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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.
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NEWS
February 14, 1992
From Anita Hill's accusations of harassment by Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas to Gennifer Flowers' claim of ** an illicit affair with presidential candidate Bill Clinton, from the date rape trial of William Kennedy Smith (acquitted) to that of Mike Tyson (convicted), it has been a rough year for relations between the sexes. On Valentine's Day, it is fair to ask: Can men and women get along?That is a far different question from the old male cry of "What do women want?" The question has usually been asked with the heavy implication that no one could ever provide a rational or lasting answer -- mostly because the answer would have to come from women who, from the male point of view, were often irrational and fickle.
FEATURES
By ROB KASPER | February 12, 1992
Eating chocolate is an appropriate way to mark most any occasion in life, from honoring Arbor Day to mourning the death of a major appliance.Over the years I marked such noteworthy events as finding a free parking spot, by stopping at the Rheb chocolate booth in the Lexington Market and refueling.Whenever I spot a Rolls-Royce, which these days isn't very often, I nonetheless think of the time I held a model of that car, made from Godiva chocolate, in my moist and trembling hands.The sight of dark blue ceramic tile makes me think chocolate covered nuts and the tiled entrance to the Russell Stover store in Kansas City.
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)
NEWS
By Peter Jensen and Peter Jensen,Sun Staff | February 4, 2001
A rose is a rose, but a good chocolate? Now, that's a work of art. With Valentine's Day, the chocoholic's favorite holiday, just around the corner, inquiring minds at The Sun wanted to know: Are all chocolates made equal? Not only is the average Valentine's gift-giver stuck with the usual decisions (milk or dark? nougats or creams? heart-shaped or rectangular box?), but selecting the right brand for that special someone can also be a daunting task. To determine who is Baltimore's top chocolatier, we assembled a taste-testing panel.
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.
TRAVEL
By MICHELLE DEAL-ZIMMERMAN and MICHELLE DEAL-ZIMMERMAN,TRAVEL EDITOR | February 5, 2006
Everyone knows Virginia is for lovers. And Hershey, Pa., claims to be the "sweetest place on Earth." We don't doubt that, having gotten a whiff of the heavenly chocolate air. Then there's the town of Valentine in New Jersey - now that's a state that doesn't get a lot of love. But what about Maryland? Do we have any claim to romance? While the state may be known for its hard-shell crabs, Maryland has a softer side. You just have to know where to look. With Valentine's Day rapidly approaching, we asked readers to tell us the most romantic places in Maryland.
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?
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.
NEWS
By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,SUN STAFF | February 5, 2003
In the mood for love If you're planning to celebrate Valentine's Day with your loved one at home, here are suggestions from Nextdaygourmet.com for making a romantic meal: Set the table by a fireplace or a window with a view. Use candles and fresh edible flowers to decorate the table. If you really want to splurge, buy a mold to create a tabletop ice sculpture for $56. Set the chairs side by side to give you the chance to get close with your valentine. Keep the food light; stick to tender, lean meats and avoid heavy pastas.
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