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June 15, 2005
IT SEEMS this country may finally be coming to grips with the grim ghosts that challenge its claim to be a bastion of liberty and justice for all. In re-examining racially inspired killings and apologizing for looking the other way so long, officials around the country are acknowledging the mob mentality once allowed to hold sway here. Used primarily as a tool to intimidate and control blacks, the ritualized violence of lynching and other forms of message murder practiced primarily in the South and West was also directed at immigrants and Indians.
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By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | May 5, 2011
Considering that the Calvert Hall boys lacrosse team was down by eight goals to McDonogh early in the third quarter three weeks ago, the Cardinals were feeling just fine with the score tied at the same point Friday in the teams' second meeting of the season. Taking over the game instead of trying to come from behind, the No. 2 Cardinals pulled away in a dominant second half for a sturdy 13-7 home win over the No. 1 Eagles in Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference play.
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By MICHAEL OLESKER | October 14, 1997
In the Jewish season of atonement, there comes to the Suburban Orthodox Congregation a letter of apology. It arrives from a moment 29 years in the dimly recalled past, from a man finally coming to terms with his own conscience."
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | March 3, 2011
Questions of guilt and atonement that are usually the province of historians and moral philosophers arose in Annapolis during hearings Thursday on a bill that would hold a subsidiary of the French national railway responsible for the parent company's role in transporting deportees to death camps under Nazi occupation. Holocaust survivors and their relatives asked Maryland legislators to impose broad disclosure requirements on Keolis America, a Rockville-based company controlled by the French company SNCF, before it can compete for a contract to operate the MARC Camden and Brunswick lines.
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By Barry Rascovar | October 8, 1995
POPE JOHN Paul II is scheduled to arrive this morning at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, and may have done so by the time you read this. Not a moment too soon. The city, the state and the nation need some solemn introspection and examination of what's going wrong.The pope landed in New York City last week as Jews celebrated their most sacred day of the year -- Yom Kippur. On that day, Jews take time out to review their shortcomings and moral and ethical lapses during the past year and ask God for atonement.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | December 14, 2007
The magnificent Atonement, like Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour, depicts what Hellman called "the power of a lie." Then it ripples into a panorama that encompasses so much more. The meanness that ruins innocents and tears families apart seems to flow from the same evil that erupts into World War II. Yet through unexpected and cathartic twists, this movie leaves you with atonement and redemption. The key action takes place during a single day in 1935. On a British estate, the crush of 13-year-old Briony Tallis (Saoirse Ronan)
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By Mark Salisbury and Mark Salisbury,LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 7, 2007
As one-half of the fatalistic couple at the tragic heart of Atonement, director Joe Wright's adaptation of Ian McEwan's complex, decade-spanning novel, James McAvoy looks every inch the classic leading man -- even if McAvoy himself doesn't happen to agree. "I'm 5-foot-7, and I've got pasty white skin," he insists. "I don't think I'm ugly, don't get me wrong, but I'm not your classic lead man, Brad Pitt guy." McAvoy's not complaining; rather, he's celebrating the fact that someone who looks like him can be cast in such a role.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | September 29, 1998
As Jews gather for Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement that begins at sundown today, their focus will fall accordingly on sin and the need to set things right with God and neighbor.With the Clinton scandal dominating the national news, the notions of sin and reconciliation are very much at the forefront of public -- and Jewish -- consciousness.Current events have made the ancient Jewish obligation of atonement, called teshuva, more relevant than ever during this year's High Holy Days, the 10 days of reflection and renewal that started with Rosh Hashana and conclude with Yom Kippur.
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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | October 1, 1998
JERUSALEM -- A remarkable thing happens in this holy city on Yom Kippur.The frantic cacophony dissipates. Pedestrians and children on bicycles own the streets that have emptied for this day of fasting, prayer and atonement.For Jews, there is no holier day than Yom Kippur, which translates as Day of Atonement. It is the culmination of a 10-day period that inaugurates the new year. And on that final day, Jews retire from the business of the world to reflect on the year past, atone for their sins and remember the dead.
NEWS
April 23, 2006
Saturday By Ian McEwan Anchor Books / 292 pages / $14.95 A jittery, post-Sept. 11, London-based novel from the virtuoso author of the stunning Atonement. "This is McEwan at the height of his powers," Mike Littwin wrote here last year.
