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By DAN RODRICKS | August 26, 2007
Many people apparently believe the Orioles' historic 30-3 loss to the Texas Rangers on Wednesday had something to do with baseball -- quality of the relief pitching, in particular. But those of us who've lived in the Queen City of the Patapsco Drainage Basin for a year or two know better. While something like this could have happened in Chicago or Philly, I say it was destined to happen in Baltimore -- and only Baltimore -- because Baltimore is simply one of the most delightfully bizarre places in God's universe.
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SPORTS
By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | May 28, 2014
I know we all dreaded yesterday's return to the work routine, but I think the first day after a long weekend is survived on pure adrenaline. Today is the day when you need help to survive. So as you sit at your desk on your fourth cup of coffee today, enjoy the Coffee Companion along with it, where we recap the local sports headlines every weekday morning. - The Orioles fell 7-6 in 10 innings in Milwaukee when T.J. McFarland walked former Oriole Mike Reynolds and pinch-hitting pitcher Yovani Gallardo doubled to score him with two outs in the inning.
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By Allison Klein and Allison Klein,SUN STAFF | October 1, 2004
During a bail hearing yesterday for a man charged with stealing money from Baltimore's school system, a prosecutor argued that the defendant had been acting "bizarre" - threatening witnesses, and walking around wearing a bulletproof vest and a holster. Circuit Judge Althea M. Handy lowered the bail of Rajiv Dixit, 52, a former maintenance manager for the school system, from $1 million to $150,000 but she set several conditions on the bail, including that Dixit may not have contact with any witness in the case, the prosecutors' office or the school system.
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EDITORIAL FROM THE AEGIS AND THE RECORD | July 31, 2013
A year later, it remains one of the oddest criminal cases in recent years in Harford County. On July 24, 2012, Vi Ripken, mother of baseball living legend Cal Ripken Jr., and first lady of the Ripken baseball family, went missing from her modest home in Aberdeen. Just about 24 hours later, a neighbor noticed her waving a white sweater out of her car window. It turned out she had been abducted at gunpoint, bound and confined to the back seat of her own car, and driven to locations in the greater Baltimore area before being returned home.
FEATURES
By Phyllis Brill and Phyllis Brill,Evening Sun Staff | January 12, 1991
Have you ever wondered how a star is born? Or imagined seeing one explode into a supernova or disintegrate into a black hole. What if you could get close enough to the sun to see what's at its core?Contemplators of the world beyond can experience all this and more at "Bizarre Stars," the media show that opens today at the Davis Planetarium in the Maryland Science Center.Well, you can't actually see these things happen, but you can see them simulated on the planetarium's 50-foot-wide domed ceiling that will be transformed into a sky full of stars with the flick of a switch.
NEWS
By Chicago Tribune | November 11, 1993
MANASSAS, Va. -- Whether it provokes people to laugh, fume or cringe, "The Case of the Severed Penis" already is much more than the story of one relationship gone awry. It has become a bizarre symbol of sexual tensions in the 1990s.The fight between John Wayne Bobbitt, 26, and his estranged wife, Lorena Bobbitt, 24, reverberates with ultimate sexual fears and revenge fantasies.Today, few television viewers or newspaper readers in the United States or elsewhere will be unaware that a jury of nine women and three men acquitted John Bobbitt of marital sexual assault -- the equivalent of rape.
NEWS
By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Staff Writer | February 26, 1993
A Circuit Court judge yesterday ordered that a 30-year-old Mayo man prone to courtroom outbursts undergo a psychiatric evaluation to determine if he is competent to stand trial on breaking and entering charges.Stephen C. Lamm, who is homeless, will be sent to Crownsville State Hospital for psychiatric tests. He was arrested Oct. 6 after he was found lying on a mattress in a second-floor bedroom in an unlocked home in Mayo that was being remodeled.The evaluation was requested yesterday by Assistant State's Attorney Warren W. Davis III, who noted that in previous court proceedings Mr. Lamm has "exhibited very, very bizarre behavior."
FEATURES
February 26, 2007
"Maybe he wants to be a movie star." Anna Nicole Smith's mother Virgie Arthur on the bizarre and blubbering antics of Circuit Judge Larry Seidlin.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Pakenham | February 22, 2004
The Strange Case of the Walking Corpse: A Chronicle of Medical Mysteries, Curious Remedies, and Bizarre but True Healing Folklore, by Nancy Butcher. Avery. 200 pages. $13.95. Butcher, an experienced medical writer, has plodded and poked through hundreds of medical texts, arcane encyclopedias, journal articles, Web sites, government publications and historic curiosities to pull together this enchanting -- if often disturbing -- cornucopia of weird physiological phenomena. Yes, there is a recorded syndrome called "walking corpse" -- also designated as Cotard Syndrome, delusional nihilism and other quaint manners of describing the affliction that leaves sufferers convinced that they are, in fact, dead.
