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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | May 17, 2001
ALBANY, N.Y. - Gov. George E. Pataki and dozens of state legislators are urging that a figure of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat get the boot from Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in New York's Times Square. A bipartisan group of Assembly members contends in a petition that it is "an affront to decent law-abiding citizens for Arafat to be welcome in any way, shape or form" - even if that form is wax. Though Pataki was critical of the Arafat statue, he said it is not immediately clear what can be done to force its removal.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2014
A cadre of spiritual giants was inducted Saturday into the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum as the East Baltimore gallery looks to expand in its third decade. About 1,000 people gathered in Morgan State University's Murphy Fine Arts Center for a tribute ceremony honoring three pastors and a gospel singer for their roles inspiring the country through faith. "Thank God for blessing them so that they could bless others," Rep. Elijah Cummings told the audience. "I want to thank our honorees for changing the trajectory of so many people's destiny.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Staff Writer | February 26, 1993
A child takes on the persona of a famous athlete and crouches tensely in the racing blocks, ready to run for the gold.Push a button and the figure comes to life."
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2014
John Danko got his Baltimore company's first 3-D printer four years ago, and he said it's given him a front-row seat for a manufacturing revolution. In an office across the street from the foundry where Danko Arlington's molten metal flows, he prints out the industrial patterns he said he could no longer find skilled workers to do by hand. Employees designing products on computers use the technology to spit out prototypes more quickly. Some see in this the potential for a change as substantial as the Industrial Revolution - a different way of making things that could kick-start tiny operations, disrupt entire industries and literally transform the landscape.
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May 28, 2000
Q. My boxwoods have many leaves that are folded over. When I unfold them, I see this strange gray, waxy material. Is this a disease and should I be spraying something? A. It's not a disease. Your boxwoods have psyllids. Similar to aphids, these sucking insects are light green and / inch long. They produce that fluffy, white wax that you observed. If you examine the leaves and see the nymphs, you can apply a horticultural oil or insecticidal soap spray. The winged adults usually appear in June.
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By Glenn Collins and Glenn Collins,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | April 26, 2000
NEW YORK -- Back in 1996, the issue wasn't all that complicated. If Madame Tussaud's of London brought its legendary wax museum to the Big Apple, exactly what would New Yorkers want to see? But Manhattan focus groups provided answers that were underwhelming at best, said Andrew Tansley, the English director of the Tussaud's Group Ltd. Tansley would observe through a one-way mirror as city residents mumbled politely about seeing a mix of urban icons, historic figures, rock stars, politicians and sports legends.
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By Dolly Merritt | December 30, 1995
Around the house* Remove hardened candle wax. Place an ice cube on wax and scrape off with a credit card or plastic spatula.* Save energy when using fireplace. Close all doors and warm-air ducts in a room with a fireplace. Open a nearby window 1/2 inch to 1 inch to provide air needed by the fire. This will reduce the amount of heated air drawn from the rest of the house.In the garden* Keep blooming gift plants such as poinsettias away from direct sunlight, heat ducts and drafts. Remove foil and place plant on a gravel-filled saucer to allow adequate drainage.
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September 7, 1991
Around the house* Dry mop or vacuum hardwood floors frequently. Apply two thin coats of paste wax or a solvent-based liquid wax to clean floors. Allow to dry thoroughly and buff in the direction of the wood grain with an electric polishing machine.* Clean edges of carpet along stairways and baseboards. Vacuum with a hand wand attachment. In between vacuuming, use a damp towel to remove dust.* Avoid messy broiler pan. Pour a cup or two of water in the bottom before broiling.In the garden* Divide summer-blooming varieties of perennials that have grown too large.
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By Dolly Merritt | December 26, 1992
Around the housedTC* Keep warranties from Christmas gifts in an accordion folder and organize them by category. They will be easily accessible when needed.* Clean dirt and grime from telephone at least once a month. Use a diluted disinfectant cleaner solution in a plastic spray bottle. Do not spray solution into transmitter holes. Spray top, sides of receiver and the base of the unit. Wipe dry with a clean cloth.* Soak washable candle holders such as glass or ceramic in hot water to remove accumulated wax. Rub wax off when it has softened.
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By Dolly Merritt | June 4, 1994
Around the house* Patch a leaking cooler. Melt paraffin wax and allow to cool slightly. While wax is soft, plug hole inside and out. Use caution when heating wax because of flammability.* Perk up an old picnic table. Cover with a printed, fitted single sheet.* Clean window screens. Remove and lay them on flat surface. Mix a solution of 3 parts water to 1 part ammonia in a bucket and scrub with bristle brush. Rinse with a hose and rap screen with hand to remove excess water. Let screens dry in sun.* Keep ants away from house.
