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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | March 14, 1998
Ruthann Aron tried to kill herself before her arrest last summer, a doctor testified in Aron's murder-for-hire trial, because she wanted to let a repressed alternative personality live.During yesterday's cross-examination of Dr. Jonathan Pincus, prosecutor I. Matthew Campbell asked about an evaluation that discovered the presence of a second personality, or alter ego, in Aron.Pincus, a neurologist at Georgetown University Medical Center, said a colleague found Aron's alter ego, named Alex Andrus.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2012
Renee Stout is the winner of the 2012 Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize, but a look at her photos, prints and other creations gives a glimpse of another woman — Fatima Mayfield. The woman is an alter ego Stout created, pulling her name from those of a poor, friendly elderly neighbor named Fatima and a vendor of mystical and spiritual supplies in Washington known as Miss Mayfield. Stout said she began using the character nearly two decades ago to overcome her own shyness about making observations about culture and spirituality.
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By Jill Rosen and Jill Rosen,jill.rosen@baltsun.com | June 23, 2009
Isn't it good to be Beyonce? One would think, right? With a No. 1 movie, Obsessed, with the honor of performing for the president and first lady's Inaugural dance, with Jay-Z as her lawfully wedded man. ... What's not to like about being B? Something, apparently. As the pop star launches her latest megatour, which comes to 1st Mariner Arena Tuesday, she's not exactly Beyonce. She's Sasha Fierce, a harder-edged, more aggressive, more in-your-face version of herself. Sasha, or Ms. Fierce, even has her own MySpace page that talks about how her influences are "life," "love," "empowerment," and "passion."
SPORTS
By Matt Vensel | October 19, 2011
We always learn a little something about Ravens players when we do our weekly Ravens Q&As. We learned why Lardarius Webb doesn't use Twitter often anymore . We learned that Bryant McKinnie changed the name of his music label from Swagga Entertainment to B Major Music Group. And we learned from Andre Gurode that switching from center to guard is tough and sometimes really boring to hear about . This week, we learned that Ravens safety Bernard Pollard has an alter ego named " Chocolate Therapy . " Asked about the time he busted a move on “Hard Knocks,” Pollard told our Ed Lee: “Oh man, I've still got it. I'm telling you, I can move, man. … It's a long story, but nevertheless, everybody saw what I'm capable of. Everybody tried to get me to break it down in the locker room, but like I told them, it's one of those things where I've got to keep 'Chocolate Therapy.' That's my other name, my alter ego. I've got to keep that in the box.” Chocolate Therapy?
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By Jim Farber and Jim Farber,NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | October 8, 1999
Garth Brooks' bid to become a rock star has crumbled."The Life of Chris Gaines," the country singer's first album recorded under the name of a long-haired, slimmed-down, rocking alter ego, made a feeble debut by Brooks' usual standards, selling 262,067 copies and opening on this week's Billboard Top 200 at No. 2.Brooks' last album, "Double Live," moved 1,085,000 copies in its first week, which was less than a year ago. His previous work, 1997's "Seven," moved...
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By ELLEN GOODMAN | April 4, 1999
BOSTON -- The woman is sitting at the beauty parlor scanning the pages of Esquire when he pops up. Bob Dole, World War II veteran, presidential candidate, Senate leader and svelte spokesman on impotence -- no, Erectile Dysfunction -- is staring out at her. Again.Surrounding his photo is the word "Courage." Beside him is the admonition that other men go see their doctor. In the lower right hand corner is a small logo for Pfizer, maker of Viagra.This woman is a certified believer in male openness and sharing and touching and feeling.
FEATURES
By Gene Seymour | September 28, 2007
Why isn't Dwayne Johnson a big star by now? The camera loves him. He's funny, self-deprecating and takes the occasional quirky chance with an off-the-mainstream-reservation experiment like the someday-to-be-released Southland Tales. Maybe having to carry around "The Rock" as an alias or alter ego - or whatever it's supposed to be - weighs down his upward mobility. Maybe he's not stoic enough to be an action guy or too brawny to be taken seriously as a comic actor. It could be that he hasn't quite found the right vehicle to drive home his persona.
NEWS
July 22, 2004
Richard Bloch, 78, who helped found tax preparation giant H&R Block Inc., died of heart failure yesterday at his home in Kansas City, Mo. Mr. Bloch founded the company in 1955 with his brother, Henry, to take advantage of the vacuum left as the Internal Revenue Service stopped providing free income tax returns service. The Kansas City-based company became the world's largest tax preparer, serving 21 million clients in 11 countries. Mr. Bloch's other main focus was cancer. He received a diagnosis of terminal lung cancer in 1978, but was found to be cured after two years of aggressive treatment.
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October 31, 1990
They've been dodging the question for more than 50 years, but the big day's almost here at last: Clark Kent asks Lois Lane to marry him in DC Comics' Superman No. 50 comic book, which is expected at newsstands in the next week.But once you find a copy -- they're expected to sell out quickly -- you may or may not agree with Lois' decision to accept Clark's proposal.Should she have said "I do" to the Man of Steel's alter ego -- or "too late, sucker?" Will they really make it to the altar, or will Superman have to rush out and save the world on their wedding day?
