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By Orange County Register | November 20, 1992
Look out, Aladdin. This time when you rub your magic lamp, Robin Williams pops out of the spout, in Disney's manic new animated version of the classic fairy tale.And Mr. Williams' quick-change-artist of a genie plunges the film "Aladdin," which opens at most theaters Wednesday, into more whacked-out cartoon comedy shtick than the ancient Arabs and Persians ever bargained for."We wrote the script with Robin Williams in mind," said producer-director John Musker, who along with Ron Clements, Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio expanded the screenplay from an original treatment by the late Howard Ashman.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
The hottest Facebook trend right now is ice. The "Ice Bucket Challenge" became a fundraising bonanza in recent weeks for the ALS Association, which has garnered about 107,000 new donors - about 31/2 times the number of people who have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Those who research and treat the rare neurological disorder, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease, aren't even sure how many people knew what it was before the challenge. "This has been the biggest bang for our buck," Rita Sattler, an ALS researcher in the Robert Packard Center for ALS at Johns Hopkins, said about the money and awareness from the campaign.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2014
CLEVELAND - Orioles center fielder Adam Jones isn't one to swallow his opinion, but after the Orioles lost 2-1 in 11 innings Friday night on a walk-off home run by Cleveland Indians third baseman Mike Aviles, Jones carefully measured his words. “I plead the fifth. I think being smart in what you say will help you in the long run,” said Jones, who was involved in a controversial hit-by-pitch call in the eighth inning. “I'd rather take the high road tonight and … I'd just rather take the high road.” The Orioles (69-51)
SPORTS
By Aaron Oster and The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2014
Alberto Del Rio was fired by World Wrestling Entertainment on Thursday, ending his four-year run with the company. On Thursday night, this message was posted on WWE.com: “WWE announced the release of Del Rio due to unprofessional conduct and an altercation with an employee.” According to Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Weekly , Del Rio slapped a WWE.com staff member this week. While the timing of and speculation surrounding his firing is surprising, his departure from the company isn't.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
There seemed to be a sense of relief among Orioles fans that third baseman Manny Machado's right knee injury isn't as bad as it looked. X-rays were negative, and Machado said he was a “little sore” after the game. Well, the good news is that Machado walked over to reporters after the game while a pair of crutches went untouched by his locker. The sobering news, though, is that clean X-rays don't mean much in these cases. It's the Tuesday morning MRI that will reveal whether Machado and the Orioles dodged a bullet or whether the club will have to immediately fill Machado's defensive and offensive presence.
NEWS
By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
Hundreds of mourners bid farewell Thursday to Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, the highest-ranking Army officer killed in combat since the Vietnam War. General Greene, a former leader at Aberdeen Proving Ground who was shot to death last week in Afghanistan, was laid to rest during a somber ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, retired Col. Sue Myers, and their son, Lt. Matthew J. Greene, saluted his flag-draped coffin as a howitzer fired a 13-gun salute. The burial followed a private memorial service attended by 800 mourners, many in uniform, at Joint Base Myers-Henderson Hall.
TRAVEL
By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2014
Pole dancing got a toehold on Ocean City's boardwalk over the weekend, and neither city officials nor area merchants seem too thrilled. Saturday night, an unidentified woman wearing a bikini set up a pole on the boardwalk and danced for onlookers. Police were powerless to do anything - a federal court recently ruled that street performers have a right to perform in public places like the boardwalk, apparently even if what they do is decidedly adult-oriented. And though she doesn't seem to have been back since, the dancer clearly made an impression.
TRAVEL
By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
Was it Big Kahuna? That's just a guess after seeing a video of a shark circling a boat off the coast of Ocean City that was posted online by University of Maryland student Aaron Caplan. Caplan, 19, said he was shark fishing with friends on July 30 about 5-6 miles off shore when a great white shark became curious about his boat. He estimated the shark was about 13-15 feet - a wee bit smaller than his 24-foot fishing boat. "It got close enough that we identified it as a great white," he said in a phone interview Thursday, adding that he never expected to attract anything that big. "We actually got to pet it one of the times when it rubbed against the boat.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
Tuesday's flooding may have been extreme, but it wasn't unfamiliar for much of the region. The low spots are well known: Compromise and Dock streets in Annapolis, Caroline and Thames streets in Fells Point. After a good rain and a high tide, they're under water. For Maryland's two largest cities on the Chesapeake, flooding that once occurred just a day or two in any given year is increasingly common - more so than anywhere else in the country, according to a recent federal study.
NEWS
By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
Following the deaths of two concert goers in Columbia earlier this month, promoters of a traveling music festival have banned a number of items including bright, decorative, chunky bracelets known as "kandi," which is popular among electronic dance music fans but some say is linked to the drug culture. Tyler Fox Viscardi, 20, of Raleigh, N.C., and Daniel Anders, 17, of Woodbridge, Va., both died after attending the Mad Decent Block Party music festival on Aug. 1 at Merriweather Post Pavilion.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2014
ARLINGTON, Texas - Before they left the visiting locker room at AT&T Stadium late Saturday night, the Ravens defense had reached a consensus in their evaluation of what had transpired over the previous three hours. The defenders believed that they had done some good things, but they also recognized that their play was nowhere near good enough. From missed tackles to blown assignments to costly penalties, the Ravens defense exited the 37-30 victory over the Dallas Cowboys with plenty to work on and yet another key injury to their secondary.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
Maryland officials approved $16 billion in contracts Wednesday that are intended to change the way state employees use health care by offering rewards for taking steps to stay well - and imposing penalties for refusing to comply. Rewards would come in the form of free doctor visits and procedures, while penalties for failing to follow medical advice could go as high as $375. Most coverage changes start in January. The contract award, believed to be the largest in Maryland history, is projected to save the state and its employees $4 billion over the next decade.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Amy Watts and For The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
Apparently this going to be an all-Michael-Jackson night. Blergh. I expect to see way-too-many crotches being grabbed tonight. It'll probably take a crowbar to get Rudy's hand off his junk. On an editorial note, allow me to apologize for getting some of the All-Star dancers announced last week, and the week before, wrong. I write this recap pretty much live with the show airing. SYTYCD doesn't see fit to say or display the All-Star dancers surnames on the show, nor do they put the information on their website.
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