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By Lou Cedrone | January 9, 1991
You'll see a more subdued Robin Williams in ''Awakenings,'' a new film that opens here Friday.As the doctor who brings a number of encephalitis victims back to consciousness, if only for a time, Williams is content to let the character play itself. The man he plays, however, is not all one shade. There is a lighter side to the man, but the humor is very gentle, part of the character, who, as Williams plays him, is just a bit absent-minded.''That's the choice you make,'' said Williams. ''It's kind of cruel to rap on people in a catatonic state.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | January 13, 2014
Anne Arundel County police say a man was robbed at knifepoint Sunday morning after he woke up from sleeping inside his vehicle in the parking garage at Maryland Live Casino in Hanover. At around 7:45 a.m. the man, 58, woke up after he heard someone tampering with his vehicle, according to police. He stepped out to investigate and saw two men, one of whom had a knife, approaching him. The man told police that as he rushed to get back into his vehicle, the suspect with the knife reached through the window and held the knife to his throat.
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By Jonathan Bor and Jonathan Bor,Sun Staff Writer | March 5, 1994
Dr. Oliver Sacks, whose writings have explored the quirks of the human brain, was speaking of Alzheimer's disease when his thoughts turned to the day's space launch."
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September 30, 2013
Don't miss the 19th annual Colonial Craftsmen Weekend at historic Jerusalem Mill Village. This exciting encampment and market fair happens in the Kingsville area of Gunpowder Falls State Park on Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hosted by the Friends of Jerusalem Mill, the event re-creates public market days in a rural village in the last quarter of the 18th century. Artisans and reenactors will be demonstrating trades, crafts, clothes and customs of the time, and merchants will be offering a variety of goods for sale.
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By Lou Cedrone | January 11, 1991
DON'T MAKE the mistake of assuming that ''Awakenings'' is a comedy. It would be natural to do so. Penny Marshall directed, and Robin Williams and Robert De Niro co-star. Those names would suggest comedy.The new film does have laughs, but primarily, it is an adroit mixture of comedy and pathos, an almost totally satisfying experience, one that is neither upper nor downer. The story has been romanticized, but allowances can be made.''Awakenings'' is based on a book written in 1973 by Oliver Sacks, a doctor who found himself working at a hospital in the Bronx in the late '60s.
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By Los Angeles Times | December 27, 1990
HOLLYWOOD -- So how does Dr. Oliver Sacks feel about Columbia Pictures' just-out "Awakenings," which chronicles his dramatic success in reviving a group of post-encephalitic patients from their catatonic states in 1969?"
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | January 11, 1991
'Awakenings'Starring Robin Williams and Robert De Niro.Directed by Penny Marshall.Released by Columbia.Rated PG-13.*** 1/2 "Awakenings" is about a man who goes to sleep one night and leaves a wake-up call not for the next morning but the next decade.Dramatizing a medical mystery story out of neurologist Oliver Sacks' book of the same title, it watches as a concerned young doctor manages to coax a ward of encephalitis victims out of their perpetual snoozes and back to a life of sorts.Robin Williams, at his most muted, plays a vaguely fictionalized version of Sacks, here called Dr. Malcolm Sayers, a neurological researcher with a profound horror of actual life and real people.
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By Alyson R. Klein and Alyson R. Klein,SUN STAFF | July 9, 2003
The owner of a Timonium coffee shop says clients from a nearby methadone clinic are disrupting his business, and he has appealed to the Baltimore County executive and the Police Department for help. John Kerney, an attorney and co-owner of Baltimore Coffee and Tea, 9 W. Aylesbury Road, sent letters last week to the executive and the police chief detailing incidents at the business, including one in which he said a person he suspects was from Awakenings Counseling Center tried to sell an employee drugs.
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By Lou Cedrone | January 10, 1991
* ''Awakenings'' Robert De Niro is an encephalitis victim who returns to consciousness after 30 years. Robin Williams is the doctor who brings him back.* ''Hidden Agenda'' An American, in Northern Ireland on a fact-finding assignment, is murdered by British intelligence agents. The victim's wife works to expose the killers. Frances McDormand stars.* ''Lionheart'' Jean-Claude Van Damme goes A.W.O.L. from the French Foreign Legion to help his brother in Los Angeles.* ''Not Without My Daughter'' Sally Field is the wife of a man who takes her to Iran for a visit.
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By [ASHLIE BAYLOR] | March 1, 2007
Spring emerging The lowdown -- Mr. Groundhog predicted an early spring this year. But, is his prediction right? Check out the Awakenings walk Saturday to look for clues that spring is on its way. Awakenings is Cromwell Valley Park's first class in its Senior Nature Series. Participants will first awaken their senses and then follow the trail to observe the emergence of spring. If you go -- The event takes place 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The park is at 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road. Admission is $2 for members, $4 for nonmembers.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2013
A Jessup family is safe Wednesday morning after hiding from an armed man who broke into their home, according to Howard County Police. Police do not believe the home invasion was random, and are searching for a suspect in the area, said Mary Phelan, a police spokeswoman. "We do believe that he was armed, but don't know the type of weapon," Phelan said. A woman in the home in the 7300 block of Montevideo Road called police about 2:19 a.m. and said she heard footsteps on the first floor, Phelan said.
