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May 3, 2012
It's amazing that Sen. John Edwardshad the audacity to divert campaign funds for personal use. It's also unfathomable that he basically turned his back of his supportive wife, who was suffering from terminal cancer. Even more mind-boggling is that Senator Edwards took some of that campaign money to cover up his relationship with his mistress, who bore his illegitimate child. He somehow thought he could wriggle through this morass of missteps and become President of the United States.
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NEWS
June 25, 2013
As a Marine Corps veteran of World War II, I want a piece of Kevin Kallaugher for his insulting characterization of the U.S. role in Afghanistan ("Chasing the Taliban," June 23). The audacity of KAL to view the operation in Afghanistan as a defeat by an enemy who didn't wear a uniform to identify themselves from the general population is unforgivable. Jim Levendusky, Phoenix
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NEWS
October 24, 2012
Webster's defines arrogance as the "offensive exhibition of assumed or real superiority," an "overbearing pride," an "imperious" nature. One only has to look to our government to find the embodiment of arrogance - in our elected officials, our Congress and our president. Arrogance is not exclusive to liberals, moderates or conservatives. Arrogance is usually accompanied by one form of superiority or another. The arrogance of the ignorant "nobody" is as dangerous as that of the intellectual "somebody.
NEWS
October 24, 2012
Webster's defines arrogance as the "offensive exhibition of assumed or real superiority," an "overbearing pride," an "imperious" nature. One only has to look to our government to find the embodiment of arrogance - in our elected officials, our Congress and our president. Arrogance is not exclusive to liberals, moderates or conservatives. Arrogance is usually accompanied by one form of superiority or another. The arrogance of the ignorant "nobody" is as dangerous as that of the intellectual "somebody.
NEWS
By GREGORY KANE | June 29, 1996
Into the battle between the sexes -- black men and women, specifically, but everybody else is included too -- leaps Valerie Shaw to drop some literary bombs of her own. But don't expect any black male-bashing from her.Call Shaw's book, "Himpressions: The Blackwoman's Guide to Pampering the Black Male," the brothers' revenge. Shaw is no Terry McMillan. The "Himpressions" author does not see women as perpetual victims of scheming, conniving, worthless men. Shaw had the audacity to write a truth that men -- of all races -- have known for some time now: that in the love sweepstakes, nice guys not only do not finish last, they don't even place.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Phillip Robinson and Phillip Robinson,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | May 6, 2004
Yeeaah! I can't remember the last time I whooped that way about new hardware, software, sites or services. It happens now and then, but not often. But I couldn't help it the other day. I got this new program - for free - started it up, experimented with a first example and just yelped in amazement. And then couldn't wait to find time to really dig in, learn and put this tool to work. Most stuff I see is an improvement on what came before: nice to know about, but hardly a "revolution," no matter how many public relations people wish it so. Audacity is different.
NEWS
August 28, 1994
Wake-Up Call for BaltimoreThe writer is a candidate for Carroll County commissioner.Chavis' Crucifixion?In an outrageous statement, Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Jr. had the audacity to compare his firing as head of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to a "crucifixion." Since he apparently is looking to the scriptures, he should recall the story of how Jesus threw the money-changers out of the Temple.) Should the NAACP do less?Gene EdwardsSykesville
NEWS
June 25, 2013
As a Marine Corps veteran of World War II, I want a piece of Kevin Kallaugher for his insulting characterization of the U.S. role in Afghanistan ("Chasing the Taliban," June 23). The audacity of KAL to view the operation in Afghanistan as a defeat by an enemy who didn't wear a uniform to identify themselves from the general population is unforgivable. Jim Levendusky, Phoenix
NEWS
By Sheridan Lyons | March 6, 1991
To prosecutors, Dominic J. Carozza was the man known as "Crowbar," a city public works employee with a less-than-pristine past who teamed up with two other men -- "Tattoo Bobby" and "Crazy" -- to plan and carry out the murder of a junkie who had borrowed $2,400 and then neglected to pay it back.To Carozza's defense lawyer, he was a "soft touch" -- a grandfatherly man who commonly forgave $1,000 debts and had tried to salvage the life of a drug-addicted woman, who then repaid his generosity bytestifying against him.In the end, it took a Baltimore Circuit Court jury less than half a day of deliberation to make up their minds.
FEATURES
By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | March 13, 1991
Some pop stars get trapped in their past and close out their careers endlessly replaying old favorites. Others get trapped by their past, struggling in vain to concoct new material that's as interesting or inventive as their back catalog.Paul Simon, though, has avoided both problems. Not only does his recent work, inspired by the music of Africa and Brazil, rank among his best, but -- as his performance at the Baltimore Arena last night demonstrated -- he even manages to make his oldest hits seem fresh and exciting.
