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March 28, 2011
The "XTRRVNU" vanity license plate mocked up on Sunday's front page ("Raising revenue," March 27) is impossible to actually get because the War of 1812 design has replaced the classic black on white Maryland tag. One of the reasons I asked Del. Keiffer Mitchell to introduce legislation to restore the use of the classic tag for personalized plates (HB 697) is that vanity messages of five to seven characters obscure the Star Spangled Banner. (By the way, the heron on the Chesapeake Bay tag goes missing in action when the plates are personalized.)
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake ranks among the world's best when it comes to her sartorial choices, according to Vanity Fair. It appears those stiletto heels, sleeveless dresses and statement necklaces have caught the attention of the haute couture editors at the trend-setting magazine, which recently ranked her among the top 10 best-dressed mayors in the world. Rawlings-Blake joins Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as the only Americans to make the list.
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NEWS
September 17, 2011
The best policy regarding police escorts for VIPs is to eliminate them entirely, except in cases of extreme emergency ("A case-by-case stance on city police escorts," Sept. 15). I live on President Street and have noticed in increase in vehicles, buses and the like being escorted by police cars and motorcycles with sirens blaring. Not only do they disrupt traffic and waste of police manpower, they are also an ear splitting annoyance. Retired Baltimore Police Lt. Col. Michael Andrew acknowledged that "everybody and his brother wants one," so clearly police escorts have become issue of vanity.
NEWS
By Scott Calvert, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2012
Want to express yourself on a license plate? Go ahead. The state will gladly take your $50 per year. You can't say any old thing, though. The Motor Vehicle Administration has cataloged more than 4,000 words, phrases and letter-number combinations it won't put on a tag. The agency's Objectionable Plate List, as it's called, is a compendium of vulgarities, obscenities and other no-no's aimed at keeping tags out of the gutter. The Baltimore Sun requested the information last week, hoping to share what the MVA doesn't want you to see on the road.
NEWS
January 21, 2004
On Friday January 16, 2004 VANITY A. , beloved wife of the late Clarence R. Maxey; loving mother of AntoinetteDickson of Bowie, MD, Cestaine Glover of Columbia, MD; devoted sister of Gary and George Goode and Clara Parker; cherished grandmother of Maya, Matthew and Zaria Glover. Relatives and friends may call at the First Baptist Church of Guilford on Thursday January 22, 2004 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon at which time services will be held. Interment on Friday January 23, 2004 at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, NY at 1 p.m. Arrangements by Witzke Funeral Homes, Inc. of Coumbia.
SPORTS
By Los Angeles Times | July 19, 1993
INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- There was an Argentine-bred winner of the $300,000 Vanity Handicap at Hollywood Park yesterday, but it wasn't Paseana, last year's Eclipse Award winner and the 7-10 favorite.Re Toss, carrying 115 pounds, 11 less than Paseana, was brought out from the fence with about an eighth of a mile to run and scored a 1 1/4 -length victory, preventing Paseana from winning the Vanity for the second consecutive year.
FEATURES
By Carl Schoettler and Carl Schoettler,London Bureau of The Sun | December 10, 1994
London -- All is vanity, saith the preacher. And it costs $146,000, saith the Christie's auctioneer -- if your vanity is the car registration plate "1 RR."That can be read as "One Rolls Royce," and in Britain at least it makes the license about as valuable as a Rolls Royce Silver Spirit 3, which costs $141,000 or so before taxes.Christie's annual auction of the "Classic Collection" of 80 registration "marques" for the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency put the equivalent of $2.4 million -- a record -- into the British treasury yesterday.
NEWS
By ROGER SIMON | February 14, 1994
Being a superstar is not easy.Every time you go out in public loudmouths bother you and stalkers stalk you.Ask Nancy Kerrigan, who is 5-foot-4, 115 pounds and got whacked with a crowbar.Ask Monica Seles, who is 5-foot-9, 130 pounds and got stabbed.Then ask Scottie Pippen, who is 6-foot-7, 210 pounds and once got jostled in a crowded bar by a person who instantly said: "Excuse me, sir, I am very, very sorry and it will never, ever happen again."Yet Scottie Pippen lives in terror.So much terror that Pippen, star forward for the Chicago Bulls, owns a blue-steel Colt Government Pock- etlite .380 automatic that he carries with him in his car.Pippen didn't make the NBA All-Defensive team for nothing.
NEWS
By Elaine Markoutsas and Elaine Markoutsas,UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE | October 5, 2003
As a piece of furniture, the dressing table can range from unassuming to flamboyant. It can be a simple desk, stand, pedestal table or a desk-like form with an attached mirror and drawers to hold makeup. How time is spent there, however brief, is what makes it special. Dressing tables -- or vanities, as they're also aptly named -- are very personal, although some might consider them frivolous and anachronistic. But some women can't imagine living without one. "It's one of those guilty pleasures," says Jill Waage, editor of Decorating, a Better Homes and Gardens special-interest publication.
