April 6, 1993
When is the best time to start shaving? My 14-year-old son wants to start, but I think he's kind of young.As far as we know, there isn't any law of nature or biological fact that allows us to say with certainty when an individual should begin shaving. The decision, therefore, should be according to your son's desires, although some schools or businesses have codes regarding beards and mustaches.Facial hair growth proceeds in an orderly sequence during the latter stages of puberty (around age 13 or 14)
November 17, 1992
Q: What is a hare lip and what can be done about it? We were told a cousin's baby was born with one, and we're embarrassed to ask.A: You have probably heard the term "cleft lip" used for this mild birth defect. Early in development, the upper lip and roof of the mouth are formed when tissue growing in from each side of the face meets tissue growing down from the nose. If the parts don't grow together properly, there will be an indentation or defect in the upper lip. Sometimes the defect continues all the way up into the nostril and even involves the roof of the mouth (cleft palate)
February 21, 1993
The blood gushes from John Ohman's nostrils, pouring a red river across his upper lip, dribbling down into his mouth, bubbling back onto his chin and finally collecting in pink puddles on the front of his gold T-shirt.Twenty seconds to go, behind on points, and Ohman, the plebe, is in trouble.He is flailing, now, punching the air, searching for Troy Turner, a senior, a leader of leaders at the Naval Academy.Ohman misses with a right. And then a left.The clock keeps ticking.All Turner must do to win is retreat, to stand as the final bell sounds.
June 17, 1999
THESE characters are fictional. Mr. and Mrs. Ewing of Passaic, N.J., tell their 15-year-old daughter Amy: "No tattoos." A month later at Monmouth Beach, Amy bends over to pick up her mascara wand, and her bathing suit rides up in back. What do the Ewings see on her left lower buttock but a tattoo of a red rose. Amy has defied her parents. Whose problem is it? Why, it's Gov. Christine Todd Whitman's, of course.Indeed -- and this part is not fictional -- social conservatives in the state of New Jersey are trying to put this matter onto the desk of the governor.
February 11, 2013
Oh, the physical sacrifices I make for my job as a journalist. True, I have never been assaulted by a mob in Cairo's Tahrir Square, as CBS' Lara Logan was. And I've never been injured by a bomb, as happened to ABC's Bob Woodruff and CBS' Kimberly Dozier in Iraq. In fact, the last time I left Maryland for an assignment, it was to cover the Philadelphia Flower Show, and that's not exactly hazard duty. But I am recovering from injuries suffered while writing a food story for our Wednesday Taste section, and I'd like a little more attention to my suffering than I got in the emergency room.
May 11, 2003
A Memorable Place A baby rhino means hope in Zimbabwe By Gina Rumore SPECIAL TO THE SUN Through the 10-foot-tall pens made of scrawny mopane tree trunks, I catch a glimpse of a massive baby. Though less than a year old, it is already larger than the biggest pig I have ever seen -- though its body shape doesn't appear to be all that different. With a guard's permission, I wriggle my arm between two of the tree trunks and hold out my hand for the rhino to inspect. With its muscular upper lip, the baby probes the palm of my hand.