NEWS
May 3, 2012
It's amazing that Sen. John Edwardshad the audacity to divert campaign funds for personal use. It's also unfathomable that he basically turned his back of his supportive wife, who was suffering from terminal cancer. Even more mind-boggling is that Senator Edwards took some of that campaign money to cover up his relationship with his mistress, who bore his illegitimate child. He somehow thought he could wriggle through this morass of missteps and become President of the United States.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jill Rosen and Jill Rosen,jill.rosen@baltsun.com | August 28, 2008
Summer's not officially over when Labor Day hits. But it may as well be. More than winter, more than autumn, more than spring, summer is a state of mind, existing not so much because of the calendar, not so much because of the temperature, but because we close our eyes, exhale and let it happen. After Labor Day, as we become about less vacation and more school, more work, more wearing shoes, summer fades. It evaporates like condensation on a glass of lemonade. But before it's gone for another year, there's one weekend left - a long one. Make it good.
NEWS
By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,sun reporter | August 19, 2007
They return tan or not, re-charged or not. Your co-workers trickle back from summer vacation ready either to kiss or kill you, depending on how their holiday went. Then, the post-vacation questions: Where did you go? Bethany Beach or Barcelona, China or Cooperstown, volunteering in New Orleans or volunteering for nothing at home? Or perhaps, they have returned from a girl spa vacation or "mancation" to Vegas to golf, gamble and attend the religious services of their choice. How long did you stay?
FEATURES
By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | December 31, 2004
The symbol of the Symbionese Liberation Army, a last-gasp organization of left-wing terrorist revolt, was a multibodied snake - a hydra with multiple torsos instead of heads. How appropriate that symbol seems in Guerrilla, a solid, engrossing documentary about this ragtag band's rise and fall. It depicts each of the snake's coils twitching to life, expiring and then moving reflexively, in awful death throes, as the SLA's actions play out like parodies of a once-potent radical protest movement.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,SUN STAFF | June 9, 2004
The consumer advocacy group Public Citizen urged Maryland officials yesterday to revoke a $21.2 million contract awarded to a Reliant Energy Inc. subsidiary to supply electricity to state universities and sports stadiums because the Houston-based energy company has been indicted over its role in the California energy crisis. "It's outrageous that Reliant, a company under criminal indictment, has the audacity to try to profit from Maryland taxpayers while still benefiting from its record-setting profits allegedly stolen from California residents," said Wenonah Hauter, director of Public Citizen's Critical Mass Energy and Environment Program.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | May 23, 2004
At the same time that director Jonathan Demme was mounting the milestone anti-yuppie comedy, Something Wild (1986), the hilarious Mafia parody, Married to the Mob (1988), the breakthrough serial-killer thriller The Silence of the Lambs (1991), and the first mainstream-film attack on homophobia in the time of AIDS, Philadelphia (1993), he was slaking his thirst for unspoiled culture and liberation politics by plunging into all things Haitian. Demme's previous documentaries about Haiti barely made it past the festival circuit.
SPORTS
By JOHN POWERS and JOHN POWERS,BOSTON GLOBE | September 22, 1998
It wasn't so much the gold medals, which she won in triplicate. It wasn't so much the times, which some people found literally unbelievable. It was the style -- racy and edgy and undeniably glam.Florence Griffith Joyner, who died of an apparent heart seizure yesterday at 38, was a race car done up in Day-Glo, a sprinter who stopped the show merely by spreading her polished six-inch nails on the starting line.FloJo was fluorescent. She turned up for the world championships in a clingy bodysuit that might have been borrowed from the Cat Woman's closet.
NEWS
February 9, 1994
Call it chutzpah, nerve, audacity or gall, but don't call the request by Anne Arundel Sheriff Robert Pepersack for a whopping big raise surprising. This is, after all, the man who sued the county executive when he cut the undersheriff out of the budget. Now, Mr. Pepersack wants state lawmakers to boost the sheriff's salary from $42,000 to $65,000. He notes correctly that the increase would not take effect until after he finishes his four-year term. He also acknowledges he intends to run for a second term (which he stands a good chance of winning)
ENTERTAINMENT
By Phillip Robinson and Phillip Robinson,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | May 6, 2004
Yeeaah! I can't remember the last time I whooped that way about new hardware, software, sites or services. It happens now and then, but not often. But I couldn't help it the other day. I got this new program - for free - started it up, experimented with a first example and just yelped in amazement. And then couldn't wait to find time to really dig in, learn and put this tool to work. Most stuff I see is an improvement on what came before: nice to know about, but hardly a "revolution," no matter how many public relations people wish it so. Audacity is different.
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