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By Cody Goodwin, The Baltimore Sun and By Cody Goodwin, The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2014
At first glance, it's probably hard to see Rahshaun Smith and say he's an underdog. He stands 6 feet 3, weighs 230 pounds and has a deep, booming voice. His nickname is Shaq - and it was given to him at age 12. On the football field, Smith exhibits a rare combination of speed and athleticism that reminds scouts of Jadeveon Clowney and Da'Shawn Hand. Smith's time in the 40-yard dash has been listed anywhere from 4.5 to 4.7 seconds. The defensive lineman has been rated as one of the top prospects for the 2016 recruiting class.
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By Cody Goodwin, The Baltimore Sun and By Cody Goodwin, The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2014
At first glance, it's probably hard to see Rahshaun Smith and say he's an underdog. He stands 6 feet 3, weighs 230 pounds and has a deep, booming voice. His nickname is Shaq - and it was given to him at age 12. On the football field, Smith exhibits a rare combination of speed and athleticism that reminds scouts of Jadeveon Clowney and Da'Shawn Hand. Smith's time in the 40-yard dash has been listed anywhere from 4.5 to 4.7 seconds. The defensive lineman has been rated as one of the top prospects for the 2016 recruiting class.
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By Suzanne C. Ryan and Suzanne C. Ryan,BOSTON GLOBE | December 26, 2003
Boston is renowned nationally for its hospitals, its universities, its beloved Fenway Park. Now add mediocre-looking men to the list. For Average Joe: Hawaii, the new season of the hit television reality series - in which 18 ordinary-looking bachelors will woo a former beauty queen - NBC deliberately targeted Boston and selected almost half of the show's contestants from the area. The eight Boston Joes who'll vie for the top prize include an administrative assistant, a sewer contractor, an environmental scientist and two accountants.
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By Will Morton, Special To The Baltimore Sun | January 23, 2012
Armed with score sheets to rate nine coffee samples, barista Allie Caran holds court in the morning quiet of Woodberry Kitchen 's normally bustling dining room. At the farm-to-table restaurant's free Friday coffee "cupping," she guides visitors as they sniff, slurp and scrutinize Ethiopian Haru roasted three different ways. Brightness relates to acidity, she tells them, describing it in terms of fruits or colors. Body means how it coats your mouth, like milk or juice. You even need to pay attention to how the smell changes when you break the foam on the first stir.
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By ABIGAIL TUCKER and ABIGAIL TUCKER,SUN REPORTER | August 17, 2006
Not even an ice statue of Michelangelo's David (one that squirted vodka, no less) could save Dennis Kozlowski's marriage. The Tyco International CEO convicted of pillaging his own company - and who used corporate funds to throw his wife the infamous $2 million birthday bash, with the alcoholic ice sculpture and toga-clad models - filed for divorce last month. Apparently, Karen Kozlowksi will not stand by him as he pays $167 million in fines and restitution and serves his eight to 25 years in jail.
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By Christian Ewell and Christian Ewell,SUN STAFF | November 13, 1999
There is certain price to pay for the type of season that Joe Lee is having -- 3,818 yards passing, six 400-yard games, 21 touchdown passes.It comes in the form of needling on a balmy Tuesday in November while the Towson Tigers prepare for their game at Colgate.The game today in Hamilton, N.Y., is the latest of those that could be called the Most Important Game in Towson Football History. If the Tigers (7-3, 4-1 conference) beat the Red Raiders (8-1, 4-1) and Lehigh loses to Bucknell, Towson will win the Patriot League and earn its first NCAA Division I-AA playoff bid.But four days before game time, the folks on the team are in a musical mood after practice.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | June 18, 2004
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story is mostly stupid and tasteless, which makes it no different from 98 percent of what passes for comedies these days. But it's also pointed and satiric. Best of all, one must hasten to admit, it's pretty funny. A slap at all things pompous and mean-spirited, Dodgeball takes a sport we all played as kids - admit it, you were one of the kids everyone else ganged up on, right? - and uses it as an equalizer, a chance for the downtrodden to emerge victorious, against both great odds and common sense.
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February 24, 1994
It's a toss-up as to what was more disturbing: the revelations in David Simon's recent series in The Evening Sun that the Baltimore police department mismanaged the too few resources it has to apprehend criminals, or the indication from columns by Michael Olesker last week that some police can't tell the good guys from the bad.The Simon series, "Crisis in Blue," detailed how political concerns dictated police priorities in recent years; how crimes against...
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April 24, 2000
IMF, World Bank deserved the wrath of D.C.'s protesters The Sun's editorial "The wrong way to exercise a right" (April 14) was quite correct in reminding protesters at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings that their rights end where they seek to deny or impede the rights of others. However, The Sun veered overboard when it began scolding about the "tone of these demonstrators" and the "absolute certainty of the simplicity to which they reduce complex economic matters."
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | October 10, 1997
The intriguingly named troupe Safer and Secrest is a New York movement theater company named for founders Daniel Safer and Leigh Secrest. But judging from the area premiere at the Theatre Project, this company not only doesn't play it safe, but presents work that is at times mysterious enough to qualify as secret (if not quite "secrest").The founders, who also direct and choreograph, are two of the five performers who appear in the triple-bill of one-acts titled "Really Big Shows."Though parts of the production seem mysterious, they are united by humor and the common theme of satirizing motion pictures.