ENTERTAINMENT
By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,Theater Critic | August 20, 1993
Kathleen Barber's "Camisado" -- Fells Point Corner Theatre's entry in this year's Baltimore Playwrights Festival -- is a coming-of-age play with a twist. Although both of the main characters grow up in the end, one is a decidedly late bloomer -- a woman om jer 40s.Annie lives alone by choice. She likes to think of herself as invisible. Ever since her fiance jilted her two decades ago, she's played it safe, deliberately avoiding romantic relationships. Except for her frequent nightmares, her life is perfect, Annie informs us in one of the play's many passages of direct-audience address.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2011
Each week, we bring you a Q&A with a Ravens player, coach or team executive to help you learn a little more about the team. Today's guest is strong safety Bernard Pollard. You've been a starter since 2007, your second year in the NFL. How did you cope with backing up Tom Zbikowski here? The biggest thing about it is, I know and understand my skills. I know and understand what I have to offer. One of my concerns involved me coming over from a 4-3 system my whole career to a 3-4 system.
FEATURES
By Jill Rosen and Jill Rosen,jill.rosen@baltsun.com | June 23, 2009
Isn't it good to be Beyonce? One would think, right? With a No. 1 movie, Obsessed, with the honor of performing for the president and first lady's Inaugural dance, with Jay-Z as her lawfully wedded man. ... What's not to like about being B? Something, apparently. As the pop star launches her latest megatour, which comes to 1st Mariner Arena Tuesday, she's not exactly Beyonce. She's Sasha Fierce, a harder-edged, more aggressive, more in-your-face version of herself. Sasha, or Ms. Fierce, even has her own MySpace page that talks about how her influences are "life," "love," "empowerment," and "passion."
FEATURES
By Gene Seymour | September 28, 2007
Why isn't Dwayne Johnson a big star by now? The camera loves him. He's funny, self-deprecating and takes the occasional quirky chance with an off-the-mainstream-reservation experiment like the someday-to-be-released Southland Tales. Maybe having to carry around "The Rock" as an alias or alter ego - or whatever it's supposed to be - weighs down his upward mobility. Maybe he's not stoic enough to be an action guy or too brawny to be taken seriously as a comic actor. It could be that he hasn't quite found the right vehicle to drive home his persona.
NEWS
August 14, 2007
As Karl Rove begins "movin' on down the road," as President Bush put it - getting out while the getting is good, others might say - he's leaving a legacy both brilliant and ruthless, of great electoral success but disastrous policy failures. Most disappointing was that George W. Bush's much-acclaimed political guru failed to warn his boss away from some poor choices that have deeply tainted the Bush presidency. Chief among these was poisoning the extraordinary global good will toward the United States in the wake of the Sept.
SPORTS
By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,SUN REPORTER | February 18, 2007
The uniform number says a lot about Gilbert Arenas. Zero. That was how many minutes some recruiters told him he'd play for a major program. And he never wanted to forget, so he slapped it on his chest as a freshman at Arizona. But these days, the number is a big part of his "superhero" identity. He's Agent Zero, the phenomenon who bursts past the fastest guards, floats shots over the fingertips of the tallest centers and swishes three-pointers from the remotest environs of a basketball court.
SPORTS
By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,Sun reporter | December 24, 2006
When the Ravens bring their vaunted pass rush to Pittsburgh today, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will have to worry about Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Kobe Bryant. Those are the alter egos of the sack-hungry Ravens linebackers, who use deception and aggression to deliver a play that jacks up a quarterback like no other. Ravens@Steelers Today, 1 p.m., chs. 13, 9, 1090 AM, 97.9 FM Line: Steelers by 3
ENTERTAINMENT
By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | April 23, 1993
Apparently neither the great horror writer Stephen King nor the great horror director George Romero is aware that the "evil twin" concept has moved from the zone of the dramatic into the zone of the comical. Once "evil twins" start showing up in Daviid Letterman's Top Ten lists, it's time to retire the idea .Not these guys. They've unleased the somewhat astonishing "The Dark Half," a full-bore dead-literal "evil twin" story, about a writer whose worse half starts taking charge of his career by eliminating those who criticize or otherwise irritate him. Hmm, where do you get an evil twin?
SPORTS
By Jack McCarthy and Jack McCarthy,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 28, 2005
CHICAGO - With injuries mounting and his team without a win in three weeks, Blast coach Tim Wittman considered reaching into his team's storied past in a bid to reverse its fortunes yesterday. But with the Blast ahead through most of its Major Indoor Soccer League game against the Chicago Storm, the fourth-year coach figured he didn't need to play his alter ego - team Hall of Famer Tim Wittman. "No, that's the last thing I wanted to do," said Wittman, 42, who activated himself as a player for yesterday's game at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
NEWS
By ROBERT PHILPOT and ROBERT PHILPOT,KNIGHT RIDDER / TRIBUNE | March 26, 2006
FORT WORTH / / Hanging on an office wall at KTVT is a portrait of Michael Richards as Kramer, the hipster-doofus character the actor played on Seinfeld. Sitting in front of this portrait on a recent morning is Henry Winkler, who played 1950s hipster Fonzie on the classic sitcom Happy Days, a TV icon underneath a TV icon. As he chats, Winkler -- who now stars on the CBS sitcom Out of Practice -- could hardly seem less Fonz-like. It's not just that he's a handsome 60 now, or that he's traded in T-shirts and leather jackets for a sport coat, purple shirt and yellow tie. OUT OF PRACTICE / / Wednesdays at 8 p.m. / / CBS
SPORTS
By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,SUN STAFF | September 1, 2005
The jokes are almost too easy. "Where is Andy's Mojo?" asked the American Express ads featuring tennis star Andy Roddick and an alter ego, who went traipsing around Manhattan instead of helping with preparations for the U.S. Open. Where was it, indeed, when Roddick lost in the first round at Flushing Meadows on Tuesday night? Maybe it went back to Barney's to return some of the snazzy clothes the alter ego bought. Or maybe it missed hanging with those women at the jazz club. Or maybe it went to Luxembourg, the tiny home country of 68th-ranked Gilles Muller, who vanquished Roddick in straight sets.
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