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July 20, 2011
John Toll, former president of the University of Maryland who passed away July 15 ("Founding chancellor of University System of Md. " July 16 ) was a great teacher. I never took a college physics course from him, but I had the chance to work with him over many years. Several generations of Marylanders, as well as education leaders across America, learned from his example. He embraced big ideas, like making the University of Maryland an international powerhouse, and worked day and night to turn them into reality.
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Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
This year in particular should be a time of reflection for Perry Farrell, and yet the lead singer of Jane's Addiction can only seem to think ahead. In late August, “Nothing's Shocking” - the Los Angeles quartet's first studio album that helped lead alternative rock, with singles like “Jane Says” and “Mountain Song,” to its fruitful '90s - turned 25. Following a current touring trend, Jane's Addiction performed the record in its entirety earlier this year in Las Vegas and England.
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Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
This year in particular should be a time of reflection for Perry Farrell, and yet the lead singer of Jane's Addiction can only seem to think ahead. In late August, “Nothing's Shocking” - the Los Angeles quartet's first studio album that helped lead alternative rock, with singles like “Jane Says” and “Mountain Song,” to its fruitful '90s - turned 25. Following a current touring trend, Jane's Addiction performed the record in its entirety earlier this year in Las Vegas and England.
NEWS
Robert L. Ehrlich Jr | February 12, 2012
One of my favorite activities this primary season is to read the seemingly endless analyses of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. The profiles run the gamut from glowing to scathing; just about every Washington pundit has a strong opinion of "Mr. Speaker. " Yet, most of the talking heads have not worked with the man or known him very well. I have worked with Newt, consider him a friend, but also understand the eccentricities of this fascinating leader. (I am also Maryland chairman of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign.)
NEWS
By Glenn C. Altschuler and Glenn C. Altschuler,Special to the Sun | April 8, 2007
The Silence of the Rational Center Why American Foreign Policy is Failing By Stefan Halper and Jonathan Clarke Basic Books / 312 pages / $26.95 [Special to The Sun] In 2006, journalists, generals, scholars, senators and a former secretary of state agreed that the war in Iraq was a disaster. They were too late. During the "golden hour," when decisions were made about weapons of mass destruction, "shock and awe," de-Baathification and the detention of "enemy combatants," career professionals working in government, universities and think tanks did not analyze - or challenge - the policies and pronouncements of the Bush administration.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sarah Weinman and Sarah Weinman,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 23, 2005
The Society of Others by William Nicholson. Nan A. Talese/Doubleday. 240 pages. $23.95. The temptation to write a "novel of ideas" has lured many a writer into dangerous territory, especially when such ideas are of the existentialist kind. Because these works probe serious questions, such as the meaning of life or whether there is a higher power governing human behavior, the probability of failure is very high. More practically, novelists who wish to impart great wisdom to their readers often forget to include minor details like a great story, carefully crafted characters, and an engaging plot.
NEWS
September 9, 2005
After millions of books, a long-running TV show and a 2004 movie, Clifford the Big Red Dog comes to the stage in Clifford the Big Red Dog LIVE! at Hippodrome Theatre Sept. 16 and 17. Clifford and his friends from Birdwell Island create a play and, along the way, teach children the "Big Ideas" of teamwork and friendship. Call 410-547-SEAT.
SPORTS
By JOHN EISENBERG | September 3, 1991
The Redskins were stacking touchdowns on the Detroit Lions on Sunday night at RFK Stadium, and I kept coming back to this phone conversation I'd had with Raymond Berry's wife in July.I'd had reason to speak to Berry, who caught hundreds of Johnny Unitas' passes and later coached the New England Patriots, and tracked him down in Detroit, where he is now the Lions' quarterback coach. It was 9:30 on a weeknight. His wife answered the phone."You'll never get him here," she said. "He leaves at 6 in the morning and comes home at midnight."
NEWS
Robert L. Ehrlich Jr | February 12, 2012
One of my favorite activities this primary season is to read the seemingly endless analyses of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. The profiles run the gamut from glowing to scathing; just about every Washington pundit has a strong opinion of "Mr. Speaker. " Yet, most of the talking heads have not worked with the man or known him very well. I have worked with Newt, consider him a friend, but also understand the eccentricities of this fascinating leader. (I am also Maryland chairman of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign.)
