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By SUZIN BODDIFORD | November 7, 1993
Many style-conscious gift-givers are draping their packages with fabric instead of paper. This is hardly a new concept: Cloth is used to wrap gifts in Japan, where, it is said, giving a gift is likened to wrapping one's heart. A centuries-old Japanese technique of wrapping and tying gifts with square pieces of cloth called furoshiki -- has been adopted here."Cloth wrap is not only unique and elegant, but much better for the environment," says Dolores Hakun, whose Furoshiki-style gift wrap, called Angel Cloth, is available at Greetings & Readings.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2014
When the Toronto Blue Jays overtook the New York Yankees for second place earlier this week and then won their game Wednesday night, the Blue Jays guaranteed that the Orioles couldn't capture the American League East crown until Monday at the earliest. That ruined a delicious scenario for the Orioles this weekend, potentially sweeping the Yankees at Camden Yards to clinch their first division title in 17 years. You would have needed a jumbo, battery-charged broom for that one. As it stands, the most the Orioles can do this weekend is eliminate the Yankees from the divisional race, which, for an organization that has been in the deep shadows of the Bronx Bombers for decades, is a solid consolation prize.
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By Donna Peremes | December 12, 1990
'Tis a wonderful season, what with carolers crooning, cas registers ringing and folks getting that slightly crazed, holidazed feeling. We'll try to help -- or at least give you a few seasonal laughs along the way -- in The Sun.It's 1 in the morning, you're sloppily slapping wrapping on Gift #97, and there's no end in sight. What happened to that warm, giving glow, you wonder, that goodwill-toward-humankind feeling, that holly jolly spirit? It's lost among the scissors, bows and tape.But never fear.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2014
Dorothy Grubb said she feared her boyfriend would kill her. She wrote in court papers that he threatened to do that, then throw her in his truck and drive off down the road. Two years later, according to police, Clyde Campbell followed through on that threat. Police charged the 53-year-old Campbell in Grubb's death Wednesday, a day after they found her body on the side of Peninsula Expressway in Dundalk. Investigators said Campbell loaded the body, wrapped in a tarp, into his Ford F-150 pickup truck.
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By JONI GUHNE | December 23, 1993
Christmas is for giving. Nothing compares with the joy you feel when the recipient of your efforts tears apart the tissue, sees the surprise within and is absolutely thrilled.My gift to myself this year is to start wrapping those presents earlier than my usual deadline: midnight Christmas Eve. Actually, the classification of humans into which I was born -- homo-procrastinatorus -- allows me to transfer responsibility for putting everything off until the last minute to some past affront, real or imagined.
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By KEVIN COWHERD | December 19, 2002
For the wrapping-impaired, the holiday season is a time of great loneliness and frustration. The wrapping-impaired are those of us - yes, I have suffered with the affliction for years - who want to wrap presents neatly and attractively, who yearn to make the flaps and creases and bows turn out just so, but who, for various reasons, cannot make their fat little fingers comply. No matter how much effort we put into wrapping a gift, what results is a horrible, misshapen lump of torn paper and wilted ribbon affixed with wads and wads of Scotch tape.
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By SANDY ALEXANDER and SANDY ALEXANDER,SUN REPORTER | December 12, 2005
When Dameon Robinson approached the charity gift-wrap station on the second level of The Mall in Columbia with two jewelry-sized boxes, the three women behind the table knew just what to ask. "What kind of paper would you like?" "Is the price tag off?" And, most important: "Can we see?" Robinson proudly showed off two gold bracelets he'd bought for out-of-town recipients, and the women oohed approvingly. Then Ruth Zlotowitz of Ellicott City and Sami Klein and Marsha Ansel, both of Columbia, hurried to get the gifts covered in bright paper, shiny ribbons and fluffy bows.
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November 17, 2002
Amy Davis : Sun Staff Jodi Ceglia keeps her wrapping paper neatly organized, and uses a wristband tape dispenser. [Wrap, from Page 1n] stuffing a bit of gold tinsel into the top and enveloping the package in a garland of gold stars. Then, lacking a plume of gold ribbon, she folds another sheet of paper into a fan and fastens it behind the neck of the wrapped bottle. The final effect is a bit eerie, as if a brilliant miniature ninja had just sprung from Ceglia's rustic dining room table.
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By KEVIN COWHERD | December 19, 2005
For those of us who struggle with wrapping paper, scissors and tape, who fumble mightily with tissue paper, ribbons and bows, this has always been the cruelest season. Oh, the wrapping-impaired don't seek your sympathy. Nor do we want your money. And we'll never ask you to buy trash bags from us, or mail little collection envelopes to your neighbors, or donate old but serviceable vehicles for our use. All we ask for at this difficult time of year is your understanding, for a kindly pat on the back instead of a snicker when we hand you a gift wrapped in a lumpy, shapeless mass of paper with way too much Scotch tape holding it together.
