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By Norris P. West and Norris P. West,Staff Writer | June 14, 1992
It's going to be a wet summer.That's not a weather forecast but a statement of fact, thanks to an army of youngsters prowling metropolitan neighborhoods with high-powered Super Soaker water guns."
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Sun architecture critic | February 18, 2008
From an early age, kids are fascinated by water. A new exhibit at Port Discovery Children's Museum capitalizes on that fascination. Wonders of Water is the name of the $400,000 exhibit, the first permanent one added to the museum since it opened in December 1998. The new aquatic playground on the museum's third level lets kids interact with water in a variety of ways. They can pump it, squirt it, make giant bubbles with it, play music with it, float boats on it -- just about anything short of bathing in it. And that appeals to kids' natural interest in all things liquid.
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By James Cummings and James Cummings,Cox News Service | July 2, 1993
Last summer, Antonio Kelly's younger brother Sergio regularly ambushed him with a Super Soaker 30, a water gun capable of sending a stream of water across a room.But for his 11th birthday in May, Antonio received a Super Soaker 200. It holds more than twice as much water as the Super Soaker 30.Of course, plenty of water guns on the market can wash the Super Soaker 200 away. So there's plenty of room for the escalation at the Kelly house to continue.Three years after the original Super Soaker flooded the marketplace in 1990, high-powered water guns are easily the summer toy generating the most demand, toy store workers say.Beyond water guns, the hottest toys this summer are dinosaurs -- especially "Jurassic Park" dinosaurs -- and hand-held video games.
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By JANET GILBERT | July 15, 2007
Eating out on the porch ... watching fireworks ... picking a fresh tomato ... catching a whiff of honeysuckle ... getting out the hammock ... doing your best dive off the board ... avoiding the neighborhood children with water guns ... getting out the hose and joining the neighborhood kids with water guns ... trying to decide on a snowball flavor ... sitting spellbound watching people of every age, size and color perform in a uniquely choreographed, staged...
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By Eben Shapiro and Eben Shapiro,New York Times News Service | May 24, 1992
The international arms race may be slowing, but a major weapons buildup is under way in the nation's toy stores this summer.DTC On beaches, in backyards and even in a few executive offices, high-powered water guns are the weapons of choice.A far cry from the little squirt guns of old, the latest water guns are hefty in size and price, around $30 for the most macho ones.Using air pumped into a chamber, most of the guns can blast a forceful, though small, stream of water 50 feet with considerable accuracy.
SPORTS
July 27, 1993
Jordan could have played for a songSunday at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Michael Jordan's hand-picked team of athletes lost, 7-1, in a charity softball game to Grammy Award-winning singer Michael Bolton and members of his band.Bolton's Bombers easily beat Jordan's Air Force for one simple reason: Bolton's musicians could play softball. They do frequently and successfully when they are on tour.Jordan's team was comprised of Magic Johnson and Stacey King from basketball, hockey's Chris Chelios, boxer Evander Holyfield, ex-football stars Ahmad Rashad and Mark Harmon and entertainers Hammer and Tom Selleck.
NEWS
By JANET GILBERT | July 15, 2007
Eating out on the porch ... watching fireworks ... picking a fresh tomato ... catching a whiff of honeysuckle ... getting out the hammock ... doing your best dive off the board ... avoiding the neighborhood children with water guns ... getting out the hose and joining the neighborhood kids with water guns ... trying to decide on a snowball flavor ... sitting spellbound watching people of every age, size and color perform in a uniquely choreographed, staged...
FEATURES
By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Sun architecture critic | February 18, 2008
From an early age, kids are fascinated by water. A new exhibit at Port Discovery Children's Museum capitalizes on that fascination. Wonders of Water is the name of the $400,000 exhibit, the first permanent one added to the museum since it opened in December 1998. The new aquatic playground on the museum's third level lets kids interact with water in a variety of ways. They can pump it, squirt it, make giant bubbles with it, play music with it, float boats on it -- just about anything short of bathing in it. And that appeals to kids' natural interest in all things liquid.
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By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | October 4, 2004
MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Sunday mornings, there is God. Sunday afternoons, guns. After sitting in the pews of their Lutheran church, the Montest family will load up their white Chevy Suburban with guns, ammo and safety gear, and head out from their home in Whispering Woods, a Pittsburgh-area subdivision, to one of the two gun clubs they belong to. On a soggy-aired weekend in June, Margeaux Montest, just days out of sixth grade, loads her mother's Ruger...
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By DAVE BARRY | May 5, 1996
Just when you're starting to lose hope that the younger generation will ever amount to anything; just when you're asking yourself, "Where are the leaders of tomorrow? Where is the next John Kennedy, the next John Wayne, the next John Denver, the next John LeMasters, who attended Pleasantville High School with me and was very good at math?"; just when you're starting to think that the most significant contributions that today's young people will make to society will be in the field of body-piercing; just when you're about to give up in total despair, some young person, when you least expect it, sends you a world-class water gun.At least that's what happened to me. The young person in this case is actually named "John Young."
