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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | February 10, 2004
As Feb. 14 approaches, here's a Valentine from the candy world: Chocolate can be good for you in small doses, and growing it might help the environment. Some of the world's most highly respected chocolate experts are meeting at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington today for tastings, lectures and discussions that focus on environmentally friendly ways to produce cocoa and the health benefits linked to it. Along with that hearts-and-flowers news for chocolate consumers, seduction is on the menu - some scientists are still trying to figure out how chocolate came by that certain je ne sais quoi, its somewhat rakish association with romance.
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NEWS
By Saira Khan | February 14, 2010
KARACHI, Pakistan--With images of bearded men forcing bombs upon brainwashed youths and delirious women shouting crazy things at their trials, it is hard to imagine that Pakistan is a country that celebrates a largely Western holiday such as Valentine's Day. In fact, the holiday is probably as big an event in Pakistan as it is in the United States. In a society that does not condone premarital relationships, let alone the expression of affection among these couples, it is interesting to see how Valentine's Day has made its way into Pakistani society.
TRAVEL
By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman michelle.deal@baltsun.com | January 25, 2010
WASHINGTON Guests can "Remember Romance" at The Gaylord National with a package that includes room, breakfast for two, parking, resort fee and 20 percent discount on select spa services. Rates start at $269. Also, if you celebrate your anniversary in February, the hotel offers the "Unforgettable Anniversary Weekend" package with the second night free. The Willard InterContinental offers the "Heart to Heart" package starting at $379. The package includes one night's accommodation for two, American breakfast in bed, valet parking and champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries.
ENTERTAINMENT
By SANDRA CROCKETT and SANDRA CROCKETT,SUN STAFF | February 8, 1996
As the saying goes: "Baby, it's cold outside!"So come in from the cold this Valentine's Day and snuggle with your honey in the warm glow of a fireplace.Is there anything more romantic than sharing a good meal with a warm fire crackling in the background? Plenty of people have popped the question under such conditions.Others have rekindled the flames of their love or simply shared a laugh or two among friends. Take your pick from a number of restaurants in the area with working fireplaces that will light up a room -- and perhaps your love life.
FEATURES
By Marlene Sorosky and Marlene Sorosky,Special to The Sun | February 6, 1994
Long ago, when I was a starry-eyed 20-year-old, and for centuries before that, Valentine's Day was a celebration for lovers only. As far as we know, it all began in Roman times, when the festival of Lupercalia celebrated Juno and marriage. Later, when the Church linked this event with the day of St. Valentine, a bishop who was executed in 270 A.D. for holding weddings against the edict of the Roman emperor, Feb. 14 became a day for sweethearts to express their affection. Through the years, a card, a rose and a box of candy said it all.Now, while the basic concept of the holiday hasn't changed, the scope of its meaning has broadened considerably.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jordan Bartel, assistant editor, b | February 12, 2013
Septimius somehow remains mysterious even though he puts a lot of himself out there. First, he goes by Septimius the Great, a Roman emperor who conquered the Parthian Empire, which, we assume, is a lot to live up to. Septimius (the singer, not the emperor) says he is influenced most by "diversity and adversity," which is simulatenously confusing and intriguing. A few minutes spent on his website, septimiusthegreat.com , and you're deeply immersed in striking fashion, tunes such as "Iam Fashion" and "Zodiac Lover," and a photo of him sitting on a "human throne" (pictured here in all its glory)
FEATURES
By Kevin Cowherd | February 10, 1993
Valentine's Day used to be a wonderful time in the heady days before romance entered into its sordid relationship with Big Business.Back then a man could dash into a drug store after work and pick up a sappy Hallmark card and cheap box of candy, and be relatively certain that the woman in his life would just about turn cartwheels at this incredible thoughtfulness.Then, I don't know . . . something happened.Suddenly, it wasn't enough to burst into a Rite-Aid 10 minutes before closing time and bark at the startled Whitesnake freak with the nose ring behind the register: "The little, y'know, chocolates in the, uh, sampler thing . . . YOU GOT ANYMORE OF THEM?
FEATURES
By Rob Kasper | February 7, 1996
SOME PEOPLE, I am told, book tables months in advance for romantic Valentine's Day dinners in dark restaurants.Some home cooks, I have read, plan elaborate Valentine's Day seduction dinners that begin with raw oysters and end, more or less, with souffles.Just the other day I learned that the hot item this Valentine's Day is chocolate body paint. You call up an 800 number, and order an 8-ounce jar of sweet milk chocolate and a brush.Such Valentine's Day doings are fascinating, but foreign to me. I feel pleased with myself if I remember before sundown Feb. 14th that the day is Valentine's Day.I find Valentine's Day a slippery, hard-to-keep-track of holiday.
NEWS
February 2, 1999
Valentine's Day is that perfect time to make up to your sweetie for going cheap at Christmas. Our advice? Make 'em pay. Give us a call and tell us about your dream of dreams for a Valentine's Day surprise. The only limit we put on your dreaming is that you keep it in the metropolitan area. Give us your neat ideas, funky ideas, dreamy ideas, funny ideas and unusual ideas. We might be able to use them all. Leave a message at 410-315-8933 or e-mail AAburo@aol.com.Pub Date: 2/02/99
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mike Himowitz | February 7, 2000
Gentlemen, we'll start this column by stating our major premise: Valentine's Day is important. Not to you, maybe. But to your spouse, girlfriend, significant other or some person who's not in one of those categories yet but could be someday if you're smart and lucky enough, Valentine's Day is a National Holiday, big time. To half the human species, it's the day that the other half has to prove that it's sensitive, caring and affectionate enough to be considered worthy of the first half's notice during the other 364 days of the year.
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