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By ANDREI CODRESCU | June 28, 1993
New Orleans. -- Why are people still afraid of Walt Whitman? According to Sam Abrams, editor of ''The Neglected Walt Whitman,'' just published by Four Walls/Eight Windows, they are afraid enough to hide some of his best poems. The Library of America's ''Complete Poetry and Collected Prose,'' for instance, fails to reproduce one of the poet's most subversive works, ''Respondez!,'' a poem that reveals a whole different Whitman, far different from the optimistic trumpeter of American democracy known to generations of school children.
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2014
Los Angeles has Hollywood, two pro basketball teams and some of the country's best beaches. It's also the city with the third highest gross domestic product in the world. But leaders in the West Coast city say they're envious of the fiscal cuts Baltimore has made in recent years - and are hoping to replicate them.   Los Angeles Budget Director Matt Crawford traveled to Baltimore Wednesday to meet with city officials here. Crawford and his team met with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, city finance director Harry E. Black and budget chief Andrew Kleine to discuss Baltimore's approach to budgeting, the city's 10-year financial plan and the CitiStat system that tries to hold agencies accountable for their performance.
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NEWS
October 10, 1995
"WE DO NOT live in an irrational or meaningless world," said Pope John Paul II last week at the United Nations. This is wonderful news. Consider the other messages we receive.We are told that today's youth will be the first American generation to live more meanly than its parents. We are told that our politics is incapable of addressing our problems. That our schools have failed. That crime is insoluble. That popular culture poisons our spirits. That runamok technology is killing us. That global warming will melt the icecaps and drown us, if the ozone hole doesn't microwave us. That global economic forces will impoverish us, if terrorist fanatics don't murder us.Even more depressing, we are told that we are passive and helpless.
NEWS
March 2, 2014
The editorial regarding the proposal to put more computers in the hands of Baltimore County students makes a good point ( "Digital classrooms," Feb. 11): "While such considerations are important, they don't address the larger question of how digital devices actually improve the quality of classroom instruction or what educators can do with them that they can't do with traditional blackboards, paper and pencils. " However, his argument is parallel to one that opposes change. Of course, it's scary, different from the norm and difficult for all involved.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | September 27, 2001
Middleweight boxing champion Bernard Hopkins watched the second airplane ram the World Trade Center on Sept. 11 from his Manhattan hotel room 20 blocks away, and for one of the few times in his life, he said, was afraid. "I guess I should count my blessings," said Hopkins, who, only one day earlier, had trained three blocks from the site of the tragedy while preparing for a Sept. 15 title fight against Felix Trinidad that was postponed until this Saturday at Madison Square Garden. "Being paranoid, scared and afraid - I don't usually have any feelings like that.
NEWS
April 3, 2005
"I say to you today: Always be brave. Do not be afraid. Do not be afraid. Do not be afraid. God is with you. Do not be afraid to search for God always. Then you will truly be the land of the free and the home of the brave." From his Mass in Central Park, 1995
NEWS
March 23, 2003
81 percent of 10-year-old girls in the U.S. are afraid of being fat. -- The Penguin Atlas of Women in the World
SPORTS
November 19, 2005
"You know, as a NASCAR driver I'm a little afraid of that Dead Man's Corner." Darrell Waltrip Auto racing veteran, who was headed to Augusta National Golf Club
FEATURES
By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,Evening Sun Staff | September 22, 1990
You have to get my bike fixed. I want to ride it in the park!" That's Gideon, Kathryn Grody's 4-year-old, reminding her that it is time to get off the phone."I cannot remember who I used to be before this totally dependent-on-me creature came . . . " That's Kathryn Grody, mother of two little boys, reminding her audience that a mom's life is simply not her own.Tomorrow, Grody, a two-time Obie winner with television and film credits including "Kate and Allie, "My Bodyguard," "Whose Life is it Anyway" and "The Lemon Sisters," spills the sloppy facts of bedtime, Legos and cereal in her one-woman show at Westminster Hall.
SPORTS
August 20, 1999
Quote: "Why would he be afraid? We're all humans and people. He said the only time he's afraid is if he's going to get killed."-- Angels catcher Ben Molina interpreting the thoughts of teammate Ramon Ortiz, who won his major-league debut yesterday.It's a fact: The A's have homered in 19 of 20 games, missing only on Wednesday night.Who's hot: The Angels' Mo Vaughn had three homers and five RBIs in the four-game series against the White Sox.Who's not: The Yankees' Scott Brosius has one hit in his past 29 at-bats.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2014
COLLEGE PARK - It was early in a Maryland-Wake Forest game last season and Devin Thomas and Alex Len seemed to be testing each other. Len, then Maryland's sophomore center, bumped with the Wake Forest power forward as the two looked to establish position. Thomas, then a freshman, raised a forearm that grazed Len's torso. It could have been an awkward situation for the Thomas family, watching from its Comcast Center seats. Bob Thomas and his wife, Tina Klotzbeecher-Thomas, are not only Devin's parents but also the parents of Alyssa Thomas, Maryland's women's basketball star . Any potential skirmish would pit their childrens' schools against each other.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2013
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - With her wheelchair pushed aside, Erika Brannock gripped her walker and moved slowly toward the Thunder Road 5K finish line. Inside, her brother-in-law, Michael Gross, was bursting with pride to see Brannock walking with a prosthesis just seven months after the Boston Marathon bombing left the Towson preschool teacher gravely injured and her left leg amputated above the knee. But rather than focus on the seriousness of the moment, Gross asked Brannock, "Can you pick up the pace?"