NEWS
By ALAN GOTTLIEB | January 10, 1993
Denver. -- When Federico Pena announced in November, 1990 that he would not seek a third term as Denver's mayor, he surprised many people who thought he had just come into his own as a politician and administrator.After surviving a rocky first term, winning a second term in 1987 by just 3,000 votes and then beating back a recall attempt in 1988, Mr. Pena went out in a blaze of glory.Now, just 18 months after retiring from public life into what he had hoped would be a lucrative private investment business, Mr. Pena, 45, has been summoned by President-elect Clinton to serve as Transportation Secretary.
NEWS
Dan Rodricks | August 18, 2011
Here's a suggestion for all those who hate that there's going to be a Grand Prix in downtown Baltimore: Don't go. Don't pay for a ticket. Don't even pay attention. It's happening Labor Day weekend. Find something else to do. Go to the shore. Go shopping. Plant a tree as a memorial to one of the dozens that had to be cut down to make spectator sight lines for the big race. You see where I'm going with this? There's nothing you can do about the Baltimore Grand Prix now except bellyache about it, and what's that get you?
NEWS
July 20, 2011
John Toll, former president of the University of Maryland who passed away July 15 ("Founding chancellor of University System of Md. " July 16 ) was a great teacher. I never took a college physics course from him, but I had the chance to work with him over many years. Several generations of Marylanders, as well as education leaders across America, learned from his example. He embraced big ideas, like making the University of Maryland an international powerhouse, and worked day and night to turn them into reality.
NEWS
November 15, 2010
The outline of a proposal to drastically scale back the federal deficit unveiled Wednesday offers a real challenge to President Obama. The ambitious plan, which sends a whole herd of sacred cows to the slaughterhouse, is exactly the kind of thing he came to Washington promising to champion — a real solution to the nation's problems that have been perpetuated by partisan gamesmanship for years. This is something that can't be done without changing the culture of Washington. But the proposal is, just as significantly, a test for the tea party and its newly elected champions in Congress.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | November 1, 2010
Inventor Mario P. DiForte has spent more than four decades thinking of ideas for gadgets, tools and products. If there's a better way to practice baseball, drive a car, talk on a cell phone, prevent illness on airplanes or rescue a person from drowning, DiForte thinks he has a solution in his arsenal. Now, at 66, DiForte is battling heart problems and fears that nearly two dozen unsold inventions may never do more than gather dust on the shelves of his Glen Arm home. That worry has sparked what DiForte believes could be his biggest concept of them all: He intends to give his ideas away.
BUSINESS
By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,gus.sentementes@baltsun.com | October 17, 2009
State economic development officials joined with leaders from the University of Maryland and China to open a new incubator and research park Friday near the College Park campus. The University of Maryland-China Research Park, the first Chinese-sponsored research park in the United States, aims to forge stronger ties between the campus, state business development leaders and companies in China that seek expansion in the U.S. C.D. Mote Jr., president of the University of Maryland, said Chinese officials had considered locating the park in other technology hubs in the United States, such as Southern California, North Carolina and Boston.
NEWS
March 15, 2009
It was inevitable that the sweeping reorganization plan Baltimore schools chief Andres Alonso presented to the school board last week should have provoked surprise, confusion and a measure of unease among students, teachers and parents. After all, Mr. Alonso might easily have rested on his laurels from last year's gains - dramatically higher test scores, a doubling of the number of alternative schools and half a dozen new combination middle-high schools. Instead, like a military commander intent on exploiting a recent victory, he is pressing to take swift advantage of his success.
FEATURES
By Michael Walsh and Michael Walsh,UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE | September 8, 1996
When it comes right down to it, the trouble with small homes is one of perception, not proportion. What they lack -- in a word, bigness -- is obvious. Less so is what they offer: cozy comfort, convenience, efficiency and economy.Simply put, compared to a large home, a small one is far less expensive to buy, maintain, heat, cool, furnish and decorate.For more and more people, a small home isn't a big sacrifice. It's an intelligent and deliberate choice, a smart move, a savvy investment. And, in this decade of downsizing, a new appreciation for modest-sized homes seems to be emerging.
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