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By Stephanie Shapiro and By Stephanie Shapiro,Sun Staff | November 17, 2002
Among friends and loved ones, Jodi Ceglia is known for her ability to transform an ordinary package into a work of art. For Ceglia, who is publications design manager at the Community College of Baltimore County, gift wrapping is fun because it's "hands-on creativity," rather than "just sitting in front of the computer and designing." Ceglia's gift-wrapping gifts are of champion quality, but that's not why she's a contender in this year's Scotch Brand Most Gifted Wrapper Contest. It was a rap (naturally)
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2014
Allow me to get really old for a second. You'll see elsewhere on our site that legendary songwriter Gerry Goffin died yesterday. He wrote, among other things, "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," which is a phenomenal song. If you're a frequent Coffee Companion reader, you'll understand it's better than anything I'll ever write. So shout out to him, and here are yesterday's local sports headlines. - It was another busy day in Owings Mills, with lots of Ravens news. Jeff Zrebiec has compiled his most impressive players and highlighted some other observations . - The offensive line is moving on from a disappointing 2013 campaign, and Joe Flacco said the offense is doing well as well . The team has bolstered its depth on defense and at receiver with free agent cornerbacks Aaron Ross, Dominique Franks, receiver Mike Willie, linebacker Austin Spitler and Nick DiMarco.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2014
When the three-day draft ended and the Ravens had made the last of their nine selections, there was just as much talk about what needs they didn't address as those they did. Despite saying there is a wide receiver the Ravens could take in every round, general manager Ozzie Newsome didn't select one with any of his original eight picks, though the team did trade for a seventh-round pick and select local product Michael Campanaro (River Hill)....
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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2014
Maryland's health exchange officials say they have contacted all 18,000 people who reported having trouble signing up for insurance through the state's online marketplace before the end of open enrollment in April and added 7,500 people to the rolls. Others enrolled on their own and still more were duplicates, said Alison Walker, a spokeswoman for the exchange. She couldn't say if there were others left who had technical trouble with the glitch-prone site, but she said they'd still be able to enroll.
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Peter Schmuck | April 20, 2014
There is still a winter chill in the air, and the American League East race has already gotten hot and heavy. The Orioles and Boston Red Sox are embroiled in an intense four-game series at Fenway Park that is building toward Monday's emotional crescendo. The Tampa Bay Rays spent Friday and Saturday pounding some of the starch out of the first-place New York Yankees before losing in 12 innings Sunday for a split in their four-game series. By most accounts, it's going to be like this all season.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | April 7, 2014
Pro Musica Rara , one of the unsung heroes of Baltimore's performing arts scene, will celebrate its 40th anniversary next season. That's remarkable on a whole lot of levels, starting with the fact that there weren't a lot people anywhere in the music world paying much attention to original instruments and historical informed performance practice four decades ago. It's still not a field that attracts across-the-board interest among classical...
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By David Driver, For The Baltimore Sun | February 2, 2014
Ryley Beaumont grew up in Millersville, participating in football, lacrosse and basketball. But when he was young he broke his hand playing football — just before the start of basketball season with a Severna Park youth program. "That ruined his basketball season," said his father, Russ, who played hoops at Southern High in Baltimore and has taught at Marley Middle School in Glen Burnie for nearly 30 years. As a boy, Beaumont was able to shoot baskets in Anne Arundel gyms since his father could usually get a key, thanks to his teaching job. "He did push-ups.
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By Ellen Nibali and Special to The Baltimore Sun | January 21, 2010
Question: The big snow split our old weeping Japanese maple (3-feet by 4-feet wide). The trunk cracked apart vertically about 2 inches wide and way down the middle. Should we tie it loosely around the stem so that it will not split any more? Should we allow the wound to heal by itself without any spray or dressing? Structurally, it does not seem that the split will make any difference. Answer: The inner trunk wound cannot compartmentalize (heal), but the cambium layer just below the bark will "heal."
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By Janene Holzberg | January 23, 2014
Holding a 3-inch-tall Tolkien-inspired wizard named Schmandalf that she fashioned out of modeling clay, Olivia Hatcher set about the painstaking process of creating a stop-motion film for her summer camp class. Using one of Maryvale Preparatory School's digital single-lens reflex cameras affixed to a tripod -- instead of holding a camera phone or a “point-and-shoot” with no adjustable settings -- the fifth-grader from Towson posed and re-posed Schmandalf to simulate human movements while photographing the figurine a couple hundred times between adjustments.
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By Jim Joyner, The Baltimore Sun | December 23, 2013
It was a reunion of sorts when Kavita M. Shukla came to Howard County to be with students from her former middle school - or if not a reunion, at least a field trip. For members of the student council at Burleigh Manor Middle School in Ellicott City, a recent tour of the Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center in Columbia alongside Shukla was a chance to donate to the community and connect with an inventor and entrepreneur who once followed the path they are now walking. Shukla is founder and CEO of Fenugreen, a Massachusetts company marketing a product she developed years ago, essentially from a science project at Burleigh Manor, which she attended until 1998.
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