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SPORTS
November 23, 2007
Presenting the Black Friday version of sports media notes while wondering whether America ever would have heard of turkducken if not for John Madden: As the NFL and the nation's cable giants go at each other over access to the NFL Network, it's hard to know whom to cheer for. The league that seems to always get its way and exudes a certain arrogance while doing so? Or the corporations that have had a monopoly on running television into your home and raising your rates after you're hooked?
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SPORTS
By PETER SCHMUCK | September 15, 2007
When NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced that Bill Belichick would be fined $500,000 for his part in the New England Patriots spy scandal, millions of football fans each thought the same thing at the same time: Geez, I hope they don't take it out of his clothing allowance. That's got to be the equivalent of, what, 40,000 baggy sweat shirts? The man would be shivering on the sideline for the next 2,000 seasons. No matter how you cut it, that's a pretty big bite, especially when you factor in the $250,000 fine Goodell dropped on the team and - most important of all - the 2008 first-round draft choice the Patriots will lose if they make the playoffs this season.
NEWS
March 11, 2007
The imperial presidency that George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have worked so hard to protect and strengthen seems to be crumbling around them. The broad mantle of executive authority Mr. Bush assumed in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks is being shredded piece by piece, largely as a result of public opposition to the Iraq war - an overreach that vastly undermined confidence in unchecked presidential power. Two striking examples occurred almost simultaneously last week: The Bush administration was forced to retreat after the FBI was revealed to be abusing - and botching - its authority to secretly demand personal records of Americans, and a band of fired U.S. attorneys blew the whistle on political influence in the prosecutorial process.
NEWS
By GREGORY KANE | November 18, 2006
Ron Dellums, recently elected mayor of Oakland, Calif., is feeling pretty darned good about the recent congressional elections. And there's no reason he shouldn't. The mayor-elect is the former Rep. Ronald V. Dellums of a liberal/leftist swatch of a congressional district that comprises parts of Oakland and Berkeley. Dellums was first elected to Congress in 1970 and stayed there 27 years. Earlier this week, Dellums spoke to members of the Trotter Group at their annual gathering, which was held this year on the campus of Stanford University.
BUSINESS
By Susan Chandler and Susan Chandler,Chicgo Tribune | November 14, 2006
Departing Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld may be leaving behind a legacy of discord and failure at the Pentagon and in Iraq. But that doesn't mean he won't be highly sought after as a board member or corporate executive, say headhunters who have tracked his career. "He has a great business background and a great government background. As long as Nancy Pelosi isn't the lead director, I think he would be a real prize for any board," said Greg Crecos, who heads Gregory Michaels & Associates, a Chicago search firm.
NEWS
By Timothy R. Ferguson | November 1, 2006
I've been a Republican for 30 years. I was reared a Democrat but felt the party abandoned me in the 1970s. I am a Ronald Reagan conservative and would be a "Dixiecrat" if I were a Democrat today. Problem is, now the GOP has abandoned me. I had a preacher friend once say, "The two parties are divided between `sinners' and `Pharisees.' Which group did Jesus get along with?" I served as a Republican state senator in Maryland, but I am no fan of George Bush, Dick Cheney or Karl Rove. They talk like Reagan Republicans, but they don't govern like Reagan.
NEWS
BY A SUN REPORTER | February 19, 2006
Howard Community College officials are seeking millions of dollars to expand the school's hospitality and culinary programs, but it is apparent that many believe the money would be better spent by taking a few courses in public relations. If nothing else, college officials have permitted concerns to mushroom into full-scale controversy and distrust that they may find difficult to subdue. The college was branded as "evasive," "arrogant," "secretive" and "dishonest" during testimony before the Planning Board last week on its request for $3 million in public funds to help finance its ambitious expansion plans in Elkridge.
NEWS
By GREGORY KANE | November 16, 2005
More than anything, it's the arrogance that rankles. That's the first thing that came to mind when I saw Sun reporter Gus Sentementes' article with the headline "Police step up frisking tactic." It ran Sunday. On the inside jump was another headline: "Police aggressively frisking people, review shows." Police frisking people isn't bad in and of itself. It's one of the most routine parts of a cop's job. Some people do, indeed, need frisking. And when it comes to Baltimore's thug and drug-dealer element, some may need more than that.
NEWS
By Jennifer Skalka and Jennifer Skalka,SUN STAFF | July 27, 2005
WASHINGTON - Karl Rove might be embroiled in the scandal surrounding the leaked identity of a CIA operative, but he still has time to entice campaign donors to open their checkbooks - and Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele is taking advantage. Last night, Rove headlined a fundraiser for Steele, an expected candidate for U.S. Senate in 2006. Rove's presence at the closed-door event at the National Republican Senatorial Committee headquarters sent Democrats into a frenzy. They criticized Steele for allying with the Republican presidential adviser and choosing quick campaign cash - he raised an estimated $75,000 from about 60 contributors, a spokesman said - over Maryland values.
NEWS
By Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Julie Hirschfeld Davis,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | July 5, 2005
WASHINGTON - When President Bush cloisters himself in a Scottish resort with the leaders of the world's other major economic powers this week, he'll have an important mission for his broader foreign policy agenda: damage control. Bush will use the annual Group of Eight summit - a carefully scripted and highly secluded series of meetings among the major industrialized democracies - to burnish the U.S. image and pledge support for the top priorities of his allies. The administration hopes to build good will for Bush's goals, chief among them bringing stability to Iraq.
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