September 15, 1992
Excuse Patrice Malloy if she gets animated about the Zoo Zoom 5-miler and one-mile Kids Fun Run, to take place Sept. 27 at The Baltimore Zoo.Malloy is an athlete -- a member of the Baltimore Road Runners Club, the Tri-Maryland Triathlon Club and the Ancient Mariners swim team -- who, injury permitting, hopes to compete in the 14th annual run at Druid Hill Park. But she also is marketing and public relations manager for the zoo and, as such, hopes to keep the Zoo Zoom the premier local running event that it has become.
May 23, 2007
ROUXBE.COM This site offers video-based cooking classes highlighting more than 70 different dishes. Each video recipe (filmed in high definition) has "step videos" so that users can zoom in on particular tools and techniques.
July 4, 2005
HOLLYWOOD -- Call it: The Clash of theHollywood Titans as 20th Century Fox heads into court against Sony Pictures Entertainment. At stake? Whose superhero movie will rule the month of May next year, which is traditionally one of the biggest months at the box office. It all began when Fox announced plans to release X3, the third installment in its blockbuster comic-book-superheroes action series X-Men, on May 26, 2006. Sony decided to put Zoom, its own comic-book-superheroes movie, in theaters May 12. Now, Fox and Marvel Enterprises, the creator of the X-Men comic books, have filed a federal lawsuit claiming Zoom infringes on the copyrights of X-Men, a franchise that has grossed $700 million worldwide.
April 16, 1993
"All I wanna do is zoom-a-zoom zoom zoom in a poom poom -- just shake your rump!"It may not look like much on paper, but when you hear it booming from a well-cranked sound system, the chorus from Wreckx-N-Effect's "Rump Shaker" comes on like a command. Some of it is in the delivery, of course, but mostly it has to do with the way those words lock into the rhythm track's frantic scratching, sax-like synth and thumping bass drum. Taken together, the chorus has a near-hypnotic effect, one which turns almost any listener into a willing rump-shaker.
November 1, 1999
Gadget allows access to e-mail away from PCIf you're looking for low-cost access to e-mail when you're away from your computer -- or maybe you don't have a computer at all -- Vtech's e-Mail Postbox ($99) is a worthwhile solution.The small, lightweight computer (under 2 1/2 pounds with batteries) has a full-sized keyboard and a small, eight-line LCD screen. Like other gadgets of this type, it makes me wonder whether seniors and others will have trouble with the dinky screen and small characters.
June 28, 1995
Kensington -- Someone could make a lot of money by producing a single map of the world. Not a printed single-page map of the National Geographic style, nor a map printed on a globe. Something far more elaborate and detailed -- and computerized.In principle, a computerized world map should be easy to make. It would allow you to pan across continents or to zoom in on, say, Paris or Bombay or Bangor, Maine, and see individual streets, with or without their names. Or you could zoom out and see all of Europe or Asia, or an entire hemisphere.