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November 21, 2012
I am a singer and a rabbi, and I would rather sing to you right now, because you have probably read too many words, heard too much raw speech, about Israel and Gaza. It would be better to soothe and distract. But I feel compelled to find words. Just words. Biblical verses and fragments of songs jostle for recognition and repetition, but I can't hear then clearly enough. Instead, I'm trapped in the compulsion to read every report, go to every website. It feels disrespectful to say that I feel inundated or bombarded by all the words, when there are too many who are actually being bombarded.
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By David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2014
I have a feeling "Mad Men" is not going to end so happily for some of its fans. I say that after watching Sunday night's opener of the final season and hearing creator Matthew Weiner talk about where the series is going in its last 14 episodes. Before the final credits tonight, viewers will see one of the two characters who matters most, Don Draper (Jon Hamm), near spiritual paralysis, and the other, Peggy Olson (Elisabeth Moss), brought to her knees in emotional pain. You'll hear Don saying things like, "She knows I'm a terrible husband … I really thought I could do it this time … I keep wondering, 'Have I broken the vessel?
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September 6, 2011
Ten years. That's the milestone we now mark. It has been a full decade since the most shocking event in the lifetime of many Americans happened - the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The anguish will always be with us. There is evidence we can still see - the graves of more than 3,000 victims. And some we cannot - the fear we bear that it could happen again. Although 9/11 is closely associated with New York, where the twin towers fell, the pain is carried by people everywhere, and not just from the simultaneous attack on the Pentagon and the hijacked airliner that crashed in a Pennsylvania field.
NEWS
By Michael Hill | April 16, 2013
The Boston Marathon resonates deep within my memory. I don't know when, exactly, it got there. My older brother ran distances, gliding around the streets of Atlanta in the days when that meant regular harassment from motorists, long before anyone had heard of the word "jogger. " Few of them knew we had a marathon in Atlanta - it was 10 laps around a golf course - but most had heard about the one in Boston. My brother and I watched delayed coverage on "Wide World of Sports," with Jim McKay telling us of the challenges of Heartbreak Hill.
FEATURES
By Mike Littwin | September 16, 1996
WE GOT WHAT we came to see. David Kaczynski told us last night on "60 Minutes" what it was like to turn in his brother Ted, the alleged Unabomber, to the FBI.It was hell.It remains hell.He's a man in anguish. And hardly anything makes better television than real-life, from-the-gut anguish.Kaczynski spoke freely of that anguish to Mike Wallace and Leslie Stahl. The program teased with it in the opening. Kaczynski was tortured, he said, by the thought of "how it must feel to him, to be turned in by his own brother."
NEWS
By Arch Parsons and Arch Parsons,Washington Bureau of The Sun | August 3, 1991
WASHINGTON -- He is being attacked as an "Uncle Tom" and a "hustler," compared unfavorably with a snake and rejected as unfit to shine the shoes of the hero he would succeed.These and other expressions of anger are being directed at Clarence Thomas, a judge of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and President Bush's nominee for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.Opposition in the national black community to Senate confirmation of Judge Thomas goes beyond the institutional level -- exemplified by his recent rejection by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People -- to an visceral, persoanl anger that appears to be coming mainly from individual opinion leaders, politicians, civil rights activists, black-affairs analysts.
NEWS
By Richard O'Mara and Richard O'Mara,Staff Writer | February 24, 1992
DUBLIN, Ireland -- There is a depressed and beleaguered young girl somewhere in this city who has shaken Ireland to its roots.She is 14 years old and pregnant through rape, which is why she goes unidentified in the news media. She has been prevented by the Irish High Court from traveling to England for an abortion.The pain of her predicament projects itself across the nation. It is seen as a vengeful contrivance by fate, the worst possible outcome predicted by those who opposed a constitutional amendment that prohibits abortion.
NEWS
By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | December 4, 2002
WASHINGTON - The photograph of the execution - the one where two doomed men kneel by graves they dug themselves in a desolate field on Guam moments before their captors behead them - was one of the first things visitors used to see when they entered the reception area of Robert A. Underwood's Capitol Hill office. Now the yellowed print lies in the basement of a House building, boxed up with Underwood's other possessions, as Guam's lone nonvoting delegate prepares to vacate his congressional seat.
FEATURES
By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | July 25, 2001
WASHINGTON - Roger Chiang trudged toward the Dupont Circle Metro station at dawn that frigid winter morning and saw only TV trucks and darkness. Clutching a stack of pictures of his missing sister, desperate to find her, he realized he was entering a new and lonely landscape. Around him, as Chiang handed the leaflets to distracted commuters, local reporters awaiting their live shots jostled for 30-second interviews. "I felt overwhelmed," he recalls. "At that moment, I got a real deep sense that I had nothing to control here.