NEWS
September 30, 2013
As this goes to press, it's not yet clear whether House Republicans will force the federal government into a shutdown as part of their misguided efforts to delay the further implementation of health care reform. The GOP's tea party caucus has shown such an utter fixation with the cause that it's difficult to envision them abandoning it without inflicting considerable pain on the American people — at least enough to cause party moderates to rise up in protest. For these opponents, the term "Obamacare" has become such an unthinking pejorative — akin to "communist" or "illegal immigrant" for many in the same circle — that they seem ready to blame it for every imaginable ill that can befall a human being.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2013
Coach Randy Edsall had said during training camp that he wanted to combine the “five best guys” on the offensive line, regardless of how they may have ranked on the depth chart entering training camp. Maryland's starters on the line demonstrate that, indeed, Edsall wasn't afraid to shake things up. When the new depth chart was released today -- five days before the season opener against Florida International -- redshirt freshman Michael Dunn and redshirt sophomore Ryan Doyle had moved into starter's spots at guard and tackle, respectively.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2013
Despite already having clinched a berth in the four-team Major League Lacrosse playoffs, the reigning league champion Chesapeake Bayhawks still have something to play for in their regular-season finale against the Charlotte Hounds this Saturday at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. If the Bayhawks (8-5) beat Charlotte and the Hamilton Nationals (9-4) lose to the league-leading Denver Outlaws (13-0), Chesapeake would earn the No. 2 seed and a semifinal game against Hamilton on Aug. 24 at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. If the Hounds (7-6)
NEWS
July 30, 2013
Letter writer Jerry Levin's assessment of the journalist Helen Thomas as a "hateful old bigot" because she dared to criticize Israel's treatment of the Palestinians could not be further from the truth ( "Helen Thomas was a path breaker - but also a bigot," July 27). Thomas was a competent White House correspondent for 50 years who was fired because she was not afraid to speak out against Israel's atrocities against the Palestinians. In 2011, the website Salon.org complained that "advocacy of Israeli positions has replaced professional qualifications as the criteria for service.
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By Peter Hermann | peter.hermann@baltsun.com | January 15, 2010
Suffolk Road. Juniper Road. Bretton Place. These are not names typically found in the police blotter. They're all in Guilford, one of Baltimore's most expensive neighborhoods. But in recent days, these three streets and others have been the focus of increased police patrols after a series of attacks, including one in which a man was abducted during the day outside his house, forced into the trunk of his car and driven around to withdraw money at several bank machines. Robyn Webb-Williams wrote to complain that she is afraid to throw out her trash, afraid when her husband leaves for work, afraid to go out to dinner with friends, "afraid that my husband was right to protest moving to Baltimore City."
NEWS
September 19, 2001
"I like the book Arthur and the True Francine by Marc Brown. I like it when Muffy tells the truth. It is good to tell the truth to keep others from getting into trouble." Tyrone Jones Cedarmere Elementary "In Bloomability by Sharon Creech, Dinnie is forced to move to Switzerland with her aunt and uncle. She attends a Swiss boarding school where her uncle is headmaster. Through good times, bad times and with newfound friends, Dinnie learns to open up to possibilities, or bloomabilities.
NEWS
November 17, 2012
Let the taxes go up on January 1. The country will survive. Worse things happened. After all, Democrats and Republicans voted for the sunset on the Bush tax cuts, and the president signed the bill. The rich will continue to find a way to avoid taxes. Mitt Romney's 47 percenters won't pay any taxes. And folks like us can make our opinion felt next election. Harry Blum, Hunt Valley
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2012
Former Pittsburgh Steelers receiver and longtime Ravens nemesis Hines Ward has a new job as analyst for NBC's "Football Night in America. " But he's still feeling the old "hate" when he comes to Baltimore. Ward, who will be working in Baltimore tonight during the prime-time matchup between the Ravens and New England Patriots, posted this little chronicle on the "hate" he received on his journey to Baltimore for the game. Judging for all the parenthetical "haha's," I'm guessing there's some tongue in cheek from Ward here, but he was a much better receiver than he is a writer, so I am not so sure.
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