THE BALTIMORE SUN Monday September 12, 2009
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A women in New York City shields herself from the ‘pandemic’
Germs? The Real Contagion, Paranoia. Written By: Monica Hesse firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary Dies at 72
Amid fears of an approaching apork-
far less prevalent than the interior
accountant. Really gave them a good,
Has co-worker Bob always had al-
Written By: Will Grimes email@example.com
alypse, the most contagious disease
monologues that plagued the afflicted.
hard look, as she had never had cause
lergies? He says it’s allergies, but . . .
this week -- at least for a small, hyper- “Last night, the woman sleeping below
to do before. “And thought, ewww, do
didn’t he honeymoon in Mexico? Why is
Mary Travers, whose ringing,
aware portion of the population was
me had a horrible cough,” says Melissa
I really want to touch those with my
he HERE, breathing all over the
earnest vocals with the folk trio
paranoia. It struck locations such as
Ewbank, a tourist visiting Washington
hands?” She got into work and learned
place?! I hate Bob. We are being
Peter, Paul and Mary made songs
Union Station’s Tsch-
from England and staying in a hostel.
that a similarly concerned office fairy
ridiculous. We know we are being
like “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “If I
ridiculous. We cannot
Had a Hammer” and “Where Have
stop being ridiculous.
All the Flowers Gone?” enduring
But with each new
anthems of the 1960s protest
reported case of the
movement, died on Wednesday at
Danbury Hospital in Connecticut.
iffely Pharmacy, where containers
sanitizer were moved from the back shelf to the front cash register. Travel-size bottles sold out yesterday; the
Doctors have not been the only ones critical of the government response. The situation is completely overblown.
store was also doing brisk business in hospital masks. But
“Normally, you’d just think that was
such visible symptoms of this para-
annoying, but this time I thought, ‘Ugh,
noia epidemic, which is contracted
I hope that’s not . . .’ “
She was 72.
and a new one is born.
The cause was complications
“I went and looked
from chemotherapy associated
with a bone-marrow transplant
about an hour ago,” says Matthew
she had several years ago after de-
It’s so easy to contract paranoia.
Baldwin, We are being ridiculous.
veloping leukemia, said Heather Lylis, a spokeswoman.
had placed a bottle of hand sanitizer in every cubicle.
mainly through newspapers, Twitter
“I looked at the Metro poles this morn-
It just takes one errant glance at a
We know we are being ridiculous.
postings and lunchroom gossip, were
ing,” says Tracie Towner, a Washington
headline before you begin thinking,
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Ms. Travers brought a powerful voice and an unfeigned urgency to music that resonated with mainstream listeners. With her straight
Justice Department to Recharge Civil Rights Enforcement
blond hair and willowy figure and two bearded guitar players by her side, she looked exactly like what
Written By: Bob Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
she was, a Greenwich Villager directly from the clubs and the
Seven months after taking office, At-
of high-impact civil rights enforcement
over politically tinged hiring under the
coffeehouses that nourished the
torney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is re-
against policies, in areas ranging from
Bush administration, the Obama White
shaping the Justice Department’s Civil
housing to hiring, where statistics show
House has also proposed a hiring spree
“She was obviously the sex ap-
Rights Division by pushing it back into
that minorities fare disproportionately
that would swell the ranks of several
peal of that group, and that group
some of the most important areas of
poorly. President George W. Bush’s
hundred civil rights lawyers with more
was the sex appeal of the move-
American political life, including vot-
appointees had discouraged such tac-
than 50 additional lawyers.
ment,” said Elijah Wald, a folk-
ing rights, housing, employment, bank
tics, preferring to focus on individual
Mr. Holder said in an interv iew.
lending practices and redistricting
cases in which there is evidence of
“But it’s really only a start. I think the
after the 2010 census.
As part of this shift, the Obama ad-
To bolster a unit that has been bat-
ministration is planning a major revival
tered by heavy turnover and a scandal
Orioles: 10 Yankees: 6
Ravens: 28 Chiefs: 20 high: 80
blues musician and a historian of popular music.
wounds that were inflicted on this divi-
Ms. Travers’s voice blended
sion were deep, and it will take some
seamlessly with those of her col-
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