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By KEN ROSENTHAL | May 28, 1994
CHICAGO -- She sat in Suite No. 450 at Comiskey Park, her 2-year-old son munching a hot dog, her 2-month-old daughter letting out an occasional cry.Now came the true test for Frank Thomas' wife.All right, Elise, White Sox or Orioles?The question might seem ridiculous, considering that her husband is one of the biggest sports heroes in Chicago, with a contract that could keep him in a White Sox uniform through the year 2000.But let's talk roots.Elise Thomas is formerly a Silver, a Rochester Silver, a Rochester Red Wings Silver.
FEATURES
By Robin Clark and Robin Clark,Knight-Ridder News Service | December 24, 1993
He'd had eight hours of sleep in six days. One more cup of coffee would send his brain into seizure. And a lady holding on Line 1 thought he was a vulture.But there was no time to worry about that.It was 10 minutes to deadline Tuesday at the Hollywood studios of "A Current Affair," and, as the crew scrambled frantically to wrap up the Big Story, bureau chief Mike Watkiss was beginning to wonder if this was the day it finally happened -- "dead air." In 10 minutes, the show would be fed by satellite to Fox Television subscribers around the globe -- with or without his contribution.
NEWS
By Larry Bingham and Larry Bingham,SUN STAFF | August 29, 2004
SHARPSBURG - Hours before the World Knights of the Ku Klux Klan came to this small town yesterday, before its imperial wizard paraded up a side street to the town's Little League field with seven men and one woman in tow, the Rev. Malcolm Stranathan went to church to pray. About 60 other people joined Stranathan for the 9:30 a.m. service at Dunker Church on Antietam National Battlefield, which borders the town. And just as people have done since a bloody Civil War battle here killed or wounded 23,000 soldiers Sept.
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By New York Times News Service | February 19, 1993
SHADY SHORES, Texas -- Wrestler Kerry Von Erich Adkisson, member of a star-crossed wrestling family that had already lost four of its sons, died yesterday of a bullet wound that was apparently self-inflicted.Mr. Adkisson, 33, a well-known wrestler dubbed "the Texas Tornado," was found dead about 2:50 p.m. by his father, Jack Adkisson, who also wrestled professionally for several years under the name Fritz Von Erich and raised a family of wrestling stars.He apparently used a gun he had given his father two Christmases ago.Kerry Adkisson was only the second of six sons still alive since a string of tragedies began in 1959.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | May 22, 1995
"The CBS Evening News With Dan Rather and Connie Chung" was supposed to have a local flavor for Baltimore viewers tonight. Chung was scheduled to co-anchor the broadcast from WJZ -- CBS' Baltimore affiliate -- to give the station a ratings boost on the final week of May sweeps.Instead, Rather will be anchoring alone tonight, and it looks as if Chung is out of a job altogether.CBS News President Eric Ober announced Saturday that, as of today, Rather would be anchoring alone. Furthermore, Ober said, Chung's future at the network was uncertain.
NEWS
By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | December 8, 2001
GREENBELT - Before they were killed, Norman Stribbling, William Robert Gray and Clarence Goode each told friends that a dangerous woman was after them. All three were shot to death, Stribbling in 1974, Gray in 1990 and Goode in 1996. The woman they feared had been married to Stribbing and Gray and had been Goode's girlfriend. Police and prosecutors say Josephine Gray escaped justice for 27 years by using violence and voodoo to intimidate people, according to papers released by court officials yesterday.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Staff Writer | October 21, 1992
Charles Adams is the baby of the family, with four older sisters.In his youth, Adams admits, his siblings took good care of him, even spoiled him with love. And if he got into a squabble in the rugged Baltimore City neighborhood where he grew up, he said they came to their little brother's defense.But Charles Adams can take care of himself now, because he's a big boy. Make that a very big boy -- all 6-foot-5, 295 pounds of him.A three-time Class 4A state champion shot putter, Adams bench-presses 350 pounds with biceps that measure 21 inches around.