FEATURES
By Stephen Kiehl and Stephen Kiehl,SUN REPORTER | September 12, 2007
John Flansburgh is hazy on the finer points of They Might Be Giants, the enduringly bizarre, hyper-literate pop band he co-founded 25 years ago. How many records has They Might Be Giants sold? "No idea." If you go They Might Be Giants performs at Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place. Doors open at 7 tonight. Tickets are $22. Call 410-244-1131 or go to ramsheadlive.com.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2013
That's a relief. The last time a Travel Channel food show featured Baltimore, everyone was royally annoyed. But Andrew Zimmern's “Bizarre Foods America” show has a different agenda than Anthony Bourdain's “No Reservations,” which baked Baltimore into an unsavory “Rust-Belt” pie back in 2009. Baltimore came across better, and more accurately, on the Baltimore and Chesapeake Bay episode of “Bizarre Foods” that premiered on Monday. “Bizarre Foods” works so well because Zimmern is genuinely interested in what he's experiencing but also sensitive to a city's feelings.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2013
The cuisine and restaurants of Baltimore are getting another turn in the national spotlight. The March 25 episode of "Bizarre Foods America with Andrew Zimmern" features Baltimore and the Chesapeake Bay. The last time Baltimore was the subject of a Travel Channel food show was in July 2009, when Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservations" took viewers into a gritty side of the city. Not all Baltimoreans were pleased with how the city came across. Zimmern's affable style is different from Bourdain's, but don't expect a chamber of commerce-style slide show.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2013
The "Bizarre Foods America with Andrew Zimmern" episode featuring Baltimore will air on Monday, March 25 at 9 p.m. on the Travel Channel. Here is the episode synopsis from the Travel Channel: " There's a long line of tradition on the menu when Andrew Zimmern visits Baltimore and the Chesapeake Bay.  From learning how to skin a muskrat from a local champion, to hauling in pots of fresh eels, to selling produce from a horse-drawn carriage,...
ENTERTAINMENT
By Ericka Alston | February 1, 2013
Tonight, "American Idol" arrived in Oklahoma City, the home of our very own Carrie Underwood. Surely after last night's show and being in a town that produced the likes of the country superstar, this town must be bustling with talent. Right? Not so much. Oh folks, it was a long night. First up: Karl, who sang the James Brown classic "I Feel Good" and threw in some classic James Brown moves. Voice? Mediocre. Ticket to Hollywood? Yes. Why? I haven't a clue and Karl would not be the only golden ticket recipient that left us speechless tonight.
SPORTS
By Chris Korman | January 29, 2013
In a story that includes the phrase "he asks between squirts of deer antler," Sports Illustrated brings the fascinating story of two men aggressively marketing a line of health care supplements -- hologram stickers, the aforementioned deer antler spray, powders, underwear drenched in liquid (seriously) -- to college and pro athletes. The company's name explains the concept: S.W.A.T.S., which stands for Sports with Alternatives to Steroids. At the center of the story is none other than Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, who is in New Orleans preparing to play the final game of his NFL career on Sunday.
SPORTS
By Arda Ocal | January 22, 2013
As Sheamus walked down the RAW ramp to follow John Cena, he called Cena's promo "bizarre. " That it was. It did seem like Cena was at his most loose and comfortable, being goofy and interacting with the fans, talking about people's Sunday mornings and afternoons. What confused me was that this was among the very last images we saw six days before the Royal Rumble -- though the segment was saved by a locker room brawl in the ring, setting up the Royal Rumble match. I can't help but think of John Cena the campy, goofy joker vs. John Cena, the serious Superstar with a point to make.
ENTERTAINMENT
By [LAKAIIA WILLIAMS] | November 9, 2006
What's the point? -- Visit this site to be taken on an adventure with Dean Brooks. The adventure log is his weekly diary of feelings, opinions and the things that really bake his noodle. Overall, the blog is a chance to escape to a world so bizarre that your really bad day becomes a great day. What to look for --Look for The School Predator, a story by Brooks that is posted by chapter, so it keeps you wondering what happens next. There are also articles, reviews, commentaries and kids' lit, all by Brooks.
NEWS
Lionel Foster | January 3, 2013
A few months ago, during my first trip to Houston, I did what anyone whose knowledge of Texas is defined almost entirely by movies and television might do. I bought cowboy boots from a man with a handlebar mustache, went to a honky tonk, got thrown off a mechanical bull and mastered the "Boot Scootin' Boogie. " If I hadn't gone back to Texas last week, this story might have ended right about there, but during my second trip, with my cowboy itch already thoroughly scratched, I paid closer attention.
NEWS
By Jules Witcover | September 17, 2012
Its candidate having blundered into unfamiliar foreign-policy territory by accusing President Barack Obama of apologizing in the current Mideast crisis, the Romney campaign has now bizarrely compounded the political misstep by throwing more fuel on the fire. Rich Williamson, a foreign affairs adviser to Mitt Romney who also served Presidents Reagan and both Bushes, was wheeled out Thursday to suggest that if his candidate had been in the Oval Office at the time of the embassy protests and attacks that killed U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens in Libya, they might not have occurred.
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