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By HARTFORD COURANT | May 22, 2006
Farewell, Sydney Bristow! The most alluring TV spy since Emma Peel takes her final bow tonight after a five-year run. Alias (ABC, 9 p.m.) allowed Jennifer Garner to wear many wigs and smack down many bad guys, but lately creator J.J. Abrams has been busier with a show that has overtaken Alias for sheer buzz, Lost, and busied himself directing the big-screen Mission: Impossible III. In the fall, Abrams will have his name on three shows on ABC: Lost, the...
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By HARTFORD COURANT | May 22, 2006
Farewell, Sydney Bristow! The most alluring TV spy since Emma Peel takes her final bow tonight after a five-year run. Alias (ABC, 9 p.m.) allowed Jennifer Garner to wear many wigs and smack down many bad guys, but lately creator J.J. Abrams has been busier with a show that has overtaken Alias for sheer buzz, Lost, and busied himself directing the big-screen Mission: Impossible III. In the fall, Abrams will have his name on three shows on ABC: Lost, the...
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By Tom Jicha and Tom Jicha,SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL | January 5, 2005
Alias knows how to capture the audience's attention, at least the male portion of it. The tardy fourth-season premiere opens with Jennifer Garner, as ultra-cool, extremely hot CIA agent Sydney Bristow, cavorting at length in tantalizing white lingerie. Holding a crowd, especially newcomers, might be another matter. ABC has been aggressively promoting the relaunch of Alias with the tagline, "It's not that complicated." They lie. If anything, Alias is more complicated than ever. The return episode is mired in the series' dense mythology and there's a "nothing is as it seems" twist at the very top of the show that will confound the most avid fans.
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By DAVID ZURAWIK and DAVID ZURAWIK,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | April 23, 2006
THE END OF THE TV SEASON begins this week and that means a certain kind of madness soon will descend upon our television screens. Beloved characters will die and story lines will take bizarre turns. Familiar casting lineups will be disrupted and long-time series shot down. A new online venture, which could transform the future of TV, will be launched. And it will seem as if there are new episodes of American Idol and Deal or No Deal airing every night of every week. May sweeps -- a 28-night programming blitz that marks the end of the network season and determines advertising rates (via audience measurements in 210 cities)
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By Tonia Moore and Tonia Moore,SUN STAFF | September 18, 2003
The only real problem some television critics and viewers say they have with Alias is that it moves too fast for them to catch on and stay hooked. Well, that shouldn't be a problem anymore. The release of Alias: The Complete First Season ($69.99, Buena Vista Home Entertainment) on DVD is reason for all newbie and would-be viewers of one of the best shows on television to rejoice. The diehard fans, of course, have been celebrating since they first heard it was coming out months ago. The six-disc set features the first 22 episodes of ABC's highly acclaimed action/drama starring Jennifer Garner as super-spy Sydney Bristow.
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By Tonia E. Moore and Tonia E. Moore,SUN STAFF | September 25, 2003
A couple of weeks ago, I was tapped to review the Alias: The Complete First Season DVD set for The Sun. What a piece of cake, I thought, test-driving six discs of episodes and features on the show starring Jennifer Garner as an undercover CIA agent. What I should have kept in mind was the theme of the TV series: Nothing is ever quite what it seems, especially when it seems simple. Take the Alias set's DVD-ROM "ScriptScanner" feature, for instance. It's simple enough in theory: DVD-equipped computers access the feature to play the pilot episode while text of its script simultaneously scrolls by. The problem was that in practice it didn't work, though my PC was working fine.
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September 16, 2003
Alias star Jennifer Garner and a trio of past winners lead the latest round of Emmy presenter announcements. Last year's best actor and actress in a drama series, Michael Chiklis and Allison Janney, and four-time best actor winner Dennis Franz will also give out shiny golden trophies. The Emmys will air on Fox at 8 p.m. Sunday. Both Chiklis and Janney are nominated again this year. After eight straight years with nominations, this is Franz's second straight season without recognition for NYPD Blue.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | September 29, 2001
We are living in the middle of a fascinating and strange pop culture moment. Even as we struggle to make sense of our lives in the wake of the all-too-real terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, the television networks' fall season arrives in our living rooms with no less than three new dramas featuring government agents battling international terrorism. On Thursday, CBS pulled the pilot episode of The Agency, a drama about the CIA, because the main story line involved agents attempting to foil a bombing attack on Harrad's in London by Osama bin Laden's terrorist organization.
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By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | July 9, 2002
Baltimore authorities are seeking to extradite a city man arrested last week in Georgia on charges that he fatally shot an 18-year-old man in January, police said yesterday. Javier Sotomayer -- also known as Jameen A. Martine -- was arrested Wednesday in Marietta, Ga., on first-degree murder charges in the fatal shooting Jan. 25 of Ricky Gholson in the 1800 block of N. Port St. in East Baltimore, according to Baltimore police. Police say Gholson was killed in retaliation for the non-fatal shooting of one of Sotomayer's friends.
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By Dallas Morning News | December 1, 1997
Clarence "Lumpy" Rutherford caught in love nest!!!Forty years after "Leave It to Beaver" premiered on CBS, Frank Bank, alias Lumpy, has decided to spring his tell-all autobiography on an unsuspecting nation. Why now?"I had a heart attack last year," he says. "And a lot of people told me I really ought to put my life story down. I told them it really wasn't that exciting and they said, 'You're crazy.' "Called "Call Me Lumpy" and subtitled "My 'Leave It to Beaver' Days and Other Wild Hollywood Life," the book includes a chapter that begins, "I have slept with over 1,000 women.