FEATURES
By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | June 22, 2007
In the phantasmagoric film biography La Vie en Rose, the great French singer Edith Piaf carries her romantic history into nightclubs, over radio and on records with a pyrotechnic artistry that lifts her listeners to a state of exaltation. The throb in her voice slides from merriment to euphoria and anguish - and she pushes anguish to such peak intensity that it, too, becomes ecstatic and cathartic. She never loses a melody or a lyric story line. When she croons gentle love songs, she seduces everyone.
BUSINESS
By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2013
A CSX Transportation dockworker who says he suffered disabling injuries last August when a tanker collided with a Curtis Bay pier has filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit in U.S. District Court against the shipping company. David Rienas of Abingdon was atop a coal-loading machine on the Bayside Coal Pier when the Wawasan Ruby struck, "causing it to be dragged down the pier with great force," according to the suit, filed Friday. Rienas, 42, is asking the court for $5.2 million as compensation for back, neck and rib injuries that have kept him from working and have, he says, caused him permanent injuries "including mental anguish, fright and emotional distress and disfigurement.
NEWS
November 21, 2012
I am a singer and a rabbi, and I would rather sing to you right now, because you have probably read too many words, heard too much raw speech, about Israel and Gaza. It would be better to soothe and distract. But I feel compelled to find words. Just words. Biblical verses and fragments of songs jostle for recognition and repetition, but I can't hear then clearly enough. Instead, I'm trapped in the compulsion to read every report, go to every website. It feels disrespectful to say that I feel inundated or bombarded by all the words, when there are too many who are actually being bombarded.
SPORTS
By Kevin Van Valkenburg, The Baltimore Sun | January 12, 2012
The Ravens locker room, even on the quietest of days, is a churning, bubbling storm of music and voices. Most of the time, it feels as chaotic as a busy train station, as crowded and lively as a food market. A high-stakes game of bean bag toss in the middle of the room fuels perpetual shouting and arguing. Terrell Suggs' frequently leaves movies blaring on the Blu-ray player set up in his locker, but he ignores the dialogue to rib his teammates, or the media, with his booming voice. Terrence Cody has music thumping from his iPod speakers so frequently, his teammates dubbed the area surrounding his locker as "Patterson Park," and Cody responded by writing those words on a piece of athletic tape, then slapping it on the wall above his locker.
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September 6, 2011
Ten years. That's the milestone we now mark. It has been a full decade since the most shocking event in the lifetime of many Americans happened - the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The anguish will always be with us. There is evidence we can still see - the graves of more than 3,000 victims. And some we cannot - the fear we bear that it could happen again. Although 9/11 is closely associated with New York, where the twin towers fell, the pain is carried by people everywhere, and not just from the simultaneous attack on the Pentagon and the hijacked airliner that crashed in a Pennsylvania field.
NEWS
By Erica L. Green and Yeganeh June Torbati, The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2011
It was a little before 10 Tuesday night, and Shawnta Little had just given her son his five-minute warning. A few minutes later, she heard a beating on the door that would lead to nearly 48 hours in Johns Hopkins Children's Center, where after continuous prayer and medical tests, Little would make the final decision of her 12-year-old son's life: letting his body succumb to the gun shots that had left him brain dead. "We just kept praying, and they did every test they could do to be absolutely sure," Little said, a day after she authorized doctors to take her son off life support.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2011
"Kill the bastard. Somebody has to if I can't. " It's been a decade since those words flashed across Charles Poehlman's mind. He's in a better place now, he says, anger replaced by acceptance. He still wants the man who killed his 17-year-old daughter to die, but he's come to terms with the fact that the state of Maryland won't execute John A. Miller IV. But neither Poehlman nor Miller feels justice has been done. Poehlman believes Miller finagled a system that coddles criminals to draw out proceedings and escape the death penalty.
NEWS
November 1, 1993
Meredith Baxter likes time with her twinsMeredith Baxter, who played a mother on "Family Ties," is enjoying real-life parenting these days.Ms. Baxter, 46, says she's reluctant to tackle another series because she wants to spend as much time as she can with her 8-year-old twins."
NEWS
December 23, 1994
D. Elton Trueblood, 94, a Quaker scholar, teacher and author, died Tuesday at the Meadowood Retirement Community near Lansdale, Pa. Dr. Trueblood had lived on the campus of Earlham College in Richmond, Ind., until 1988. He had been professor of philosophy there from 1946 to 1966. Among his best-known books was "Abraham Lincoln: Theologian of American Anguish" (Harper, 1973).Solomon Gaon, 82, a world leader of Sephardic Jews and professor of Sephardic studies at Yeshiva University, died of pneumonia Wednesday at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2010
Her son was killed just after he became a Marine. Her daughter was killed as she was beginning a career as a nurse. Now, after more than 12 years of mourning and painful memories, justice has been delivered to the murderers of both of Cherand Monroe's children. The second conviction was Friday. Monroe couldn't bear to visit the courtroom during the latest trial and came only once, when she had to testify. She had to look at the man who had raped and stabbed her daughter, Jerrisha Burton, and left the naked body wrapped in a blue comforter in the back seat of a tan Mercury Cougar parked on Fillmore Street.
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