NEWS
By Jody K. Vilschick and Jody K. Vilschick,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 15, 2004
IT'S FUNNY how some people - myself included - can drive around for years, wondering why Howard County street signs are color-coded without trying to find the answer. Karen Gilbert isn't one of them. "The street signs in the Columbia area are different colors - some green, some brown, some blue," Gilbert said. "At the corner of Eden Brook and Guilford Road, the Guilford Road sign is green on one side of the street and blue on the other. What is the significance of the different colors?"
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By Susan Patton and Jonathan David Farley | September 26, 2014
You've heard the statistics: one in four women will be raped in college Or is it " sexually assaulted or almost sexually assaulted"? Or is it "nearly one in five"? Or "one in six"? According to the White House, a rape epidemic is sweeping college campuses , with the #YesAllWomen campaign calling all men weapons of mass destruction. Let's look at some facts. According to the FBI "[t]he rate of forcible rapes in 2012 was estimated at 52.9 per 100,000 female inhabitants.
NEWS
By THEO LIPPMAN JR | February 16, 1995
TWO TRAGIC flaws kept Arkansas Sen. J. William Fulbright from becoming a great American. One, he was too Southern. Two, he was too British.Too Southern.In 1956, 19 senators (and 77 representatives) signed "the Southern Manifesto," denouncing the 1954 and 1955 Supreme Court school desegregation decisions as unconstitutional. South Carolina's Strom Thurmond dreamed up the idea and Georgia's Richard Russell drafted it.No senators from the Border states of Oklahoma, Kentucky, West Virginia, Maryland and Delaware signed it. Nor did the two Tennesseans and one Texan.
FEATURES
By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,SUN STAFF | May 26, 2004
Two anchors from WBAL-TV are leaving their jobs, part of a series of unrelated shifts at the top-rated Baltimore news station. Morning news anchor Marilyn Getas will be replaced by Mindy Basara, a reporter and weekend morning anchor who has been with WBAL-TV since 1998. Absent the opportunity to move into a more prominent anchor slot here, Getas said she would have preferred to stay in her current job. But she could not come to terms with the station on a new contract. Her final day is June 4, and she is pursuing other television news jobs.
BUSINESS
March 20, 2005
Q. I am 55 years old and thinking about retiring in a year or two. Would my early retirement affect how much I receive from Social Security after I elect to take regular benefits at age 65? - B.S.K., Chicago A. Based on the way Social Security benefits are calculated and paid, you and many others should carefully reconsider your decision to retire early. Here's why. The monthly benefits you receive from Social Security depend on your average earnings over the best 35 years in your work history.
SPORTS
By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | February 28, 2002
Rich Beecher spent the past year chasing a dream to play for Towson University's lacrosse team. The dream led him to a 100-foot-high scaffold, where he videotaped team practices and games. It took him on daily three-mile runs around campus. It sent him to a summer league in search of more playing time. It was a dream that pushed him through all sorts of physical endeavors to become quicker, more agile and 25 pounds lighter. Little did he know that his labor of love would wind up serving a greater cause - saving his uncle's life.
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By ROGER SIMON and ROGER SIMON,Roger Simon is a nationally syndicated columnist for The Sun. This excerpt is from his new book, "Road Show," published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Copyright 1990 by Roger Simon. Reprinted with permission | November 11, 1990
"By the time we're finished, they're going to wonder whether Willie Horton is Dukakis' running mate."--Lee AtwaterHe was big. He was black. He was every guy you ever crossed street to avoid, every pair of smoldering eyes you ever looked away from on the bus or subway. He was every person you moved out of the city to escape, every sound in the night that made you get up and check the locks on the windows and grab the door handles and give them an extra tug.Whether you were white or black or red or yellow, Willie Horton was your worst nightmare.
NEWS
By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2010
A two-time state wrestling champion and star quarterback who was arrested last month for assaulting another North County High School student is set to be tried in December in Baltimore on two previous incidents that also resulted in assault charges. According to police, James Patrick Downey III of Linthicum Heights assaulted Connor M. Little in a parking lot near M&T Bank Stadium in November 2009 while they were attending the annual "Turkey Bowl" football game between Calvert Hall and Loyola.
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