SPORTS
Sports Digest | November 25, 2013
Et cetera Fundraiser for Lenny Moore statue, wax figure launched today Today, the Lenny Moore Statue and Wax Figurine Committee, in collaboration with the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation, will launch a fundraising drive to purchase and build both a statue and a wax figurine in honor of former Baltimore Colts running back Lenny Moore , a Pro Football Hall of Famer who turns 80 years old today. Moore played as a halfback for Penn State and the Colts, with whom he was named NFL Rookie of the Year in 1956.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2013
In addition to being known for a variety of architectural designs, many of the homes in Baltimore's Guilford neighborhood are often referred to by the names of their former residents of note. Within the space of a few acres, the community includes the Milton Eisenhower house, the Turnbull House and the "Natty Boh" place. Five years ago, Bari and Thomas Fore purchased the Ogden Nash home, a three-story, stone and slate English country-style home sitting on an acre of land, for $1.2 million.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 18, 2013
Frankly, Jason Hammel has been playing with fire all season. The Orioles' Opening Day starter hasn't been crisp - honest-to-goodness smooth and effortless like in early 2012 - at all in nine starts. Sure, he beat the Tampa Bay Rays on Opening Day in a quality start (three runs in six innings) and then beat himself up afterward for not having good command. Then there were his six innings without an earned run against Oakland on April 25 in which he threw only 59 of his 104 pitches for strikes, but got away with a lot of mistakes.
TRAVEL
By Diane W. Stoneback, Tribune Newspapers | March 28, 2013
Mutter Museum may leave you shocked and horrified or amazed and fascinated. Either way, its collections of bones, bodies, body parts, plus tumors and other terrors, are unforgettable. The nation's finest and oldest medical museum - celebrating its 150th anniversary this month - bills itself as "disturbingly informative," and that is absolutely true. Specimens lining its wood-and-glass display cases reveal the effects of epidemics and diseases on the body, as well as an amazing array of human curiosities and anomalies.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly | October 18, 2012
Orioles third base coach DeMarlo Hale is interviewing for the Boston Red Sox managerial job today. Hale, 51, has nine years of managerial experience, but none in the majors. And that might hurt his chances, especially considering the favorite is John Farrell, the current Toronto Blue Jays manager and former Red Sox pitching coach. For Farrell to get it, though, the Blue Jays would demand compensation. No such problem with Hale. The Orioles want him to go to Boston. They'd happily pack his bags and buy his ticket to Logan Airport.
NEWS
By Scott Dance | June 21, 2012
Earlier this year, Venus and Jupiter adorned the western sky alongside the waxing crescent moon. Now, Mercury and Mars can be spotted alongside it. The closest planet to the sun will appear as a bright star in the sky this month. Mercury will rise above the horizon to the right of the moon around dusk Thursday and Friday nights. Further to the right will be the bright stars Pollux and Castor, according to EarthSky.org. Then, the moon will pass by Mars, too, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
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By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,Sun Staff | March 20, 2005
Coloring Easter eggs conjures up images of dime-store PAAS dye, hard-boiled eggs and the simple pastels of spring. But for those with the patience and the materials, Easter eggs can become elaborate symbols of hope, power, good harvests and long life, in dramatic patterns that star orange, red and even black. The Ukrainian method of egg decoration predates Christianity, but it has become an enduring Easter tradition. The finished eggs are known as pysanky, a term that comes from the Ukrainian word pysaty -- which means to write.
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By Dolly Merritt | April 10, 1993
Around the house* Scrub foyer floor with hot water and ammonia. Apply two thin coats of wax. Areas that receive less traffic should be waxed lightly or not at all to avoid wax buildup.* Avoid baking a lopsided cake. Pour batter evenly into pan. With a spatula, pull the batter up the sides of the pan about 1/2 -inch all the way around. The batter will rise to those points, creating an even cake.* Use a hot-glue gun to hang pictures, sconces and other objects. When ready to remove, use a blow dryer to soften glue.
BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | June 15, 2011
Retired basketball star Chris Webber will help the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum raise funds for a $75 million replacement facility scheduled to open on Baltimore's North Avenue corridor in 2015. The museum announced that Webber, a five-time National Basketball Association All-Star who played from 1993 to 2008, will help launch an initiative next week to raise $4 million for the sports wing of a $7 million gallery of sports, recreation and athletics that will be part of the new museum.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | April 8, 2011
On stage, Maddie Poole's attitude is fierce, stomping around in high heels, a leopard print dress and heavy makeup, and speaking with a commanding voice that carries across the auditorium. But backstage, still in makeup but wearing a hooded sweat shirt and no longer in the heels, her posture has eased, her voice is softer and she's dropped the scowl for a smile. "My character is awful. She's an awful person," the 14-year-old said during a recent rehearsal at the Children's Theatre of Annapolis.
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