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By Richard Reeves | March 27, 1992
Los Angeles -- IT HAS been quite a while since anything political shook me as much as the television and newspaper pictures of Bill Clinton taking a break from his non-stop campaigning by getting in a few holes at the Country Club of Little Rock. The segregated Country Club of Little Rock, with 500 members, all white. So it seems with Clinton and Bush, we are right back where we started from 30 years ago: two white guys deciding which country club gets the 1992 White Man's Burden Leadership Cup."
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By Rebecca Huppman and The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2014
You've flipped through the magazines, you've set up wedding boards on Pinterest -- and you've maybe even watched a wedding reality show or two (it's OK; we all do it). Four months after my big day, I'm here to give you the rundown on the things that no one will tell you about getting your big day together. You can't do it all It's OK to ask for help. In fact, it's necessary for your sanity. My crafty crew helped with everything from making chocolate-covered pretzels and hand-painting table numbers to constructing paper flowers and tracking down 6-inch white, unscented pillar candles.
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By SUSAN REIMER | December 21, 2004
THE HOLIDAY packaging of the hugely successful Bratz dolls, which includes a blind date story line pitched to girls as young as 6, has caused some of us to rethink any issues we had with good old Barbie and all her body image baggage. Jade, Yasmin or Nevra, the multiracial fashion dolls who come dressed like, well, like prostitutes, are packaged this season with one of the Bratz Boyz, whose identity is hidden until your 6- to 10-year-old opens the box. Manufacturer MGA Entertainment says this about the toy: "It's a night you're sure to never forget as you share a first date with the Bratz and the Bratz Boyz as they laugh over a midnight smoothie, slow dance under a full moon, and find themselves getting closer than ever as they walk the fine line between friendship and love."
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | December 25, 2013
Pamela Becker, a graphics design production manager and artist, died of cancer Dec. 17 at her Owings Mills home. She was 64. Born Pamela Joyce Brown in Baltimore, she was the daughter of Henry Brown, who owned a jewelry distributorship, and his wife, Rosalyn Laskin Brown, an accountant at that business. She was raised on Hayward Avenue in Pimlico and later lived in Pikesville. She was a 1967 graduate of Pikesville High School, where she played lacrosse. She earned an associate's degree from Catonsville Community College.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Molly Knight and Molly Knight,Sun Staff | November 3, 2002
Those who think the tossing of the bride's bouquet is nothing more than a time-honored tradition haven't heard the story of Danielle Brown. Danielle had been to dozens of weddings. And dozens of times, she had stood in a group of single ladies, all clambering to catch the flowers that signal a trip down the aisle. Never had she caught them. Then, last March, her luck changed. At a friend's wedding in Baltimore, Danielle again found herself in a scramble of satin dresses. Again, she reached out her arms and held her breath.
SPORTS
By Bill Ordine and Bill Ordine,bill.ordine@baltsun.com | April 19, 2009
A little country music, a big helping of sunshine and a couple of hard-charging fillies ushered in the Pimlico Race Course season Saturday. Blind Date, a 3-year-old filly who was in eighth place at one point in the $50,000 Hookedonthefeelin Stakes, came flying from the outside in the stretch to dash to a 1 3/4 -length victory for her third win in four outings. And after a "halftime" concert by country singer Darryl Worley, Princess Nyla, a 4-year-old filly, bolted in front at the top of the stretch to post a 4 3/4 -length win for local trainer Chris Grove in the 1 1/6 -mile, $50,000 Geisha Stakes.
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By Annie Linskey and Annie Linskey,SUN STAFF | January 16, 2004
Keith Kormanik, dumped by Meredith Phillips Wednesday night on the premiere of ABC's new season of The Bachelorette, is disappointed and a little bit angry. Not about his quick exit, but by how he was portrayed on the show. "They made me look like a jerk. I'm really disappointed with ABC," said Kormanik, who watched the hour-long program Wednesday night for the first time at Roy's restaurant in downtown Baltimore with friends. Kormanik charged that his words were twisted by the producers of the show to make him look unappealing.
FEATURES
By MARYANN JAMES | May 5, 2007
Dating is a lot of fun, but it's also really, really confusing. When we are left to our own devices, things can get ugly -- and I'm not talking about the blind date you met online. But there's strength in numbers. So let's band together (with me as your guide) and talk about the hilarity and insanity that is the Baltimore dating scene. Next week on Baltamour: We all know the fake-up. You've broken up and gotten back together so many times that your friends have lost count. Tell us your stories at baltimoresun.
SPORTS
By Ken Rosenthal | September 17, 1991
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Sean Landeta is getting married. It's the final blow.Juicy sports gossip is virtually nonexistent these days, except when someone gets indicted, suspended or sued. But in his heyday, Landeta was a one-man National Enquirer. The original playboy punter.He got Donna Rice's phone number before Gary Hart. He dated Marla Maples before Donald Trump. He charmed fashion models and centerfolds, and now he's marrying Pamela Schmidt, a former paralegal from Long Island he swears is "the prettiest of them all."
SPORTS
By From Sun staff and news services | August 23, 2009
Colleges Offense, defense make big plays in Towson scrimmage With two weeks remaining before Towson's season opener at Northwestern, coach Rob Ambrose and his staff conducted the longest and most intense scrimmage of the preseason Saturday at Johnny Unitas Stadium. A number of big plays highlighted the 130-play scrimmage that lasted more than two hours. At times, the offense moved the ball well. At other times, the defense dominated. The Tigers defense intercepted five passes and recovered a fumble for a touchdown.