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By Dan Rodricks | June 13, 2010
Thursday, in Rome, the pope asked for forgiveness for child sexual abuse by clergy, while in Baltimore, the archbishop asked for money for parochial schools. And thus we had, on one day, the confluence of two streams of Catholic consciousness that have been flowing briskly this spring: a church whose leadership for decades tolerated immeasurable abuse of children claiming the noble desire to continue educating them. In March, Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien announced the closings of 13 more schools in Baltimore and Baltimore County, setting off protests and an impassioned but fruitless effort by parents, students and alumni of the Cardinal Gibbons School to save their beloved high school.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,Sun reporter | May 12, 2008
Paul Rabil would not be denied this time. With the memory of his zero-point effort against Hofstra's Kevin Unterstein in March still fresh, Rabil out-dueled him in the rematch, scoring a game-high four goals to pace Johns Hopkins to a 10-4 victory over the Pride in the first round of the NCAA men's lacrosse tournament yesterday at Homewood Field. The fifth-seeded Blue Jays (9-5) extended their winning streak to six and earned a quarterfinals meeting with Navy on Saturday at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
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By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,Sun Music Critic | April 1, 2008
To a large extent, modern music is in the ear of the beholder, but there are various characteristics that your average audience would agree on as constituting this genre - undetectable (and certainly un-hummable) melodies, confusing rhythms, unexpected sounds emanating from traditional instruments. In every generation, a composer comes to symbolize this uncomfortable, severe modernity. Once upon a time, it was Beethoven (decades after his death, critics were still railing against his "wrong chords" and "incomprehensible wildness")
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By Capsules by Michael Sragow or Chris Kaltenbach, unless noted. Full reviews are at baltimore sun.com/movies | February 8, 2008
Atonement -- The crush of an upper-class teen on her housekeeper's son (James McAvoy) catalyzes a devastating accusation that ruins his life and that of the girl's older sister (Keira Knightley). This beautifully acted, remarkably visualized adaptation of Ian McEwan's novel sums up the need for charity and generosity in art and life. (M.S.) R 123 minutes A The Bucket List -- A pair of dying cancer patients (Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman) draw up a list of things to do before they kick the bucket.
FEATURES
February 8, 2008
Were you swept away by the wartime love story Atonement? Are you rooting for the underdog teen comedy Juno? The Sunwants to know your choices for this year's Oscars ? and why you chose them. You can weigh in on any or all of the following categories: Best Picture, Best Director, BestActor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress. (A complete list of nominees can be found at baltimoresun.com/ oscars.) Send your picks to arts@baltsun.com by Feb. 21. We'll publish the best responses in the Arts & Life Today section on Feb. 24. Please put "Oscars" in the subject line and include your name and a phone number where we can reach you to verify the information.
NEWS
January 27, 2008
FICTION NoLWTitle AuthorWeeks on list 1(1) Plum Lucky Janet Evanovich22(2) A Thousand Splendid Suns Khaled Hosseini353(3) People of the Book Geraldine Brooks34(-) Beverly Hills Dead Stuart Woods15(6) World Without End Ken Follett156(4) The Shooters W.E.B. Griffin37(5) Blasphemy Douglas Preston28(7) Double Cross James Patterson109(14) The Senator's Wife Sue Miller210(8) T Is for Trespass Sue Grafton7 NONFICTION NoLWTitle AuthorWeeks on list 1(-) Tom Cruise Andrew Morton12(1) The Secret Rhonda Byrne553(2)
NEWS
March 11, 2007
ISSUE: An Annapolis alderman will introduce a resolution tomorrow night that would express atonement for slavery. Taking a page from similar efforts at the state level and by the Virginia legislature, Alderman Sam Shropshire said his resolution would "continue to bring about racial healing in our city and state." Shropshire's measure also calls for a week of atonement during which schools and civic organization could discuss the city's involvement in the African slave trade. YOUR VIEW: What are your thoughts on the measure?
NEWS
January 15, 2004
On January 13, 2004, STERLING ADRIAN; loving husband of Virginia Fielding and the late Louise Fielding; devoted father of Howard W. Fielding, Daniel E. Fielding, Linda Wieland, Annette Hedden; dear brother of Letha Dennis. Also survived by ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the Church of The Atonement, 10613 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, 20902, on Friday, January 16 from 9:30 to 10 A.M., at which time a funeral service will begin. Interment Parklawn Cemetery.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach | January 18, 2008
Sunday's no-gloss Golden Globe Awards proved two things, one particularly thrilling for this year's Oscar watchers, the other potentially devastating. The devastating part should be obvious to anyone who endured even a minute of the regrettably televised announcement: An awards show is nothing without the glamour and trumped-up suspense. The faster cooler heads can put the Hollywood writers' strike behind them, the better. The thrilling thing about this year's Oscars, nominations for which will be announced Tuesday morning, is that no one has a firm grip on which film will emerge as the best picture winner for 2007.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | December 14, 2007
The magnificent Atonement, like Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour, depicts what Hellman called "the power of a lie." Then it ripples into a panorama that encompasses so much more. The meanness that ruins innocents and tears families apart seems to flow from the same evil that erupts into World War II. Yet through unexpected and cathartic twists, this movie leaves you with atonement and redemption. The key action takes place during a single day in 1935. On a British estate, the crush of 13-year-old Briony Tallis (Saoirse Ronan)
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