensel | February 15, 2011
Maryland (16-9, 5-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) visits Blacksburg, Va. on Tuesday night to take on Virginia Tech (16-7, 6-4 ACC ). Feel free to chat about the ACC showdown in the comments section below (and try to keep it clean, OK?). Tip-off: 8 p.m. on WNUV-14 (CW) Players to watch: Maryland's Jordan Williams (17.1 ppg and 11.8 rpg ) and Virginia Tech's Malcolm Denaley (19.0 ppg , and 4.3 apg ) Quotable: "We don't want to be there again," guard Adrian Bowie said about the NIT tourney.
SPORTS
By Peter Schmuck | October 31, 2009
News item: : The Hereford boys cross country team lost its Baltimore County championship because of a minor underwear violation by the fourth-place finisher. My take: : This is the kind of thing that drives more and more kids to video games, where there are no overly officious adults to take the fun out of everything. Related news item: : Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association official Steve Smith acknowledged in The Baltimore Sun that the infraction had absolutely no bearing on the outcome of the race and also said that officials headed off a number of other uniform violations before the race so those kids could run legally.
FEATURES
October 19, 1991
Around the house* Thread toilet tissue through the slot of an empty boutique tissue box. Place on bathroom vanity and use the tissues to remove makeup, etc. Toilet tissue is less costly.* Keep canvas shoes clean. Spray with a fabric protector. Soiled sneakers can be sprayed with a rug and upholstery cleaner, then rubbed clean with a damp cloth.* When storing summer clothing, use plastic garbage pails. The containers will keep mildew and moths out.* Clean miniblinds quickly. Hang them on a pair of self-stick utility hooks placed in the shower.
SPORTS
By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,SUN STAFF | May 4, 2005
WASHINGTON - It began when Washington Wizards fans wrote to an Internet fan forum questioning Juan Dixon's defense, calling him a "chucker," and suggesting the club keeps him around mostly because he's a local hero. The fan who started this now-noteworthy rant called it: "The Amazingly [starts with "S" and rhymes with plucky] Juan Dixon Thread." But it's one thing to criticize from the relative anonymity of Net postings and quite another to find out that the object of your ribbing is actually listening.
NEWS
October 29, 2009
It is no exaggeration to suggest that Hereford High School's boys cross country team lost the Baltimore County championship by a thread last weekend. In a decision that only a high school referee - or perhaps a Spandex salesman - can fully appreciate, the stitching on an undergarment determined the outcome of a local athletic event. There's no dispute over the facts of the matter. The Hereford boys team finished first at the county championship with the lowest combined total points (as scored by order of finish)
SPORTS
By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,jeff.barker@baltsun.com | October 21, 2009
COLLEGE PARK - - The father of starting quarterback Chris Turner started a message board thread on a fan Web site last weekend urging that Maryland replace Debbie Yow as athletic director. "Get rid of Yow" was the title of the thread on insidemd sports.com. "I just fully support the football program," John Turner said in an interview Tuesday in which he confirmed beginning the thread. "I know I'm one small voice, but I believe in what those guys are doing and I want to stand behind them.
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