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By From Sun staff and news services | August 23, 2009
Colleges Offense, defense make big plays in Towson scrimmage With two weeks remaining before Towson's season opener at Northwestern, coach Rob Ambrose and his staff conducted the longest and most intense scrimmage of the preseason Saturday at Johnny Unitas Stadium. A number of big plays highlighted the 130-play scrimmage that lasted more than two hours. At times, the offense moved the ball well. At other times, the defense dominated. The Tigers defense intercepted five passes and recovered a fumble for a touchdown.
SPORTS
By Bill Ordine and Bill Ordine,bill.ordine@baltsun.com | April 19, 2009
A little country music, a big helping of sunshine and a couple of hard-charging fillies ushered in the Pimlico Race Course season Saturday. Blind Date, a 3-year-old filly who was in eighth place at one point in the $50,000 Hookedonthefeelin Stakes, came flying from the outside in the stretch to dash to a 1 3/4 -length victory for her third win in four outings. And after a "halftime" concert by country singer Darryl Worley, Princess Nyla, a 4-year-old filly, bolted in front at the top of the stretch to post a 4 3/4 -length win for local trainer Chris Grove in the 1 1/6 -mile, $50,000 Geisha Stakes.
NEWS
By Tanika White and Tanika White,Sun reporter | December 9, 2007
Renee Samuels and Nikia Knox talked online for weeks and went out on a first date this fall. Jessica Leshnoff and Janelle Erlichman Diamond were set up by a mutual friend and met for the first time two years ago over steaming cups of coffee. None of these women found a love connection. But there's no need for pity here. None was looking for love in the first place; the goal was to make friends. "I was nervous because I had never been on a `friend date' before," says Leshnoff, 29, a communications specialist for Maryland Public Television.
FEATURES
By MARYANN JAMES | May 5, 2007
Dating is a lot of fun, but it's also really, really confusing. When we are left to our own devices, things can get ugly -- and I'm not talking about the blind date you met online. But there's strength in numbers. So let's band together (with me as your guide) and talk about the hilarity and insanity that is the Baltimore dating scene. Next week on Baltamour: We all know the fake-up. You've broken up and gotten back together so many times that your friends have lost count. Tell us your stories at baltimoresun.
SPORTS
By PETER SCHMUCK | March 30, 2007
If you miss Jose Canseco - and, really, who doesn't at this point? - for the small fee of $9.99 and airfare to Los Angeles, you can compete for a chance to spend a dream day with Jose and possibly win one of his prized baseball possessions. Even better, the whole thing will be captured by camera crews for a new reality show starring Jose and the handful of fans who come up with the most imaginative and outrageous ideas for their day with the Prince of Performance Enhancement. My first reaction to this was that Jose had reached a pathetic new low, which is no small task.
NEWS
By BRENT JONES and BRENT JONES,SUN REPORTER | April 22, 2006
For Lewis Okafor, approaching a stranger, striking up a conversation and being part of an unconventional blind date surrounded by hundreds proved to be rather easy. "I'm a people person," the Johns Hopkins University freshman said. Good thing for his date, Laura Perazzoli, a fellow freshman. Awkward silences and stares off into space were nonexistent, and both agreed that their date, after 30 minutes at least, was a success. The students, wearing cardboard No. 13's around their respective necks, were part of an attempt last night to break the Guinness Book of World Records mark for most simultaneous blind dates.
FEATURES
By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | July 13, 2001
LOS ANGELES - Syndicated television this fall is shaping up as the industry's dead zone. There's such a drought of compelling new ideas, the best hope for a breakout show rests on the uneven shoulders of Partridge Family bad boy Danny Bonaduce. The nation's television critics this week received a preview of a handful of syndicated programs that will make their debuts this September, and the lineup has an unfortunate aura of deja vu with old game shows, reality dating programs and talk shows dominating the offerings that will round out local stations' daytime and early evening schedules.
NEWS
By MARY JOHNSON and MARY JOHNSON,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 3, 2006
Those who have seen the 1967 Jane Fonda-Robert Redford movie Barefoot in the Park should find the current Bay Theatre production comfortably familiar and funnier than remembered. Written in 1963, this is the second play by Neil Simon, who went on to become one of the most successful playwrights in history, winning more Oscar and Tony nominations than any other writer and the only playwright to have four Broadway productions running simultaneously. As in many of Simon's plays, Barefoot is set in New York and draws on the playwright's life experiences, here the story of his life with his first wife, Joan.
NEWS
By MARY JOHNSON and MARY JOHNSON,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 3, 2006
Those who have seen the 1967 Jane Fonda-Robert Redford movie Barefoot in the Park should find the current Bay Theatre production comfortably familiar and funnier than remembered. Written in 1963, this is the second play by Neil Simon, who went on to become one of the most successful playwrights in history, winning more Oscar and Tony nominations than any other writer and the only playwright to have four Broadway productions running simultaneously. As in many of Simon's plays, Barefoot is set in New York and draws on the playwright's life experiences, here the story of his life with his first wife, Joan.
FEATURES
By SUSAN REIMER | December 21, 2004
THE HOLIDAY packaging of the hugely successful Bratz dolls, which includes a blind date story line pitched to girls as young as 6, has caused some of us to rethink any issues we had with good old Barbie and all her body image baggage. Jade, Yasmin or Nevra, the multiracial fashion dolls who come dressed like, well, like prostitutes, are packaged this season with one of the Bratz Boyz, whose identity is hidden until your 6- to 10-year-old opens the box. Manufacturer MGA Entertainment says this about the toy: "It's a night you're sure to never forget as you share a first date with the Bratz and the Bratz Boyz as they laugh over a midnight smoothie, slow dance under a full moon, and find themselves getting closer than ever as they walk the fine line between friendship and love."
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