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By Ryan Hood, The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2013
Fred Carter didn't know Earl Monroe entered the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a Baltimore Bullet. "Earl went into the Hall of Fame as a Bullet?" Carter said Wednesday in a phone interview. "That's surprising. " Carter - teammates and roommates with Monroe for four seasons in Baltimore - had assumed Monroe was enshrined in 1990 as a New York Knick. It's an easy mistake to make: Monroe comprised half of the famous "Rolls Royce Backcourt" with Walt "Clyde" Frazier in New York.
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By Ryan Hood, The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2013
Fred Carter didn't know Earl Monroe entered the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a Baltimore Bullet. "Earl went into the Hall of Fame as a Bullet?" Carter said Wednesday in a phone interview. "That's surprising. " Carter - teammates and roommates with Monroe for four seasons in Baltimore - had assumed Monroe was enshrined in 1990 as a New York Knick. It's an easy mistake to make: Monroe comprised half of the famous "Rolls Royce Backcourt" with Walt "Clyde" Frazier in New York.
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November 1, 2011
This week, we asked about what you would title the story of your life. Here's what you had to say. •••• “Ungratefully Ambitious” -- ru_ality via Twitter •••• “After the Darkest Night, Comes a Brighter Day” --G reg Durant via Facebook •••• “Diet Starts Monday...” --s imon_hwt via Twitter ••••  ...
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | March 3, 2013
A businessman and competitive sailor, Frank Savage has benefited from following seas and been battered on rocky shoals. Born in North Carolina and raised by a single mother in segregated Washington, Savage rose to prominence in the world of international banking and investment at Citibank and Alliance Capital Management, a subsidiary of AXA Equitable Life Insurance Co. that managed more than $450 billion in assets. He served on prestigious boards, was a trustee at both Howard University and the Johns Hopkins University, and jetted around the world, making deals and money.
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By New York Times News Service | June 24, 1991
NEW YORK -- After a hotly contested auction, Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf has sold the world rights of his planned book to Bantam Books for a sum estimated at more than $5 million.In a statement yesterday, Bantam said the four-star general, who commanded the allied forces in the Persian Gulf war, would begin work on his autobiography immediately after his retirement from the Army on Aug. 31.The writer who will work with him on the book, which has no title yet, has not been chosen.Marvin Josephson, the general's agent, said that competition among publishers for the book had been intense but that the final choice had been between Bantam and Random House Inc. A senior editor at Random House said the company had bid $5 million, suggesting that Bantam paid more.
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By PAUL WEST | December 2, 1990
An American Life.Ronald Reagan.Simon & Schuster.748 pages. $24.95. Not long after his second term began, Ronald Reagan took the remarkable step of naming a Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian, Edmund Morris, as his official biographer. The historian was granted unprecedented behind-the-scenes dTC access at the White House so he could observe and record Mr. Reagan as he went about his official duties. Publishing rights to the forthcoming biography, not surprisingly, sold for $3 million, a record.
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By Alice Steinbach and Alice Steinbach,Sun Staff Writer | November 20, 1994
New York -- She has spent more than half her life trying to change the way she looks. For 18 years Lucy Grealy has gone from surgeon to surgeon, from hospital to hospital, from New York to Iowa to Scotland in a desperate effort to "fix" her face.She's 31 now, a young woman who early on learned how to survive life on the edge: a life sharpened to the breaking point with steel blades of physical and psychic pain. And she learned something else too: how to live with a face so disfigured that it shaped every aspect of Lucy Grealy's outer and inner worlds.
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By MICHAEL PAKENHAM | January 26, 1997
Gerry Adams is president of Sinn Fein. And there the confusion may begin, for there are one or two other parties in Ireland, north and south, that lay claim to that label, which in the ancient Irish language means "Ourselves Alone." The newest of them, which Adams leads, is inseparable from today's Irish Republican Army, though, for the sake of legalities, there is virtually universal acceptance of the ruse that the former is a political party and the latter an underground paramilitary operation, and that the two are joined only in theory and aspiration.
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By New York Times News Service | October 25, 1992
DALLAS -- The top-of-the-line make-over at the Neima Marcus beauty salon in Dallas does not come cheap -- $200 for the full treatment, including haircut, facial, manicure and massage.But that is loose change compared with the nearly $1.1 million that Ross Perot has spent in the last week to make over his political image. While remaining out of sight since Monday night's final debate, Mr. Perot has focused his television advertising campaign not on the economic issues he maintains are so vital but on a careful portrayal of his character and life story.
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April 29, 1998
"I'm not sure I could properly identify the 'greatest' book I've ever read. I can only tell you that the 'Autobiography of Malcolm X' was the book that had the greatest impact on my life. To a young black man growing up on Chicago's South Side, the book was a revelation, prompting me to look at myself and my world as I've never done before."- Bryant GumbelHost of CBS' "Public Eye";former host, NBC's "Today Show"From "Books That Shaped Successful People," by Kevin H. Kelly (Fairview Press, 1995)
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November 1, 2011
For the desktop version of this feature, click here This week, we asked about what you would title the story of your life. Here's what you had to say: "Ungratefully Ambitious" --ru_ality via Twitter "After the Darkest Night, Comes a Brighter Day" --Greg Durant via Facebook "Diet Starts Monday... " --simon_hwt via Twitter "She Did What!!???" --Vanessa Strickler via Facebook Welcome to our new mobile site!
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2010
"Learn to ride a horse — not merely hold on. "Learn to shoot. Aim high and never give up. "Service. "Love."
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January 10, 2010
Memoir writing Course will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Arnold Senior Activity Center, 44 Church Road. Class will teach participants how to write their autobiography through various methods. There will also be an opportunity to learn listening and interviewing skills, writing tips and proofreading skills. Call 410-222-1922 to sign up or for more information. Scrabble Challenge your brain by playing Scrabble at the Arnold Senior Activity Center, 12:45 p.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,chris.kaltenbach@baltsun.com | September 27, 2009
Here's the story, of a woman named Maureen, who went from being America's perfect older sister to TV's weight-loss champion, then wrote a book about all the events in-between. "I had been asked for years to write a book," says Maureen McCormick, who parlayed a five-season stint on "The Brady Bunch" as apple-cheeked Marcia into pop-icon status, then spent big chunks of the next four decades dealing with the all-too-familiar fallout: few good follow-up roles, frustration over not being able to escape a character she played as a child, failed marriages, drugs, bleak future.
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By CANDUS THOMSON and CANDUS THOMSON,candy.thomson@baltsun.com | August 24, 2008
The Jedi master of fishing, Lefty Kreh, is the subject of two new books. Most of us would kill for one volume, and here's Lefty with two keepers. One he has put together himself, something he has been threatening to do for some time but never found the time. The other is a tribute from some of fishing's big names. Kreh, who held the job I now have until his "retirement" in January 1992, has written an entire library full of fishing books and magazine articles. But for his autobiography, My Life Was This Big, he has teamed up with Chris Millard, a former editor at Golf World magazine.
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By THE NEW YORK TIMES | December 31, 2003
A new autobiography of Pete Rose is scheduled to hit bookstores next week amid widespread expectations that Rose will use the book to admit publicly for the first time that he bet on baseball while managing the Cincinnati Reds. The book, My Prison Without Bars, has a huge first printing, 500,000 copies, and is being handled in top-secret fashion by Rodale Press, which has embargoed it until Jan. 8, when Rose will conduct a series of interviews about its contents. Rose was barred from baseball in August 1989 for illegally betting on sports events, although not specifically on baseball.
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