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By Janene Holzberg, Special to The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2012
A month after she was struck by a respiratory illness so virulent that doctors induced a coma to save her life, an Ellicott City art gallery owner is awake and struggling to communicate. Marian Berman, 61, who operated Gallery 44 until family members closed her shop Feb. 22, first opened her eyes about a week ago, said her daughter, Tracie Guy-Decker of Norfolk, Va. The longtime businesswoman is not yet aware that the gallery on U.S. 40 has been shuttered. Berman remains on ventilator support, as she has been since Feb. 10, when doctors diagnosed her acute respiratory distress syndrome.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2011
A city firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion after battling a two-alarm fire in Southwest Baltimore, according to a Baltimore fire spokesman. The fire broke out in a two-and-a-half story home at 5:48 a.m. in the 4200 block of Connecticut Avenue, said the spokesman, Chief Kevin Cartwright. A female resident woke up when smoke alarms sounded and was able to get six other relatives to escape without injury, he said. The fire was brought under control by 6:16 a.m., Cartwright said.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | April 20, 2011
On a drizzly, breezy night when the Orioles set a season high in hits and runs and threw their second shutout of the season in an 11-0 pounding of the injury-riddled Minnesota Twins, the real story is what didn't happen. The longest losing streak in Buck Showalter's career as Orioles manager, that stomach-turning, eight-game skid that morphed cautiously optimistic fans into raging cynics who have watched re-runs of this April disaster flick way too many times, wasn't extended. It's over, a memory.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2010
Actor Nigel Reed claims not to know why he has been tapped for the second time to play the role of Augusta, the title character and aged septuagenarian in "Travels With My Aunt. " As he observes: "It can't be because I look good in a dress. " Actually, none of the four actors who play 25 different roles in the stage version of Graham Greene's 1969 novel puts on a skirt, let alone high-heeled pumps or a wig. Traditionally, the actors wear monochromatic black and white, and the show is performed without props or a set. The role of the mild-mannered bank clerk, Henry Pulling, is divided between all four performers.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Peter.hermann@baltsun.com | October 7, 2009
Ken Watts had a restless night and an eventful morning. He awoke about 4:30 a.m. to the sound of a motor running, looked out his window and saw a police vehicle outside his house on Wilke Avenue. "I knew something in my neighborhood was going on," he said. Watts returned to bed, got up at his usual time and walked to his car about 7:15 a.m. He saw yellow police tape draped around the front yard of a house three doors up the street in his Northeast Baltimore neighborhood. "I knew something really bad was going on," he said.
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By Steve McKerrow | May 29, 1991
It is hard to imagine what the world would be like if Robin Williams had followed through on an early career interest and become a foreign service officer -- maybe better, if more national leaders could laugh it up a little with the manic comic/actor. Williams is the subject of the latest "...talking with David Frost" on PBS tonight (at 8, channels 22, 26 and 67), and offers a somewhat quieter and more introspective demeanor than usual. And while Frost is not able to say much, he keeps Williams on a more or less chronological track, from early comedy club work through the series "Mork and Mindy" and on to such movies as "Good Morning Vietnam," "Dead Poets Society" and "Awakenings."
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March 22, 1991
It's maybe no surprise that ''Dances With Wolves'' is our readers' choice for Best Picture of 1990. Kevin Costner's epic western drew 55 percent of the votes (56 out of 101) of Evening Sun readers and other callers to Lou Cedrone's SUNDIAL Oscar Line. The 63rd Academy Awards will be broadcast Monday night at 9 on ABC.The wildly successful ''Ghost'' was a distant second with 20 percent, followed by the also-rans ''Awakenings'' (11 percent), ''GoodFellas'' (9 percent) and ''Godfather III'' (5 percent)
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,jeff.zrebiec@baltsun.com | September 14, 2009
NEW YORK -- The mismatch that people most expected here over the weekend never materialized until the eighth inning Sunday, when the New York Yankees turned a close game with the Orioles into a humbling 13-3 rout. The Orioles' chances of their first three-game sweep in New York since June 1986 and their first winning road trip of the season evaporated in an unsightly eighth in which the Yankees sent 14 batters to the plate and scored eight times. "It was two different games," Orioles manager Dave Trembley lamented.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,jeff.zrebiec@baltsun.com | July 9, 2009
When George Sherrill took the mound in the bottom of the ninth inning to preserve another improbable Orioles win, his first baseman was Luke Scott, who had played one inning at the position in his major league career. Ty Wigginton was at shortstop, a position that he's never started a game at in his career, and Brian Roberts was at second base after he wasn't supposed to be in the game at all due to a 10-day battle with an upper-respiratory infection. The Orioles pulled out all the stops Wednesday to win a game that they probably had no business winning.
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