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By Rona Kobell and Rona Kobell,SUN STAFF | April 17, 2005
The sun was shining. The cameras were rolling. And the University of Maryland, Baltimore County students gathered between the orange cones were ready. And then, in two minutes, it was all over. Sometime around 12:45 p.m. yesterday, the Catonsville campus made history - its students declared they had staged the Guinness Book of World Records' largest water-gun fight. Never mind that only 114 people turned out for the battle or that they could only use puny squirt guns that needed constant refueling, or that at least one participant stepped out of bounds on the makeshift court, or that Guinness officials still needed to confirm the feat.
NEWS
By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | October 4, 2004
MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Sunday mornings, there is God. Sunday afternoons, guns. After sitting in the pews of their Lutheran church, the Montest family will load up their white Chevy Suburban with guns, ammo and safety gear, and head out from their home in Whispering Woods, a Pittsburgh-area subdivision, to one of the two gun clubs they belong to. On a soggy-aired weekend in June, Margeaux Montest, just days out of sixth grade, loads her mother's Ruger...
FEATURES
By DAVE BARRY | May 5, 1996
Just when you're starting to lose hope that the younger generation will ever amount to anything; just when you're asking yourself, "Where are the leaders of tomorrow? Where is the next John Kennedy, the next John Wayne, the next John Denver, the next John LeMasters, who attended Pleasantville High School with me and was very good at math?"; just when you're starting to think that the most significant contributions that today's young people will make to society will be in the field of body-piercing; just when you're about to give up in total despair, some young person, when you least expect it, sends you a world-class water gun.At least that's what happened to me. The young person in this case is actually named "John Young."
SPORTS
July 27, 1993
Jordan could have played for a songSunday at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Michael Jordan's hand-picked team of athletes lost, 7-1, in a charity softball game to Grammy Award-winning singer Michael Bolton and members of his band.Bolton's Bombers easily beat Jordan's Air Force for one simple reason: Bolton's musicians could play softball. They do frequently and successfully when they are on tour.Jordan's team was comprised of Magic Johnson and Stacey King from basketball, hockey's Chris Chelios, boxer Evander Holyfield, ex-football stars Ahmad Rashad and Mark Harmon and entertainers Hammer and Tom Selleck.
FEATURES
By James Cummings and James Cummings,Cox News Service | July 2, 1993
Last summer, Antonio Kelly's younger brother Sergio regularly ambushed him with a Super Soaker 30, a water gun capable of sending a stream of water across a room.But for his 11th birthday in May, Antonio received a Super Soaker 200. It holds more than twice as much water as the Super Soaker 30.Of course, plenty of water guns on the market can wash the Super Soaker 200 away. So there's plenty of room for the escalation at the Kelly house to continue.Three years after the original Super Soaker flooded the marketplace in 1990, high-powered water guns are easily the summer toy generating the most demand, toy store workers say.Beyond water guns, the hottest toys this summer are dinosaurs -- especially "Jurassic Park" dinosaurs -- and hand-held video games.
NEWS
By Norris P. West and Norris P. West,Staff Writer | June 14, 1992
It's going to be a wet summer.That's not a weather forecast but a statement of fact, thanks to an army of youngsters prowling metropolitan neighborhoods with high-powered Super Soaker water guns."
NEWS
By Rona Kobell and Rona Kobell,SUN STAFF | April 17, 2005
The sun was shining. The cameras were rolling. And the University of Maryland, Baltimore County students gathered between the orange cones were ready. And then, in two minutes, it was all over. Sometime around 12:45 p.m. yesterday, the Catonsville campus made history - its students declared they had staged the Guinness Book of World Records' largest water-gun fight. Never mind that only 114 people turned out for the battle or that they could only use puny squirt guns that needed constant refueling, or that at least one participant stepped out of bounds on the makeshift court, or that Guinness officials still needed to confirm the feat.
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By Lisa Breslin and Lisa Breslin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 17, 1999
MOVE OVER, AMELIA Bedelia -- Westminster Baptist Church members recently took wordplay to new heights during their annual Mother Daughter Banquet.Using a pun-filled script created by church member Donna Gault, several women and men participated in a fashion show that would make Amelia Bedelia author Peggy Parish proud.With bouncy music in the background and Gault narrating, Terri McMichael was the first to step up on the platform, wearing a potato sack dress."Note Terri's necklace," Gault narrated.
BUSINESS
By Eben Shapiro and Eben Shapiro,New York Times News Service | May 24, 1992
The international arms race may be slowing, but a major weapons buildup is under way in the nation's toy stores this summer.DTC On beaches, in backyards and even in a few executive offices, high-powered water guns are the weapons of choice.A far cry from the little squirt guns of old, the latest water guns are hefty in size and price, around $30 for the most macho ones.Using air pumped into a chamber, most of the guns can blast a forceful, though small, stream of water 50 feet with considerable accuracy.
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