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By Karol V. Menzie and Randy Johnson | November 18, 1995
An old house that knows its owner's birthday, a new house that can't keep itself together, and a cabin in the woods where it "rains" on a bedroom floor are the latest "Stupid House Tricks" we've collected.You know about stupid house tricks -- most people who have done a rehab or remodeling project have probably encountered something in the existing construction that leaves them standing around shaking their heads.When we asked readers to send us their stupid-house-trick stories, we heard from a man in Cumberland who was doing some plumbing repairs in a 1900-era house that had been "modernized" at some unknown date.
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By DAN BERGER | June 22, 1995
The Duma lacks confidence in President Yeltsin's government, and vice versa.Hell is being tailgated by a fatigued trucker when you're 9 miles over the speed limit.Dole is giving the money back, not that anything was the least bit wrong with his seeking it.
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May 23, 1995
Labels on graphs showing the stock prices of Best Buy and Circuit City in Sunday's Business section were transposed. The chart showing Best Buy's stock performance was labeled Circuit City, and vice versa. Friday closing prices, however, werecorrect.The Sun regrets the errors.
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By DAN BERGER | January 27, 1995
If Doc Berger isn't listening to what Dutch is saying, and vice versa, it's Baltimore County government as usual.When Alan Greenspan looks ahead and sees inflation, what he really sees is a Republican president.A lot of congressmen have taken a good look at this country and concluded that there aren't enough assault rifles.When San Diego meets San Francisco, the ground moves.Imagine Maryland has an "education governor," who does not know how to spell either Paris or Glendening.
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By DAN BERGER | September 19, 1994
We're leaving Somalia and going into Haiti. Next year, vice versa.At last, a court ruled that killing a confused foreign student who comes to the door to ask for directions is wrong, even in Louisiana.Sauerbrey calls Glendening a liberal. He called her a conservative. It's getting nasty.A new mayor of Washington gives owner Jack Kent Cooke a chance to save himself from the folly of moving the Redskins to Laurel and opening RFK in DC to the CFL.
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By SUSAN REIMER | September 13, 1994
In the book "About Three Bricks Shy of a Load," a chronicle of the making of the Pittsburgh Steelers football dynasty, author Roy Blount Jr. tells of an exchange with head coach Chuck Noll that revealed a playful side of his stern football mind.Coach Noll, overhearing Blount, Sports Illustrated photographer Walter Iooss and Steelers defensive back Mike Wagner recalling candy names in a motel hallway before a road game, offered this:"Mr. Clark Bar took Miss Hershey back behind the Powerhouse . . . . He said, 'Forever Yours.
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By DAN BERGER | August 30, 1994
Jorge Mas Canosa makes U.S. policy on Cuba. Next question.This country needs a new national pastime. If the boys of America could vote with their feet, it would be soccer.Bill will deal on health and hang tough on Cuba, or vice versa, but not both.If there are bribes to be made from fixing up Baltimore public housing, how come it isn't fixed up?
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By DAN BERGER | June 17, 1994
Cheer up. This heat cannot possibly last more than 12 weeks longer.Five City Council members improperly invaded the Court House, but didn't inhale.The administration is going to either impose modest sanctions against welfare moms and nuke North Korea, or vice versa.Ben Chavis seems to be turning the NAACP into the long-sought alternative to the NAACP.
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By DAN BERGER | March 30, 1994
State senators believe that a third baby born to a welfare mother has only itself to blame.Japanese tourists have learned that if the earthquakes don't get you, the Californians will.Italians elected a loudmouth billionaire for prime minister in the hope that he's too rich to steal.Maybe Israel and the PLO should teach the ANC and Inkatha about conflict resolution. Maybe vice versa.
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By Lan Nguyen and Lan Nguyen,Staff Writer | September 9, 1993
Cheerleader Angela Wise wanted to trade her pom-poms for a helmet and pads this year to play football with the boys.But the Howard High School junior's hopes were cut short when the school's football coach, fearing for her safety, didn't allow her to try out for the team this summer.She had been to two days of a two-week tryout when the coach told her she was "not big enough and too slow," she said. "I came home crying because I felt so bad."Coach John Quinn said his decision was based on concern for Angela's safety and on her inability to keep up during a practice.
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