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By Justin Fenton and Justin Fenton,Sun reporter | February 15, 2008
Wearing pigtails and a pink sweat shirt, Jennifer Gilbert-Duran skipped up the steps of a Pasadena home to deliver a Valentine's Day gift basket. But as 21-year-old Richard McLeod signed for the package, he got a less romantic surprise. A sheriff's deputy placed him under arrest on a charge of failing to appear in court on an open-container violation. "So that isn't mine?" McLeod asked as he was handcuffed. Anne Arundel County Sheriff Ron Bateman is no Cupid, but he did spend yesterday playing matchmaker: pairing a dozen crime suspects with their outstanding warrants.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Susanne Althoff and Susanne Althoff,Staff Writer | February 14, 1992
Today's Valentine's Day is planets away from the simple pagan festival of Roman origin that allowed boys to draw a girl's name from a love urn. Now the day is celebrated with gifts of lingerie, long-stemmed roses and, oh no, chocolates in heart-shaped boxes with garish flowers on top.If you're looking for something different to do this year, here are 14 suggestions:1.The Walters Art Gallery has collected sculpture, chocolate tortes, orchestra rhythms and more chocolate for tonight's "Dessert and Dancing."
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.
NEWS
By ANN EGERTON | February 14, 1994
When, where and why did people, mostly men, start sending roses to their lovers? It seemed like a simple enough task to find out.A call to the reference department of the city library revealed that red roses were sacred to the Greek goddess Juno, no more than that.People at the American Rose Society in Shreveport, Louisiana, said they had absolutely no idea and suggested that I call Roses, Inc, in Haslett, Michigan, which in turn came up with some charming and rather improbable little tales.
TRAVEL
By Stephanie Citron, Special to The Baltimore Sun | January 27, 2011
Whether you are tempted to take the plunge or you're just trying to turn up the thermostat on your relationship, think outside the candy box this Valentine's Day. Steal your beloved away from the boring "bonbons and roses" routine to a glamorous getaway. Here are some deals and excursions guaranteed to impress. (Unless noted, rates quoted are double occupancy, valid Valentine's Day weekend and do not include tax.) Maryland •Gramercy Mansion (Green Spring Valley)
FEATURES
By Sloane Brown and Special to The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2012
Wedding Date: June 23, 2012 Her story: Christina Schoppert, 30, grew up in Homeland and now lives in Hampden. She is a lawyer with Community Law Center, Inc., which represents organizations working on neighborhood revitalization efforts. Her father, Gary Schoppert, is a retired general dentist. Her mother, Joan Schoppert, is a recently retired assistant professor of English at Notre Dame of Maryland University, although she is still teaching there part-time. His story: Andrew Devereux, 38, grew up in Charlottesville, Va., and now lives in Los Angeles, where he is finishing a post-doctoral fellowship at UCLA.
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 Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,Sun Staff Writer | February 16, 1994
C On the day after Valentine's Day, it's the thought that doesn't count.No matter what you buy, the fact is, the gift is a day late. And if you give the wrong gift even if it's on the right day, you're still in trouble.Greg Rogers, a 42-year-old sales manager from Kent Island, had this idea. Call it impulsive, romantic -- and ultimately useless. On Valentine's Day night, he suggested to his wife that they fly to Florida for a long weekend. Forget the flowers and candy. Think sunshine, honey.
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
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