NEWS
By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Staff writer | January 30, 1991
He plays a Stratocaster guitar like Buddy Holly, and he sings like Bob Dylan.Spotlight, please, on Richard L. Taylor, a 38-year-old musician recently honored by Maryland Musician magazine for the No. 1 Mid-Atlantic Album of 1990."
NEWS
September 17, 2011
The best policy regarding police escorts for VIPs is to eliminate them entirely, except in cases of extreme emergency ("A case-by-case stance on city police escorts," Sept. 15). I live on President Street and have noticed in increase in vehicles, buses and the like being escorted by police cars and motorcycles with sirens blaring. Not only do they disrupt traffic and waste of police manpower, they are also an ear splitting annoyance. Retired Baltimore Police Lt. Col. Michael Andrew acknowledged that "everybody and his brother wants one," so clearly police escorts have become issue of vanity.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Luke Broadwater | April 12, 2011
On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation. National • The gift that keeps on giving: Trump's crazy letter to Vanity Fair . (Vanity Fair)  • Orwell was so right about everything: Thermal cameras in Boston show too much . (CBS)  • Glad I went to private school: Chicago public school bans homemade lunches . (Chicago Tribune)
NEWS
March 28, 2011
The "XTRRVNU" vanity license plate mocked up on Sunday's front page ("Raising revenue," March 27) is impossible to actually get because the War of 1812 design has replaced the classic black on white Maryland tag. One of the reasons I asked Del. Keiffer Mitchell to introduce legislation to restore the use of the classic tag for personalized plates (HB 697) is that vanity messages of five to seven characters obscure the Star Spangled Banner. (By the way, the heron on the Chesapeake Bay tag goes missing in action when the plates are personalized.)
NEWS
By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | March 18, 2011
A House committee went to work Friday on rewriting portions of Gov. Martin O'Malley's $14 billion budget proposal, rolling back the governor's most significant cuts by chopping elsewhere and raising roughly $67 million in fees. Lawmakers worked into the night on a plan produced by the Democratic House leadership that would increase the cost of titling cars and trucks, registering land records and getting a vanity license plate. The extra revenue would go to three groups that have objected most to O'Malley's spending plan: the counties, state workers and school systems.
NEWS
July 30, 2010
Despite complaints about the new Maryland license plates that have a War of 1812 theme, sales of vanity plates increased after the design was introduced in mid-June, the Motor Vehicle Administration says. MVA spokesman Buel Young said that from June 14 to June 30, the state sold 454 vanity plates with a design evoking the image of the 1814 bombardment of Fort McHenry. He said that compares with 334 vanity plates sold during the May 14-30 period, when the old black-on-white design was in use. The 1812 design is scheduled to be used as the default template for regular and vanity plates through 2015, when the state would revert to the former design.
BUSINESS
By Dan Thanh Dang | September 28, 2008
Consumers, local businesses and organizations should not be fooled by deceptive e-mail messages telling then that they've been selected to win an award, warns the Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection recently. Such "vanity award scams" are one of several common schemes targeting businesses and organizations nationwide. A local organization recently reported that it had received a suspicious e-mail message requesting payment to receive a plaque commemorating a prestigious award from the "U.S.
NEWS
December 22, 1994
POLICE LOG* Harper's Choice: 5400 block of El Camino: A blue 1987 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer with Maryland vanity tags BARCODE was stolen Sunday, police said.* Wilde Lake: 10500 block of Twin Rivers Road: A white 1990 Pontiac Grand Am with Maryland vanity tags HZGRACE was stolen Sunday, police said.
NEWS
March 8, 1995
POLICE LOG* Ellicott City: 3800 block of Palmetto Court: Police said a woman was awakened by barking dogs when someone tried to pry open her home's rear doorearly Saturday.* Elkridge: 6600 block of Old Washington Road: A white 1990 Nissan 300ZX with vanity tags LADYTEE was stolen late Friday or early Saturday, police said.
FEATURES
February 15, 2006
"I was really excited to get to shave my head -- it's something I'd wanted to do for a while and now I had a good excuse. ... It was nice to shed that level of vanity for a girl." Natalie Portman, who changes her look for her new film, V for Vendetta Associated Press
FEATURES
By Jay Boyar and Jay Boyar,ORLANDO SENTINEL | September 1, 2004
Costume dramas, let's face it, are often stuffy. Some, like Nicholas Nickleby (2002), are so overstuffed they can barely move. But even some of the better ones - 1995's Sense and Sensibility, say - are a bit too insistently high-toned. You feel you should put on a tie just to watch. Vanity Fair, the Reese Witherspoon costume drama, based on the William Makepeace Thackeray novel, doesn't have that problem. If anything, the film may be a tad trashy. Call it "Days of Our Victorian Lives."
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