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August 25, 2005
A memorial service for Linda Alia Simmont, former owner of a health insurance business, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, 333 Dubois Road. Mrs. Simmont, 51 and a quadriplegic, was found dead Aug. 18 in Bodkin Creek by divers in a search near her Pasadena home. She had been reported missing the evening before after failing to return home from her usual ride around the neighborhood in an electric wheelchair, and Anne Arundel County police said yesterday that the death remains under investigation.
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By Tom Jicha and Tom Jicha,SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL | January 5, 2005
Alias knows how to capture the audience's attention, at least the male portion of it. The tardy fourth-season premiere opens with Jennifer Garner, as ultra-cool, extremely hot CIA agent Sydney Bristow, cavorting at length in tantalizing white lingerie. Holding a crowd, especially newcomers, might be another matter. ABC has been aggressively promoting the relaunch of Alias with the tagline, "It's not that complicated." They lie. If anything, Alias is more complicated than ever. The return episode is mired in the series' dense mythology and there's a "nothing is as it seems" twist at the very top of the show that will confound the most avid fans.
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November 14, 2004
William and Elaine Happel, of Glen Burnie, MD, are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Angela Elaine Happel, to Daniel Patrick Alia, son of Patrick and Nancy Alia, of Mercerville, NJ. The ceremony was held on July 10, 2004 at Corpus Christi Church, and the reception took place in the Grand Ballroom at the Belvedere Hotel in Baltimore. The bride was given in marriage by her father. Courtney Gallagher served as Maid of Honor and was escorted by the Best Man and groom's brother, Philip Alia.
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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,SUN STAFF | October 12, 2004
A man charged with killing a 15-year-old Woodlawn girl whose body was then burned had been arrested and released several days before FBI agents found him and a second murder suspect in a remote area of northern California, authorities in California said yesterday. Jason T. Richards slipped away from authorities after he gave a false name when arrested during a Sept. 28 traffic stop that yielded drugs and guns, said Sgt. John Hughmanick, a spokesman for the Los Altos, Calif., Police Department.
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By Tonia E. Moore and Tonia E. Moore,SUN STAFF | September 25, 2003
A couple of weeks ago, I was tapped to review the Alias: The Complete First Season DVD set for The Sun. What a piece of cake, I thought, test-driving six discs of episodes and features on the show starring Jennifer Garner as an undercover CIA agent. What I should have kept in mind was the theme of the TV series: Nothing is ever quite what it seems, especially when it seems simple. Take the Alias set's DVD-ROM "ScriptScanner" feature, for instance. It's simple enough in theory: DVD-equipped computers access the feature to play the pilot episode while text of its script simultaneously scrolls by. The problem was that in practice it didn't work, though my PC was working fine.
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By Tonia Moore and Tonia Moore,SUN STAFF | September 18, 2003
The only real problem some television critics and viewers say they have with Alias is that it moves too fast for them to catch on and stay hooked. Well, that shouldn't be a problem anymore. The release of Alias: The Complete First Season ($69.99, Buena Vista Home Entertainment) on DVD is reason for all newbie and would-be viewers of one of the best shows on television to rejoice. The diehard fans, of course, have been celebrating since they first heard it was coming out months ago. The six-disc set features the first 22 episodes of ABC's highly acclaimed action/drama starring Jennifer Garner as super-spy Sydney Bristow.
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By Los Angeles Times | June 13, 1992
A shoe, a wallet, a skid mark and a battered bicycle -- that was all Air Force Sgt. Doug Pou left behind May 12, 1987, the day he vanished while taking a pre-dawn bike ride near his home in Albuquerque, N.M.For 60 days, anguished airmen searched for their buddy, unwilling to believe the star of their elite Air Force para-rescue team could be gone. Friends posted fliers bearing his picture, and relatives hired a private detective and offered a $5,000 reward.Finally, everyone gave up: The military declared Doug Pou dead, and those who had loved him went on with their lives.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | December 28, 2001
It has been a very good year for television viewers. There, I said it. I can't believe it either. After years of looking back and grousing about the medium in these annual year-end pieces, I have to acknowledge that television has given us one of the best years of our viewing lives on a variety of programming fronts in 2001. And that's saying something for a year that included the premiere of Temptation Island and Chains of Love. Here are 10 primary programming categories or genres, and the shows within them that brightened the television year - as well as my critical outlook.
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September 16, 2003
Alias star Jennifer Garner and a trio of past winners lead the latest round of Emmy presenter announcements. Last year's best actor and actress in a drama series, Michael Chiklis and Allison Janney, and four-time best actor winner Dennis Franz will also give out shiny golden trophies. The Emmys will air on Fox at 8 p.m. Sunday. Both Chiklis and Janney are nominated again this year. After eight straight years with nominations, this is Franz's second straight season without recognition for NYPD Blue.
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By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | July 9, 2002
Baltimore authorities are seeking to extradite a city man arrested last week in Georgia on charges that he fatally shot an 18-year-old man in January, police said yesterday. Javier Sotomayer -- also known as Jameen A. Martine -- was arrested Wednesday in Marietta, Ga., on first-degree murder charges in the fatal shooting Jan. 25 of Ricky Gholson in the 1800 block of N. Port St. in East Baltimore, according to Baltimore police. Police say Gholson was killed in retaliation for the non-fatal shooting of one of Sotomayer's friends.
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