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By Mary Carole McCauley and Mary Carole McCauley,mary.mccauley@baltsun.com | July 23, 2009
Shannon Twenter bowed one arm into the shape of a handle, tipped over far to one side, and made like a little beer stein, short and stout. Inside the Riverside Park Pool, the 19-member Milkmaid Brigade from Lichtenstein mimic her every movement as best they can while treading water. Then, on cue, the milkmaids began simultaneously backstroking, a few with yellow scarf "pigtails" trailing behind them. It was almost time for the Flurry Family to crash-land in Peru after trips to the Russian Gulag and Japan, and the milkmaids didn't want to delay their plane.
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By MIKE PRESTON and MIKE PRESTON,mike.preston@baltsun.com | September 8, 2008
It's the kind of beginning that can start a love affair between a quarterback and a city. The Ravens' rookie quarterback made his NFL debut yesterday, and it couldn't have been scripted much better. The former University of Delaware star and product of Voorhees, N.J., ran for one touchdown and threw a block for another. He managed the game well - running a no-huddle offense and completing 15 of 29 passes for 129 yards. He had no turnovers as the Ravens opened the 2008 season with a 17-10 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium.
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By Kevin Rector and Kevin Rector,Sun Reporter | June 17, 2008
Joseph Kaminski, who turned 100 years old yesterday, still weeds the yard at his Rosedale home and shops for all his groceries. And those are just things he does in his spare time. For the last 28 years, Kaminski has worked five days a week as a bindery technician at the Baltimore County public schools' copy and print services office in Middle River, where he was honored yesterday by co-workers and county officials. For four hours a day, he helps print, cut, fold and collate printed materials for the schools and offices served by the county printing outlet.
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By TIM COWLISHAW and TIM COWLISHAW,THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS | February 11, 2008
Dallas -- Let's start this column with an apology. It goes out, alphabetically, to Troy Aikman, Len Dawson, Jim Kelly, Bart Starr and Steve Young because this is a column about the top 10 NFL quarterbacks of the past 50 years, and they just missed the cut. The question was raised after Brett Favre's Green Bay Packers lost the NFC championship game to New York. It came up again when the Giants stunned Tom Brady's New England Patriots. (Note: I cannot rank Otto Graham and Sammy Baugh against the modern player, so we are limiting this to the "Modern Era" - the past 50 years)
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By Dan Gibbard and Dan Gibbard,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | July 15, 2007
BLAIR, Wis. -- Even in the fringe world of alternative fuels, vegetable oil has mostly remained on the margins, the domain of a few do-it-yourselfers who have rigged their diesels to run on old fryer fat, making the rounds of local burger joints to fill their tanks. But the veggie power movement is about to stick one greasy toe into the mainstream, as a company in this western Wisconsin town prepares to open what its owners believe is the first recycling and filling station for waste vegetable oil in the Midwest, and one of just a couple in the nation.
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By ABIGAIL TUCKER and ABIGAIL TUCKER,SUN REPORTER | August 17, 2006
Not even an ice statue of Michelangelo's David (one that squirted vodka, no less) could save Dennis Kozlowski's marriage. The Tyco International CEO convicted of pillaging his own company - and who used corporate funds to throw his wife the infamous $2 million birthday bash, with the alcoholic ice sculpture and toga-clad models - filed for divorce last month. Apparently, Karen Kozlowksi will not stand by him as he pays $167 million in fines and restitution and serves his eight to 25 years in jail.
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By KEN ROSENTHAL | September 7, 1995
What does the consecutive-games record mean?Lots of things.It means Cal Ripken has been very lucky.It means he has been very good.It means that since May 30, 1982, he never has suffered an ailment serious enough to keep him out of the lineup, be it a pulled hamstring, ingrown toenail or broken ankle, stomach virus, sore shoulder or twisted knee.It means that he has been productive enough to merit 2,131 consecutive starts. That his managers -- six of 'em -- always could rely on him. And that ground balls to the Orioles' shortstop almost always result in outs.
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By Bill Burton | July 19, 1991
I'm tempted to say the only Baltimore oriole that interests me is the one that flies daily from its hidden nest in the trees behind my Riviera Beach home on the shore of Stoney Creek to peck at peaches on a tree on the west side of the house.I'm tempted to say this, but then I think of some Homo sapiens of the same name; fellow avid outdoorsmen like Brooks Robinson, one of my personal examples of first-class integrity and thoughtfulness, or Jim Busby, who played for the O's when I first arrived in the mid-'50s -- a fellow who often managed to get a little fishing in before practice at the stadium -- and was as close to the average Joe (other than on the field)
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By Stephen Kiehl and Stephen Kiehl,SUN STAFF | November 9, 2004
NEW YORK - The Rev is running late. But this is to be expected. The Rev is always running late. He was up at 5 this morning, worked out with a personal trainer and is now on his way to the ABC Radio studios at Times Square, where he will knock out a dozen interviews with radio stations across the country, promoting his new TV show. "I am a workingman's Donald Trump," the Rev. Al Sharpton will tell Chicago. "He fires people. I hire them." But first, Sharpton - preacher, provocateur, former candidate for president and now host of a reality show on Spike TV - must change.
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By Tom Dunkel and Tom Dunkel,Sun Staff | September 5, 2004
Lance Armstrong is as finely tuned as any race car. Thanks goes in part to lead mechanic Chris Carmichael, a former Olympic cyclist and member of the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, who has been Armstrong's personal coach since 1990. Carmichael, 43, also has advised Montreal Canadiens hockey player Saku Koivu and two-time Ironman champ Peter Reid, not to mention some 5,000 other professional and amateur athletes who've joined Carmichael Training Systems, his online coaching program. Now his expertise is available in print.
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